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,…

Fergonomics.

What is the economy of Fergie? How glamorous is the Ferguson PLC group? As an example it seems like a joke, right? How about the glamour of the group? The economy of the individual? Is your economy thriving, or going through a perpetuated recession? According to the numbers, at least 80% of people have credit…

People’s Money.

The most common expression on these two words is other people’s money. The next common expression might as well be ‘debt.’ In attempts to use people’s money we have a few legal options. One of them is to ask someone to trust you with money on the terms that you’ll pay it back with interest…

Addiction.

How would you like to sacrifice yourself to the things you do? That’s a compulsive result of addiction. Another can be seen in the ways we rationalize doing the things that destroy us when we’re cognizant of them. Is observing the willfully consciously incompetent worse than the frustration of the unconsciously incompetent? Have you considered…

Autopilot.

There’s a lot of wisdom in the wake of this word and the world indeed that it may present. Its’ effects can be seen in our capacity to observe the flight of time, the loss of our money. It also presents our reality’s version of the hyperbolic time chamber, in respect to time. Its’ complete…

Where the Puck is Going.

Systems, predictability, game theory and sports. What would you do with those four subjects? Perhaps you’ll explore the predictability of systems. How about the behavior of those in sports as they move into game theory? How predictable are the habits of those who rely on a system or two, any system or two, for convenience?…

Artistic Creativity.

The unapologetically authentic individual might find themselves moving towards this by default. In the wake of their ambition is the development of the skills that they require to aspire. The lands they visit in mind and body yield the things they seek if they choose to step and move forward. Skill and technique can be…

Unadulterated Creativity.

The unadulterated is the pure essence of a thing. It is, as suggested by its’ etymology, to be free of foreign or inferior material. This point, when applied with a two-fold view of creativity, may offer an insightful lens to look through. In succeeding this lens, as with all matrices and man-made systems alike, there…

Exposure.

Two people are speaking with each other the phone. “…I wanted to reach out and thank you again for suggesting the coda group to me. It’s changed my life.” “You’re welcome. I’m guessing you’ve learned about emotional addictions by now right?” “Yep, and I’m working through mine now. I was reading that gratitude is one…

Betray.

Two people are enjoying a coffee at a local barista. Marc: “I’m so glad I got that recording, it’s going right in the character of my antagonist.” Brutus: “Was it really that bad?” Marc: “Well, he was the only person who stuck around for long enough to deserve it. Yet they didn’t do it because…

Overwhelm.

Two men are enjoying some Taco Bell. Ryan: “…Man, I don’t like the way it reads. He needs to get over himself already and stop living with his family.” Atlas: “See, I told you you’d come around. Are you done trying to get through to him?” Ryan: “I keep trying to understand his stuff but…