- Consumer: “hey, i want to buy this”
- Store: “sorry, you can’t buy it, this was not meant to be sold in your country”
- C: “okay, i’ll just torrent this then”
- S: “no, it's illegal. you shouldn’t pirate an honest man’s work”
- C: “but you’re not allowing me to purchase it legally either.”
- S: “you see, legally you’re not allowed to buy this song unless you're residing in this country, proven by your identity and your credit card.”
- C: “okay, i’ll just pirate this, if even listening to this song is illegal for me because i'm not a citizen”
I used to think that everyone need to spend more time with mentally challenging and stimulating things instead of infinite distractions.
Reading books, playing chess, composing music, doing math, solving problems instead of watching tv, arguing pointlessly, tweeting every minute, and the likes.
Then i realized how insensitive this thought was. For some people, playing chess provide a distraction, while for some other, tweeting nonsense is their means of survival.
Then perhaps nothing is more meaningful than another. Just a matter of what things people do to make their life a bit more enjoyable, whether it is making the world a better place, or just complaining about nearly everything.
You will from time to time meet a patient who shares a disturbing tale of multiple mistakes in his previous treatment. He has been seen by several clinicians, and all failed him. The patient can lucidly describe how his therapists misunderstood him, but he has quickly perceived that you are different. You share the same feeling, are convinced that you understand him, and will be able to help.” At this point my teacher raised his voice as he said, “Do not even think of taking on this patient! Throw him out of the office! He is most likely a psychopath and you will not be able to help him.
Yaneer Bar-Yam’s of the New England Complex Systems Institute has a textbook called, Dynamics of Complex Systems that is available on-line. According to the site, he recommends starting with Chapters 2, 3, 8 and 9 first. Happy reading.
just because you can’t prove something ever existed doesn’t mean it never existed, it just means you should maybe question why you think it existed based on a total lack of evidence beyond assorted fantastical stories that were not geographically limited to your corner of the world in any way whatsoever.