Tag Archives: Understanding

Do You Really Want to Understand?

Before you can begin to understand anything, in depth, at a fundamental level, where you are so well-versed in the subject matter that you can begin to gain genuine insights, you have to pass through a scary and somewhat humiliating … Continue reading

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Explaining Is Different to Describing

There are two distinct approaches to writing, I’ve found.  This applies mostly to writing about ideas, so it encompasses technical authorship as well as most punditry and texts about complex subjects, like economics, philosophy, popular science and so on.  You … Continue reading

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Consciousness, Curiosity, Creativity, Intuition, Dreaming and Imagination

These things seem, to me, to be deeply related and interconnected.  I don’t know why.  Call it a hunch.  I couldn’t find very much literature on the neural correlates of these six aspects of our cognitive functioning, so it seems … Continue reading

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Have You Noticed?

So many human interactions are enhanced by paying attention.  Indeed, the opposite is also true.  A human interaction can be rendered utterly worthless, bereft of content and destroyed forever, if you don’t pay attention. I’m increasingly of the opinion that … Continue reading

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Maslow’s “Being Values” as Aesthetic Compass – A Thought Experiment

According to Wikipedia: “Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist. He is noted for his conceptualization of a “hierarchy of human needs”, and is considered the founder of humanistic psychology. Beyond the routine … Continue reading

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