Use of metaphors LO5602

Gray Southon (
Wed, 14 Feb 1996 06:56:44 +1100 (EST)

Replying to LO5547 --

Why use metaphors when you can use reality?

Trust is a reality in life - we cannot live without it. WE could not
interact with anything without an element of trust.

Rather than confusing things with metaphors, why not consider the role trust
does play, and how it can be more effectively used?


At 08:34 AM 12/2/96 -0500, wrote:
>IMHO we have to push our metaphors as far as we can -- until they break --
>they are all we have to communicate in language about reality. We get into
>more trouble when we don't push them than when we do. Those that don't
>break are candidates to be turned into really helpful models.

Gray Southon
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