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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONSCIOUS, SUBCONSCIOUS, UNCONSCIOUS, AND THINKING???

Unconscious: adj. sensing and/or thinking when asleep but does not include impulsive brain activity which is remembered dreaming

Conscious: adj. existing and sensing and/or thinking and dreaming a subset(s) which you then remember when you wake up

Subconscious: adj. impulsive brain activity while awake and/or asleep which while awake influences our behavior to a large degree, especially good and/or bad habits, and is an impulsive reaction to stimuli in the environment and brain and whose origin is all processed and stored prior experiences and/or information

Impulsive: adj. doing a subset(s) almost instantly without conscientious forethought

Think: v. to silently and mentally verbalize and try to make correspondences between the subsets of one’s own knowledge and/or experiences and using as much logic as possible

 

As long as the brain is alive it is conscious but the possessor of the brain has very small if any intentional control over what is referred to as unconscious actions and/or impulses originating in the brain when the brain is asleep.

Contrary to popular belief most of our daily wakeful actions are the result of the subconscious or impulsive brain actions simultaneously interacting with some degree of forethought. Very few behaviors have a purely impulsive origin without any degree of conscious thinking and similarly no thinking proceeds without a component of impulsive brain activity which comes from the subconscious.

For all practical purposes being conscious means being awake and having a normally functioning brain. Yes, you can also say that you were conscious during sleep if you remember a dream when you wake up.

If you are unconscious then you are asleep and don’t remember any dreams when you wake up.

Your subconscious brain is primarily responsible for your impulsive behaviors such as good and bad habits but it also helps you to think based on your prior experiences in life with humans and/or things. Your subconsciousness is a huge subset or part of your conscious brain and it really would be more accurate to say that you are more subconscious rather than conscious during your waking hours.

Your emotions play a large role and determine to a large extent what your impulsive reactions will be in many normal day to day experiences. When you are thinking much with minimal emotional input your subconscious is still at work and still guiding your thinking processes to some extent.

How the subconscious and the conscious interact while awake or how the impulsive brain interacts with the non impulsive thinking brain if there is such a thing is a big mystery. Maybe we are impulsive all the time and thinking is just being minimally impulsive. So brain activity is just degrees of impulsivity.

Conscientious forethought may just be minimal impulsivity guiding behavior.

Conscientious:  adj. adequate caring and devoted effort to do right and/or wrong

Will science ever bring clarification or proof of the unconscious, conscious, subconscious, and thinking concepts? It is uncertain and only time will tell if the concepts remain intuitive philosophical ideas or if there is a one to one correspondence with brain impulses and/or activity and the 4 concepts.

I personally believe that the brain is always sensing and thinking but when we are unconscious we just can’t willingly remember any sensing and thinking that went on.

I don’t like my definition of conscious which is another word for being awake because we can still be awake in our dreams which we remember when we wake up. It seems like a paradox that you can be asleep and still be awake or conscious if it is a dream that you remember. To date I have not found existing adequate words to define my concept of consciousness accurately.

If you have read this far and understood most of what I wrote then you are probably a borderline genius because it almost took me a lifetime to get to this point of understanding.

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6 SMALL TIPS ON MILDLY INFLUENCING HUMANS!!!

The real major way to influence humans in a good way, be respected, and maybe even be admired is to have integrity or be honest and moral, be trustworthy, sincere, dependable, friendly, competent, empathetic, and a good conversationalist. If you have mutual interests and share them then you are well on your way to having a good impact or influence on others and you will probably benefit in major ways yourself.

That said, here are 6 helpful small tips which will increase your ability to influence others and perhaps be better liked.

Asking small favors if done right will make humans like you more if you have had little interaction with them to start with. Most humans like to help others and feel good about it after they have helped, especially if it costs them very little time, little effort, and almost no money in the process. Asking for a favor is especially effective if it is something which the human loves, likes, or enjoys such as a favorite food, drink, or book. If you generally agree or express a liking for something a human likes then they generally will like you more.

Start with- “Could you do me a small favor?” (and smile)

“I’ll pay for it but could you please bring me back a sample of your favorite donut, cookie, candy, sandwich, taco, soft drink, beer, wine, etc.?”

“Could I please borrow the book that you read and enjoyed?”

“Could I please borrow the book after you are finished with it?”

“Could I please borrow for a day your rake, shovel, blower, power tool, blender, etc.”

“Please lend me your _ for a minute, hour, or day.”

“May I use your telephone for an important call?”

“Would you mind closing the window?”

