What Is The Doers’ vs. Thinkers’ Philosophy?

There are a lot of ways of dividing people according to personality, but a simple, effective way is the Doer vs. Thinker divide. Every individual is, of course, a mix of thinkers and doers, but every population definitely has readily recognizable doers and thinkers. Everyone has some thinker and some doer, though usually one of those skills is dominant (sometimes exaggeratedly) in the individual.

The doer is complementary to the thinker, but the doer has difficulty doing as much, though it is not impossible. The doer is engaged in possibilities for novel experiences, which are always changing, while still having the same patterns of thought. The doer is unlikely to change how he or she thinks about the world, as this is too inefficient, and he or she will just fine-tune their established patterns.

The doer is defined as a person reacting to events happening in the outside world, this is how he makes a living. It is because substances are acting, because there is not a doer behind a deed, only the deed itself, that substances are dynamic systems. If there is no doer behind or beneath the deed, we should rather say that objects are acts. That the performer of the act is not obligated to avoid the bad consequences under consideration.

An external action, which is ordered by will, derives its good or bad character from an inner, inducing action of the will; therefore, the external act does not in itself enhance the rightness or wrongness of the act. Violence cannot directly influence the will–i.e., elicited acts of the will–for we cannot will what at the same time we will not. The perpetrators of the evil think there is something good about doing an evil deed, even though that is only good for themselves.

As long as the wrongdoer continues to see some kind of good in the wrongdoing, or some kind of positive outcome, the wrongdoer will keep doing the action which is considered WRONG by the OTHER PERSONS. When the wrong doer comes to understand and knows why OTHER PEOPLE think the WRONG is wrong, and the wrong doer agrees with this, then the wrong doer will stop doing the action. If anyone decides to do something we believe is wrong, that person has made an error and needs to be educated to see the error.

By meeting with great thinkers and doers throughout history, students in Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy will build unparalleled problem-solving and communication skills, essential to any type of work that comes down the road, including possible life in the ministry. Planning-oriented individuals can learn much from our more action-oriented teammates and mentors. After exploring these ideas, it became apparent that, like many things, how we work is complicated, and that we all have something to learn from one another. Thinkers are creative people, and they are always open to new ideas that might alter or improve how things are done.

For the thinker, full comprehension of the world is possible only through adopting a variety of different perspectives, and doing that takes time. Thinkers must step out from their concentric circles of thinking friends and examine the world of doers, noting both its disadvantages and advantages, and attaining some minimal competence in that field.

Doing things without prior thought about how best to do them may result in an enormous waste of time, or may even hinder completion of them on terms acceptable. The planner feels very strongly that without a sound plan, the final product simply cannot possibly be as good as it can be.

Until and unless Person P stops thinking that X is a good thing, P continues to do X. P does X because human beings are always choosing something they feel is in some way best for them. Person P does X regardless, because Person P thinks that X is in some way good for P. X is enjoyable, or it relieves suffering, or it brings P money, power, or fame.

Taking care of a person also means helping to arrange his life in such a way that he has an optimal chance to succeed at whatever it is that he is doing. Socrates heritage is, in turn, a critique that is fairly straightforwardly directed at humankind, at human morality and virtue, and at the idea of the good human life.

Justice allows for a perpetrator of an evil act to be held responsible for every bit of damage which results from that evil action, and this retribution may indeed be terrifying. It may be concluded that both opportunity and choice are involved in every act in this life, as are the doer, her methods, and her surroundings.

Here, I am defining a thinker as one whose primary occupation is thinking about matters in an abstract way, he could be a professor, novelist, or painter.

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