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The Route of our Discontent

“There is a considerable overlap between the intelligence of the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists” – US National Park scientist, when asked why it was so extremely difficult to design bear-proof rubbish bins. The Question In the last post … Continue reading

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The Unanticipated Consequences of Unfettered Emotions

“Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.” ― Jean Racine The chart in the previous post showed a general trend toward very negative emotions and behaviors among those having Closed Comfort Bubbles and Control issues.  It … Continue reading

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The Affliction of Emotions

We have no problem in recognizing, or staking claim to the fact that we are highly evolved thinking beings (our conscious cognitive state) who also possess a strong free will (our conscious volitional state), both of which take significant time … Continue reading

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The Root of Our Emotions

Last time I posted (here) it was about the progression from benign conspiracy theories to fake news to hate vitriol.  As much of an unfortunate start that benign conspiracy theories are, an even worse ending is when they morph into … Continue reading

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The Jump From Benign Conspiracy Theories to Fake News to Hate Vitriol

On most occasions we would find something minorly amusing when the media presents us with a wacky conspiracy theory.  The Earth Is Flat 1 comes to mind, as possibly does The Moon Landing Was Faked.2  However, some conspiracy theories loom much larger … Continue reading

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On Freedom and Responsibility, via a Parable

I settled on this topic in March, but did not begin it until May, and it is now August.  Life intervened.  This time in the form of extended travel – first to Eastern Europe on a fact-finding mission, then to … Continue reading

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7 Words to Change the World

“There is always a gap between the experience and the fuller truth.  One problem is that the size of the gap (between the event and our speaking out about it) is inversely proportional to what we think we already know.” A … Continue reading

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On Developing Leadership Attributes

There are times when I come across something that neatly distills and packages a number of thoughts that concern the development of leaders.  Not just the “How do I develop leadership skills in my organization?” question, but the not-so-subtle question … Continue reading

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The Weinstein and Kalanick Syndromes

“If I don’t know it, it doesn’t matter because it doesn’t exist. If I don’t understand it, it’s wrong.” I’m all in on respecting Gap Theory, so in the time after Harvey Weinstein was, well, revealed for who he was, … Continue reading

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The Baker’s Dilemma – A Parable

In a small village there was a bakery shop. Its owner had inherited the bakery from his father, who had inherited it from his father before him. It was not the only bakery in the village, but it was well … Continue reading

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