ROLF DOBELLI ~ THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY ~ 2013 ~ [TRANSLATION ~ NICKY GRIFFIN ~ 2013]

~ WN-NEC-NNI-NUG-NFH-AWNILI ~ We Need – No Extra Cunning – No New Ideas – No Unnecessary Gadgets – No Frantic Hyperactivity – All We Need Is Less Irrationality

~ SB-BTIMMVTF-PSOTCOS-GAIBFVTGO-O-P-P/I/C ~ Survivorship Bias – Because Triumph Is Made More Visible Than Failure – People Systematically Overestimate Their Chances Of Success – Guard Against It By Frequently Visiting The Graves Of – Once-Promising – Projects / Investment / Careers

~ CI-WICT-PR-WAO-RYS-FC-PC ~ Clustering Illusion – When It Comes To – Pattern Recognition – We Are Oversensitive – Regain Your Skepticism – First Consider – Pure Chance

~ SP-TMPWFACI-TB(T)WDTITB-TIOC-A ~ Social Proof – The More People Who Follow A Certain Idea – The Better (Truer) We Deem The Idea To Be – This Is Of Course – Absurd

~ SCF-T/M/E/L-TMWI-TGTSCA-A-TGTUTCB-ANFC-LT-C-E-D-EOJ-NMHMYHAI-OYAOTFCABC ~ Sunk Cost Fallacy – Time / Money / Energy / Love – The More We Invest – The Greater The Sunk Costs Are – And – The Greater The Urge To Continue Becomes – A Need For Consistency – Leads To – Costly – Even – Disastrous – Errors Of Judgment – No Matter How Much You Have Already Invested – Only Your Assessment Of The Future Costs And Benefits Counts

~ R-PHEDBIAPD ~ Reciprocity – People Have Extreme Difficulty Being In Another Person’s Debt

~ CB-TTTINISTIBCWO-E-T/B/C-TIADP

~ Confirmation Bias – The Tendency To Interpret New Information So That It Becomes Compatible With Our – Existing – Theories / Beliefs / Convictions – This Is A Dangerous Practice

~ AB-WYAATMAD-TAWAFMBEAIOYR ~ Authority Bias – Whenever You Are About To Make A Decision – Think About Which Authority Figures Might Be Exerting An Influence On Your Reasoning

~ CE-WDN-S-G-C ~ Contrast Effect – We Don’t Notice – Small – Gradual – Changes

~ AB-WCAPOTW-UTETMECTM ~ Availability Bias – We Create A Picture Of The World – Using The Examples That Most Easily Come To Mind

~ ISI-ROE-IGSATFOOM-IDEHTBT ~ If Something Is – Repeated Often Enough – It Gets Stored At The Forefront Of Our Minds – It Doesn’t Even Have To Be True

~ SB-S-TGUA-FSOU-WIL-T-BR ~ Story Bias – Stories – They Give Us A – False Sense Of Understanding – Which Inevitably Leads – To – Bigger Risks

~ HB-IR-ESCAI-IMUBWABPTWAA-CUTBAAOK-A-C-TTTMR ~ Hindsight Bias – In Retrospect – Everything Seems Clear And Inevitable – It Makes Us Believe We Are Better Predictors Than We Actually Are – Causing Us To Be Arrogant About Our Knowledge – And – Consequentially – To Take Too Much Risk

~ W-S-O-O-K-A-ATP-OAMS ~ We – Systematically – Overestimate – Our – Knowledge – And – Ability To Predict – On A Massive Scale

~ CK-DNC-T-CS-T-R-T-N-T-S-T-VV-O-T-CG-WTW-PTK ~ Chauffeur Knowledge – Do Not Confuse – The – Company Spokesperson – The – Ringleader – The – Newscaster – The – Schmoozer – The – Verbiage Vendor – Or – The – Cliche Generator – With Those Who – Possess True Knowledge

~ IOC-TTTBTWCISOWWHANS ~ Illusion Of Control – The Tendency To Believe That We Can Influence Something Over Which We Have Absolutely No Sway

~ ‘PB’ ~ “Placebo Buttons”

~ OB-WTTE-D-BOT-R-RTOT-DP ~ Outcome Bias – We Tend To Evaluate – Decisions – Based On The – Result – Rather Than On The – Decision Process

~ LIM-POC-A-TIAL-WIIE-ASOCDQOL-HCYBSYAMTRC? ~ Less Is More – Paradox Of Choice – Abundance – There Is A Limit – When It Is Exceeded – A Surfeit Of Choices Destroys Quality Of Life – How Can You Be Sure You Are Making The Right Choice?

~ LB-TMWLS-TMIWAT-H-TP ~ Liking Bias – The More We Like Someone – The More Inclined We Are To – Help – That Person

~ AJAP-IOWISI ~ Always Judge A Product – Independent Of Who Is Selling It

~ EE-WCTTBMVTMWOT ~ Endowment Effect – We Consider Things To Be More Valuable The Moment We Own Them

~ DCTT-CYPSTT-‘U’-HBTY-T-KIMTICRT(OM)-ITBOAE ~ Don’t Cling To Things – Consider Your Property Something That The – “Universe” – Has Bestowed To You – Temporarily – Keep In Mind That It Can Recoup This (Or More) – In The Blink Of An Eye

~ GT-IYEFYIAT-UG-YMSYM-EIYTDNLI-QTA-EIYREFTWN ~ GroupThink – If You Ever Find Yourself In A Tight – Unanimous Group – You Must Speak Your Mind – Even If Your Team Does Not Like It – Question Tacit Assumptions – Even If You Risk Expulsion From The Warm Nest

~ NOP-WHNIGO-R-AT-DPADT ~ Neglect Of Probability – We Have No Intuitive Grasp Of – Risk – And Thus – Distinguish Poorly Among Different Threats

~ SE-TTRTS-I-ALICT ~ Scarcity Error – The Typical Response To Scarcity – Is – A Lapse In Clear Thinking

~ GF-ACAIAII-TISN-BF ~ Gambler’s Fallacy – As Comforting An Idea As It Is – There Is Simply No – Balancing Force

~ LA-TFO-LS-MPMTTPO-GS-O-EV ~ Loss Aversion – The Fear Of – Losing Something – Motivates People More Than The Prospect Of – Gaining Something– Of – Equal Value

~ WHBTD-‘DOR’-FTSR-TTTTBRTTMWTOTO ~ We Hide Behind Team Decisions – “Diffusion Of Responsibility” – For The Same Reason – Teams Tend To Take Bigger Risks Than Their Members Would Take On Their Own

~ TDOGCBMBMIPAVAP ~ The Disadvantages Of Groups Can Be Mitigated By Making Individual Performances As Visible As Possible

~ CINC-SWIPA-TC-TOTB-TE-A-VV-A-S-TINLAA ~ Correlation Is Not Causality – Sometimes What Is Presented As – The Cause – Turns Out To Be – The Effect – And – Vice Versa – And – Sometimes – There Is No Link At All

