Tag: mind

 

What I’ve done

Just to be clear, I’ve done nothing more than try to help people to open their own eyes. But the problem is not with ‘the eyes’; it is with the brain or mind. One cannot open a brain or mind, even if one could pry open people’s eyes. This thoughtRead More

EXTREME STUPIDITY

Righhhhhtt!! So you might say I’m on a roll on this preoccupation with stupidity. Not surprising really, when you think that there is a fictional character living within me, which I often refer too as ‘stupid’ – and with whom occasionally I end up in ‘stupid’ heated debates out here.Read More

Kobayashi Maru

If you think this is going to be straightforward, you are in the wrong place. This is not really going to be about the Kobayashi Maru. At first I will give a brief description of what the Kobayashi Maru is about. This is not really about sci-fi. In essence itRead More

What does it mean to be human?

This is not an easy issue to address. It must be about the balance of human strengths and weaknesses. The mindmaps below represent a few months of thinking in the background, based on years of experience. They are not meant to be exhaustive. Mindmaps may be updated at any time. Read More

It’s official: people are stupid!

Well, well – it’s been a funny old day! LOL. I was just at a meat market in a big city and in a 60-second conversation with a meat trader – he told me “..people are stupid! They don’t know what they’re doing or where they’re going.” This chap ownsRead More

Echo responsivity

At the outset, this is not an attempt to diagnose any person or allude to diagnosis of any person. Let me repeat that two more times. At the outset, this is not an attempt to diagnose any person or allude to diagnosis of any person. At the outset, this is not anRead More

Super-patterns: The ultimate problem of programming

I’m going deeper – and this is a difficult one to put into words. What is programming? Well, people might immediately think of ‘computers‘.  After all, computers work on sets of instructions. But this post is about the human being, which is far more complicated than any computer! People areRead More

Is justification the root of all evil?

Justification according the Oxford Dictionary means: “The action of showing something to be right or reasonable.” Obama Law GIF from Obama GIFs I’ll start from a position where people know what is ‘right’ from ‘wrong’ – on any particular thing, not necessarily legally wrong. Let me take ‘interpersonal violence’ asRead More

Decisions and consequences

Why do people make decisions at all? What to cook, when to cook, what car to buy, what phone, what action to take, what job, when to give notice.. and so on. Life is full of decisions. Ultimately most people in their ordinary lives make decisions because they wish forRead More

Knock on the door

Well, I’m making breakfast this morning – around 10:00 AM – and I hear the doorbell ring. No – I didn’t think that the ‘authorities’ had come for me, finally. So I step into my storm porch and see a man and a child. He’s smartly dressed in suit andRead More

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