Archive for archetypal energy

The Internet and How It Affects Our Ability to Develop, Maintain, and Manipulate Mental Containers (part II)

Welcome to part II of this two part blog series. In part I, I spent considerable time talking about what mental containers are and how they are used. In this post I’d like to take a look at how our mental container skills get set up in the first place. I’m assuming you have read […]

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Bulleting “The Organized Mind”—I Must Have Been Dreaming

For the last several posts I’ve been pulling bullet points from Daniel Levitin’s 2014 book entitled The Organized Mind—Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. I thought my last post Nuts & Bolts would be my final installment. But an astute reader asked me why I did not pull a bullet point centered on […]

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Do We Go Through Anything Anymore?

I just read an interesting article on how to make friends when you’re a grown-up. Pulling from social psychology studies conducted in the 1950s, here are the three key ingredients the article points to as far as making friends: proximity repeated, unplanned interactions a setting that encourages people to let their guard down and confide […]

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Is “Machine” the New White?

A few weeks back Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly declared on-air that both Jesus and Santa Claus were white. The reaction was swift. Biblical and history scholars pointed out that Jesus and Saint Nicholas have Middle Eastern and Turkish origins. Saturday Nigh Live cast member Kenan Thompson dressed as a black Santa during a skit to […]

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Hunters and Gatherers Go To the Movies

Back in February, 2013, I wrote a two-part blog series entitled What’s So Social About Machine Media? In this blog series I mentioned a 2010 book by psychologist and social critic Dr. Mack Hicks entitled The Digital Pandemic—Reestablishing Face-to-Face Contact in the Electronic Age. In his book Hicks spends a lot of time talking about […]

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