MATT TAIBBI ~ THE TEN RULES OF HATE ~ HATE INC. ~ 2019

~ TAOTI-TSOIIN ~ There Are Only Two Ideas – The Spectrum Of Ideas Is Narrow

~ TTIAIPC ~ The Two Ideas Are In Permanent Conflict

~ H-P-N-I ~ Hate – People – Not – Institutions

~ EISEF ~ Everything Is Someone Else’s Fault

~ NIEF ~ Nothing Is Everyone’s Fault

~ R-D-T ~ Root – Don’t – Think

~ NST ~ No Switching Teams

~ TOSILH ~ The Other Side Is Literally Hitler

~ IT-FAH-EIP ~ In The – Fight Against Hitler – Everything Is Permitted

~ FS ~ Feel Superior

MATT TAIBBI ~ HATE INC. ~ 2019

~ TW-T-N-N ~ This Was – Theater – Not – News

~ TTUTMNBISAWATAT-SP-F-ICCTRYP-EO-A-AAOYCH-SITY ~ The Technology Underpinning The Modern News Business Is Sophisticated And Works According To A Two-Step Process – First – It Creates Content That Reinforces Your Pre-Existing Opinions – And – After Analysis Of Your Consumer Habits – Sends It To You

~ PNTS-UTN-AS-‘TN’-B-A-AICE-ICMOMCWBTTSIOOD ~ People Need To Start – Understanding The News – Not As – “The News” – But – As – An Individualized Consumer Experience – It Creates Masses Of Media Consumers Who’ve Been Trained To See In Only One Direction

~ AITO-TIAUIKUD-AA–TMSWA-TMPIWB ~ As It Turns Out – There Is A Utility In Keeping Us Divided – As A People – The More Separate We Are – The More Politically Impotent We Become

~ OSC-WTTCTNTWSFD-WRFOT-A-HATR ~ Once Safely Captured – We’re Trained To Consume The News The Way Sports Fans Do – We Root For Our Team – And – Hate All The Rest

~ H-ITPO-I-A-M-HB-EISB ~ Hatred – Is The Partner Of – Ignorance – And – Media – Have Become – Expert In Selling Both

~ IH-TO-L-MDT-FCOIA-DOAOTK-A-FSLP-MFD-TPRD ~ Intramural Hatreds – To Obscure – Larger – More Damning Truths – Fake Controversies Of Increasing Absurdity – Deployed Over And Over To Keep – Audiences – From Seeing Larger Problems – Manufactured Fake Dissent – To Prevent Real Dissent

~ N-TPPTNMS-I-D-B-TEMPTMIC-TBTJHISEF-IHVLM ~ Now – The Primary Product The News Media Sells – Is – Division – But – The Easiest Media Product To Make Is Called – This Bad Thing Just Happened Is Someone Else’s Fault – It Has Virtually Limitless Market

~ TMM-TATCNIACW-A-PP-ATC-TBA-SOA-ET-Y-OAP-O-TOY-P-TV-O-CR-WT-M’-‘N’-WSIAO ~ To Make Money – Train Audiences To Consume News In A Certain Way – Anxious – Pre-Pissed – Addicted To Conflict – To Bring A – Series Of Assumptions – Every Time – You – Open A Paper – Or – Turn On Your – Phone – TV – Or – Car Radio – Without Them – Most – “News” – Will Seem Illogical And Offensive

~ DASBTPPWATDITBBOTV? ~ Does Anyone Seriously Believe That Powerful People Would Allow Truly Dangerous Ideas To Be Broadcast On Tv?

~ TMOOPAS-MOOPDAROP-M-AVUOSIII ~ Though Most Of Our Problems Are Systemic – Most Of Our Public Debates Are Referendums On Personality – Meanwhile – A Vast Universe Of Systemic Issues Is Ignored

~ TNPID-BEA-L-L-C-NOWTS-B-TACTPAAP ~ There’s No Percentage In Doing – Big Exposes Against – Large – Litigious – Companies – Not Only Will They Sue – But – They Are Certain To Pull Ads As Punishment

~ WLES ~ We Like Easy Stories

~ TBNSTIAFAWTMRTHAT-EITTCHTTCTTP-MPA-S-B-A-B-A-MOU-BVONV-PTON-OALBOMD ~ The Best News Stories Take Issues And Find A Way To Make Readers Think Hard About Them – Especially Inviting Them To Consider How They Themselves Contribute To The Problem – Most Problems Are – Systemic – Bipartisan – And – Bureaucratic – And – Most Of Us – By Voting Or Not Voting – Paying Taxes Or Not – Own A Little Bit Of Most Disasters

~ BTE-2000-TV-HTTC-P-EATC-S-APPF-AGOVWHNCOPAAATMOSIC-YTEWOL-A-YFDOVA ~ By The Early – 2000s – TV – Had Learned To Cover – Politics – Exactly As They Covered – Sports – A Proven Profitable Format – A Generation Of Viewers Who Had No Conception Of Politics As An Activity That Might Or Should Involve Compromise – Your Team Either Won Or Lost – And – You Felt Devastated Or Vindicated Accordingly

