Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Constantly Changing World
It occurs when you have a fixed orientation to approach a problem.
Many experts are frozen thinkers and cannot see beyond their mastered fields, often leading to embarrassing results.
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“What Sherlock Holmes offers isn’t just a way of solving a crime. It is an entire way of thinking."
"Holmes provides... an education in improving our faculty of mindful thought...
As it does so, we become less and less able to know or notice our own thought habits and more and more allow our minds to dictate our judgments and decisions, instead of the other way around.
Daniel Kahneman believes there are two systems for organizing and filtering knowledge:
To move from a System Watson- to a System Holmes-governed thinking takes mindfulness plus motivation.
Is a way of seeing the world as a series of interconnected and interdependent systems rather than lots of independent parts.
As a thinking tool, it seeks to oppose the reductioni...
...are sets of related components that work together in a particular environment to perform whatever functions are required to achieve the system's objective.
Society and people’s needs are changing, and individuality is a big part of our growth process and who we are. For those who are looking for more profound connections, commitment is necessary to...
To whom and how much you commit depends on internal and external circumstances. The key is to know yourself and to be honest to yourself and to others with whom you have a relationship with.
You may want to commit casually in some cases and more seriously in others. But if you find yourself wanting a stable and long-lasting relationship, then it is fundamental to make a stronger commitment as it adds to your resilience and respect for the other.
It takes a disciplined mind to focus on what the heart wants and to walk toward it. Once there, it still needs determination to keep it moving toward becoming stronger and stronger.
Keep your perspective and be realistic -- not idealistic -- with how the relationship evolves. You need to be flexible to be able to fit into this ever-changing world and to be able to truly commit to something of value to you.