It’s so very important to not fall victim to the “false dilemma” (the unnecessary use of the word “or”).
More often than not it’s an “and” rather than an “or.”
In this blog we’ve often discussed the “false dilemma” — the unnecessary use of the word “or.” For example, “Wealthy OR Happy” as though it’s necessarily one OR the other when of course it can and should be both. Another is “nice OR successful.” Then there’s “giver OR receiver.” And numerous others. On the other hand there are…
Recently, I saw a “tweet” suggesting that one should __________ rather than ___________. (So as not to identify the author, blanks have been used in place of the actual words.) When presented with these two choices, most people would instinctively think just the opposite, as did I. At first, anyway. But, then I thought perhaps…
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