Analogy of self

Post on Will’s Facebook page

I have liked the analogy of myself as a hut built on bamboo poles pushed into a swamp, and lashed together.
No single pole has much stability, and any one of them will fail and leave me in the mud if I put too much weight on it, yet the combination of thousands of them, all firmly lashed together by interconnected logic, principles and sets of observations, makes the entire structure remarkably stable.

I’ve used that as an analogy for about 50 years. Seems to work well at any level of abstraction. A combination of firmness, flexibility, and massive redundancy resulting from multiple trials.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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