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CRITICAL THINKING AND LEARNING

Discussion in 'The Kruse Longevity Center' started by Jack Kruse, Nov 29, 2021.

  1. Jack Kruse

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    CRITICAL THINKING AND LEARNING

    With government-sponsored education, you must unlearn to relearn and you should limit learning on a screened device. Why?
    It creates a lazy thinker. It destroys the ability to critically think.
    To me, the most astounding thing about the greatest teachers of humankind is how little they read. Everything Aristotle ever read in his lifetime fills a couple of volumes on my shelf. Jesus read the scrolls of the Hebrew bible. The Buddha is said to have been unable to read. Imagine that. Wisdom is an intuitive process for great thinkers. Educated thinker rejects the premise because their known facts have been implanted in their head just as the internet platform uses algorithms to program modern humans.
    Even modern examples are still sobering. The protestant reformers knew the church fathers mostly from anthologies of quotations. Even Milton’s vast learning was deep rather than wide; it would not take too long to read all the books that Milton ever read.
    As scholars, we reconstruct what earlier thinkers had read as a context for interpreting their ideas. But the limitation of this method appears as soon as you remember how many people (oneself included) have read all the same stuff without becoming Jesus or Milton or Aristotle
    I get quite provoked when I hear of older scholars fatalistically advising eager young minds that they could never really read Kant or Aquinas (or whoever) until they’ve first read a gazillion other books. Wittgenstein never got around to reading Aristotle: just think of that
    I read a lot myself and am always an advocate of primary sources! I just don’t like it when the vague huge mass of Everything Ever Written is invoked to discourage anyone from being deliberately selective, or from reading one thing well in a spirit of gratitude and contentment.
    Now, to be fair, more than half of those named above lived in a world that still had a rich oral tradition. Maybe this is why I teach the way I do...........
     
  2. Jack Kruse

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    The basic fabric of research should consist of imagination with threads of reason, measurement, and calculation woven together to gain a full understanding of the recipe.
     
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    Promises, promises, do you keep what you make? It is a bad thing to break a promise, but I think now that it is a worse thing to let a promise break you. You's be wise to be measured in what you promise. You'd be more wise to make good on what you promised. Those who make promises they don't keep end up powerless and frustrated, and exactly the fate awaits those who believe promises. Some people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them. But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise. Today remember, a 'no' does not hide anything, but a 'yes' very easily becomes a deception.
     
  4. Jack Kruse

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    Change places us upon the precipice of the unknown. Fear of the unknown can either hold us back or propel us forward if we embrace it. Accepting that change is the natural course of life when we've been taught stagnation & Stability is what we want to achieve is a paradigm shift in both thought and action. "A rolling stone gathers no moss." for too long we've seen this quote as negative... it's time to turn the paradigm on its head. It's scary to step off the cliff without the parachute, but sometimes necessary. For those of us who've made the commitment to change ourselves, many of us struggle with families who won't change because their perception of reality is distorted by their fear of change. In reality, fear of change is just low dopamine levels. Doing what an authoritarian tell you without thinking is also tied to your dopamine production.
     
  5. Jack Kruse

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    Science has written off and set aside many of the correct answers because they are in conflict with cherished beliefs. The new discoveries are out there and I am fueled by knowing that I can directly affect my own outcomes. I feel empowered because I can recognize dogma and listen to my intuition and my body to guide my choices despite what most of the mainstream is advertising as truth. Alternative theories that have been proposed in the last 30 years are like the Whos on the Puff in Seuss's Horton Hears a Who. We are on the brink of a new age and are about to see a great many people wake up and join in the chorus of change to allow the new discoveries to become mainstream and light shined upon alternative theories
     
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    Science never stands still, only our thinking about it does. Pay attention. Attention is your connection to your vitality and to others because it makes you eager. Eagerness breeds curiosity and curiosity destroys dogma. When dogma is controlled by inquiry, the beauty of science is revealed to show you Optimal.
     
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    The joy of our life consists in the exercise of our energies, our continual growth, our constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop it all means simply to die. Our eternal mistake as humans is to set up an attainable ideal. Forget this ideal and begin to stray from the safety of your "life's sidewalk" and live the life you should.

    Time to smile, breathe and go slowly........We have more possibilities available in each moment than we ever realize. We must slow down at times to sharpen our skills of observation to make us better

    Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.

    Warriors are champions in thought, word, and deed. Take advantage of every obstacle which presents itself and slay any 'giants' you face. There are some things worth fighting for. Once you know what yours is, your life and leadership will take to a whole new level of purpose.

