Degrees Of Separation

First Degree

It’s not your fault.

Humpty Dumpty.

Is this really a good way to teach kids to understand the human condition or is this triage for saving some people in society?

Second Degree

You need to be compassionate.

People will harm you and you will harm yourself.

But remember, violence is not the answer, being human is a messy business.

Third Degree

Okay, people get sick, no one can tolerate them in life.

Is welfare or social assistance enough for anyone homeless, mentally ill, violent and harming themselves and others?

Waking Up

To sit in this room, by yourself, to workout how to live with this change is going all the way.

You may survive, but it is better if you wake up.

Some people go all the way.

If you hit the wall, few will survive.

Fewer will change and commit to teaching others like the homeless, mentally ill, and those violent and harming themselves and others…

ER, By A Famous Author

Who needs a introduction, it certainly isn’t this man.

He is so talented and famous that most people would recognize his name, even if they never read a book by him.

The history he must love to continue to write such wonderful works, that teach, inform and entertain millions of people around the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Crichton_bibliography

A tribute…

Keep Your Feelings!

Question, if you were a doctor, would you get sick at the sight of blood?

No, why you ask?

There are some questions better not asked in this world. You answered one of those questions.

What kind?

All or nothing… Think, feel, chat with people you trust.

Why?

Because you are a human being. We should all be so lucky.

Living the ‘good life’

Yes, Epictetus says to start from a place of intention or purpose.

He suggests strongly to not act on desire at all, for now.

But to act on aversion with good intentions or the proper use of impressions.

Cicero, argued that the only way to live is to practice living the way Epictetus taught his kids in school.

He wrote a synopsis of the good life for his son to follow.

A proper impression is to find moral good through building experience by practicing habits that help you act on aversions that build the good habit you happen to have aversion for in your present life.

By getting to know yourself, you will identify said aversion.

It is best to find a few to start, but only a few which will create work but a sufficient amount of outcomes to consider the exercise worth the effort.

The outcomes of say learning to make your bed, you may have a slight aversion to making your bed, is love and freedom.

We learn what real freedom and love can be by building good habits which instill a sense of how love and freedom feel from direct experience.

Adults may or may not wish to experience this kind of good life.

It precludes you don’t wish to live a bad life.

Adults tend to pick some of both.

To use journaling as another tool to enhance the process of good intensions towards living a good life will help one maintain the boundaries of privacy while exercising this difficult task.

Adults need a more complex method of viewing the intensions, a deeper knowledge of themselves and more time and energy to practice.

Anyone can benefit from a moral practice, but it requires experience and insight to develop the motivation to proceed.

There are numerous sources on the topic, a little research will produce a lot of free information from the internet.

A good exercise is to focus on how to live the good life.

Being mindful of the good life is all it really requires for a good start.

But it takes a sincere effort to build on the good life we already live.

Happiness is…

Human mistakes born before a fatal one

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Starry night, Vincent considered a failure.

Humanity needed to see him as misunderstood,

It seems to me his self harm is difficult to accept like so much pain and suffering,

Perhaps, this is why society adores him with their own myths….

There is a good record of both his genius and his sickness.

A complicated man at best and gravely misunderstood at worse.

Consider the compassion and work necessary to uncover his excellent life and a truer perspective on his mistakes.

The vid above is worth a good view.

The Cast of Culture

What web cast thee to capture civilization in the west?

Surely, it is not as noble as the east?

Atlas hold the earth on his shoulders.

Whose shoulders bore the Latins beside law and religion from the west?

But does this proclaim Roman law and religion to be myth?

Look deeply at the roots of democratic law and the dominate Christianity.

Are they not steeped in Latin and their myth?

Are not all cultures in the world shrouded in myth?

Ask yourself, is not most you hold as truth coveted by myth?

It takes a strong leader to penetrate his own cultural myth and a world leader must be a philosopher king.

I am only the messenger,

Don’t crucify my image with your rage.

You are no fool.

But it may be time to be ‘woken up’.

Remembering 911

Seriously, September 11 is the commemoration of a tragedy that will not be forgotten.

The very best and the very worst and a lot in-between are cause enough for our compassion, understanding and acceptance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks

Much has been said and will be said, for this is the 20th Anniversary on September 11, 2021.

We all will do our best to support the memory of this event and offer our condolences to the family and friends of those who suffered from this senseless attack.

Happiness As Seen By Psychology

The study of the mind reveals that happiness can be applied to life.

Positive emotions seem to aid the brain to set for the motivation and behaviour necessary to pursue the habits that increase happiness.

An attitude of we vs I also aids positive emotions like compassion towards others and an outcome of happiness.

Education is key, please watch this vid and consider applying key elements to your lifestyle.