S:0847 Distinction: Mystery vs. Puzzle

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Mystery and puzzle are words which are often used interchangeably, but there is a big difference — which causes a Distinction — between them. Jigsaw, crossword, and Sudoku are all forms of puzzles. Puzzles share the…Continue Reading →

S:0846 Distinction: Allowing For Someone’s Humanity vs. Giving Them The Benefit of The Doubt

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   On the surface it sounds like a good idea to give someone the ‘benefit of the doubt,’ but it has hidden problems. You may think you’re being gracious, open for different viewpoints. You may think it’s…Continue Reading →

S:0845 Quote: Optical Delusion

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a…Continue Reading →

S:0844 Distinction: Cause vs. Correlate

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   In a world of sound-bites and Wiki-bits, of watching Talking-Heads instead of doing our own reading, of assuming ‘experts’ are unbiased and telling us the ‘truth,’ we have the potential to mistake Cause for Correlate. Cause…Continue Reading →