Thomas Morris

Lakewood, OH, United States

About Thomas

Bio

My Future keeps erasing My Past. The Future is how You see It. I see Challenge. I am prepared, if only with rolled up sleeves. I create Theories while lacking a High School Diploma. More likely, BECAUSE I don't have one. I did not fail the System, the System failed Me. The failing system lacks a diploma from ME. I am most aware of why incorporated school systems, in incorporated cities, do not teach Liberty.. They would have to teach Wisdom, too. School teaches us how to work for others. Schedules and Tasks, plus the "Skills" to operate in the working world. Colleges are FOR PROFIT and students go into debt, with little, or no, advancing benefit. Our thought process is occupied FOR the PROFIT of our Employer. The Chain of Conscious (according to me) is Perception, Reason, Logic, Wisdom, Theory/Abstract, Faith (which belongs at the end for things that CANNOT be believed; unfortunately Faith is out of place for many). I say the Education today barely gets past Perception and not even close to Wisdom level of learning. Theory level requires 100% self thought control, not controlled thoughts. Politics is at the Perception level. Unless you are a Consumer who reads the Fine Print, our Commerce is at the Perception level (think "free" phones, etc.). I think Outside the Box (OTB), only because the box still exists.

An idea worth spreading

Theory and Principles of the Philosophy of Philosophy (PHoPH)
Theory of Hyper Mind Activity Syndrome (HMAS) to uncouple H from ADD (ADHD)
Theory of Anologica Transferum
Theory of Chain of Conscious

I'm passionate about

Philosophy. Natural Rights. Liberty. Responsibility of Freedom. Self Directed Learning (SDL) and its Intrinsic Value. Theorum Philosophisae Principia Philosophia:Conscia Conscientia Communem Unitatem

Talk to me about

Getting book published by a publisher. Essay or article publishing, too.Getting doors opened to Philosophical Societies that restrict to "Academics", including Dr. Franklin's( who wasn't educated) APS

People don't know I'm good at

Anything I apply myself to

My TED story

I have debated myself too long and I am shot out of a cannon. Just looking for a little TED Cred.

