Fixed Standard or Felxible Standard

I find having absolute standard has benefits and also drawbacks. One major advantage is the fact that I know exactly what I have to do and this allows me the freedom to not have to think what is the right thing to do in this situation or in that situation. An example is appropriate here, lying, hurting, stealing stc are all wrong. However fixed standard comes crasing in real world. There are good people who do bad things and bad people who do good things and people do bad things in certain situation but would never do bad things in other situations. Again I guess an example would make more sense. A salesperson might lie in order to sell but the same person might never think of lying to their partner. In order to complete an example is the cruel dictator who is loving to the little kids he might see in a school.

Well that brings me to the other side of the coin, flexibel standard. The idea here is to change your behaviour that suits the situation, I must assert that I am not saying that we should become morally flexible, but rather to make the appropriate decision after understanding the situation ion which you are making decision. While having a felxible standard for yourself you can feel the satisfaction that the decision you make are appropriate for the situation however this requires time and information which might both be lacking in the situation.

So how do you decide what to do? {I forgot what I was going to type. Ah yes} The way to make the right decision is to follow the fixed standard that you have determined, however make sure to allow yourself the room to be able to observe the results and only be flexible if you know the situation in detail.

To some it up, if you have little information and you have to make a decision on that then stick to the fixed standard you have however if you have information and/or you have a reasonable assurance that more information will come by then wait for that information in order to make the fianl decision. {Its clear I am out of my depth here.}


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