Metaphors. Powerful yet limiting.

Metaphors. Powerful yet limiting. Example:
Tomorrow is the first day of Fall/Autumn.
If the human lifespan was analogized to “seasons”, then:
a) childhood :: spring
b) young adulthood :: summer
c) middle adulthood :: fall
d) older adulthood :: winter
So, if I used that metaphor for lifespan,kennethudut-1990-2015(1)
my existing pic would then represent summer and fall..
A childhood picture would be spring.
aged picture of me would be winter.
But I don’t think of life as seasons like that.
Some people do.
I find it a limiting metaphor.

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