Category Archives: Human Variables

Inspiration From Wu-Tang Clan

I must preface this by saying rap and hip-hop are not my thing. I’m a child of The Beatles and that era. When disco hit, music began to generally die for me. But even though rap and hip-hop are not … Continue reading

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The Optimism Of 1856

Andrew Jackson Davis, writing in 1856: I was at an Apple Store using an iPad Mini 5 and test-displaying three Google Books PDFs by him. I fell across that by accident. It’s from The Penetralia: Being Harmonial Answers to Important … Continue reading

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The Subject Of Belief, Again

The TRUE Power of your Beliefs – The Power of Positive Thinking That video inspired me to look up a Biblical story …

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Allocentrism

I’m watching a video with Jeff Hawkins explaining his latest hypotheses and theories about how the brain functions and in the accompanying chat, I saw this word I’d never encountered before: Allocentrism. Allocentrism is a collectivistic personality attribute whereby people … Continue reading

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Stop Making Things Worse!

Jordan Peterson: Making Things Worse (Long) How can anyone disagree with that? Anyone who does probably falls into this category: Zig Ziglar: YOU Are The Problem Previously here: Human Variables category

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If You See Yoda Quoted, Run Like Hell

Elizabeth Holmes in the now-defunct Theranos lobby. That was the first thing everyone entering the headquarters building saw. I have hated that goddammed idiotic line from the first time I ever heard it. Anyone who ever quotes it is either … Continue reading

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“The Premeditation Of Evils”

After the break, two videos.

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Napoleon Hill And Henry Ford

After posting Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes Deluded By Napoleon Hill?, I found a story that rings truer about Ford than the one Hill presented. Here it is: In America, when people write books they promote, they go to the bookstalls, they … Continue reading

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Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes Deluded By Napoleon Hill?

After finishing Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou, I couldn’t help but think back to a story in Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Here it is: A few years back, Ford decided … Continue reading

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Fake It Before You Make It: The Dale Car Scam Of The 1970s

“Fake it before you make it” is nothing new. I read the original Car & Driver magazine article when it was published back in the 1970s. Here are two Internet adaptations of the original article: The transgender con-artist and her … Continue reading

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