Identifying, describing and discussing ideas in a messy world


(Bill Ames) #1

Continuing the discussion from Discussions category:

Because the definition of an idea is relatively broad we need to make sure we describe it in some manner before we can discuss it. We probably need a reason to wish to follow the idea down some path. I remember from grade school when the teacher would have something written on the blackboard when we arrived in the morning. I think people wish to discuss an idea because they want to to learn something useful.

Definition of idea (merriam-webster.com)
1 : a formulated thought or opinion
2 : whatever is known or supposed about something
3 : the central meaning or chief end of a particular action or situation
4 : a plan for action : DESIGN
5 : a standard of perfection : IDEAL
6 : a transcendent entity that is a real pattern of which existing things are imperfect representations
7 : an entity (such as a thought, concept, sensation, or image) actually or potentially present to consciousness
8 : an indefinite or unformed conception

What would you pick from the above list? Do you want to learn about other opinions on an existing idea? Do you want to share an idea you had? Should a post always contain elements from the definition?

It is probably helpful to ask for feedback on your posts. Getting a like is useful but more often not beneficial. And if you get a negative reply saying you have no clue, that can be very valuable.


(Barry McCormack) #2

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