On Rationalizing and aberrations.


So you have a system. All you want to do is judge how the individuality of the components compares to certain norms. You determine what contributes to achieving the particular goal that the system needs to. And then judge how well each individual rates with the particular yard stick.

Lets complicate this a bit more. You have a bunch of these which do similar things. Each has its own yard stick. Each does its own matriculation. But they are all similar. The average judgment is what you would say, okay.

Suppose you introduce a freak in one of the system. This freak fails, all the tests that the yard stick is for. But ultimately can reach the goal in a more effective, albeit different way.

Now you should know. These systems are not all that simple. Each have a bunch of tasks to do and all of them are similar. For each task, there is a freak, but maybe is not very standoutish.

This yardstick, seems to rationalize all the tasks together.

Now, should the system be more robust to account for the freakishness of the freak? If you do rationalize, dont you think you are killing the individuality? But if you dont, the freak remains a freak. And the effective and better way of reaching the goal is lost.

In the middle of all this what is the freak to do? Apart from dealing with the nametag?

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20 Responses to On Rationalizing and aberrations.

  1. wanderlust says:

    no system is perfect, that’s a given. so if these rules seem to work most of the time, it’s good enough.
    and by definition, a freak is something that doesn’t fit into the rest of the system… so the question of the system accounting for the freak doesn’t arise.
    unless you count some special ‘freak’ quota or something.

  2. “But ultimately can reach the goal in a more effective, albeit different way.” So why bother?

  3. But how important is the freak to the system? Wouldn’t excluding the freak be an easier route to choose than working with higher order polynomials?

  4. Is accommodating the freak the only way of preventing stagnation? Changing and updating the yardstick would be one solution for the problem of stagnation, if preventing stagnation is the only goal here.

    • Tuna Fish says:

      No. I was thinking on the lines of making life less miserable for the freak.
      But from the stagnation point of view, while accommodating the freak in the system would be a mere knee jerk, letting the freak change the system would be a point-blank shot in the head IMO (which ofcourse would come with a lot of pain for the freak).

  5. The system evolves to include the freaks who deliver better results. And those freaks become a unit of measurement on the new yard stick. Haven’t we seen this before?

  6. Shwetha says:

    In spite of the freakishness of the freak , he should be considered. and the yardstick should be made more robust by taking into account the freakishness and its not changing your system wholly. Its making suitable changes to prevent stagnation. Well a super heated discussion there!! 🙂

  7. chethan says:

    Usually any ‘system’ aims to be as stable and as ‘complete’ as possible and a freak knowingly or unknowingly tries to prove the ‘system’ unstable and incomplete. After much struggle, freak manages to become ‘pain’ in the system’s butt. System, tries to become ‘complete’ by taking freak’s new ways in to consideration. So the ‘new ways’ become ‘not so new’. By the moment system tries to claim that its finally ‘complete’, there arises another freak and the whole cycle repeats. So the ‘system’ wat we r talking abt is only a part of the whole system which is quite stable. Its not a good idea to make freak’s life easier because it may ruin the balance of the ‘whole system’ and freaks dont tend to like anything which is ‘easy’. :p 🙂

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