Thinking Beyond Straight Lines

Thinking Beyond Straight Lines

We misjudge the nature of reality. Facts, processes, histories, developments, stories, we see them all as progressing in neat straight lines. We imagine sequences of elements, events and considerations occurring in a well-mannered series of things that follow inevitably into one another. Reality, however, is more amorphous cloud or chaotic canopy of branches than a train on metal rails. So our understandings vary from the over-simplified to the down-right false. This proves to be a very limiting factor when we are called upon to plan for events, design processes or execute tasks that are not precisely covered by the scope of our past learning.
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