Thin Ker

Athens, Greece

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Thin Ker
Posted over 1 year ago
What advice would you give a younger you?
I’ll talk to the blossoming young man me. Now you are a man. Now you can play according to your own rules. When you were a child you understood yourself, the others and the world through the beliefs and behaviors of your parents and significant adults. When you were a child, you had the experience of a child, you thought like a child and you understood like a child. When you were a child you made most of your belief system. My dear intelligent young man! Since the childhood when you made your belief system: How many books and articles did you read? How many knowledge did you gain through your senses? How many persons did you interact with, who had different sets of beliefs than yours? How many situations did you go through and how did you experience them according to your beliefs? My dear! Do you accept that an intelligent, experienced, skilled, well-educated man like you lives with sets of beliefs made by a cute little child? My dear! Examine your beliefs and decide according to all what you gathered through your life tell now, which beliefs you want to keep and which you want to change with other more developed ones. My dear! Don’t be afraid to let the dysfunctional beliefs go. Don’t be afraid of losing your identity if you lost some beliefs. You are not your beliefs. You were not born with these beliefs. You already existed before these beliefs and you will still be there after letting them go. You are not your beliefs. You created your beliefs in the past and you may update them now and believe me, even the updated beliefs are not the final versions. In your coming days you’ll know more, experience more and understand more and you will update some beliefs if you saw that a new version would be more functional in the here and now. My dear young man! You make your beliefs and your beliefs make your life.
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Thin Ker
Posted over 1 year ago
What motivates us more, avoiding pain or gaining pleasure?
Actually self-actualization is what motivates me. I want to be more and more what I already am. I believe I am love. Man is created in God's image and God is love. I am made out of love and I need to actualize myself, so I'll be the love that I already am. So self-actualization is both a goal and the way to the goal. And in my way of self-actualization I experience pains and pleasures as any other human. And in either pain or pleasure I keep actualizing myself; I keep loving myself. I support my beloved self; I listen to myself, I try to understand myself and I work on getting the needs of myself met; all the needs including the need of self-actualization. What I want to say, that if yourself is your beloved child, you'd like of course to make him happy and let him have fun and pleasures. You'd make your best to safe him from pain. But it's not all about avoiding pain and providing pleasure, it's about your love to your child because sometimes you'll have to accept hat your beloved child suffers or is deprived of some pleasures when you believe you are doing him something good as when you accept that your own child undergoes a painful medical procedure if he needed to. It' all about self love, that's what I want to say. Love yourself and your self will be supported in the time of pain.
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Thin Ker
Posted over 1 year ago
Viktor Frankl: Why believe in others
Mr Frankl says (2:42): If we seem to be idealist and are overestimating, overrating man and looking at him that high, here above, you know what happens, we promote him to what he really can be. Another approach suits me: People are equal. People are made of love. Man is created in God's image and God is love. People do what they do because they believe that this is the best thing they can do to themselves (according to their belief systems) I can't look at a person higher than what he is because every person is totally precious, totally high I need to deal with the belief system of the other and with its resulting behaviors. The dysfunctional (or functionality) lies in the belief system of the person and not in the person himself. We are not what we believe. We make our beliefs and our beliefs make our life. Understanding the behavior and its underlying belief/set of beliefs requires honesty; not looking higher, not lower. Directly on target. I believe, that it's great to promote a person to what he really is, to help him actualize himself to be what he really is (not "can be" as Mr Frankl said) Self-actualization is the highest form of honesty. I can't promote a person to be highly honest by being fake (as i pretend to look at him high while i "know" he is lower than where i look at)
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Thin Ker
Posted over 1 year ago
Sam Richards: A radical experiment in empathy
I read earlier a powerful article by Michael Michalko in Creative Thinkering, published on September 29, 2011, called "How Geniuses Think, Thumbnail descriptions of the thinking strategies used by creative geniuses.". I allow myself Mr Michalko to quote a small part of your article on one of the Genius strategies because I believe myself that Mr Sam Richards is teaching through this Talk how to think like a genius: GENIUSES THINK IN OPPOSITES. Physicist and philosopher David Bohm believed geniuses were able to think different thoughts because they could tolerate ambivalence between opposites or two incompatible subjects. Dr. Albert Rothenberg, a noted researcher on the creative process, identified this ability in a wide variety of geniuses including Einstein, Mozart, Edison, Pasteur, Joseph Conrad, and Picasso in his 1990 book The Emerging Goddess: The Creative Process in Art, Science and Other Fields. Physicist Niels Bohr believed that if you held opposites together, then you suspend your thought and your mind moves to a new level. The suspension of thought allows an intelligence beyond thought to act and create a new form. The swirling of opposites creates the conditions for a new point of view to bubble freely from your mind. Bohr's ability to imagine light as both a particle and a wave led to his conception of the principle of complementarity. Thomas Edison's invention of a practical system of lighting involved combining wiring in parallel circuits with high resistance filaments in his bulbs, two things that were not considered possible by conventional thinkers, in fact were not considered at all because of an assumed incompatibility. Because Edison could tolerate the ambivalence between two incompatible things, he could see the relationship that led to his breakthrough.