• Insight

    Nicely phrased insight

    From Razib Khan

    In contrast, struggling writers in New York City have less of a visceral feel for the reality that their existence as someone who graduated from a selective university and has some family resources to “jump-start” their career by doing things like put down a deposit on an apartment in an expensive area is not typical (writers from deprived backgrounds may not talk about it, especially with their colleagues who talk about their parents’ summer homes). Very atypical in fact. Intuition derives somewhat from experience. Without the experience the intuition is just off.

    I guess the natural instinct is think of intuition as some sort of sense that is consistent across people – it’s interesting to think that intuition is inherently personal (and thus varied).

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  • Insight

    Insight from a cloudy day

    Originally in an email send to JungleLand – I found it insightful

    I’ve been listening to the collected works of the Blue Sky Boys
    Listening to recordings from the 1940s on noise cancelling is a strange experience – I’ve been struck by how they perceive their world as both focused and big.  Very big.  History exists as  a wide, multi threaded thing, or so it seems from their music.  A true tapestry of people and events with no direction or progression.
    And bleak.  Actually like a more primal Leonard Cohen
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