Fallacies I’ve Been Thinking About
The Fallacy of Composition: Inferring that something is true of the whole from the fact that it is true of some part of the whole.
The Fallacy of Division: Inferring that something is true of one or more of the parts from the fact that it is true of the whole.
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Reality always seems to find a way of balancing me out.
Are you channeling your creative energy into something you can share, or simply using it to fuel self-indulgent fantasies?
If an all knowing entity appeared before you and said that it would answer five of your questions, what would you ask?
What is worth investing in? What is likely to gain value over the next ten years? If you keep your money in the bank, you are not not investing. You are investing in the dollar. There are plenty of investments that are likely to gain more value, over the course of the next ten years, than the dollar.
Long ago, Native Americans wove nets and cast them into the water to catch fish. These days, we create content and post it on the internet, which serves a similar purpose. The “fish” we are after, is the attention of others. This attention can be converted into ad revenue, which can in turn be used to purchase fish.
During one of the most unpleasant experiences of my life, I was looking out at a beautiful view, and being hit by a barrage of not so beautiful thoughts. I closed my eyes, only to see that menacing faces had appeared on the inside of my eyelids. It felt as though there was no escape. But eventually, I just thought to myself “Bring it on” and the faces instantly vanished.
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