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  • Tom shared from Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami
    “That depends,” Oshima says. “Sometimes it is. But irony deepens a person, helps them to mature. It’s the entrance to salvation on a higher plane, to a place where you can find a more universal kind of hope. That’s why people enjoy reading Greek tragedies even now, why they’re considered prototypical classics. I’m repeating myself, but everything in life is a metaphor. People don’t normally kill their father and sleep with their mother, right? In other words, we accept irony through a device called metaphor. And through that we grow and become deeper human beings.”
    Note: Fate is chaos misinterpreted
  • Tom shared from Re-Creating the Corporation: A Design of Organizations for the 21st Century by Russell L. Ackoff
    Resistance to adopting a new pattern of thought is widespread; most people treat their knowledge of the old pattern as an investment that has not yet been fully exploited. Those who have benefited most from the old pattern of thought are comfortable with it and have a high tolerance of the problems it has created and leaves unsolved.
    Note: why change is so hard