Sunday, 6 December 2015

Paragon Results


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Doors of Perception

Reflecting on my experience, I find myself agreeing with the eminent Cambridge philosopher, Dr. C.D. Broad, "that we should do well to consider much more seriously than we have hitherto been inclined to do the type of theory which Bergson put forward in connection with memory and sense perception.
The suggestion is that the function of the brain and nervous system and sense organs is in the main eliminative and not productive. Each person is at each moment capable of remembering all that has ever happened to him and of perceiving everything that is happening everywhere in the universe. The function of the brain and nervous system is to protect us from being overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless and irrelevant knowledge, by shutting out most of what we should otherwise perceive or remember at any moment, and leaving only that very small and special selection which is likely to be practically useful." According to such a theory, each one of us is potentially Mind at Large. But in so far as we are animals, our business is at all costs to survive. To make biological survival possible, Mind at Large has to be funneled through the reducing valve of the brain and nervous system. What comes out at the other end is a measly trickle of the kind of consciousness which will help us to stay alive on the surface of this Particular planet. To formulate and express the contents of this reduced awareness, man has invented and endlessly elaborated those symbol-systems and implicit philosophies which we call languages. Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born - the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things (page 6)

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Io - Moon (Sibling) of Jupiter

With over 400 active volcanoes, Io is the most geologically active object in the Solar System.

MBTI Prayers


Lord, help me to relax my focus on insignificant details, even though any of them may cause significant problems later. But let us begin this tomorrow at 8:31:04 am.


God, please help me to consider other people's feelings, even if most of them ARE excessively hypersensitive.


God help me to accept responsibility for my own actions, even though problems are usually NOT my fault.


God, please help me to not try to RUN everything.
But, if You need some help, just ask.


Lord, please help me to be more laid back and help me to do that EXACTLY correctly.


Lord, help me to stand up for my rights (if you don't mind my asking).


God help me to take things more seriously, especially jokes, parties, conversation and dancing.


God give me the patience I need to deal with things more effectively, and I mean right NOW!


Lord. Please help me not to be so perfectionistic!

(Did I spell that correctly?)


God, help me to finish everything I sta..


God, please help me to keep my mind on one...

Look a butterfly!

thing at a time.


God help me to do only what I can, trusting you for all the rest. But would you mind putting that in writing?


Lord keep me open to others' ideas, WRONG though they may be.


Lord, please help me to be a little less independent but in my own way, of course.


Lord, please help me follow our established procedures today. On second thought, I'll settle for a couple of minutes.


Lord, help me slow downandnotrushthroughwhatIdo.

Original source is Elis N. Harsham

Monday, 13 April 2015

Learning Style dimension combinations that most affect teaching and learning


IN's Thoughtful innovators (@10%)

This type is the best at solving problems. They like to work at their own pace on their own ideas. They like to make creative, and scientific things. They would rather express themselves through their thoughts, instead of socializing with lots of others. They don't like doing busy work or things that don't make sense.

Saturday, 11 April 2015


From Anglo-Norman havok in the phrase crier havok (“cry havoc”) a signal to soldiers to seize plunder, from Old French crier (“cry out, shout”) + havot (“pillaging, looting”).

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are

“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

― Anaïs Nin

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Four Functions

“The four functions are somewhat like the four points of the compass; they are just as arbitrary and just as indispensable. Nothing prevents our shifting the cardinal points as many degrees as we like in one direction or the other, or giving them different names…but the one thing I must confess: I would not for anything dispense with this compass on my psychological voyages of discovery.”
C.G. Jung, Psychological Types

Monday, 6 April 2015


Pride is considered one of the seven deadly sins, probably because of confusion with hubris, arrogance, vanity, narcissism, bluster, stubborn pride, or boasting. While we admire people with high stature, we dislike braggarts. (extract)

Feeling or Emotion

The foremost misconception about Feeling is that Feeling is somehow irrational. Indeed, when Jung wrote Psychological Types he broke with a tradition stretching back at least 250 years that tended to regard feelings as irrational impulses stemming from the heart (and this tradition is still very much alive today). For better or worse, Jung went against the grain of this tradition when he set out to craft his typology and insisted that Feeling was a rational function. (extract)

Feeling (probably irrational) leading to an improved emotional state?

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Meme Creator

NIPT-"the virus"
This identity subtype tries to infect others with a prevailing thought in order to create self-replicating satellites. The best memes are created by the NIPT.

pre·vail·ing (prĭ-vā′lĭng)
1. Generally current; widespread: the prevailing attitude.
2. Blowing usually or most frequently from a given direction: a prevailing easterly wind.

sat·el·lite (săt′l-īt′)
1. An object launched to orbit Earth or another celestial body, as a device for reflecting or relaying radio signals or for capturing images.
2. Astronomy A celestial body, such as a moon, planet, comet, or other solar system body, that orbits a larger body.
3. A small unit in a system or organization that is managed or controlled by a larger, often centrally located unit.
4. A nation dominated politically and economically by another nation.
5. An urban or suburban community located near a big city.
a. One who attends a powerful dignitary; a subordinate.
b. A subservient follower; a sycophant.

meme (mēm)
A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Six Seasons

Modern mid-latitude ecological
Six seasons can be distinguished which do not have fixed calendar-based dates like the meteorological and astronomical seasons.[17] Mild temperate regions tend to experience the beginning of the hibernal season up to a month later than cool temperate areas, while the prevernal and vernal seasons begin up to a month earlier. For example, prevernal crocus blooms typically appear as early as February in mild coastal areas of British Columbia, the British Isles, and western and southern Europe. The actual dates for each season vary by climate region and can shift from one year to the next. Average dates listed here are for mild and cool temperate climate zones in the Northern Hemisphere:

Prevernal (early or pre-spring): Begins February or late January (mild temperate), March (cool temperate). Deciduous tree buds begin to swell. Migrating birds fly from winter to summer habitats.
Vernal (spring): Begins March (mild temperate), April (cool temperate). Tree buds burst into leaves. Birds establish territories and begin mating and nesting.
Estival (high summer): Begins June in most temperate climates. Trees in full leaf. Birds hatch and raise offspring.
Serotinal (late summer): Generally begins mid to late August. Deciduous leaves begin to change color. Young birds reach maturity and join other adult birds preparing for autumn migration.
Autumnal (autumn): Generally begins mid to late September. Tree leaves in full color then turn brown and fall to the ground. Birds migrate back to wintering areas.
Hibernal (winter): Begins December (mild temperate), November (cool temperate). Deciduous trees are bare and fallen leaves begin to decay. Migrating birds settled in winter habitats.

Friday, 13 February 2015

New Year around the World

New Year around the world

Sunday, 8 February 2015

15 Common Defence Mechanisms

15 Common Defence Mechanisms

Sunday, 18 January 2015

The Difference Between Statesmen and Politicians

The Difference Between Statesmen and Politicians
According to the World Book Dictionary, a politician is "A person who gives much time to political affairs; a person who is experienced in politics." A statesman is defined as "A person who is skilled in the management of public or national affairs." The difference in definitions is subtle, but the difference in practice is enormous.
To use a football analogy, both Marion Campbell (former coach of the Atlanta Falcons) and Tom Landry (former coach of the Dallas Cowboys) were experienced coaches, and they devoted a great deal of time to their profession. Using the criteria for a politician, Campbell and Landry were equals. But while a politician is described as "experienced," a statesman is described as "skilled.