Empathy

Thanks to our record of history, it’s easy to see that Henry Sage of Cornell University beat most alive today to the punch when it comes to empathy. Here’s the first text, honored by its’ etymology as well. The definition alone can lead us to some pretty constructive or destructive circumstances depending on how we…

Skepticism

It’s all fun and games until someone gets their ego poked. Skepticism is seen as doubt as to the truth of something. Even so, we can see very clearly upon examining truth that it is true regardless of what we think of it. The mindset is born from doubt which is disempowering to begin with.…

Epiphany

In its’ direction towards insight and revelation, this word suggests intimate understanding and discovery. Isn’t it a wonder how that intimate understanding can be thrust into our faces when we’re busy being busy? Clearly we’re ready for it, individually, if the lesson makes its’ way to us! The nature of discovery is venturing into the…

Truth

According to William Penn, “Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.” Speaking the truth isn’t really a tightrope with personal responsibility. Do you need more information to know the truth? How about someone else’s version? Do you want to live an honest life? How about…

Mindset

Why call it a consciousness when it’s easily known as a mindset? Surely there is a difference or it wouldn’t have made its’ way to the stream of consciousness so easily. And even the one who ain’t got time for that has their role to play, since they were so easily brought into a sense…

Move

To move by circumstance or vision… Primarily motivation or inspiration. There’s typically a mix between what pulls us and what pushes us. You can use a shoe string to demonstrate the difference physically – push the string and it bunches up. Pull the string and it falls suit, reacting accordingly when turning. You’ll likely want…

Mode

A mode for a computer to operate under can be likened to standards and procedures performed by people. While a person’s directions are typically more open-ended compared to a computer’s, there is an opportunity for both inside their opposites. An open-ended process for a computer to operate under gives it space to think if it’s…

Chaos

Holistic disorder and confusion. From all levels there seems to be no means of relating to order. How far can this perception bloom before it’s jaded by the its’ opposite – that everything we can ever perceive has its’ purpose, even if it isn’t willed by man? Under a limitation, certainly disorder and confusion can…

Experience

Have you heard of #inktober? Apparently it’s a thing over on Twitter. See the rules here. Artists from all over make spooky things in ink every day for the month of October. It’s one thing to participate and it’s another to develop your skills while participating. The daily discipline that creates experience is shown in…

Expectations

There’s a feeling of determinism associated with the phrase ‘defying expectations’. This feeling is, according to the philosophical background, always caused by something else. It suggests that there’s no way to select something until something else has happened. If something else has to happen in order for us to be able to consciously select something,…