Avoiding Mental Stagnation

To pick up from my previous post let’s dig into this topic. Mental stagnation is a topic we’d typically want to avoid. Instead of avoiding it, why not consider the prospects of seeking something that we do want in our lives? A fundamental application of this is regular and differing mental activity, so let’s go there.…

Thoughts and things pt. 2

Truth? Isn’t it universally applicable? Wouldn’t such a thing suggest that there are no conditions or caveats? In our endeavor to understand what’s around us we’ve created so many conditions. Now we should let go of them in search of truth? How about the bit about trust, or belief systems? If we trust that something…

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…