Do you believe people are doing the best that they can?

It’s a fascinating question.

In general, I think most people believe they are doing the best they can and that if we believe that people are doing the best they can, we feel better too.


I also think that when we start to believe that people are not performing it is a symptom of a much bigger problem. It is less of a question of effort and more of a systematic problem.

“Work smarter, not harder.”

Perhaps, we are not leveraging all the tools at our disposal. We fall victim to the marshmallow or can’t resist another dopamine hit. Our status quo gets in the way. Or simply, we are unaware. We fall victim to the environment. Sometimes, without much thought.

I would argue, that we do the best we can based on our environment.

Fortunately, with some will power, we can create a better environment.