~ T-EIEOO-EW ~ Today – Everyone Is Effectively An Op-Ed Writer

~ TAP-WNLES-E-DRAHOHO-‘S’-BOOTWWTOSITINNLSAAF-IAR ~ The Average Person – Will No Longer Even See – Ever – Derogatory Reporting About His Or Her Own – “Side” – Being Out Of Touch With What The Other Side Is Thinking Is Now No Longer Seen As A Fault – It’s A Requirement

~ MTCWTCOEUIJO ~ Making The Culture War The Center Of Everyone’s Universe Is Job One

~ TORITJMSU ~ The Other Route Is To Just Make Shit Up

~ RTNILS-TPCHAPNIOYH ~ Reading The News Is Like Smoking – This Product Can Have A Profound Negative Impact On Your Health

~ TN-IA-CP-PTTRT ~ The News – Is A – Consumer Product – Please Try To Remember This

~ TNTYA-RTT-AN-CAP-IT-FDOCM-TISOYPMABPOTCP ~ The Notion That You Are – Reading The Truth – And Not – Consuming A Product – Is The – First Deception Of Commercial Media – The Involuntary Surrender Of Your Personal Data May Also Be Part Of The Consumer Price

~ ATCAMMMTMYROW-TB-T-IGTKYGTTS ~ All The Commercial Actors Make More Money The More You Read Or Watch – The Business – Therefore – Is Geared Toward Keeping You Glued To The Screen

~ YDNTWTMN ~ You Don’t Need To Watch That Much News

~ STCOOP-A-MCGR-W-SAGMAMLFACOT-‘FD’-OTM-APP-TOCWBMAMAS-ITSMA-WCSYANB ~ Scare The Crap Out Of People – And – Media Companies Get Richer – While – State Agencies Get More And More License For Authoritarian Crackdowns On The – “Folk Devil” – Of The Moment – A Perfect Partnership – The Only Constant Will Be More And More Authoritarian Solutions – In The Social Media Age – We Can Scare You As Never Before

~ TP-TCHOC-TESOAPAE-TASASOSM-A-Z-ZBBTS ~ The Phoniness – The Constant Hyping Of Conflict – The Endless Stroking Of Audience Prejudices And Expectations – These All Started As Staples Of Sports Media – A – Zero-Sum Battle Between Two Sides

~ OA-S ~ Overrated Anchor-Schtick

~ C-DNJTB-LAS-B-IDFAPS-YMTSSITFFTUY-TTPONTHIALU-MBIR ~ Content – Designed Not Just To Be – Lurid And Sensational – But – Immediately Disquieting From A Psychological Standpoint – You’re Meant To See Something In The First Flash That Upsets You – To The Point Of Needing To Hang In At Least Until – Mental Balance Is Restored

~ ARBACWIDATTOIP ~ A Religion Becomes A Cult When It Doesn’t Allow The Testing Of Its Premises

~ NIWSP! ~ No Interacting With Suppressive Persons!

~ AATTB-O-L-A-TAASPVOTW ~ Audiences Are Trained To Be – Obedient – Loyal – And – To Accept A Simplified Partisan View Of The World

~ A-NC-CBAVFAPP-A-BABABT ~ A – News Channel – Can’t Be A Vehicle For – A – Political Party – And – Be Anything But – A – Bad Thing

MICHAEL POLLAN ~ HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND ~ 2018

~ P-‘MM’ ~ Psychedelic – “Mind Manifesting”

~ TEOPIPIBOE ~ The Experience Of Psychedelics Is Powerfully Influenced By One’s Expectation

~ I-IOCAHO-TME-B-AWT-FOI-TCTSPOTHBDTYIAHOTME-ROWIHBOB-AD-M-F-F-O-SD-PFTHBLIOADSOTU-A-TCBSFTC-‘ND’ ~ Ineffability – Is Of Course A Hallmark Of – The Mystical Experience – But – Along With The – Feeling Of Ineffability – The Conviction That Some Profound Objective Truth Has Been Disclosed To You Is A Hallmark Of The Mystical Experience – Regardless Of Whether It Has Been Occasioned By – A Drug – Meditation – Fasting – Flagellation – Or – Sensory Deprivation – People Feel They Have Been Let In On A Deep Secret Of The Universe – And – They Cannot Be Shaken From That Conviction – “No Doubt”

~ TMJ-STO-AGEITO-YPCOOTEUTPIANW:WWMKINF-TOTAOADRC-A-MOTN-TCCTSIOL ~ The Mystical Journey – Seems To Offer – A Graduate Education In The Obvious – Yet People Come Out Of The Experience Understanding These Platitudes In A New Way: What Was Merely Known Is Now Felt – Takes On The Authority Of A Deeply Rooted Conviction – And – More Often Than Not – That Conviction Concerns The Supreme Importance Of Love

~ HSMHAAOOTPOCTCFSMABD ~ Homo Sapiens Might Have Arrived At One Of Those Periods Of Crisis That Calls For Some Mental And Behavioral Depatterning

