Author of Why Are We Yelling? — a book about the art of productive disagreement. I run 750words.com. Previously product at Patreon, Slack, Twitter, and Amazon.
I think you’re on to something here and I wanna see if I can connect the dots. There are a lot of things that are commonly understood to be a bit tricky to acquire directly. Like happiness, or a high-functioning city plan, or a funny joke…
I like what you did with the different kinds of dragons. It’s helpful to think about how dragons can’t exist in a vacuum. Wicked problems aren’t intrinsically problematic. They are only wicked problems from a specific perspective. And I can now better understand why the “there is no single perspective that fully…
You’re referencing what I think is a common false choice that we find ourselves trapped in when we think about the relationship between hope and heroes. The Walking Dead is a good example of how this choice feels. We don’t like feeling hopeless and will of course choose to stop watching entertainment that reminds…
Thank you! I agree and found the same thing to be true. It’s a fascinating defense mechanism of motivated reasoning… it uses every piece of new information to hide blind spots in more clever ways. Getting around that is really tough.
I love the analogy to prisoner’s dilemma here and think “work harder” vs “chill” are perhaps a better metaphor to represent the dilemma than the original cooperate vs defect ever were. And even though I’m not a millennial I relate deeply to the concept of burnout, and have been through a couple cycles of it myself.
Louis Weeks, thank you for helping me understand your position a bit better. This is what I’m hearing, so correct me if I’m wrong: