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 “WIGGLE ROOM”

 Space For Interpretation    What you see is an interpretation of what you see.  Kathryn Schulz In her book Being Wrong 2010, Kathryn Schulz makes the point than perception is the interpretation of sensation. Interpretation implies wiggle room, space to deviate … Continue reading

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THE SPOTLIGHT EFFECT

Everything Outside It Is Obscure  The spotlight effect is thinking that what you see is all there is.  Chip Heath & Dan Heath Metaphorically you can’t observe your reality with a spotlight; you need more than a spotlight, and more … Continue reading

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WHAT, WHY, and HOW?

 The Virtue Of Questions  Questions are like keys, James Ryan. I like the simile that questions are like keys. My positive uncertainty strategy is all about questions. And questions are the keys to knowledge and understanding, and to illuminating your … Continue reading

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CLIMBING THE WRONG LADDER

Or The Second Mountain People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.  Thomas Merton. This bog is because I am … Continue reading

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DON QUIXOTE

                                                And The Process Of Illumination  Don Quixote teaches us that life is to be challenged. James March James March was a professor at Stanford when I was a Stanford doctoral student (1963). He gave me permission to audit his … Continue reading

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DECISION MAKING IS LIKE DANCING

Decision Making Is A Process, Not An Outcome  The Wu Li Master does not teach; he “dances” with his student                                         … Continue reading

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THE HIDDEN INFORMATION PROBLEM

When You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know  Wrap your arms around uncertainty and accept it. Focus on the process instead.                          Anne Duke  Once again, this blog is … Continue reading

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MY POSSIBILITY PRINCIPLE

Positive Uncertainty  It may have happened, it may not have happened but it could have happened.                 Mark Twain      Life is full of possibilities; so is my writing. This blog is the result of my … Continue reading

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SKEPTICISM

A Path Toward Critical Thinking  Extreme credulity is a fraternal twin of extreme skepticism. Kurt Anderson  A stimulus for this blog came from the writing of Kurt Anderson. * American devotion to religious and intellectual freedom, over the centuries, morphed … Continue reading

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THE INNER JOURNEY

And Its Subjective Transitions The only journey is the journey within. Rainer Maria Rilke  It is said that life is a journey, not a destination. It could also be said that life is an inner journey with inner transitions along … Continue reading

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