Maybe we have not discovered our most powerful purpose, maybe it’s not just the social aspects.
Social aspects come out because we are in a stimulated environment.
Need to create stimulating environments.
Get our minds on the pathway, from that we develop our thoughts.
Pathway: mood, stimulation, interest, different perspectives, substances.
We have thought that we were best socially, but maybe we haven’t discovered our most powerful strengths.
Bryant: more factual, impulsive, if curious, will investigate and interfere with rapid fire thoughts. Know the right questions to ask.
Trevor: Ponder. if curious, sit back and observe in natural state. bring about good ideas, although can be hard to explain ideas. Quieter.
Relationship: dont fully understand one another, but that is necessary, because if we did, we could think like each other. We understand each other way more than anyone else, because we are so smart. But also, since we are so smart, we can never fully understand one another. Sometimes reach the same conclusions, but often have different perspectives, and trains of thought…kind of like we take different routes to reach the same destination. But destination is viewed differently, because we reached it differently. We kind of like build a ladder with out thoughts. Our ideas crossroads then we develop them. Bryant gathers as much information in as little time as possible efficiently. Also important information. Trevor observes, and ponders the situation and information. Bryant then sorts and presents the information for discussion. Trevor looks more at the big idea, whereas Bryant looks at the facts and is more situational.
One strength of Trevor’s is that he is able to remove himself from a situation and view it from all angles, which is perhaps why the mood does not affect him as much.
We are able to avoid obstacles such as language barrier (extremely effective barrier that prevents humans from developing their thoughts completely.)
Bryant is very good at finding the right words to explain the situation, but he does not fully express the thought, because it’s not possible. But this is good, because it stimulates Trevor and is kind of just like food for thought (generic words-we’ve been trying to avoid)
inner-improvement; and not so much a social or worldly thing.
Rubik’s cube: using it as a problem solver does not work, it is more a problem avoider. Instead of taking the time to solve the cube and forget the problem, i could solve the problem. NEED pathway and stimulation to solve the problem, but not avoidance and distractions. Rubik’s cube can be thought of as a pathway, but an inefficient one when it comes to problem solving. It kind of solves the problem, but leaves leftovers afterward.
Useful skill: being able to manipulate a language to match your thoughts. Bryant is quite good at this.
Language is A form of communication and not THE form of communication. It was just the first thing that our ancestors used to empty their thoughts and work together.
Certain words give a better feel for its action or its “true meaning” than others. Words such as “need” or “ponder” give very good descriptions of what they truly mean. Is there something behind this in our human genetics? or did something happen when we were children that made these words match our thoughts perfectly?
What humans basic form of communication is (instinct), body language. (body gestures? body movements? bodily actions?) spoken language is a part of body language. you are just manipulating your body to put out sound waves to others.
Humans are good at recognizing emotions. Genetic? Instinct? Being able to see, recognize, and categorize body language is the basis of human communication, and within that, there is intelligence. Intelligence; complex ideas; and interaction: : from those you have such things as communication, rubik’s cube, and cognitive abilities.
Bryant: There is a tier, starts out similar to a ladder, but as it gets farther down, it then branches off. Basis or top tier is Complex ideas and things and interactions, then intelligence (which can be thought of as the understanding of complex things.)
The Universe itself, in its true nature, is full of complex things and ^think about later. Intelligence is the ability to observe, gather, analyze these complex things, and recognize patterns. (Patterns: basis of intelligence is just the ability to recognize, organize, and make sense of these so-called patterns. Patterns such as human-behaviour, animal-behaviour, rubik’s cube, something as simple as counting integers, 1-2-3-5-8-13-21-34-55-89, computational thinking, abstract thinking, mathematical understanding can be compared to pattern recognition. mathematical computations can be thought of just neurons firing and making connections. 2-4-8-16-32: does this affect intelligence because i learned it earlier, was it the fact that it was self-taught? or that part of the brain is just genetically more advanced. possibly, this was a just a random development that only occurred because of my ability to ponder at such a young age. Maybe a life-changing experience put me in that mode where i just PONDER. Thinking about how the brain views, deciphers, processes, and solves mathematical problems is much more complex than the mathematical problems themselves. The brain enjoys recognizing and then confronting a problem, and so this idea is only exists because our brains like to PONDER difficult problems, that most would like to avoid. Intelligence is a genetic, yet environmentally formed tool.
Good remembering technique: using the tool to get the tool: short term memory.
How our mood affects things: happiness has allowed to focus and develop our ideas. Bryant is more affected by mood than Trevor.
Sober thought: humans have some moods or thoughts that are the same across the board. Thoughts such as wanting to go back to sleep after being awakened. Every human at that moment is thinking the same thing in the same way. Another instance would be while angry. If lost in anger, every human is essentially the same. All humans would focus and obsess over the situation or circumstance. It is hard to make these assumptions about non-humans such as chimpanzees because we do not understand their body language genetically. We may be told that if a chimpanzee smiles, it means it is fearful, but genetically we would assume that it is blissful and happy.
Trevor and Bryant clear each others delusions and cloudy thoughts. Ruts, roadblocks, obstacles, and irrational thoughts.
All words used are relative to a mental state. Do not assume that a word such as roadblock is used in its literal form. Don’t assume that the analogy is perfect, it is just the best medium and representation we can find for our thoughts at the time. Which again arouses the problem of the language barrier.
Delusion: just something that your body and mind want to make sense out of. Bryant’s delusions are affected by his mood, present life circumstance. One aspect to Bryant’s intelligence is when he gathers information, and then organizes it, he then creates an outcome, prediction, or assumption that more than likely (based off of past events) is true, or will come true. In some instances this is not possible because the delusions are not real, but if they were, it is a very likely circumstance that you envision.
Bryant’s question words would be: What? Where? When? How?…more of a factual basis.
Trevor’s question: Why?…more of a pondering, harder to answer, less assumptuous form of interrogation.
Sometimes it is very possible that the roles are reversed. Meaning that we are extremely capable of stepping into each other’s shoes and viewing things from a different perspective. Which could explain the reason why our relationship is so dynamic and effective.
One theory that could be validated: the activity that we are doing is good and healthy for our brains, like the activity 2-4-8-16-32.
Bryant thinks that it is placebo that this activity puts him in a good mood. This is possible, although another likely possibility is that he is just paranoid, which he has shown signs of in recent situations.
Note for later: REMINISCE on the activity and discuss why it was so efficient, mind-blowing, productive, and revelating.