- Producer27/10/2016Protection through Right Action Part 6Negotiate all conflict and give warning to appropriate parties when it is seen by your eyes.Unless one serves in the function of protecting the populace from harm as a matter of civic duty and position in the community recognized by the community,...
- Producer27/10/2016Think Positively About StressAre you worried that your high stress level is bad for your performance, your relationships, and your health? It turns out that believing stress has a negative impact might be the worst part. New studies show that your mindset is the most important...
- 26/10/2016The Movie Whore Number all time favorite film Star Trek: The Motion Picturethemoviewhoreresurrected.wordpress.com Here’s why. In my mind even as a child to me science fiction was about exploring the possibilities of who we could become if we got our shit together and evolved in our thinking. This is why...
Comments27/10/2016 #9 Max Carter#8 if you really cared more about me than yourself you would have asked questions as tro why use such a name instead of making it all about you and your distaste for it;.
At what point did it even cross your mind to comment about the ideas expressed in the piece if ever?
What I am getting here is that your comment was a selfish act to make yourself heard because you don't like the word whore.
You don't care that there are people in the film industry who actually love the name and it is the name that made them take notice and want to know more about me.
Instead you are more concerned with your own feeling about having to see a word and making sure we all know it.
How is this grown up mature behavior?
Please remember I do have background in behavioral psychology and do choose my words very carefully.27/10/2016 #6 Charles David UpchurchRather than argue, I will quote my original comment, then point out a couple of things that you seem to have missed.
"The article was okay, @Max Carter, but I could not tell who it was that wrote it. I see someone using the moniker of TMW, but I really don't like the term "whore" because it either refers to selling oneself or, just as bad, selling one's integrity. That's just me, Max, and nothing against you, personally."
If "I could not tell who it was that wrote it, how could any part of my comment on your article be a personal attack? Besides, "the article was okay" is not exactly a scathing criticism.
When I wrote that "I really don't like the term "whore" because it either refers to selling oneself or, just as bad, selling one's integrity"... i totally owned my point of view. "That's just me."
I did not judge or disapprove of you. I simply stated that I disliked the use of the word "whore, and I explained why. It was totally your own choice to identify yourself as the person who used that word.27/10/2016 #5 Max Carter#4 What's the point of giving feedback if you do not intend it to be personal?
Saying "I don't mean this personally" is saying "I know this is extremely judgmental of me to say but I am going to say it anyway."
Or to i didn't tale it at all because you had no idea what you were giving feedback on or who you were giving it too or the history behind the name The Movie Whore.
Instead of probing you judged and made it known how you felt about it as if somehow that would have any relevance to me or anyone else.
Everything about your comment was personal and please feel free to this critique and feedback personally as it is intended to be because of we never take it personally we never grow or make changes within to keep ourselves from doing things that find us in embarrassing situations such as this.
As a Shaman I am always happy to provide and insightful educational moment.
Really what it comes down to is why was it so important to you personally to even make the comment to begin with?
That's where growth happens in asking why.and then being honest in answering the question not for image sake but for the sake of personal growth.26/10/2016 #1 Charles David UpchurchThe article was okay, @Max Carter, but I could not tell who it was that wrote it. I see someone using the moniker of TMW, but I really don't like the term "whore" because it either refers to selling oneself or, just as bad, selling one's integrity. That's just me, Max, and nothing against you, personally.
- Producer25/10/2016Protection through Right Action Part 4What could go right?The only question one need to ask when facing a decision.Anything less is a fear based decision on ones part in hopes to avoid what one thinks could go wrong.Setting the intent for what can go right allows one to have those...
- Producer24/10/2016Protection through Right Action Part 3Work ones process.Know ones best steps for inner conflict resolution.Know ones process for self-healing.Own ones decisions and one’s responsibility to oneself to reach ones full potential.One develops over time a process for dealing with inner...
- Producer24/10/2016How Daily Questions Create a Quality LifeThis post shows you how the right questions can create a quality life. Benjamin Franklin answered two questions every day. Could it be that easy?! I discuss the power of questions, the importance of the right...
