What Do You Know About the World?

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What does it mean to “know?” This word originates from the root *gno- (= to know), which is but a circular definition. An archaic synonym for the word know is…

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The Truth

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Some people say there are as many truths as people. But this is a wrong use of language. The word “truth” originates from the root *deru- with the meaning “be…

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Children Are Holy

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The word holy has the Proto Indoeuropean root *kailo-, which means “whole, uninjured.” Children are whole. They are, what they are. They are authentic. Children are like sponges. They soak…

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Are Animals Conscious?

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For an answer we need to know what consciousness is. The words consciousness and awareness are often used as synonyms. But from a linguistic point of view, this is wrong.…

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The Prison for Your Mind is All Too Real

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Like everyone else you were born into bondage.Born into a prison that you cannot taste or smell or touch.A prison for your mind.Unfortunately no one can be told what the…

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Who Chose My Breakfast This Morning?

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Who chose my breakfast this morning? I would like to say that I chose it – but this is not true. I grew up in an environment, in which people,…

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How I Lost Much of My Curiosity

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As a child, I was ravenously curious. Like all children are. I was fully focused on my play. I curiously explored the world. It was noon and my mother called…

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The Boredom of Functioning

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My first career was in mathematics. I taught at a university, conducted research, and ran my own business. I devoted my body and soul to what I did. I would…

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