"Magical Thinking is like putting your intellect on Novocain. Magic is what fools tie their kite to in hopes they'll catch that lift up to the heights they desire in their work. Hard work, focus and study are the ways to achieve goals. Add joy, curiosity, perseverance, and more work... there's the magic."
"Magical thinking is like a more extreme version of wishful thinking, in which there is an element of mild psychosis. It pays the salaries of astrologers and psychics. "
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.