Long drives can be tedious;
but then they can suddenly explode into in-depth conversations that are stunningly insightful.
That’s how it went yesterday during my ride home with my son.
The discussion was around some the best rules to follow to help guide us through life.
We concluded that rules-based approaches can be laborious, difficult to remember and conflicting.
Principles can be a much easier way to provide the dim light of vision that can be used to provide direction and allow for clear and reasoned decision making.
We discovered that only two general principles were needed.
These two provided enough general direction to assure that our thinking, decisions and rules were grounded soundly.
Much, much easier to remember.
Now, following these principles in daily practice… that’s a very different challenge.