How to eat an elephant?

The only way to do that is to cut the elephant into slices. Slices which are small enough to be eaten because the sole purpose of cutting the elephant is to make it possible for humans to eat it.

You’ll need a certain number of people to eat a whole elephant anyway. If you make slices small enough, at least they won’t feel sick at the end of it.

There is no overhead in the activities of choosing the piece that looks most delicious, putting it in your mouth, chewing it and swallowing it. There is some, but it definitly beats having to swallow the elephant whole.

So don’t try to be subjective or pragmatic or take a case by case approach. Don’t fool yourself.

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