Bigger better faster stronger. When I’m teaching I’ll often make fun of this idea because a) it’s not an idea, and b) it only gets embraced as an idea by people who wouldn’t know a good idea if it came up to them and introduced itself.
I make fun of “bigger better faster stronger”-type thinking because it’s so very (North) American; it pre-supposes that more is better. It does so by way of crafting seemingly sensible truisms: Bigger is bigger than smaller; faster is faster than slower; stronger is stronger than weaker. The “better” is the glue that holds this somewhat silly premise together. Because the word “better” is in there, some erroneously believe that this notion makes sense. Except it doesn’t.