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Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by Tanya, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    Me too!:):):) Did you finally get a new notebook? It must have been very hard for you to be without it. I know for a fact, that it was for me - I missed you humor and your special ability of researching and finding the information that I always find so very helpful;)
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  2. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

    Aww,thank you. No,no notebook but found a better keyboard to download. A touch bigger and infinitely better. With the standard one I was so tense hacking away at the screen it was no fun at all.
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  3. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    Aha! What a relief - for me, anyway....At least, I no longer need to consider getting to know Mr. Google on a more intimate level:p:p:p But seriously, I am glad that it is working out for you and we can still communicate. I value that very much:)
  4. Tanya

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  7. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator


    Today's PSA is about probability neglect — our inability to properly grasp a proper sense of peril and risk — which often leads us to overstate the risks of relatively harmless activities, while forcing us to overrate more dangerous ones. Biology makes this error often and does not realize it. Why am I sharing the picture? A thought is absurd by what it seeks but is great by what it is. A thought is an endocrine secretion formed and containing electrons from your brain. Those electrons contain energy and information for you to share with others. Biology can not measure thoughts so they do not count on them to alter our DNA or epigenome. They do.
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  8. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    Jack, I appreciate this very thought provoking PSA about probability neglect.

    I must admit that I have never given that much thought before to this entire process, but I imagine that there are several factors at play when people form their decisions, such as other people’s influence in their lives and what media encourages people to think and believe. Unless that someone has the ability to think for himself, of course…. More and more rare occurrence these days. Made me raise my eyebrows so many times, especially lately - that alone should qualify as my entire exercise routine. lol

    Interesting still, as I learned today from you how a thought is formed from a quantum prospective. :) I always equated it with a tiny voice in my head that was telling me what to do or not to do. Kind of like what Vincent Van Gogh once said: If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint” then by all mean paint, and the voice will be silenced.

    Thank you again for sharing this.
  9. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Well this is a pre post post idea to warm your brain up for Tensegrity 4. A lot of what is in it ties to all of our cognitive biases.
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  10. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    This is absolutely incredible!!!!! I held my breath the entire time
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  13. PaulG

    PaulG New Member

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  14. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    Paul, I just hope that she will be able to retain that feeling when the music is over and the reality sets in..... Personally, I could never do anything like that - and dancing is everything to me.... and so much more....Still, I admire her spirit!
  15. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    Abraham Lincoln said it so beautifely so many years ago - it is and should always be a guiding light for all of the humanity to follow:
  16. notsoperfick

    notsoperfick New Member

    For those who don't have 6 minutes to watch the video:

    Abraham Lincoln’s Letter to His Son’s Teacher

    He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just, all men are not true.
    But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero;
    that for every selfish Politician, there is a dedicated leader…
    Teach him for every enemy there is a friend,

    Steer him away from envy, if you can, teach him the secret of quiet laughter.

    Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest to lick… Teach him, if you can,
    the wonder of books… But also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and the flowers on a green hillside.

    In the school teach him it is far more honourable to fail than to cheat…
    Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him they are wrong…
    Teach him to be gentle with gentle people, and tough with the tough.

    Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone is getting on the band wagon…Teach him to listen to all men…but teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth, and take only the good that comes through.

    Teach him if you can, how to laugh when he is sad…Teach him there is no shame in tears,
    Teach him to scoff at cynics and to beware of too much sweetness…
    Teach him to sell his brawn and brain to the highest bidders but never to put a price-tag
    on his heart and soul.

    Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob and to stand and fight if he thinks he’s right.
    Treat him gently, but do not cuddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel.

    Let him have the courage to be impatient…let him have the patience to be brave.
    Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will have
    sublime faith in mankind.

    This is a big order, but see what you can do…He is such a fine fellow,
    my son!

    Such a lot of wisdom, thank you for linking.
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  17. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

  18. Hope

    Hope Gold

    Link doesn't work for me :(
  19. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    I could not get it either, Hope:(
  20. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    Actually, I should be the one thanking you, notsoperfick.:) I like your version even better - there is no video to distract from the actual words. I am always pleased to know that there are people who appreciate them as much as I do....

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