~ HE-WA-SA-DU-A-AHWSTFP-OOVOTC-TCT-GBFV-DD-ITTTDSR ~ Halo Effect – When A – Single Aspect – Dazzles Us – And – Affects How We See The Full Picture – Obstructs Our View Of True Characteristics – To Counteract This – Go Beyond Face Value – Dig Deeper – Invest The Time To Do Serious Research

~ F-WRDTIS-DOHTAP ~ Framing – We React Differently To Identical Situations – Depending On How They Are Presented

~ AB-LA-EIIAN-AWASI-NOU-I-NOSC-WFCTDS-A ~ Action Bias – Look Active – Even If It Achieves Nothing – Accentuated When A Situation Is – New Or Unclear – In – New Or Shaky Circumstances – We Feel Compelled To Do Something – Anything

~ S-SB-WASTOAFTEF ~ Self-Serving Bias – We Attribute Success To Ourselves And Failure To External Factors

~ ISPAATTW-‘B’-NLHW-‘B’-TULWGTWOHI ~ It Seems People Are Addicted To The Word – “Because” – Never Leave Home Without – “Because” – This Unassuming Little Word Greases The Wheels Of Human Interaction

~ M-DNAM-IMC-IDJTO ~ Money – Does Not Always Motivate – In Many Cases – It Does Just The Opposite

~ IB-TDTMIGBD ~ Information Bias – The Delusion That More Information Guarantees Better Decisions

~ TBWT-SYFNS-IT-AT ~ The Best Way To – Shield Yourself From Nasty Surprises – Is To – Anticipate Them

~ WWLION-WA-POOE-WM-CD-B-CO-F-NO-T ~ Whether We Like It Or Not – We Are – Puppets Of Our Emotions – We Make – Complex Decisions – By – Consulting Our – Feelings – Not Our – Thoughts

~ TBTRLTTOA-TII-NIMCTOOB-WBTIUGS-K-RYIOWTSSACFSRP-BYOTC ~ The Belief That Reflection Leads To Truth Or Accuracy – The Introspection Illusion – Nothing Is More Convincing Than Our Own Beliefs – We Believe That Introspection Unearths Genuine Self-Knowledge – Regard Your Internal Observations With The Same Skepticism As Claims From Some Random Person – Become Your Own Toughest Critic

~ MDANWE-EWTHSTTSE ~ Most Doors Are Not Worth Entering – Even When The Handle Seems To Turn So Effortlessly

~ TIAGAOTEOTI ~ The Inept Are Gifted At Overlooking The Extent Of Their Incompetence

~ BS-DTT-SS-E ~ Book Smarts – Don’t Transfer To – Street Smarts – Easily

~ S-C-NTTR ~ Self-Control – Needs Time To Refuel

~ PATS-AMAY-RTN ~ Pay Attention To Silences – As Much As You – Respond To Noises

~ CTP-NJTC ~ Check The Periphery – Not Just The Center

~ EAATCBSWTETK ~ Expect An Approach That Can Be Solved With The Expert’s Tool Kit

~ C-P-DTB-EATA ~ Cherry-Picking – Drawing The Bull’s-Eye Around The Arrow

~ TCA-WIA-TFOK-C-‘N’ ~ Two Centuries Ago – We Invented A – Toxic Form Of Knowledge – Called – “News”

~ Y-NBBFUTW ~ Yes – Nothing Beats Books For Understanding The World

DANIEL GOLEMAN ~ FOCUS ~ 2013

~ WTLB-AAE-RHMOTT-IRTAEWSTA ~ While The Link Between – Attention And Excellence – Remains Hidden Most Of The Time – It Ripples Through Almost Everything We Seek To Accomplish

~ TEHYPSSAEG-MHTASCS-B-TACAQAHTSHMLT-DICMS ~ The Endless Hours Young People Spend Staring At Electronic Gadgets – May Help Them Acquire Specific Cognitive Skills – But – There Are Concerns And Questions About How Those Same Hours May Lead To – Deficits In Core Mental Skills

~ TDLB-FR-A-PR-LIWONWCUWS-TSOI-AT-CLT-DT-G-O-I-OTOH-WJK-OOTSLOW ~ The Dividing Line Between – Fruitless Rumination – And – Productive Reflection – Lies In Whether Or Not We Come Up With Some – Tentative Solution Or Insight – And Then – Can Let Those – Distressing Thoughts – Go – Or – If – On The Other Hand – We Just Keep – Obsessing Over The Same Loop Of Worry

~ TMOFGD-TWWD ~ The More Our Focus Gets Disrupted – The Worse We Do

~ SFDW-TO-O-ED-ONWFSAITFIE ~ Since Focus Demands We – Tune Out – Our – Emotional Distractions – Our Neural Wiring For Selective Attention Includes That For Inhibiting Emotion

~ EVOAHIU ~ Every Variety Of Attention Has Its Uses

~ TVFT-AHOOTAD-STMWBSAT-AMTCETF ~ The Very Fact That – About Half Of Our Thoughts Are Daydreams – Suggests There May Well Be Some Advantages To – A Mind That Can Entertain The Fanciful

~ LCCRCITFOW-FP-I-WOHTRTVNTFACSITFP ~ Life’s Creative Challenges Rarely Come In The Form Of Well-Formulated Puzzles – Instead – We Often Have To Recognize The Very Need To Find A Creative Solution In The First Place

~ T-CC-WN-FT-W-WCSAOA ~ The – Creative Cocoon – We Need – Free Time – Where – We Can Sustain An Open Awareness

~ GT:SBS ~ GroupThink: Shared Blind Spots

~ W-IFMF-ATGAII-TBDWBM-B-GT-BWTUA-WKEWNT ~ When Information Flows Most Freely – Among The Group And Into It – The Best Decisions Will Be Made – But – GroupThink – Begins With The Unstated Assumption – We Know Everything We Need To

~ TRWNBTC-Y-EBATTWASSI-A-TTPEYGBB-TW-‘RLAIIWS’ ~ The Results Were No Better Than Chance – Yet – Everyone Behaved As Though There Were A Special Skill Involved – And – The Top Performers Each Year Got Big Bonuses – They Were – “Rewarding Luck As If It Were Skill”

~ AATGT:EYCOCBYCZ-A-IAI-GIBBAACON-BSC ~ Another Antidote To Groupthink: Expand Your Circle Of Connection Beyond Your Comfort Zone – And – Inoculate Against In-Group Isolation By Building An Ample Circle Of No-BS Confidants

~ ARE ~ Attention Regulates Emotion

~ TBS:ACLOS-C-IEBAPAPO-A-FS-AH-AA-SC/WOFO/IQ-W-ACIFILS ~ The Big Shock: A Child’s Level Of Self-Control – Is Every Bit As Powerful A Predictor Of – Adult – Financial Success – And – Health – As Are – Social Class / Wealth Of Family Origin / IQ – Willpower – A Completely Independent Force In Life Success

