Category: Thinking

Cat on High Place

High Place Phenomenon: The Urge to Jump Is Not A Wish To Die

The breeze drew me to the windows, and seconds later, my mind threw me out of it. Or so I thought—I visualized the jump and subsequent plunge. My heart skipped a beat and my body recoiled immediately. Was I thinking of suicide? Not necessarily. Jennifer Hames and her colleagues (2012)...

Charles Cooley Sociology Quote - I Am What I Think You Think I Am

Cooley Quotes: I Am What I Think You Think I Am

“I am not what I think I am, and I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.” – Charles Cooley The eloquence of this quote struck me the moment I chanced upon it on Facebook. Quotes, by the necessity of their...

Dissociation from Sociology and SEO

Sociology & SEO: Dissociating from Alternative Worlds

Over the past 6 or 9 months, I have vacillated over how to take SmartCasualSG forward. Some changes are visible: my domain is now self-hosted, my front-end layout has changed, and so have my pen name. Having overcome my dread of going public, I started a Facebook page—with even more...

Socio Empath on Facebook

10 Most Thoughtful But Less Popular Singapore Blogs

What would you do to find the best content that people in Singapore blog? You’d likely Google top Singapore blogs. Yet like all search engines, Google is powered by algorithms which use quantity as indicative to quality. The first result was a Top 50 list from ASEAN Up, which analyzed...

A Sociological Empath

Can You Be Intelligent Without Conscious Command of Knowledge?

With education, I’m on the progressive train. By progressive, I mean that assessments should ideally be continual, rather than compressed into the be-all and end-all of the Final Exam. It is perhaps the popular stance to take, unless Tiger Mums are your thing. The delight, then, when I realized I’ll...

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