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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Macro impacts micro responses

Macro impacts and impositions can be muted through multitude of  micro responses and vice versa- a sort of logical obverse.

Passive fatalistic acceptance or excessive pessimism are infectious diseases which cause more harm.

Evolutionary aspects emerge irrespective of anything anyone may wish or do or do not do.

However, there are also human interventions and participations.

They manifest in the form of discoveries, inventions, philosophical questioning, debates, rational evaluations and a host of other responses, reactions, renewed volitions, re-volitions etc.

Incidentally, the age of mass violent revolutions have gradually reduced.

The world, as it is today, has enabled more number of people to participate actively and respond ( whether reasonable or not is relative) due to fast transmission of more information and data, thanks to affordable and user- friendly technologies.

Resorting to over philosophizing generalizations or passive fatalistic acceptance that things will eventually even out are tantamount to recoiling into noncommittal cautiousness or a manifestation of a tentativeness bordering on excessive pessimistic dismissal of every change.

This will only embolden the peddlers of misinformation and perpetuate lies and lawlessness or in some cases, petrify the status quo.

Issues no more have just two sides but a multitude of options besides, beyond, above and away from those two sides.

The inevitable strides of human civilization is towards cosmopolitanism, obviously with certain compromises at its own peril.

It was because of active reactions and responses that many barbaric practices in many places and traditions were removed and progresses made.

For example slavery got abolished,  science made progress and social structures got modified to ensure that more people got better off and life became lot more easier and comfortable.

If one were to use more appropriate  modern terminology, these paradigm shifts are the result of entropy, evolution, information explosion, disruptive technologies and mutually beneficial financial and trade disciplines followed based on certain structures agreed upon by most of the stake holders.

All these happened because of responses, and not fatalistic passive acceptance of status quo waiting for some miracle to change things.

George Bernard Shaw said, "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man”

Thomas C. Schelling bring out the impact of multitude of micro actions, beliefs, motives etc on macro behavior in his well researched book 'Micro motives and Macro behavior'

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