You can’t see what you don’t have a frame of reference for

In my recent talk at the LFI conference, I referenced this quote from Karl Weick:

Quote from Karl E. Weick: "Seeing what one believs and not seeing that for which one has no beliefs are central to sensemaking".

I was reminded of that quote when reading a piece by the journalist Yair Rosenberg:

Rosenberg notes that this particular story hasn’t gotten much widespread press, and his theory is that the attacks, as well as other uncovered antisemitic events, don’t fit neatly into the established narrative frames of reference.

Such is the problem with events that don’t fit neatly into a bucket: we can’t discuss them effectively because they don’t fit into one of our pre-existing categories.

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