    If others are cranky, show up optimistic. If others are avg, present at mastery. If others are selfish--serve the world. There is no greater good than paying life forward for your fellow man.
     
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    We all influence people in some ways- the question is, do we add value to their lives or do we decrease them? We can only influence people when we add value to them....when we set the best example to others, we are radiating our light onto them. The value of leadership is giving what you have received so that the influence is twice as nice and multiplied many times over. So today ask yourself, am I encouraging, uplifting bringing people to a better place?

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  9. Jack Kruse

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    You improve your ability to think when you are imprecise. Many people disagree with this because they have not thought it through.

    Understand the concept of “by-and-large” and use approximations. Because our educational system is hung up on precision, the art of being good at approximations is insufficiently valued in the world. This impedes conceptual thinking. For example, when asked to multiply 38 by 12, most people do it the slow and hard way rather than simply rounding 38 up to 40, rounding 12 down to 10, and quickly determining that the answer is about 400. Look at the ice cream shop example and imagine the value of quickly seeing the approximate relationships between the dots versus taking the time to see all the edges precisely. It would be silly to spend time doing that, yet that’s exactly what most people do. “By-and-large” is the level that you need to understand most things in order to make effective decisions. Real truth often impeded decisions and choices to act.

    Whenever a big-picture “by-and-large” statement is made and someone replies “Not always,” my instinctual reaction is that we are probably about to dive into the weeds—i.e., into a discussion of the exceptions rather than the rule, and in the process, we will lose sight of the rule. To help people avoid this time-waster, one of my mentors coined a saying I often repeat: “When you ask someone whether something is true and they tell you that it’s not totally true, it’s probably by and large true.”
     
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    Bitcoin is an exit from the Fed fiat slavery.
    DeFi is an exit from Wall Street influence.
    Social media is an exit from mass Mockingbird media.
    Homeschooling is an exit from industrial education to create obedient idiots.
    Remote work is an exit from 9-5 slavery
    Creator economy is an exit from employment.
    Individuals are leaving institutions.
     
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    Thanks for all of the above.......

    You have a way of straightening my back ...and my resolve
     
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    You can’t just use scare tactics that are unconstitutional to force people to get an injection. This will keep getting pushed back and then disappear.

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    Biden logic: A new variant that we believe is resistant to the vaccine and caused by vaccination with a leaky, narrow vaccine can only be dealt with by vaccinating more people with the same leaky, narrow vaccine that caused the problem. We The People disagree.

    MANDATE KILL SHOT: “Plaintiffs are likely to succeed in establishing that the CMS vaccine mandate is arbitrary and capricious.” Those are the words of federal Judge Matthew T. Schelp of the Eastern District of Missouri. The MANDATE is over in 10 states.


    VACCINE MANDATE FOR HEALTH WORKERS NOW STOPPED IN: - Missouri - Nebraska - Arkansas - Iowa - Wyoming - Alaska - South Dakota - North Dakota - New Hampshire - Kansas
     
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    Keys about the EUA and mandates.

    “Plaintiffs are likely to succeed in establishing that the CMS vaccine mandate is arbitrary and capricious.”

    Those are the words of federal Judge Matthew T. Schelp of the Eastern District of Missouri in a 32-page opinion devastating the Biden Administration's effort to force healthcare workers to be vaccinated.

    Today’s ruling, in a lawsuit brought by Missouri and other states, issues a preliminary injunction against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services mandate.

    The CMS mandate now joins Biden’s broader OSHA mandate on the chopping block. For now, it applies only in the 10 states that brought the lawsuit, including Iowa, Missouri, and New Hampshire.

    You can read it here: https://themissouritimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/cms-injunction.pdf)
     
  18. Jack Kruse

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    Whoever owns your time creates your tyranny. Medical tyranny is an obscenity. Obscenity is not synonymous with pornography, as most pornography is not legally obscene based on the SCOTUS reviews of 1st Amendment precedence. Medical obscenity is always legally obscene and this is why you mustn't comply with it. It is never legal or constitutional as the fifth circuit just ruled recently. Becoming unmanageable for government and corporations is not an act of civil disobedience, it becomes a patriotic thing all should do. Not complying means you reserve your time. By reserving your time for yourself, you extinguish the forces of tyranny in your life.

    Cash isn't a safe investment today. It will be taxed by inflation. Inflation is also a clock. It is a clock that measures the flow of time the government steals from taxpayers using monetary policy. Bitcoin is a weather portfolio because it reserves your time for you.
     
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