~ OP-‘D’-CBA-‘SOO’-IWAAMOPAV ~ One Person’s – “Depersonalization” – Could Be Another’s – “Sense Of Oneness” – It Was All A Matter Of Perspective And Vocabulary

~ ‘MF’ ~ “Microdosing Fridays”

~ PCMETMCOUIFEOTO ~ Psychedelics Can Make Even The Most Cynical Of Us Into Fervent Evangelists Of The Obvious

~ RAFD ~ Relax And Float Downstream

~ MEQ ~ Mystical Experience Questionnaires

~ 5-HT2A ~ 5-HT2A

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~ IYC ~ Inverted Yield Curve ~ Campbell Harvey ~ Dissertation ~ 1986

~ NDA ~ Non-Disclosure Agreement

~ CA ~ Confidentiality Agreement

~ CDA ~ Confidential Disclosure Agreement

~ PIA ~ Proprietary Information Agreement

~ SA ~ Secrecy Agreement

~ FRB121102 ~ Fast Radio Burst 121102

~ COVID-19 ~ Coronavirus Disease 2019

~ IWTBR ~ Information Wants To Be Reduced ~ Nassim Taleb ~ The Black Swan ~ 2017

~ TL-TM ~ Twitter Less – Think More ~ George Lois ~ Damn Good Advice ~ 2012

~ BWIYTSCMFHL? ~ But What If Your Trade Secret Costs My Father His Life? ~ Devra Davis ~ The Secret History Of The War On Cancer ~ 2007

~ TGLLSNTM-TAED-TLCCLO-A-STMAP ~ The Golf Links Lie So Near The Mill – That Almost Every Day – The Laboring Children Can Look Out – And – See The Men At Play ~ Sarah Cleghorn ~ The Golf Links ~ 1917

~ TBTJHISEF ~ This Bad Thing Just Happened Is Someone Else’s Fault ~ Matt Taibbi ~ Hate Inc. ~ 2019

~ MN-TOOTA-SBNTNP ~ Magic Numbers – Taken Out Of Thin Air – Supported By Neither Theory Nor Practice ~ Mariana Mazzucato ~ The Value Of Everything ~ 2018

~ IPTTAE-B-TTP-N-A ~ I Prefer To Talk About Events – Before – They Take Place – Not – After ~ Nassim Taleb ~ The Black Swan ~ 2010

~ WAWOCOSI? ~ Why Are Worshippers Of Competence Often So Incompetent? ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ FIPOC ~ Financially Incentivized Proliferation Of Chatter ~ Jenny Odell ~ How To Do Nothing ~ 2019

~ DYKWIA? ~ Do You Know Who I Am? ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ TCOS-IP ~ The Club Of Single-Idea People ~ Matt Taibbi ~ Hate Inc. ~ 2019

~ A-BS-F-TT-INA-BS-F-TB ~ A – Black Swan – For – The Turkey – Is Not A – Black Swan – For – The Butcher ~ Nassim Taleb ~ The Black Swan ~ 2010

~ TEOTACHBDATSPOSAMD-SWUAAAUPOAPMOLMWD;MAAADOIAOSPAPIISAG ~ The Essence Of The Authoritarian Character Has Been Described As The Simultaneous Presence Of Sadistic And Masochistic Drives – Sadism Was Understood As Aiming At Unrestricted Power Over Another Person More Or Less Mixed With Destructiveness; Masochism As Aiming At Dissolving Oneself In An Overwhelmingly Strong Power And Participating In Its Strength And Glory ~ Erich Fromm ~ Escape From Freedom ~ 1941

~ DASBTPPWATDITBBOTV? ~ Does Anyone Seriously Believe That Powerful People Would Allow Truly Dangerous Ideas To Be Broadcast On TV? ~ Matt Taibbi ~ Hate Inc. ~ 2019

~ TMYFDATEYA-TMYPYWWOFF-E-MH ~ The More You Fear Death And The Emptier You Are – The More You People Your World With Omnipotent Father-Figures – Extra-Magical Helpers ~ Ernest Becker ~ The Denial Of Death ~ 1970

~ CG-M-GSOTMLACW ~ Cheap Grace – Means – Grace Sold On The Market Like A Cheapjack’s Wares ~ Dietrch Bonhoeffer ~ The Cost Of Discipleship ~ 1943

~ NOMO ~ The Necessity Of Missing Out ~ Jenny Odell ~ How To Do Nothing ~ 2019

~ AA-TALOEW-P-B-G-AAL-S-F-A-L;TRDSECAIE ~ After All – There’s A Lot Of Experience With – Privatization – By – Governments – At All Levels – State – Federal – And – Local; That Record Doesn’t Support Extravagant Claims About Improved Efficiency ~ Paul Krugman ~ New York Times ~ 19-11-2002

~ TDM ~ The Daily Me ~ Nicholas Negroponte ~ Being Digital ~ 1995

~ GEE-ABAS ~ Given Enough Eyeballs – All Bugs Are Shallow ~ Eric Raymond ~ The Cathedral And The Bazaar ~ 2001

