▼Arguing With Uninformed People▼
Arguing With Uninformed People
DON'T DO IT. ADOPT PROBLEM SENSITIVITY.
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Iyanla Vanzant drew laughter on Oprah when she said “If you see crazy coming, cross the street!” That's the funny side of Problem Sensitivity.
It's a transferable skill. And for those who perfect it, it/they saves lives, shields one from real messy situations, time-wasters or sideways people/detractors (having nothing positive to contribute to one's goals and dreams), and also, from unstable or dangerous people. So, let's define it.
Problem Sensitivity is the situationally aware and well-informed individual or professional's “ability to sense if something is wrong or if something is likely to go wrong. Law enforcement and correctional officers rely on this skill when patrolling neighborhoods or interacting with individuals. This skill involves the ability to sense that a situation is going to deteriorate or worsen, to recognize the symptoms of a physical problem requiring first aid, or to sense that an individual has a problem even if he or she insists that everything is all right”. So says the Florida CJBAT (i.e., Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) Tutorial, and I concur.
I'm tempted to go into Risk Management, which is googleable and has been addressed. But fundamentally, if you have a habit of thinking streetwise, then naturally, being street smart means you're currently, quietly watching the natural resource-rich Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute and increasingly violent protests in China fully aware — as opposed to wondering if you're safe — that you're not safe. That the smallest miscalculation among very nationalistic Chinese could find you on the receiving end of violence.
There are people out there who are well-connected; are affluent (whether legitimately earned or ill-gotten) or unemployed, loving it and ready for mischief because they have plenty of time on their hands; have great jobs, expensive so-called 'smartphones' and high-end gadgets and top upscale luxury goods and accessories including well-furnished homes, cars, and even pets they carry or treat as status symbols.
But unbeknownst to them, they're destitute. And by the way, the same applies to those who think of themselves as “Western” and therefore better or “more civilized”.
When you're truly powerful and secure within, and importantly have great vision, you find develop and continue growing by finding and rectifying fault within while stretching goals. Not by finding fault abroad, or in people you dislike or harbor grudges against. And the reward(s) of such 3-Dimensional or Extra Dimensional paradigm is more beautiful, fulfilling and far-reaching than even the music you hear in this blog.
Ask Apple. Or understand Toyota's success.
With good problem sensitivity, problem solving skills and vision, Steve Jobs upon returning to Apple having been previously fired, turned Apple around by first killing the culture of Apple employees' vindictive obsession with seeing Microsoft's demise through ruthless competition by impressing it upon them to remember instead and celebrate the great history or Apple. That' the China dis-ease as I see it today.
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