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Soulful Sundays: Antifragile

"Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes a fire." -Nassim Taleb


A few years back I read a book called Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Taleb. His general premise is that there are three types of systems. 'Fragile' systems are the ones least capable of coping with chaos, 'resilient' systems aren't affected negatively or positively by chaos, and 'antifragile' systems actually gain from chaos. A quick example for all three is provided by bird species. A bald eagle is an apex predator and is quick to die if it gets moved out of its ideal habitat (fragile). A robin is a generalist species and will do just fine in whatev