I saw an electrical tower (could have been a cellphone tower, I’m not sure) the other day disguised as a tree.
From a distance, driving up the highway in the NY state mountains, it stood out like a sore thumb.
It caught my eye right away, and I asked myself “What is that? Is that a tree?”
As I got closer, I soon realized that my intuition was right. It was not.
It was a fake.
As I drove past, I looked again at the rest of the real trees, tens of thousands of them lining the mountains and valleys, and I realized:
Trees don’t grow symmetrically.
They are fractal.
Not one of them follows a uniform design that a human could replicate.
They do grow according to certain laws of nature, but not in straight lines.
Human growth is kind of like that too.