Mistakes

Jan. 21-23,’17 ~QofDay~ Mistakes

Are you making the same mistakes over and over again?

To make a mistake implies a conscious intention that has a correctable error in it.

I make lots of those, and I attempt to not make the same one too often, and sometimes errors happen.

Sometimes the cost of correcting an error seems far higher than the cost of the error itself – like my typing for example.
I am not a touch typist, but I’m sorta close. Sometimes I can type for long periods without making errors, and sometimes my right hand gets out of sync with my left, and the error rate goes way up.
I could probably put in a consistent week’s practice (about 100 hours) and remove that, and it would probably save me that amount of time over the first couple of years, but actually allocating that amount of time in the first place is highly problematic.
In a strange way, I find it useful to have that error, as it forces me to consciously review everything I write, and not simply rely on my subconscious getting it right every time.

So yes – lots of mistakes that repeat, and some of them have a use, and some of them are unavoidable, and some of them are comfortable.

And in the bigger picture, of a long term commitment to life and liberty, in the broadest systemic landscape I am capable of comprehending, that seems to be pretty much on track – and I am very conscious of the almost infinite potential for error in something so complex, so multi-leveled – hence a certain observed slowness, a certain degree of repeated testing in multiple domains as refinements are added, and opportunities reviewed.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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