The spirit of the contract

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2023-03-26 17:00:05

I have a bet with some of my favorite people — that each of us will write a blog post every month before the first weekend ends. There are a million penalties if you miss. I’d do what is in the penalty clause for any of those people in a heartbeat if they were to ask, but given that it is a bet, I’d also do everything in my power to ensure that I don’t lose the bet.

It is easy to use ChatGPT to create a blog post, or to write something easy to get it over with. However, it is not a win if it doesn’t feel like it. Let me explain.

Every contract has more to it than is put into its text. Every contact has a purpose. Weirdly, the purpose of the contract is (almost) never put into the actual contract wording. It is like when using the OKR system in a team, you discuss the Key Results, but leave out the Objectives — the whole reason why the key results were put in place in the first place.

It is like enacting a law that says that everyone must each broccoli every day, and if they don’t, they will be fined 1000 rupees. We forget to mention that the reason this law was enacted was to make sure that people get enough greens and stay healthy.

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