A Global Problem: People Make Mistakes
The world isn’t perfect, as everyone knows. But then, how could it be? We have seven billion people on the planet, all trying to co-exist. Indeed, in that light, we’re actually doing pretty well; think about how difficult it is to organise five people to do anything, and, suddenly, that seven billion people do not destroy each other at every opportunity is pretty impressive. The problems we do have could come down to just a few simple mistakes that people are prone to making. We take a look at some of these issues below and suggest ways for you overcome them.
Incorrect Thought Process
We tend to think that if we have some time to think about an issue, then we’ll come to the right conclusion. Yet while this can be helpful - and certainly better than not thinking - sometimes it leads to mistakes, purely because the thought process that we’re using to reach a conclusion is incorrect, to begin with. To draw the right answer, it’s important to be aware of bias and perception.
Humans are a mess of emotions. Even those people who are not outwardly emotional are usually a sea of conflicting emotions under the surface. Our need to appease our emotions often leads to instant reactions, which we can sell to ourselves but, in the grand scheme of things, aren’t going to be beneficial to the world. It’s perhaps the process of rationalisation. For example, take Facebook. They’ve been bending over themselves in recent months trying to justify their existence. But if they weren’t driven by an insecurity - in this case, getting defensive and showcasing a desire to win at all cost - would they instead suggest a scaling back of their website. When people, even corporations, are challenged then they usually just hold on tighter. All rational thinking goes out of the window. They’ll say anything to themselves to justify their position.
Of course, some people make honest mistakes. In fact, you could say that the majority of mistakes are of an honest nature; people are typically less malicious than they’re given credit for. In the business world, mistakes can be genuine, an oversight rather than something the owner has consciously set out to do. If you’ve been accused of this type of crime, then hire The Zeiger Firm to defend you. If you make a mistake in your personal life, then fixing it can be as simple as owning up to your mistake and asking the person to forgiveness. The sooner a grievance is eradicated, the quicker it ceases to spread and cause more harm.
The chief mistake that leads to global is perhaps that of self-interest. People can think about themselves, and perhaps the people nearest to them, but that’s where the train stops. In order to overcome this problem, people need to expand their thinking to include all the repercussions of their actions. If it has a negative impact, then it shouldn’t be done - even if it helps the individual.