First two sentences are gold. Rest starts to fall downhill fast. “exist only in your own head” “self-afflicted” “own choices” I mean there’s certainly some truth to that but you’re talking at the level you hear from Neurolinguistic programming folks, Tony Robbins, “Think yourself rich” folks. They’re not talking reality.

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Looking at a course I’d never heard of before: Liberal Arts Mathematics (MGF 1106). Very interesting concept. I used Google BARD to tell me the history of it and it did: —- The history of MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Mathematics courses can be traced back to the early 2000s, when community colleges in Florida began to develop new mathematics courses that were designed to be more accessible and relevant to students who were not majoring in STEM fields. These courses were typically called “Liberal Arts Mathematics” or “Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students.” One of the first community colleges to develop a Liberal Arts Mathematics course was Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ). In 2004, FSCJ launched its MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Mathematics course. This course was designed to meet the needs of students who were majoring in fields such as the humanities, social sciences, and business. The course covered a variety of topics, including sets, logic, counting methods, probability, descriptive statistics, number theory, linear programming, and geometries. Other community colleges in Florida soon followed suit, and by the mid-2000s, Liberal Arts Mathematics courses were being offered at many community colleges across the state. In 2007, the Florida College System adopted a statewide general education core curriculum, which included a requirement for one course in mathematics. Liberal Arts Mathematics courses were designated as meeting this requirement. Today, MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Mathematics courses are offered at many community colleges across the United States. These courses are designed to give students a broad overview of mathematical concepts and to help them develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The history of MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Mathematics courses is a reflection of the changing needs of students and the increasing emphasis on quantitative literacy in today’s society. Liberal Arts Mathematics courses are designed to help students develop the mathematical skills they need to succeed in their academic and professional lives.

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Marnen Laibow-Koser I’ve always been an oddball in that way I learn to program in basic in elementary school taught myself at home when I was first introduced to pre-algebra, in my mind I turned them into little basic programs which nowadays would called pseudo-code This worked very well for me until I hit calculus which I did miserably on I suspect I proceduralize things because of the motor system’s involvement. Music and piano came easily to me as a kid and so mathematics and programming was just another kind of time-based morphing patterns even the smallest of musical ideas is temporal so that’s probably my bias and crutch I don’t have any problem with functions. certain things seem just “instant”. but if I have to puzzle it out in my mind, that’s temporal in nature

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I am amazed at the code-generating/running GPT4. I fed it some large knowledge graphs I’d created in September 2021 and I had it create hybrid concepts where nodes intersected and THEN asked it to create MAXIMALLY chained hybrids, of which this HUGE one popped on, which means these are all connected concepts _somehow_. Now I can try to find out how.

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Creating a Personalized Framework for Kenneth Udut Step 1: Identify Key Characteristics Values: Understanding, knowledge, creativity, compassion, environment, community. Interests: Neuroscience, programming, linguistics, tech, reading, connecting people, sharing knowledge. Traits: Intellectual curiosity, adaptability, ethics, empathy, introspection. Step 2: Define Specific Goals or Needs What specific areas do you want this framework to assist with? (e.g., decision-making, emotional understanding, creativity) What challenges or obstacles are you facing that this framework might help overcome? Step 3: Develop Guidelines or Principles Based on your values, interests, and traits, what guiding principles or rules can be established? How can these principles be applied to the specific goals or needs identified in Step 2? Step 4: Create Algorithms or Processes Can specific algorithms or step-by-step processes be developed to guide actions or decisions in alignment with the principles? How can these algorithms be tested and refined to ensure they reflect your unique way of thinking and behaving? Step 5: Implement and Reflect How will you implement this framework in your daily life or specific situations? What mechanisms will you use to reflect on its effectiveness and make necessary adjustments? Step 6: Consider Ethical and Practical Limitations What are the limitations of this framework, and how will you ensure that it’s used responsibly and ethically? How will you balance the insights from this framework with human intuition, empathy, and relationships?

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