How to skin a cat and other principles

A thought from them

As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods,  ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.

Ralph Waldo Emmerson 

A thought from me

Looking at the social media landscape, I see a lot of angry clinicians yelling at each other about methods (the vast majority end up with the same results anyway).

They think the method is the important thing and have their egos so wrapped up there that they are blinded by other information and ideas. It’s like the old saying, there are many ways to skin a cat (no offence intended to any cat lowers out there). The principle is to end up with the cat on one side of the room and the skin on the other. BUT because old-mate told us the only way to do it is with a pair of right handed scissors (even though we’re left handed and our fingers never fit too well in scissors) we push blindly on making a bloody mess.

A question for you

Where are the methods getting in the way of the principles for you?

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