What Kills Me Makes Others Stronger

Antifragility by layers

Some parts on the inside of a system may be required to be fragile in order to make the system antifragile as a result. All restaurants are combating with each other in order to form the antifragility of the whole group. If a single restaurant is too robust when the crisis happens, all reasons are boil down to the fragile of this restaurant.

Evolution and Unpredictability

Nature (and nature-like systems) likes diversity between organisms rather than diversity within an immortal organism…
Evolutions benefits from the randomness but the unit died from the harms.
So I need to build some new systems different than the habit system, such as an energy managing system or log system.

Organisms Are Populations and Populations Are Organisms

Organisms are a group of units. Some units are killed some units survived and thrived. They have layers.


So this is why you need to make errors, You need some errors to make… Read all/全文

The Cat and the Washing Machine

organic and mechanical are different, organisms are antifragile, also for human-beings. But in modern society, humans all live longer but weak, because the environment is so fragile. Unlike natural environment, their working environment, medicine and living quarters all making them weaker and weaker. Unlike mechanicals, organisms will become stronger because of self-repair in some point.

The Complex

The man-made mechanicals are complicated but not complex, If you break them down, they don’t cause a ripple effect. But human society or ecology is complex, if you exterminate a specific animal, you will disrupt a food chain.


Humans tend to do better with acute than with chronic stressors, from the new finding of the bone, maybe not only aging causes atrophy of bone, but also the nouse of bone causes aging.

From that point, we can get to know, some acute things like shocking emotions will stimulate our body, but… Read all/全文

Overcompensation and Overreaction Everywhere

If as want to innovate and get creativities, we must get in trouble first, we cannot get invention from comfort.


If we want to finish a task, we must finish it in our busiest time.

Antifragile Responses as Redundancy

the human’s kidney is a form of redundancy, it isn’t useless, because you can save for bad times. So it’s the same reason why we need to build strong will and get in trouble even though there is no hazard.

According to the writer’s body-building experience, every time he exercises was focusing on the maximum. The body gives ourselves some spare to work more.

Fitness is an unclear concept, what is fitful? No one knows.


The more energy you put into trying to control your ideas and what you think about, the more your ideas end up controlling you.

You cannot kill your ideas, like tormenting love, something is antifragile… Read all/全文

Between Damocles and Hydra


The opposite of fragile is not robust, half of our life has no name for.


We need to become Hydra, the serpent-like creature, we need some doses of antifragility, otherwise the sword of Damocles will get you.

On the Necessity of Naming

In the history of human, so many names of colors didn’t created, but this doesn’t mean we cannot discern different colors. We are doing more than we think.


Hormesis is the first way to become robustness or antifragility Which means we ingest small doses of poison gradually and make our body healthier. For a case, caloric restriction may lengthen our life expectancy.


We, humans, are handicapped that we cannot translate the conceptions to another area we don’t know. So we should make efforts to make the concepts more easily understand.


Formal education cannot bring discovery and progress, only aggressive risk can.

In modern times, so many people avoid fragility through the expences of others.

The Antidote to The Black Swan

We are very thirsty for order, we should embrace the randomness so that we can become control order.

When facing small probabilities, we often fail, so only when understanding it, then we will not fearful.

Robust Is Not Robust Enough

Mother Nature cannot predictable, though it runs well for 4 billion years.

It’s an illusion that technology is a programmed design.

On the Measurability of (Some) Things

We can measure the fragility, but we cannot predict the future through it. Consciously, we rejecting the antifragility, but unconsciously, we sometimes do it.

The Fragilista

We always use the so-called solid system to intervere natural growth.

Where Simple Is More Sophisticated

Less is more and more effective, but to change it, we should have structural… Read all/全文