~ FAOCW ~ Falsehoods Are Often Conventional Wisdom ~ Cass Sunstein ~ Infotopia ~ 2006

~ IAWMCB ~ It’s Amazing What Money Can Buy ~ Paul Krugman ~ The New York Times ~ 29-10-2002

~ AGFTBI ~ Always Go For The Big Idea ~ George Lois ~ Damn Good Advice ~ 2012

~ A-IS-ISTAOT-TPATB ~ Accountability – It Seems – Is Something That Applies Only To – The People At The Bottom ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ WPSSS? ~ Whose Purposes Should Science Serve? ~ Devra Davis ~ The Secret History Of The War On Cancer ~ 2007

~ TTOBEI-I-TOTGHOSI-IBNITPPTAT ~ The Tragedy Of Bad Economic Ideas – Is – That Once They Grab Hold Of Society’s Imagination – It Becomes Nearly Impossible To Persuade People To Abandon Them ~ Thomas Palley ~ From Financial Crisis To Stagnation ~ 2012

~ SITAGTSTBO ~ Sometimes It Takes A Genius To See The Blindingly Obvious ~ Alison Gopnik ~ The Philosophical Baby ~ 2009

~ WEBOESWE ~ We’re Experts Because Other Experts Say We’re Experts ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ AFO-A-NFOP-S-IEAOTW-THB-TVMOTMOM ~ All For Ourselves – And – Nothing For Other People – Seems – In Every Age Of The World – To Have Been – The Vile Maxim Of The Masters Of Mankind ~ Adam Smith ~ Wealth Of Nations ~ 1776

~ INJAE-I-AI-AWOO-AF ~ I’m Not Just An Entertainer – I’m – An Influencer – A Wielder Of Opinion – A Force ~ Dusty Rhodes ~ A Face In The Crowd ~ 1957

~ BCF-TEFTBF ~ Beliefs Come First – The Explanations For The Beliefs Follow ~ Michael Shermer ~ The Believing Brain ~ 2011

~ ILMAAA-IMTRTTPWTDNWTH ~ If Liberty Means Anything At All – It Means The Right To Tell People What They Do Not Want To Hear ~ George Orwell ~ Animal Farm ~ 1945

~ I-I-TUSA-K-TDE ~ Ignorance – Is – The Undead’s Strongest Ally – Knowledge – Their Deadliest Enemy ~ Max Brooks ~ The Zombie Survival Guide ~ 2003

~ TSA-E-SS-R-SFAPOHSS-TTPA ~ There’s Something About – Ear-Splitting Self-Righteousness – Shouted From A Position Of High Social Status – That Turns People Away ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ TDTOMSHABMBEAPF-TDWGTK-W-W-AW ~ The Democratic Tendencies Of Modern Science Have Always Been Muted By Economic And Political Forces – That Determine Who Gets To Know – What – Where – And – When ~ Devra Davis ~ The Secret History Of The War On Cancer

~ TOKEMTBBBI ~ They Only Knew Enough Math To Be Blinded By It ~ Nassim Taleb ~ The Black Swan ~ 2017

~ RTNILS ~ Reading The News Is Like Smoking ~ Matt Taibbi ~ Hate Inc. ~ 2019

~ NOSMO ~ The Necessity Of Sometime ~ Jenny Odell ~ How To Do Nothing ~ 2019

~ RIOTS ~ Repetitive Injury Of The Spirit ~ Barbara Ehrenreich ~ Nickel And Dimed ~ 2001

~ WACWT:CAPYTS ~ What A Clever Way To Make Money: Creating A Problem You Then Solve ~ Erin Anderson ~ Globe And Mail ~ 29-03-2014

~ TS-CHBVAASC ~ The Self – Can Hardly Be Viewed As A Scientific Concept ~ Alfred Tauber ~ The Immune Self ~ 1994

~ DIU-U-YCGBT-‘I’ ~ Death Is Unbearable – Unless – You Can Get Beyond The – “I” ~ Susan Sontag ~ David Rieff ~ Swimming In A Sea Of Death ~ 2008

~ MFD ~ Manufactured Fake Dissent ~ Matt Taibbi ~ Hate Inc. ~ 2019

GEORGE LOIS ~ DAMN GOOD ADVICE ~ 2012

~ BTTYAYRTTTW ~ Be True To Yourself And You’ll Ring True To The World

~ FYB-TWYL-YMSYLD-APAAPAY-H-M-A-I-A-A-TSYITB-WSRITSOMHB-TGYCOATSL ~ Follow Your Bliss – That Which You Love – You Must Spend Your Life Doing – As Passionately And As Perfectly As Your – Heart – Mind – And – Instincts – Allow – And – The Sooner You Identify That Bliss – Which Surely Resides In The Soul Of Most Human Beings – The Greater Your Chance Of A Truly Successful Life

~ ATTITWAMWAEI ~ All The Tools In The World Are Meaningless Without An Essential Idea

~ AGFTBI ~ Always Go For The Big Idea

~ ACSCIAN ~ All Creativity Should Communicate In A Nanosecond

~ TWCF-TTV ~ The Word Comes First – Then The Visual

~ INHSYMI-IHYMIS ~ It’s Not How Short You Make It – It’s How You Make It Short

~ IYCPASEYCI-F ~ If You Can’t Passionately And Succinctly Explain Your Creative Ideas – Fuggedaboutit!

