Pleasing everyone, all the time

It’s impossible to cater for everyone, especially in contexts that are focused on individual preference. Aiming to do so is the right thing, though there comes a point where a decision must be made on the best compromise. I don’t like to compromise, though there may be no better way when there are finite resources or opportunities. Where compromise is made, we must be conscious … Continue reading Pleasing everyone, all the time

The pursuit of truth

While reading earlier I was struck by “the instrumental value of democracy is conditional on the electorate’s commitment to the pursuit of truth”. It had me reflecting on how much we’re prone to favouring what we want to hear. If we do seek truth, it’s often subjective and based on anecdotes. Not objective, and buttressed with evidence. Daniel Kahneman’s cognitive bias work showed how readily … Continue reading The pursuit of truth