A hypothesis on your grandfathers and grandmothers, your parents and cousins, you

Thursday, 11 June 2009

This is a thought experiment. Get a pad and pen if they’re handy.

What do you see in this man’s pleasant smile? Do you ever think about what makes people happy? From where they derive enjoyment and satisfaction?

Really look into that man’s face. He could be the great-grandfather or great-uncle of most any reader here. What do you see in his face? What is the context? Try. Try to think about it. Write down your ideas and observations if you’re inclined. It will be good to re-read them in a minute. Don’t rush. Put yourself there. Give it a minute.

When you’re done, after you’ve imagined and written as much as you can, click on it to see how your perception and insight matched the reality. A friend wouldn’t try to stop you from seeing that.

The face of the devil

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