~ ATIAAT ~ A Trend Is Always A Trap

~ CINC-IITFUTF-IIAAOD ~ Creativity Is Not Created – It Is There For Us To Find – It Is An Act Of Discovery

~ WJBA-CT-WYCBA-CP ~ Why Just Be A – Creative Thinker – When You Can Be A – Cultural Provocateur!

~ ABICCWC ~ A Big Idea Can Change World Culture

~ GA-BI-INAAOI-BR-OOD ~ Getting A – Big Idea – Is Not An Act Of Inspiration – But Rather – One Of Discovery

~ YCB-C-O-YCB-C-B-TNSTAA-CC ~ You Can Be – Cautious – Or – You Can Be – Creative – But – There’s No Such Thing As A – Cautious Creative

~ RGG-TAT:D-B-CD-M-IAAMB-O-T-OP-T-MWIU ~ Reject Group Grope – Think About This: Decisive – Breakthrough – Creative Decision-Making – Is Almost Always Made By – One – Two – Or Possibly – Three – Minds Working In Unison

~ BCOY-O-E-S-T ~ Be Confident Of Your – Own – Edgy – Solo – Talent

~ TGTFBB-YCJBTY’G’~ To Get That First Big Break – You Can’t Just Brag That You’re “Great”

~ Y-P-S-I-P-S-KA ~ Your – Portfolio – Should – Ignite – Provoke – Shock – Kick Ass

~ WIW ~ Work Is Worship

~ M-OMD-LL-TMD ~ Make – One Million Dollars – Look Like – Ten Million Dollars!

~ NMWKOWYI-DI-F-O-T-A-DI-P ~ No Matter What Kind Of Work You’re In – Do It – Fast – On-Time – And – Do It – Perfectly

~ Even A Brilliant Idea Won’t Sell Itself

~ ADTTWYPABI:TTWTAGTS;SITT;TT-D-WTJS ~ Always Do Three Things When You Present A Big Idea: Tell Them What They Are Going To See; Show It To Them; Tell Them – Dramatically – What They Just Saw

~ WYPA-BI-BPT-ADQ ~ When You’re Presenting A – Big Idea – Be Prepared To – Answer Dumb Questions

~ TCOATGBNCBAB-DI! ~ The Creation Of A Truly Great Brand Name Can Become A Billion-Dollar Idea!

~ GW-MBPT-TP-TH-TPTAYC-U-CAS-‘N’-B-HNPTS-‘Y’ ~ Great Work – Must Be Presented To – The Person – That Has – The Power To Accept Your Creations – Underlings – Can Always Say – “No” – But – Have No Power To Say – “Yes”

~ WYPAEI-IITMT-TS-TEITTMG-INABI! ~ When You Present An Entrepreneurial Idea – If It Takes More Than – Three Sentences – To Explain It To The Money Guys – It’s Not A Big Idea!

~ DE-K-WF-BP ~ Don’t Ever – Knowingly – Work For – Bad People

~ ATG-AC-IDB-ABI-TC:AMS!;AMV! ~ A Truly Great – Ad Campaign – Is Driven By – A Big Idea – That Contains: A Memorable Slogan!; A Memorable Visual!

~ MTE-ITAO-IT-M-CAUSBSIATW ~ More Than Ever – In This Age Of – Internet Technology – Misinformation – Comes At Us Second By Second In A Tidal Wave

~ A-TP-M-R-S-Q-E-A-NLTBBY ~ A – Thinking Person – Must – Read – Study – Question – Evaluate – And – Not Let The Bullshiters Bullshit You

~ NMWSYAIYC-UYCTSUFOHAPYCATV ~ No Matter What Stage You Are In Your Career – Use Your Creativity To Stand Up For Our Heroes And Protect Your Culture Against The Villains

~ DTRT-SYCBPOY-TTDYD ~ Do The Right Thing – So You Can Be Proud Of Yourself – Till The Day You Die

~ HAM-WUACMTYEOLAW-IABBM ~ Having A Mate – Who Understands And Contributes Mightily To Your Ethos Of Life And Work – Is A Blessing Beyond Measure

~ AEDAIIYL ~ Attack Every Day As If It’s Your Last

~ EAPSDHCAI-IYCD-L-IWNOMYAPBCOYI-IWAMJTTWYS ~ Even A Passable Sketch Dramatically Helps Crystallize An Idea – If You Can’t Draw – Learn – It Will Not Only Make You A Profoundly Better Communicator Of Your Ideas – It Will Add More Joy To The Way You See

~ YCTACTWS ~ You Cannot Teach A Crab To Walk Straight

~ DLYTDYFYD-IYKCIO-TW-YL-DLSOWYH! ~ Don’t Let Your Tormentors Distract You From Your Destiny – If You Keep Chewing It Over – They Win – You Lose – Don’t Lose Sight Of Where You’re Headed!

