Thoughts and things pt. 1

Thoughts become things. A line from the movie The Secret. How does a thought become a thing?  The statement discussed in my last post suggests that a committed mental navigation ought to guide our behavior. It suggests that we take a look outside of the life that we created for ourselves and check our own belief and processing…

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,…

Directions?

An example of the paths many of us follow can be seen in our ability to check the time on a digital device. We’ve even reached the point where it’s no longer necessary to know how to read an analog clock. There must be a lot of devices to make them this accessible, right? According…

Role of exposure

We all seek. Even when we don’t want anything more we enjoy what we have. There’s always a focus in our minds. In exposing ourselves to different ideas and concepts we may be able to direct ourselves more effectively. Certainly, integrating a book into a daily practice will save apply years of wisdom, if the…

Cone of Learning

Let’s continue where we left off with the Cone of Learning. Based on the model, we can receive more retention that is closer to being there. How can such a thing be useful anyway? Why not just be there at everything we’d want to remember? What is the value of memory? I personally like this model because of the word…

Applied Neuroscience?

Much to my excitement, there are several others besides Lumos Labs that are leveraging games for study. Among them is a game called Mozak, a scientific discovery game. I don’t know much of anything about it other than its’ application of neuroscience at this time. This excites me because according to an article published the…

Ideas have consequences? Pt. 2

Let’s begin where we left off. Demonstrations and examples that challenge the way we think. They are all examples of something called a pattern interrupt. The traditional definition of this leans towards psychology. A search reveals that Milton Erikson could be considered the most influential. Be this as it may, Neuro Linguistic Programming is the first…

Ideas have consequences? Pt. 1

A search of this phrase reveals that a man named Richard Weaver wrote a book on the subject in 1948. That is not the base of this post, but it is likely the source credit for this notion. I learned about it from a man named Jeffery Combs. What is an idea anyway? The Oxford…

Simplicity?

There is a notion that suggests the simpler an ideal is, the more powerful it is. Such an ideal would encompass all and leave nothing excluded, even that which goes against it. The first thing that many would be reminded of is God, a higher power, Allah, a spiritual deity… Whichever discipline honors you best,…

Source of Aspiration

The general definition of aspiration, according to Oxford, is the hope or ambition of achieving something. The word itself is suggestive of direction and desire. Both meet up at a corner, creating willingness. To be willing at the corner of direction and desire. I personally prefer tenacity, however aspiration is a better fit for this…