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Does youthful idealism always necessitate an unstrategic approach to a problem?

Asked by wundayatta (58599points) September 4th, 2008

Or does youth take the idealistic approach, because they are less familiar with all the things that can go wrong with their un-nuanced ideological approaches?

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wildflower's avatar

They just haven’t had the idealism beaten out of them with disappointment and replaced by cynicism – yet!

JackAdams's avatar

Not necessarily an “unstrategic” approach, but perhaps an innovative or creative one.

Youth sometimes comes up with unorthodox ways of getting things done.

September 4, 2008, 3:27 PM EDT

Allie's avatar

JackAdams said what I was going to say. They (we) find creative ways of getting something done.

Also (I don’t know if this is true at all, but at times it seems like it), younger people are sometimes better at multitasking so when given several jobs to do, they can complete them more efficiently than an older co-worker.
We move quick, finish our job, then want to kick it (kick it as in relax, not actually kicking our work).

marinelife's avatar

I don’t see the relationship between thinking idealistically and thinking unstrategically. The two are not mutually exclusive.

loser's avatar

I agree with Marina on this one.

MicaDirtCat's avatar

Occam’s Razor!

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