What is the locus of change?

Dave Snowden

A storm could well pluck you of the soil if you are not well rooted or force you to bend to the wind, a habit that can be permanently crippling. Well, there is a clue in the basic complexity principle that connections matter more than things.

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Questioning 'one in four'

Mind Hacks

The issue of how many people have or will have a mental illness raises two complex issues: how we define an illness and how we count them. The idea of a personal change 'causing a problem' is also influenced by culture as it relies on what we value as part of a fulfilling life. The '1 in 4' figures seems to have been mostly plucked out of the air.

Questionning 'one in four'

Mind Hacks

The issue of how many people have or will have a mental illness raises two complex issues: how we define an illness and how we count them. The idea of a personal change 'causing a problem' is also influenced by culture as it relies on what we value as part of a fulfilling life. The '1 in 4' figures seems to have been mostly plucked out of the air.