All posts by David Keirsey

Dr. David Mark Keirsey is a scientist that is interested in how and why the world works. The first half of his professional career was as a Computer Scientist, specializing in Artificial Intelligence. Notably, he was part of a team who created the software for the first operation of an autonomous cross-country robotic vehicle. In the current latter part of his career, he has broaden his interest to include all of science, mathematics, computation, and the history and future of the world. He is working on ebooks Mathematics Itself and Existence Itself. He is working also on illustrating his father, Dr. David West Keirsey's best-selling work on Keirsey Temperament. David Mark is publishing some his father's work on what his father called Dark Escape: The Wholistic Theory of Madness.

You can never go home, again

Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

It was a comfortable, almost a Tom Sawyer existence.  It seemed to be a much simpler time. Yes, I was young.

It was the 50s.

Well, actually in this particular case, it was played in the innocent 60’s as if it was the 50’s.

He was like those wise, kind, and forgiving fathers of the 50’s.  The time of Ike, who protected and provided for us, hiding the complexities and real dangers of life from us.  TV fathers and mothers of the 50s and 60s.  Providing and Protecting.

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Friendly Fun

Admit it, you know the scene…  Meg Ryan.

Ok, another hint.

“I’ll have what she’s having”  — Ok, now you know.

That Friendly Fun.

Making fun of the foibles of human relations, was her forte.  Taking a jocular look at sensitive subjects.  Real issues.

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Do What You Love

If others can benefit from it.

Yes, she is in a league of her own:  Boys Baseball Little League.  She is the only girl in the league.

Her statistics are impeccable. In four years of pitching for Brandon Farms against all-boys teams, she compiled a perfect 37-0 record. She completed a 12-0 season with the second perfect game of her career (16 strikeouts in six innings) while striking out 127 in 60 innings. Her team was the city champion three times.  She threw her second perfect game — and predicted this one just hours before she did it.

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It’s about Time.

It has been a long time gone.

They finally have the time to try to make it work.

You know that thing called Democracy.

No, not the rhetoric  — well, the false promises…  words, words, words.  The Politician. The lies.. The grabbing of power, and holding on.  The Tyrants. Rulers.  Leaders, in name only.

Enough..

You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately … Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!  — Oliver Cromwell to the Rump Parliament.

They have gone in two countries.  Male tyrants and scoundrels.

It’s about time for their turn:  two strong and determined women.  The Challenge of Democracy.  The men have been mostly a disaster.

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The Gift

He said softly, “I don’t see the point of us meeting.”

The conversation had essentially ended at that point.  It was a complex point. An awkward social moment in time.

Very likely he wouldn’t accept a gift of million dollars.

The Riemann Zeta Function.

It was a clopen topic to him; you see, it hadn’t anything to do with Mathematics proper.

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The Prize

No, she hasn’t won it, yet.

The prize she has worked for much of her life.

No, not the Nobel Peace Prize.

She finally was able to accept that prize: Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Oslo Norway.   She was awarded the prize in 1991, but couldn’t accept personally, she wouldn’t be able to get back into Burma.

The prize she has worked for most of her life is: free speech, democracy, and peace in Burma.  However, she says that are still prisoners of conscience, and as long as there is one prisoner of conscience, despite that she has been released, one too many.

No, her work is not done.  There is no peace, free speech, and democracy in Burma — but things are progressing, slowly.

She can’t rest on her laurels.  But then Aung San Sui Kyi, the Iron Butterfly, Counselor Idealist, Diplomatic Contender, has her eyes firmly focused on the REAL PRIZE, and she will not be turned away from her impossible dream, fame or no fame.  She has no a-gati.

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Imagine

Imagine

“Be your own self. Love what YOU love.”

There is a story about him that illustrates him.

No, it isn’t one of thousands of his stories.

It is short story illustrating his enthusiasm for the future, and his celebration of the accomplishments of man.

For he was “himself” and he loved what he loved, until the day he died.

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They’re Nuts

We have Armageddon.

Want to make money?

Yes?!

No, I have yet to meet personally an individual who wants to make money.

Everybody that I know, wants to spend money — admit it, you do too.  Making money is work.

Well — he will demonstrate how to make money —  If you watch and listen, and learn.

He loves making money — it’s fun for him: it’s a way of keeping score.  Who is a winner?

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