Category Archives: Understand and Manage Ourselves

Pagājušie gadsimti ar nezināšanu, nesaprašanu, pirmatnējo cilšu ticējumiem un aizspriedumiem ir pagājuši. Pagājuši tikai tiem, kas iedrošinās mācīties jaunus jēdzienus, izveidot jaunus priekšstatus un vērtības.

Pure logical thinking can’t yield us any knowledge of the empirical world; all knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it.
A. Einstein.

Mēs varam saprast citus tikai tad, kad saprotam sevi.

Carl Sagans Cosmos – Episode 10 – The Edge of Forever

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What Romantic Regime Are You In?

Polina Aronson spent her first 16 years in Russia. There, people tend to regard love as a sort of divine madness that descends from the heavens. Love is regarded, as the sociologist Julia Lerner put it, as “a destiny, a … Continue reading

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Daniel Dennett: ‘The whole singularity stuff is distracting us from more pressing problems

We’re only just starting to wake up to the potential outcomes of the technology that we’re inventing but increasingly don’t understand. Human co-operation and trust aren’t givens. They’re the byproducts of a cultural process that can be reversed. And civilisation … Continue reading

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Misticism on a full scale or COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS

The assertion means that we humans, or we who are conscious beings, are significantly intertwined with what physicists call the physical universe, which they assert is “living” and “conscious,” and responds to human minds. That “the universe” affects humans is … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan: We Humans Are Capable Of Greatness

Videos Every thinking human being has to watch. And know and live with it.

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10 Steps for Getting Over Humiliation

I doubt that anyone gets through life without ever feeling utterly humiliated. But what should you do when it happens to you?Humiliation can feel so intensely painful and debilitating that advice for dealing with it may seem futile. Maybe in … Continue reading

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Helen Fisher: Technology hasn’t changed love. Here’s why

In our tech-driven, interconnected world, we’ve developed new ways and rules to court each other, but the fundamental principles of love have stayed the same, says anthropologist Helen Fisher. Our faster connections, she suggests, are actually leading to slower, more … Continue reading

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A better way to talk about love

In love, we fall. We’re struck, we’re crushed, we swoon. We burn with passion. Love makes us crazy and makes us sick. Our hearts ache, and then they break. Talking about love in this way fundamentally shapes how we experience … Continue reading

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Complexity or some simple thoughts on consciousness and intelligence

All atoms and molecules, all living beings and human made things are emergent property devices, all chemical reactions and human mental processes are emergent property processes. We are accustomed to say that the systems and processes are complex or complicated, … Continue reading

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BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Dr. Dan Siegel shares his research findings and dispels the negative myths of adolescence prevalent in the media. He also reveals how crucial brain development between ages 12 and 24 prepares young people to thrive as interdependent adults. Dr. Siegel’s … Continue reading

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How to Pick Your Life Partner

How to Pick Your Life Partner – Part 2 By Tim Urban This is Part 2. Part 1 is here. Often, the key to succeeding at something big is to break it into its tiniest pieces and focus on how … Continue reading

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The Marriage Decision: Everything Forever or Nothing Ever Again

By Tim Urban, http://waitbutwhy.com/2016/09/marriage-decision.html?utm_source=List&utm_campaign=81b09a85be-Marriage_Decision_09_01_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5b568bad0b-81b09a85be-51770449&mc_cid=81b09a85be&mc_eid=e25f08ef06 There’s not really any normal way to start a relationship. Some people go on a date, and then another date, and then another, and one day it’s just clear to both of them that they’re in a … Continue reading

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Priekšsatu spēks

http://aumprakse.lv/prieksstatu-speks/ Visas dzīvās būtnes veido apkārtējās vides modeļus (vairāk skat. Nancy Cartwright, http://www.tc.umn.edu/~giere/MMM4_TXT.pdf, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Cartwright_(philosopher)). Cilvēki savā apziņā veido arī sevis modeli (apziņa ir sevis modelis) un nepārtraukti to ‘darbina’ – aplūko savu rīcību, pašreizējo stāvokli un pagātnes un nākotnes notikumus. … Continue reading

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My spotless mind

Imagine purging life’s disturbing events. If you could alter or mute your worst memories would you still remain yourself? Imagine you’re the manager of a café. It stays open late and the neighbourhood has gone quiet by the time you … Continue reading

