Re: The cash value of comfort
- --- In email@example.com, "Harvey Schneider"
> Sandeep used to - and probably still does - like to askTrue, but perhaps the principle is all encompassing.
> posters involved in a discussion: "what is your stake
> in what you are doing or saying?"
> This question was good for uncovering motivations
> and untangling confusions.
> You could say that everyone has a stake in whatever
> they do or say.
> Which is a little like saying everyone acts to increase
> their comfort.
> Asking what stake someone has in a particular action
> and asking what comfort someone seeks in pursuing a
> particular path are heuristic questions.
> Heuristic means "helping to discover or learn."
> Heuristic questions needn't be made into all encompassing
> principles to do their job and prove their value.
I'm trying to find out. I'm not sure yet, and I'm not sure
what value being sure will have, but for the time being I'm
sure I haven't found a case which contradicts the idea.
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