Category: "Off Topic"
19 out of 20 people who attempt suicide will fail.
But people who fail are 37 times more likely to succeed the second time…
At TEDYou, JD Schramm asks to break the silence surrounding suicide and suicide attempts:
I had this epiphany the other day that everything about life, and even more so: everything about about human activities is deeply based on feedback loops.
It starts with natural evolution (including sexual selection) where the evolution and shaping of the species is refined generation after generation based on positive and negative feedback loops from the environment and from peers.
Then, there is so much about human psychology and sociology where ideas and behaviors are reinforced or subdued through feedback loops.
Not to mention the global economy, markets, consumption and speculation that are massively driven by feedback loops…
So, what’s left to pure, unbiased free will? Arts? Love? Thoughts? I don’t think so. It’s pretty easy to find feedback loops in all of these too!!
This doesn’t mean that everything about today is a direct result of what happened yesterday; there are still external stimuli that enter the system at any (random) time, but still… what is the external stimulus allowing for unconditioned thoughts?
For a long time I thought my life was too interesting to be condensed in 140 character bites.
Then I got keyboard lazy... (Boy do you know how much you can actually do away from you keyboard... especially in L.A.!!! :>>)
Anyways, if you're into that kind of thing, follow me on twitter!