virus: Logical beliefs

Reed Konsler (
Wed, 28 May 1997 11:47:06 -0400 (EDT)

People are willing to sacrifice integrity for happiness.

David McFadzean

People try to maximize integrity and happiness, among
many other interests, in their lives. This is a complicated
juggle and people pursue diverse strategies. Some are
more succesful, depending on your standards, than others.
Standards seldom agree. People argue over the standards
and say things like "logical", "scientific", "moral", "good"
to pursuade one another. Perceptive people learn to
see beyond such labels and ask if the theories other people
peddle are useful, novel, efficient, or interesting. Eclectic
people accept theories from multiple sources, even
strange or disrepudible ones, and are willing to accept
half-baked ideas long enough to see if they will rise.
Reflective people continiously challenge their conceptions
and are willing to turn over old patterns of thought
for novel ones.

In my opinion:

People who are perceptive, eclectic, and reflective are
more effective than people who are logical, scientific
and moral.

Don't you wonder what I mean by effective? ;-)


Reed Konsler