The sailing metaphor seeks to describe how paradigms shape behavior, even when people want to do it differently. One reason paradigms are so powerful to make us do what we don’t want to do is that we are unaware of them.

A friend sent me this simple but effective little article on how paradigms are formed. I think you will like it, even if you don’t agree with its conclusions. If you want to see it, just click the link below.

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