"You have not converted a man because you have silenced him." - #John Morley
I am a naturally #curious person.
I like to learn, I like to improve.
What does being curios and suspicious mean?
It means you ask lots of questions and look for #definitive answers.
Debating is not answer-looking
I've been getting dragged into some #debates lately online and I really need to stop.
Is that ever productive?
The manager is not looking for answers. He wants the ump to see things his way.
The ump isn't trying to understand the managers perspective. They are simply debating. There is no answer-looking going on. There is no benchmarking, solution focused conversation taking place. #One person sees things one way. The other person sees things another way. And the are both convinced they are right.
Still interested in answers and solutions
I'm still interested in answers and solutions. I still want to learn. I'm just not interested in debating. It's not productive. Most people would rather #debate what they think they know instead of implementing what it is they do know.
Many people also love to debate minutiae.
Ramit #Sethi writes on his blog, Iwillteachyoutoberich.com:
- Don’t eat before you go to bed because fat doesn’t burn as efficiently
- If you cut your carb intake and raise your #protein level, you can lose lots of weight quickly
- If you eat fruit in the morning, it’s easy on your #digestive system and your #metabolism will speed up
I always laugh at these things because they’re so absurd. Maybe they’re correct, or maybe not, but that’s not really the point.
The point is that we love to debate #minutiae.
We love to debate details at the completely wrong level of analysis.
When it comes to weight loss, 99.99% of people only need to know 2 things: Eat healthier and exercise more. Only Olympic athletes need to know more.
People want to debate minutiae of it all. I don't.
I want answers and solutions. I want #productivity.
I don't want to hear opinions or guesses or theory.
I want to implement and get results.
Why do we love to debate minutiae?
As Ramit puts it,"...we feel like we really expressed ourselves, and it’s a good feeling. The problem is that the feeling is totally illusory when it comes to getting anything done."
Sounds to me like the opposite of being a Productivity Junkie.