Hello there folks! Long time no see.
As I’ve said before, I’m a sailor.
Right now I’m on my ship, and this is a test email post.If this is found successful, I will post regularly from here.
There is one caveat to posting from the ship-I have a maximum of 1000 characters, in which I have to finish my post, and I cannot post images or links. But at least something is better than nothing right?
Where am I right now?
Where people are polite-exceedingly so.
Helpful? Absolutely not.You should see the excuses they come up with!
Honest? Should I even venture while trying not to make sweeping generalisations? The people who went out in Takoradi were duped throughout-while being reassured that Ghana is a good country and a safe one too.
I don’t feel like blaming them either.A seafarer is a marked sucker.When we go ashore, landlubbers make all kinds of sweeping generalisations themselves-we drink like fish, like to throw away money,and whore around.
Its the throwing away of money part of assumption I hate.I earn my money the hard way, just like any of you.
But what I really hate are rude people, and I deal with such people in the most inefficient manner possible-by being rude to them.I think of it as an exercise to regain control of the situation…by out-ruding rude people I try to control their rudeness.But here is the problem.We think that because A causes B,whenever A happens, B happens too.We mistakenly infer causality from temporal contingency.Why? The more we believe ourselves in control, the happier we are.
The irony is that my exercise of being rude and nasty to other rude people is so that I can be happier, even without subconsciously realizing that inferring control is really an exercise on inferrring causality…even though they need not follow each other, whereas just my belief that I’m in control is enough. I need to patent an app or pill that does the same, and I’ll be a millionaire!