Selective ignorance: cultivating intentional knowledge in a chaotic world
Cultivating Selective Ignorance Choose the right information sources, moving towards joy and positivity. 2. Avoid conversations that drain us and move towards stimulating ones. Cut back on the harmful, useless, negative and time-wasting social media content, unfollowing the toxic people. Start a journal and reflect on your personal growth and learning journey. Try to enjoy life and have fun, as much can be learned through play.
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The tip-of-the-tongue, or lethologica, is a
common phenomenon where memories seem to be momentarily inaccessible.
Bilingual people seem to experience more tip-of-the-tongue...
How to manage the tip-of-the-tongue state Next time you experience a tip-of-the-tongue state, don't retrieve the information from memory. Instead, look up the correct answer. Repeat it a few times or write it down to help with encoding.
People that experience the tip-of-the-tongue state often suffer from incorrect practice time. Instead of learning the correct work, they are learning the mistake itself.
For example, some music students who claim to practice diligently can get worse over time. This is because they keep on repeating the same mistakes, instead of using deliberate practice. They actually train themselves to make mistakes. Ordinary and altered states of consciousness
Altered states of consciousness can only be defined if there is an understanding of an ordinary state of consciousness.
While scientists can't agree on a clear definition, alte... Modulating states of consciousness Excessive dancing, meditation, and mind-altering plants were used in ancient civilizations to modulate the activity of the mind. In 1892, the term "altered states of consciousness" was used to refer to hypnosis. William James introduced the scientific investigation of mystical experiences and drug-induced states into the field of psychology. The five altered states of consciousness Pharmacological. These altered states include short-term changes caused by psychoactive substances, such as LSD MDMA, cannabis, cocaine, opioids, and alcohol. Psychological. Hypnosis, meditation, and music can lead to altered mental states. Physical and physiological. An altered state of consciousness is achieved through sleep, where dreams dissociate one from reality. Pathological. A traumatic experience causing brain damage can lead to an altered state of consciousness. Other sources include epileptic or psychotic episodes. Spontaneous. Daydreaming and mind wandering can cause altered states. Our values Our values are our preferences about what we consider appropriate courses of actions.
They strongly influence our decisions. Therefore we should take the time to consider w...
The transmission of values Personal values can be ethical, moral, ideological, social, or even aesthetic. Values are mostly transmitted through parenting, but our cultural environment also plays a role. For instance, American parents tend to value intellectual knowledge; Swedish parents value security and happiness; and Dutch parents value independence and the ability to stick to a schedule. The four personal value orientations
There are four different personal value orientations based on our "terminal values " - our desirable states of existence, and "instrumental values" - the means by which we achieve our end goals.
Personal-competence. "I value wisdom (terminal), which I believe can be achieved through independent thinking (instrumental)." Personal-moral: "I valued true friendship (terminal), which I believe can be achieved through honesty (instrumental)." Social-competence: "I valued equality (terminal), which I think can be achieved through ambitious work (instrumental)." Social-moral: "I value national security (terminal), which I believe can be achieved through obedience (instrumental)."