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Tag Archives: Thinking
How to Say Nothing in 500 Words
Paul McHenry Roberts (1917-1967) taught college English for over twenty years, first at San Jose State College and later at Cornell University. He wrote numerous books on linguistics, includingÂ Understanding GrammarÂ (1954),Â Patterns of EnglishÂ (1956), andÂ Understanding EnglishÂ (1958). Â Paul also wrote this essay, which … Continue reading
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Lies, Happiness, and The Tyranny of the Biographer
Being happy in your life and being happy about your life are very different concepts. This is a result of the fact that you have, in a sense, two selfs. There is an experiencing self, who lives in the present, … Continue reading
Posted in Advice, Choice, Food For Thought, Psychology, Quotes, Rationality Tagged Daniel Kahneman, Happiness, Rationality, TED, Thinking Leave a comment
Problem Solving In The Real World
From about 5 years old to somewhere between 18 and 30 years old, we’re asked to solve problems in some specific way in order to demonstrate we understand what the professor was paid to teach us. Â You’re allowed to use … Continue reading
Posted in Advice, Art, Business, Food For Thought, Psychology, Self-Improvement Tagged Academia, Academics, Problem, Structure, Thinking 2 Comments
Why Do We Do It This Way, Again?
Two newlyweds were spending their first Christmas together.Â Wanting to celebrate properly, the new wife asked her mother for the famous Christmas Ham recipe.Â The husband was excited. He watched as the wife prepared to dutifully follow the recipe.Â Curiously … Continue reading
Posted in Advice, Art, Business, Creativity, Food For Thought, Inspiration, Rationality, Self-Improvement Tagged Barriers, Parable, Purpose, Rationality, Rut, Thinking, Thought, Tradition Leave a comment