An attribute I admire about the United State's form of government is its historic attempt to balance sloth with greed. This post is more about balance than a discussion about these two sins. Many complex issues do not have an ideal solution. Appeasing the masses and history is a balancing act.
Many times I am torn between over analysis and blind faith with respect to physically accomplishing something. In error I am told that hindsight is 20/20, but I realize forethought often does not require corrective lenses. At my age I'm pretty nibble at learning and advancing from mistakes. At some point this ability will be lost without a good historical archive and retrieval process.
I believe history repeats itself and most wheels have been invented. The problem is how to assert how a square peg resolves a round solution among the space and time of potential answers.
When it comes to global sense making, I feel this group is heavily weighted on developing tools based on Stephen Toulmin's argument model. These argument tools tend to focus on developing concrete solutions to fixed but complex problems.
The missing counter balance is cause, effect, and a multi-dimensional historical point of view. Also missing is an intuitive indexing method for historical retrieval.
I don't claim the Do Good Gauge
is completely balanced, but it does address much of this conversation.