Acting with Thought and Feeling

by Evan on 2016/11/28

 

My last post was about thinking and feeling deeply before acting. A friend pointed out that this would lead to people acting in their usual ways, and this could be a problem. I entirely agree.

For instance,
bureaucracy doesn’t deal with complexity; when it comes across a complex problem the tendency is to add another category.
Management may not respect people; so we tweak the particular system of management or advise the manager.
We don’t like a political result so pursue the usual political and lobbying strategies.
We don’t like how a relationship is going, so do more of the way we have been relating (being emotional or unemotional, analytical or not thought out and so on).

Sometimes the way we do what we do can be a problem (sometimes a very big problem).

 

What to do?
I’d like to put it this way. Instead of thinking deeply, feeling deeply and then acting: think deeply, feel deeply, then act with thoughtfulness and feeling.

What does this mean in practise? It can mean lots of different things. [click to continue…]

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