As humans, we tend to entrench our minds in rules and tribalism. And yet ambiguity/chaos rears up again and again, forcing us to make an age-old decision: do we stay in the trenches, knowing we’ll be steadily beaten down by our own stubbornness? Or do we attempt a charge, even though it entails the discomfort of evidence-based scrutiny?
I think the proper way to navigate this dilemma is to focus on effectiveness within ethical boundaries (which is subjective, and requires unflinching self-honesty to know). This eliminates all labels, all ideals, all conflict between old methods and new. It is simply striving to become a pure reflection of evidence-based harmony, while doing the best you can for others and seeking to do as little collective harm as possible.