American Inceptionalism

Russell Minick 6 Comments

Premise 1: I am not very politically focused. Premise 2: I post like crazy against Trumpism. Conclusion: I see more than politics at work in Trumpism. Trumpism is an example of a common problem. How we think we make decisions is often mistaken. In two short videos we can see the problem at work. Linguistics & Confidence Tricks How does this guy make 2 of 3 successful purchases with blank paper? How does this work!?! [Hint: Why didn’t it work with the middle guy?] Watch this amazing 1:30 clip below. Then I’ll connect the trick …

Great Examples to Follow?

Russell Minick 2 Comments

I am not o.k. with the 2016 version of The Princess Bride quote. I have a grandson. I want him to pursue “Greatness”. He could follow the example of a certain presidential candidate who talks about “Great!”. But to follow that man’s idea of greatness, while still pursuing goodness, one would have to make some important changes. Unlike that candidate’s understanding of “Great” please: Respect women. Be honest. Be humble. Don’t slander others. Use grown up words in grown up conversations. Bravely denounce evil every chance you get. Don’t order others to murder …