The Desensitization and Calcification of Our Collective Humanity

“People are stupid, habitual, and lazy.  Their emotions lead to mistakes.” – Lieutenant Harp “Maybe humans aren’t emotional enough.” – Captain Leo Captain Leo is an android in the new Netflix film, Outside the Wire.  Lieutenant Harp is a drone pilot with a cold and calculating outlook.  Captain Leo is designed to experience, learn, and … Continue reading The Desensitization and Calcification of Our Collective Humanity

Even Monkeys Fall from Trees

Climbing, swinging, sitting, eating, socializing, playing, and living in trees isn’t just second nature to monkeys.  It IS nature.  It’s their way of being. But … “Even monkeys fall from trees”. – Japanese Proverb Humans fall from “trees” too.  We slip, stumble, and fall literally and metaphorically.  Sometimes, someone else pushes us out of the … Continue reading Even Monkeys Fall from Trees

Why Do We Do This to Ourselves?

We texted them this morning and they haven’t gotten back to us.  The non-response leaves a huge gap.  So, our mind begins to construct a story to fill it in and that story is the worst possible and/or outlandish scenario our creative mind can manifest.  It could be anything from a car accident to a … Continue reading Why Do We Do This to Ourselves?

Scarier than the Witch, is the Crowd Rallying to Burn Her

“She’s a witch!  We got a witch!”  The crowd yelled as they brought her forward.  One of the most famous and shared scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “How do you know she’s a witch?” “She looks like one.” A bit more discussion and the crowd rallies, “Burn her, burn her!”  The scene … Continue reading Scarier than the Witch, is the Crowd Rallying to Burn Her

How Mindfulness Can Lead to False Assumptions

We love to arrive at grand conclusions with very limited information.  We’re great at making assumptions and we think we’re pretty damn smart.  And we’ll tell ourselves (and others) that our intuition is amazing!  Mmm ... assumptions and intuition are very different things. Intuition is a gut feeling, but doesn’t come from the gut.  It … Continue reading How Mindfulness Can Lead to False Assumptions