Thoasp: Thoughts of an Aspirationist

Thoasp sounds a little strange, huh? Good – that means it’s different than what we’re used to reading. The purpose of this blog is to share and expand on the possibilities stemming from personal direction, done by originating and inspiring thought. To start off, I’ll be clear about this post. To inspire requires a two…

Thought

This blog is called Thoasp, or thoughts of an aspirationist, but I haven’t covered thought yet. So here we go. First, A statement by Michael Scriven & Richard Paul, presented at the 8th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Education Reform, Summer 1987. source Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing,…

Making Sense.

If there’s a landmark, there’s a boundary. Like physical landmarks, abstract landmarks will encourage us to reason and think around an object. A meta study might reveal all sorts of things about a particular concept or place in mind. To the degree that one is willing to explore, plenty is able to be discovered beyond…

Exploring the Map.

  Principled principles, reaching towards the sun? Methodical principles, led from the ground up. Principled methods, led with an inkling from a higher being. Methodical methods, creating bologna in an attempt to progress. Principle indeed, true to nature not to man, How awesome its’ potential, sullied by a plan; The genius that is honored, the…

Of Methods and Principles

At one stage in our lives, those around us encourage us that we have potential. At a later stage, depending on whether we violate social norms or not, others may suggest that we had potential. And if we choose to conform once again, or break the hive mindset and achieve something others deem worthy for…

Diffusing Genius.

You + principle + random narrative = Diffusion. ‘Genius in You’ + You + principle + random narrative = Genius Diffusion. Replace narrative with a circumstance or experience – exercise your intuition along with one of your principles to an experience and see what happens! For any principle or proven method that we may hold…

Principle Distillery

It’s pretty easy. There are as many man-made principles as there are industries that man participates in. Since each has its’ own specialization, math’s principles apply but still differ from its’ divergents. One example is computer science as a divergence from math. Another is the vast difference between running marathons, undergoing a parkour gauntlet or…

Documenting Experiments.

It beats just documenting experiences on social media. After all, all experiments are experiences, but not all experiences are experiments. The quality of our experiments depends on the quality of our endeavor. Whether your ambition is neutered – whether your dreams have a deadline or not. How would you like to compare your case studies…

Breaks From Writing on Thoasp

From time to time, like today, you’ll see me take a break from writing. Today is one of those days. That being said, enjoy this video from The Nerd Writer. Potential Avenues Have you considered empathy from the perspective of art’s other mediums?

Principle.

In the wake of a billionaire’s endeavor to contribute to the world this might be considered a buzz word now. It’s certainly appearing differently in search engines after his endeavor began its’ live run. He would suggest that you think for yourself first and to decide on three questions. What do you want? What is…

Iron.

…Light stains the rustic color of the basement floor. If it wasn’t for the sun you wouldn’t even see notice the dust on the floor as the sun rises. The light from your station lights the places you work from – the places the your lantern can’t reach. As the sun rises, you see your…

Clearwater.

…You wake up on a beach, enjoying the time away from the salt lakes of Utah. The pleasantly clear water doesn’t remind you of the last time you visited a major ocean, since it’s a more genuine and less polluted example. Since this place isn’t ravaged, it’s much easier to enjoy your time here. There’s…