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…

Color.

A second-person adventure, meant to exercise the imagination. Like objective analyses, the fastest way to filter the bias is to explore it yourself. In that case, like Neo, others can only show you the door. The same can be said about most of the writing on Thoasp so far. A part of critical thinking is…

Artful Thinking

The gateway to any action is thought. Without thought, there’s no action. With no action there can be no habit. With no action there is also no expression. No expression, no art. Or is there? Following a tenet from the Foundation for Critical Thinking, some thought tendencies gone unchecked can lead to self-delusion. There’s also…

Sensus Plenior.

According to The Foundation for Critical Thinking, a tenet of critical thinking is the “self-guided, self-disciplined thinking which attempts to reason at the highest level of quality in a fair-minded way.” In other words, it’s a means of giving yourself a chance to lead yourself first. Sensus Plenior translates in Latin to a ‘fuller sense’,…

Co-Creation.

The path that leads here is open to anyone prepared to learn. The last time I checked, anyone willing to learn could do so this way. What can you do with values based collaboration after all? Synergy is an idea shared by the late Stephen Covey, meanwhile interdependence is sprinkled throughout history. Like history’s swings,…

Designer Empathy

There’s talk on an institutional level about narrative empathy that goes back for more than a few decades. What would things look like a step up from that abstraction? Is it even possible to design an experience, regardless of the medium, without your own empathy? Design Thinking exists, so why doesn’t anyone suggest designer empathy?…

Focal Quotient

What wins the forefront of the mind? A lover, an interest, the love of a sport? Service to others, purpose or love, a religious doctrine or a venomous tongue? An unpublished passion, your great escapes; a phantom life, the greatness of nature? Angels or spirits, health or woe? Finances in bliss, a credible pro? The…

Reframing

If I knew I could be a game developer by pursuing a self directed education, I would never have gone to pursue a higher education at all. I would have recognized the opportunity to create apps in the mobile app marketplace before it became oversaturated. When I knew of the Occulus Rift headset and bitcoin…

Solidarity

In unity against common struggles, such as fear or hopelessness, we might stand in solidarity. And maybe we choose to stand in unison against solidarity. An anti – Solidarity ought to only be as strong as those it shadows, stuck within the confines of its’ reactions. How about solidarity in pursuit of change? The same…

Applying Abstractions

First, Thought is given a suggested notion – a Concept. Then, a Concept may or may not be accepted as a possible course of action. The action of thinking begins before you can process the information to begin with – being a sponge as an infant. Put simply, give yourself a command and follow it.…