Interesting thing about spontaneous symmetry breaking to me is just how little it would take. One flipped charge. Some ‘thing’ that was overcrowded by the tiniest bit of pressure difference, messing up the perfect angles that everything was at and then the perfect set of dominoes would begin to fall without a nice table to fall onto because it WAS the table and the dominoes and all the spaces inbetween.
Yup – I often come up with easily comprehended analogies / metaphors for complicated things because I work with kids a lot, mostly online entertainment, as well as hoardes of nieces and nephews through the years with impossible questions.
So, you’ll see me do that a lot and why I avoid big words most of the time