Figurative Language

Figurative Language

Language itself is a mental construct, an illusion. Take nouns for instance. The word 'HOUSE' whether you see it written or hear it spoken, is not the house itself. It is simply a physical form of part of a sign. It is the signifier that points to the signified which is a mental conceptualization of [...]
Behavioral Modification Systems

Behavioral Modification Systems

The common denominator between meditation systems, religions, spiritual initiation systems, yoga, psychoanalysis, education, positive thinking, affirmations, hypnosis, etc. is that they all aim at modifying behavior. To ‘behave oneself’ originally meant literally to ‘have oneself in a particular way’ – 'have' being used here in the sense ‘hold’ or ‘comport’. The be- is an intensive [...]
Mother Africa

Mother Africa

Africa has had and still has the most advance BEHAVIORAL technology on the planet. We may be more familiar with it under names like Education, Psychology, Spirituality, or even Religion. Africa is asking "My child, my child...why has thou forsaken me?" "Why have you forsaken our institutions of cultivation from a wildling (birth/babe) to a domesticated [...]
The Enabler

The Enabler

No, friendship is not about "supporting your friends even when you know they're wrong." That's not friendship. That's being an ENABLER. That's being an ACCOMPLICE. Friendship is loving someone enough to tell them to stop being an idiot before they ruin their lives (enchanting minds). Bad Character has been given a pass for far too [...]
Burden Of Proof In The Social Community

Burden Of Proof In The Social Community

The burden of proof is always on the claimant. If a claimant does not support their claim(s) with appropriate evidence, there's no need to focus or spend energy on it. The Social Community is full of unsupported claims and a lot of energy wasted in back and forth comments. In a debate setting, those claims would [...]