I’ve often used F.Scott’s Fitzgerald’s line “the sign of a superior intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and retain the ability to function”
I think all constructs that we create to make life easier, and more “certain” decay, and decay in proportion to the dialogue to which they are subject.
Leads us on to anchoring, and what Margaret Heffernan terms “wilful blindness”
As a coach, I find holding clients suspended in the middle of the question pays real dividends, and only a few headaches.
So, let’s assume you’re right. What’s your heuristic for making a decision?