Monthly Archives: January 2015

Engagement is Beautiful

One thing many people often forget is that engagement does not describe a status so much as it describes an activity. People who are familiar with my thinking — and even moreso the thinking of the giants I sometimes attempt … Continue reading Continue reading

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People as Content: Virtual Content vs. “In Real Life” (IRL) Content

Whenever we look through a kaleidoscope and make even the smallest of adjustments, the new picture that results can become very different from the one we were just looking at a moment ago (this is a favorite metaphor my mother … Continue reading Continue reading

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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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Topics as Locations: Physical Location vs. Virtual Location

There are many people who get very excited about local search… — and so do I; but only a very few think about location in a way that could be described as even just remotely similar to the way I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Money Doesn’t Make Us Happy

Many people seem to make some kind of logical mistake (I wish I knew more fancy latin names for the type of logical errors people make in their reasoning — then I could perhaps add a neato phrase here to … 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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The Theory of Handles and Relationships

In a sense, this is a theory of what it means to be a theory… — but that would actually make it appear rather insignificant. It is much more: It is also a description of relationships, and the role these … Continue reading Continue reading

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Loving Heartstrings: The Search for Meaning is a Quest for Love

Over the holidays, I have been mildly entertained by people discussing what are the best bang-for-your-buck opportunities for consumption… — this or that party, celebration, offer, whatever. I do not claim to be entirely innocent of the “quest for deals” … Continue reading Continue reading

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