FLUCTUATION IN SUPERHUMAN ABILITIES

jenks

thread death
Only if you're interested in some very dull papers on educational theory.

Welcome to my world...I'm currently trying to put together a beginner's guide to cognitive load theory for teachers - meta cognition being a big area in ed research and such like but it's certainly not written about by prose stylists, that's for sure.
 

droid

Beast of Burden
Ha!, yes. Ive just written a research proposal based around cognitive processing and instructional design. Scintillating stuff.
 

luka

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Staff member
The reward for abstaining is revoked for indulging.
The punishment for withholding is lifted following the offering.

flows and interruptions to flows. ruptures. raptures. breaks.
NOT blockages.
disjunctures/fractured continuity.
the willfully applied jolt/to jump channels
to switch track.

the offering which lifts the curse
the appropriate sacrifice to the appropriate god

and the winds whirl up again
and the ship is no more becalmed.

to perceive when, and to whom
what is an appropriate time to wait
to extend the unbroken line and stretch the moment out
and at which point to force the issue

what is intemperance and what fatalism.

what is staying the course and what is willfulness and obstinance.

what is a testing of our fidelity
and what is inflicted as punishment.

what is patience
and what is despair.
 
Capitalise on feelings of potential: if you feel like writing, write; if you feel like making music, make music etc.

yeah I’m definitely impulsive and curious and work off other people’s energy. When i have said or made things I’ve felt have been valuable it’s when I’ve been in a supportive environment that lets me plug the desire and feelings of potential into a system of feedback. Mind blown by Jurassic park, draw dinosaur, look at my picture mummy, very good shiels do another one
 

john eden

male pale and stale
I am in the privileged position of not having any superhuman abilities but for my more mundane ones it is basically down to self-knowledge I think.

You have to understand your strengths and weaknesses. And how they interrelate. And how what you thought was a weakness might actually be a strength.

And learn from your mistakes. And realise that a life without mistakes is a life wasted.
 

version

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I don't seem to have thoughts about much of anything atm. I'm just sort of fine and operating at a very low frequency. It feels a bit like how I've heard people describe being on antidepressants; everything's flattened, nothing really prompts an extreme reaction either way.
 

catalog

Well-known member
lockdown related do you reckon? i feel like a lot of people are tapped out. only so many walks you can go for etc. summer soon come. solstice gonna be mad.
 

version

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I spend less time online atm, exercise regularly, spend more time reading and watching films and as a result seem to have lost the nervous energy I used to have. Everything seems dialed down and I don't experience the same feelings of sensory overload I used to.
 

version

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I think it probably is something like that, yeah. I don't think I'd realised just how attuned I was to pace of the internet until recently.
 

version

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The other thing that stands out is washing up a few weeks ago and making a conscious effort to focus entirely on what I was doing. Whenever I started to have a thought, I forced myself to go blank and concentrate on the dish in my hands. A similar sort of thing to Burroughs' challenge to halt sub-vocal speech. You can't eliminate it entirely, but you can resist it to a degree and it's quite relaxing.
 

Leo

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I spend less time online atm, exercise regularly, spend more time reading and watching films and as a result seem to have lost the nervous energy I used to have. Everything seems dialed down and I don't experience the same feelings of sensory overload I used to.

aka, living a normal life, good to hear. it's so easy to get all riled up online, social media especially. once you lose twitter fomo, you realize 98% of the conversation is immaterial.

tbf, part of it also probably has to do with luka being on sabbatical. love the guy but he can provoke engagement (which can be good) and occasionally get people worked up. still hope he returns, though.
 
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