godzilla’s strange attraction to large cities

Our lives are filled with assumptions.

If an action has had the same outcome a hundred times, we expect it to have the same on the hundred and first.

We call this experience.

Assumptions play an important role in our lives. They are short-cuts in thought that save us time. In niches, they are one of the differences between an expert and a lay person: they are what tell a plumber the source of a leak after looking under your sink, tell a doctor the source of your ailment just by the bumps on your skin, and they tell a network engineer the root cause of a network outage in glance through equipment logs.

Assumptions are important, but they all have the same, obvious, flaw.

They’re not always right; but that isn’t the problem.

The problem is when we aren’t aware of the assumptions we make; because if we’re not aware, we don’t catch when we are wrong.

I can live with being flawed; but I want to know the kind of flawed monster I am.

4 Responses to “godzilla’s strange attraction to large cities”

  1. lea Says:

    Exactly.
    I want to know what the flaws are.. scary as that is.
    For me, I’d rather know than be blissfully ignorant.
    I think i mean that.
    Wonderful post.. many thanks~

  2. gd Says:

    Hmm, a flawed monster? Well, i assume that is what you are assuming others assume you to be. Perhaps we should not presume, to assume that is what they assume us to be. So, yes — i agree.
    Someone may, in fact, find our perceived flaws perfectly acceptable – even desirable – although contained in a darker package. Beautifully black needn’t always be assumed as monstrous. Some of us just ARE. Some of us seek it out.
    And, those who do not understand the difference jump to conclusions – i presume. Heh.

    Narrow minds fear the monsters that they, themselves, have created.

    Who becomes the ‘real monster’?

  3. Liebkraft Says:

    We are all monsters. Some of us just have more teeth.

  4. Elle Says:

    its our flaws that makes us unique, I would want a perfect person.

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