This idea should be taught as part of a standard college, or even high school, curriculum:
But the fact is, reality is all grey area. All of it. There are very few black and white answers and no solutions without second-order consequences.
This fundamental truth is easy to grasp in theory and hard to use in practice, every day. It takes a substantial deprogramming to realize that life is all grey, that all reality lies on a continuum. This is why quantitative and scale-based thinking is so important. But most don’t realize that quantitative thinking isn’t really about math; it’s about the idea that The dose makes the poison.
Excerpted from The Value of Grey Thinking at Farnmam Street Blog.