- …we most often need to talk to ourselves in order to understand who we are. That is, inner speech is frequently required to access self-information and to gradually build a self-concept. To illustrate, let’s imagine that you want to reflect on an abdominal pain you are currently experiencing. It is very likely that you will engage in an internal monologue, thinking “Why is it that my belly hurts? I feel cramps… Ha! I get it-I skipped breakfast…” You could go on and also notice: “I’ve been missing breakfast often lately… I tend to sleep in, I don’t eat breakfast, and by noon I’m starving… And I don’t go to the gym as often as I should… This is bad-I’m getting lazy…” Here the adjective “lazy” constitutes the conclusion that you have drawn from your inner monologue; it may then become a more or less permanent part of your self-concept. So inner speech, and thus language, would play an important role in self-referential activities. Said differently: inner speech would represent an important cognitive process underlying self-awareness. Note that this view does not implicate that there is no self-awareness without language. We can be aware of a pain without having to talk to ourselves about it. However, I argue that the sensation will be fully brought to consciousness only if we verbally label it.
"In an effort to ensure that no Muslim doctors ever again try to bomb Glasgow Airport, bureaucrats at Glasgow’s public hospitals have decreed that henceforth no staff may eat lunch at their desks or in their offices during the holy month of Ramadan, so that fasting Muslims shall not be offended by the sight or smell of their food. Vending machines will also disappear from the premises during that period .Apparently the bureaucrats believe that the would-be bombers were demanding sandwich-free offices in Glasgow hospitals during Ramadan. "
This seems to be a familiar pattern everywhere.The bureaucratic response is exactly the same at all the places .As though there is an unseen bond between the bureaucrats’ communities of all countries. Whatever may be the merit of the underlying action by a group of people which necessitated such a response there is a ridiculous non-application of mind in formulating the response which is a feature cutting across all national borders.
One never knows whether the same genetic predisposition which gives the homo sapiens the the power to think up ideas as against the other species has an inherent tendency towards self-destruction. Going by the 20th century history this does not seem to be a far-fetched idea because some times everything seems headed for the origination of such an idea.
We have religious fundamentalism which has spawned a commitment to an ideology based upon religion which goes counter to the sum total of what is good for all groups of people.We have Maoism based upon an armed peasant struggle committed to overthrow the political system.
Panda poop may be a tad smelly but there is nothing like a finely framed photo-frame made of panda poop which says “I love You”.The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre has come up with this novel idea of turning panda droppings into profit by selling photo-frames made of panda poop as souvenirs to the Olympics visitors to Beizing.
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What is interesting in this picture is the body postures of the lady and gentleman whose silhouettes form the focus in the foreground.Their shadows are not clearly delineated in the pool of light but definitely convey some sort of an attempt to lose themselves and become real and three-dimensional. Both seem to be going separate ways but between them is a common objective and a destination. May be they are attending the same meeting or something. Apparently there is a bunch of people in the darkness of the background ,perhaps around the registration desk. The quiet efficiency of the atmosphere is revealed in the way silence comes through in the softness of the light.
Insurance markets in everything, getting caught edition
“My favourite ticketing system was in Mumbai, India,” Kim enthuses. “No one actually buys a ticket, but you can buy ‘ticket insurance’ from private entrepreneurs who work at the entrance of the station. The ‘ticket insurance’ is about half the price of a regular rail ticket. It gives you a guarantee that, in the extraordinary event that you are booked by a railways inspector for taking a free ride, your fine will be paid. A relative was once booked and the ticket insurer paid the fine exactly as promised.”
An active actuarial as well as reinsurance market can actually develop as a unique enterpreneurial invention of the Mumbai city out of this business opportunity.
Via Marginal Revolution