So a good place to start would be to explain why this stuff is important to me, for you specifically to know. And why it correlates to importance.
Key: The links in bold and underline are required, other links are inclusions to help provide extended knowledge.
1. Dunbar’s Number
This is impactful to my individualised relationships, as for networking, I need to be socially connected to my circle of associations. I would rather be amassed with interesting people, who can advance my own knowledge in a wide variety of fields. Rather than people who, for lack of a better phrase, “hold me back” from what people say they admire in me. For instance, I hear a lot “you are a very interesting person”. Yet a lot of those same people, fail to be able to provide more, they instead regurgitate data that they have heard on TV or etc, which they think I would be interested in. Many people fail to recognise that I myself could watch that same TV excerpt and derive the same knowledge. In that sense, the excerpt would be superior and know it better, so I would choose the TV over the person. This is never a wise position to be in, when connecting with someone like me. Though, if you watch the excerpt, and formulate MORE knowledge than was provided, then it is interesting to me. I will sit for hours listening to opinions that people have, even if i don’t agree because its unique to the holder. The more you think on anything, the more ingrained and textured your understanding. No matter if I agree or disagree, I find listening to depth fascinating.
To continue on…
So this is a very large part of who I am, and is integral to how I conduct my life. If you stand next to me and try to push and idea too strongly, I will reject your intelligence on the subject. For the information should convince me itself, never the holder. Ie, if you are what you know, you become weakened by being a disingenuous Self. Ie, anyone can make you believe something, what you are relaying could be wrong, even though you are 100% sure of yourself. In 10 years you may feel very differently towards your original concept, so swearing by anything is childish. You may still agree with yourself, but you will definitly know it better and more indepthly and some “parts” of the original idea are changed. As if a rocket losing some parts as it enters into space to become the most pure form of itself. Your beliefs are the same, over time they grow and advance and become superior. Forcing your belief onto me through force is arguably, implying you feel no faith in it to do it itself. When I show you a video, I don’t expect you to believe it because of one video, if you think about it when watching it, and it becomes ingrained in your sense of Self that is YOU and only you that does that. You make the decision to take it on, and further it in your psych and build upon it. As that is what you do subconsciously. Ie, there is a lack of bullying here. I won’t ever say “if you don’t believe it you are not my friend.” Though I will definitely say, “If you don’t know anything about it your an idiot” < that may definitely come out of my mouth.
Where this concept comes from with me;
Imagine yourself, mentally… with me sitting in a low cut dress, at a bar, drinking some random beverage and you happen to notice you are sitting close to me.
I am thinking, about things, (as humans are likely to do), and as you engage me into conversation (at whatever timing feels appropriate for you as a specific individual, whether needing a proc‘ from me like a smile or you taking the vice yourself)… I start verbalising what is on my mind. For peer-compatibility, say as an example you are worried about your missing dog. You are likely to say this to people, “sorry, my mind is elsewhere thinking of my dog, excuse my mindlessness in conversation.” My mind engages in topics which massively enthrall me. For example, I may be merely sitting there thinking about the processing capacity of the bottles of liquor on the self behind the bar. How the management organises its ordering process, how many countries on the wall the alcohol drives from, whether russia exports a lot of vodka or needs to import more because of how much they consume (assumption of consumption rates), then i will wonder how many people consume vodka in russia, then i will wonder how many people consume vodka worldwide, then i will think about how highly vodka compares to all the different popular alcohols… etc. For example, in china there is alcohols I had never drunk before, some which look a lot like vodka. Are they compatible in differentiation, ie, is vodka more strong. I know they are made from different things, but wasn’t aware till I bought a small bottle of one, etc etc. If my thoughts are engaging enough, I will when going home, in the next few days likely look up one of those hundred thoughts and answer it.
When you go to talk to me, I might be anywhere in that “line of thought”. You could talk to me at country, at exports, at china and russia, etc. I may have been thinking about one singular line of thought for like an hour before you spoke to me. It is very hard for me to not say, “oh my god, I was just thinking of this fascinating thing!” Now imagine, when I express this to you, you have two options.
So, you are unlikely to have thought of any of those questions. You are not likely to know the consumption rate %s of russian population consumption of vodka, or import or export %s in Russia, where or how its made, whether China’s version of vodka is a bigger seller worldwide, etc. I don’t expect you to mostly. If you know an answer, great. So these are the two options:
1. You divert the conversation to something where you feel you can be impressive in. Or you lie about the former and pretend you know to garner superiority over the female/person in your environment.
2. You ask more questions.
2. I feel you like me.
1. I think your an idiot.
Some background, when someone tells you something, that you feel is wrong, you likely become mad because you feel you are what you know. In this sense, the things I have thought in my mind, are a part of me. When they are rejected as “meaningless”, I feel you think I am meaningless. I do not want to hear, “omfg I know all the things” because you are then useless. You become boring, as you leave no room for development of the species. If you know it all… you must consider where humans are to be the end of knowing. That is sincerely frightening for me. Bitch please, I want to hoverboard yo (popculture phrase)…
Epistemology involves… well. HOW you acquire knowledge. If you sit down and regurgitate to me things that you have heard, I will likely want to know more. Example;
Person 1: “I like xyz.”
Siren: “Really. Interesting. What is it.”
Person 1: “It is abc.”
Siren: “Cool. Do you feel it is a great use of your time?”
Siren: “Cool. Where did you first pick it up as an interest?”
Siren: “That’s interesting. How does it compare with (insert other popular interest I assume your stereotype might enjoy, proc’ing a wide variety of results) in your life?”
Etc etc… Whatever I think is an interesting question for YOU. Specifically the person in the example at the bar, as YOU. I would ask them a specific question. Ie, do they look sad when talking about their interest. Do they look heavily engaged. I will want to learn, what they know, about what they do. I find acquisition of data interesting and I find this interesting about people. Specifically this. What your life means to you. As I hope, in the former 1 and 2, that you also expect the same of what I require for me.
3. Knowledge acquisition
How your brain works can be a fantastic motivator in life. For example, it’s not always what you know, but that you can “absorb” without being overwhelmed.
The point in the former examples is discussing “how to learn”. This is a continuation on that. As it is greatly important to one of the, WHY, you feel the desire to converse with me. The point here, as provided above, was that I do not expect you to know all. I expect you to though, be able to absorb all eventually. This is a complicated subject, as in the Epistemology video series, it is discussed how humans reflectively aim to be omniscient and etc (to paraphrase and derive assumptions from him loosely). My concept for discussion is to show that, as long as you are able to find new things engaging, then you will at least keep up with my questions and not get “super triggered” everytime I ask an insightful question to you :).
Lest, if you don’t like it, you can opt to avoid me :), as I don’t mesh with your sense of Self. This is not bad… as in the 1. example, you sometimes are not meant to hold 7 billion people in your life ;).
So… the video, to say I have watched a lot would be an incredible understatement. The concept of her mind-mapping to absorb data as the chess board. I found fascinating. This is similar to Sherlock Holmes mind mansion discussions. It is worthy, to know your brain can do this. Create mapping software, as one of its many utilisations of data and roles.
4. The Self and the Other
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5. What the Bleep and Quantum Communication subjects
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