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Interesting attempt of trying to teach grapheme-color synaesthesia (seeing particular letters as having a particular color): have people read materials where the letters are systematically colored that way, and see if the effect carries over to writing that hasn't been colored on purpose.

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"When we see something going on that's Not Right, often we face ourselves with a false dichotomy--either do The Right Thing, confront them or call the cops or blow a whistle... or do nothing because you blew it. And doing The Right Thing can be hard if you're not sure that what you saw was wrong, or real, or any of your business." [...]

"Next time you see something that seems wrong, but 'oh my gosh maybe not really maybe I shouldn't say anything I don't know,' you don't have to go right to the cops or the boss or run into the situation with your fists up. What you do have to do--this is a goddamn order--is tell someone about it. Someone as confused and powerless as you are. Just check in. 'This seemed off to me, does it seem off to you?'

"Sometimes it isn't even about how the other person reacts. Sometimes it's just about putting it into words. You hear yourself describe the situation and you realize what you're describing.

"Sometimes it's just about taking a step, even if it

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This was encouraging in a cute way. To paraphrase: 'You can already read Latin: the software for doing so is installed in your brain. It merely has some bugs, such as the database having missing word definitions. But all you need to do is to patch those bugs, one at a time.'

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