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10 curses of the analytical thinker

Being a left-brain thinker can be an asset in the IT field. But as Alan Norton observes, it's not without its shortcomings.

The average person may envision IT as the home of the geek. I prefer to think of IT as the kingdom of the analytical thinker. Analytical thinkers, or left-brain thinkers, are straight-line thinkers. Logic, not emotion, rules in the land of the analytical. The very traits that make an analytical person poor with people make them good with computers. And that is perhaps why IT is loaded with socially inept information junkies who would prefer to hang out by themselves instead of attending a party.

I am a highly analytical person myself. This has served me well in my analyst/programmer jobs over the years. But I have also experienced the many downsides of being analytical. Perhaps you have experienced one or more of these curses of the analytical thinker yourself.

Note: This article is also available as a PDF download.

1: Information addict

Analytical thinkers just can't get enough information. They devour Web pages about everything from the weather to the latest high tech gadget. They are gluttons for online discussions, but they're more often lurkers than participants. They have voracious appetites for facts and figures of any kind. They head straight for the specs page when shopping for anything more technologically sophisticated than an alarm clock. The siren call of the Internet cries out, "Step right up to the buffet -- all the information you can eat for one low price".

I can understand how this behavior might be really annoying to a family member. Please understand it is natural for humans to seek after information -- just not as compulsively as the analytical thinker seeks it. Come to think of it, this propensity for information binging might explain the swelled heads of a few IT personnel I have encountered over the years.

2: Vacillatory

Most people see only one side of a controversial issue. Not the analytical thinker. To him, every issue has pros and cons. To him, the glass can be both half full and half empty at the same time. The analytical will inevitably be known as Dr. Doom to some and the eternal optimist to others. Being both a pessimist and an optimist gives the impression to friends that the analytical is wishy-washy, assuming he has any friends.

3: Indecisive

Because the analytical likes to gather as many facts as possible before making an informed decision, he may be perceived by others as being indecisive. The phrase "lead or get off the pot" could apply to the analytical manager who is so busy gathering information that he often overlooks the value of a quick, definitive decision.

4: Insensitive

I was once explaining parts of a client/server system to Mark, one of our mainframe guys. I pointed to the screen and said something like, "As you can see right here..." There was only one problem with that gesture and statement: Mark was totally blind. I was so embarrassed that I froze and said nothing. Had Mark been able to see he would have seen a flushed face with perspiration beginning to form at the hairline. This kind of "foot in mouth" behavior isn't that unusual for an analytical. I now realize that I should have had the courtesy to acknowledge my gaffe and apologize, but words failed me at the time. It may be more than 15 years late, but Mark please accept this apology for my insensitivity.

5: Habitual

"You want me to do what-- skip lunch? Are you kidding?" Missing lunch to complete some inane pet project for my manager was physically upsetting. My blood pressure rose. My stress hormones rose. Yes, I was angry. Stand well clear of a hypoglycemic logician when sustenance has been withheld!

It can be hard to for analyticals to break their habits. They prefer the predictable, daily routine and are resistant to change. A left-brain thinker may lack motivation when starting a new project, but once started, they are like a persistent bulldog working to complete the project. It's not that they can't accept change; analyticals would just prefer it not intrude upon their comfort zone

6: Socially inept

I once told a young lady who I was friends with that she was overweight. Well, she did ask. I never got a chance to tell her that it, the weight, was in all the right places. Analyticals take matters literally -- too literally. It is not the intention of the analytical to be critical but rather to provide an honest assessment, although it is almost always perceived as criticism. Unfortunately for the well-intentioned analytical, people don't like an "honest assessment" of their looks, behavior, general hygiene, or body fat index. The irony is that these socially oblivious, albeit honest assessors usually don't take criticism well themselves.

7: Skeptical

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time." Abraham Lincoln is supposed to have said this. Politicians, of all people, know that it's hard to fool a logical thinker. If you want to sell anything to left-brain thinkers, you'd better explain why they need it. An analytical needs facts, not feelings or persuasive platitudes.

If you are a manager trying to convince a team of programmers that a project can be completed two months ahead of schedule, you'd better come armed with facts to support how such a miracle can be achieved. The pushback you are almost certain to receive is a predictable response from the cynical analytical.

