By Fred Kofman
Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin
There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.
This is the second part of the exercise we started in the previous post. (If you haven’t read it, please do so before continuing.)
In the previous post, I asked you to rank the characters in order of despicability. I wanted to reveal the different ways in which you and others interpret behaviors according to your personal hierarchies of values.
In this post, I want to reveal the way in which you and others make sense of the story by interpreting information according to your mental models.
I mean “make sense” in a literal sense. That is, we hear words the words as they are spoken, but we construct the meaning using our own imagination.
Despicability is in the eye of the beholder.
In the following video you can get the rest of the story…
Find more exercises related to mindfulness at work here.