Could you help me with my homework?

“Could you take a look at this email and recommend an answer?”

 

If you want humans to think highly of you then remembering and using their NAME is one of the most important things in relationships, especially if you will not see the human for a long time but will run into them again in a casual way.

 

Flattery can be used sparingly and in its best form it is sincere praise. “Great job, that was masterful, loved what you did, gorgeous outfit, inspiring performance, couldn’t have done it better, wow, impressive, you are special, etc.” Be careful because if you flatter someone who doesn’t deserve it then it can backfire as insincere phony exaggeration.

 

Unless you’re a boss telling someone that they are wrong or correcting their mistakes, correcting puts humans in defensive mode trying to protect their ego and they will not be very receptive to any requests which you may decide to make or follow up with.

 

One of the best ways to bond or show empathy for a human is to repeat something which they have said and that makes humans aware that you are listening to them or are interested in what they are saying. They will be more comfortable and friendly with you since you seem to care about them by this repetition or reflective listening.

 

Nodding at someone during a conversation seems to imply that you are agreeing with them and they are more likely to do you a favor when you ask for it or in effect they are nodding back and agreeing with you.

 

While these 6 tips are not that important in old close friendships they are sometimes useful in casual acquaintances or friendships.

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HOW TO HAVE A GOOD CONVERSATION!!!

Before talking to someone it is important to first know what the goal, purpose, or subject of the conversation is. Is it to just greet and just say hello or do you want to convey some information or instructions, get an answer to a question, discuss a topic, get to better know a human, get someone to help you with a task, or just make idle chit chat.

If the conversation is designed to sell something, to persuade someone, or to discuss job performance then this requires specialized skill sets not covered here. Public speaking is a one way conversation which is a skill we will not cover here.

A conversation may last longer than the goal that you had in mind but you should do your best to complete the goal of the conversation before you delve into other subject or topic areas if the need or impulse arises. Try to be brief and to the point before you get sidetracked which can happen occasionally.

Body language is important and you should not cross your arms or stare intently during a long conversation. Eye contact is more important during a short conversation and smiling always helps but you can deflect your eyes quite often during a long conversation.

Word fillers can be just as annoying as long pauses so try to avoid repeating useless words such as “um”, “like”, and “you know” throughout the conversation.

Really listen to the response and you will better be able to judge whether you were misunderstood, whether the human was upset or delighted by your question or statement, or whether the human is offering an opinion or fact which can be used as a follow up question or a reason to continue the flow of the conversation. If you really listen more than you talk then you may be surprised by what you can learn and you will be respected more since you will be showing a sincere interest in the talker.

It is ok to interrupt if the human is getting off subject or is delving into boring trivia. You can interrupt and can change the subject or postpone the discussion to a later date or time. Some interruptions can be rude such as the distractions of a cell phone, others entering the conversation unannounced, and trying to multitask.

A lengthy conversation is usually a two way street or a mutual conversation and empathy is sometimes very important. To demonstrate sincere empathetic engagement you can repeat another’s word, phrase, or sentence and use this as a source for follow up questions which keep the conversation going. Using words such as “I know how you feel”, “That happened to me too”, “I feel your excitement or pain”, and “My feeling exactly” will make a human feel that they are saying something important or interesting and that you care about them.

If there is time then you can tell a story or relate a personal experience which fits the topic of the conversation and gets the point across so do this. Many humans like stories with a point and personal experiences or examples from real life which inform or demonstrate a principle.

Sometimes conversations can erupt into arguments, especially when opinions or beliefs conflict or a human feels that they have been offended, so try to remain in discussion mode and apologize if you hurt someone’s feelings unintentionally. Sometimes agree to disagree to get the conversation out of confrontation mode.

If you have integrity or are honest and moral, are trustworthy, sincere, dependable, friendly, and competent with some empathy then humans will respect you and even admire you. They will be more interested in what you have to say.

In a nutshell to have a good conversation, listen more than you speak, ask follow up questions, stick to topics of mutual interest, and be empathetic where appropriate.

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THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE AND MORALITY IN ONE ESSAY!!!

 

Science can be extremely complicated but it’s progress can be generally explained in a human desire to explain the very very small and the very very big.

Explaining infinity or something never ending and zero is still a mystery and the cause of singularities in physics which are really unexplainable. Concepts such as black holes and dark matter, dark energy, dark frequency, and dark gravity have been hypothesized to try and make sense out of the seeming birth and death and movement of stars and galaxies yet no simplified explanation really accounts for the seeming turbulence that exists in space as seen through the Hubble telescope.

