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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Listening Or Telling?  To be wise has changed from being able to answer the questions                                                      to being able to question the answers.   Unknown Children ask questions, adults tell the answers. Which is the best way to learn? Students are taught … Continue reading

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THE COMPLEXITY OF CREATIVITY

Requires Being Capable Of Change If I had to express in one word what makes creative personalities  different from others, it’s complexity. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi The theory of creativity may be like chaos theory — so full of complexity that we … Continue reading

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DONT CONFUSE ME WITH DATA

I Can’t Make Up My Mind Knowing More And Understanding Less In The Age Of Big Data                                           Michael Lynch The … Continue reading

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THE ELEPHANT AND THE RIDER

A Metaphor To Live By The mind is a wild elephant. The Buddha Yes I apparently like elephant metaphors. So here are more elephant metaphors for your learning or at least enjoyment. In his 2006 book The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan … Continue reading

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SEEKING MEANING

My Meaning-Making Perspective And we see how we have come from seeking meaning to finding meaning in the seeking.  Daniel Boorstin Have you ever asked: What is the meaning of my life? Have you ever had discussions about this with … Continue reading

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THE GORILLA, THE ELPHANT, AND ME

  My Perception Blindness We experience far less of our reality than we think we do.                                                Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons You and I have a perceptual blindness of reality. We don’t see what we don’t pay attention to. … Continue reading

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THE BENEFIT OF DOUBT

And The Wisdom Of Maybe Doubt is the act of challenging our beliefs. Katherine Schulz One of my favorite authors, Katherine Schulz, in her 2010 book Being Wrong, reports that most children grow up living in a black and white, … Continue reading

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NO THOUGHT IS AN ISLAND

It’s An Ocean Of Ideas Thoughts do not pass through consciousness as separate strands of experience,                   but they are constantly interconnected and modify each other as they go along.                                                        Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi No thought is an island reminds me … Continue reading

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OUT OF TOUCH WITH NATURE

“Nature-Deficit Disorder” Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.                             Albert Einstein My subtitle comes from Richard Louv’s 2008 book: Lost Child In The Woods; Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder. Louv says that the child in … Continue reading

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BEING MORTAL

Atul Gawande, 2014 This is my personal review of a book that has been interesting and helpful to me. It may be interesting to others — depending on one’s age. I am learning things I didn’t know about aging and … Continue reading

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