Tag Archives: Philosophy

Dept. of Alternative Facts: Empathy, part 7, Comprehend

To comprehend: (v) to listen to, consider, and understand the position of another person If you thought that I was done talking about empathy, forgiveness, and the “Left Behind” movies, indulge me a little longer in order to comprehend what … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Empathy, part 6, Mercy

mercy: (n) to show compassion, and offer forgiveness, to someone who has offended or wronged you I started this series on empathy, with an assertion that for God to become human in the person of Jesus, they would experience life … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Empathy, part 5, Synergy

synergy: (n) the interaction between two or more factors such that each works more efficiently that the individual parts alone To review, we now have three elements for empathy: emotions, knowledge, and beliefs. While I have split these off for … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Empathy, part 4, Belief

belief: (n) a strongly held set of conclusions about some phenomenon which can neither be proven nor refuted based on information; assumptions which provide meaning and purpose to someone Beliefs, faith and values, are our course of meaning, purpose, and … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Empathy, part 3, Knowledge

knowledge: (n) acquired information Knowledge is the realm of facts and data. Information. Learning. Researching. Studying. With this knowledge we can develop theories and hypothesis. We can set up experiments. Look at results. Validate or negate conclusions. In the Judeo-Christian … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Empathy, part 2, Emotion

emotion: (n) a subjective experience in response to other people or events; feelings; neural activity in the limbic system Emotions are highly personal experiences for which we give words that congregate around ideas of energizing and calming, desirable and undesirable … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Value

value: (n) the importance that someone assigns to some object, person, or idea; often expressed, in our culture, in monetary denomination, or as my father-in-law used to say, “Something is worth what someone is willing to pay you for it” … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: History

history (n): the narrative of events, usually written by the victor and those in power, easily skewed to a specific view point on the events, especially when working with a set of alternative facts Black Lives Matter rallies, marches, kneel-ins, … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Liability

Liability (n): being responsible for something, especially regarding law and finances

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Farm Life: Time

In the country, we do not measure time by seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years as some never-beginning and never-ending line.  No, but by cycles.  Dawn-day-dust-night.  Phases of the moon.  Season.  Planting-weeding-harvesting-preserving. Rut-gestation-birth-survival-growth-death.  With time, and practice, we develop routines … Continue reading

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