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Wittgenstein’s Duck-rabbit Metaphor

Wittgenstein’s duck-rabbit metaphor highlights the challenges of understanding the ambiguities in the environment. Besides being a philosophical problem dealing with change and cognition, it is a practical tool to understand the multiple aspects of reality. In real-life business situations, we encounter duck-rabbits every day that turn into sheep or lions weeks later. It is important therefore to be aware of the biases inbuilt in our perception of reality and be tentative in our judgments. 

Have you observed this phenomenon?