Following Mao’s example in identifying three problems and then addressing each in turn, I have been pondering three traps of the intellectual life.
1. Institutional thinking. 228 more words
Donella Meadows incorporates many apt quotes in her book, Thinking in Systems: A Primer, but this one in particular resonates with me. Essentially, Meadows’ book picks up the cause of reforming our society’s frame of thinking from a linear to systemic process, and in just a few sentences, Pirsig elegantly boils the whole argument down for us: we too often blame the elements and ignore the cause. 145 more words