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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

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Siddhartha

It had to be found, the pristine source in one’s own self, it had to be possessed! Everything else was searching, was a detour, was getting lost. Thus were Siddhartha’s thoughts, this was his thirst, this was his suffering. “What is meditation? What is leaving one’s body? What is fasting? What is holding one’s breath? … Continue reading Siddhartha

As A Man Thinketh

Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes, And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills, Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:– He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: Environment is but his looking-glass A man is literally what he thinks, … Continue reading As A Man Thinketh

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  1. Very (very, very) helpful. Thank you Hatchum! – While reading it, I thought more than once of the following three writers/authors/commenters: Joanne K. Rowlings about the anti-biological left; Matt Taibbi declaring the left intellectually dead in his last post a few days ago and Dave Rubins bonmot of the Regressive Left, which caused him to say good-bye to that movement and turn towards classical liberalism = freedom of thought and speech, and equality with regard to chances, not with regard to outcome. Self-responsibility as the basis of your personal freedom (that is Jordan Peterson’s very important old – Kantian – thought).

    (Have your Siddharta-references anything to do with Hermann Hesse’s Siddharta? – Just asking while being just a nice bike-ride away from Hesse’s one-time (pretty rural) home near Konstanz).

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    1. You’re very welcome Dieter. I’m glad you found it valuable!

      Yes, those are highlights from the book. Which I wanted to think more about and review

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