Monthly Archives: November 2019

Thoughts on the damaging effects of education, with remarks about describing the education process, undoing the damage, “personhood”, and over-education

It seems that I have spoken of some of these themes before (more than likely I have).  At any rate, some of these thoughts are new, or stated in a different way, and I think that they are worth noting … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the problem of grades, tests, qualifications, and seeking gain from the power structure, with remarks about repeatability and creativity

Here’s a thought I had: Over the years (actually decades) I have spoken of the ridiculousness and inaccuracy of grades as well as testing and qualifications.  This society has taken these too seriously and it seems that it has caused … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Democratic vanguardism” and the need to force things to happen – revealing a failing of the democratic condition

Here is a thought I had: There is something which I often jokingly call “Democratic vanguardism”.  Basically, this amounts to trying to force things to happen so that they will go according to the theory of Democracy.  In this way, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Victorians and the “media culture” it created, with remarks about some of its effects

Here’s a thought I had: It seems, to me, that what is often called Victorian is really an image created by media.  And so anything Victorian is more a reference to a media-based image than a society, culture, or time.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on on my reaction to social hysteria, with remarks about the self and other things

Recently, I had some thoughts which led on to some interesting things: The effects of social hysteria is something that “crept” upon me unaware.  I never really thought that much about it and never viewed myself as displaying it.  But … Continue reading

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