Avoid Seeking the Impossible
by Alan Quilley. First published here: https://safetyresults.wordpress.com/2015/12/25/avoid-seeking-the-impossible/
There seems to be a theme lately in the Safety World – Humans intellectually looking for impossibly high reliability where there is none. Seeking perfection where none exists. Seeking Anti-fragile (I really don’t like that artificially created non-word) in a fragile reality. Looking for predictable outcomes in a random world.
We can only know what we know. Until of course we create perfect “future vision” and/or ”time travel” the unexpected is to be expected. We can only do what we can with what we have. Wishing and hoping for insight we can’t possibly have (expecting perfect Risk Assessment and Management for example). It is certainly interesting and increasingly frustrating to watch the safety community spin.
I prefer to focus on excellence with expected and predictable occasional failures. Reality is real! :O)
It’s not like listening to athletes who have just won something and explain that they gave 110%. Of course it’s not at all like believing in Santa!
Merry Christmas To ALL