2021-03-30

what is "good"?

 

What do we mean by sustainability?


When something is sustainable, it becomes enduring, even persistent. Before there was much talk about sustainability, people would prefer any "good" condition to be enduring - be that individual affection, corporate profit, communal health or territorial peace.


So, what defines a "good", preferably long-lasting, condition? That is a value judgment. The value you and I place on health, wealth and freedom will differ.


To define sustainability, we need to agree on what is "good".

2021-02-16

how decisions happen

I've been reading about different perspectives on decision-making.


  • I'm a rational individual, I know my preferences, analyse every consequence and choose the best alternative.
  • Well, I haven't got the information or the time to make a perfect decision. Rationality is bounded.
  • I'm implementing my identity by deciding according to (the right) rules, at the right time, in the right fashion.
  • As a decision-maker I'm rarely alone. What happens in a team with conflicting identities and values?


To be continued...

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