Space can’t be placed in a laboratory and experimented on so most of our seeming understanding of the cosmos has never left theorizing mode and it seems will remain there on into the foreseeable future. I personally don’t believe in the creationist over simplified big bang origin of the universe because not everything, especially the universe, has to be created or have a beginning and end. It is frankly the reason why we have had to come up with unknown concepts of dark or black anything to try and explain the nature of the universe.

This universe is supposedly accelerating based on current analyses primarily because of big bang assumptions and the assumption that the speed of light is constant. I really don’t believe this to be reality because what is the mysterious force which is causing the acceleration? Dark matter is causing it to accelerate? If dark matter is pushing everything away from each other then how do you explain colliding attracting galaxies and blue shifts from about 100 locations in the universe? To date there is no coherent theory which explains everything logically about the universe so the over simplified expansion view  and general relativity is just not going to work in the long duration. We need new and better theories about the nature of the universe which I don’t believe has an origin but is infinite in time and space.

Science has been more successful at explaining the very small as it has used chemistry, microscopes, and MRI’s to probe and discover the behavior of bacteria, viruses, DNA, chemicals, and electromagnetic waves inside and outside the body. Yet despite dubious experimental evidence of the super tiny Higg’s bozon and gravitational waves we still don’t really fully understand how electromagnetic and gravitational fields coalesce and interact at the subatomic level. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle states that our understanding of the very very small is limited by the relatively big observation tools such as photons which we use which themselves alter the objects or the subjects which we are trying to observe.

That said applied science is revolutionalizing the world with internet communication and electronic devices such as smart phones and super computers run by relatively smart software. With the ability to modify or change our DNA we are really on the threshold of being able to change what it means to be human and/or robot in the first place.

Yes, the potential to basically change human nature is now a distinct possibility but GMO human nature is not a very emotionally satisfying result since an overabundance of mutant dysfunctional humans will probably result with perhaps a handful of useful mutations.

History repeats itself because human nature and emotionally charged language has not changed very much historically. It is time to make language less emotional, more logical, and less grammatically complex. My contribution on the road to this vital task is LOGICAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY which gives better definitions to existing words and eliminates the confusing world of multiple meanings for words and a sea of confusing synonyms and antonyms which makes learning a language very difficult and an overly lengthy process.

Progress in subjective psychology and the study of human behavior is unfortunately riddled with untruths since the words used are not defined accurately in the first place and any statistical investigations only provide ball park figure conclusions and no true cause effect relationships. Scientific analysis will never prove the need for a secular moral code to impulsively guide morality decisions in young humans because of it’s bias that all human behavior is relative to the cultural traditions which are being followed. I have also tried to use historical precedent and intuitive knowledge about science to come up with a universal secular moral code which can be applied worldwide despite any cultural biases which may currently exist.

It is- in nonemergency situations- don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder. Yes, the details or real life examples will have to be provided to impressionable young minds but I have also done this in many of my writings so you won’t have to start from scratch. Impulsively being able to know what is morally right or wrong is vital so that teenagers don’t always have to stop in their tracks and ask- Is what I am about to do right or wrong?

Western culture is manifesting signs of great moral decay in the form of promiscuous and hedonistic lifestyles, family destruction, and a sense of insecurity and distrust due to fake media, fake celebrities and fake politicians with too many not leading a moral lifestyle. Nothing short of a moral awakening can fix this dangerous state of affairs and no amount of forced egalitarian ideology or propaganda in the media and elsewhere can address this basic problem of moral uncertainty in society. Secular moral or ethical principles with real life examples must be taught in elementary school to all students in public schools and put into practice.

I wish that I could say that science will eventually prove the need for a secular moral code. Unfortunately inaccurate language, human nature, and social interaction is just too complex to be accurately experimented with and tested in the laboratory. There definitely will never be a scientific mathematical solution because there are just too many inaccurate dependent and independent variables in the mix.

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WHAT DO YOU REALLY NEED OR WANT???

Try to answer these questions as best you can and write them down if you won’t remember some of the answers. You may be surprised how much you will learn about yourself or become conscious of your needs and wants.

Do I know what to do to get to where I want to be or go?

Do I know how to gradually become who I want to be?

Can I list in order of importance the things which I care about the most?

Can I change what is holding me back right now?

Do I know what to do to improve myself and/or my circumstances?

What would I have to sacrifice to get to where I really want to be or go?

Do I feel stuck with something or is there a way out of it that I or someone can see?

