Fandango’s Provocative Question #59 What does it mean to you in the 21st century to be well-educated? When I was growing up, you had to get good grades in school. You needed them so you'd be better positioned to get good grades and maybe a scholarship in high school so you could go to college. … Continue reading WE SHOULD ALL BE PLUMBERS – Marilyn Armstrong
Fandango’s Provocative Question #2 Is there a difference between these two things? Isn't wisdom an elderly version of intelligence, fired by time and hard knocks? I read a bunch of definitions of the difference between intelligence and wisdom and basically, it boiled down to intelligence is using wisdom intelligently or alternatively, wisdom is a wise use of … Continue reading PROVOCATIVE QUESTION 2 REDUX: WISDOM V. INTELLIGENCE – Marilyn Armstrong
Share Your World 1-8-2020 QUESTIONS: Is ‘hello” enough for you these days? (credit to Rory – https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2019/12/29/is-hello-enough-for-you-these-days/ ) I'm not actually sure what this means. I think I'm missing something. Let me put it another way: why wouldn't "hello" be enough? Is there some cooler way to greet someone that I don't know about? Should I text … Continue reading SHARING MY WORLD, SUCH AS IT IS – Marilyn Armstrong
The first amendment says you can say, write, or publish whatever you want without fear of being arrested, shot, imprisoned, or otherwise legally penalized. On television, the internet, as film, or in print. From your mouth or on your blog, even if what you are saying is incredibly stupid, baseless, and factually incorrect. Even if it offends everyone who … Continue reading BUT I DON’T HAVE TO LISTEN TO YOU
How competent are we? Are they? Are any of us? Do we want to know?
Research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we tend to overestimate our own abilities. Psychologists call this phenomena – the Dunning-Kruger effect.
Stupid is as stupid does. The line comes from the movie Forrest Gump. It's what Forest’s mother always told him when people would make fun of him for being ... well ... Forrest Gump. The thing is, I never really understood what the phrase actually means. It sounds very profound, but what is it actually … Continue reading STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES – BY TOM CURLEY
TELL ME ABOUT STUPID I have been assured it's not stupid because: It seemed like a good idea at the time. I had a lot to drink, smoke, or was otherwise drugged. Everyone was doing it. I did it on a bet. All my friends agreed -- it was the right thing to do. I'm an ignorant … Continue reading TALKING ABOUT STUPID