~ TPT-DOFOOT-A-IO-LATCOW ~ The Power To – Direct Our Focus Onto One Thing – And – Ignore Others – Lies At The Core Of Willpower

~ E-W-AT-IAP-GMAAUL-A-O-B-UC-CRI-O-AC-GTM-B-O-T-DA-MAAOI-THMHPI ~ Everything – We – Attend To – In Another Person – Generates Meaning At An Unconscious Level – And – Our – Bottom-Up Circuitry – Constantly Reads It – Our – Automatic Circuitry – Gets The Message – But – Our – Top-Down Awareness – Misses Almost All Of It – These Hidden Messages Have Powerful Impacts

~ ASF:ISOSSAP:TPTTTOTP ~ A Subtle Force: Invisible Signs Of Social Status And Powerlessness: The Powerful Tend To Tune Out The Powerless

~ TAOTPTD-IP-A-IT-B-PNA-HBTFO-SP-WAF-RBPATPWPMALAT-TPAPATOPATN-TW-OTOH-CHH-TM-TCATBLAOTNOOP ~ The Ability Of The Powerful To Dismissive – Inconvenient People – And – Inconvenient Truths – By – Paying No Attention – Has Become The Focus Of – Social Psychologists – Who Are Finding – Relationships Between Power And The People We Pay Most And Least Attention To – The Poor Are Particularly Attentive To Other People And Their Needs – The Wealthy – On The Other Hand – Can Hire Help – This Means – They Can Afford To Be Less Aware Of The Needs Of Other People

~ TMYCAS-TMAYP-A-TMAYP-TMYC-AIWL ~ The More You Care About Someone – The More Attention You Pay – And – The More Attention You Pay – The More You Care – Attention Interweaves With Love

~ AWDTRP? ~ Are We Defining The Right Problem?

~ DWHTRD? ~ Do We Have The Right Data?

~ WATABTATDGFI?-DTMGTAMOR? ~ What Are The Assumptions Behind The Algorithm The Data Gets Fed Into? – Does The Model Guiding Those Assumption Map On Reality?

~ WWAMB-PE-WWDFMMATUTALL-IASLIA ~ When We Are Motivated By – Positive Emotions – What We Do Feels More Meaningful And The Urge To Act Lasts Longer – It All Stays Longer In Attention

~ SL ~ Systems Literacy

~ ‘DALY’ ~ “Disability Adjusted Life Years”

~ VAOT-I-P/C/MP-WDIAEE-WNOKOCA-EI-W-ST-WNTRTA-AH-EO-FTF ~ Virtually All Of Today’s – Industrial – Platforms / Chemicals / Manufacturing Processes – Were Developed In An Earlier Era – When No One Knew Or Cared About – Environmental Impacts – With – Systems Thinking – We Need To Rethink Them All – A Huge – Entrepreneurial Opportunity – For The Future

~ HAHOP-ANFGP-HEIAD-PA-WP-MACD-SP-AIA-FL-TLY-REACT-PFA-ST-BTMPS-SSC-A-EOCNNFWWAP ~ Hours And Hours Of Practice – Are Necessary For Great Performance – How Experts In Any Domain – Pay Attention – While Praticing – Makes A Crucial Difference – Smart Practice – Always Includes A – Feedback Loop – That Lets You – Recognize Errors And Correct Them – Paying Full Attention – Seems To – Boost The Mind’s Processing Speed – Strengthen Synaptic Connections – And – Expand Or Create Neural Networks For What We Are Practicing

~ AFOOS-UUTADFASOTN-I/P/P-IC-SOW-EADSO-OAG-CUD ~ A Focus On Our Strengths – Urges Us Toward A Desired Future And Stimulates Openness To New – Ideas / People / Plans – In Contrast – Spotlighting Our Weaknesses – Elicits A Defensive Sense Of – Obligation And Guilt – Closing Us Down

~ WPW-SSU-A-OA-TANN-EL-ITLTR-EI ~ While People With – Superior Systems Understanding – Are – Organizational Assets – They Are Not Necessarily – Effective Leaders – If They Lack The Requisite – Emotional Intelligence

~ PFOTST-WITTGR-WVNAPT-WNTBDNTPFG ~ Politicians Focus On The Short Term – What It Takes To Get Reelected – With Virtually No Attention Paid To – What Needs To Be Done Now To Protect Future Generations

~ TA-HI-IA-TS:EO-AAU-IO-IO-IOCAS ~ There’s A – Hidden Ingredient – In Any – True Solution: Enhancing Our – Attention And Understanding – In Ourselves – In Others – In Our Communities And Societies

~ ITSTLIOGPTASG-LIWD-W-WAF-OSM-O-IAO-O-SAAW-WAALIOWOA ~ In The Sense That Leaders Influence Or Guide People Toward A Shared Goal – Leadership Is Widely Distributed – Whether – Within A Family – On Social Media – Or – In An Organization – Or – Society As A Whole – We Are All Leaders In One Way Or Another

~ GL-BTWC ~ Great Leaders – Benefit The Widest Circle

~ WNTROES-FI-HN ~ We Need To Reinvent Our Economic Systems – Factoring In – Human Needs

~ I-OF-SO-O-PE-S-I-IR-A-OOSG-T-ITLR-AOU-AAS-A-D ~ If – Our Focus – Serves Only – Our – Personal Ends – Self-Interest – Immediate Reward – And – Our Own Small Group – Then – In The Long Run – All Of Us – As A Species – Are – Doomed

HELEN WILKES ~ THE AGING OF AQUARIUS ~ 2018

~ I-P&P-AA-E ~ Igniting – Passion & Purpose – As An – Elder

~ IINSTFTIO-‘TGL’-HBSBSPAEA ~ It Is Natural Sometimes To Forget That Images Of – “The Good Life” – Have Been Shaped By Skillful Promoters And Effective Advertising

~ WATSTOOE-GAB-UWAHAWWAAHWGH-WALTSSITP ~ We Are All The Sum Total Of Our Experiences – Good And Bad – Unless We Are Honest About Who We Are And How We Got Here – We Are Likely To Stay Stuck In The Past

~ WWFTA-THWU-WEUTTFIWATWT-TI-EP-ACB-A-DOAS-NOTSTP-T-IE-RAAD-SHNTM-O-O-P-L-M ~ When We Fail To Acknowledge – The Hole Within Us – We End Up Trying To Fill It With All The Wrong Things – These Include – Excess Possessions – A Constant Busyness – And – Distractions Of All Sorts – None Of These Solve The Problem – That – Inner Emptiness – Revolves Around A Deep-Seated Human Need To Make – Our – One – Precious – Life – Meaningful

~ HYBHAFS? ~ Have You Been Hiding A False Self?

