Posts Tagged: space

eightstep me

Thank you so much for reading this! Your attention is valuable and I appreciate you spending your time with my thoughts. Perhaps you are a long-time reader or you’re just popping in to see what this section is all about. In either case, I’m here to explain a transition that the ‘my thoughts‘ section is currently

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Our Stories

Our lives and our selves are our personal stories. Each perspective  is a reality, composed of a narrator, a setting, characters, and a plot. As one of my favorite philosophers of consciousness, Daniel Dennett, describes it:  “Professional novelists, like con artists, create narratives with cunning and deliberate attention to the details. The rest of us are

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Trauma

Trauma is a touchy subject. It’s like genitalia: we all have some, but we do our best to hide it. Everything we experience has an impact on us: the people and things in our lives; our thoughts and feelings; our past, our present, and even our perceived future. Because that’s what existence is: motion, collision,

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Ups and Downs: Progress and Stagnation

I’ve always wanted a PhD, but I’ve never had a concept of what that means. Well, I know it stands for “Doctor of Philosophy,” but you don’t become a doctor or a philosopher when you get it… Instead “the completion of a Ph.D. is a requirement for employment as a university professor.” I thought I

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Ups and Downs: Comfort and Discomfort

I ended my last post by talking about my idea that Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is really less about needs and more of an embedded heterarchy of comforts. In this post I’ll be expanding on that topic by discussing what comfort and discomfort mean in terms of the Ups and Downs of eightstep me. Feeling is

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Ups and Downs: Hierarchy and Heterarchy

As a continuation of my Ups and Downs series of posts I’ll be diving into the pyramid known as “Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.” In this hierarchy we see that our physiological requirements, like food, water, and shelter are at the bottom of the pyramid. As we rise up the hierarchy we begin to move away from

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me me me

I’ve discovered a truth lately (there’s really just one Truth, but there are many ‘true’ projections of this Truth). People seem to think that it has no basis in “reality,” but in my opinion it is the basis of reality. Here it is: anything and everything anyone ever says is actually about themselves. If this is an

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Motivation and Fulfillment

Some of us are quite sure of our uniqueness, while others are quite sure that nothing differentiates them from the crowd. But whatever you feel about yourself the vast majority of people I survey think that their feelings and experiences are inherently different from any and all other humans and beings. Try it yourself —

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Space

We don’t need relativistic physics to tell us that space and time are the same concept. The farther away an object looks, generally, the further away it is. We think of these relationships in terms of sight because it is the sense we most frequently use in this context. We can see things from the

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