Metaphors

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Seth Godin’s blog post this morning was on point:

In search of metaphor

The best way to learn a complex idea is to find it living inside something else you already understand.

“This,” is like, “that.”

An amateur memorizes. A professional looks for metaphors.

It’s not a talent, it’s a practice. When you see a story, an example, a wonderment, take a moment to look for the metaphor inside.

Lessons are often found where we look for them.

I do this quite often; as I am learning, I find myself saying “this” is like “that” and I feel that my understanding is immediately improved.

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