We take a lot of our daily lives normality for granted. Our minds map everything that is normal from sounds to smells and anything else in our lives. And when that pattern is broken we get startled and take notice as part of our natural fight or flight response. But people tend to confused startled […]Read more "Fear vs Surprise: The Difference"
So last night I was watching a movie, something I don’t normally do these days but I had a large download and wanted to reserve my limited internet power to deal with it. Because of this I found my self watching Jack Reacher on T.V. While I’m not a particular fan of Tom Cruise’s movies […]Read more "Answers and Non-Answers: Keys to Puzzles"
The Domino Effect is the concept that an initial reaction will cause a chain reaction that continues until there is nothing left to react. Based off the practice of lining up dominoes and pushing one down to knock the rest down, the Domino Effect can be harnessed for good and bad outcomes depending on how […]Read more "Pros and Cons of the Domino Effect"
I was scrolling through social media and there was a video lamenting the future leaders of the country as taken from the current generation. “These will run the country some day.” This indicates a few misconceptions, predominately about the concept of leadership. Natural born leaders are few and far between. It’s safe to estimate that […]Read more "Leadership Deficits"
Because of how people tend to want to problem solve you can use that to influence them here’s an example. I was managing a Dungeons and Dragons game and we were playing a scenario where the party that was available was dragged out of their stolen car and eventually locked in the trunk. However my […]Read more "People Mislead Themselves"
This morning I woke up with a fantastic plan for today’s post and I forget it about 2 minutes later. I’ve been trying to remember it all day, so I will put what came to me in its place instead. Today was the first snow of the year where I live. Not all that much, […]Read more "A Snowy Day."
I was watching a video of a comedian, and he was going through the process of how wine is served and everyone pretends that they know about wine. There was one point that he made that goes against some parts of my Lessons of a Mercenary course and so I thought I’d share this different […]Read more "All drinks must be seen by me."