Altruism and Systems Thinking
The Unintended Consequences Edition
“The unidentified man, who is in his 50s, fell ill several days after being bitten while trying to get a mouse away from a stray cat. The man is now being treated at St. Charles Medical Center-Bend, where he was listed in critical condition on Tuesday.”
Good intentions very frequently have bad outcomes. For an excellent read on this subject, I suggest “Pathological Altruism”, edited by Barbara Oakley.
And thank you for reading this post. Because I only ever really, really, really had your best interests in mind and it was, after all, for your own good.
Slashdot thread on the story here.