THIS WEEK’S THEME: SEEING AND HEARING
This week’s theme comes from Chapter 40 of my book.
Ordinary people see and hear what they want to believe and rarely recognize things that are contrary to their beliefs. And even when they do recognize contradictions, they tend to make excuses for what they saw and heard.
Whereas, the extraordinary person not only tries to see and hear what is really there, but even more important, the extraordinary person tries to see and hear what isn’t there.
SELF-HELP BOOKS IN ADDITION TO MY OWN
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, was written in 1884 about the culture in the age of Queen Victoria, as well as describing life as viewed from various dimensions. I’ve long since lost my copy, but I believe this book is free on iTunes. The book makes a good argument that we see the world not as it is, but as we are.
This mind-bending early science fiction classic imagines life in a 2-dimensional world. It’s a universe populated by lines, squares, and circles, whose perfect flatness creates all new definitions of life, art, and society. Edwin A. Abbott, writing under the pseudonym of “A Square,” combines scathing social satire with a brilliant examination on how we all accept our limits of perception, and how much people who transcend these perceptions are often met with resistance. [Source: iTunes]
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I found Café to be a really fun and interesting movie that really illustrates this week’s theme so well. I really hope you watch it.
A good-hearted musician struggles to find a way to tell his beautiful barista coworker that he loves her, despite the fact that she is in a relationship. Meanwhile, regulars and customers at the café where they work have their own problems and encounters. A police officer keeps his eye on his wayward cousin, who owes money to a charismatic dealer, and a married man contemplates his relationship with a good-looking new acquaintance. However, one customer learns he is in fact (Spoiler alert, so I stopped the description here).[Source: IMDB]
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or,
as we are conditioned to see it.”
Source: Stephen Covey
THIS WEEK’S POLL (Please check as many as apply)
RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S POLL ON UNITED STATES WARS SINCE WWII
It seems 85% of you question why the U.S. always seems to be in a war; the remainder of you believe those wars have resulted in the world being a better place.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
A man instead of going home like he usually does on Friday afternoons, stayed out the entire weekend hunting with the boys and spending his entire paycheck.
When he comes home, his angry wife yells at him for over an hour.
Finally, his wife stopped yelling and simply asked, “How would you like it if you didn’t see me for two or three days?”
He replied, “That would be fine with me”.
Monday went by and he didn’t see his wife.
Tuesday he didn’t see his wife.
Wednesday he didn’t see his wife.
Finally on Thursday, the swelling went down just enough to where he could see her a little out of the corner of his left eye.
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