~ T-GOD-WNSGFAWROP ~ The – Good Old Days – Were Not So Good For A Wide Range Of People

~ AA-E-ICSS-IAW-B-ICRFLTOW ~ As An – Elder – I Cannot Singlehandedly Stop – Injustice And Wrongdoing – But – I Can Refrain From Looking The Other Way

~ A-FAF-TTY-WSYC ~ Ask – Family And Friends – To Tell You – Which Sayings You Cite

~ FWB ~ Fostering Well-Being

~ WAUTFPUWSI ~ We Are Unlikely To Find Purpose Unless We Seek It

~ TPYOTBALAOAYBUOY ~ Try Patting Yourself On The Back At Least As Often As You Beat Up On Yourself

~ STWOP ~ Strong Ties With Other People

~ RIC-SI-AAM-HR ~ Researchers Increasingly Cite – Social Isolation – As A Major – Health Risk

~ PIL ~ Purpose In Life

~ C-MT-EE-EBAMAICT-VY ~ Curiosity – Marks The – Energetic Elder – Every Bit As Much As It Characterizes The – Very Young

~ CAEIUTFOC ~ Childhood And Elderhood Invite Us To Feed Our Curiosity

~ CCOC ~ Creating Circles Of Connectivity

~ FAP-WWWFTSOCAAGMPTJ ~ Friends And People – With Whom We Feel That Spark Of Connection Are A Gift More Precious Than Jewels

~ S-I-WBTAADOOOL ~ Sometimes – Inadvertently – We Become The Authors And Designers Of Our Own Loneliness

~ FOOTCCIA ~ Focus On Opportunities To Convert Compassion Into Action

~ EOUHASPOHTII-DLIPAV-WRTTSP ~ Each Of Us Has A Set Point Of Happiness That Is Inborn – Despite Life’s Inevitable Peaks And Valleys – We Revert To That Set Point

~ PGOADBAARTAP ~ Practice Gratitude On A Daily Basis At A Regular Time And Place

~ RYTGTWHABTWH-B-TLOOHIYTC ~ Remind Yourself That Good Things Will Happen And Bad Things Will Happen – But – The Level Of Overall Happiness Is Yours To Choose

~ TOHYLTBRATLYLTL ~ Think Of How You’d Like To Be Remembered And The Legacy You’d Like To Leave

~ LINMJBIINE ~ Life Is Not Meaningless Just Because It Is Not Endless

MARCEL MAUSS ~ THE GIFT ~ 1925

~ ATHNE-EIAEFCITTOO-OISTWLTSAA-POI-ATMRWICA’N’-E ~ Apparently There Has Never Existed – Either In An Era Fairly Close In Time To Our Own – Or In Societies That We Lump Together Somewhat Awkwardly As – Primitive Or Inferior – Anything That Might Resemble What Is Called A – “Natural” – Economy

~ TEOGATOTR ~ The Exchange Of Gifts And The Obligation To Reciprocate

~ TOTG ~ The Obligation To Give – The Obligation To Receive

~ TPMTH-A-TPMTTG ~ The Present Made To Humans – And – The Present Made To The Gods

~ E-T-G ~ Exchange-Through-Gift

~ L/H/M ~ Liberality / Honour / Money

~ ROG ~ Rules Of Generosity

~ MOO ~ Mechanisms Of Obligation

~ H&C ~ Honour And Credit

~ TTO:TG/TR/TR ~ The Three Obligations: To Give / To Receive / To Reciprocate

~ T-‘MOF’ ~ The – “Money Of Fame”

~ TAFOE-GPAR-SBAVLPOH-DAVLTP-M-SS ~ The Archaic Form Of Exchange – Gifts Presented And Reciprocated – Shared By A Very Large Part Of Humanity – During A Very Long Transitional Phase – Moreover – Still Subsists

~ F-E-ISNW-CITO-BAS ~ Fortunately – Everything – Is Still Not Wholly – Categorized In Terms Of – Buying And Selling

~ S-W-MUOSOTHC-TRMCBTCT-F-A-AB-O-A-TFGOTFC

~ Societies – Whether – Made Up Of Savages Or The Highly Civilized – The Rich Must Come Back To Considering Themselves – Freely – And – Also By – Obligation – As – The Financial Guardians Of Their Fellow Citizens

~ ‘TS’-CTC-TSW-IAG-EEWOA-CT-MA-SOEAL-TWCFOOWWCC ~ “Total Services” – Clan To Clan – The System In Which – Individuals And Groups – Exchange Everything With One Another – Constitutes The – Most Ancient – System Of Economy And Law – That We Can Find Or Of Which We Can Conceive

~ TV-EA-FE-TM-ASW-RAM ~ The Various – Economic Activities – For Example – The Market – Are Suffused With – Rituals And Myths

~ IIB-ORTF-B-PTWTPASOOI-TPSI-S-A/G/T-F-W/I/S ~ It Is By – Opposing Reason To Feeling – By – Pitting The Will To Peace Against Sudden Outburst Of Insanity – That People Succeed In – Substituting – Alliance / Gifts / Trade – For – War / Isolation / Stagnation

~ SHPISFATT-TS-AL-T-I-IT-HSI-SR-G-R-AF-GIR ~ Societies Have Progressed In So Far As They Themselves – Their Subgroups – And Lastly – The – Individuals – In Them – Have Succeeded In – Stabilizing Relationships – Giving – Receiving – And Finally – Giving In Return

BRENE BROWN ~ DEBUNKING THE VULNERABILITY MYTHS ~ DARING GREATLY ~ 2012

VULNERABILITY IS WEAKNESS

~ VITCOAEAF-TFITBV-TBVIWITBTFIW-TFOOELOOAFTTCWBTH-ITWAF-TVTTGPAMTL ~ Vulnerability Is The Core Of All Emotions And Feelings – To Feel Is To Be Vulnerable – To Believe Vulnerability Is Weakness Is To Believe That Feeling Is Weakness – To Foreclose On Our Emotional Life Out Of A Fear That The Costs Will Be Too High – Is To Walk Away From – The Very Thing That Gives Purpose And Meaning To Living

I DON’T DO VULNERABILITY

~ WCOOOT-U/R/EE-TWTODE-LIV ~ We Can’t Opt Out Of The – Uncertainty / Risk / Emotional Exposure – That’s Woven Through Our Daily Experiences – Life Is Vulnerable

VULNERABILITY IS LETTING IT ALL HANG OUT

~ V-WB-LT-D/D/D-WNTFTTBV-A-WNTBVIOTT ~ Vulnerability – Without Boundaries – Leads To – Disconnection / Distrust / Disengagement – We Need To Feel Trust To Be Vulnerable – And – We Need To Be Vulnerable In Order To Trust

BRENE BROWN ~ DARING GREATLY ~ 2012

~ LAB-INO ~ Love And Belonging – Irreducible Needs

~ LALDB-C-C-A-C ~ Living A Life Defined By – Courage – Compassion – And – Connection

~ V-I-TC-TH-TC-O-MHE ~ Vulnerability – Is – The Core – The Heart – The Center – Of – Meaningful Human Experiences

~ WATMAETDOCAHDCIOB? ~ What Are The Messages And Expectations That Define Our Culture And How Does Culture Influence Our Behaviors?

