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What is your relationship with your self?

I had a very deep and intense conversation with a friend.  We talked about “that feeling of being alone” and that relationships will come and go and really, “I am all that I can guarantee that I have” at the … Continue reading

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Emotional Training Model

Bearlamp: Previous, First Greaterwrong: Previous, First Lesswrong: Previous, First Life is propagated by two main clusters of emotions. (*Yes I know it’s more like a spectrum but this is the poor simplification I am using for now) The “good” feelings that we move towards, and the … Continue reading

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The Feedback Problem

First: The problem of other minds Previous: Experimental Apparatus “Let me practice my free throw from different distances so that I can throw well wherever I am in the game”.  Anders Ericsson (10,000 hours guy) in Peak, talks about deliberate practice.  He … Continue reading

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Experimental Apparatus

Previous: The problem of other minds Science really likes to isolate variables.  From first grade, dropping a ball to measure gravity experiment.  We talk about the wind resistance on the ball, and how it might affect a measurement.  So we repeat … Continue reading

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The problem of other minds

I’m trapped in here and you are trapped in there. It’s an odd problem. How do we communicate when we are each locked in our own Chinese room. In computing terms – a handshake allows for an affirmation of knowledge … Continue reading

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Books I read 2017 – Part 3. Spirituality, Fun, Politics

This is part 3 of my book summaries, the introduction paragraph is repeated.  If you are interested in relationships and learning here is part 1, and Psychology and Management in part 2. This year I read 79 or so books.  Also … Continue reading

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why don’t people communicate?

I’m struggling with my partner, he doesn’t communicate. I tell him I need to understand what is going on for him but he doesn’t seem to be able to get it out and across to me.  I don’t know if … Continue reading

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I’m going to help you quit Facebook with some science

I was a serial Facebook addict.  I used to spend 2+ hours a day on Facebook, most days.  Until I worked out how to change my mind. Let’s talk about the news feed.  We all have this feeling that the … Continue reading

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Basic model of Sending a Message (Communication 101)

My hope in writing this out is that you go “well duh!  Of course” and then pretend like you knew this all already.  Whether or not you did is up to you. With communication there is going to be a … Continue reading

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No Offence, no defence.

On the case of saying the phrase, “no offence” followed by a statement that may or may not cause offence. Should you use the phrase? Should you avoid the phrase? Is the phrase misleading? For what purpose might one misuse … Continue reading

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