~ MYSAMFWYA ~ Make Your Surroundings A Metaphor For Who You Are

~ EYM ~ Extoll Your Mentors

~ IYDBTACB-I-RT-C-YNUTPOGC ~ If You Don’t Believe That Advertising Can Be – Icon – Rather Than – Con – You’ll Never Understand The Potential Of Great Creativity

~ IWWDA? ~ Is What We Do Art?

~ I-Y-TAP-E-YTWC-A! ~ If – You’re – Talented And Passionate – Enough – You Too Will Create – Art!

~ YAYHWYC ~ You’re At Your Happiest When You’re Creating

~ W-S-E-N-K-THS ~ Work – Should – Ennoble – Not – Kill – The Human Spirit

~ YNBTCPYATBIYDKWIACF-YCCTFWKWCBI ~ You’ll Never Be The Creative Person You Aspire To Be If You Don’t Know Where It All Came From – You Can’t Create The Future Without Knowing What Came Before It

CASS SUNSTEIN ~ INFOTOPIA ~ 2006

~ BTRATPCFTFT-WTI-IIETOTVAETCO-H-T-ACE-M-O-P ~ Both The Risk And The Promise Come From The Fact That – With The Internet – It Is Easy To Obtain The Views And Even The Collaboration Of – Hundreds – Thousands – And Conceivably Even – Millions – Of – People

~ E-L-MPCADSTIECOTOD-LTWE-UC-A-UE-B-ED-TI-AOEVEIIA-APLAGDFTDBOITOPH ~ Everyday – Like-Minded People Can And Do Sort Themselves Into Echo Chambers Of Their Own Design – Leading To Wild Errors – Undue Confidence – And – Unjustified Extremism – But – Every Day – The Internet – Also Offers Exceedingly Valuable Exercises In Information Aggregation – As People Learn A Great Deal From The Dispersed Bits Of Information That Other People Have

~ IC-CUIWWHOWWCAOWCAPU ~ Information Cocoons – Communications Universes In Which We Hear Only What We Choose And Only What Comforts And Pleases Us

~ ICBCFLAOTLI-IC-W-F-P-WESOV-B-MEATPOOC-FPAPI-CCTITN ~ It Can Be Comforting For Leaders And Others To Live In – Information Cocoons – Warm – Friendly – Places – Where Everyone Shares Our Views – But – Major Errors Are The Price Of Our Comfort – For Private And Public Institutions – Cocoons Can Turn Into Terrible Nightmares

~ DDALTBD?-OIDN-GMMIPOOA-LTEOTACOFRTT-‘G’-MWPUUADS-C-TFTCIAETROA ~ Does Deliberation Actually Lead To Better Decisions? – Often It Does Not – Group Members May Impose Pressures On One Another – Leading To Extremism Or To A Consensus On Falsehood Rather Than Truth – “Groupthink” – May Well Promote Unthinking Uniformity And Dangerous Self-Censorships – Thus Failing To Combine Information And Enlarge The Range Of Arguments

~ CGDBNISODBBOI-TPITDGODNOTKTTMAH ~ Countless Groups Do Badly Not In Spite Of Deliberation But Because Of It – The Problem Is That Deliberating Groups Often Do Not Obtain The Knowledge That Their Members Actually Have

~ TGLIT-PL-EATHL-OLIC-A-DPFLHTIS ~ The General Lesson Is That – Political Leaders – Even At The Highest Levels – Often Live In Cocoons – And – Deliberation Provides Far Less Help Than It Should

~ GOFPTASOP-TDNCBIAIE-TEIHBAOMATEOIHBAFOO-TFVTBOCE-I-DOFTAAGM ~ Groups Often Fall Prey To A Series Of Problems – They Do Not Correct But Instead Amplify Individual Errors – They Emphasize Information Held By All Or Most At The Expense Of Information Held By A Few Or One – They Fall Victim To Bandwagon Or Cascade Effects – Indeed – Deliberation Often Fails To Aggregate Among Group Members

~ AIH-TPPB-IPASI-AIAD-TIOMFJAMAP-NMJAF ~ As It Happens – The Problems Posed By – Informational Pressure And Social Influences – Apply In All Domains – They Infect Our Most Fundamental Judgments About Morality And Policy – Not Merely Judgments About Facts

~ TKP-IS-GWDBTI-A-BGBTLO-SLATCAM:MRIU-A-EPIMLTNTBC ~ The Key Point – Is That – Groups Will Do Better Than Individuals – And – Big Groups Better Than Little Ones – So Long As Two Conditions Are Met: Majority Rule Is Used – And – Each Person Is More Likely Than Not To Be Correct