~ HAOSABRTPO? ~ How Are Our Struggles And Behaviors Related To Protecting Ourselves?

~ HAO-B/T/E-RTVATNFASSOW? ~ How Are Our – Behaviors / Thoughts / Emotions – Related To Vulnerability And The Need For A Strong Sense Of Worthiness?

~ V:U/R/EE ~ Vulnerability: Uncertainty / Risk / Emotional Exposure

~ I-AC-W? ~ Is – Accepting Accountability – Weak?

~ TPWTTW-NSOVT-DA-W-IF-TMV ~ The Participants Who Thought They Were – Not Susceptible Or Vulnerable To – Deceptive Advertising – Were – In Fact – The Most Vulnerable

~ ASOW-IUTBV-SO-A-P-S-KU-S-R-A-A ~ A Sense Of Worthiness – Inspires Us To Be Vulnerable – Share Openly – And – Persevere – Shame – Keeps Us – Small – Resentful – And – Afraid

~ SDIPFBU ~ Shame Derives Its Power From Being Unspeakable

~ TWBFAMAC ~ There Will Be Failures And Mistakes And Criticism

~ TLWTAS-TMCIHOOL ~ The Less We Talk About Shame – The More Control It Has Over Our Lives

~ SIRP-TIOSAACIRBOBC-A-TPTRFSRADIRP ~ Shame Is Real Pain – The Importance Of Social Acceptance And Connection Is Reinforced By Our Brain Chemistry – And – The Pain That Results From Social Rejection And Disconnection Is Real Pain

~ G-IJAPA-S-B-IIIP-WSID ~ Guilt – Is Just As Powerful As – Shame – But – It’s Influence Is Positive – While Shame’s Is Destructive

~ E-ICWTETSIE-NTEOTC ~ Empathy – Is Connecting With The Emotion That Someone Is Experiencing – Not The Event Or The Circumstance

~ TSDTMIRTIWA-T-MEW ~ Shame Dissipated The Minute I Realized That I Wasn’t Alone – That – My Experience Was Human

~ TAO-WATE-FALA-FOTWAD-F-TOFD-CPMCIPAMH ~ The Act Of – Writing About Traumatic Experience – For As Little As – Fifteen Or Twenty Minutes A Day – For – Three Or Four Days – Can Produce Measurable Changes In Physical And Mental Health

~ TINIWV-YAPEOVAC ~ There Is No Intimacy Without Vulnerability – Yet Another Powerful Example Of Vulnerability As Courage

~ AMT-D-D-O-DTF-AGOP-AACO-‘B’-IAACAP-RBDND ~ Asking Members To – Dislike – Disown – Or – Distance Themselves From – Another Group Of People – As A Condition Of – “Belonging” – Is Always About Control And Power – Real Belonging Doesn’t Necessitate Disdain

~ V-ITLTIWYTSIM-B-TFTILFIY ~ Vulnerability – Is The Last Thing I Want You To See In Me – But – The First Thing I Look For In You

~ W-V-W-T-C-A-MS-WWS ~ We’re – Visual – We – Trust – Consume – And – Mentally Store – What We See

~ J-CTUIM-OM ~ Joy – Comes To Us In Moments – Ordinary Moments

~ BGFWYH ~ Be Grateful For What You Have

~ DSJ-Y0IV-B-ETWAOTLIJAGITTM-WBR-A-WCH ~ Don’t Squander Joy – Yes – It’s Vulnerable – But – Every Time We Allow Ourselves To Lean Into Joy And Give In To Those Moments – We Build Resilience – And – We Cultivate Hope

~ WWSCAWPT-WLOCFC-WWBDBWPT-WLOWTBV-IWDATC-WLOOIF-B-IWSOTTH-OSGC-IAT-ATSNBITOOTPIOLWCHUR-C ~ When We Stop Caring About What People Think – We Lose Our Capacity For Connection – When We Become Defined By What People Think – We Lose Our Willingness To Be Vulnerable – If We Dismiss All The Criticism – We Lose Out On Important Feedback – But – If We Subject Ourselves To The Hatefulness – Our Spirits Get Crushed – It’s A Tightrope – And – The Safety Net Below Is The One Or Two People In Our Lives Who Can Help Us Reality-Check

~ WCGPWWDH-WWA-MIMT-WWK-O-WWWTB ~ We Can’t Give People What We Don’t Have – Who We Are – Matters Immeasurably More Than – What We Know – Or – Who We Want To Be

~ VIATHOTFP ~ Vulnerability Is At The Heart Of The Feedback Process

~ H-IAFO-S ~ Hope – Is A Function Of – Struggle

CORDELIA FINE ~ A MIND OF ITS OWN ~ 2006

~ T-V-B-FA-S/K-R ~ The – Vain – Brain – For A –Softer / Kinder – Reality

~ TBISVVTIECTLTAIYNTBMATTTD ~ The Brain Is So Very Vain That It Even Considers The Letters That Appear In Your Name To Be More Attractive Than Those That Don’t

~ TBIESAW-PP-CDAS-BTTE ~ The Brain Is Especially Self-Advancing When – Poor Performance – Could Deliver A Substantial – Bruise To The Ego

~ BCO-PB-I-MAR-TBC-SEACTT-BAOATW-MFA-S-K-A-AMPR ~ By Calling On – Powerful Biases – In – Memory And Reasoning – The Brain Can – Selectively Edit And Censor The Truth – Both About Ourselves And The World – Making For A – Softer – Kinder – And – Altogether More Palatable Reality

~ F-IPTGEOTE-A-TWTVBDIBTBTDATUG ~ Failure – Is Perhaps The Greatest Enemy Of The Ego – And – That’s Why The Vain Brain Does It Best To Barricade The Door Against This Unwelcome Guest

~ M-IOOTEGA-GT-AO-TTSAFFITBC-W-BS-HAHO-SA-~ Memory – Is One Of The Ego’s Greatest Allies – Good Things – About Ourselves – Tend To Secure A Firm Foothold In The Brain Cells – While – Bad Stuff – Has A Habit Of – Slipping Away

~ M-BTTFTMTBMTS-CYATTA ~ Memory – Brings To The Fore Those Memories That Best Match The Self-Concept You Are Trying To Achieve

~ OS-STTBAAABOFMIOPCDUTRT ~ Our Self-Serving Tendency To Blame Anything And Anyone But Ourselves For Mistakes In Our Past Can Doom Us To Repeat Them

~ I-O-UE-A-O-WAL-WS-TUU-H-TBDHAHSIPTMSM-WWFWA-CTBM-WA-VOAL-UR-AWQCOF-‘WOR’-IPWKO-AFBTF-O-STA-OO-D-IM-H-T-WOR-ISSMTTEB ~ Inevitably – Our – Unrealistic Expectations – And – Our – Weaknesses And Limits – Will Sometimes – Trip Us Up – However – The Brain Does Have A Helpful Strategy In Place To Minimize Such Mishaps – When We’re Faced With A – Choice To Be Made – We Actually – View Ourselves And Life – Unusually Realistically – As We Quietly Contemplate Our Future – “Window Of Realism” – Is Presumably What Keeps Our – Aspirations From Becoming Too Fanciful – Our – Strivings Too Absurd – Once Our – Decision – Is Made – However – The – Window Of Realism – Is Snapped Shut More Tightly Than Ever Before

