We all have our defaults, some more cemented than others.
It seems that one of the most common defaults we all have is how we respond to challenges. The three default responses tend to be either: revise, improve or hold.
The problem is, our preferred way of tackling a challenge is not always the best response. As a universal rule, any one of these on its own would be disastrous.
Constantly revising the fundamentals is a recipe for insanity. Constantly striving to improve things that are inherently finite in their capacity for improvement will drive you crazy too (while wasting a lot of your time). Clinging to the obsolete breeds mindless, mechanistic stagnation.
So what would happen if we embraced each situation on its own merits, soberly and patiently facing its unique attributes?
If we were to discipline ourselves to practice such delicate respect for nuance, we would see entire industries revolutionized. If we approached our own lives with this level of care, what then?