Saturday, 19 February 2011

Right and wrong are situational: The Magic Of Metaphor

One of the books I'm currently reading is The Magic Of Metaphor by Nick Owen, I'm approaching the halfway mark and a few passages have stood out and I wanted to share them so here is one to start with.

This is from the section called Pacing and Leading.

Perceptual Positions
Right and wrong are situational.
In the appropriate situation, nothing is wrong.
Without the appropriate situation, nothing is right.
What is right in one case is not what is right in another.
What is wrong in one case is not what is wrong in another.
Primary source: Nick Hindley
General source: Taoist tradition

In the testing arena,in development and in life there are a lot of people and organisations who will state that you must do things this way, it has to be done that way and it should be done like this. All nonsense. Work out what works for you, try different things, experiment, get things wrong, get things right, who is to say what is right and what is wrong? They will both provide a learning experience, take the lesson and move on.

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