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Automatism + Automaticity – What is my role?

While writing the previous episodes, I wondered how other people would react to them. I decided to publish them even though I think most people are not very concerned about the well-being of others. I expect most people will react … Continue reading Continue reading

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Delusions of Grandeur

Wikipedia.org has two articles that seem somewhat related — one is about “delusions of grandeur”, the other is about “grandiosity”. From the latter: A distinction is made between individuals exhibiting grandiosity, which includes a degree of insight into their unrealistic … Continue reading Continue reading

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In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act

On wikipedia.org, it is debated whether this line is a quote by George Orwell or not. Even worse: On yahoo.com, there is this question: What does “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act” mean? … Continue reading Continue reading

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High self-esteem people make you feel good about yourself

I don’t think it’s that difficult to distinguish between people with narcissistic disorders and people with high self-esteem. Narcissists – real narcissists – abuse and destroy the people closest to them (and those of you who know what I’m talking … Continue reading
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You are my bee’s wax

Two people I enjoy following are Justine Musk and Ted Ernst. They each recently wrote interesting posts — on the one hand, Justine suggested to “provoke the world“, on the other Ted suggested to “give up hope“. You know what? … Continue reading
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meh.

I am not a very private or secretive person. Recently, someone close to me felt I “overshared” information — in other words: that I said something they did not feel it was right for me to say. I didn’t say … Continue reading
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Are there people who need an incentive to practice decent behavior?

Why?
And just from a practical point of view: How would / should that work?
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Sometime the Laws of Economics are not a feature — sometimes they’re a bug

There are many behaviors that actually benefit no one, but there are nonetheless incentives for people to engage in them. For example: When I was a teenager, many kids would drive around in cars with “no particular place to go”. … Continue reading
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The carpet, too, is moving under you…

Last week Paul Krugman acknowledged the existence of a global marketplace for work (in which not only employees in different countries compete for wages, but also robots are now increasingly displacing workers). Over the weekend, he posted this: the Fed’s … Continue reading
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