Comments & conversations

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Thomas Morris
Posted over 1 year ago
How does one measure the rate of self-learning? Learning fast at your own pace is great, but by what standard do we measure "fast"?
Bravo. I have learned to erase or see through myths from the Bible to Columbus to Washington to WMD, no offense to myths, which can be excellent learning tools if you consider the source. His Story means one man compiled a story. Man is flawed and errors. Misinterpretation, Manipulation, Posterity, and "Dogma" seep into the story, sometimes despite the best effort of the author. The fallibility of Oral History makes any story originating from this to be "taken with a grain of salt"-Jesus or to "separate the wheat from the chaff"-Jesus. Because I know this, I believe very little about the story of Jesus (or the book that tells his story). I believe a Hebrew existed, called Ieosus Khrystos by the Greeks, possibly baptized and likely executed. I believe this man was a Philosopher, no more or no less. Do I believe "Saint" Augustine got everything right 300 years later? Where there ulterior motives for making the story "fit" a certain theme? Did he have all the facts and if not, did he likely "guess"? There is little or no historical evidence to prove this account, especially because Jesus wrote nothing. Only 5 of the 12 apostles were used, with the other 7 having conflicting accounts to what is accepted in the Bible. I believe the Gospel of Thomas was ordered to be destroyed because it said Jesus used violence, likely even killing 2 people. Ironically, killing in the name of God has been prevalent since the day Augustine finished his Magnum Opus, including Columbus and the Conquistadors that followed. Whether taking slaves or eliminating tribes or invasion of Iraq, somehow all justified by God, or so we are told. By one Man. History is the cherry tree that gets chopped down, if only for "pragmatic" reasons of the author
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Thomas Morris
Posted over 1 year ago
How does one measure the rate of self-learning? Learning fast at your own pace is great, but by what standard do we measure "fast"?
"a way that might convince someone else of your attainment from self-study" No way will become standard until it can be profited from (or potential profit) and I'm talking about the "non profits". If we took a negative sum approach to education, I believe it would produce positive sum results. As of now we have zero sum approach with negative sum results. Dollar wise, many public systems are in the red, and can only cut to become break even or zero sum. I will "accept" that I am "not educated" if a system is created to prove it. If you ever see something called the "Tabula Rasa Project", you will know at least one person listened. And Learned.
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Thomas Morris
Posted over 1 year ago
How does one measure the rate of self-learning? Learning fast at your own pace is great, but by what standard do we measure "fast"?
I believe Self Directed Learning (SDL) has a powerful intrinsic value. I benefit from a well rounded understanding of the subject, while seeking many "teachers" for that subject. Pace is important because at times I have to avoid overload, which is as detrimental as too little info. More than anything pace is usually faster than "normal" with SDL. I learned more about Locke than a college student, in the same amount of time as spring break. I believe I have the necessary knowledge to qualify for multiple degrees and minors and yet I do not posses a high school diploma. There is no quantification for this type of education and until our nonprofit universities figure out a way to profit from people like me, there will be no programs that would help to prove or disprove this "theory". I have created the Philosophy of Philosophy (PHoPH) that has the Principles: Conscious Conscience, Common Unity, and the Wisdom of Wisdom as the educational nexus. Science is the knowledge of Nature, Physics is the Nature of Nature. Philosophy is the love of Wisdom and PHoPH is Wisdom of Wisdom. First we must learn the Logic of Logic (learn how to learn), next the Wisdom of Wisdom, and then the Theory of Theory (Abstract). If you are taking Remedial English in college, you are, in all probability, stuck at the Perception level of learning. In order to tell if someone is "educated" we are just "judging the book by the cover". Speed is very subjective, with varying abilities for different subjects. Comprehension capabilities differ amongst students, making a consistent speed of learning difficult, except maybe the average students. We have the same education system for at least a century, but until we educate the educator to teach cognitive learning, we will continue to lose this battle, if we were ever winning to begin with. The ancients seemed to be very intelligent, but maybe the dumb ones outproduced the smart ones, for in that case, there is no hope. Revolution to Evolution in EDU.
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Thomas Morris
Posted over 1 year ago
The much celebrated Women's Day!
(facebook/the Philosophy of Philosophy) for samples of writing. For too long, women were second class to males, but in USA women can outvote men and our legislatures our slowly filling with women. I am convinced that not just the first woman president in the next election, but vice president too. Something tells me they will be fair and not legislate against male sexuality.
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Thomas Morris
Posted over 1 year ago
Instead of testing student's comprehension on material, teachers use the standard grading system to justify a student's future.
