Hi, I’m Dan Pouliot. You may remember me from such tweets as, “It was just a joke” and such personalized DMs as, “Hello. How are you?” Hey #WritingCommunity lurker. Do you want more followers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do I have an opportunity for you? Hang on. (clears throat) Do… Continue reading #WritingCommunityOnlineMeetup Moderator’s Guide
To be fluent in a language means not only that you can understand it, but that you can speak it competently. Competency in the language does not necessarily make it your first language. It may be your second, or third. Your first language is your dominant one. Reason can be thought of like a language,… Continue reading Reason and the ability to use it are two separate skills
Water is vital, essential, and wonderful. When not treated with proper respect, water can kill you. So is water healthy or is it toxic?
“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson We could leave it there and be done, or we could parse that out a bit more. Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris and Brett Weinstein discussed the idea of a metaphorical truth. They defined it as a notion that is literally false but conveys benefits to the… Continue reading When Fiction is Truer than Non-Fiction
Here’s a thought experiment about angels…
Those nasty negative emotions. If only we could just do away with them, right? But they have value, and they show up more in creative (right-brained) thinkers. Here’s why they are both valuable and in larger quantity in creative types, according to Jordan Peterson: