I’m sure I talked about it before, my fascination with the word “manifest”. We’re all locked within the physical parameters of this world. It can be trying: getting money , keeping things fixed, and keeping up with technical changes. That’s only part of what we have to deal with.
So when we have a new idea that solves a problem, we’ve defied the parameters, in a sense. How big is a thought? The size of your skull? How much does it weigh? It’s from the other realm, but can help us here. Or harm us.
I’m somewhat fascinated by these things, and get to contemplate them on occasion. These days, life often compels me to think about them. I have -zero- training in psychology, and anatomy, so these are just my armchair musings. From what I understand, there are things that reinforce pathways in your mind, connections between brain cells. The connections are called synapse. Am I right in thinking that this is a case of the abstract changing the physical?
What if a person was selective about truth? They use it when it suites them, less so, when it’s inconvenient. Do the mental pathways of a repeated lie become reinforced?
Another thing, based on very limited observation, I’m wondering if there’s a connection between pride and mental illness. The Bible points out that thinking too highly of oneself leads to trouble, or at the least, embarrassment. I’m guessing that if one feels no need for introspection, one will miss one’s misconceptions while they’re yet small. Then, they become reinforced, then they become fact and delusion. This is obviously all speculation, I just wonder how these things get started. Of course, as a Christian, I have to always be looking for the beam in my own eye, and pray that my own thinking is right.
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More cloud pictures (I know, what kind of mental case stares at clouds all the time?) The first one was taken right after the sun went behind this cloud. The second one is just kind of chunky and square.I simplified the ‘Deplorable’ graphic, made it more legible, then cut it out of vinyl, and applied it to my truck. I frequently read how dangerous it is to defy Hillary. There are a couple ways to look at this. On the one hand, if you estimated the number of people saying negative things about her, it would be in the millions. Tens of millions, probably hundreds of millions at the international level. The risk to one out of that number could be considered small or nonexistent.
But if you look at it another way, It could be higher. Consider that much of the internet is an echo chamber. Your social media friends and other commenters at your favorite blogs are probably of a similar mindset to you. I even wonder if the powers that be rely on that. But if you take your ideas out in public, you’ve got a different exposure, and encourage others to do the same. Not only that, but the specific thing your protesting doesn’t get buried under current events in the news. So maybe the risk is higher.
Even if it is, it’s not as risky as what will happen to dissenters if she does get in office. You’ll be up against the entire government, and it will much harder to deal with.I was at a job site recently, and across a mowed field, behind a line of trees, the Moon started rising. A couple pictures:Below is a picture that’s in the latest post at my restoration blog. RESTORATION BLOG POST
It’s a 3 wheel motorcycle made in 1947, brand name Mustang.
I can’t understand all the shootings of unarmed Black men. The guys with real and fake guns that they point at police officers, not at all the same; they have to deal with the consequences of stupid. But the other is strange, like there’s something in the water. If this was 1890, or 1905, yeah, there was a lot of racism back then, and this would be a turn for the worse, but not strange. These days it’s strange because I thought things were getting better, after the civil rights movement of the ’60’s. So for this to show up like a wave is bizarre.
You can get this graphic as a free vector file here:
I’m going to start a page here of free vector files, that way they can’t ever become banned content.