The What is water? fish story

Story that keeps coming across my path

Environment and consciousness

Drawn story by Frits Ahlefeldt. FritsAhlefeldt.com

“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”
(The fish story by David Foster Wallace )

Drawing of a fish wondering what is water. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
The “what is water” fish story

Keywords: reality, environment, psychology, cognition

About Museum of Psychology – Visualizing psychology
We understand reality at least through a combination of metaphors, images, stories and experiences. But also through our dreams, understandings, feelings, music, walk of life, directions, expectations, relations… and even more dimensions.

Much of this have in common that we can somehow sketch up maps and drawings of these places, trails and situations. Here on Museum of Psychology I (Frits Ahlefeldt) am drawing up a slowly growing map of our many landscapes of understanding.

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