Jane Elliot experiment should be compulsory

Include the Jane Elliot experiment into the educational system to teach people not to discriminate based on the physiological differences people can not influence.

The experiment should be introduced on all levels needed in the beginning to cover all ages:  elementary schools, high-schools, colleges and companies. As the number of people that understand it grows it could gradually be toned-down to elementary schools and high-schools only.

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All public banks should offer their pipelines to companies

When a company has an idea, needs an investment or a business partner, they should go to the bank without any hesitation.

Banks after all have the most intimate economical relationship with numerous business clients. These clients are one step away and they represent both potential investors, buyers as well as potential advisors and or business partners.

These days the number of rip-off companies selling knowledge that sucks is rising rapidly. Especially in countries where people don’t know how to have a normal argument. Instead of pointing out what is bothering them, they just sit quietly in pain through boring and ill-prepared presentations and then cry about all of it to their friends on Facebook.

Banks need to make better use of their assets.

One of the problems with having kids

They are our future but we don’t really have the chance to raise them correctly due to the system.

What do you do with a small child when you have to work? How come often the caretakers are very poorly educated and have poor pedagogical skills? Are there other ways to group children not just by age? The care taker is not in their age group after all. What would happen if we had mixed age groups of children, from age 7 – 14? They would attend classes according to their knowledge and interest in a subject. I could definitely repeat some high-school stuff.

Which amendment is the right to bare kids?

Having kids has to be both a privilege and a right.

If you want to get a loan for a car, you need to prove you are able to pay the monthly rate. But if you want to bring an innocent child to this planet, you can do as you please, even though the kid will affect many more living things and inanimate objects than a car. Go figure.

My personal opinion: not every couple deserves to or should have children. There is absolutely nothing wrong with not having children. There are too many people! Far too many! And this is true in times when the planet is being exploited in unnatural and unsustainable ways. The rainforests are being chopped down to farm food to feed cattle to manufacture fast-food. 80% of items in modern stores are made with sugar and derivatives of carbohydrates which should only be a small part of the human diet, not its majority. The energy consumption is growing exponentially and can not be caught with existing technologies. Drinkable water resources are diminishing, wild animals extinction rates are higher than ever before and the number of humans just keeps rising higher and higher and our culture still focuses on raising the population, because each country relies on the number of taxpayers it has. Bullshit strategy, a dead-end for everyone.

I feel that the ability to produce kids biologically should be second to being able to support and raise them properly. Having a classroom and a chalkboard does not give anyone more right to pass knowledge to children than someone who is a great teacher but does not have the material means. Humanity should act responsibly and according to culture needs. If someone in central EU or the states can not afford to support themselves, they should first achieve a level of self-sufficiency, then have the opportunity to exercise their right to have children.

The criteria of course, should be carefully adapted to geographical and societal circumstances. In the states everyone has the right to bare arms, but they shouldn’t. And the same goes for bringing new life into the world. We are bringing new innocents into this world. They should at the very least stand a fighting chance!

Habits program humans

“We become what we repeatedly do.”

Sean Covey, writer – The 7 habits of highly effective teens

It has recently been proven by Phillipa Lally of the University College of London that on average, it takes 66 days to form a new habit, not just 21 as was over-simplified by many writers. Basics were written by dr. Maxwell Maltz in the 1950’s, who noticed that his patients needed a minimum of 21 days to adapt to their new post-operation face, or stop feeling their ghost limbs ect..

That means, you need to suck it up and keep doing whatever it is you think would make you closer to being a better you, for at least 66 days. Every day. Every. day. 66 days.

Blame-shifting and H1N1 virus are similar and have terrible effects

“You take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.”
Erica Jong, teacher and author – Fear of flying, 1973
People tend to shift blame to others when they fail. This can be caused by fear and it can result in a slower progress, either in a company or as an individual.
A study done by University of California and Stanford university in 2009 finds that shifting blame is contagious and spreads as fast as the H1N1 virus. It also creates a culture of fear.
What can be done in a group of people? Change the blame culture! Don’t attack or judge failure negatively. Allow self-affirmation, let people find their self-worth.
Thought experiment: how many times do successful people fail before succeeding? How does that translate to countries and progress of countries? Are conservative countries with rigid employment schemes fast or slow developing economies?
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept responsibility for changing them”.
Denis Waitely, writer

Redd Foxx’s heroes

“Heroes are not born, they are cornered”

John Elroy Sanford

Is the same true for achievers? Are they cornered by fear of failure? What if I don’t make it? I might not have enough money for this and that? I might die poor? I might not be able to afford to buy this or that for those dependent on me. That would mean that failing to do the right thing for ourselves actually means we are not scared sufficiently to do the right thing.

