I've been thinking a lot lately about two orthogonal dichotomies and I don't know why.
(sometimes simplified as the details vs the big picture)
Storytelling vs Science
(usually referred to as fiction vs non-fiction or subject vs object)
Maybe because both of these are false dichotomies but are assumed to be true nontheless. People often say of one another that they are detail oriented
not a strategic thinker
, touchy feely
. Or they say they are stuck with their head in the clouds
not down to earth
I'm discovering that reality is in between and that pragmatism requires a compromise, a third way of thinking about things along these dimensions.