Follow-up to the phrase, "No need to reinvent the wheel."
Meant for when one does, in fact, need to reinvent a process to account for accumulated changes that make the old status-quo obsolete.

Etymology:

  • A follow-up response to the phrase, "No need to reinvent the wheel." The fact that not every wheel fits every vehicle serves as a metaphor for how outdated processes, (in the provided example, coping methods in psychology), aren't always optimized to our evolving understanding of the world around us, and that we need to make changes to accommodate new information.
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*While developing a coping mechanism for a neurodivergent behavior*
Person 1: "No need to reinvent the wheel. Just have the client use Coping Strategy A or B.
Person 2: "Unless the wheels available to you aren't made for the vehicle you're trying to drive. 'Coping Strategies A and B' are outdated. The client already tried those, but they don't account for situations X and Y."

Submitted on September 14, 2020

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