The Thinking Ladder
If we are low on the Psych Spectrum, our Primitive Mind is in charge, which means:
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Today’s career landscape isn’t a lineup of tunnels, it’s a massive, impossibly complex, rapidly changing science laboratory.
Time. A typical career will take up somewhere between 20% and 60% of your meaningful adult time.
Quality of Life. Your career has a major effect on all your non-career hours.
Impact. Whatever shape your career path ends up taking, the world will be altered by it.
Identity. We tell people about our careers by telling them what we are.
We live in a time when all scientific knowledge (the safety of fluoride, vaccines, climate change, moon landing, etc.) faces coordinated and vehement resistance.
Our existence is invaded by science and technology as never before. For many of us, this brings comfort and rewards, but this existence is also more complicated and sometimes agitated.
Our lives are full of real and imaginary risks, and distinguishing between them isn’t easy. We have to be able to decide what to believe and how to act on that.
“Science is not a body of facts. Science is a method for deciding whether what we choose to believe has a basis in the laws of nature or not.”
When people say “think outside the box”, the box is a frame, the traditional way of thinking about a problem. Going beyond this frame can lead to radically new or interesting ideas.
Getting out of the box means sticking with the problem longer, and looking at it from various sides to go beyond the obvious answer.
It takes effort, but the alternative is missing opportunities and perpetuating preventable inefficiencies.