Tag: critical thinking

Choice

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” – Khalil Gibran

What price would you pay for faster web-surfing?

  Today, Amazon launched its new Kindle Fire. Read the announcement and an introductory video here. This is basically a tablet PC running on Android 2.1. What is different though, is that – among many other changes that make the…

TED – Barry Schwartz on practical wisdom

Updated on Sep 21, 2011. Original title: “Barry Schwartz on our loss of wisdom” – Video on TED.com. Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully…

Truth is the invention of a liar

“Truth is the invention of a liar.” – Heinz von Foerster clearly stated, that truth has the character of a chameleon, “it takes on whatever color the user wants it to have.” It separates people who are right, and those…

Majorities

“Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain

Politics; being political

Endeavor to or effectively influencing a situation to one’s own benefit. May also be to the benefit of a groups that one supports ideologically. (self)