Source A satirical cartoon by John Holcroft
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At least to me, it’s new. Never thought the joke could be on us, not about someone from south-of-boondocks as I had imagined.
A policeman sees a drunk staring at the ground beneath a streetlight. “What are you doing?” the cop asks.
“Looking for my keys.” says the drunk. “I dropped them in the dark alley over there.”
“Then why are you over here?” asks the policeman, confused.
“Because the light’s so much better over here.”
The streetlights are our controlled environments where we look for answers —labs, classrooms, fixed timetables, and clear metrics. But things are more fluid in the real world. For that we need to rely more on tacit knowledge from our experience…
Source: conversationagent.com/2016/07/striving-for-conciseness-and-clarity.html while talking about ‘Streetlights and Shadows: Searching for the Keys to Adaptive Decision Making’, a book by research psychologist Gary Klein, a pioneer in naturalistic decision making.
…I’m doing fine as is.