Re: Playing in the forum
Chess is good... another good insight from chess is "Vote Chess". Without extremely strong guidance, any master will, without question or effort, crush the masses, and those among the masses that see the mistakes are marginalised and frustrated. A bit of a blow for democracy, especially since we also vote for our masters, so they are "artificially" inflated/deflated, like most historical figures' influence rankings; if we believed the masses at every turn, we would hail Elvis as the greatest human being of all time. Not to mention asking the fish to vote as well, to use a rather rude analogy. But this is perhaps a tad off-topic, let's veer back...
We are subjective minds, so treating any information objectively goes against nature. But it is just like the concept of "perfection": Our aim is impossible so that in attempting to achieve it we will achieve the greatest possible, which is our "secret aim". Personally, I try my very best to care neither for other's opinions nor my own, and respond only to logic as I see it. Imagination, or intuition (which imagination is a subset of), are necessary to provide all of the data; then as you state comes rational consideration of it. These are natural qualities, and one cannot be blamed for the process. Being able to receive many thoughts alone is objectively useless, it is their application that is useful. But rational conclusions can be horrible with misleading thoughts or misleading "evidence", hence the more thoughts the better, assuming we are not overwhelmed... i.e. The solution to over-calculation is more calculation!
Communication is key, as I hope everybody who has come here understands well... I will give a Stephen Hawking quote that says it all:
"For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking."