Foundations and landmarks

We seek common ground to serve as a foundation for establishing new agreements.

However, common ground has another equally important, but often neglected, function: providing landmarks needed for precise triangulation of subtle but consequential disagreements.

Without shared points of reference, it is impossible to trace perspectives back to their originating standpoints — which, for each of us, is the precise center of the universe.

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    1. I’m not sure that’s exactly it, but I’m too tired and stupid from doing interviews all day to say why. Incidentally, did you recognize this as my attempt to polish up your thought from Sunday?

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