the boat is stuck

Sanat sent me this blog post two days ago and said, I should use this as inspiration for one of my blog posts.

It’s bad that the boat is stuck. It’s bad for lots of people and for lots of reasons. I know that. Please don’t think that me liking the stuck boat is an ideological stance. This is not an opinion I have about boats, or about canals, or about things generally being stuck

Having read through the post, I have to say that it is very well written. “The boat is stuck. That’s all there is to it.”

The boat being stuck has caused people to evaluate and look at alternatives. If boat/ship kept smoothly, passing through that canal all the time, not a lot of people would have been educated about the canal. Not a lot of people would have learnt about its importance in the trade route. World over, there would not be people looking for an alternate trade route.

The boat being stuck also reminds me of how we tend to revaluate things when stuck at a particular place. Be it personal(should I keep working at this company, continue being in this relationship, in this suburb), or related to work(should we build redundancy, add more conditional checks, add more logging).

Being stuck is not always a bad thing.

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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