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Fighting Competently: Anticipation, And Remember It's In His Eyes Identification Number: 465 Preview: As for guessing from the eyes of your opponent what happens next, indeed you can do that - and with an amazing degree of precision. Though I agree that one needs to have a considerable experience. But when you say that when fighting you cannot fathom what's coming by looking into the eyes of your opponent because fighting is not "falling in love", I think that you may have misunderstood me. I wasn't saying that it's in his kiss - I said in his eyes. I am not fantasizing, and I am not staring into the eyes of my opponent because i find him handsome... I do that because I can know with precision that whatever he is trying to conceal, it is going to be leaked and betrayed right there. It has once been written that «nothing is more obvious in a man than what he tries to conceal»: whatever he may be trying to conceal is gonna be released exactly from his eyes. Unfortunately, that is a somewhat "esoteric" knowledge that you won't retain after your initiation: if you quit fighting (w... read more: click here Author: A Visitors: 448 Tagged by its author as: Advice: Martial Arts and Self Defense List topics of this author only (448) : click hereThis author also has: a Blog La Musa Segreta: Superiorità Onnipervasiva Della Boxe Identification Number: 464 Preview: A Muhammad Ali, l' astronauta della boxe====«Il Kilimanjaro è una montagna dalla cima innevata. E' alto 19.710 piedi ed è noto per essere la montagna più alta dell' Africa. La sua vetta occidentale è chiamata dai Masai "Ngaje Ngai", la Casa Degli Dei. Vicino alla vetta occidentale c'è la carcassa congelata e rinsecchita di un leopardo. Nessuno ha saputo spiegare cosa potesse essere mai andato a cercare un leopardo ad una simile altitudine.» (Ernest Hemingway, Le Nevi Del Kilimanjaro)[I Sottintesi Della Boxe] Gli sport sono di due tipi: ci sono gli sport, e poi c'è la boxe. Lontana, ed in cima alla vetta. Come disse George Foreman: La boxe è lo sport cui tutti gli altri sport aspirano. Ed ha ragione. Se l'obbiettivo dello sport è dimostrare la idoneità dell' essere umano a vincere ostaco... read more: click here Author: A Visitors: 1,263 Tagged by its author as: Sport Activities and Apparels List topics of this author only (448) : click hereThis author also has: a Blog Ha Senso Il Doping Sportivo? Effetto Matteo Nello Sport E Business Sportivo Identification Number: 463 Preview: C'è una soluzione alternativa al doping? C'è. Anzichè fare gare fra chi si dopa meglio (vince chi ha l'analista chimico migliore e non le migliori gambe: stiamo gareggiando non più fra atleti, ma fra centri farmacologici), facciamo le gare tutte fra atleti naturali abbassando piuttosto la soglia delle aspettative in termini di record. Ma il vero problema di queste cose è che ogni sport movimenta un business tanto di spettatori e diritti televisivi quanto di scommesse, per cui si cerca di dare in pasto al pubblico quanti più spettacoli possibile. Se si ricorre sempre agli stessi atleti per sfornare il numero di spettacoli crescente che la logica del profitto crescente impone, questi atleti possono sentirsi costretti (spesso per emulazione, o per non farsi sopraffare da chi si avvale di un vantaggio non derivato dagli allenamenti) a doparsi per reggere una frequenza di gare (cioè di show business e scommesse) massacrante. Creiamo dunque dei regolamenti c... read more: click here Author: A Visitors: 1,466 Tagged by its author as: Sport Activities and Apparels List topics of this author only (448) : click hereThis author also has: a Blog The Musicians Within The Music Box And Other Hereafter Stories Identification Number: 462 Preview: [The Musicians Within The Music Box] «Either heaven objectively exists or it does not» Well, not really so: it may exist, but... subjectively. It is a common misunderstanding to apply to heaven (I prefer the term afterlife) the category of objectivity. Currently there is simply no way to determine in any scientific fashion wether an afterlife exists: so I am fine if you say it doesn't. Even the term afterlife rings heinous to a few, but the fact is: we sorely lack a better term. So we must grin and bear the fact that by the inadequate term "afterlife" we may be nonetheless dealing with a potential scientific paradigm whose contours we are still unable to define and comprehend properly. And the reason we miss a better term is that we miss something even more substantial than words: we miss the right metaphor, upon which the right words can thrive and be ultimately and convincingly established. We need an amphibious metaphor that may ignit... read more: click here Author: A Visitors: 2,725 Tagged by its author as: Religion Esoterica and Spirituality List topics of this author only (448) : click hereThis author also has: a Blog Freud And Jung In A Nutshell: Three Or So Shots At Psychoanalysis For Dummies Identification Number: 461 Preview: [Sigmund Freud In A Nutshell] You say that you want to be extremely rational because you have a «visceral hate» for your father, who was religious and therefore «irrational and harmful to me»; eventually you add that you want to make this visceral hate coexist with your rationality because you feel that the former feeds and fuels the latter, and consequently you deem this a form of cooperation. I am glad that you see that it fuels. In fact, it is exactly what it does. Some have even given to it a name: pulsion. Although it fuels disguised enmity, rather than candid cooperation. Now, the problem with pulsions is that they do not act like an impersonal fuel. They do more than merely supporting