8: Poor marketers

The very thing that makes analyticals good product reviewers is what makes them poor at the sales pitch. They thoroughly and accurately note both the positive and negative attributes of the product they are reviewing. One of the important skills needed to land a job is self promotion. While others may exaggerate their positive traits, the analytical person does not. Stating that you prefer working with computers rather than people may be an honest and unbiased analysis but is perceived as a black mark by the interviewer. I know I am weak at promoting myself. I have worked at improving my marketing skills. But if I could get away with it, I would hire a marketing specialist for my next job interview!

9: Politically incorrect

When I write I try to address the very real possibility that there might actually be personages of the female persuasion reading my musings. I try to throw in at least one" he or she" in recognition of this. The truth is that I put readability ahead of political correctness. Right or wrong, I believe that including references to both genders is tedious for the patient reader. So ladies, please forgive my political incorrectness. I am indeed honored to have you as a guest.

10: Loners

We analyticals would rather spend time alone with a good book or movie than with people. It's not that we dislike people, per se. We just find them boring, uninspiring, and mundane. To the all seeing and all knowing analytical, the average person is like the emperor in the story "The Emperor's New Clothes"-- there's nothing there. I mean, really, when was the last time you found someone who wanted to discuss the theory of relativity or the law of diminishing marginal returns?

The bottom line

Sure, the analytical thinker can appear to be cold, insensitive, and logical, somewhat akin to the personality of Mr. Spock, but the world needs these attributes. After all, it would take only one analytical lemming to save the others from mythological disaster by telling his friends, "Hey guys, I don't think this cliff diving idea is so good after all."

Every curse is a blessing in disguise. Because analytical thinkers like information in tabular format, I give you the 10 blessings for the aforementioned curses:

Each curse can be viewed as a blessing.

Give your favorite analytical person a break the next time you want to scream at him. The characteristics you find so annoying do have positive benefits to society.

Author's Note:  While these traits may apply in part or in whole to me and other analytical people, we are all complex creatures. It is not my intention to imply that such a simplistic view applies to all analytical thinkers.

About

Alan Norton began using PCs in 1981, when they were called microcomputers. He has worked at companies like Hughes Aircraft and CSC, where he developed client/server-based applications. Alan is currently semi-retired and starting a new career as a wri...

457 comments
hiskid
hiskid

Being the analytical thinker that I am, I couldn't Ignore the fact that you apologized to the blind guy..... 

On a computer

WITH WORDS

rajaram0990
rajaram0990

I thought I was always introverted! This makes more sense now :)

JimmyRooney
JimmyRooney

I was amazed reading through this article and how much it described how I am. I am all the time way too analytical with my business, and always have to force myself to just make a decision and move on. Very good read!

mike.codding
mike.codding

I am still thinking about responding to this informative article; the first thing that hit me was this idea, there are 'degrees' in everything.

dcapadona
dcapadona

I would just like to point out that unless the glass is in a vacuum it would be completely full... even if only half was full of water... the other half of the glass would contain air so therefore--100% full of a substance. ---just say'n

mr_bandit
mr_bandit

I am pretty sure Mark did not mind the "as you can see". He knows he is blind. The fact you forgot about it is actually good. I have one hand. I also have a (ahem) second-hand shop filled with (ahem) off-handed puns. I need new glasses - I see two hands. When my wife starts piling stuff on me, I tell her "I only have two hands". I love it when folks forget - they see me && not the lack of the hand. (So far, though, nobody wants to join my club.... :( Otherwise, the list is pretty good. See "portrait of J Random Hacker" - just google it, and compare yourself to the profile.

GrandeMocha
GrandeMocha

Love this list. I've always thought I should say "Computer Nerd" when someone asks what I do. I make spreadsheets of pros and cons for big decisions.

albayaaabc
albayaaabc

why?when i was studying mastering in communication i found my self so close with the music so be nice to love around.

service
service

Reading this made me understand myself a little better, Great article, Thanks!

Dr_Zinj
Dr_Zinj

While they CAN lead in a pinch, and sometimes do a decent job of it; that's neither their area of strength or expertise. If you are an outstanding leader, manager, supervisor; it's odds on that you're not an analytical thinker. If you are an analytical thinker, and think you're an outstanding leader; I think it's highly likely you're suffering from an inflated sense of ability.

wompai
wompai

Omg, Alan! Are you my brother!?

gardoglee
gardoglee

As a right brained analytical thinker (yes, Mr. Norton, right brained people can think analytically), I think Mr. Norton missed several points in his analysis. However, that is only to be expected, since the greatest handicap of the left brainer is that they can seldom see that there might be something they are missing. Hubris, Mr. Norton.

