> The curious thing was not that top decision makers -- medical professionals, firefighters, military commanders, and so on -- were making choices based on unexpected factors; it was that they did not seem to be making choices at all. They were contemplating the situation for a few moments and then just deciding, without considering the alternatives. Some were unable even to explain how they happened upon the course of action they actually took....I have had a load of scaffolders working for me this year and though i don't always have time to do it, it's good to watch them in the midst of the graft & momentum, because they will fall into a rhythm on a straightforward job and it does become a flow. I think most non-mechanical (or electrical, unless it's an install) trades will get into that zone where you're accessing the recess of your psyche and conscious action becomes instinctual rhythm
I am starting to take this seriously and it is terrifying meStrong and IMO correct take
I think there is a certain hermeneutics of suspicion where you see verbal production and with its verbal consciousness as pure propaganda (in many different mediums and contexts) for the thinker/speaker—here, one's actual motivations and actions are only loosely coupled to the verbal, insofar as the verbal must plausibly justify/explain/narrativize the actor
What do you make of this? Is it too far? Is it too paranoid?