The Uncertainty Mindset 2019-2020

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Vaughn Tan22nd January 2021 at 2:01pm

Why something is worthwhile or useful, which must involve understanding the tradeoffs you're willing to make for it. Innovation and adaptability often require identifying new things that have value or new ways existing things can have value. This invariably requires exposure to uncertainty and failure, and is aided by realistic imagination. Our goals and preferences are driven by what we value—and it can be the case that conventional definitions of value are simply wrong or delusional.

See also: affordances, agathonicity, design, long-term view, negative capability, open-endedness, precautionary principle, preference uncertainty, productive discomfort, resource with no predefined form, stuff, style, surprise and delight.