ivoyhip
ivoyhip

The point "Politically incorrect" is the only point that I do not agree. I pay attention to political correctness. If I need to do it, I will do it. For example, I will not say "Merry X'mas" to strangers. On the other hand, it is so comfortable for me to say "Merry X'mas" to my extended family and family. (My family, my extended family, and I do not have any reglious.) Here is an additional point. In social networking, what to do is more fun than how to do them. For example, when I go out with friends for movies, I really care about the quality and content of the movies. If the movies suck, that will ruin my day even I am watch them with good friends. Moreover, I enjoy playing sports or broad games with friends because I like sports and broad games. I will feel bored for just chewing fat with friends.

Antediluvian Paladin
Antediluvian Paladin

I consider myself an analytical thinker but I'm not a victim of paralysis of analysis. Matter of fact I usually zero in on the logical conclusion. I once had a college professor tell me to shut up. It wasn???t that I was wrong or anything, she wanted the rest of the class to work out the logical progression for themselves.

lostexpat
lostexpat

I sent this to my girlfriend and jokingly said some of these points sound like me. She replied and said that she's never read a more accurate description of me ever. Darn.

VanierJ
VanierJ

I am not in the It business as per say but manager in high technological business. After reading the analysis, I found myself almost a copy cat of it. Make sure that make every effort will be made that the curses will be moved to the elssing perception. Thanks for th info JV

juliebeman
juliebeman

We can hear what we want to hear, ignore what we don't like, and wander off toward the horizon satisfied that we're just who we like to be, and that everything will be ok.

Shadeburst
Shadeburst

An analytical thinker will read an article like: http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/07/201171791639571583.html and instead of accepting the whole thing as "gospel," will challenge every statement. Then the analytical thinker will be able to formulate an opinion about the article and defend it. With a non-analytical thinker, reading it will probably result in hysteria, either anti-American or anti-Muslim.

lastchip
lastchip

Analytical thinkers perceive others as being thick if they can't hold a conversation at the same intellectual level. That's why, we don't suffer fools gladly, or at least, those we perceive as being fools. It's also probably why most of us have a complete disregard for human remains resources departments and political correctness does not even register. In fact, the day political correctness disappears, is the day we get back to sanity. And yes, I guess that makes me socially inept as well. The real problem is, if I'm honest, I don't care. I'd rather have a few close friends and colleagues that are on the same wavelength as me, rather than being surrounded by incompetent morons. I feel better for that :-)

l_e_cox
l_e_cox

Of course we all have strengths and weaknesses. But one can always work to improve on the weaker points. Finding a "pigeon hole" to live in could be considered safer, but you will give less to life and get less from it if you take this approach. People play a game of limiting their abilities in order to have reasons to fail. But this tendency can be overcome. We need people who are versatile and feel competent in a great variety of situations. Of course you can have a specialty, or several. But the demands of life are better met with a generalist approach. I am no paragon of success. But I feel I have benefited from from living a life of wide experience. I have written poetry and programs, performed music and tax audits, visited Moab and Manhattan. Life will test you. Sometimes you will pass and sometimes you will fail. Either way, you learn.

David Kahl
David Kahl

Parsing every little thing to death.

stephen.challis
stephen.challis

Many thanks for this insight, Alan. It's taken 54 years to find an accurate psychological profile of myself - it's great not only to understand myself at least, but to find that another human being understands not just how I tick, but why. My wife would wearily agree with every word you have written about me!

kimbaslair
kimbaslair

Great article, made me laugh - while most is true for me (except #6, probably 'cause I'm a Gemini) - I found that while #5 rings true as I get going meticulously on a project only to wheel around and find I have too many projects going at once. And since I'm always getting side-tracked w/info overload, it's very hard for me to complete any one of them..lol - but it does get done. I suppose as an ENFJ myself, maybe that's why I constantly play the "devil's advocate". B-/

