Chapter 7Engage In R&D Of The Mind
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your brake pedal sinks to the floor.
You are in an old car at the top of a bridge across a large river. Ahead, at the end of a steep descent, is a line of cars at a tollbooth. You push the brake pedal, and nothing happens.
Up until this moment, when you pushed the pedal, your car slowed. Now the pedal is on the floor and your speed is unaffected. You have only seconds to figure out what is wrong and do something about it before you slam into the cars at the tollbooth.
What is going on here? Is your brake line broken? Are you out of brake fluid?
You make a quick experiment. You pump the pedal a few times—and the brakes ...