Category: Psychology & Philosophy

 

Patterns not predictions

As some will not know, I have been writing about ‘patterns‘ for quite some time. To be clear at the outset, for those who have not read what I have said, patterns predict nothing! Patterns create a probability in favour of the pattern. It’s a simple as ‘If you visitRead More

Not everybody

Not everybody is the same – jeez I know it’s obvious. So – why are there people who are called weird? I’m not talking about looks. Some people think differently about things, so they are labelled as weird. This is because they have some ideas that are pretty different toRead More

Success Mindsets

Following up on my recent post What is a Mindset?, I did some more private research on the topic. As was mentioned, there are different kinds of mindsets, in different situations for the same person. Some mindsets may dominate a person across a range of activities. Then I came acrossRead More

Probability, Prediction and Risk

I am overviewing my thoughts related to the two concepts ‘probability’ and ‘prediction’. The main reason why people want predictions, is to avoid risk materialising. Yes – I know some people would like a sound prediction for winning numbers on the next Euromillions jackpot. If you’re that type, move onRead More

What is mindset?

People use the word ‘mindset‘ fairly often. But what does it mean? Many will now reach for their dictionaries and Google. When I think about how others refer to mindset, I get the impression that they mean the person’s mind is set in a certain way. I think that’s partiallyRead More

I found it

Well, I know that I do not throw away things that are/were of value to me. I found the book FALLACY: The counterfeit of argument,  in a storage box in my garage today 2022-05-29 around 12:30PM. It means I’ve kept that book for just over 40 years! Snapshots below. ItRead More

Social media evidence

One of the big reasons I hang out and interact on social media, is to explore cultures and ways of thinking/behaviour.  So when you see some of the same represented in the utterances of Stupid (that imaginary impish figure in my mind), you know where that came from. The exampleRead More

Attractiveness and success

At any one time I have several posts in the backend that I am drafting, some over weeks and others over months. Obviously a topic may hit me and I decide there and then to get on with that, instead of creating yet another draft. So this morning (Sunday 8thRead More

Wonders of life

Wonders of Life is a series available for free on BBC Iplayer – for those with a TV licence. This is a good series. I came across some clips on YouTube then hunted it down. The first one I watched was “What is Life?” Prof Cox explains things so thatRead More

Some people do not know what social media is

Often times I make assertions based on my experiences. Social media occupies a lot of my time. I can observe how the humans think and react. I gather a lot of evidence, but I don’t often have the time to show what I gather. Well today provided a classic. SomeRead More

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