|An absolute lie on NHS funding from Boris & Mike?|
Were the battles over the EU within the Tory leadership anything beyond internal bad blood and thwarted ambitions?
Determinism versus Free Will
I really found Alain de Botton's piece (within the School of Life) on what governs our lives Free will or Determinism useful, intellectually I'm not too sure that it's either and the idea of it being a blend of the two seems to work better - of course the mind set we use to get us through the day to day is what is important - if we err with an attitude too far towards self will we will (generally) blame ourselves for things that we would in reality have practically no control over.
Those who believe that all they achieve is by fierce determination in battling the odds - beating Cancer, winning despite their opponent having had a better start in life will ultimately be defeated by the onset of time.
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Similarly irritating are those who give up at the first set-back, 'I'm unlucky' or it's God's will are unlikely to be able to take credit for a good result from the effort they expended.
So in fact we should enjoy luck and victory but recognise that things might have gone differently - if we do not feel there's a greater power at work we can at least celebrate the accident that has given us the chance to 'take the ride'
It's an interesting exercise too to investigate the far edges of our memories - things we only just recall - perhaps then looking at it with someone else who shared the event.
One of the ideas of human memory is that recalling actually tampers with the 'stored;' version when we go back again the recall is slightly altered -does it mean (if the event is only recalled via memories) that we've changed history?
The idea that 'truth ' is less than intrinsic is a complex issue but my conviction on a past experience can I think be wrong (but remain true to me).
16 Chard and what do you get?
|Chard- A plant full of Red goodness|