~ TEB:SFIATP ~ The Emotional Brain: Sweaty Fingers In All The Pies

~ O-E-FWOPWAEL:FT-SS-TT-RAC ~ Our – Emotions – Fiddle With Our Psychological World At Every Level: From The – Seemingly Straightforward – To The – Rich And Complex

~ SCR:HMSIS ~ Skin Conductance Response: How Much Someone Is Sweating

~ IW-MOETTWS-TISFSOOTTOTIACOSOF-TECBCFTO–JAD ~ If We – Misattribute Our Emotion To The Wrong Source – Thinking It Stems From Some Origin Other Than The One That Is Actually Causing Our Surge Of Feeling – This Error Can Be Carried Forward To Our – Judgments And Decisions

~ E-MEE-IP ~ Even – Mildly Experienced Emotions – Influence Perception

~ O-D/O/M-CABSABOEU-OWOEN ~ Our – Decisions / Opinions / Memory – Can All Be Set Adrift By Our Emotional Undercurrents – Often Without Our Even Noticing

~ IIO-F-NMHT-TLUKWAA ~ It Is Our – Feelings – No Matter How Trivial – That Let Us Know We Are Alive

~ TMIOTWASTMFODP-FWSWPO-F-WSATCT-L-I-S-M-U ~ The Myriad Injustices Of The World Are Simply Too Much For Our – Delicate Psyches – Faced With Some Wretched Prey Of – Fate – We Struggle Against The Conclusion That – Life – Is – Savagely – Mercilessly – Unfair

~ III-I/TD/TMT-T-FFAVWTBW-T-RTFRS-O-T-RTOTB-TW-S-T-A-E-S-WPOTTHBTMOT-SSIONTBIA-JW-(SO-W-T-TNFOOO-ML-J/H/H/S/C)-TWYTTMCDT-BTHTBP ~ If It Is – Impossible / Too Difficult / Too Much Trouble – To – Fight For A Victim’s Wrong To Be Righted – To – Recompense Them For Their Suffering – Or – To – Relieve Them Of Their Burden – Then We – Succumb – To – Another – Easier – Strategy – We Persuade Ourselves That They Have Brought Their Misfortune Onto Themselves – So Strong Is Our Need To Believe In A – Just World – (Since Otherwise – We – Too – Through No Fault Of Our Own – Might Lose – Job / Home / Health / Sanity / Child) – That We Yield To The More Comfortable Delusion That – Bad Things Happen To Bad People

~ B-WASBTH-TSOOPSMAT-OSTT-C-S-ST-WWAITO-B-SAC-WWFOO ~ But – We Are Strangely Blind To How – The Subtleties Of Other People’s Situations Might Affect Them – Our Sensitivity To The – Context – So – Sharply Tuned – When We Apply It To Ourselves – Becomes – Sloppy And Careless – When We Focus On Others

~ TSIOOPIMTATETOWWFOOOTA-WGOLCFTGITWGOFOO ~ The Sheer Invisibility Of Other People’s Intentions Make Them All Too Easy To Overlook When We Form Our Opinions Of Their Actions – We Give Others Less Credit For Their Good Intentions Than We Give Ourselves For Our Own

~ TMOIVIEDOBTNDOOC ~The Murmur Of Internal Virtue Is Easily Drowned Out By The Noisy Demands Of Our Circumstances

~ TS-EDOTHB-TK-IAITATO-S-IFDTPTS-I ~ The Self-Enhancing Distortions Of The Human Brain – This Knowledge – Is Almost Impossible To Apply To Oneself – Somehow – It Fails Dismally To Penetrate The Self-Image

~ EWWGSTT-O-C-DCAA-CLUIWEAO ~ Even When We Genuinely Seek The Truth – Our – Careless – Data Collection And Appraisal – Can Leave Us In Woeful Error About Ourselves

~ OB-OA-ETMEB-EAUDOPFRAR-TB-E/T/D/M/EMUE-ASTWCRTSSOBITR ~ Our Beliefs – Once Acquired – Even The Most Erroneous Beliefs – Enjoy An Undeserved Degree Of Protection From Rejection And Revision – The Brain – Evades / Twists / Discounts / Misinterprets / Even Makes Up Evidence – All So That We Can Retain That Satisfying Sense Of Being In The Right

~ ETFWOB-IQWTTMBC-C-OTOH-MSTCIAETWPNBAI-PCWUHTBEMSASC ~ Evidence That Fits With Our Beliefs – Is Quickly Waved Through The Mental Border Control – Counterevidence – On The Other Had – Must Submit To Close Interrogation And Even Then Will Probably Not Be Allowed In – People Can Wind Up Holding Their Beliefs Even More Strongly After Seeing Counterevidence

~ ERASTTEOE ~ Even Rats Are Susceptible To The Expectations Of Experimenters

~ T-IB-RIO-WOSE-DFT-FCE-TWSGAC-(A-ASMFTII)-YCTTTIFA-T-WOE-ISETSTBWI ~ The – Initial Belief – Recruits Its Own – Web Of Supporting Evidence – Derived From The – Facile Causal Explanations – That We’re So Good At Creating – (And – Are So Much Fun To Indulge In) – You Can Then Take The Initial Fact Away – The – Web Of Explanation – Is Strong Enough To Support The Belief Without It

~ IIHNTTTEETHAU-PAAWTMLSLC ~ It’s Human Nature To Try To Explain Everything That Happens Around Us – Perhaps As A Way To Make Life Seem Less Capricious

~ TTIOEMBIOB ~ Trivial Things In Our Environment May Be Influencing Our Behavior

~ S-C-‘MM’-BFWU-EQMFOS-CLYIASWSSFASAOS-RAC-TISNEWTGA-PTMIFACOT ~ Self Control – “Moral Muscle” – Becomes Fatigued With Use – Even Quite Modest Feats Of Self-Control Leave You In A Surprisingly Weakened State So Far As Subsequent Acts Of Self-Restraint Are Concerned – There Is Simply Not Enough Willpower To Go Around – Pick The Most Important Fight And Concentrate On That

~ TUOSPIWOYHASHORTTCEBY ~ The Unconscious Only Starts Pulling Its Weight Once You Have A Solid History Of Resisting Temptation Through Conscious Effort Behind You

~ TSINJTMA-R-YMAWO-E-HAW-YWDI-A-‘II’-WTW-B-HOCTTFU ~ The Secret Is Not Just To Make A – Resolution – You Must Also Work Out – Exactly – How And When – You Will Do It – An – “Implementation Intention” – Work Their Wonders – By – Handing Over Control To The Faithful Unconscious