bphardy
bphardy

Good afternoon to all. How are you all today? Blessed I trust. I loved the article. I would'nt necessarily respond if I didn't. The thing is that I believe this article is written from the social aspect and not a functional one. And if it is written from that aspect, then what is said even though they have some merit is totally useless. Everything about an analytic thinker is beautiful. Because he is able to analyze and research a problem instead of sitting there instead of saying "Well what will my coworkers or my boss think?" There is an old army saying "If something is stupid but it works it's not stupid." Fully I don't agree with the saying because there are a lot of stupid ideas out there that are destroying the world as we speak but the point is that they are working because someone used their brain power and knowledge to analyze the situation. So we can't look at things at how is my coworker or my boss is going to respond to my research or how it's going to appear. If there is a solution to be solved and you have the answer that you have researched. SPEAK UP!!! It could be the result between life and death of a project. Like for instance you said that a analytic thinker thinks of the pros and cons of a project. That's a beautiful aspect because they just don't see a solution they see what could go wrong. And the only problem you saw with this is the friends could appear wishy washy to them. This is not about friends as it is about the project that needs to be solved. And when you see that there is a pro and con to your solution then you know the solution but you also know the risks. One on the things that God blessed me with that I am I am a martial artist and I usually to teach people about descision I use a cute little lesson called the tiger and the dragon. I tell them that the tiger can only react but the dragon is able to react and respond. And I get the person to strike me. I block the blow. And I tell them that is the tiger. The tiger can only respond. And I tell them to strike again. And I block again. And I tell them that was the dragon. The dragon responds just like the tiger but where one way is blocked....I can always find another and I show them an exposed spot where my fist is already at where they were focusing more on the block. Point is where an analytic person just sees a con they see a pro. If I was designing a new design for a space shuttle I have to give the CEO the pros and con's of the rocket what it could accomplish and how it could be faster than any rocket but also what the risk are as far as having a rocket that fast. We just can't say. This rocket is going to be fast and greater than any rocket! And give not one possible risk or flaw about the rocket. That's fantasy land. It's looking at both sides of the coin. It's not wishy washy It's seeing EVERYTHING! So I think that it is a good article but I think this article is written more from a social aspect and not a functional one. Because that is in the end why we have jobs. Not to make friends but to get the job done. Comradere is good as far as office dynamic and able to work together, but in the end they hired YOU for a purpose and that was to better the workplace with your skills and also enhance the environment and did I mention making the company money? Friendship in the business world can't come close to that!! So analytic thinkers are beautiful people because they are their own persons which is dwindling in this society. True revolutionaries that are able to get out there and say I have an idea that just might solve this problem. The curse chart that was supplied. Every curse that was on there was written from a social perspective but the blessings are the things you should be looking at because the social dosen't matter hardly because your're maintaing the blessings in those areas from being an analytical thinker, then you will guarantees you three things that the social side of the curses can't give. Peace of mind that you are your own man, job security, and a bigger bank and chedder than the other guy. Welcome to surviving in the corporate world! Oh and by the way, there are people who like to discuss the theory of relativity or the law of diminishing marginal returns? You just have to...FIND THEM! Just like I found people that God blessed me to talk about interest about the bible and other topics. It all in God's hands and his provision. Thank you so much for letting me share. May God bless you all truly and greatly. Sincerely Yours, Blanton P. Hardy

mrlannigan
mrlannigan

@hiskid  And being the analytical thinker that I am, I couldn't ignore the fact that you have completely disregarded the existence of accessibility software (i.e. screen readers).

vxxcko
vxxcko

Well, in everyday language if you can't see it then ppl would consider it as it is empty. Wrong? yeah. Who cares? not many ppl. Why bother...

LalaReads
LalaReads

Personally, I never had the desire to be front and center, much better to be standing back in the wings. "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain."

LalaReads
LalaReads

Some would say I'm also right-brained (though I'd like to think it's more whole-brained ;-) ) and I'd love to know what points you would add. I had thrown out a few additional ones in a different post and I'm wondering if they mesh at all with what you're referring to. I think I had mentioned something about time management, black and white vs. gray, ability to verbalize thoughts, probably some others that I can't remember at the moment. This could get interesting! (edit - format)

ctrogers
ctrogers

One would think that with the comment "I think Mr. Norton missed several points in his analysis", there would be at least one example. Is this just a teaser to annoy those of us who like to be informed?

Alan Norton
Alan Norton

One thing I have learned during my short career here at TechRepublic is that when someone starts out "Mr. Norton" they aren't going to be sending any love my way. That's all right. All opinions are welcome and frankly there hasn't been enough representation from those who disagree with me.

Alan Norton
Alan Norton

Hello Julie. I prefer to think/hope that awareness and introspection can lead to positive change and self improvement.

Kammreiter
Kammreiter

So we deeply understand the sense and grieve of this resumee of the prophet of Islam: "It were the ignorant ones who broke my back".

