Thursday, June 14, 2012

Three Umpires... on the nature of reality

A powerful anecdote which explores the nature of reality from an article on adult leadership by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey:
Three umpires, so the story goes, were discussing their view of their work. "Some're balls and some're strikes," the first umpire said, "and I calls 'em as I sees 'em." "Some're balls and some're strikes," the second one said, "and I calls 'em as they are." "Well, some're balls, all right," the third umpire said, "and, sure, some're strikes. But until I calls 'em, they ain't nothin'."

1 comment:

  1. Jeff,
    Sounds like constructivism. It also sounds like only umps 2 and 3 are really umpires.