Drowning, Flailing, Failure

There’s a piece of mental imagery that I use for “working really hard, really uselessly”. It’s drowning.

Drowning involves thrashing really hard while not swimming. It involves lots of hard work and effort, but does none of the things that makes swimming work.


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Provisional pronouncements and (hopefully) honest mistakes. I'd like to be differently wrong about things, and helpful to the world.
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2 Responses to Drowning, Flailing, Failure

  1. curiouskid says:

    I really like this analogy

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