Friday, September 17, 2010
6:45 PM. So – analysis needed. Very well. Help me to discover what aspects of myself – what strand-minds, I guess – are getting what payoffs from what situations.
Certainly you can see that asthma is a good excuse for not doing things you don’t want to do. Regardless whether you do use it, you always could use it.
An ace in the hole, an arrow in reserve.
Yes. Earlier in your life you found it much harder to say no. Now that you could say no, you don’t need this in reserve.
Does it make a difference if it’s there, if I never use it?
Sure! Because the theoretical chance that you might, persuades that particular robot that it is essential to its mission that asthma be in reserve. So, how can it let you or anyone cure it? It would lose its ability to perform as programmed.
Interesting. Fascinating, even. I can see that. So any half-forgotten or even never-conscious robots we have might be enough to prevent an effective consensus to change the rules. How do we get all the robots? Put out an APB?
Why not? That’s exactly what you do want. Only, maybe a staff meeting. Lay out the situation, say that you propose to change the rules, ask who will be affected, hear any objections or problems, work out problems and leave with everyone on board.
Very interesting approach. It may even work.
Of course it will work. There isn’t any magic in any of this – except maybe in the results. There isn’t any one preferred format. Just accomplish a few stated things:
- Identify what you want to be rid of, or what you want to acquire.
- Get rooted in the feeling associated with the old pattern, so it isn’t just words.
- Find out what you can about where the patterns came from, what the payoff is.
- Update people’s files. Bring all aspects into a shared present-time mental space.
- Reiterate your clear intent and check to see who drag their heels.
- Address those problems, embracing the element itself.
- Go forth changed and see what surfaces next.
It isn’t complicated, unless you make it complicated.
I like the idea that maybe we don’t even need to know every element that entered into the old situation, but can cover the situation in a blanket matter.
Hey, we’re practical, here. You’ve heard and used the statement, “the best is the enemy of the good,” and “a thing worth doing is worth doing badly,” and “good enough for government work.” They are all saying the same thing: Good enough is good enough, and seeking for perfection may not only not be worth it, but may prevent real progress.
Well, I and my other friends thank you.
You thank us best when you apply what you know and whatever you have recently, theoretically, learned. That means we are not wasting our time.