The Illusion of Progress 

I’ve been reading a lot. These words particularly stood out as provoking and interesting enough to be worthy of being shared; 


“If you are lost and decide to find your way out of the desert by walking in a straight line, eventually you will return to the place where you started. Because one leg is longer than the other, what you perceive as moving in a straight line is actually forming a large circle.

This is essentially a problem of location. 

Unless we know where we are before we move forward, the perception of making progress can be an illusion.” 

William Longhauser (designer) 



It prompted me to think of my own location and the importance of knowing where I am in order to see progress. Despite Longhauser’s words being directly relevant to my masters, a strong metaphor that is surely applicable for all progress in all areas… most definitely worth thinking about. 

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