- from Brain
Let’s say you’re the boss of a big, complex company, but you’re trapped in a small, dark room with no windows or doors. We’ll call you President Brain.
So there you are in your room, but how would you find your workers and tell them what to do? For that matter, how would you even know what to do? Disaster could be looming, and you’d be clueless!
If you were a real brain, you’d run phone lines (nerves) into every inch of the company. They’re your link—your only link—to your workers (the rest of the body). Next, you’d hire scouts and messengers. The scouts are eyes, ears, a nose, a mouth, skin—anything that can tell what’s going on outside your company. And the messengers? These speedsters tear along the wires to bring you reports from the scouts. And they take your orders to folks who can carry them out.
It’s important to remember that every message has to pass through you. That way, there are no mistakes. For example, suppose your eye scouts report that you’re standing at a window. Meanwhile, your right-hand assistant decides on its own to throw a baseball. Well, that can’t happen, because you’re the boss, and it’s you who gets all the reports and gives all the orders.