Monthly Archives: May 2017

GENUINE IGNORANCE

A Beginners Mind “Genuine ignorance is profitable because it leads to humility, curiosity and open-mindedness.”   John Dewey A lot is being written lately about the virtues of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Not many people are even discussing Genuine Ignorance (GI). I believe … Continue reading

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INATTENTIONAL BLINDNESS *

What You Don’t Pay Attention To Attention is our currency, and it’s precious. Florence Williams Without it we don’t see, hear, taste.  Paul Atchley We only experience what we pay attention to. Attention has two basic types:                 1) voluntary, active, … Continue reading

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM *

And The Donkey In A Different Room Never the twain shall meet. “The elephant in the room” is a metaphorical idiom describing a major problem or controversial issue that is obviously present but avoided as a subject for discussion because … Continue reading

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OLD DOGMA

No New Tricks You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks. Dorothy Parker The reason you can’t teach an old dogma new tricks is because dogma feels so good. Why change when being certain feels so comfortable? Dogma is truly … Continue reading

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