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Gell-Mann Amnesia effect
“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray's case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the "wet streets cause rain" stories. Paper's full of them.
In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”
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yesterday by gdubz
Ralph Waldo Emerson on letting go of past mistakes/decisions
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
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4 days ago by gdubz
The human brain is an amazing problem-solver.
The human brain is an amazing problem-solver. This gift also comes with a significant downside; when there aren't problems to solve the mind is constantly looking for something to do. This makes us habitually create issues that aren't even worth stressing over. Don't let your mind trick you. Life isn't nearly as serious as we make it out to be. Continually put things into perspective and be focused on appreciating this delicate and temporary existence we were all blessed with!
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4 days ago by gdubz

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