Alan Norton
Alan Norton

Anyone or any group with an agenda often uses emotion manipulation to sway those sitting on the fence. For example, the site aforementioned uses the term "squirters" for bleeding human beings. You are absolutely right, analytical thinkers are extremely sensitive and aware of manipulation of any kind.

Alan Norton
Alan Norton

Common sense and analytical thinking seem to be losing to political correctness, selfish greed and the feel good solution. And the world gets crazier every day - or are my aging perceptions clouding reality?

bogdan
bogdan

and it is so damn difficult not to do it! :)

Alan Norton
Alan Norton

Hi Blanton It's no coincidence that the curses tend to be related to social interactions. Analytical thinkers are notoriously poor interacting with people. That's not to say that they can't change those curses into blessings as you say - but step one is awareness of one's curses.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

What if it's SF6 (sulfur hexaflouride)? What if it's xenon? In neither case would you want to drink from the glass...

gardoglee
gardoglee

There were two examples. First, the tendency of the left brained to analyze linearly, considering each item to be part of a single thread succession, and to therefore miss other threads which a right-brained, or as it is often described "parallel" thinker will see. And the second, although it is in no way limited to left or right brained, but rather tends to go with the analytical or"cognitive"as it is called on the Herrmann Brain Dominance scale (one of the measuring instruments for right-brained/left-brained cognitive/lambic pesonality characteristics) is that particular form of arrogance called "hubris". the second does not need so much to be pointed out since arrogance was included in the original posting. However, I did not see what I thought was a reference in the original article to the nrrow viewpoint, aka "blinders on" viewpoint which is far more typical of the left-brained analysis style than that of the right-brained. The cognitive/lambic dimension of the instrument seems to correspond more to analytical vs. non-analytical thinking, rather than left vs. right brained. Those scoring toward the cognitive side of the scale are symbol manipulators by nature which seems to be the real crux of the analytical type. There are some good discussions of this on the Herrmann site, as well as on others. And yes, I should not have tipped my hand by starting out "Mr. Norton". I'll try to avoid that next time, lest I start to sound like a bad parody of a school teacher.

juliebeman
juliebeman

Hi Alan, I agree with you. What I was pointing out is the human tendency to look at a list (Myers-Briggs profile, horoscope, tarot reading, fortune cookie fortune, whatever) and pick out what they like and ignore what they don't. I certainly said "Yay, me!" or "Oh no, not me at all," while reading the list, all the while feeling somewhat proud of (or smug about) my "yays." I happen to be an analytical thinker with a very satisfying, extroverted social life. I'm also a writer in the personal essay genre, which means exploring my interior life publicly when I publish. All that to say, aren't we wonderfully complex creatures? I love my species. Julie

lastchip
lastchip

The damage that political correctness has done and the costs that have been incurred as a result, are beyond question. The world is not only crazier, in many cases it is lazy, thoughtless and incompetent and those responsible are never taken to task. While technology has progressed beyond recognition in my lifetime, quality of life has in many respects deteriorated in direct opposition. And if you really stop and think about the root cause, it's more than likely you will conclude it's greed. You hit a real nerve with this one Alan - great stuff.

ctrogers
ctrogers

There hardly goes a day that someone says "Hi! how are you?" and then I have to remember to come up with a canned reply instead of suddenly attempting to analyze against a baseline my attitude and physical well being for that instant of time.

Kammreiter
Kammreiter

not seeing the forest because of the trees. Thinking must cover the purpose of any action. Not understanding the limit or the reason for a certain extent does not count for intelligence.

