challenge the prevailing status quo
Such persons manipulate and pressure others to change so as to avoid having to change themselves, and use power over others to escape an inner emptiness.
I can certainly see the benefit of thinking things through, allowing for every possible hurtle and mishap before proceeding.
To turn every conversation into a thought experiment… Not so much
I’ve never met anyone who turned every conversation into a thought experiment, but such a eventuality would certainly make a refreshing change.
I’ve always thought any form of thinking or speculation was valuable, but if you do that socially you will quickly find yourself alone. If you don’t mind that, then engage in thought experiments, but you will be a pain to anyone who tries to talk to you.
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