Category Archives: Beliefs

Believing is seeing and seeing is doing.

VISION TESTING

 How Do You Examine Your Beliefs? We prefer to believe what we prefer to be true, paraphrased from a Francis Bacon quote My Process of Illumination (POI) examination method is “Vision Testing,” which involves looking at yourself in order to … Continue reading

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DECIDING ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE

And Probably Never Was A person’s ability to choose, as well as his right to choose, is the essence of freedom. How well he learns the skills involved in the process of choosing well determines his power of self-determination, his … Continue reading

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DECIDOPHOBIA

The Fear of Making Decisions Humanity craves but dreads autonomy, Walter Kaufman. My title and subtitle come from Walter Kaufman’s 1973 book, Without Guilt and Justice, with the subtitle, From Decidophobia to Autonomy. Decidophobia could also be thought of as … Continue reading

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PRETENDING

Believing What You Want to Believe You don’t get anything worth getting by pretending to know things you don’t know, Sam Harris. How many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see? Blowin’ In the Wind, Bob … Continue reading

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DONALD DOESN’T DOUBT

Trump Does Positive Certainty One of Trump’s strengths, grows out of the fact that “people hate ambiguity,” and if there is one thing Trump is not, it’s ambiguous, Bicchieri Cristina. It is obvious that Trump is never uncertain; there is never … Continue reading

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AMBIGUITY AVERSION

And Some Ambiguous Advice Today’s puzzle is to figure out what to do, when we don’t know what to do.  Jamie Holmes in Nonsense, The Power of Not Knowing, 2015.  I believe yesterday’s information anxiety is being replaced by today’s … Continue reading

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INQUIRY

A Search For Information Inquiry is fatal to certainty. Will Durant During the current coronavirus crisis, Donald Trump has answers; Dr. Fauci has questions. Having the answer too soon, as Donald Trump wants, and as Dr. Fauci warns us, is … Continue reading

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DON’T DELETE DOUBT

It Is Genuine Ignorance   Genuine ignorance is profitable because it leads to humility, curiosity and open-mindedness.   John Dewey A lot of people are working on the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  Not many people are even discussing Genuine Ignorance (GI). … Continue reading

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LIFE IS A JOURNEY

Plan To Take Detours The shortest distance between two points is always under construction.   Murphy’s Law  “Life is a journey not a destination” is a well-known saying. But most of us focus on the destination, on where we are heading. … Continue reading

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A KICK IN THE SEAT OF THE PANTS

Or A Whack On The Side Of The Head The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens, they need a kick in the … Continue reading

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