bphardy
bphardy

Dear Alan, Good evening to you. How are you this evening? Truly blessed I trust. Well it is not so much as social interactions it's kind of the jaded way the world looks so much at peer groups and social interactions and how to respond and what people think or won't think that that delimates the ability to really use your talent to think. Analytical thinkers are good interactionalists. You just have to be on the same level as them. As one doctor told me once as I was training him at the computer told me once. "Blanton you are going to have to break this down for me. It makes me no good if you are going to flood me with computer terminology. If I told you the periodontic structure dosen't fit the crown you of course wouldn't know what I was talking about." I understood that not because of the lingo. But because I just wasn't in his world as far as dentisty. So the curses are not even existent. At least to me. Those are things that society has created that's goes back to even high school and social cliques and who's in and who's out based on social interactions. Just concentrate and live in the blessings. I just live as I am as a God blessed scholar and an analytical thinker and of course break it down what I'm saying but don't worry about how it or I am percieved. That is why the world is such in a bad state right now. Because the world worries so much about how it's percieved their afraid to express themselves as God intended them to express themselves, partially because of how they are percieved when they begin to interact. Hey as I said just like about the example of talking to people about the theory of relativity or the law of diminishing marginal returns, you just got to FIND those people that speak and conversate on that same level as you. It's not that hard trust me! I guess the whole point is that the curses I'm not even trying in my job or life to repair or paying attention to, because ninety percent of these are social status requirements as far as acceptance in their group or in their circle and trying to do one of almost the worst things that people try to do nowadays that kills all creative and analytic thinking and expression, THEY TRY TO FIT IN!, I'm just living and working and building in the blessings. Because the blessings show exactly the uniqueness of the individual, and how his talents even though sometimes they may seem alone (Being alone isn't bad Samson killed 10,0000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, ALONE!) they have their own sense of self that they don't have to worry about how they are percieved. That in itself give you FREEDOM!! Thank you so much again for the article. May God bless you truly and totally! Sincerely Yours, Blanton P. Hardy

gardoglee
gardoglee

I also noted they are a for profit company and wondered about that. I first saw this instrument when we used it in a business school class which was covering how different people approach thinking and problem solving (much like the original posting in this thread) and how the different types could approach working together. The intent in that course was to explore how dfferent thinking styles can mesh together in a group and be more produtive through combined problem solving approaches. We also did the Myers-Briggs and other insturments. I think many of these analytical instruments started out as research, by then were monitized. As an aside, a somewhat stranger but interesting instrument was the Luscher Color Test which uses color preferences to try to determine various characteristics which also would fit into this discussion. Just in case you are interested. And yes, we all have these traits. They just bite each of us in slightly different ways, depending on the combination which makes up our individual personality. Life would be pretty dull if that were not the case.

ctrogers
ctrogers

@gardoglee Thank you for the informational reply! I did find some information on the Herrmann Brain Dominance scale at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herrmann_Brain_Dominance_Instrument . It does look rather interesting, but I noticed that they are a for-profit business, and that makes their neutrality seem suspect (to me). As far as arrogance, pride, and hubris, it seems to me that everyone has these traits -- just with different parts of their lives. Note: Just because I'm disagreeing doesn't mean you're wrong, merely that I'm not fully convinced.

LalaReads
LalaReads

I hinted at this in one of my posts, but did not do it justice. Thanks! I will have to check out the site you mentioned so I can become more versed in this topic. I love this article and the discussions it has spawned. It's great to see these traits put into words in a decently organization manner, to see there are others in the world with the same affliction ;-) , and to learn of additional resources to explore this topic further.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

I'm just not real sure about all those people... ;)

bphardy
bphardy

Thank you so much for the response. Well thank God this has started a fruitful discussion. Actually truth is information. Remember that Hosea said that My people have died for lack of knowledge. It's all how you use it. Samson left corpses and Jesus revived them but both of them had a power that couldn't be match. And that is our main mission to teach those who don't understand. Arrogant? It can be as you said if you keep it to yourself and don't share it when the opportunity arises (I've done that a couple of times) But thinkers just don't focus on the problem. At least REAL THINKERS don't As I said in the beginning they look at the pro's and cons of everything. They look at the pro's of the argument and also the cons of it because if we just looked at just the cons nothing would be done. If we just looked at the pro's and not the possible con's something we missed could happen and as the great Karate Do Expert Gichin Funakoshi once said "Accidents arise out of Negligence." But what we are suffering from is an extreme case of egotism and arrogancy and jadedness as noticed by the curses. And nobody with knowledge should cow down to what people think because that person just is on a higher level of knowledge of expertise. But we should break it down to people who don't know but not worry how it is outputed. But that is what our world has come to more concerned about the person who has intelligence and they are more concerned about image and how it's percieved over the intelligence and how one expresses it no matter what one thinks. It's a messed up world baby! May God bless you all and keep you all! Sincerely Yours, Blanton P. Hardy

Kammreiter
Kammreiter

Truth is more than just information I think. It is what you do and how you do (advise) makes it acceptable or not. Samson left corpses, Jesus revived them. If you understand a sense you may explain it so that another one can understand or you hide your knowledge in a tower of arrogance. You see the difference? It may appear arrogant what is not, and thinkers focus is often only the problem, not the people who have to deal with the sudden solutions to problems they could not deal with all the time before. Thats the reason why messengers are humans.