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July 2014

A woman deep in thought, with her hand over her mouth, slightly. She looks to the right, with a slight frown.
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July 2, 2014

Is It Possible?

You know those moments where you wish you had thought a little bit more before you spoke? I know I just finished writing a blog post about not using my brain wherever possible, but those kinds of moments aren't exactly what I meant. So, I was at the grocery store today, and I set my eyes on pizza crust... otherwise known as the first ingredient in a meal that is pretty much destined to be tasty. As I typically do, I scanned the available packages, and looked for the one with the furthest best before date. I soon located the freshest, most suitable candidate for my eventual consumption, but right as I was putting it in my shopping cart, I did a double-take. There was something about the…
Photo by Sandor Weisz https://flic.kr/p/52f5eY
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July 1, 2014

Don’t Make Me Think

Photo by Sandor Weisz You know what I like? Not using my brain. Sometimes, I find it refreshing to just hand over control, and enjoy a pre-established solution. Consider GPS navigation systems in cars, as an example - here we have a device that is capable of directing us, and as long as we follow its instructions (with common sense), there's really no need to know every single step in the trip. We can just have faith that the automatic directions are gonna get us to where we want to go. If we miss a turn, no problem - the GPS adjusts itself to the new trajectory, and once again, no need to worry, no need to think. Now, of course, the brain is kind of completely essential…
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