fluid competence

26 Apr 2024 03:28 -
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    • Fluid competence is a direct consequence of prioritizing meta-rational norms over rational, systemic ones. That means prioritizing the whole situation, in its real-world context, over whatever system or systems operate in it. It means prioritizing perception and understanding of concrete phenomena over abstract theories—while still orienting to those rational principles as well. It means caring for the situation more than caring about your identity as a professional in some domain.
    • The confidence of the generally competent is based on absence of any self-definition. You do not identify as “a professional software engineer,” even if that’s what you were hired as. The boundaries of your self are nebulous, so you are not limited by any fixed conception of the situation, of the context, of your role, or of your capabilities.