Consider Not Voting if the Type of Voting System is Stupid
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Post No.: 0032   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Democracy is not perfect but is, on balance, said to be better than all the other previously tried forms of governance. No one is saying don’t ever vote, especially when some groups have … Read More

If You Want to Be Good at Some Thing Then Do That Specific Thing
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Post No.: 0031   Furrywisepuppy says:   We improve by knowing more and doing more (including via more repetition and practice). But there is a fallacy in believing that just because one is good at one specific task, it necessarily … Read More

You Can Quote Me on That (or Maybe Don’t)
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Post No.: 0030   “Some people like to quote quotes because they think it makes them sound big and clever.” by Fluffystealthkitten   “If in 50 years time people will only remember me through a quote then my life hasn’t … Read More

True Confidence is Calm
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Post No.: 0029   Furrywisepuppy says:   Genuinely strong, confident and courageous people are calm, gentle and welcoming – they are not easily provoked, don’t provoke aggression or feel the need to overtly posture against other people in order to … Read More

Change the Culture, Not Necessarily the Person
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Post No.: 0028   Furrywisepuppy says:   Good mental health is arguably not merely about the absence of a mental illness. Likewise, people with certain mental illnesses can live productive and satisfying lives (but do be aware that how a … Read More

Chess or Video Games? Classical or Pop Music?
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Post No.: 0027   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many people are particularly impressed with people who can speak multiple languages (unless someone speaks their native language as a second language that is!) or can play a classical musical instrument. Maybe it’s … Read More

All It Sometimes Needs is a Different Perspective
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Post No.: 0026   Furrywisepuppy says:   If the main thing on your mind right now is how poorly the sports team you support did on the weekend, that pimple on your face, having a bad hair day, that hole … Read More

My Own Early Experiences With Depression
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Post No.: 0025   This is a temporary change in tone. In this post I want to talk a little bit about my own early background.   The very first time I stuck a knife to my chest was when … Read More

If You Fear the Unknown Then Get to Know It!
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Post No.: 0024   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Most of us fear or worry about the unknown or the uncertain. Some of our greatest fears tend to be ones that exist solely or mainly in our own anticipations, assumptions or imaginations … Read More

Science Cannot Always Tell Us What We Ought to Do
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Post No.: 0023   Furrywisepuppy says:   This post follows directly on from Post No.: 0012 about the way that science cannot answer ‘why’, or purpose and meaning, type questions…   Science is also the tool to use for answering … Read More

Stretches as an Exercise Itself, Not as a Warm Up
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Post No.: 0022   Furrywisepuppy says:   Physically warming up before exercise is critical to reduce the likelihood of sustaining an injury, and it also helps one to gradually feel more and more mentally in the mood and prepared for … Read More

Speeding, the Atmosphere and Gambling
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Post No.: 0021   Furrywisepuppy says:   A set of quick and random pieces today because I feel like it. Three things all young people (or really everyone) should be taught to understand in my furry opinion…   Kinetic energy … Read More

It’s Not Free if You Must Give Anything to Get Any Part of It
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Post No.: 0020   Furrywisepuppy says:   The word ‘free’ seems to have a very special attractive meaning to people when they see it. We should really value the cost as €0 (or whatever currency) rather than nothing because not … Read More

The Bias Blind Spot of Believing We’re Not Biased
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Post No.: 0019   Furrywisepuppy says:   Human cognitive biases explain so much about human social squabbles, divisions and conflicts. They help explain why nearly everyone thinks they’re right and everyone who disagrees with oneself is wrong, why everyone thinks … Read More

Gotcha Kitten!
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Post No.: 0018   Furrywisepuppy says:   I’ve sniffed you out. The game is up. You can come out now kitten…   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Umm, I’m going to remain in stealth mode just for now.   Furrywisepuppy says:   … Read More

Science is Not a Religion
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Post No.: 0017   There are many different types and different qualities of scientific research, and potentially different ways to interpret results. So whenever you read or hear that ‘science says x’ – you must still scrutinise it, question it … Read More

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