another system whatever in a purely functional manner. They may corrode and compromise the fueled target, and turn it into their puppet. Like a remote control, you know. This, particularly becasue they keep springing from ... read more: click here Author: A Visitors: 4,189 Tagged by its author as: Psychology List topics of this author only (448) : click hereThis author also has: a Blog Division The Math Of Gods: Ambiguities Of Antanairesis And New Math Operations Identification Number: 460 Preview: 3*2 *** *** 2*3 ** ** ** The two expressions are not really equivalent, though we may be used to deem them such: the former may mean we distribute 3 by 2 dimensions. The latter we distribute 2 by 3 dimensions. Division (related to the Greek antanairesis and its various spells) means once again to distribute a number N of items along as many Dimensions as number D prescribes: N\D The operation has the same intention of a multiplication, but is more ambiguous. N/D does that mean (1) overall/items=dimensions to allocate or (2) overall/dimensions to allocate=items? These operations are implicitly creating dimensions to allocate. At this point, if you see the thing in this perspective, you can envision dozens of new mathematical operations (of which the "standard" division and multiplication are just one instance, I have no idea whatsoever why the one preferred), dep... read more: click here Author: A Visitors: 4,491 Tagged by its author as: Methematics List topics of this author only (448) : click hereThis author also has: a Blog The Meaning Of Cruelty Identification Number: 459 Preview: Originally Posted by *** «As cruelty is part of life, why does it matter if people are cruel?» Uhmmm cruelty is not part of life, for it is rather an interpretation (ours) of life and of some acts performed within it: trivial case, you see the lion devouring the gazelle, and you label it "cruel". However this is a consideration that you cannot extend in order to lend it to human cruelty and justify man-made cruelty by its agency, proclaiming cruelty a tendency necessarily or fatally ingrained in all natural beings inasmuch as also the lion, that is an instance of Nature as much as we are, was supposedly acting "cruel". Which is what is normally done in order to "justify" cruelty. Why can't you? Because, as said, cruelty is an interpretation, not a fact: a quintessentially human intellection that unambiguously exists on its own right, and that only at a second moment, once it has been mentally processed and it has ... read more: click here Author: A Visitors: 4,913 Tagged by its author as: Philosophy Reviews List topics of this author only (448) : click hereThis author also has: a Blog Dÿanèra Ad Eleusi: La Folgorazione Ontologica: Il Pensare Sistematico E Non Identification Number: 458 Preview: «Si potrebbe dire che ciò che differenzia la filosofia antica dalla filosofia moderna sia il fatto che, nella filosofia antica, non siano soltanto Crisippo ed Epicuro a essere considerati filosofi, poichè hanno sviluppato un discorso filosofico, ma sia considerato tale ogni uomo che viva secondo i precetti di Crisippo o di Epicuro.» (Pierre Hadot) «Liberazione al solo udire» (Bardo Thos Grol) La asistematicità nel pensiero, ovvero la apparente inidoneità a perseguire una trattazione od una dimostrazione in maniera tanto esaustiva quanto logicamente inappuntabile e rigorosa, viene di solito addebitata ad una deficienza nel pensatore. In realtà simile imputazione cela, inavvertito, un pregiudizio assiologico: e cioè quello di colui che, denunciata la presunta asistematicit... read more: click here Author: A Visitors: 5,650 Tagged by its author as: Philosophy Reviews List topics of this author only (448) : click hereThis author also has: a Blog Creative Writing: How To Write A Novel. Best Tips From The Bester Professionals Identification Number: 457 Preview: [On The Writer's Block: Whether It Exists and On How To Overcome It With The Right Inspirational & Unforgettable Moments] The writer's block is a wonderful invention: you may have never written one single line before in your life, and yet sit down in front of a sheet and, having no idea whatsoever, you may just say you've got the notorious writer's block - already. What's better to begin with? When, then, over time you become more accomplished a writer (that is, you're quite comfortable with putting on paper whatever comes to your mind being utterly persuaded that's the best thing soon after sliced bread), you may find out that you have run out of litter and, staring at the white sheet once again, rename it the garbage collector's block. As a matter of fact, writing is all about how you deal with the writter's block: in fact, if you even think that it exists, you better write nothing at all. However, if you think that it doesn't, and you keep outpouring with written texts spring... read more: click here Author: A Visitors: 7,538 Tagged by its author as: Humor and Jokes List topics of this author only (448) : click hereThis author also has: a Blog Newsreel Pseudo Intel: The Middle East Approaching The New 20s Identification Number: 456 Preview: With regard to the venerable "hindsight" theme, it should be reminded what Condoleeza Rice once said, while serving as head of the Foreign Office: that military intervention was going to become a constant fixture of the geopolitical landscape in the coming decades. As a matter of fact, with the "hindsight" of Libya too, Rice's remark finds bipartisan corroboration - as if to signify ... read more: click here Author: A Visitors: 7,485 Tagged by its author as: News Digests and Press Reviews List topics of this author only (448) : click hereThis author also has: a Blog