Friday, August 08, 2008

To prove myself wrong

My immediate reactions and responses are pretty much the ones that never usually touches the brain..

Infact i feel most of my answers to questions can be improved given more time. But if i were given more time, i would never get the "perfect" answer out. I guess this is what people called regret.

Only once i have a stupid reaction or a response, i would go ahead and think well yeah, it could have been better. And to add insult to injury, i can come up with a better reaction that would have been better for me.

If I expand on this, i find that its true with everything i do. I write a piece of code or do something, after a while, I find that the entire stuff could be done better, in a better way..

It goes on as a fight against myself to improve myself. But its an infinite loop. So i don't do it often.

For example, I have a very narrow minded game of generalizing information, and i end up generalizing, a particular set in a very conclusive manner with some abstract weird but logical manner. It doesn't take long for me to break my on logic and improve upon it to get an almost inarguable generalization of the facts.

[I do love to make my friends convince that they are wrong in what the do]

Thinking of this.. It kind of makes me feel, to write another generalization

  1. The time taken to realize one's action was stupid, decreases as one matures.
  2. One can claim true intellectual maturity, if one can realize the stupidity of the action one is about to perform.

This is another one of my abstract posts, thanks for listening.


Sneha said...

"I write a piece of code or do something, after a while, I find that the entire stuff could be done better, in a better way.."
thats the whole frustration with life. but then thats the exact same reason why you keep racing standards. and you just can't stop racing standards. i guess, life's like that!

Azlam K A said...

Gr8 post buddy! Even i feel the same!! :D

horemhebanubis said...

hindsight is always easy. the toughest decisions and events look trivial in hindsight. i feel a person has to be super human to have perfect solutions come to them instantly. any new idea will have room for improvement. with experience solutions come quickly but only those that you have already worked out before. even if you are superbly experienced if you face a brand new scenario again your innovativeness will be tested and you will get a less than perfect answer.

unRheal said...

Good insight - but how does one intentionally progress towards the Goal of "Intellectual maturity" ...?
It's true, as horem.. said "Hindsight is 20-20" but that's also not all there is to it. And also as stated a new scenario will test you, but don't rush to the solution, your experience tells you this one needs time. I don't quite get sneha's "racing standards" (raising? or..?) but of course standards and "Best Practices" also addresses this sort of thing, but even with "Best" practices, if you're not lazy, you can often improve. (possibly depending on the maturity of the particular practice)
I'm fairly sure everyone feels the same, at least some times! - and it tends to be exaggerated when emotions run high, methinks. (Breathe! Count to 10... relax... then (maybe) think enough to talk)

Anonymous said...

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