Under Consideration

However matters may work for our Readers, for Rhinos 98% of our conversational time is spent with ourselves, each pondering what is what, given the mental resources available.

Rhino ideas and concepts and beliefs are expressed and experienced via our ears or our noses, or both. However incomprehensible that may seem, it works for Us. Then We juggle those ideas and come up with a thought, sometimes.

All those “voices” in our heads, or wherever, each making a contribution. But that is the party line We listen to almost all the time. No point in asking if We like it; We live with it.

 

Hot Air in Action

“Nincompoop” came into usage about 1680, meaning one of defective reasoning. It may be related to the Latin phrase ‘non compos mentis’.

In common use among Rhinos, there is an added element to the meaning, namely, the Nincompoop has to be unaware of  obvious limitations, indeed most often is complacent and sure of superiority.

It’s ironic really, but not particularly endearing.

Hm-Hmm?

Just because Rhinos are worldly, does not mean We know Everything. Occasionally We will run into a plant We do not recognize.

Our Policy is to nibble a tiny corner and discover what the newcomer has to offer.

Our other Policy is to gobble it whole, figuring that Nature wouldn’t make it tempting if Rhinos were meant to pass it up.

Organized Thinking

Rhinos have many outstanding Ideas going forward in our heads, almost all the time. Unfortunately, these Ideas must compete with one another for our Undivided Attention.

Ideas do not like to wait in line for Attention; they jostle for Preferential Treatment. However, Rhinos have short attention spans, so shortly We will refocus; next it could be any Idea’s turn.

And all of this goes on while We chew. Amazing, right?!