Comments24/10/2016 #11 Jared Wiese#10 Oh Boy, DO I :)
See page 12 of http://sourcesofinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/GettingStartedWithGettingResults.pdf:
' Do This Now …
Ask yourself, the following question:
“What are three wins I want today?”
… and write your answers down on paper.
Simply by taking this action step, you’re doing Getting Results
the Agile Way. '
Please check out The Miracle Morning book and hive for inspiration on everything you just mentioned, "not an early riser by nature so waking up a little bit earlier to write, exercise, mediate, etc...is a bit hard for me to maintain".
http://niklasgoeke.com/how-to-wake-up-early/24/10/2016 #6 Jared Wiese#4 Thanks for the shares, @Cepee Tabibian!
And thank you so much for pointing out Tim Ferriss. You are so right about him! I feel so remiss in not pointing him out directly. He may have been the one who got me to check out the Five Minute Journal!
In every one of his interviews, he asks about morning routines. He has gone into detail on his morning journal and major journaling (note taking) habits. I believe he said he has a bookshelf wall of journals. Then I believe he started mainly using Evernote.
Check out http://www.inc.com/tim-ferriss/the-best-tools-and-apps-to-boost-your-productivity-in-2016.html - in which he mentions both the Journal and Evernote.
He is coming out with a new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.
- Producer22/10/2016Living Under the Bridge of Writershttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TfIvEFsLJtg/URhOm3w4mpI/AAAAAAAALmg/22LjY7hoJ80/s1600/troll1.jpg I am a writer, but I don’t do it for a living. In any walk of life there are Haves and Have-nots. The talented among us have no problem paying the bills. The...
- Producer21/10/2016Lost your Modern Mojo?! In need of some Practical Philosophy!?Then please welcome LQ McDonald III to beBee! He is a Motivational Philosopher - Educational Speaker- Lifestyle Trainer - with his own blog.Don't worry, he keeps it REAL! ;pFrom his blog - http://modern-mojo.com/aboutMojo – noun mo·jo \ˈmō-(ˌ)jō\ :a...
Comments25/10/2016 #19 Fatima WilliamsWelcome to beBee land @LQ McDonald III :)
Buzz away my friend; as in you know what I mean LOL This is funny @Donna-Luisa Eversley " Buzz away " ( winks)
BTW @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I prefer calling Pablo than Paul sounds more spanishy to me :) But I also like Paul so I'm confused now that we are discussing what we can call you ( Thinking )21/10/2016 #13 LQ McDonald III#12. That neat little feature is part of the Brooks theme for WordPress that I am using and have customized. I believe it is able to store some data for Google analytics and also save the users place when the go back, though I am not currently using that version do to my customizations and the need to walk through the update process when I have time.21/10/2016 #12 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#11 On a more serious note, LQ, I just went back to your site and noticed that progression slider you have at the top of the post. Does that track (i.e. store for later analysis) how far along someone got on the post before skipping off into the netherworld?
If so, is that a proprietary thing or where can I find it? I suppose I could write one, but why reinvent the wheel?21/10/2016 #5 Jared WieseLQ, for a beBee jump start, please check out :
http://blog.bebee.com/en/bebee-guide/10-new-bee-mistakes-to-avoid-on-bebee/21/10/2016 #4 Jared Wiese#2 LQ, he's talking about this:
- Producer20/10/2016Protection through Right Action Part 1Be self-aware and vigilant in your awareness.Being aware of yourself includes being aware of the location you find yourself in and what is going on around you.Being Vigilant in your awareness means to not dull senses less you know the location to be...
- Producer20/10/2016Why Nations Exist...Then Don't“We are so fond of one another because our ailments are the same.” Jonathan Swift In the spirit of Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” I have written down this missive about nations and solutions. Take what I say with a grain of salt, as you...
