Which matters more, getting there or how you get there?
- NPG StarlettLv 42 years ago
Both. You have a destination, a goal, to reach. You need to work out a method on how to achieve reaching that destination.
- ShahidLv 72 years ago
Do ends justify means? Unjust means never lead to justifiable ends. This is a strict moral stance. A Machiavellian approach of ‘by whatever means possible’, however, might suggest otherwise, it might advise that it is better to be smart than to be labouringly or vainly good.
We the avid seekers of ease and profitability, in dealing with real-life issues and problems, always look out for shortcuts, use underhand and dodgy methods – those as our ‘smart’ stratagems and ‘clever’ tactics. If we could get away with lying most of us would use lies. The fact is the matters of real life do not appear to our understanding or come to match our strength or ability just as simply and straightforwardly as are the moral principles we ideally uphold. We create flexibilities in our moral conduct, create excuses for our otherwise objectionable behaviour; even the most democratic governments have their secrets, they lie to the people, use morally reprehensibly tools of spin and propaganda; the police use undercover, subterfuge, bluffs and intimidation.
Where the fact is, in reality, we cannot hundred per cent truthful and right, then the question is how wrong we can afford to be, how much lying we can use to stay really smart, without going morally bankrupt, without ending up expending all the credit that we may have borrowed from the justness of our end for doing so, from the self-made belief that ‘we mean only good’.
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- Mike WLv 72 years ago
How you get there could be more important than getting there. A lot can happen during your journey, you can learn new things, meet new people, and may even find out that you're headed to the wrong destination.
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- peter mLv 62 years ago
I have said that well before & am not about to change my mind.
Any objective student should ONLY do that if they have tried & tried to the nth limit so to speak.
On both accounts, that is WHAT they are working on now & HOW their aims change-for-the-better
-knowledge wise & learning wise- assuming that WHAT they newly learn they "commit to".
Students do change-their-behaviour either ahead of or with such a "learning curve"
- a learning experience that may not take you upon a (n easy &) straightforward
philosophical journey (hence the learning CURVE).
So I quote from one of the best pieces of work from a modern objective philosopher
who I hope would have agreed my answer here & more importantly students answers there,
"The disappointment of some of the expectations with which we once eagerly approached
reality plays a most significant part in this procedure (= rebuilding our theories..).
It may be compared with the experience of a blind man who touches, or who runs into,
an obstacle, and so becomes aware of its existence.
It Is Through the Falsification of our Suppositions that we Actually get-in-touch with "Reality".
It is the discovery & elimination of our errors which alone constitute that "positive" experience
which we gain from reality" ^
And this IS A RISK. For students all. But if you have ever experienced thrill of reading
some new work & hearing the feint "aha, I get-it" moment of understanding...then your
own internal "knowledge learning threshold" will be energised again to a steady state
of readiness; readiness to change your own learning behaviour in accepting new facts
& thus some new risk.
This is objective philosophy.Source(s): ^ Objective Knowledge, page 360 (Appendix) by kr.Popper
- PLv 72 years ago
How. Enjoy the ride and enhance the achievement
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- EricLv 42 years ago
There is only perspective
- smallLv 72 years ago
Getting there is of course of prime importance, but how you get there can also be quite important in two ways..... firstly, it could determine the stability or otherwise of where you have reached and secondly, it could also impact the feasibility or otherwise of your further goals.
- Anonymous2 years ago
How you get there, so possibly you'll be welcomed back if you want to return.