‘Let us all follow my plan. Or else, do whatever you want – I don’t care anymore.’
We call such behaviour childish. It stems from being able to see the world in merely two binary shades – my way or NOT my way. Yet, most situations have several shades – not merely two. The more shades you can see, the deeper your understanding of reality.
Having a nuanced perspective comes with learning and experience – that is why a toddler is disappointed when her dad refuses to play with her at 5 AM. She is unable to understand the trade-offs that he has to make to realize her wish.
When you are pissed off about not having your way, have you overlooked some nuance?
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“If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”
― CEO of Netscape
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Hahaha! Precious – was this Marc Andreeson? Or Horowitz?
I think this was Jim barksdale. Way back in the day..