Author Archives: steppenik

Too True?

All too often, in this world, A re-assuring lie is preferred to An inconvenient truth. Advertisements

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Morality

Is morality about doing the “right” thing and, if so, why? When we do the agreed upon decent things because we fear disciplinary consequences would it not be fake – for the sake of convenience? However, if we do them … Continue reading

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Insufficient Data; Humble or Not

Is it ever appropriate to come to a conclusion on “insufficient data”? What if action must be taken NOW? Then a secondary decision temporarily over rides the final conclusion which can only be formed properly with sufficient data and, with … Continue reading

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Potluck

What’s one person’s medicine is another’s poison, or so a saying goes. As a matter of fact, a source word “pharmaco” is defined by the online Etymology Dictionary as a word-forming element meaning “drug, medicine,” also “poison,” from Latinized form … Continue reading

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Re-invent The Wheel

Re-invent the wheel, or something as far back in human knowledge or as basic? Why not? Derision, without data, seems to be for those who don’t object to portraying themselves as jealous destroyers. At least there will be mega quantities … Continue reading

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Learning By Example

One thing that could be an inhibitor, in this form of learning, could be a “fear of comparison” which is sometimes given as a prime motivator for jealousy and envy. It seems (to me) that it is probably inspired by … Continue reading

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Pointing Outwards

There’s an old saying that; if I were to point the finger (usually of negativity) toward some one else then, I would have four pointing back to me. Leaves me wondering if, when I criticize another person, I am really … Continue reading

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