MY THOUGHTS (1 / 42)
"But not every action nor every passion admits of a mean; for some have names that already imply badness, e.g. spite, shamelessness, envy, and in the case of actions adultery, theft, murder; for all of these and suchlike things imply by their names that they are themselves bad, and not the excesses or deficiencies of them. It is not possible, then, ever to be right with regard to them; one must always be wrong. Nor does goodness or badness with regard to such things depend on committing adultery with the right woman, at the right time, and in the right way, but simply to do any of them is to go wrong."
—Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle
Aristotle does not see the merit in doing a wrong action that may lead to a positive outcome, which leads me to believe that most people do not consider "bad" decisions that may ultimately turn out to have a positive outcome.
I've done a lot of exploration into "bad" decisions... and there are good things to be had from them.
Where to begin?
Behaviorally, but not ideologically.
But he is behaviorally.
Two philosophical problems with the idea of learning from a mistake.
Truth is just an ideal.
The difference between experiential and conceptual learning.
It means to lose control, to be compelled to act despite oneself.
The world is topsy-turvy, therefore ways of helping it ideologically are topsy-turvy too.
Real creation that benefits humanity happens alone at first.
Making stressful decisions can lead to happiness; peace of mind is the aftermath of moral tension.
We need to re-examine our ideas about love in order to make the world a better place.
A short story with hints of borderline and projection.
How you feel about it is important.
An analogy for life.
A passive pursuit is not a pursuit at all.
The reason why Elon is a utopian anarchist-socialist-capitalist.
We're idiots because we're hypocrites digging our own graves.
Dualism is a lie.
Kids should learn to decide for themselves.
"Without art, he insists, shirking no personal or collective horrors, we do not know ourselves or anyone else. Only art penetrates what pride, passion, intelligence and habit erect on all sides - the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which, without art, we can't receive. Proust calls these hints our "true impressions." The true impressions, our persistent intuitions, will, without art, be hidden from us and we will be left with nothing but a "terminology for practical ends which we falsely call life."
: —Saul Bellow, Nobel Laureate Speech, Source.