Category: Humanities


Your deceptive mind

Just in case – I am not referring to any known person’s mind! This post is inspired by the book Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills – Course Guidebook by Dr Steven Novella. Nothing in this post refers to any identifiable individual, except where explicitly stated.Read More

I’m hounded by idiots

This post is of an anonymised online chat conversation I had on 14th October 2020. It went on for over 3 hours. I was doing other things in between. I was determined to learn something, though I knew I was dealing with idiots. The problem is that these idiots hadRead More


As usual this is not a lecture on attitude(s). This post is almost entirely about personal observations and my own thinking about the topic. There is a mindmap constructed after reading many sound references. In no way is this post a complete exploration of the topic. I can imagine IRead More

Change or not

A review of posts on this blog revealed that I have dealt with change before. In this post I aim to go deeper. This post is opinion only and not advice to any person. [See disclaimer at the end] Previous relevant posts (not a complete list): Emotion – the mainRead More

The nature of the flow of thought

An unusual individual has given free-willing consent to publishing this conversation. Some will be obsessed with XY’s and JS’s characteristics, identities and when all this happened – which is to miss other important things in this conversation. Human thought/thinking is a sequence of ideas and assertions using language. Its flowRead More

Turning 10 seconds into 5 minutes

For a long time, I’ve been observing how little people read things. Ahhhhh… but what does ‘read‘ or ‘reading‘ mean? The best definition I’ve found is, “the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message.” In this post I’m referring to things that people ought to have read i.e. variousRead More

Fallacy: Relative Privation

As usual this is triggered by my interactions in the background, with one or two who are gluttons for punishment – with exceptionally thick callouses on their backs! 😂 Oh yes – the beatings over the years has caused this. Obviously they derive some ‘masochistic’ pleasure from this! Just toRead More

The Dream

What’s the big dream!! Well, you who reads this might have to spend 44 seconds of your life checking it out. Oh dear – too much time! When I wrote about value in reading books, I did a Venn Diagram. Overnight, I realised that ‘cost’ could be seen as ‘risk’.Read More

Is there value in reading books?

It  may sound like a stupid question to some. If you think or know so, move on swiftly. This post is motivated by a web-based conversation I had the other night. I mentioned some book in a forum as a reference – not a recommendation to purchase. Someone then responded,Read More

Problem solving

As usual, it’s some discussion in the background that motivates me to think deeply about these things. But I draw on my experience of how people approach problems in general. I’ve been trying to extract some broad themes across a range of ‘problems’. So, I’m not focusing on mathematical, ITRead More

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