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Sunday, September 18, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal, it seems, the French thinker had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal set out the most effective way to get someone to change their mind, centuries before there was any formal study of persuasion:
When we wish to correct with advantage, and to show another that he errs, we must notice from what side he views the matter, for on that side it is usually true, and admit that truth to him, but reveal to him the side on which it is false. He is satisfied with that, for he sees that he was not mistaken, and that he only failed to see all sides. Now, no one is offended at not seeing everything; but one does not like to be mistaken, and that perhaps arises from the fact that man naturally cannot see everything, and that naturally he cannot err in the side he looks at, since the perceptions of our senses are always true.
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others
Monday, July 18, 2016
“… And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Found - knowledge ... Appears lost
In reading (scanning rapidly really) I came across this::
"In many large ways, it’s almost as if we have collectively stopped planning for the future. Instead, we all just sort of bounce along in the present, caught in the headlights of a tomorrow pushed by a few large corporations and shaped by the inescapable logic of hyper-efficiency — a future heading straight for us. It’s not just future shock; we now have future blindness."
Alvin Toffler inspired the above statement from a futurist.
As we watch our nation slide towards a place where thinking is dead and sound bites kill.
We have choices.
Wish I had answers
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
What did I forget?
Oh- I forgot my hearing aids.
When one finally has tools that aid in the ability to interact and cognate and ingest the environment one sits in- and then does not have access to said tools for a day... Well, dang.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
A dream does not make it so
You have have to have a dream yes.
You have to take action on the plan to make it so.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
That motorcycle death on the highway was not me
It was near the town of my surname and it was a bike yet the dent in the car was not of my making nor the blood on the highway. The bagger was not my AdvTourBeast it was someone else's loved one.
People die. Liz Majors, a friend of mine, died at that same spot years ago when she got run over hard from behind. People die but today was not my time.
The Souix say, long ago perhaps, but some of warrior mind still do, today, theat "today is a good day to die."
Which means - do not fear death.