- Rawil Maganow, top-manager from Lukoil dies after falling out of the window
Comment: They should have more safety instructions in Russia regarding the dangers of windows
- In total 14 managers died (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ih_GMSk4Jk)
- FBI founds 43 empty binders with a seal of secrecy (https://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2022-09/donald-trump-fbi-ordner-geheimhaltung-mar-a-lago
- A 96 year old woman died, her children were sad
- Russia criticizes that they are not invited to the ceremony of Elizabeth the second who “unexpectedly” died at the age of 96
A good channel on the Ukraine defense:
Russia has lost the political war, lost a significant portion of its soft power
Jordan Peterson’s – 12 Rules for Life
Notes on what is so overwhelming about our Time?
- Thesis: Quantity is always infinite: There is always an infinity of contents and life has always been short (it depends on you how you define yourself within the stress)
- Thesis 2: There is an increase of quality content
Qualitative interpretation has increased
There is a lot of social disconnection
Additional Thoughts: “The Event of the Novel”
Language Zipf Mystery
The second most used word of a language appears half as often as the first word.
The third most used word of a language appears a third as often as the second word.
The frequency of use can therefore be deduced from its position in relationship to the most used word.
“Zipf’s law was originally formulated in terms of quantitative linguistics, stating that given some corpus of natural language utterances, the frequency of any word is inversely proportional to its rank in the frequency table. Thus the most frequent word will occur approximately twice as often as the second most frequent word, three times as often as the third most frequent word, etc. For example, in the Brown Corpus of American English text, the word “the” is the most frequently occurring word, and by itself accounts for nearly 7% of all word occurrences (69,971 out of slightly over 1 million). True to Zipf’s Law, the second-place word “of” accounts for slightly over 3.5% of words (36,411 occurrences), followed by “and” (28,852). Only 135 vocabulary items are needed to account for half the Brown Corpus.”
The question remains why that is.
Everything will become Entertainment
- Most people of the workforce are not exercising any particular higher skill, but still work for entertainment (Instagram, TikTok etc.).
- Because of the AI advancement, nobody’s higher skill will be relevant in the future anymore.
Therefore, in the future everyone will work in entertainment.
Positive Psychologists – Useful Idiots in the Capitalist Order
Positive Psychologists provides the stoic philosophy to feel happy despite negative circumstances.
Positive Psychology aims at increasing happiness, while happiness is organized in a way that it produces average people.
The Reverse Adam and Eve – Computer take over
after 640 years there are only 2 humans left
Learning Piano: Pathetique (Beethoven), 3rd Movement
How to Learn:
What is Philosophy? (Lesson Plan)
Preparing some fake red and blue ‘pills’
Asking the question:
- Would you want to know when you die?
Choosing the pills and showing, explaining why.
2. What is the Object of Philosophy?
Explaining Plato’s Cave Allegory:
- Philosophy destroys and destructs our dreams, fantasies and false beliefs. It does not cover the darkness. It does not allow for distraction.
- Yet, by destroying what is false, it creates meaning out of nothing. Then philosophy becomes the challenge to think one world behind all our shadows and to build a cloud-castle for our true dreams.
Giving some pink candy and a harmless blue pill.
I think part of the outcome must be that the truth is not immediately presented as the right choice as many philosophy teachers and professors presume. It will reduce the students wills to discuss with each other (in general I recommend not to let them know your own opinion).
Comprehensive Input: Stephen Krashen, Steve Kaufmann, LingQ
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In this older original Video, Stephen Krashen lays out how to learn a language:
Steph Kaufmann has adopted these ideas and realized them in a software. Here, you find the best explanation of how to use LingQ
In this interview both talk about a central ingredient of the method which is: comprehensible input
- Grammar is interesting but should not be overdone
- The universal feature of all learning is a focus on comprehensible input
The Power of Reading: Krashen in further talks