“How to catch what moves, generates, leaks, becomes, invents, slips, spurges… instead of contemplating what we think is fixe, immutable, eternal, stable, immobile?”
Today I like it because I think about models:
“A model is a lie that helps you see the truth”
– H. Skipper
So there’s a bias: the propensity of the thinker to believe that the model IS the principle of people’s actions. That’s wrong because “Haecceity”: people move, mutate, and invent!
We have time to think outside of life, but when we’re inside of the flow, models and rules are just “grids”. Life’s more about strategies, hesitations, adaptation and attempts. We try to plug!
Nevertheless, structures are useful, they are tools to watch, magnifiers or rulers.
What I’d like to study, in a given field, is “how structures change”.
We also could study the difference between structure (or model) and practices, or how it is a mistake to trust “habits” and customs. In fact: surprises!
Working with models is great but they are virtual cages, and we lose a substance: the complexity of the human mind.
That’s the purpose of the at-the-top quote: “How to catch what…”
Thanks for reading!