Creativity Life & Philosophy

Pattern recognition

  • Dictation
  • Wallpaper
  • Clothing

Patterns are everywhere, just as they are in the nooks and crannies of alleyways or in the cords behind your TV and computer.

Humans think in patterns but some people are better off at discovering them. Seeing patterns takes practice. The eye tends to glaze over things that look messy. But there’s order in the chaos.

0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21. Each number is the total of the two numbers before it. Patterns extract meaning from the not-so-obvious.

The patterns are already there. You just have to find them.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.