Posts tagged The Ladder of Inference
Is Your Mental Map Outdated?

Updating our Mental Maps can be difficult, long used maps can become like cherished heirlooms of times-past and family traditions. They create a sense of familiarity and continuity. Many people become stuck using ineffective but “familiar” Mental Maps. Even when what’s familiar is the increasing pain of walking in circles and running into obstacles, it’s still more appealing than the anxiety of a new map and uncharted territory. The fusion to long held Mental Maps can make it difficult to consider the possibility that unexamined maps are just as likely to lead you off of cliff as they are to lead you home…

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