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  • Blind Spots of Attitude -- Pragmatist

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    [Excerpt from NWM: Blind Spots of Attitude
     

    MEntity:
    PRAGMATIST
     

    The Pragmatist, basically, interprets the world in terms of WHAT WORKS. The Pragmatist at his or her best has a keen sense of Efficiency and elegance.
     

    We have defined "elegance" as that economy of energy that gives the greatest amount of return for the least amount of expenditure.
     

    When the Pragmatist is in the Negative Pole, it can be quite obvious as Dogma. The Pragmatist thinks that it is his or her way "or the highway," or they simply continue to repeat and impose methods that work for themselves even as they may not work for others.
     

    There are many ways that Dogma can show up, but it is often fairly obvious in that it is immovable and unwavering in perception.
     

    However, the Blind Spot can be far more "sensible" and more difficult to call out within the self as a Pragmatist, or for others to call out in the Pragmatist.
     

    Because the Pragmatist sees the world in terms of WHAT WORKS, their Blind Spot can be related to any area where they do not wish to do that work.
     

    If it is someone else's problem, it is THEIR problem. If it is not an issue that the Pragmatist struggles with, then it is a silly issue. If it is a struggle that the Pragmatist has overcome, then why cannot others do the same?
     

    The Pragmatist sensibly falls into Dogma by dismissing, distancing, and even denigrating the oh-so-inefficient struggles of others.
     

    The Pragmatist Blind Spot may then be described as INSENSITIVITY.
     

    It is the tiresome extra effort necessary to inefficiently empathize.
     

    Solutions to struggles seem quite obvious to the Pragmatist who is not directly involved with that struggle or that type of struggle: simply stop struggling.
     

    Do something else. Walk away. Do not respond. Let it go.
     

    When the Pragmatist finds this is his or her response to the struggles of another, it may be the Blind Spot in effect that allows him or her to justify Dogma.
     

    This is also true of his or her own struggles. There are times when this same policy is imposed upon the self. Why am I upset? That is so inefficient. I can just walk away and leave it alone.
     

    Or "suck it up."
     

    The emphasis shifts only to WHAT WORKS and away from the WHY of what is being experienced.
     

    Life is inefficient. Experience is not organized. It is messy.
     

    For the Pragmatist, the Blind Spot convinces him or her that if it is a struggle, if it is messy, if it is not efficient, it is not worth it. It does not work.
     

    As Pragmatists, if you find this oversimplification in effect, you are probably being blind to the messy depths of an experience that is either yours to experience, or yours to help another through.
     

     You are being Insensitive.


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