In this week’s Sunday Letters article I’m taking a look at how we can make rational decisions and how sometimes, what we think is rational is actually irrational, and if not irrational, certainly to our disadvantage.
The creative mind is not only reserved for those who make beautiful things, it is also helpful in solving complex problems. Creative thinking is a series of cognitive processes we use to develop unique and useful ideas that help us improve our way of life. Here I will present articles that may help you develop your critical thinking skills in work and life.
How To Solve Problems By Analogy The ability to solve problems is an essential skill for our survival and growth in the fast-paced, moment to moment shifting of modern society. No matter what the domain of expertise or work, challenges present themselves at an ever-increasing rate. And so it should be, for what is a […]
I walk in the Phoenix Park near where I live and I see the trees play the long game. The grass and the birds and the sky play the long game. Our dog, Tilly plays the long game. So do the cats she chases that come into our matchbox sized back garden. Human beings don’t play the long game. Not many of us do anyway that’s for sure.
If you’ve already read The Artist’s Manifesto you’ll know that exchanging art for cash, or anything for that matter, is an important principle of the document. It’s vital that creative people like you and me rid ourselves of any negative associations around exchanging art for cash because if we don’t we go broke. Sometimes it’s so subtle that we hardly notice it.
Where do thoughts come from? It’s a question I constantly ask myself. Sometimes when I listen to an audiobook or read an actual book, I get this feeling that what I’m hearing is entirely internal. It’s like there’s nobody else involved. It’s just me talking to me.
Hear voices in your head? I do. My guess is, like everyone else on this planet, you also do. Of course I’ve not interviewed everyone on the planet but this is my long considered view. I don’t hear multiple voices, I just hear one. It appears to be me, has my accent, language and so on. It’s usually a passive thing and it engages in questions and answers with itself. But there’s no sound, just the thoughts.
Are You Killing Your Children’s Creativity? Do we kill our children’s creativity and self expression with rules and regulations? Is our insistence that our kids do what they are told teaching them to be automatons? I’d offer a strong yes to those question. Consider this scenario; Yesterday I’m sitting at home, writing, and my son […]