In a lot of ways, the term Third Options can be a bit confusing. I get that. Stick with me for a bit though.
In the modern world it seems that everything is being reduced to this or that, black or white (not race-related), or a basic sense of, ”I’m right and you are wrong, period.” The world seems to be lacking in the wonderful range of nuance that makes life fun, rich, and beautiful.
This is what Third Options is here to explore. I get that ”Third Options” is not grammatically correct. Contextually though, it is correct. You see, in every situation you find yourself, there are options outside of the ”this or that.” These are the Third Options.
So why make Third Options plural? Why make it grammatically incorrect? Because nuance, true nuance, dictates that our third option in situations can be different from everyone else’s third option. This site will explore the third option(s) through articles, blog posts, and podcasts.
This site does not have the audacity to claim to have the answers, but instead opens us all to the idea that the answers lie outside the ”this or that” thinking. That we all have the answers inside of us. But we can only find those answers, the nuanced truths, by thinking for ourselves and not following the polarized groupthink that is leading our society towards ultimate disharmony.
It is my ultimate hope that this site can be a bit of a sanctuary from groupthink and blind following of the current patterns of information. Will you always agree with me? I sincerely hope not. I don’t have all the answers, I just know that the answers exist in asking the right questions and staying open to new ideas. Approaching the world with curiosity and wonder, not strict dogma.
Now, let’s have some fun.
In my next post, I will tell you a bit about myself and how I got to this point in my life. The point where I am comfortable in sharing these ideas I have built over my time trying to tie the world together by reason. Usually failing, but getting better at it as I go.
1 thought on “What is Third Options? A Bit Of Nuance for a Rigid World”
Well stated Eban. Look forward to reading the blog.