It’s been a year of lots of changes and making a living is getting harder. Maybe it’s time to stop trying to make a living and try to make a life instead. To understand this the first step is to examine what it is we are trying to make, when we say make a living, or for that matter what is living?

If I have learned anything it is that; most people would rather die than change. Many are. Rather than observe the simple rules of hygiene you learned in kindergarten. They rather die and kill others. A perfect cap…


Preface

My daughter asked me this question once and I told her when she was older and understood what will really is to ask me again sometime. I wrote down my answer so one day when she asked me again I could remember it. I came across the entry in my journal. I decided to commit it to the permanency of free data economy. May be it can help someone.

What is free will?

The term free will is about control over one’s action. It addresses more the idea of self-determination. Of course, every question has a context. We are…


Human beings believe what they want to believe whether it is true or not is irrelevant. If you want to truly understand human behavior you must ask the question why do they want to believe a thing? We are strangers to reality because we dwell in dream and in dream, hope to become. The world of the human organism is a narrative. Reality is something that is foreign to us. When confronted with reality we are often surprised, shocked and even enter a state of disbelief as if believing something would make it true or not. …


Chapter 10: The Prize

You won’t get Uncommon Sense from a book or learn it in a weekend. All this form of communication can do is give you information. Information is not knowledge. To turn information into knowledge you have to put the information to use. Even gathering information is not enough to form an understanding. There are obstacles to your understanding and you have to remove those obstacles first. Removing those obstacles to your understanding is what this process is about. …


Chapter 9 The road back

There are no extraordinary people. There are just ordinary people who do extraordinary things because they know something others don’t. There is a difference that makes a difference among people. Some people seem to have it. Others don’t. Some people just can’t, no matter how hard they try. George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “Some people see things as they are and ask why. Some see things that never were and ask why not.”. There are some things we ought to know, but we don’t; Common sense ideas that are so profoundly invaluable to our lives…


Chapter 7 & 8 Seize the Sword to be resurrected.

Uncommon sense is the result of a deeply personal search for truth. This journey is not without but within. To take this journey requires courage because what you are going to come face to face with, is more powerful than you could have ever imagined: you. It’s you against you. The search for truth is journey to answer a very basic question “who am I”.

In order to truly cultivate an Uncommon Sense we have to do the one thing that we may have spent our entire lives trying not…


Chapter 6 : The Secret of the Gods

Let us recap where we are. We have identified that common sense is a sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts. We have seen that judgement based on a simple perception is anything but sound and it is certainly not prudent. What we need to cultivate is an uncommon sense. Uncommon Sense is a sense of things based on a more in-depth perception of that which is common to our experience.

We also realized that what is probably most common to our experience is the…


Chapter 5: The Question is how

Probably the single most significant obstacle to a more in-depth perception of that which is common to your experience is asking the right questions. Common sense is that everything is “caused” by something. The philosophical concept is called causation. Causality is implicit in the logical structure of the English language because that is the model of the universe that our ancestors had. Implicitly we think if x is an event, then y is the cause. It logically follows, then to understand x, we need to find the y, and therefore we formulate our inquiry…


Chapter 4: The Problem of Choice

# Uncommon Sense
Chapter 4

Uncommon Sense is an uncommon sense of things, a more in-depth perception of that which is common to your experience. What is probably most common to your experience is the problem of choice.

We live in a world where there are lots of choices. You have so many choices that you become paralyzed on what to do. It also seems that no matter what you do you make the wrong choice, and it leads to dissatisfaction. You have an abundance of options; therefore, without a clear preference on what…


Uncommon Sense

Chapter 3 The Call to the Adventure
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Before you start down this path you need to understand the place the journey of self discovery has in your life. All living things possess an instinct to evolve. However only a few ever respond to that instinct. The most important thing you need to accept about this is that It’s OK not to. It doesn’t make you bad or weak or any such thing. Evolution is a drive and for those for whom it is insatiable are the ones who answer the call. Let me say this again evolution…

Dhryl Anton

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