The Chasm of Compromise

You and your friend are trying to decide whether or not to jump across a chasm. You want to jump across to the other side where you will be rewarded with delicious berries. You friend wants to stay put and eat the so-so berries here. So you decide to compromise: you each jump halfway across the chasm and die.

Not all situations are chasms, but the really important ones usually are. Compromise can kill you; go for consensus if you can. If you can’t, go alone.

Author: Daniel X

Heretic priest of the Machine God. I enjoy crawling around in Jeff Bezo's spaceship, bringing technology to the people, and long walks outside of time and space.

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