Principled Outcomes

By | Blog, Leadership

It is easy to be reflexively, and unthinkingly against the thing that the principled crowd is against, based on a quick, hot take that gets your dopamine and adrenaline going.

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It is much, much harder to engage with principled nuance, investigate the claim, determine the truth of the claim, avoid rushing to judgment, and, of course, put the action in historical context.

It is almost impossible to engage with principled nuance, investigate the claim, determine the truth of the claim, avoid rushing to judgment, and, of course, put the action in historical context, and to then disagree with the crowd’s conclusion about the truth—not the facts—of the claim anyway and take another, equally principled position on the opposite side of the argument.

The crowd eventually destroys you, and any allies you’ve brought along with you.

Sometimes, people who operate in this way are tagged as being “uncompromising.”

So be it.

In our digital age, principled destruction happens in front of our eyes, and thus publishing, independent of the dominant players in the social media-search media-advertising media complex becomes not only a responsibility but also a command.

Let those with eyes to read, ears to hear, and a mind to understand, understand.