Erik Naggum's Ideas and Principles

Understanding, Agreement, and Acceptance

How these three approaches to foreign ideas are ordered is a significant indicator of personality type and personal qualities. Those who are unable to discuss an issue without feeling that they accept it before they even investigate it are useless to Knowledge and Information, as they judge before they know. Those who seek agreement before they understand are likely to agree to things they do not understand the consequences of, and will only cause serious damage to Knowledge and Information. Only those who seek to understand, and when they understand, determine whether they can agree, and only when they agree, will accept, can bring human Knowledge and Information further. Anything else is destructive to human life and to the value of each generation building upon the knowledge of previous generations.

Erik Naggum