Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Ironic Cycles in Fast Times

I was thinking about complaining about how short attention spans are.  Mostly, it was about how people try to find out the answers from a few words, spoken off-hand.  Intellectual sloth being manifested in impatience annoys everyone, even those of us who probably do it ourselves.

But, I'm not going to complain.  People are required to make those rash decisions.  Everyone is instantly connected.  It's just expected to be capable of flinging out uneducated opinions.  

The issue is really the irony of holding anyone accountable for the off-hand, short-sighted opinion they were forced to make, usually by the ones holding them accountable.  Instead of asking for clarification, giving the required data to educate, or allowing the person to restate it, they're attacked.  Most people will recognize an error and try to correct it.  Not allowing that to happen just ensures that more errors will occur.  It becomes a vicious cycle where no one, and everyone, is to blame.