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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cool Thoughts, Hot Thoughts

You are programming your mind, day in and day out, whether or not you realize it. The thoughts you CHOOSE to think powerfully affect the emotions you feel, the moods you experience. While we may not be able to control the thoughts that come to mind, you can certainly control the thoughts that STAY in […]

The Fallacy of Reductio ad Absurdum

Reductio ad absurdum is Latin for “reduction to absurdity” and refers to a common form of argument whereby something logical is carried to a ridiculous extreme in an attempt to undermine its correct application. Example: Clean entry mats for our clubhouses and apartment leasing offices are a hot button for The Collier Companies. Crisp and […]

Motivated Ignorance

Motivated ignorance is when we just don’t want to know certain facts, oftentimes because we do not want to face certain situations or deal with certain realities. Motivated ignorance differs slightly from motivated inference, which is when people’s objectives or pre-existing beliefs twist the conclusions they reach. With motivated ignorance, the desire is to avoid […]

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