Balance between contextualization and decontextualization

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If you think everything is related (I do), you’d prefer holistic problem-solving. That leads to contextualization and finding context behind the context. This is the only way you can get a holistic optimized problem-solving.

However, it’s too costly to do so. To form such a full picture, you easily get stuck in the complexity and the total problem size. Therefore, it’s impractical to completely adopt holistic contextualization.

On the other hand, modern scientific methods heavily rely on decontextualization. We got many excellent results, but fundamental problems like poverties, broken education systems, etc, are still there. Because, So many problems are too complicated to solve via over-decontextualization. Those decontextualization usually create imagined problems which hardly represent real world problems. In another word, it’s impractical to solve them merely by decontextualization.

In summary, we have to find the balance between contextualization and decontextualization. Both extremes are impractical. The best way could be collaboration between people from both sides. Team-up and compensating each other is usually good.

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