Friday, November 29, 2013

Why Is It That So Few Key People Come To This Realization - Soon Enough to Matter?

(commentary posted by Roger Erickson)

So few.

Darwin, Gandhi, CH Douglas, Walter Shewhart, Marriner Eccles, WE Deming, John Boyd, Warren Mosler ... and yes, always a few others ... but seemingly always too few to trigger lasting change.
"Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position." Gandhi
And an entire policy bureaucracy - or culture, or religion, or ethnicity - that tries to maintain their Doctrine and/or Dogmas? Such bureaucracies vainly pursue consistency over adaptation ... and thereby consistently lead entire electorates, countries and cultures into untenable dead ends, from which not all return.

Why is constant, unpredictable options worth openly exploring such a novel concept for most of our citizens? This is NOT how past human "Context Nomads" spread out to successfully explore planet Earth. Why are we failing now? Because we are subtly failing to adequately develop our tens of millions of students?

There are incredibly few things every student must know, in order to help make a more perfect union.

Yet we struggle endlessly to select and transmit those few things.

Why? Perhaps, for most of us the following is a sad truth. We didn't get enough practice seeing the necessity for the noise?

Therefore "we," easily 99% of us, are incapable of easily teaching that skill to our own children?

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