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Have you noticed that there are some peo­ple—many peo­ple – who have no con­cept of time? No, I’m not refer­ring to the chron­i­cally tardy – though I do sus­pect that many of them are unable to per­ceive (imag­ine) time also. I’m talk­ing about those who fall into the fol­low­ing categories:

  • Unable to con­sider indi­vid­ual events from the past as any­thing but sin­gu­lar and iso­lated occur­rences, e.g. unable to con­nect those events with each other and — fur­ther – with con­tem­po­ra­ne­ous, on-​going events,
  • Unable to use known, avail­able and per­ti­nent information/​ideas to ana­lyze the sum (or, to use a bet­ter math­e­mat­i­cal term, the prod­uct) of events in order to come to a plau­si­ble con­clu­sion as to what is going, and
  • Unable to take that con­clu­sion and rea­son­ably project what may hap­pen in the future.

Such peo­ple are not able to think strate­gi­cally. It can be selec­tive and tem­po­rary dearth; often due to a syn­drome to which almost all of us are prone: wishful-​thinking.

A related phe­nom­e­non: nor­malcy bias.

[Nor­malcy bias] causes peo­ple to under­es­ti­mate both the pos­si­bil­ity of a dis­as­ter occur­ring and its pos­si­ble effects.

Many do not want to or can­not put together the events, which have lead this coun­try to its present state, much less come to a rea­son­able con­clu­sion. How­ever, I don’t fall into either cat­e­gory. Believe me, some­times I wish I did.

But the more I learn about the his­tory of the twen­ti­eth cen­tury, the more I con­sider that his­tory against what is known about human nature, the more I observe the state in which this coun­try finds itself in at present – the more I believe that the peril antic­i­pated by all too many observers, was planned.

It is the imper­a­tive of all to face this.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished i

n 2009; the sec­ond edi­tion in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in early 2014. Help her fund it and help

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Links.Chainsby baldilocks

Have you noticed that there are some people—many people–who have no concept of time?  No, I’m not referring to the chronically tardy–though I do suspect that many of them are unable to perceive (imagine) time also. I’m talking about those who fall into the following categories:

  • Unable to consider individual events from the past as anything but singular and isolated occurrences, e.g. unable to connect those events with each other and—further–with contemporaneous, on-going events,
  • Unable to use known, available and pertinent information/ideas to analyze the sum (or, to use a better mathematical term, the product) of events in order to come to a plausible conclusion as to what is going, and
  • Unable to take that conclusion and reasonably project what may happen in the future.

Such people are not able to think strategically. It can be selective and temporary dearth; often due to a syndrome to which almost all of us are prone: wishful-thinking.

A related phenomenon: normalcy bias.

[Normalcy bias] causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects.

Many do not want to or cannot put together the events, which have lead this country to its present state, much less come to a reasonable conclusion.  However, I don’t fall into either category.  Believe me, sometimes I wish I did.

But the more I learn about the history of the twentieth century, the more I consider that history against what is known about human nature, the more I observe the state in which this country finds itself in at present–the more I believe that the peril anticipated by all too many observers, was planned.

It is the imperative of all to  face this.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published i

n 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in early 2014. Help her fund it and help 

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keep her blog alive!

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 the cost of DaMagnificent Seven & my monthly mortgage on a permanent basis but do so at the $25 level
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