Monday, 10 October 2016
Bring in the Clowns
Today I watched a little of the presidential debate which led to some discussion with my son, Keaghan (who has been interested in politics and justice since about the time he could walk.)
I wondered how the republicans could have ever thought Trump was a good candidate and Keaghan thought that Trump did well in the polls and therefore the party thought he was a good idea, not thinking of what kind of person he is.
My next thought was about the way that some people are more confident feeding their babies by bottle than by breast because bottle feeding gives us numbers, measurable intake.
Yes, it is an odd association to make but brilliance is demonstrated in the ability to make connections, or at least that's my story.
Anyways, it all lead me to the idea that maybe the world is obsessed with numbers, measurability, stats and performance indicators at the expense of trust, instinct, character and other more abstract qualities.