What We Know Versus What We Should Do

Experience shapes the way we think. If we lack experience we lack the visibility and depth that allows for more valuable and contrasting insight.

KNOWING MORE DOESN’T ALWAYS EQUATE TO THE BEST ANSWER.  What it does do however is build awareness and challenge the ways a majority of the people see something.

People wear blinders, naturally. They let their profession, education, and personal habits shape their perspective. More often than not once people reach a certain comfort level and expertise, they no longer search for further possibilities.

But there’s always more than one answer. The reason we exchange disparate ideas is to connect them in attempt to find the most holistic solution. And then we vote on a decision. That’s how democracy works, in theory.

If we can get in the habit of openness and the urge to learn while still harnessing what we know in our experience, we’ll make great strides in realizing the best approach for everybody.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.