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Model-making machines

Our minds are model-making machines. Simple external world models we create for mechanical movements are true: we can predict rather exactly what will happen if we make some movement, for example, when we play tennis. In our lifetime we create more … Continue reading

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MYTHS ABOUT ELECTROMAGNETIC HYPERSENSITIVITY AND MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY

As if we didn’t have enough things to worry about already, now we are being told to fear our toasters. A typical headline trumpets “The Effects of Invisible Waves.” We are increasingly exposed to electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, cell … Continue reading

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Dažas domas

Š.g. 16. jūlija žurnālā Ieva redaktore Inita Sila:  Kad es ieminos kaut ko par nāvi vai savām bēdām, apkārtējie tā kā novēršas, it kā es kaut ko nepiedienīgu runātu, jo to skaļi neapspriež. Nāve nez’ kāpēc ir kļuvusi par tabu … Continue reading

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How your brain constructs reality

There are two sets of rules in accordance with which the information processing systems (IPS) create the notion of self and the models of external world. The first one is the rules the all IPS are subjected, they are some … Continue reading

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Dzīves mākslinieki

Mēs esam limbisko smadzeņu pārvaldīti, dominēti un pakļauti dzīvnieki. Tas nozīmē, ka mūsu rīcību galvenokārt, droši vien par 80-90 %, nosaka emociju piepildīšanas vajadzības. Lielākā daļa cilvēku rīkojas, to neapzinoties, sevi šāda liela laika mērogā nevērojot, nezinot, neapzinoties un nesaprotot. … Continue reading

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Evolving Curricula for an Exponential World

today’s students often spend time learning very difficult material that they don’t need, while getting no exposure to critical information that is important to achieving success in the digital age. Many of our society’s technical failures are due to poorly … Continue reading

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Ментальная и эмоциональная манипуляция людьми

http://whatisgood.ru/theory/media/mentalnaya-i-emocionalnaya-manipulyaciya-lyudmi/ Par Krievijas masu mēdijiem Par Krievijas (vai tikai?) masu mēdītājiem Электронная книга Мораль XXI века http://www.litres.ru/dario-salas/moral-xxi-veka/?just_bought=1 Тем не менее весь мир подвержен прямым или косвенным ментальным манипуляциям, цель которых – подчинить граждан чьим-то темным интересам. Людей убеждают, воздействуя на их подсознание: … Continue reading

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Aiz vecuma garlaicības

Aiz vecuma garlaicības Mazs dzejolis iešaujas prātā Pēc brīža kā nederīgu To gribas jau iemest sārtā. Bet nav jau tā uguns, kas kuras Nav buru kuģa, jūrā kas brauc. Klusi, mierīgi , prātīgi turos Nav balss, kas uz priekšu sauc. Kur … Continue reading

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Vai mūsdienu zinātne apliecina Dieva esamību?

Saruna ar fiziķi Vjačeslavu Kaščejevu http://www.kasjauns.lv/lv/news/?news_id=184757&news_com=1&news_sort=asc&news_offset=9#comments Jautājums: Vai, piemēram, mīlestību vajag izskaidrot ar ķīmiskiem procesiem? Atbilde: pārspīlēta redukcionisma vilkšana tajās dzīves situācijās un jautājumos, kurās tas nenes nekādu labumu, tikai atklāj pazemības trūkumu un aroganci. Man tas nesimpatizē, jo tā … Continue reading

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Pagrimums

How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization https://medium.com/@thatdavidhopkins/how-a-tv-sitcom-triggered-the-downfall-of-western-civilization-336e8ccf7dd0#.hitc23aip Tur pagrimumu var labi redzēt. Pārsteidzoši, es nemaz nezināju, ko tajos raidījumos rāda. Kad ieraudzīju, ka tur tiek rādīta viegla debilitāte, no tās izvairījos ‘visus šos garos gadus’. Daži … Continue reading

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Ticējumi

Šodien Rietumos atdzimusi interese par kāda veida neskaidriem , smieklīgiem un bieži vien atklāti bezjēdzīgiem ticējumiem, kuri, ja tie būtu pareizi, norādītu uz intriģējošāku Visuma uzbūvi, bet kuri, ja tie nav pareizi, liecina tikai par mūsu garīgo nekārtīgumu, stingras pārliecības … Continue reading

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