I believe everything you say about the students of today. We have gone from Baby Boomer generation learning Latin and Greek [Philosophy] to Gen X with just English to Gen Next having remedial English in college. Gen Text is OMG, WTF, W/E. I just don't fault them. They have not set the standards, only met them. They are not failing a system, the system is failing them. Overindebted before puberty (national debt) and undereducated before adulthood. Your future is exactly how you see it. Perception is Reality. A whole generation with cuts to education when increases are necessary. "Investment in Education pays the best Dividend"-Dr. Franklin. Perception, Logic, Wisdom, Theory/Abstract are the "Chain of Conscious". When you are awake you are conscious. When you are conscious you are thinking. You cannot doubt thinking. You are conscious therefor you are. "Information is not Knowledge {logic}"-Einstein."Knowledge isn't even close to Wisdom"-Me. I use the analogy because I equate info/facts to perception, and of course knowledge to logic. I would say our youth is educated more at the perception level and barely on the logic level. The wisdom level would, more or less, be teaching Philosophy and/or Physics. At the university level, we would advance to the Theory level. In this Abstract level it is no longer the subject, but the method. Not the topic, but the process. I learned this not at school, for the system failed me, 25 years ago, but the way I see it, THEY got no diploma from ME. I fell through the cracks, but today it seems to be a canyon for many students. I was "wise" enough to erase that education (except math) and realize the intrinsic value of Self Directed Learning (SDL) which allows me to seek many teachers for the same subject and to be able to understand most anything that I am interested in. Our youth are being babysit by technology, instead of valuable education through it. Their apathy towards Education must be replaced with a Sense of Urgency. Gen U
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Thomas Morris
Posted over 1 year ago
The much celebrated Women's Day!
With 7B people, we do not have to worry about keeping DNA alive. There are more women than men, so our DNA is safer with them. They are also the incubator of this life which gives them distinct and unique rights, above and beyond a man's. It is their right to decide on keeping a fetus to term, regardless of reasoning. The "other half" of the DNA has no choice in this matter. To celebrate Women's Day would be the elevation of this right and the rejoicing of those who nurture, as dictated by nature. Women's Day would be every day if the male was consistently and equally responsible in the role of parenting. Money is not the wealth children need; The child is a canvass with the art developing based on the teaching. My 2 true teachers have been my Mother and Mother Nature. Nature of Mother Mother, of Nature, Bestowed to Nurture, You Taught Me Everything I Know. Not of Nature, But the Nature of Nature, And Everyday I Grow. Everything I Do, by Nature, Is All Because of You Everything I Do, by Nature, Must Be Credited to You Mother Will Mother, in Heaven, Still Teaching Every Day. I Live on Still Learning in Every Way. Tomorrow, No Different than the Day Before. I Live on With the Free Will to Explore Insult Quotient Test To insult My Mother, is to insult My intelligence. The only way to insult Me, is to insult My intelligence.
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Thomas Morris
Posted over 1 year ago
What contribution does mythology make towards the improvement of society?
One key is to distinguish, what is a myth? It is said a little truth in every myth. I believe myths are generally passed on as oral history first. By the time they are written they have transformed through misinterpretation, opinion, translation, etc. I consider a prime example to be the Christian Bible. The danger is believing or putting any faith into these myths. They are excellent forms of learning as long as you consider the source. It is said that Sir Francis Bacon did NOT say "Knowledge, itself, is Power". He did say "Knowledge is HIS Power', referring to God. Some believe it was Hobbes, Bacon's early assistant, who credits him, making Hobbes the first to actually say it. Did Patrick Henry say "Give me Liberty or give me Death"? If they did not say these things, they are now part of Myths. The point is there is a message, someone said it, and it makes sense. Some individuals are "postertized" to mythical proportions like Washington, Columbus, or even Socrates. Washington had others write for him, Columbus kept 2 logs, and Socrates wrote nothing. Epicurus doubted the existence of his teacher's (Democritus) teacher, Luecippus, because he wrote nothing and Democritus "merged" everything into his work. In conclusion, I will believe the message without believing the messenger. "History is a beautiful thing...if only it were true."-Tolstoy (or someone).
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Thomas Morris
Posted over 1 year ago
Could we find a way to measure luck?
To measure luck, you have to consider the law of averages. 100 coin flips should average out to 50/50. I think it is rare that 50/50 is actually achieved. Some may be 66/34, 55/45, even 51/49. Luck, in these terms, is random, Realistically, a larger sample of 1000 will likely be closer to 500/500, but some will naturally be 540/460 or so. In the non-random or random situations of life, Life Chances/Life Choices/Pressure are all variables to "lucky" life. Especially because you can't choose your DNA or your parents. Any "legacy", or lack of it, falls in the luck category. When referring to luck it, usually implies overcoming incredible odds, whereas Skill, Talent, Experience, Preparation,etc. are ways to reduce the need for luck.
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Thomas Morris
Posted over 1 year ago
Is capitalism sustainable?
I saw you saying things like "I agree with" and such and assumed this was equivalent to like. Reward only what is profound to you. The host on the other hand can be generous, within reason, to those who have taken the time to answer. Time is more valuable than Money.