Thank You: Quotes From 2021’s Top 5 Posts

With 2021 drawing to an end, I have looked back at what you have found most engaging on humanfactor.blog - the top 5 most-read posts this year. Before I unveil the winners, I would like to sincerely thank you all for your time and interest in my work. It is the most precious gift any …

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Spreading the Word: Why Do We Self-Sabotage?

The value of self-knowledge lies partly in our ability to consciously understand ourselves and then develop more integrated personalities. The opposite of this implies having elements that are somehow disconnected from what we identify with when we think of 'who we are'. These elements are in our blindspots, obscured from our self-knowledge. If so, internal …

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Don’t Discard Your Ideas

One of the practical things I have learned during my philosophy studies is that it is wise not to judge your ideas immediately when they come to you. There is a real risk of creating a habit of suppressing your creative thought. Our minds are adaptive and learn to respond to the environment. So, if …

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Spreading the Word: “Does Consciousness End?”

The topic of Nothingness has always captivated human minds. Death, darkness, void, abyss, no-thing, no-sense, no-experience, oblivion. However, our talk of nothingness as a state betrays an ancient misconception, one discussed by Parmenides ~2.500 years ago in his teaching that Being Is and Non-Being is not. We fall for the myth of nothingness when we contemplate …

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How beliefs are different from actions?

In our daily lives, it is common for us to think and talk about actions in normative terms. I should do this, I'd better not do that, for different reasons, depending on the situation. Actions are amenable to such regulating, normative attitudes because we can choose how to act, we have control over our actions. In other words, our …

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Spreading the Word: Interesting Facts About Blood

So, when was the last time you thought about blood? It's one of those things, I suppose, that we don't pay attention to unless something goes wrong. Here is a short recent video by BBC Ideas on The curious world of blood. Enjoy! Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every weekend, I hope to …

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Small Things (Still) Matter

"Never underestimate the big importance of the small things." This is a post I published exactly one year ago. Funny enough, I am now reading another book by the same author whose quote you see here. Last week, I shared yet another one of his quotes. Must be something about this time around the end …

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Spreading the Word: Effects of Reading

Today I share with you an interesting short video by BBC Ideas on how reading affects us. The video covers both on-screen and physical book reading, offers some insightful data, and, finally, ends with an important takeaway message about our potential future depending in part on our reading habits. Enjoy! Link to the video: What …

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Quote for the Day

It is all right for the mayflies. It is all right if you know you only have another thirty or fourty years. You can afford to think small. You can find it easy to imagine that you are a fixed thing, inside a fixed nation, with a fixed flag, and a fixed outlook. You can …

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Spreading the Word: How to Live in Absurdity?

Sometimes we need a little reassurance amid all the chaos. Here is a video with a selection of quotes from the French philosopher Albert Camus. An expert on the absurdity of life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22cV7MvC2_k Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every weekend, I hope to share with you an article I've read or a video …

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