Saturday, January 29, 2011

I have just realised that when children's motives do not make sense, I consciously try to model their thinking: I have my own experiences and a great deal of developmental psychology to buttress my experiments.

When adults seem particularly opaque or obtuse or petrified I make no similar attempt to model. I find adult illogic to be frictionless and impenetrable: impossible to model. Perhaps I do them a disservice?
"what the eye sees better the heart feels more deeply"
Kegan

Some losses are insupportable, they break us. And sometimes we are broken irreparably. If we grieve properly we may continue to function; we adapt, but the place from which we move is foreign soil, forever Other.
What essentially constitutes friendship?
A will to fairness as evidence of an innate moral sense?
Authenticity

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I'm all for vicarious living - experience makes one old!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"the delight of the learned, the solace of the indolent, and the refuge of the uninformed"

Sunday, January 09, 2011

You feel tired you sleep right? What happens when fatigue and sleep are physiologically uncoupled?

Sunday, January 02, 2011

http://ping.fm/qfyQ2
What would you do if you had access to your every thought at any time?
If emotions are outputs, the results of numerous calculations, how can we plan for future emotional states?

Happiness is a variegated composite. Doing A, achieving B, aspiring to C, cannot by definition produce and maintain happiness.
FB as an interface for social computing; preference is an algorithm