Not scared enough to get up from the couch and exercise, not scared enough to eat right, to be more careful when voting and less careful when challenging decisions of our politicians.

Imagine what would happen to our productivity and character upgrading speed if we all had access to the amount of time before we die. Scary and very motivating.

Shia LeBouf and Pablo Picasso know. Why is progress sometimes hard?

“I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there’s a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you’ll never be successful.”

Shia LeBouf, actor

I believe the biggest fight any person can be in, is a fight with themselves. Every single self-aware person on earth can think of at least one thing they want to improve about themselves, about their relationships with others, about their jobs, surroundings, about their life.

And after the realization that something has to be improved, something has to be done. And the reality of having to achieve goals kicks-in cruelly, leaving depressed, pissed off, agitated people behind.

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”

Pablo Picasso, painter

Why is it so hard to do some things? Because they involve things we don’t like doing? Why is it hard to do things we don’t like to do, even if we know we have to do them eventually? What is the single most important characteristic differentiation between those who do and those who postpone? Are lazy people just ‘postponers’ or do super-productive people just not dislike any task somehow? Some are definitely driven by the fear of not doing what they were told to do. Remember the kids in your class who did all the homework every time? What about the kids who did all the homework AND wrote down everything the teacher said, however irrelevant?

Are the goals that are being set really the entire problem? Either too big or too optimistic or whatever? I don’t think so.

Is it the fear of consequences? What if I fail kind of thing?

Imagine if all people possessed the type of character that allowed them to have 100% control of their craving through sheer will power. Would that make Earth a better place to live in? No addictions, no obesity problems?

Bieber baby steps vs. the Mormons vs. Gene Simmons’ fuck-list

Baby steps, new years’ resolutions, over-optimistic plans and hopes, and filtering wisdom not based on source background, but the wisdom itself. Seems simple, but almost unachievable. Do you think Hitler and Churchill agreed on any points? I think we’d all be surprised.

While searching for thoughts of people far wiser than myself (not hard), I’d stumbled upon this quote:

“We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become one day.”

Richard G. Scott

It says persistence and focus matter. When delving deeper into the person behind the quote, ’cause the source is important, I learned that Richard G. Scott is a Mormon elder. Well shit… I might not see eye-to-eye with the church of later day saints people, to put it mildly, but should I dismiss the thought? Is it black or white, he can only be right or wrong, or is there a big grey area, like this blog, kinda? That’s what I want to explore with this blog, fact-based discussions and conclusions, preferably through analysing oposing oppinions.

And this post, since it is 1st of January, is about baby steps towards achieving goals, whatever they might be.

What about this next one?

“I love all women, I will never stop, I want every girl that ever lived. I fuck everything that moves and if it doesn’t move… we work something out.”

Gene Simmons of Kiss, another superstar, this time rock’n roll

The guy and his plan. And the way he is willing to adapt to achieve the goal. He couldn’t have done more than two or three at a time right? Sometimes even just one had to do. So he had to have taken it in baby steps. At today’s roughly 3,5 billion women, he could’ve never really achieved it, but I don’t think he had a bad time trying to, right? Sure, he might have felt empty inside from time to time, but the perks of consistency when it came to different orgasms of his sexual partners, constantly learning, discovering new things, it must’ve compensated for the gaping emotional void from time to time.

“But the grass ain’t always greener on the other side, it’s greener where you water it”

Justin Bieber, pop superstar, popped-up from below the poverty line, took the right steps.

Even he knows that you’ve got to work for it. And no matter what the popular stance towards his person or music may be, the guy was and is an enormous talent. Musical empires can’t really be built without talent or an excellent plan. So, if you don’t like his music or his act or him as a person, does that mean you should not learn anything from him? Like the Mormon elder who might endorse bigamy and having sisters as wives?

Bieber’s baby steps are far more than just increments adding upon the needed 10,000 hours each expert needs to be great in their chosen field of interest. It’s about recognizing what you want and then doing, doing, doing while taking into account constructive criticism.

So. One year has approximately 8760 hrs. We work, sleep, travel and eat roughly 75% of that time, which leaves about 2190 hrs for all social activities. This means that you will not be able to achieve expert-level capabilities in something you’ve just taken on in 2015, even if you decide to live a friend, sex, party, all-social-activity-less life. But if you’ve taken a baby step towards your goal, it might just work. In a few years, but still.