Chris Lakin

Deliberate Randomness

On random occasions, deliberately inject randomness into your decisions.

Do something you normally wouldn’t do.

Don’t do something you normally would do.

Do something differently than you typically do.

We have to doubt our current algorithms or else we’ll never grow.

Do something random! Explore!

Otherwise would be to assume that your model of the world is completely accurate. (Ha!)

You may find something or someone really interesting, but you’ll never find that something or someone otherwise.

Randomness can also be incredibly fun. It makes things a game again! Deliberate randomness is definitely one of my favorite things to do.

“Sure, why not try that!”


Posted 2020 October 24, last updated 2021 January 12.

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