Being able to employ critical thinking/strategize in the absence of stress is the only the first step; the next step is to push the velocity with which you can assess and execute, all the while hewing to a sound rationale (or empirically reliable intuition).  Because the better able you are to solve problems or conceive of strategy on the fly, the better able you are to tackle riskier and/or increasingly complex obstacles.

(Just my opinion)


6 thoughts on “Musings

  1. I’m not so sure about this. My 23 year old is great in stressful situations, in minor stressful ones he can’t manage to do anything! He will also over think a problem and if someone has created an easy to way do something (he watches many videos to learn how to make things), he tries to find short cuts. Then, he realises the original way is best.

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    • Hmmm…perhaps I’ve used the wrong word when I said “stress” and maybe should have used something like “comfort.” It seems that your child is in his/her element in stress, and out of it when not stressed. I’ve known a few people like this; they need urgency to really get their head on straight.

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