October 17, 2006 @ 4:15 pm by sean
What is North Korea trying to prove?
They have no more allies if they go to war
why are they so bellicose?
(I just learned that word today)
How do we respond to all the bellicose people around the world?
It is like a bunch of children just out to get eachother. Get revenge. Get even. Get what they want.
What do we do?
Let them kill eachother?
There is so much war going on right now, it seems like it only gets worse.
Issues do not get solved, they are just superseded by something more urgent.
The US and various allies are at war with terror (regimes in Iraq and Afghanistan)
Iraqi Shias and Sunnis are in a civil war.
The US is still concerned about Iran and their nuclear weapons.
The whole world is about to be at war with North Korea.
Israel and Palestine are fighting.
Israel and Lebanon are still not on good terms.
Factions in Thailand are killing eachother.
Factions in Sri Lanka are killing eachoter.
Sudan and the Dafur region are fighting.
Rwanda, Burundi, The Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda are all fighting.
Ethiopia will not pull forces out of Eritrea.
Georgia and Russia are pissed and secretly killing eachother.
The effects of the war in Chechnya are not over.
That is just what I could think of with little effort. I am sure I missed some, and probably some obvious ones.
What do we do about it?
Has it always been this bad and we are just now realizing it?
Is it just easier to find out about it?
Darkness can only exist by a lack of light.
There is a lack of color here.
“Why do people make errors? That is a nonsensical question. Human error is an entirely invented term. In the real world, we don’t err. We approximate. Language and motor skills are wonderful at adapting to changes, to getting closer and closer to the desired outcome. Do we err when we walk along a weaving path? Of course not – That is how people walk. It is only when engineers and designers require us to walk in straight lines that we call the behavior erroneous – so too with almost every place where people err.”
Don Norman, a usability expert said that in an interview responding to the question of how he became a usability expert. He is trying to change what egineers and designers do to take away the amount of significant user error.
I think ‘errors’ and ‘mistakes’ are synonymous, maybe even failure? and ‘mistakes’ is a more commonly used term, especially in casual academics and life in general I suppose. Professor Colpitts emphasized not being afraid to make mistakes when working on assignments.
That is hard to let go of.
I want to be perfect.
Perfection is the sensible straight path I think I am supposed to follow
but I am not sure to what extent that is the path God wants me to follow.
Psalm 5:8 – make straight your way before me
Proverbs 2:12-14 – 12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil
Proverbs 3:6 –
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight
Proverbs 4:11 –
I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths
Proverbs 11:5 –
The righteousness of the blameless makes a straight way for them
Proverbs 15:21 – olly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.
2 Peter 2:15 –
They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness.