Science communicator Brett Hall suggests: “Take a piece of paper, take a pen, draw two dots on the piece of paper. Now, how many unique straight lines can you draw through those two dots? It should be fairly obvious to you that only one line can be drawn. However, we know that’s false”. To prove this, all you have to do is fold the sheet in half and pierce both points through with a pen. Now you have not one line, but two. How? What?! Oh, right, of course…
The process of finding a way out of any impasse is similar. At first, we come to the conviction that there is no successful solution to our difficult problem at all. After all, we have made so much effort, tried all the known methods, invited experts, but to no avail. Only one variant is evident, but it is unacceptable because it requires too much sacrifice. For example, there is no ink in our pen, or under the law of wartime we cannot use it. We experience anger, despair, depression, fatigue, and so on.
But one day, thanks to unusual circumstances or an encounter with the right person, our worldview undergoes a U-turn. Within the usual two-dimensional space, our reflections are stuck like a deer in a swamp. But in multidimensional space, there is no trap or prey. The static becomes dynamic. The knot unties itself. Sometimes it is hard to believe that the problem that has oppressed us for so many years is not an omnipotent terminator, but a colossus on clay feet. Probably for the “Aha!” moments, I adore my job and life in general. Even if for a short time, there is peace in my soul and the certainty that anything is possible.
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