What we don’t understand, we fear. What we fear, we judge as evil. What we judge as evil, we attempt to control. And what we cannot control…we attack.
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
Several years ago in a business meeting of some sort the topic of health came up. The conversation, as it so often does, circled around to the topic of the importance of regular exercise. The stereotype of a computer geek spending all of his or her time at a desk is not that far from […]
One of my earliest lessons, and one that I periodically need to re-learn: my customers aren’t like me.
Being easily offended simply by someone’s choice of words you consider to be profane give them control you could otherwise keep.
One of my earliest memories.
Fishermen don’t go fishing for just any old creature that will take their bait, and neither should you.
Filtering by headline and brief scanning makes sense, but it doesn’t mean you’re “informed”.
Should representatives act more like a computer, or a parent?
How do you know what is and is not true? I mean, how do you know? It’s always been a tough question, but it seems even more difficult of late because of the explosion of fake news and information sources. How does one separate the wheat from the chaff? I’m not sure I have an […]
Today’s post will appear elsewhere, on another day. 🙂
Technically I’m “retired”, but it doesn’t look like it, and I sure don’t call it that.
In a flood of information we now each bear a responsibility for discerning truth from fiction. I’m not sure we’re ready.
This election was won on a very simple premise: people want simple answers to complex problems. The after-election analysis is no different.
A step along the path to recovering from my post-election depression is to be grateful. Thanksgiving happens at just the right time.
The solution to one problem is merely the creation of the next one. – Mark Manson(†) Common thinking is that a life without problems would be idyllic. “Not a care in the world” is the operative phrase. Sitting on a beach, sipping Mai-Tai’s is another vision. Even if it were possible, thanks, but no thanks.
In a flawed and biased environment, how does one go about finding **rational** alternate viewpoints?
“Always learning” is both a decision-making tool, as well as a kind of mantra for ongoing personal reflection.
Being a “jack of all trades” gets a bad rap. The traditional criticism is that instead of doing one thing very well, a jack of all trades does a number of things poorly. The full title in cases like this is “jack of all trades, master of none”. I am unabashedly a jack of all […]
One of the most common pieces of advice to improve writing is to read more and better books. And yet, apparently, university students aren’t.