Comments20/10/2016 #3 Paul Frank Gilbert#1 The problem is that our digital communications are not helping us see each other as humans ... because first we have to accept that being human means we are very far less than perfect and that we really don't understand each other and that a few words quickly poked into a digital box are not meant to be a statement of who we are ... as much as they are a simple "I have a voice and a point". Far too long people have not felt they can be heard and now they can. We should expect strange ideas, angry thoughts, sad thoughts, confused, clear and otherwise thoughts. People express themselves with great passion in our digital "communities" unaware of their audience, unaware of others situations, unaware. Sometime innocent in their passion, other time deliberate in their anger ... and instead of discussion ... far too often I see simple judgement and intolerance. We talk about diversity and tolerance ... right up until the point that someone says something we have clearly made up our own minds on. Diversity includes diversity of thought. Tolerance includes understanding that others may believe or not believe in something we take for a truth. My simple reminder to everyone is to own your own happiness. No one else can give it to you. Sarah I have followed and read much of your thinking, thanks again for sharing it so openly. I see real humanity in you. You are not alone. The world is a tough place. I raise my son to be kind and gentle but I am also teaching him to be strong and capable of defending himself both physically and otherwise. Far more than the United States is at a crossroads ... humanity is there too. I have great belief in us ... we will make it through ... but before we get there we are going to have some more serious ups and downs. Everyone needs to be confident in their ability to control their own future ... it brings a sense of peace knowing you are independent and have control of that which you can ...20/10/2016 #2 Phillip Hubbell#1 @Sarah Elkins The instant communication technology we have created, once perceived as a threat to those who would hold power, either for the sake of power or the belief that they alone can impose a common good, will disappear in a flash. We now have governments arguing over who should control the internet. I believe it should exist without controls for the reasons you state. I fear it is in the crosshairs of people who have little faith in ability of people to mind their own affairs.20/10/2016 #1 Sarah ElkinsReally interesting perspective, Phillip, and something I've been considering for a long time. How do we adjust this polarized country/world to improve the lives of those most vulnerable, and keep from violent revolt? It's frightening. And yet, as our communication tools become more and more effective and efficient, despite the ridiculous media, it seems our world is getting smaller. People are getting closer to each other, but without understanding the nuances of true communication. People are terrified of confronting each other over the smallest things, but are genuinely desperate for real connection. Yes, history repeats itself, and yes, those lessons are big ones. One thing has had massive impact on us as people, one thing that simply never existed before this era: Instant communication across all geographic boundaries. That's one thing that brings me hope for humanity. The more we see each other as humans, the more we connect in our similarities as opposed to our differences, the more hope I have for my children & grandchildren.
- Producer19/10/2016Work“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison I have always worked it seems. When I was a little boy we moved to a farm outside of Gainesville, Texas. It was a four room house,...
- Producer14/10/2016Nothing is True, Everything is Permissible“Everything you know is wrong.” The Firesign Theater If you stop, step back and view the world today from a completely nonpartisan unbiased perspective, the landscape changes. In order to do this, you must assume that the other side is wrong...
Comments15/10/2016 #3 Aurorasa SimaThat must be one of the best articles I read in a while (no offense, many others are super good too). Even isolation would not free you from thought patterns influenced by others. Philosophy can make every answer a neverending spiral, else I´d say isolation in the state of mindfulness is the only way to be free of bias.
- Producer08/10/2016The Prophet of Middletown Roadhttp://www.thechurchofnopeople.com/2013/04/letting-go-of-grace/ I was someone else once. No, I’m not Shirley MacLaine. It has nothing to do with reincarnation or metamorphosing or anything like it. I don’t think differently than I have...
- Producer03/10/2016Stop Second-Guessing Your Decisions Do you find yourself revisiting every decision you make, agonizing over whether it really was the right one? While everyone has doubts, second-guessing yourself too often can affect your leadership— and the perception of your leadership among...
- Producer03/10/2016The Making of Lifehttp://www.yourememberthat.com/media/17446/Al_Sharpton_Stabbed_At_Protest/#.V_GhIxIVCUk Existence is the beginning and the end. It is the goal of every potentiality curled inside a shadow. To exist is to matter. After that, the goal becomes to...
Comments03/10/2016 #1 jesse kaellisJesse Jackson would come up to the spa at Caesars when I worked there '90/'91. A reverse racist he was well hated up there. A supremely arrogant man. I think Al would have prevailed as a professional black man regardless. And by that, I mean a man who makes a profession out of his blackness.This was well written and an important article. Um, are you perchance Italian?