~ FAOCW ~ Falsehoods Are Often Conventional Wisdom

~ ASBIOOADWCSPFTGA ~ A Systematic Bias In One Or Another Direction Will Create Serious Problems For The Group’s Answers

~ GMTTBALMCATJASWOA-AKEOGIIAGST-TPCIC-WONIAI ~ Group Members Tend To Become A Lot More Confident About Their Judgments After Speaking With One Another – A Key Effect Of Group Interaction Is A Greater Sense That – The Postdeliberation Conclusion Is Correct – Whether Or Not It Actually Is

~ MOTT-DGDQPAATITTMH-WMMGT-TOFTLNAMATM-RKIOIOD-AABIKIABAOMGMHAFGRTITIKBOOOAFGM ~ Much Of The Time – Deliberating Groups Do Quite Poorly At Aggregating The Information That Their Members Have – When Many Minds Get Together – They Often Fail To Learn Nearly As Much As They Might – Relevant Knowledge Is Often Ignored Or Downplayed – Above All Because Information Known In Advance By All Or Most Group Members Has A Far Greater Role Than Information That Is Known By Only One Of A Few Group Members

~ WSGDW-IIBPSWTT-B-WDG-TMNH-ETTVOOMLPTST-MPRDLBTSD-TDNWTLSORCT ~ When Statistical Groups Do Well – It Is Because People Say What They Think – But – With Deliberating Groups – This Might Not Happen – Exposure To The Views Of Others Might Lead People To Silence Themselves – Most People Really Don’t Like Being The Sole Dissenter – They Do Not Want To Look Stupid Or To Create Trouble

~ HP-TAUTGCOBDN-ACFOIA-A-TAATC ~ Hidden Profiles – The Accurate Understandings That Groups Could Obtain But Do Not – A Clear Failure Of Information Aggregation – And – They Are All Too Common

~ CKE-IHBAGMHFMIOGJTIHBOAFM ~ Common Knowledge Effect – Information Held By All Group Members Has Far More Influence On Group Judgments Than Information Held By Only A Few Members

~ GMTTBSMCATJAD-AEAF-B-CAEAABC ~ Group Members Tend To Be Significantly More Confident About Their Judgments After Discussion – An Especially Alarming Finding – Because – Confidence And Error Are A Bad Combination

~ TITGWAIOATTBLOTHAPLTETPHIADP-CPMHLIOTG ~ Those In The Group Who Are Inexperienced Or Are Thought To Be Low On The Hierarchy Are Particularly Loath To Emphasize Their Privately Held Information As Discussion Proceeds – Cognitively Peripheral Members Have Little Influence On The Group

~ IMDG-PWEUHITAOSR-ATKI ~ In Many Deliberating Groups – People Who Emphasize Uniquely Held Information Take An Obvious Social Risk – And They Know It

~ TDM-APCU-IWYCOTTAOTYL-PIATMP-IOGIA-BPITO ~ The Daily Me – A Personalized Communications Universe – In Which You Consult Only Those Topics And Opinions That You Like – Polarization Is All The More Probable – Instead Of Good Information Aggregation – Bad Polarization Is The Outcome

~ TFT-DIBCAU-WL-TSBPMI-TDHPSRTN ~ The Fact That – Deliberation Increase Both Confidence And Uniformity – Will Leave – The Strong But Potentially Misleading Impression – That Deliberation Has Produced Sense Rather Than Nonsense

~ MHTOFAF-A-PCBWO-B-AMCSIFROWIPAH-APMRHIADG-B-IAM-TWHI-UH-AIAPTMALOM-A-TALTETO ~ Markets Have Their Own Fads And Fashions – And – Prices Can Be Way Off – But – A Market Creates Strong Incentives For Revelation Of Whatever Information People Actually Hold – A Profile May Remain Hidden In A Deliberating Group – But – In A Market – Those With Hidden Information – Uniquely Held – Are In A Position To Make A Lot Of Money – And – They Are Likely To Exploit The Opportunity

~ TPA-O-TCPOEIORC-IOUPDBEGAF-IMC-TLNBTAE-BB-IPAATC-ABO-TSBOTTABS ~ Traditional Practices Are – Often – The Congealed Product Of Earlier Information Or Reputational Cascades – Inefficient Or Unjust Practices Defended By Entrenched Groups And Factions – In Many Cases – Traditions Last Not Because They Are Excellent – But Because – Influential People Are Averse To Change – And Because Of – The Sheer Burdens Of Transition To A Better State

MARY SHELLEY ~ FRANKENSTEIN ~ 1818

~ TROGODWAPLABMFA-TFOWIMES ~ The Raising Of Ghosts Or Devils Was A Promise Liberally Accorded By My Favourite Authors – The Fulfillment Of Which I Most Eagerly Sought

~ IWRTECOBGFROLW ~ I Was Required To Exchange Chimeras Of Boundless Grandeur For Realities Of Little Worth

~ IBTCODSTTBCOL;ISHTWITWOTEAB ~ I Beheld The Corruption Of Death Succeed To The Blooming Cheek Of Life; I Saw How The Worm Inherited The Wonders Of The Eye And Brain

