Independent thinking - if you ask people, most would probably say that that is something they mostly do; but that's likely not the case. How can I say that? Where's the evidence? Well that's the trouble with self reports, polling, even psychological testing. Independent thinking is something one can only surmise by observing and recording … Continue reading Independent thinking
What is the truth? My Psych-girl (a third wave behaviorist, clinical Psychologist) is skeptical, not only of "the truth", but especially of my assertion that I've a handle on it. Who decides You sure can't trust the old standard bearers, if you ever could? And now, there's the new media (of which WordPress.com is part) … Continue reading The truth will set you free, or weaponized lying?
In a previous essay, Independent thinking, part II, I said, or agreed with, the idea that personality drives behavior; and suggested that personality is determined by factors that just might give Third Wave Behaviorist Psychologists a reason to question the money they invested in their education (half-a-million dollars). But one of many ideas we (3rd … Continue reading Impeachment and patterns of behavior
Do you remember the first independent thought you had? Or maybe a better question is: when is the first time you recall having a thought that was all your own? What it was? Where did it come from? Perhaps we should start with the latter question, where do our thoughts come from, regardless if we … Continue reading Independent thinking, part II
Inspiration The first formation of this thought, for me, was when I went back to college in the summer of 1994. I was forty-three (43) at the time and returning to "higher education" was a scary thought that turned into action. It (writing is thinking) was an assignment by my E102 (English, the research paper) … Continue reading Writing is thinking, part II
The history of this goes way back, which I'm not going to go into here, now. Here, I'm just going to start with me. I've always wrote down my thoughts, since I learned how; that was a part of my formal schooling and I took to it--writing and thinking. Which maybe began with my father … Continue reading Writing is thinking
Living solo (by myself), independently, without having to consult or consider anyone else, an other, is a lifestyle I prefer, now. It wasn't always that way and is not something I condone over one's lifespan. In fact (in practice) for the first twenty years of my adult life (age 21 to 41) I was married, … Continue reading Living solo
The author, Mark Edward Jabbour, age nineteen, crossing East Maroon Creek, fifty years ago today. It was August of 1969 and I was camped on the east fork, across the water from the paved road, via my 1946 Willy's Jeep. I was spear fishing wild trout. It was summer break between my freshman and sophomore … Continue reading Set yourself free