- Producer02/10/2016Why should I.....Why should I give a fuck?We all should or we suffer the greatest evil there is, indifference.Why should I give to the homeless?It takes all of us to save us all and to deny compassion and mercy to one is to deny it to yourself.Why should I volunteer...
- Producer30/09/2016CastawayIf a man should stand upon a rock facing the sea and if he should speak to the foaming, wide expanse that gave birth to the sandcrawlers and swallowed them whole whenever they returned, what should he say? How does one speak to a denying mother?...
- Producer27/09/2016Life – A User's ManualOne of the most important skills I have found I possess is my ability to observe and pay attention. I am mostly so enrapt at the bounty of what I see, hear, and listen to that I would love to be rich enough to dedicate my life to the art of...
Comments28/09/2016 #45 Deb Helfrich#35 "Strong enough" can we hashtagify that, @Aaron Skogen? T-shirtify? As is my standard MO, I am working my way through these absolutely fabulous comments and trying to bring together a picture of my what's next document. A resume is not the answer - I know I can learn almost anything, contribute effectively to just about any organization - in fact, that is kinda my working mission statement. I don't want to niche down - I want to expand across many vast landscapes. Utilizing the fact that I am participating in many conversations to bring perspectives into focus from unexpected arenas.
"The chance to impact the life of another, nothing more, just the chance, the opportunity." This is a pretty revolutionary statement, my friend. An entirely new way to quantifying success. This I am pondering extensively.28/09/2016 #44 Lisa Gallagher#32 @Cyndi wilkins, I admire that you are taking care of your dad. That is a very tough job within itself- add another layer, our lovely healthcare system and yes the frustration is overwhelming. Keep seeking and remember, one day at a time. Big hugs, your stronger than you think! Love your comment @Aaron Skogen, very uplifting.28/09/2016 #42 Deb Helfrich#21 @Laura Mikolaitis - we are meaning making creatures and when we are adrift, we often paddle a little too hard, maybe even verging on the frantic, when we should really be able to assess and realize that staying afloat is the smartest use of our energy.
Let's both utilize the float time to dream and prepare and stay open to what arrives.
You've prompted me to my next post.....28/09/2016 #41 Anonymous#39 Green is your Heart and my favourite colour! You know I've never read Black Swan, I'll have to purchase it but I'm on a bit of a reading bubble break and am saying Hello to The World and Life these days instead so I'll add it to my future reading mood list. And oh my goodnes, I truly just do think you're wonderful, yay for allowing and for people sharing and supporting and creating!! Ok I best go work now.ha Enjoy your day and keep the Faith! There be miracles in this Universe of ours for certain. Hugs!28/09/2016 #40 Deb Helfrich#19 I am glad you've found your spot, Brian. You offer an example of just opting out and moving forward. The american dream is so puzzlingly specific and compact. Surely many people see how bereft of choice and meaning it really is. Which leads to figuring out the where and what and who, we choose in our wild and precious lives.28/09/2016 #39 Deb Helfrich#22 I have had a few improbables in my life, too, @Melissa Hefferman. And I cherish them immensely. But then my analytical streak starts to try to scheme and dream and make manifest some more magic.
That is why I felt compelled to remind myself of Black Swan events and my deep knowledge that I am made of Antifragility, along with this painterly quest that has remained in my mind for the length of my adulthood.....
I'm not particularly au courant with Pink, but Green, now that is a persona a might be able to carry off....
