Tag: mind

 

What the devil is health?

Well, in case somebody expects a lecture on this, they have another thing coming! Today – in the midst of rapid acceleration of COVID-19 infections and deaths worldwide, I decide to ask a few people ‘What is health?‘ I’m a bit naughty, asking stupidly simple questions like that. Not surprisinglyRead More

Evidence is a waste of time

This is NOT about all the lovely things people can and should do with evidence and related issues. This is about what the human mind tends to do with evidence that is unpalatable (causing discomfort etc): Doubt it. Avoid evaluating it. Rubbish it. Apply unsavoury labels to persons who reportRead More

Controlling your world

Did I say ‘controlling the world?’ I did NOT! I said ‘your world’. What does ‘your world’ mean? I mean the probabilities of events that are happening now and preparing for probabilities of events likely to happen in the future. Some fool needs an example. It’s this simple: if youRead More

Mental health recovery

This weekend I’ve been thinking a lot about this. I searched all my knowledge bases. I then broke this down to the simplest aggregate of ideas. At the outset, none of this is advice for any known or unknown individual. The bio-psychosocial model of care has been around for theRead More

What people do to other people

What a week! ‘Everybody’ likes to think that they would treat others as they would themselves. Normally, that includes kindness and sensitivity etc. However, my observations over they years is that this does not happen ‘all the time’. I haven’t done a statistical survey of it nor do I intendRead More

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

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