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Automatism + Automaticity – First Thoughts

Automatism and automaticity are “real concepts”, but they are not widely used … or at least not widely used everywhere in the same way. One of the fields where these concepts are most widely used is in the broad field … Continue reading Continue reading

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Do You Want To Be Right Or Do You Want To Be Happy?

Did anyone ever ask Galileo this question? Why or why not? Why do some people ask other people this question today?
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Is the way people are just the way they are, rather than being “wrong”?

A good friend asked me this, and I appreciate that honest feedback very much. My answer: No. People make mistakes. There is nothing special about humans — whether they are acting religiously or whether they are fanatical about following some … Continue reading Continue reading

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Preferred Fantasies

One way I can usually tell if I have “won” an argument is if/when the other person stops arguing. They usually say something like “I’ve got to do X” — meaning to imply something like “I don’t have the time … Continue reading
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Brands are Real-World Manifestations of Corporate Ego

Why are strong corporate brands prized, but strong individual egos despised?

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How to mash up the Serenity Prayer with a little humility

I have never really liked the serenity prayer, but primarily because the logic seems wrong in the way it is often quoted (there are some things which I do not feel able to accept, but also do not feel I … Continue reading
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When the whole world is reading, the whole world is writing, will anyone still be wronging?

I am a big advocate for transparency, but I have also long been burdened by the weight of my past decisions — “if only I woulda…”. I have been writing for years, but my children will probably end up writing … 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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Irrefutable failure of a prophecy does not cause true believers — people who have committed themselves to a belief both emotionally and by their life choices — to reconsider

Paul Krugman makes an astute observation: Back in the 1950s three social psychologists joined a cult that was predicting the imminent end of the world. Their purpose was to observe the cultists’ response when the world did not, in fact, … Continue reading
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