we love nudging things

15 Dec

RISK OFFENSE – By Hugh MacLeod

Not much happens when you’re trying to make everyone happy, as Lenin is often credited with saying: “If you want to make an omelet, must be willing to break a few eggs.

People tend to overreact these days when they are confronted with ideas that they find objectionable. Paradoxically, it is only those ideas that push the boundaries and wind up effecting change.

We are trained not to offend, to be politically correct, and not to disrupt the status quo.

The next time you hear an idea that offends, or to which you immediately answer in the negative, stop and think about ‘what if’ and see if there is a way that idea could make sense.

Pushing the edges is what nudges progress.

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