Sometimes it's the thing that makes it good that makes it bad, something I believe is known as the reflection principal.

I got a new Gopro Hero3. Great little cam and it's small and light because it doesn't have an lcd to look at the pics. But the lack of the lcd makes it difficult to see what you are and what you've been shooting. It has a wide angle lens which is good for selfies including background, but not so good for shooting others doing anything. So it goes.

The principal applies more broadly to things like relationships. The responsibility which attracts one person to another in ten years of a relationship can become boring. An exciting and free personality, after ten years of a relationship, becomes an irresponsible personality. So it goes. Life is full of tradeoffs.

Jeff Rollert writes: 

Relationships are like cars…if you don't add energy or maintenance, it becomes just a car. Add gas though and it's a trip and adventure.

Wish I'd met mine 10 years earlier and had the wisdom to know it.

How many of you have a girl who rides motorcycles, fly planes, builds skyscrapers, or make a killer German meal (or French) from scratch? … just bragging…

Seriously, many times I find people forget what they have right in front of them. I've always felt that risk was a derivative of boredom. Really. Really. Really…

Thank God for the fashion/society pages…how else can you so easily find boredom?





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  1. douglas roberts dimick on May 2, 2013 2:19 am

    The Good, The Bad, and The Paradigm

    J, since book publication 2009 here in China, a subsequent, primary issue in both of my two follow-up book projects may be generally but not abstractly posed as…

    Why and how can a bad system produce good people and good system produce bad people?

    This academic trimester, I am providing a tutorial for Shanghai University students attending a Chinese professor’s course offering, Intercultural Communication (ICC). The framework of this class focuses on a values-perceptions-thinking-belief-behavior paradigm advanced in the professor’s syllabus.

    Given the realities of the communist system here, what appears interesting is a social-economic detachment that occurs within the systematics of the application of that “reflection principal” to which you refer.

    During the past seven years here, I have written about my observations how the communist system in China resembles a mafia (criminal or unjust, depending on your school of thought) based on the lack of rule of law compounded by systematization of corrupt (or nefarious) relationships that drive (or operate) this form of governing a nation-state. Yet many US/EU academics, philosophs, and particularly politicians and business leaders discount the impact of such systematics as a “tradeoff” just as you observe with user/device applications a la technological invocations.

    I hope, one day, to talk to Victor about his thoughts on those early years of Soros…

    “In 1956 Soros moved to New York City, where he worked as an arbitrage trader for F. M. Mayer (1956–59) and as an analyst for Wertheim & Co. (1959–63). During this period, Soros developed the theory of reflexivity based on the ideas of Karl Popper. Reflexivity posited that the valuation of any market produces a procyclical “virtuous or vicious” circle that further affects the market.[21] “

    I posit that my Theory of Quantitative Relativity explains the physics of Soros’s Reflexivity, which either correlates or assimilates your referenced reflection principal. My point being, at least in terms of program trading systematics architecture, is that mathematical enquiries will not resolve the random walk matter with a certainty as found in the laws of physics; rules-based applications of (geometric/algebraic) function-generating indicators are determined by system-centric processes as found in other aspects of the human condition, nature, and that of one or both that man creates (i.e., technology).

    That reasoning is why one may find daspec so explorative in content and inquiry as well as open in forum and format a la the articles and contributors themselves… is it not?



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