Here is to ALLOWING!28/09/2016 #36 Mark AnthonyWow, I love this @Deb Helfrich! I think we do restrict ourselves and as you say some will only believe if it is backed up by data , stats , science etc . These , I believe are not absolutes and as we know can all be written to suit a purpose or cause. I believe I think have a "quixotic" yearning and I so wish you well in completing yours28/09/2016 #35 Aaron SkogenI'm not sure where I saw it first @Deb Helfrich, but this reminds me of it. It read, " God gave you this life because you were strong enough to live it!". I've thought about adding it as my next tattoo someplace on my torso or maybe my calf, yet I believe we are given the chance. The chance to impact the life of another, nothing more, just the chance, the opportunity. Given recent events in my life, I think I could write a novella in response, but I'll leave it at that. Soldier on Deb, your strong enough!28/09/2016 #32 Cyndi wilkins"I am trying to be at one with the wind in my life and today I failed miserably." I had the same feeling today Deb...While attempting to navigate the health care system in search of assistance for my dad...I care for him at home and services for the elderly are impossible it seems to obtain within reason...Each connection I made sent me to another in one huge, exhausting and ultimately useless circle as I wound up right back where I started with nothing to show for it but an enormous headache that even my best whisky cannot alleviate...Unfortunately, the only way you can get help with your ailing loved ones is to have an "acute event" that lands them in the hospital or put them in a nursing home..."The Ugly Truth"...That might possibly be the title of my next article when I can muster the energy to write it.28/09/2016 #31 Josh LeBlanc-Shulman@Deb Helfrich, the fear of the unknown or of potential loss of freedom (or anything) is completely valid. The good news is that the unimaginable will necessarily become imaginable once it happens (*if* it happens), and that becomes our reality in which we make decisions that are uniquely right for us. We spend a lot of time worrying about what-ifs, though I think we all have it in us to deal with whatever will happen. I mean, haven't we been doing so thus far?28/09/2016 #30 Franci Eugenia HoffmanLife is not full of rainbows and flowers as there will always be bumps in the road. Those bumps are there to make us stronger and help us grow. We never stop growing, while we are living. There will be awkward times in our lives but the day will come when we look back and pat ourselves on the back. Why? Because we won the battle.28/09/2016 #29 Deb Helfrich#28 Maybe some part of my quest involves libraries.... that would be a pretty accurate thing to sense, @Josh LeBlanc-Shulman.
Me and the certainty of death are solid. My first book was about the death of my first dog. My unease is and will probably always be solely based on the fear of living through the unimaginable - losing my freedom to chose what is uniquely right for me.27/09/2016 #27 Lisa Gallagher#25 You made a great point @Deb Helfrich, starting by saying what 'we need or want," as you know I have a hard time with this depending on the circumstance. It comes easily for me in some areas, other areas not so much. I think you face the same but differing issues. Hey, I appreciate your support, you've been a bright light and believe me when I say, you have helped me to dig deeper and given me tools to get through some difficult times- can we say, the SWIM?? I made it!! I fell asleep early, and got up very early. My son was so proud of me because he knows I have a very hard time and my anxiety is bad if I don't get enough sleep. It really meant a lot to him that I was there for all three portions of the race. I only missed the swim once and I felt so bad.27/09/2016 #26 Deb Helfrich#18 Quite astute, @Gert Scholtz - Your post about Cervantes came at just the right time for many things to ratchet into clarity. Every life comes with an unlimited number of chapters - we just need to decide it is time to begin a new one.
I had chosen a path that ended up in a dead-end - so it is time to be open and receptive and fly my availability flag.
- Producer27/09/2016Ideas Don't MoveTrees don't move and yet they produce lovable fruits. I often say "a moving idea", but I am still in my place. To be living is to be moving? Trees live longer than humans. Is this a paradox? There are the walking trees. In fact, they don't...
