Noam Chomsky urges Canada to sign nuclear ban | News – The Link

With the Doomsday Clock ticking forward, Prof. Noam Chomsky is urging Canada to sign a new UN treaty calling for nuclear disarmament.
— Read on thelinknewspaper.ca/article/feature/noam-chomsky-urges-canada-to-sign-nuclear-ban

A sense of urgency is present when it comes to COVID-19, pandemics, nuclear weapons, climate change, and other serious world problems.

Many of us don’t have a perspective on large scale change.

To change without needless harm is a challenge.

No sane person wants to act inappropriately on any of the above problems.

Leaders are asking for answers, no simple one here.

It takes a lifespan to say no to violence.

Bring peace through non-violence is a start in the right direction.

Study Epictetus

Like Socrates, Epictetus had his student write down his ideas.

Be either a philosopher (Do your philosophy, by applying good ideas to your life, you will learn to live that way.) or wing it.

Question what is within an individuals power and those things which are not.

In this sense, study, read, research, and write about living life (specifically your own).

To think about a life in this specific way will bring wisdom to apply on the day to day basis to improve or ‘cure’ the problems.

To ‘do no harm’ and apply the ‘proper use of impressions’ is to use reason to work out problems in day to day living.

“Conduct ourselves through life fulfilling all our duties as children, siblings, parents, and citizens.”

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epictetus

How To Recycle Glass » Recycle BC – Making a difference together.

How To Recycle Glass » Recycle BC – Making a difference together.
— Read on recyclebc.ca/where-to-recycle/how-to-recycle-glass/

Yet, the recycling people like to make a difference.

What can we do to ensure glass is found more at the depot or recycling centre?

The problem is here with us. What are we going to do?

Open a glass recycling centre?

Stop making glass?

Find a profitable market for recycling glass?

More study is needed on this issue.

glass disposal

It is a complicated thing to understand that the best place for your household glass is either the landfill or sent to get a refund.

It starts with the false notion that it is practical to recycle glass.

Then it turns out glass is more valuable than sand.

Then there is the need to remove garbage from a household.

It is not worth taking to market.

There is no practical method that presently serves the scale needed for reusing, reducing and recycling.

The product is glass.

Whoever finds a way to make it worthwhile for garbage companies to process glass will also find a practical way to remove it from households.

Nobody wants to hear about the glass ending up in the landfill and no one wants to be billed to remove glass from their household.

Many people don’t even want to send their refundable bottles to the return or bottle depot.

Let’s start finding solutions that will work for all these needed households.

For Greater Victoria, recycling can be a pain in the glass | Times Colonist

A Shower By Any Other Name

Why don’t I want to write my blog, right now?

Because, while I’m taking a shower, I’m not to think or do anything.

I do want to use my creative powers to say what, I wonder?

That I am now out of my ‘stress reliever’ and I may as well continue by expressing a few creative thoughts.

I see a young woman, sleeping, no, listening to me write about my vision.

Now, I see a young man, reading a book.

Maybe, I need to write a line about my shower.

It is cool, or lukewarm about 15.6 to 19.4 Celsius and 1 to 2 hours before my usual bedtime.

I’ll need to say more about popping into bed.

I’m wondering if my ‘stress reliever’ takes other forms?

Perhaps, I need to listen to a radio show or read a good book?

I’ve actually heard that a tablespoon of raw honey is good before bed.

All this culminating in a blissful sleep when I’ve published this little philosophical nonsense before going to bed.

My evening routine is meant to promote good health and a healthy routine to decompress after a day at work.

A voyage into lucid dreams to cap off what I like to call time well spent.

Pleasant dreams…

The Odyssey Of Dido

Ah, but the sorrow, melancholy and pain that life can present a woman of means and opportunity.

Her beauty speaks of the stoic, but her emotive is just such a sojourn of grief and loss.

The talent will bring success and therefore opportunity.

And the accomplishments that only fame deserve.

Her ship sails idly around the world to find a safe port.

Yet, all evades a life that is held captive in a willing prelude to despair.

Freedom can not be rented for anyone.

A life can gain fortune and fame without love.

Think of hate to understand these powerfully negative emotions, but don’t act on them to gain fame and fortune.

Dido is clearly being held hostage with an existential guilt for all her talent and oppertunity.

Yet, she serves as a warning to all men and women, “Don’t sail these rough seas, many a shipwreck you may see.”

Honey

Seriously, I had honey and bread a few hours before bed and I slept well. And I cured my lingering indigestion.

Don’t believe me, research it.

https://www.lifehack.org/456959/amazing-things-that-will-happen-when-you-eat-a-spoonful-of-honey-before-sleep-every-day

How To Practice A Good Daily Life

To start with, let people be, I do this with self-deprecating humor.

Let go of anger, use anger management.

When I am low, rest, relax and do no harm.

Don’t vent anger, don’t scratch it.

Let go of self righteousness by being light hearted at best and calm, still silent (at worst).

Sometimes, I need more sleep, swear less, rest more, walk more and move more.

All the above habits help me feel more positive emotions and less negative ones.

I think about anger to learn how to control my own.

I imagine myself in a humorous situation as much as possible-express humor as much as possible and live as simple as possible without causing harm to myself or others.

Voluntary discomfort is for advanced people living a good life.

Work for change and challenging ways to live each day.

Eat as early as I can each day and fast as long as I can the rest of the day.

Collect being uncomfortable each day-meeting my goals, facing my fears each day.

Practice engaging people and connecting with others each day.

Let go of comforts like watching TV. I do not need TV, I want it. I let it go.

Practice philosophy, photography and writing each day.

My passive nature needs to be overcome at every turn.

I do live as much as I can each day.

Endurance is something left to someone advanced in living the good life.

Simplicity in lifestyle is best left to someone advanced in living a good life.

No car is best for me. I enjoy a work vehicle at my disposal, but prefer not to own my own.

I recommend people to stop buying things when they believe it is best for them.

To stop acting on desire is the best way to live a good life.

To be less of a consumer is my goal.

Constantly prepare for hardship. Because to let go of my fear of death, loss and hardship is the best way to be willing and able.

I need to face my personal fears: dying from an aneurism found by an ultrasound a few years ago.

I have little chance of this happening but it is my personal fear.

I need to find positive role models like older philosophers who believe in living life to the fullest within my limits.

I believe in living life to the fullest within my limits.

I believe in helping my family and friends to the best of my ability within my limits. Do no harm.

I practice internalizing my ways to live a full life because it does no harm to me or others.

I sometimes need to be rich and hard to myself and others when it is time to be responsible for myself or another.

I also need to stop certain habits because they harm me. I drink and eat in moderation for this reason.

I am growing older and accepting my new found limits.

I am more calmer, and less anxious, less sarcastic, less negative emotions and more positive emotions.

I am less complicated and more simple, in a good way.

To continue being more joyous, grateful and positive is part of my outcomes of living a good life.

Until one discovers this within, the outcomes are just symptoms of living a good life.

My philosophy proves my good life to myself, a better life is possible through my practice.

A long life and a good one is my goal.

For all these reasons, I recommend thinking about living a good life, after all, it is just putting into practice the ways I think love is to be practiced in a good life.