If you ride New York City subways, you have probably come across Poetry in Motion, a noble attempt by the MTA to deliver us from Dr. Z. One of these missives really stuck with me:
“Out of the crooked timber of humanity, nothing entirely straight can be built.”
This quote came from Immanuel Kant. I had no idea what Kant meant when I read "The Critique of Pure Reason" in college, and I understand why I didn't know why then. Herr Kant was warning me about marketing data.
I know, again with the data. Stick with me. You might learn something. If not, you can at least tell people you read an impassioned exegesis of Kant today without really lying.