Comments28/09/2016 #26 Ali Anani#25 Dear sister @Irene Hackett- it is a paradox. I am writing about standstill tree while having caught severe cold and then your comment warms me up and runs my water. Yes, we can go beyond our limitations and this is the core message of this buzz. Acceptance of our limitations creates creative thinking and yields to the production of fruity ideas such as yours.28/09/2016 #25 AnonymousDear brother @Ali Anani - first, please take good care of yourself as you are recovery from that cold! Second, know that your buzzes always warms my heart and move me beyond thoughts. It is interesting this idea of movement that is not associated with a phisical shift - I find the key concept to be 'shift'. Something within can shift as we go beyond limiting circumstance, beyond limiting thoughts (refer To @Lisa Gallagher recent triumph) and it is the power of the universe. Nothing less.28/09/2016 #21 Ali Anani#19 The expected quality of comment from @Mohammed Sultan and you never fail to deliver high quality fruity comments. I like so much your attention to "the idea we stick in our customers mind about our fruits(products) can pull them or move them to the store shelves to pick these fruits.This's the " idea pull" on which the concept of our ads is built". Amazing how you summarized my recent buzzes with such depth and interconnections.28/09/2016 #19 Mohammed SultanDear Ali Anani,PhD.Your ideas can take us everywhere and even can change the equilibrium of our minds.Trees don't move but produce fruits that provide us with the energy required to make us move.Some fruits, as well as,ideas are more preferable than others although they are irrigated by the same source ,the same water, and the same source of knowledge.Trees are like organizations can diversify organically either vertically or horizontally,change their leaves and businesses, but also keep their roots intact.The idea we stick in our customers mind about our fruits(products) can pull them or move them to the store shelves to pick these fruits.This's the " idea pull" on which the concept of our ads is built.Whether our advertising ideas are enough to do the job or not,we always go back to our pipelines of ideas to find a new one,and then run with it to the market.Our innovation process also starts with an idea that can move us everywhere and even can change our strategic equilibrium.27/09/2016 #11 debasish majumder'Trees move as well the make a paradigm shift in terms of different soil texture. lovely intriguing post. heat have two different impact on the same body. cold may solidified and hot evaporates. heat is also an intriguing form of energy! however, lovely insightful post as always sir Dr. @Ali Anani, Phd. enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing the post, wishing you to be more solid in terms of your phenomenal posts enabling us to enrich sir.27/09/2016 #10 Ali Anani#7 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- Because we can propel ourselves across space, we often forget that movement takes place on so many different levels. What could i add? I think we need to collect your wisdom and fill it have A Jar of Wisdom by @Sara Jacobovici. Thank you and I agree fully that movement may be intangible sometimes.27/09/2016 #8 AnonymousThank you @Sara Jacobovici for your relevant and consistent comment, I am fully agree. The brain is converging to the quantum and cognitive limit, both sensorily sensitive in each of the principal quantum modes of interaction and possessing generalized sensory processing capabilities arising from edge of chaotic dynamics and quantum electro-physiology, understood in the perception of its existential dilemma to move on...Maybe ;) #527/09/2016 #7 Sara JacoboviciPart 2/2 You're right @Ali Anani when you advise us to learn from trees when things seem not to be moving. Because we can propel ourselves across space, we often forget that movement takes place on so many different levels. And, as you say, trees have much to teach us. They may not be able to propel themselves across space but there is constant movement in their growth and development and in their dynamic and intricate dance with nature. There is much to learn from how we move in stillness.
Vibrations are the signals of life forms; they are movements and only become sounds when they can be "heard".
Finally, I am always amazed by the fact that the same area of the brain that gives us signals to move our muscles is also the area that allows us to experience emotion and so we use the words "being moved" when describing something that we feel deeply. In this way, movement does not need to take place exclusively on a physical level. But there is no doubt how important emotions are to help us move, react, respond, engage and so on. And no doubt how important a physical movement is to enable us to shift or get out of an emotional stuck place.
Dr. Ali, I wish you a quick recovery. Feel well soon and thank you for the bottom of my heart.
- Producer26/09/2016Opposites are Equal“The fact that a great many people believe something is no guarantee of its truth.” ― W. Somerset Maugham We stand on a razor’s edge pretending that to fall one way is better than the other. The only existential threat I see in our political...
Comments27/09/2016 #5 Brian McKenzieIt is not how has been preached and applied to economics, civics nor social movements for over 150 years. It was deigned to have opposites in conflict to produce a 'new' outcome. The Thesis * Anti-Thesis -> Synthesis trype. Marx famously added that violence be the catalyst between those two poles and Lenin was of the mind that in the absence of violence - it should be created, funded, supported and endorsed.......Stalin added bulldozers for covering up the dead bodies.27/09/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici#2 Hi @Brian McKenzie. Thanks for bringing up Hegel's dialectics http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hegel-dialectics/. My interpretation is that Hegel does not state that these opposites exist. He encourages the discussion of the ideas that can be found on "either side" so that they don't stay in that artificial (my word) place. It is a dynamic process of moving stuck ideas. In the link, it talks about Plato using this process not with ideas but with people; by taking people who are identified as being on one side or another and moving them towards a more "sophisticated" (word used in the link) place. I am not saying that ideas or people can not be on either end of a spectrum, I am saying that those ends were created by us. Individuals like Plato and Hegel gave us ways to see that.26/09/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici"So we defend the indefensible on both sides of an imaginary spectrum." Great line @Phillip Hubbell.
