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4/10/2012

Third world thinking cap

We are here today proclaiming that we are in the first world of developed countries. We got here today, from the third world, by thinking first world. The basic thinking was that everything must work. There is no excuse for failure. And definitely no excuse for failures when the cause is known well in advanced. Claiming that because of such and such, failure is something to live by is third world thinking, unbefitting of first world, unless we want to progress back to the third world, when things are less demanding.

Just because we have brought in a few million people into this little piece of rock does not mean that the problems must be something to live with. The problems we are facing today, unfortunately, was due to incompetency, poor planning and coordination, hardly anything about thinking ahead of problems, pro active, nipping problems at the bud. Thinking ahead and preventing problems from cropping up are first world thinking, but it seems that we are losing it.

Today we live in denial, pretend there is no problem or insist that there is no problem, talk away the problem using the media, once in 50 years, cannot be solved, so be it.

So, the next best thing is to think like third world. We have to live with the problems we created and failed to anticipate. The worst that can be is to be fourth world if there is a fourth world, knowing the cause of the problem and stubbornly encouraging it, in this case over population and still asking for more.

How thick can that be? Fourth world thinking or delusionary thinking?

5 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

There are only 2 types of thinking which matter: critical and non critical. It is not a maater of 1st world or turd whirled or 1 x 10^n world.

It is human nature to be deluded. The brain has evolved for survival, and to survive many "short cuts" are in the "default" setting. However these short cuts in the thinking process whilst good for general survival in the wild is HOPELESS for dealing with complex issues in a modern world.

I have no affiliation with the following, however the books (and video) come highly recommended. The author is a neurologist and so is au fait with --- to the extent of our very limited but nonetheless functional collective knowledge as a species -- how the human brain works, how it routinely fools us into belief, and the procedures we can adopt to lessen the chances of cognitive error.
Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

Anonymous said...

Thanks Matilah...for the Link will look it up

on Pirate .... Bay ....

Check out Charlie Brooker's How TV Ruined Your Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etw76PtBg6g&feature=BFa&list=PL7B2D59F72030B642&lf=results_main

Your kinda like him ... but less funny :)

Regards
Political Bengster

Matilah_Singapura said...
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Matilah_Singapura said...

Ahh...the p bay...free supermarket of the internet ;-) Kopi Mi - Ctrl C Ctrl V

I can't believe the BBC allows entire episodes to be uploaded. Good on them! The people who work on media know how to play n the evolutionary part of the brain focused on survival. Its main mechanism: FEAR.

Thankfully, with cheap tech leveling the playing field, more and more "average" people have the ability to use the media to ridicule or dissent official 'authority" propaganda.

Dave Chappelle parodies govt propaganda

Stephanie Knapp said...

There are only 2 types of thinking which matter: critical and non critical. It is not a maater of 1st world or turd whirled or 1 x 10^n world. It is human nature to be deluded. The brain has evolved for survival, and to survive many "short cuts" are in the "default" setting. However these short cuts in the thinking process whilst good for general survival in the wild is HOPELESS for dealing with complex issues in a modern world. I have no affiliation with the following, however the books (and video) come highly recommended. The author is a neurologist and so is au fait with --- to the extent of our very limited but nonetheless functional collective knowledge as a species -- how the human brain works, how it routinely fools us into belief , and the procedures we can adopt to lessen the chances of cognitive error. Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills