initial observation definition
I’ve been asked this question a lot lately, and I decided to do my best to define what I think this means. I’ll start with something that I think is fairly common when asked this question, and then I’ll expand on that.
When we hear the word “initial observation,” we don’t think of something being “initial.” We think of something starting out and becoming “final.” The most common example of this would be someone walking up to a window and saying, “I’m a police officer.” However, this is not the case.
The word initial can have multiple meanings. The word refers to the first time something is introduced to the world. As in: “im the first to arrive”, “im the first to drive my car”, etc. In this case, initial would be the initial point of introduction. For the purposes of this definition, the word initial can also refer to the first time something is introduced that is not the final point in the story.
The fact is that we don’t often stop and think about why we take certain actions. We just get on with the business of living. However, we can’t avoid the fact that we don’t always act in a way that is rational. For instance, we might sometimes avoid going to the doctor by waiting until we are sick enough to be at risk of being given an injection. Other people might occasionally take more than we should, but that’s not necessarily because they are evil.
Sometimes we don’t act in the manner that is rational, but it doesn’t mean that we are wrong. Sometimes we act in the manner that is rational because we just want to get something out of it.
In the spirit of the book, we don’t give up and go for it. When we do, it means we take it very seriously, and I for one am willing to admit I don’t see that as a very good thing.
I think part of that is that we’re scared not to take it seriously. We dont want to be labeled a “bad person” because we take the risks and we get the results. But I also think that we like to be the “good” person in the story. We can do things because we want to, but we have to be willing to sacrifice, be willing to suffer, and ultimately to go out fighting. That is the mark of the good person.
I’m not sure if I want to be the bad person.
I think that it is good that people are willing to take a risk in order to change something they find valuable. But I also think that it is good that we want to make changes, and that is a mistake.