sleep/ dream/ coma
No critical thinking, no control of the mind.
(Lucid Dream)---->(possible conscious direction)
No critical thinking, no particular attention or engagement.
(Could apply to one’s state of mind during purely physical activities.)
“Critical Observation” --
“I am focused on...” “I am attentive to...” THIS, not that.
Person connects to ONE SUBJECT.
PROCESS: selection between alternatives/ person freely develops & uses a learned method of making choices
“sorting and packaging”
Memorization that leads to mastering the “right answer”
Problem Solving (involving multiple steps, phases, layers, considerations)
Person is connecting MULTIPLE SUBJECTS.
SELF/PERSONAL: Imagination, Creativity
(Hypnosis--using one’s conscious or hypnagogic state to affect one’s behavior)
Gladwell’s Blink-- Using our Intuition
Attuned to Personal Choice + Reflection
Discovering a Passion, following a Pleasure, feeling a particular path of learning as one’s “Second Nature”
Repeated Experimentation, Contribution(s) to One’s Field
Person’s PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE affects our GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (the broadest possible personal connection).
GENIUS -- “the full use of your powers, along lines of excellence” --John F. Kennedy, quoting “the Greeks’ definition of happiness.”