Ideas come and go, but stories stay.  – Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan

There is no better way of explaining an idea than turning it into a nice narrative. So let me roll with this story:

A mouse was happy roaming around his favourite spot in an abandoned house. He knew all the corners. He even created a mental map of exit holes in case humans find or get him cornered.

So it was one of those days. He was hungry and wanted to explore the abandoned house–which for him was immense. This house was made of pinewood and stone–slate and limestone. It looked more like a castle, but without the king, knights, and queen.

Our little, happy mouse decided it was time to explore the numerous rooms. There could be some food lying around. Thus his little adventure began.

To be continued…


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Erwin Oliva

Putting a dent on the universe one day at a time