Maybe I am too much of an Aspie, or maybe I’ve seen too much of the same thing throughout my life, but it always surprises me how people see what’s in their mind first, rather than what is in front of their eyes. Sometimes it even feels like there is a generalized fear to analysis, or the lengthy process of analysis, so people tend to conclude quickly in any subject, as if trying to obtain a quick response that can be used as a fact, with complete disregard of the accuracy of the obtained answer.
I can understand some times it is necessary to do a quick classification on a subject as a way to go over the barrier and move forward; otherwise there would be no movement. Many times in life we need to leave aside accuracy as long as we can set down a situation as classified and understood, so we can move forward to the main objective, and simply adjust our concepts and actions according to whatever changes we might perceive later in the process. This can be a necessary course of action in many instances where the situation in front is not the main objective, but just a simple barrier in the whole process.
In situations like these, if we stop too long to analyze all the possibilities in order to obtain the most accurate possible answer, we might end up loosing time in what is not really important, and so become stale in the process of moving forward. I have to admit that many times I am guilty of making this mistake, and so getting stuck in a point that supposed to simply be a drive-by point.
But there are many instances and situations in life where the accuracy of the answers play an important part in the proper decision making process. Since the right decision depends on the right information, arriving to quick and inaccurate answers to the many connecting points will invariably lead us to the wrong destination. And so we see this everyday in love relationships; career choice; big purchases, and even in elections.
A quick answer allows for quick movement, that when done continually allows for momentum; but it doesn’t necessarily lead to the right results, and when looking around it is so easy to see so many people in the wrong (or going bad) relationships; working the wrong jobs or having to deal with unwanted situations that could have been easily avoided, if a longer and more dedicated moment of analysis had been considered.
Yet we can see all around the pre-established concept of prejudgement as a norm, where it seems the way things work is by taking quick decisions and later correcting and correcting, as a never ending trend.
As an Aspie, I can only wonder why! Wouldn’t it be a lot more efficient if we take a little more time in analyze situations, so we can have more accurate answers, and with this avoid so many “I am sorry” and so many “Oh crap!!”
Just a thought