mind Archive

I could write about this in great detail. It is something I believe strongly about, but there is just one point I would like to make right now. I say this in full realization that such a statement could be considered self-referential. Anyone who suggests that you are a victim of others, is trying to […]

I love optical illusions. First of all, they are cool, secondly the good ones teach us something about the way our eyes and brains work. One of the neat things about the internet is that it makes it really easy to share animated optical illusions. Check this one out: If you follow the pink dos […]

You can take the test on BBC’s Leonardo Da Vinici page. Here is my results: You are an Interpersonal Thinker   Interpersonal thinkers: Like to think about other people, and try to understand them Recognise differences between individuals and appreciate that different people have different perspectives Make an effort to cultivate effective relationships with family, […]

With IQ being Intellectual Quotient (ability to understand and organize information), and EQ being Emotional Quotient (ability to understand and organize people).  If we were to assume that they are mutually exclusive so a person could only have one or the other, which would you want? Why? I would want a high EQ.  That would […]

My wife just sent me this quote, which I really like. “Practice until you get it right. Then practice until you can’t get it wrong.” Don’t know who it is by though. I’ll research that. . . I am also a fan of the differentiation that practice doesn’t make perfect, it makes permanent. Perfect practice […]

Do actions speak louder than words?

I saw this question and answer and it reminded me of the quote “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” by Confucius,  which I think could be the ultimate origin of this proverb.  What do you think? Who said, “Actions speak louder than words”? Talk about a […]

My son shared with me some creative questions he came up with at school: How do you know you are not upside down and gravity isn’t really pulling you up? Have you ever been your imagination? Have you ever exceeded your imagination? Of course part of me wants to give a simple answer, but then […]

I was just reading Paul Graham‘s Mind the Gap (still not done). He was talking about wealth vs. money. It reminded me of a realization I had just the other day, so I thought I would share it with all of you! All the time I would hear people saying that there was unlimited wealth. […]

Inside the Mind of a Cheater

Here is a very interesting interview with a cheater. (Mild language warning on link) One of the comments says “A thief believes everyone steals.” A cheater believes everyone cheats This is so true. When I was in Boy Scouts there was this one guy who always stole everyone’s food on camping trips. We will call […]

Einstein and Creativity

I am reading this fabulous book called Cracking Creativity. It talks, among other things, about Albert Einstein’s creative process. I saw this quote today and it got me thinking: “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” -Albert Einstein That is the whole beauty of linear and creative thinking. […]