posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 11:15 PM
The intelligent way to act, provided the situation is not imminent, is to think, talk, discuss, sort through different ideas and views and pick out
the best and organize them. Then when you act, you have optimized your plan, made it most efficient and know what your overarching (guiding) vision
is. It also allows you to understand the fallacies of of your 'opponent'. Whom you may be able convince of your viewpoint, and if not better take
advantage of their weaknesses.
One should look at the world around us and ask:
1)'What is essential to continued survival, both personal and collective?'
2)'What are things if any need to be done optimize that?'
3)'What things seem to be supporting that long term goal, that we should support?'
4)'What are the things that need immediate correction (things happening fast with lasting consequences)?'
5)'What needs correcting, but is not so pressing (long term corrections)?'
6) 'Are we individually or collectively smart enought to answer with relatively certainty any of the prior questions?'
As to the last question we may be compelled to not worry too much about it , if we live in a world full of aggressive, blindly sure of themselves
people who are acting already and act accordingly ourselves.
I believe that collective wisdom is under most circumstances the best way of evaluating ideas, where clinical data is impossible to aquire.