Shit You Don't Learn in School
11. The Pitfalls of Zeroism
May 21, 2021
Calvin Rosser & Steph Smith
The pandemic has been a fascinating case study in problem solving, yet remains a topic that parts of the world is deeply divided on. Just like other controversial topics, understanding that there is no perfect solution is both accurate and freeing.
In this episode, Steph and Calvin explore the idea of zeroism, or said otherwise, the pursuit of perfection. By identifying the tendency for humans to strive for perfection, they highlight the ways that thinking in absolutes can hinder our ability to make progress.