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This ancient Sufi story is a great way to introduce someone to the core idea of systems thinking. Systems thinking involves looking at the problem as part of a system of problems, rather than an isolated event. It requires a mindset that embraces long-term solutions and understanding the delays and feedback that come with them. This mode of cognition leads to deeper states of consciousness that challenge the way one interprets the world and perceives patterns.