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Opinion Revision

“No well-informed person has declared a change of opinion to be inconstancy.”–Marcus Tullius Cicero One of my history teachers said something to the effect that people who choose not to evaluate their opinions may simply be pigheaded. He also admitted … Continue reading

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Different Perspectives

I went part of the way down the rabbit hole of the American Civil War by chance on YouTube. Author and historian Susan Provost Beller gave an almost one-hour lecture about soldiering during that war. The 2002 talk was to … Continue reading

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Attachment To Views

“Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”–John F. Kennedy What about our darker side? What mental forces constrain and keep us from being the best versions of ourselves? What opinions do we treasure that … Continue reading

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A Subjective View Of Objectivity

Ever since I’ve been observing and writing about things and events, I’ve encountered the paradox of striving to be objective through the unavoidable fact of subjectivity. That is, the observer’s point of view changes everything. Whatever I observe and experience, … Continue reading

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Can Our Minds Be Hijacked?

Jorge asked an intriguing and somewhat scary question yesterday. Have our minds been hijacked? I fired back by saying, “Possibly.”  I continued my response by saying this is a question I’ve asked myself many times in the past, because we … Continue reading

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Composed Stillness

I’m keeping track of a large daddy-longlegs parked in one of the upper corners of the music room. At first, I thought it might be dead because it hadn’t seemed to move for a couple of days.  I decided to … Continue reading

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Detachment

My guru once reminded me that the chains of my bondage are voluntarily worn. I can remove those chains quite easily if I ever decide to shed them. There is no need to delve into the subconscious mind to free myself of … Continue reading

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