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Knot Unlearning … or Not Learning?

Posted in Adult, Behavior, Change, Kindergarten

The very first post I ever wrote on this blog explained the story of how I first came to appreciate the importance of unlearning. The piece (No Strings Attached) recounted the story of how I had tied my shoes “bunny ear style” for 37 years before I finally unlearned that habit and relearned how to…


Being Wrong Feels Like Being Right

Posted in Adult, Beliefs, Books, Failure, Genomics, Intelligence, Kindergarten, Lessons Unlearned, One minute unlearning, Paradox, Psychology, TED

Below is a wonderful talk by Kathryn Schulz, self described "wrongologist" and the author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. I especially liked this statement of hers:"One of the problems with being wrong … is that it feels like being right." This is so true and it is one of the reasons…


The Key to a Successful Marriage? Maybe a Little Spark.

Posted in Adult, Behavior, Lessons Unlearned, Marriage, One minute unlearning, Relationships, Wisdom

Maybe the key to a successful marriage isn't knowing your spouse so well you can finish his/her sentences but, instead, encouraging them to pursue new passions so that they will continue to speak in sentences you can't finish.  Sometimes, all it takes to keep an old flame going is a little spark. Related Post Spot…


Activate Your Imagination

Posted in Adult, Children, Creativity, Culture, Curiosity, Education, Imagination, Innovation, New Cards, One minute unlearning, Parenting, The Way We See the Problem, Wisdom

One of the worst things an adult can do is criticize a child for having an "overactive imagination." From my perspective, now more than ever, the world needs more imagination. One solution: Begin criticizing adults for having "underactive" imaginations. Related Posts The Essential Element of Creativity Cultivate a Beginner's Mind


Unlearning Porn

Posted in Adult, Film, General

Posted below is a 4-minute TED video by Cindy Gallop discussing porn. The video has some explicit language and the topic, obviously, is not for everyone; but it does fit well within the topic of unlearning because as, Gallop states, “pornography has become the de facto sex education” for many young men.   I also like…


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