Thanks to Mom and Dad from Togo

Thanks to Mom and Dad from Togo
Lome, Togo West Africa
Friday, June 15, 2007

I am the sum total of my personal history.

Determinism is the philosophical proposition that every event, including human cognition and behavior, decision and action, is causally determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences. Determinism may also be defined as the thesis that there is at any instant exactly one physically possible future.
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Any way I do the math, my parents contributed at least 18 years of the essential pathway to making my brain, this is the big lump of influence.

Thanks Mom and Dad, for doing good work, I am grateful.

I had this interesting dinner last night with a few influential people from Togo who speak English well, maybe a who’s who in the English Language world of Togo.

There was talk about walking down the beach in Lome, Togo, and wow, what a reaction from the group as I think I said,
- I walk down the beach. -
YOU walk down the beach! Like somehow a person should never walk down the beach in Lome, Togo.

I would say from the Ghana Border at the water or coast, to about 10 blocks inland to about the Palm Beach Hotel is my territory of muse walking wondering and wander. I would say I know this area well, however for sure I am the only white man walking around in the area, maybe though I have discovered one Swiss French person who owns a house and I am being to understand who he is and what he does is semi-amazing.

Ok, so why thank Mom and Dad? I am able to walk the world safely because of my brain is made by Mom and Dad, the tag says,
- Made in America -
- Manufactured by Mom and Dad -

DANGER - Some of my assumptions:
- Danger is cannot be avoided.
- To separate real danger from perceived danger is difficult.
- To not be robbed, mugged, and killed is a proof of people’s ability to avoid danger. -

Robbery is not one of my big problems, I am not robbed enough to be a statistical problem in my travels. I have 10 years under my belt of wondering around and no good story to tell about being robbed, two small ones, I have lost I think 60 US dollars to robbery and this was done by an Italian and Spanish man, never from a local in a country. For me, the European have robbed me more than the locals, the locals have done a poor job at robbing me, I trusted the Europeans a little more and they robbed me, this was my fallacy.

So thanks Mom and Dad, the makers of my mind, you did a good job, something in my brain works very well, I am able to make good decisions.

Thanks to Mom and Dad from Togo


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