Yeah, I don't get it either. I didn't really mean to think I was giving a good example, but I got a like and got excited, tried to go 2 for 2 and retroactively lost half a point .
So my questions are:
1. In Jims elf example (with the schedule, and trolls, and being shot), who has a problematic manner of thinking? Just the elves, or the elves and Santa?
How can the problematic manner of thinking be described? (For example, is it the "let's give him what he wants" attitude of cutting quality, or maybe the overall misunderstanding or what the schedule means?)
What makes it problematic? (If Santa has the problem, is it that the elves are misunderstanding, or that they are dropping quality? If the elves have the problem, is it being shot?)
Since I was wrong, I don't know that this will be helpful to the discussion, but the way I think I would've explained the difference between planning to burn the elves and burning the elves would be that planning is about how he thinks of the elves. It's acceptable to use the elves as fuel. Santa's well being is more important. In burning the elves it's about what's he's doing to them. He's running out of fuel for the fire. The elves are less concerned with how Santa thinks of them and more concerned with being consumed by flame.