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Points of Imaginary Tension

Beliefs are similar to a virus. When your mind is malleable they’re most likely to infect you. Young people all have malleable minds. From ages 0 to your teen years you’re very susceptible to these belief viruses. Although, strong viruses can infect you at any age. These viruses express themselves through our behavior. We act … Continue reading Points of Imaginary Tension

Dimensional Depth

Practice is the prerequisite to excelling at a skill. But what’s happening as one deepens their knowledge through practice? What are the differences we notice in experiencing someone who is an expert in their art? Well, what we are experiencing is the difference in dimensional depth. An expert has greater dimensional depth to their skills … Continue reading Dimensional Depth

We Are All The Same?

Outwardly humans look quite different from each other. We have different interests, clothing, cultures, ethnicities, and physical features. Yet, peel back the layers and it doesn’t seem to be true. I mean literally peel back the layers of skin on every human. Expose the muscle and tissue that lays underneath us all. We are just … Continue reading We Are All The Same?

Disconnected: The Paradox in our Adaptive Emotional Ability

Welcome to 2020. Where humans are more connected than ever. We have smartphones that fit in the palm of our hands. Their power surpassing supercomputers from just decades ago. They allow us the opportunity to connect with billions of others daily. Video call technology facilitates connections to relatives living abroad. Social media connecting us to … Continue reading Disconnected: The Paradox in our Adaptive Emotional Ability

Transcribed: Making Sense With Sam Harris Podcast #207 – Can We Pull Back From The Brink?

There is a short summary at the bottom. I hope you find this transcription useful. Thank you Sam for this podcast. It is much needed rationality in these chaotic times – hatchum  Welcome to the Making Sense podcast. This is Sam Harris. OK. Well, I have been trying to gather my thoughts for this podcast … Continue reading Transcribed: Making Sense With Sam Harris Podcast #207 – Can We Pull Back From The Brink?

The Benefit of Mindfulness for Readjusting your Habits

Note: My references to a higher self, are unrelated to any religious or spiritual woo woo. It refers to being virtuous. References to God/divinity are just for entertaining imagery. “We are acquisitive, greedy, and pugnacious because our blood remembers millenniums” – Will and Ariel durant We live in the future with a brain designed for … Continue reading The Benefit of Mindfulness for Readjusting your Habits

Imaginary Versus Reality

Subjective beliefs grounded in fiction should not be of greater importance than objective truths rooted in reality. A friend sent me an article from the Harvard Business Review titled “How Will You Measure Your Life?” The 4th principle the author, Clayton M. Christensen, states is “avoid the ‘marginal costs’ mistake.” This theory is supposed to … Continue reading Imaginary Versus Reality

Open Outward or Shrink Inward

“The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.” – Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman, is encouraging people to loosen … Continue reading Open Outward or Shrink Inward