~ ISIDTCOGAL-IBMCOBAULM ~ I Succeeded In Discovering The Cause Of Generation And Life – I Became Myself Capable Of Bestowing Animation Upon Lifeless Matter

~ BTGOTH-EL-IS-TDYE-O-TC-O ~ By The Glimmer Of The Half-Extinguished Light – I Saw – The Dull Yellow Eye – Of – The Creature – Open

~ BNTIHF-TBOTDV-A-BHADFMH ~ But Now That I Had Finished – The Beauty Of The Dream Vanished – And – Breathless Horror And Disgust Filled My Heart

~ TDCTWIHSMGL ~ The Demoniacal Corpse To Which I Had So Miserably Given Life

~ O!-NMCSTHOTC-ATSAEDWNHC ~ Oh! – No Mortal Could Support The Horror Of That Countenance – A Thing Such As Even Dante Would Not Have Conceived

~ TW-TFD-TWIHGL ~ The Wretch – The Filthy Daemon – To Whom I Had Given Life

~ HWTM!-ICNDI-TMPOTIWAIPOTF ~ He Was The Murderer! – I Could Not Doubt It – The Mere Presence Of The Idea Was An Irresistible Proof Of The Fact

~ IHBTAOUE-A-ILIDF-L-TM-WIHC-SPSNW ~ I Had Been The Author Of Unalterable Evils – And – I Lived In Daily Fear – Lest – The Monster – Whom I Had Created – Should Perpetrate Some New Wickedness

~ IP-ATSCN-(STAA!)-TIW-TW-WIHC ~ I Perceived – As The Shape Came Nearer – (Sight Tremendous And Abhorred!) – That It Was – The Wretch – Whom I Had Created

~ HINSE-TYSTIMM? ~ Have I Not Suffered Enough – That You Seek To Increase My Misery?

~ L-AIMOBAAOA-I-DTM-A-IWDI ~ Life – Although It May Only Be An Accumulation Of Anguish – Is – Dear To Me – And – I Will Defend It

~ R-T-IATC ~ Remember – That – I Am Thy Creature

~ HCIMT?-WNECTTRAFEU-TC-WITGAC? ~ How Can I Move Thee? – Will No Entreaties Cause Thee To Run A Favourable Eye Upon – Thy Creature – Who Implores Thy Goodness And Compassion?

~ TF ~ The Fiend

~ WILA-ISAHONLM-WITAM-ABUTE-FWAMF-A-WAMD? ~ When I Looked Around – I Saw And Heard Of None Like Me – Was I Then A Monster – A Blot Upon The Earth – From Which All Men Fled – And – Whom All Men Disowned?

~ IHNYSABRM-O-WCAIWM-WWI?-TQ-AR-TBAOWG ~ I Had Never Yet Seen A Being Resembling Me – Or – Who Claimed Any Intercourse With Me – What Was I? – The Question – Again Recurred – To Be Answered Only With Groans

~ IEIA-CC!-WDYFAMSHTEYTFMID? ~ I Exclaimed In Agony – Cursed Creator! – Why Did You Form A Monster So Hideous That Even You Turned From Me In Disgust?

~ O!-MC-MMH;LMFGTYFOB!-LMSTIETSOSET~ Oh! – My Creator – Make Me Happy; Let Me Feel Gratitude Towards You For One Benefit! – Let Me See That I Excite The Sympathy Of Some Existing Thing

~ HIAR-FMOB-TITCUEG? ~ Had I A Right – For My Own Benefit – To Inflict This Curse Upon Everlasting Generations?

~ ISTTTFAMCMATP-WSHNHTBIOPATPPOTEOTWHR ~ I Shuddered To Think That Future Ages Might Curse Me As Their Pest – Whose Selfishness Had Not Hesitated To Buy Its Own Peace At The Price Perhaps Of The Existence Of The Whole Human Race

~ MICUATITTASM ~ My Imagination Conjured Up A Thousand Images To Torment And Sting Me

~ TSTWIMLDUTGOADWIHMC ~ To See Those Whom I Most Loved Die Under The Grasp Of A Daemon Whom I Had Myself Created

~ NISPTTHMAAGASC ~ Nothing Is So Painful To The Human Mind As A Great And Sudden Change

~ P-P-LMM-DNSTIYO ~ Peace – Peace – Learn My Miseries – And – Do Not Seek To Increase Your Own

~ WY-IFAIIWDFSGE ~ When Younger – I Felt As If I Were Destined For Some Great Enterprise

~ IMPADTBTWIGE ~ I Must Pursue And Destroy The Being To Whom I Gave Existence

~ OMFWSWD-OV-OF-A-OE-OIFHTMWB-W-PMOF-WLMFTEQWIWCOBF ~ Once My Fancy Was Soothed With Dreams – Of Virtue – Of Fame – And – Of Enjoyment – Once I Falsely Hoped To Meet With Beings – Who – Pardoning My Outward Form – Would Love Me For The Excellent Qualities Which I Was Capable Of Bringing Forth