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Decision Mechanics Revealed

You are standing before a golden weight. It is a cylinder made of gold, that has an iron bulb formed on its top, which is intended as a handle useful for cranes to grip, lift and move the weight.

Behind you are two mechanical devices, made of iron and brass, they have many gears and armatures, but they are both devices whose function is to provide you with the ‘lift’ you need in your resources to move you during the next project you are about to begin. Both devices have an output arm that lifts, and both devices have a saddle made to hold the golden weight, which powers that device.

As I looked closer, I noticed the first device was easy to understand. Although it has many gears and levers, most of them are only decoration. In reality, that device is simply a fancy looking teeter totter. When the gold weight is put in the saddle, the other side of the fancy armature lifts all the way up immediately. Once the armature reaches the top, it trips a switch and dumps the gold weight out of the saddle and the armature drops immediately again to the bottom.

The other device has all the same gears and levers but this one has harnessed all the parts. When the weight is placed in this one, the armature rises slowly and evenly as the gears and other levers spin and toggle quite actively until it gets to the top. Unlike the other device, this one does not dump out the gold weight, so once the top is reached, that armature remains there permanently.

Then I heard a rugged construction worker who was smoking a cigar. He was yelling a question at you and was becoming impatient. He was running the crane and wanted to know which saddle you want him to move the gold weight into.

This vision is intended to show you that the first device is a trick. Choose the second option even though it appears like it will take longer.

Gears of Deception & Promise