Ig Nobel Or Nobel (prize)

Nuclear reactors or the atomic bomb, military invented the internet…

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/waging-war/a-new-generation/the-military-invented-the-internet-what-next-1.html?play

Although it is good to have technology and the transfer of knowledge is also usually a good thing, we still need to be a critical thinker, even a skeptic about the use and application of the truth.

Teacher Vs. Student: The Way

In the east, there is a mystical presence felt by those in the west. In this dialogue, the teacher shows the student how to find the power in breathing for compassion, simplicity and patience.

Teacher: You must breathe in your belly to calm your body. Or into your chest to warm yourself and accept your pain.

Student: how do I find balance, when do I breathe one way or the other?

T: Just breathe and ask me again when you know the answer.

Student: Will I ever know?

Moral Crosswords

What is the proper use of impressions?

Take any feeling and assess its value.

For example, I feel good about writing this poem.

Will it do me or others harm?

Not yet, at least I am unaware.

Am I doing it out of a craving or unnecessary want?

No, I need the practice, for myself and others.

Am I aware of any other necessary action?

I need to edit it.

Am I aware of any other reasons or beliefs?

Not at present, but there are plenty from my past.

Are there any other changes?

I just need to publish.

This kind of moral inventory is what is meant by learning to use the ‘proper use of impressions .’

Pain

The Philosophy Of pain is plain and simple.

To manage it requires a steadfast approach of simplicity, compassion and patience.

To process and act appropriately to pain means to use the stoic attitude and do no harm.

To elevate pain is usually complex and will usually abate when the stimulus is removed from the equation.

To evaluate pain sometimes requires a third party like a friend, family member or a physician (perhaps all three).

To act on this advice is to make an informed decision which is difficult at best and more so with pain present or whose arrival is imminent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pain?wprov=sfti1

Municipal Elections 2018: Four more years!

Victoria voting elected Lisa Help as mayor who was endorsed by David Suzuki to clean up this city for the future.

The progressive mandate gives all an opportunity to cooperate and collaborate in a positive vision for a better Victoria.

The inclusion will create challenges that require patience and understanding by the majority for a safe sustainable lifestyle for all.

With so many people working together greater accomplishments are possible and probable for this capital city.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Helps?wprov=sfti1

My Followership

Finding the right community is all about best practices.

The editor is the god to producing an appropriate audience.

To use finding tools like best practices and being a good editor is an organic thing.

It doesn’t hurt to use good communication like followers appreciation.

My followers start and end when you say so,

I like you when I can, I am asking you to return the compliment.

Thanks for all the support.

Michael’ Secrets

Perhaps ‘private practice ‘ is a better term.

I usually make a first and second draft.

Why fly without a net, I can see why I might keep money secrets, writing secrets, blog secrets.

Being anonymous has similar benefits,

Preparation is better than sloppy craft or a poor choice.

‘Do no harm’ is my motto, better ‘Michael’ is my goal.

We Are Not As Curious As We Can Be

Do no harm or be nonviolent,

Don’t be self-righteous, pedantic, moronic, an object of hate or ridicule, ease up enough (pause) to let people be calm-cool-collected-because this is being humane.

What is the secret of being human?

Our motivation is the same, because there is a finite number (thirty or so motivations).

To be loved or respected are basically the same thing.

Life is a need!

What is the human narrative?

The common human need is to connect.

Our story is built from the 30 or so human motivations:

Judgement

Don’t make things into good and bad,

It’s not my job.

Passion gone astray,

Illusion is a mental demonstration of insanity.

Don’t act on reaction,

It’s not a very good job.

Rehearsal may make a good practice,

But bad habits are bad habits.

Don’t avoid decisions,

Some are good and some are bad.

Practice helps sort the good from the bad,

With support from family and friends life’s problems can be overcome.

Learning to live will make the experience a work of art.

The art of living is just another way of expressing the ‘good life’.

Writing

Being a lifelong learner is easer when I write

It is as functional as my practice.

I write to gain more perspectives and to make directions ,notes and to do things more manually.

I appreciate people who write and do screen play,as artists, but everyone needs to write as a learning tool.

See what I did there,

I am trying to use the same formate as “Drawing”.

Ideally, we need many tools to build a good mind and stay a lifelong learner.

So let’s think outside the box.

The reasons I write and draw is to become a critical thinker, integrate theory with practice and explore to discover.

Art may imitate life, but writing and drawing builds a better mind that does both.