~ EAWMSOTMIDOOL-WABUSBTBCC ~ Even As We Make Some Of The Most Important Decisions Of Our Lives – We Are Being Unwittingly Swayed By The Brain’s Capricious Concerns

~ ME-TMOB-E/M/S/S/ASO-LSOTE-W-WAAOTPTIU ~ Mental Events – That Manipulate Our Brains – Emotions / Moods / Schemas / Stereotypes / And So On – Lose Some Of Their Effect – When – We Are Aware Of Their Potential To Influence Us

JONATHAN CRARY ~ 24/7 ~ 2013

~ TSS-AQFSWPCWMCATFON-HAAN-AHHS-W-RI-A-IAIA-BSS-A-T-SS-WBTFOT-S-WOC ~ The Sleepless Soldier – A Quest For Soldiers Whose Physical Capabilities Will More Closely Approximate The Functionalities Of Non-Human Apparatuses And Networks – As History Has Shown – War-Related Innovations – Are – Inevitably Assimilated Into A – Broader Social Sphere – And – The – Sleepless Solider – Would Be The Forerunner Of The – Sleepless – Worker Or Consumer

~ N-SP-F-ALO-A-E-FM-AN ~ Non-Sleep Products – First – A Lifestyle Option – And – Eventually – For Many – A Necessity

~ OOTFOT-SD ~ One Of The Forms Of Torture – Sleep Deprivation

~ CF-ATTNLP-BCT ~ Continuous Functioning – A Time That No Longer Passes – Beyond – Clock Time

~ 24/7-IATO-I-AWTFOHLIIIAWWSHNNOI ~ 24/7 – Is A Time Of – Indifference – Against Which The Fragility Of Human Life Is Increasingly Inadequate And Within Which Sleep Has No Necessity Or Inevitability

~ TPB-R-AA-N-S-WS-O-A-AO-SM-O-I-C/T/S/D ~ The Planet Becomes – Reimagined – As A – Non-Stop – Work Site – Or – An – Always Open – Shopping Mall – Of – Infinite – Choices / Tasks / Selections / Digressions

~ S-ITSIW-P/C/D-O-WP-HTEOLATDOR ~ Sleeplessness – Is The State In Which – Producing / Consuming / Discarding – Occur – Without Pause – Hastening The Exhaustion Of Life And The Depletion Of Resources

~ T-IOS-IIFTODOSPIOS ~ The – Injuring Of Sleep – Is Inseparable From The Ongoing Dismantling Of Social Protections In Other Spheres

~ AT-CDW-HBPDATG-B-PAP-WTAMO-BW ~ Access To – Clean Drinking Water – Has Been Programmatically Devastated Around The Globe – By – Pollution And Privatization – With The Accompanying Monetization Of – Bottled Water

~ SICDOSIOTBS ~ Sleep Is Crucially Dependent On Society In Order To Be Sustained

~ PS-AN-CPTDS ~ Public Spaces – Are Now – Comprehensively Planned To Deter Sleeping

~ TPBSDPO-UH-EMD-YFAMAT-THAIO-US ~ The Pervasive But Socially Disregarded Phenomenon Of – Urban Homelessness – Entails Many Deprivations – Yet Few Are More Acute Than – The Hazards And Insecurities Of – Unsheltered Sleep

~ SN-M-P-S-NE-IWOCN-S/C/ENR-TIARIOT-N-TO24/7-IEAOSOPL ~ Since No – Moment – Place – Situation – Now Exists – In Which One Can Not – Shop / Consume / Exploit Networked Resources – There Is A Relentless Incursion Of The – Non-Time Of 24/7 – Into Every Aspect Of Social Or Personal Life

~ ISOT-OP-OT-C-E-H-B-HT-A-TTONS-T-LR-OTRA-D/F/CD ~ In Spite Of The – Omnipresent Proclamations – Of The – Compatibility – Even – Harmonization – Between – Human Time – And – The Temporalities Of Networked Systems – The – Lived Realities – Of This Relationship Are – Disjunctions / Fractures / Continual Disequilibrium

~ CTMC-TIAO-DOMAPC-RTTEOM ~ Contrary To Many Claims – There Is An Ongoing – Diminution Of Mental And Perceptual Capabilities – Rather Than Their Expansion Or Modulation

~ TIO-TC-A-Q-A-DBSPOAO-S-O-AMAO-CSR-TBAA-N-U-C-AT-FON ~ The Idea Of – Technological Change – As – Quasi-Autonomous – Driven By Some Process Of Autopoesis Of – Self-Organization – Allows Many Aspects Of – Contemporary Social Reality – To Be Accepted As – Necessary – Unalterable – Circumstances – Akin To – Facts Of Nature

~ FTVM-O-PAC-RT-IT-WCTB-EAD-BOTVAW-NPE-A-AW-AR-OESTP ~ For The Vast Majority – Our – Perceptual And Cognitive – Relationship To – Information Technology – Will Continue To Be – Estranged And Disempowered – Because Of The Velocity At Which – New Products Emerge – And – At Which – Arbitrary Reconfigurations – Of Entire Systems Take Place

~ A-ATN-IAAQDOOATADO24/7R;IIAPOAEITNOPAWAIIMIA-A-O-N-WCSAE ~ Any – Apparent Technological Novelty – Is Also A Qualitative Dilation Of One’s Accommodation To And Dependence On 24/7 Routines; It Is Also Part Of An Expansion In The Number Of Points At Which An Individual Is Made Into An – Application – Of – New – Control Systems And Enterprises

~ ENPOS-PIA-EFT-BOOOL-AE-GNORAN ~ Every New Product Or Service – Presents Itself As – Essential For The – Bureaucratic Organization Of One’s Life – An Ever-Growing Number Of Routines And Needs

~ IA-TIA-IAIU-TO-CLOS-M-T-IOCAA-IOOTFOT-GSO-A-R ~ In Actuality – There Is An – Imposed And Inescapable Uniformity – To Our – Compulsory Labor Of Self-Management – The – Illusion Of Choice And Autonomy – Is One Of The Foundations Of This – Global System Of – Auto-Regulation

~ TMAFO-SADA-UB-IA-ANEITTMSOLB ~ The Most Advanced Forms Of – Surveillance And Data Analysis – Used By – Intelligence Agencies – Are Now Equally Indispensable To The Marketing Strategies Of – Large Businesses

~ E-WAT-NA-‘OP’-T-ASIOPF-B-TPOT-AB-IACF-TTOMSRIMAQF-IIEA-SOIL-TCIW-PII-A-W-OBAPSO-DHAS ~ Everyone – We Are Told – Needs An – “Online Presence” – To – Avoid Social Irrelevance Or Professional Failure – But – The Promotion Of These – Alleged Benefits – Is A Cover For – The Transfer Of Most Social Relations Into Monetized And Quantifiable Forms – It Is Equally A – Shift Of Individual Life – To Conditions In Which – Privacy Is Impossible – And – Which – One Becomes A Permanent Site Of – Data Harvesting And Surveillance

