11 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2020
    1. Although working together towards a common goal tends to cause an increased feeling of agency, the inflation of control could have many unforeseen consequences.
    2. Thinkers have only just begun to empirically explore the many factors that cause a person to feel as though they are in control
  2. Apr 2020
    1. Of course, just because your users want a copy of their data doesn't necessarily mean that they're abandoning your product. Many users just feel safer having a local copy of their data as a backup.
    1. “By using a mask, even if it doesn’t do a lot, it moves the locus of control to you, away from the virus. It gives the individual a greater sense of control in this otherwise not-controlled situation.”
  3. Mar 2019
  4. Sep 2017
    1. Vanessa told the judges about her Guatemalan birth mother's struggles to help her with her disabilities and about how much adoption changed her life for the better.

      That's so amazing! I feel so happy for her because her life is so much better now than it probably could have been in Guatemala.

  5. Nov 2015
    1. To cease upon the midnight with no pain

      As to not give up life in some way, but to experience something free of mortal pains through death. Speculative of course.

    2. with the breezes blown

      More tangible feeling imagery then before, everyone will know what a breeze would feel like.

    3. dull brain perplexes and retards
    4. Where palsy shakes a few

      Palsy, n. - 1. a. Paralysis or paresis (weakness) of all or part of the body, sometimes with tremor; an instance of this. In earlier use, freq. with the. Now chiefly with distinguishing word.

      A sign of aging, another numbness to pain reference.

      "palsy, n.1 and adj.1." OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2015. Web. 18 November 2015.

    5. drowsy numbness pains

      Would this be considered a contradiction? Feeling numb but somehow a pain? Perhaps its an emotional pain to a physical numbness.