My response will focus on my opinion about opposites and not on my political opinion. As far as I am concerned, opposites do not exist, opposites are created. In both our personal and professional lives, it is more manageable to work with ideas, strategies, plans, goals, relationships, feelings and so on, if we place them in an opposite: Life/Death; Good/Evil; Right/Wrong; Pleasure/Pain; Love/Hate; Beautiful/Ugly; Rich/Poor; Success/Failure; to name just a few.
These states, however useful they are in organizing ourselves, do not exist; they have been created by us to help us make sense of who we are, in relation to others, and our environment.
- Producer22/09/2016Daddy"Greater things are believed of those who are absent." TacitusI didn’t know much about my father until I was 18 years old. I knew who is was, but his life was a mystery. I lived most of my life up until that point, where my mother was home with...
- Producer21/09/2016The truth about truthThe facts about facts or the truth about truth, is all relative. Near the bottom of the pile of truth is what you personally believe. But right at the bottom of the pile is dogma: the belief in a belief that other believers prescribed to you...
- Producer21/09/2016When Taking a Risk Is Safer Than the Status Quo Most of us consider ourselves to be risk averse, but what we consider “safe” behavior often contains much more uncertainty than we suspect. That’s because safety generally involves consistency of a condition — whether that’s job security, a...
- Producer20/09/2016The Common Good“Humans live through their myths and only endure their realities.” Robert Anton Wilson To me, and throughout history, there is nothing more dangerous to the wellbeing of mankind than a vision of the common good and the means to impose it. The...
Comments21/09/2016 #7 Phillip Hubbell#6 I think we have progressed technologically, but not so much culturally. In my country (the United States) we are devolving into tribes pitted against one another for the sake of power driven politics. Our education system is more involved in behaviorist experimentation at the cost of academics. We seem to be trying to construct people as drones to conformity and to accept their roles. Individualism is being replaced by collectivism because thinking outside of artificial norms being fed to us as consumers is branded as hate or worse. We are completely dependent on the technology to the point where any disruption would leave the mass of people helpless. We are progressive in our view of vices…as long as the government approves or can skim a dollar. Most people I know are scraping by as their leaders collude with their employers (if they have one) to blur the lines between private and public. The “dark ages” were a time of vast migrations of people and the dismantling of the Roman Empire. There are parallels, except with electronics. We are a mass media driven culture and all of it has an angle towards one ideology or another, teaching us that disagreement equals violence. I don’t know what we are counting on. We are fooling our children into thinking that access to data equals knowledge. But at least I have my persistent optimism.21/09/2016 #6 Alexa SteeleI don't know, seems to me we've made an awful lot of progress on the equality front even just in the past 100 years or so. Sure, we still have BIG problems to address here on our little blue marble, but those who have fought for the common good have achieved a lot! (Would you rather be living in the Dark Ages?) I'd love to live another hundred years and see what life is like for us then.20/09/2016 #5 Mohammad Azam KhanI have some good memories of that song title captioned. Last I was on a bridge at sunset the guy standing next to me introduced himself as a PhD in Forestry. As we talked we got to asking over the beautiful sunset what the whole world was all about. One said it's a test and the other stated about reproduction. We parted on them both being theories.20/09/2016 #4 Aurorasa SimaGreat post! Maybe the problem is that we are trying to be more than animals. We are animals + the ability of "rational" thinking. I think the problem is not the fact of inequality (you have a leader in animal packs as well), but the degree of it vs. the "payoff". After all, the leader of the pack fulfills an important role in his community. And when he cannot fulfill it anymore he gets sent away. Hmmm .. that´s like people do it, beside the fact that we often vote for leaders that are not able to fill the role in the first place.
In general, I agree with your conclusion that there is no long-term solution.
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