Outliers (which I reviewed recently) has forced me to change a lot of what I consider success, and how I’m going about approaching it. So, I’ve got a question for you: Are you in the right place?
The On-Foot Commute – The Three Primary Filters
Pay attention when I start walking again halfway through. That guy who walked past me? He thought I was a total loon.
It’s interesting to note that shortly after recording this, I witnessed a conversation between an everyday person and a functional dysphasic. It started with:
Dude: Hey! How’s it going?”
Dude 2: “I don’t want an alligator.”
Dude 1: “That good, huh?”
I was engrossed for thirty seconds, and found it strangely appropriate that I had keyed in on the resonance for this theory so well I picked up this bizarre conversation.
- First Filter: Cultural filter, generally fills in as we learn to communicate. Prevents us from being complete hedonists, prevents total idiocy from attaching itself to our brains. This filter helps define us as social creatures and allows the social contract to be formed in the first place.
- Second Filter: Prevents us from acting like idiots most of the time by limiting things we say or ideas we act on. Usually prevents discordant snippits of thought turning into words. However, the second filter is the one most prone to error. (Thought is stronger than words.)
- Third Filter: Prevents us from receiving ideas which do not interface well with our world views. Works in the opposite direction from the first and second filters; the most necessary for morality and carrying out the social contract, as it acts as a barrier from manipulation by limiting immediate suggestion.
The On-Foot Commute – Paying Attention
Chris Brogan’s Overnight Success series mentions replenishing in post seven,and it made me think of why I like walking to work so much. Thought I’d share. I apologize in advance for the excessive background noise, this was recorded on a Canon Elph SD1100, far from a professional grade camera.
I’ve never recorded a video before in my life. Don’t think at me in that tone of voice.