Is doublethink actually possible?

Tuesday 27 June 2017, 8.00pm HKT


IS doublethink as portrayed in George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty Four” actually possible?

You and I and everybody else practise doublethink every day without noticing.

In everyday life, we call it compartmentalisation.

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Compulsive daydreaming made me a total failure

Friday 4 September 2015, 12.01am HKT

Letters to the Editor


Question of the week goes to a girl whose daydreaming has taken over her real life:—

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Make up your mind before changing it

Friday 15 November 2013, 9.30am HKT

art Dan Mcpharlin Making Up A Changing Mind

If you were to need someone for an important task, don’t use a person who needs to have his or her mind changed:—

“I don’t like to change his mind. He might change his mind once too often.”

— Major Adbury, in “The Safecracker” (1958)

Equally, you probably don’t want a person who won’t change his mind. A person who won’t change his mind and won’t change the subject is, by definition, a fanatic.

Image: A 2010 E.P. cover artwork by Australian artist/designer Dan McPharlin for American electronic musician/artist Pretty Lights (a.k.a. Derek Vincent Smith). (Via



© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2013. (B13378)

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