Good Versus Bad Versus …

A rule: Value judgements must be made with measures that are well defined. Good and Bad are far too broad to lead us to a useful endpoint.

Some words we might use instead:

Optimal, sub-optimal, not optimal, etc.
Useful.

When a behavior supports movement towards a goal, and is efficient, it’s optimal

When it’s not efficient, it’s sub-optimal, and maybe we can improve it.

When it hurts movement toward the goal, it’s non-optimal, or better, not useful.

I’ll admit the phrase “not useful” is sub-optimal, since it’s a bit ambiguous.

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