Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Problem with Clouds

There is a saying "Every Cloud has a silver lining". One tries to look at the positive side of any problem. The only problem is when there is cloud, there is also rain. In having rain, things get murky and your vision gets clouded and U can't see very clearly.

There is also another saying in the Consultancy, when the problem is not clearly identified, then the solution recommended may not be relevant. You might identify the wrong problem hence U get recommended a wrong solution.

Sometimes we look for solution for a particular problem but in life, identification of problem is so much clouded by emotional and finely disguised behavioral actions of people that trying to solve one problem creates another. There are so much noise to the problem, that getting down to the root cause can be very difficult. So U ended making wrong decisions which can also lead to exacerbating the problem further.

Well, as I was driving back from Gym last night, this particular song rang in my ear, "I can see clearly now the rain is gone...." and suddenly everything came clearly to me as to what or who is the major cause of this problem. I suppose when it rains, it washes all the mud away and what is left is a clear to see. I was suddenly amassed with information that suddenly everything became very logical and fall into place.

If you can see through the many actors and Trojan horses in this world, the solution is right in front of U. The challenge is to sieve out and identify the non relevant problems in your life and sidestep them. The world is but a stage....

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

EVERY CLOUD HAS SILVER LINING.....true....

Sze said...

i don't really get the trojan horse metaphor. is that an IT thing? or something filthier...

spoonfork said...

sze, remember helen of troy? the army of soldiers hid inside the wooden gift?

technically a trojan horse is something that looks like it was supposed to do what it was intended to do, only not.

and, heh, i doubt if one can find THAT brand of protective lining here in .my

spoonfork said...

the editor, the trick to discovering a trojan horse is to feed it misinformation, and track the path that the information flows (something like a honeytoken). once the organization can trace back the origin, the game is pretty much set.

however, this is not necessarily true when dealing with human adversary. there's just too many variables involved - seniority, rank, influence, popularity, shrewdness, etc etc

in da eastside we just clip da mofo in da head

The Editor said...

[sze] No, nothing filthy comes to mind lately ;)). Its just a metaphor for trust and how trust can be abused. The downfall of the greek people in that story is that they were fscinated with the gift and fail to look beyond that.

The Editor said...

[spoonfork] I luv that pun in your explanation to sze ;).
But as you rightly point out, in dealing with human advesary, you better be good with your information control and management of flow lest you get caught out. At the end of the day, my conclusion is to know thyself.