Conundrums of Our Complex Minds and World

August 8, 2014 8:39 PM

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Conundrums of Our Complex Minds and World

Our human minds often complicate simple matters and simplify complex ones. Take the example of the stock market. It goes up until it goes down. But when it is rising, most of us (naïve) investors assume the trend will continue; when it is sinking (especially at a rapid pace) most of us don't believe or trust that it will ever rise again. "The investing masses expect the most when prospects are worst, and vice versa," William Baldwin said in the June issue of Forbes magazine.

For socioeconomic, religious and psychological reasons, we may complicate a clear matter like nutrition. (Please refer to my blog post of May 12, Maintenance and the Body Self). Simply stated, we consume calories (to provide energy) in the form of a balanced diet of proteins, carbohydrates and fats....

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