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Category: Lagom

What if there is no right or wrong?

When I watch the news, read social media, or listen to arguments about how to do something, I am struck by how far we’ve gone into the land of right vs. wrong. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feel like we’re just passing through. Instead, it seems we’ve built permanent structures and are settling in for the long haul.

An example: U.S. Politics

To understand what I mean, you need to look no farther than the US political scene. In a two-party system, there is meant to be constructive conflict between adversaries that results in largely beneficial outcomes for the citizens the two parties serve. Working through the merits of different viewpoints allows people to come to better solutions for tricky questions like “How much should the government spend on social services?” or “When should the federal government make laws vs deferring to state government?”

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This Week’s Video to Watch: Pursuing Lagom at AllDayDevOps

lagom not too little, not too much, just right

Hello! I thought that I would be a little self-indulgent in this week’s video to watch and include my own video. Last night I gave a ~30 minute talk titled “Pursing Lagom: Finding Balance between Extremes” at the virtual AllDayDevOps conference. Check out the slides. Since the conference was live streamed for free on YouTube, the video is already posted.  Watch it here…

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