Can you list things which you definitely don’t want?

Would it help if I learned something new and useful on almost a daily basis instead of just once a week or month?

What are some examples of good days and how could I increase their number or frequency?

Can I list some short and long duration goals which apply to me?

Do I know that my habits are often short duration goals which are being impulsively achieved on a regular or repetitive basis and often with little planning?

What short duration goals can I add which will help my long duration goals?

Can I list my good and bad habits?

What daily habits, especially bad ones, can I reduce or replace with better habits or goals?

Getting to work on time, preparing a meal, driving a car to a destination, studying for a test, asking a question on a search engine, reading an article, reading a short book, going out on a date with a significant other, etc. can be thought of as short duration habits or short duration goals being achieved.

Preparing for a better job, going to school, taking a course on the internet, learning to play an instrument, raising offspring, saving money to travel to an exotic place, saving money to invest in a business, writing a book, etc. can be thought of as long duration goals in the process of being achieved which require the achievement of short duration goals along the way.

Ultimately the key to a successful and happy life is to personally set realistic goals which match your ability and will hopefully reward your determined efforts. Set many small short term goals and achieve them to gain confidence. Set some large duration goals and work towards them on a regular basis with the hope of achieving them within a reasonable period of time.

Yes, some sacrifice of time, energy, and money will be necessary but actively pursuing short and long duration goals is what makes life worth living and is seldom a boring experience.

Research, read, write something down, think, and do is the road to achievement in a nutshell.

Fundamentally it is all a question of knowing how to improve yourself and your circumstances. The only real difference is in how FAST the improvement becomes or how ambitiously you pursue the improvement. Use search engines to help you answer questions if you don’t know where to start or read a good book on the subject which you are questioning. Best wishes. Uldis

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6 LEARNING TYPES OR SUBSETS!!!

RANDOM MEMORIZATION of information without making any logical connections:

Examples are memorizing random dates, times, scores, words, and numbers. One may feel that rote memorization of the words for animals and kitchen utensils is memorization without thinking but children do think and make logical connections between the words and relevant objects and/or subjects and/or actions. Memorization without thinking is only possible if you are memorizing random meaningless numbers and/or words.

 

MEMORIZATION is memorizing information and/or a word with one or more logical and/or illogical connections to reality.

You can say that memorizing 2+ 2 = 5, God is Love, Love is God, Liberals are Conservatives, and cats are omnipotent are all illogical statements but they can still be memorized. Fortunately most memorized words such as robin, home, quarterback, anger, jealousy, running, and volcano have some logical connections to reality. Sadly many fantasies, fictions, and lies can be memorized and believed and this memorization of “bullshit” is a very common cause of irrational or illogical thinking in humans.

Memorization of information can be almost anything but the primary forms of non verbal information are visual, audio, physical or muscle and touch, and other sensing information within the body.

 

MEMORIZATION OF CAUSES AND EFFECTS:

This includes the memorization of visual, audio, physical, and other sensing cues which relate to internal body senses and the sensing of the external environment of objects, subjects, and actions.

Examples are memorizing that you will burn your hand if you place it on a burning stove too long, breaking bones and possibly killing yourself if you jump from a 20 meter roof onto a concrete driveway, a visual memorization of parts of a movie, a memorization of instrumental music, and making someone angry, aggressive, or shocked if you push them too hard for no reason at all and call them an asshole.

 

CLASSIFICATION: Memorizing the details of something or memorizing the subsets of a set:

Examples are memorizing the parts of the body, the parts of a gasoline engine, definitions of words, separating movies or songs into genres, and all the names of animals in a species.

 

ANALYSIS: Taking a set and finding as many subsets as you can even though some of the subsets may overlap themselves:

Examples are statistical analysis, numerical analysis, making an outline for an essay, analyzing musical and video transitions, analyzing the defensive strategy of an opposing football team, and finding and listing all the ingredient preparations and/or additions in a recipe.

SYNTHESIS: Taking subsets and trying to form sets with them:

Examples are taking Legos and making familiar object shapes from them, mixing two or more chemicals and making them react, taking all the parts of an engine and assembling them into a complete engine, selecting an offensive play to counteract defensive actions of an opposing team, and using paints to form a picture.

 

***Creative or innovative learning is just the process of subconsciously and consciously analyzing and synthesizing information or objects, subjects, and actions, sometimes in a very impulsive way, and making some cause effect experiments or assumptions, so creative learning is really not a unique form or type of learning.

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1158!!!

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