anyway, that really went wayyyy off track. i should just starting blogs more often with no plan, and see what happens. this time i had a vague plan, and came across this thing called the Forer Effect. i can't remember where i got that inspiration from, or reference. i assume it was somethign i'd read or heard that i'd googled. or possibly i'm ripping off someone else's blog. if so, sorry, but then the number of ppl that read this arent' exactly warranting of any sort of concern. so, like, i guess Wikipedia is the best place for this and they say intriguing stuff like this, which i repeat for no good reason, other than slight ease and the making of this post look longer:
The Forer effect (also called personal validation fallacy or the Barnum effect after P. T. Barnum) is the observation that individuals will give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically for them, but are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people. The colloquial phrase that could best be applied to describe this phenomenon to the layman is the so-called Self-fufilling prophecy. The Forer effect can provide a partial explanation for the widespread acceptance of some pseudosciences such as astrology and fortune telling, as well as many types of personality tests.
and i think there's something in that for all of us.