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  • Chesterton’s Fence: A Lesson in Second Order Thinking

    This article explores the concept of Chesterton's Fence and the importance of second-order thinking in decision-making. It emphasizes understanding the underlying reasons behind existing systems before attempting to make changes, highlighting the potential unintended consequences of interventions. Various examples are provided to illustrate the principle, including the significance of hierarchies in companies and the risks of removing habits without addressing underlying needs. The article encourages a thoughtful and deliberate approach to decision-making, considering the potential second and third-order effects of actions.

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    Chesterton's Fence · decision making · second order thinking · interventions · understanding · 123.456

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