THE PERFECT TEMPERATURE IS CONVEX. Recall that pulmonary ventilators (for patients with weak or sick lungs) are more effective if one varies the intensity (x+dx, x-dx instead of the constant previously assumed optimal x). Also recall that convexity (Jensen’s inequality, antifragility) is a general rule in natural settings rather than the exception.

It just hit me that the most pleasant temperature could not be a constant; it has to fluctuate accordingly to some degree of volatility. Temperature should not be fixed as in air-conditioned environments. I am now sitting in a room with a gentle intermittent breeze and the wind-adjusted temperature is dancing around the perfect spot. It is ideal for sleeping… Our bodies like to be confronted to variations, as if they were teased by nature.

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