A buzzword is a word that used to sell an item without really explaining anything about it. Buzzwords can have a very technical origin, and they might have meant something useful at some point, but by the time they are bandied about by the general populace, they’ve become vague placeholders that are meant to triggerContinue reading “Buzzwords A’plenty!”
Category Archives: Non-fiction Writing
It’s not about the facts, jack.
Logic. Reason. The triumph of the intellect over emotion. What a fanciful dream I have held to, where I assumed the majority of humanity are relying on rational evaluation to chart out the course of their lives. Fanciful, and woefully inaccurate. It’s a positively Victorian perspective, to think of the mind as the ruler ofContinue reading “It’s not about the facts, jack.”
It’s a Picasso to me, pal
I read an article recently where the author made the argument that constant praise had a detrimental effect on a child’s capacity to face adversity. Basically, if you’re always being told that you’re awesome (even when you suck), a real challenge will expose your lack of skill and send you running in the other direction.Continue reading “It’s a Picasso to me, pal”