What does a healthy synthesis look like?
The qualities of the Idealist can guide us in discovering more about the synthesis we've chosen and ensure that we remain constructive when evaluating prototypes and feedback that we may receive on the chosen synthesis.
When assessing contradictions that might arise, we must do so with a mentality towards overcoming this contradiction rather than aborting the synthesis. The idea here is that we will overcome any problems that may arise due to the pairing, and attempt to turn it into a strength where possible. We also must not be afraid to seek criticism of the fusion.
The idea behind the fusion, if it accurately represents our original inspiration, is the reference point we should be upholding. If it is discovered that we need to change the X and Y axioms, then we do so not because they don't work together but because they don't best represent the original inspiration. For instance if we are trying to synthesize lift and controllability; and we find that more controllability means less lift, which is undesirable, then we can re-frame controllability to something which makes more logical sense. The fusion might be better served by self propulsion than controllability. The Idealist reminds us that the compromise should always head in a direction that enables the original inspiration and ideality.
Identifying a problem
We should embody the essence of the idealists when receiving feedback on the proposed synthesis, or prototyping the concept for the first time. We are likely to receive a lot of criticism, but it is through perseverance in the idea of the synthesis that we can continue to find the creativity to create solutions.
We however don't want to create a toxic synthesis, which would result from ignoring criticism and feedback. The feedback should be taken, and if the feedback raises insights into potential logical contradictions of the synthesized principles then we should look to adjust the ideas that we are trying to combine.
The healthy "Idealist" archetypes remind us that wherever friction arises, is an opportunity for a solution. In evaluating the synthesis of the idea, try to determine what kind of problem this synthesis solves, and how this problem could be integrated into the concept design.
If you are struggling to find a good fit for your synthesis, or want feedback on your idea premise, then don't hesitate to reach out! We thrive on community engagement and would enjoy the chance to help you realize your idea development.
“Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis ” - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Through the synthesis of two principles, with your contrast and vision, you have participated in the act of creating a bond; a relationship between the principles. We need to ensure that this relationship between the ideas is healthy, otherwise the premise of our vision may not work from the very outset, which will be an unstable reference point for concept creation.
The qualities of the idealist, i.e. finding mutual interest, alignment, compromise, self reflection and committing to choices which may seem out of reach, will need to be embodied to evaluate the synthesis that we've created in fusing multiple principles together.
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