Christopher Bubrow

Edison, NJ, United States

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Christopher Bubrow
Posted almost 3 years ago
Where do our minds reside ?
Mind is an abstract term used to identify what the brain does. The mind is a product of the brain. The neural networking that get's rigged throughout our lives, i would argue, could be our cognitive fingerprint and therefore is what distinguishes one person's identity from the next. For an illustration of this fingerprint i suggest, search for "connectome" on ted.com and you'll find a ted talk wherein a scientist explains "who" we are as opposed to "what" we are by using our "connectome" as the distinguishing feature. Here's the link; http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/sebastian_seung.html
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Christopher Bubrow
Posted almost 3 years ago
How Do We Teach Children Compassion and Empathy?
Teaching empathy and compassion is a fallacy. It's like trying to teach kids how to make their anus push out excrement more efficiently when they're constipated, or teaching a color blind kid to recognize colors better. These aspects are physical conditions that are predetermined. However, we can teach kids how to utilize whatever emotional capacity they have for optimal gain. It's kinda like poker. You can teach kids how to play the cards they are dealt.
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Christopher Bubrow
Posted almost 3 years ago
What subjects do you think you should be taught at school nowadays?
Psychology should be introduced to children as soon as possible. So much of school revolves around social contact to the point where when interpersonal problems arise, kids are completely in the dark as to how to handle or make sense of those problems--which can create a bigger distraction and therefore the problems will engage the kids to the point of diminishing returns. With an earlier knowledge of human behavior, kids will better be able to make sense of their peers. Creative and Critical thinking should be nurtured a lot more, as opposed to the boring drudgery of memorization that comprises the majority of the curriculum. And, along with psychology, self-creation or eccentricity should be taught...The art of evolving as a person is a constant winding path and kids should be taught this phenomenon should be fully embraced.
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Christopher Bubrow
Posted about 3 years ago
What is your greatest passion and how have you been able to develop and sustain it?
"I think you can be self- interested and help others at the same time; especially if you happen to like people and like to see things change around you" That's exactly it. The benefits that reciprocity bestows upon our species is a simple intuitive and rational truth. I think one could modestly assert that it's an intuitive law of our concrete jungle that we are able to rationally and morally reason to. I think it's just as much of a base instinct as fear. However, I only want to make a distinction between the self-interested principles with which nature equipped us, and the feigned self-interested principles with which the deceitful ploys of society equips us. I'm not judging these separate postures as isolated events, instead i'm venturing to judge some of their implications. Granted, I didn't get to exhaust my critique on these matters given the allotted keystrokes, so, whatever opinions and information I hereby submit to you are not an effort to object to your reply. They are merely meant as an addendum to my initial and inadequate post. "I think self interest is good because then you are guided by what you really care about as opposed to good intentions" I'm not sure what you mean by this. By this logic, it is "good" to behave as one would do without "good intentions", regardless of where those good intentions come from. I could be guided by my thirst for blood and it'd be "good." I understand that it's possible you don't mean to suggest that. "of course approval probably comes into it too... but show me the person who doesn't need somebody's approval!" Inside this comment is another distinction I would like to make--and it's the difference between the degree of 'needing' and 'wanting' approval--which, by the way, includes the approval one can give oneself. And, may I inquire as to what that person "who doesn't need somebody's approval" may look like when shown to you?
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Christopher Bubrow
Posted about 3 years ago
What is your greatest passion and how have you been able to develop and sustain it?
My passion is simply narcissistic and involves a desire to demonstrate my superiority and be admired for it. I, therefore, need to cultivate my passion in a way that allows me to press my vanity into the service of humanity. Also, anyone who, unlike me, doesn't disclose their self-interested desires for the pursuit of their passions is either someone just as vain as me but is lying to save their anonymous face and conform to the politely-veil-your-intentions form of social etiquette that has become popular, or they lack self-knowledge and are unable to accurately excavate and give voice to their intentions...or, a dash of the latter, and a tinge of the former. There is a bit of irony here inside social etiquette than only certain astute minds can discern--an irony similar to the one I observe during Halloween. People don a mask in order to disguise themselves and temporarily play a character or a role that is supposed to be pure fantasy. Instead, I observe that the mask only reveals their personality and find that the role they play is just as fantastic. Make-believe is over, kids. Another Irony is that the vanity that animates me is the truth to be told, and not some happy-go-lucky, introspectively shallow sense of altruistic "I want to make other's happy" motivation. Yeah, I get more pleasure when I lay down in a cold bed on a hot day than I do pain of knowing that some child from across the seas has just died of bird flu. Self-interest is our primary impulse, and lip and finger service to the contrary is a form of self-deception to which I cannot give temperance. The irony with which i will conclude is, in my candid confession, I'm actually the one promoting truth above vanity, as opposed to the bleating sheeple who proclaim altruism. Personally, I think they are people in desperate need to be coddled and approved of, and who deserve to be fleeced and placed naked in front of a mirror to witness themselves in the skin they've been hiding the entire time.