One step at a time

If it is very warm ,what will you do?
I sit near the air-conditioner.
If it is still warm, what will you do?
I shall switch on the air-conditioner.

Wonder if this is a mere joke or it is fairly illustrative of a structured thinking,which leads the mind though a carefully constructed logical sequence proceeding , one step at a time.If one has to achieve a “jump” in the steps,i.e.skipping the intermediate step ,one must have the freedom in the mind derived from an intellectual exercise usually possible in a thinking mode freed from structures.

The mind must have the capacity to judge the inconsequentialness of the intermediate step and take steps in advance to get on to the significant next step,a cognitive skill the lack or inadequacy of which produces hilarious outcomes such as the one in the above dialogue.

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