~ SI-A-T-ROP-T-HAER ~ Sensory Impoverishment – And – The – Reduction Of Perception – To – Habit And Engineered Response

~ OOTM-FOC-OTLTY-HBTETA-NVA-T-PPOL ~ One Of The Main – Forms Of Control – Over The Last Thirty Years – Has Been To Ensure There Are – No Visible Alternatives – To – Privatized Patterns Of Living

~ INANITSO-AER-FOOSEAP-TW-A-RAR-TS-TO-TD-A-TS-I-IITU-A-ST-WPSAITUOSM-WIB-H-EAI ~ If Networks Are Not In The Service Of – Already Existing Relationships – Forged Out Of Shared Experience And Proximity – They Will – Always – Reproduce And Reinforce – The Separations – The Opacity – The Dissimulations – And – The Self-Interestedness – Inherent In Their Use – Any – Social Turbulence – Whose Primary Sources Are In The Use Of Social Media – Will Inevitably Be – Historically – Ephemeral And Inconsequential

~ 24/7-HPA-AOTIPAD-TAETAFODD:TP-TLTO-TWOTTS ~ 24/7 – Has Produced An – Atrophy Of The Individual Patience And Deference – That Are Essential To Any Form Of Direct Democracy: The Patience – To Listen To Others – To Wait One’s Turn To Speak

~ S-IOOTFREW-KON-WAOTTCOO ~ Sleep – Is One Of The Few Remaining Experiences Where – Knowingly Or Not – We Abandon Ourselves To The Care Of Others

~ S-RPDF-NAD-IOTEASO-IAU-IIAFOTTLUETTTTWOOATWN-I-ORASORTBIAESWAN-MD ~ Sleep – Requires Periodic Disengagement From – Networks And Devices – In Order To Enter A State Of – Inactivity And Uselessness – It Is A Form Of Time That Leads Us Elsewhere Than To The Things We Own Or Are Told We Need – Involuntarily – One Reclaims A Sensitivity Or Responsiveness To Both Internal And External Sensations Within A Non-Metric Duration

~ S-OOTUROTE ~ Sleep – One Of The Unvanquishable Remnants Of The Everyday

CARLO CIPOLLA ~ THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY ~ 2021

~ OIRARSBTFT:PWOHOJRAITOTBUS=OIHIOABSIWASAUITMIPAATMIM ~ One Is Repeatedly And Recurrently Startled By The Fact That: People Whom One Had Once Judged Rational And Intelligent Turn Out To Be Unashamedly Stupid + One Is Harassed In One’s Activities By Stupid Individuals Who Appear Suddenly And Unexpectedly In The Most Inconvenient Places And At The Most Improbable Moments

~ SIAIPOAHGAIUDATACP-TOFTSPOSPWOICVLGODWVSO-YAHTFTSPOSP-WP(IAWTFL)WASYE ~ Stupidity Is An Indiscriminate Privilege Of All Human Groups And Is Uniformly Distributed According To A Constant Proportion – Thus One Finds The Same Percentage Of Stupid People Whether One Is Considering Very Large Groups Or Dealing With Very Small Ones – You Always Have To Face The Same Percentage Of Stupid People – Which Percentage (In Accordance With The First Law) Will Always Surpass Your Expectations

~ WTBTDHW-AGOAL-T-D-IUTDTDANT ~ Whether The Blow To Dick’s Head Was – A Gain Or A Loss – To – Dick – Is Up To Dick To Decide And Not Tom

~ TFITRPHDCAUUB ~ The Fact Is That Reasonable People Have Difficulty Conceiving And Understanding Unreasonable Behavior

~ NTG-F-C-E/D/H-TINE-OB-TIOOE:TPIQIS ~ Nothing To Gain – From – Causing – Embarrassment / Difficulties / Harm – There Is No Explanation – Or Better – There Is Only One Explanation: The Person In Question Is Stupid

~ S-S ~ Super-Stupid

~ SAP-TDPOASPIRTTPOPAC ~ Stupidity And Power – The Damaging Potential Of A Stupid Person Is Related To The Position Of Power And Consequence

~ TPOS ~ The Power Of Stupidity

~ S/P/I-P-ETDPOASP ~ Social / Political / Institutional – Power – Enhances The Damaging Potential Of A Stupid Person

~ E-SPADAD-B-RPFIDTIAUUB-B-TSPADNCTTROR-OIGCBS-OCOARD-B-TAILARS ~ Essentially – Stupid People Are Dangerous And Damaging – Because – Reasonable People Find It Difficult To Imagine And Understand Unreasonable Behavior – Because – The Stupid Person’s Actions Do Not Conform To The Rules Of Rationality – One Is Generally Caught By Surprise – One Cannot Organize A Rational Defense – Because – The Attack Itself Lacks Any Rational Structure

~ OOOITTAOWASI-FOOS-SAMCOHDE-B-IIBOACMOTENOS-IGTSPAS-BOT-EBOTS-OCNFATS-AAR-A-BLOWBPBTUMOTS ~ On Occasion One Is Tempted To Associate Oneself With A Stupid Individual – For One’s Own Schemes – Such A Maneuver Can Only Have Disastrous Effects – Because – It Is Based On A Complete Misunderstanding Of The Essential Nature Of Stupidity – It Gives The Stupid Person Added Scope – Because Of The – Erratic Behavior Of The Stupid – One Can Not Foresee All The Stupid’s – Actions And Reactions – And – Before Long One Will Be Pulverized By The Unpredictable Moves Of The Stupid

CHERYL RILLY ~ ILIA-LY SPEAKING ~ GREAT MOMENTS IN SEX ~ 1999

~ A:ABS ~ Acousticphilia: Arousal By Sounds

~ A:ABH ~ Acrophilia: Arousal By Heights

~ A:ABTTOHSWAA ~ Acrotomphilia: Arousal By The Thought Of Having Sex With An Amputee

~ A:ABASOM ~ Agalmatophilia: Arousal By A Statue Or Mannequin

~ A:ABBIPPOO ~ Agoraphilia: Arousal By Being In Public Places Or Outdoors

~ A:AWOCHOL ~ Agrexophilia: Arousal When Others Can Hear One’s Lovemaking

~ C:ABD ~ Choreophilia: Arousal By Dancing

~ C:ABBCTSS ~ Clastrophilia: Arousal By Being Confined To Small Spaces

~ C:ABF ~ Coprophilia: Arousal By Feces

~ G:ATSOP ~ Gerontophilia: Attraction To Significantly Older People

~ R:ABF ~ Rhabdophilia: Arousal By Flagellation

~ S:UOFFSP ~ Sitophilia: Use Of Food For Sexual Purposes

~ S:ABHSWASP ~ Somnophilia: Arousal By Having Sex With A Sleeping Person

~ U:AFSAIU ~ Urophilia: Arousal From Sex Acts Involving Urine

~ X:ABS ~ Xenophilia: Arousal By Strangers