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Friday, January 13, 2017

Facts and empty rants

Baseless allegations,  rants devoid of facts , imagined  victimhood  projections  are  popular past times  which pass for news  in certain media too.

So, most importantly we can avoid these usual traps while exploring the facts we must desist getting distracted by:-

1.Mutilating the facts,
2.Analyzing them with preconceived notions or prejudices,
3.Generalizing the particular and particularizing the general,
4.Approaching facts with unloving criticism or uncritical love,
5.Evaluating facts with our pet isms or philosophies,
6.Resorting to statistical justifications,
7.Unleashing unworkable utopia,
8.Mask them with logical fallacies,
9.Mute them in pleasant jargons, and
10.Give historical justifications
11.Comprehend with confirmation bias or pre conceived conclusions
12.Trying to over simplify the complicated and over complicate the simple factors/aspects.

On matters of evaluation I have studied, written a lot and experienced through bitter experiences in many spheres that life’s churning process [which includes all areas of  business as well]  is not that easy to decipher nor can we be assured of what it throws up but that does not mean that we have to be passive spectators or pusillanimous persons relying on conjectures and gamble without rules, plans, perspectives, methods, measures etc

John Adams says, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

Ayn Rand says, "We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.”

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