Averages can help us create efficient assembly lines to deliver everyone the same thing, but is often is extremely inefficient for the recipient.
From the Blog on averages
The most vulnerable of our communities and our world are often the outliers, not the average. We think of average because it makes our lives easier.
The average family in the USA has 2.2 kids. But who of us has 0.2 of a child? No one. Averages are useful for a quick sense of a group, an affected population and for some rough planning. But they are not reality. I see it all the time. In this flood response the...