April 22nd, 2019

#17th Notch In This Online Journal/The Growing Poor

jrf8886 Life is challenging especially for the poor when it comes to their economic survival. Their population is growing. Opportunities for them to find employment where they can sustain themselves, their families and contribute to the collective community is frustrating to say the least. Our economy is becoming more and more unequal. Many have given up searching for sustainable employment since in their day to day pursuit, nothing can be found. That is a hard assault on their wellbeing. Is this nation prepared for these difficulties? Take a tour through the public assistence offices and see all those tired, miserable people waiting and waiting and waiting for help. Some of the families with children try to hold it together as their children become restless. Depicting myself sitting there, if I am fortunate to get a seat amongst the many seeking help (there were times when I had to bring my own folding chair), my imagination forms a stressed and embittered person. I am sure many waiting there felt the same way. These are the times when change is needed.
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Please keep these things in mind, as this series progresses...

For a Psychology Statistics class, I oversaw a small group of other student experimenters. I devised an experiment which extended the idea this concept: When you leave a room, you sometimes forget what you were thinking. This is [partly] because the visual cues from the room are now gone. Normally, we associate, in our minds, our thoughts with the context surrounding us. In our mind is a map of our environment, onto, or within which, our trains of thought are drawn. Replace one map with another, and there is cognitive dissonance, which can block some memories from retrieval. (This probably applies more to active memory recall or selection, as opposed to recognition). CONTEXT IS KEY.

[Notes: This is, of course, not an absolute changer of cognition, because there are other cues, contexts, and dynamics going on. For example, there are external auditory, tactile, etc., cues at play, as there are also internal cues, like stress level, etc. My experiment was a success, btw, and was taken up by the professor, who printed it up in a journal, giving me no credit. Because, he went into another room to me. ("Livin' in another world to you.")]

Context is key. In mind. In crime. And even in authority.

But, most of all, in time.