Students, Bankers, and Umbrellas

“Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile.”

A fragile student is someone who borrows an umbrella despite a shining sun.

An antifragile student is someone who’d enjoy walking in the rain without an umbrella.

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