Sunday, September 15, 2019

Educate your people - Robots may replace 800 million workers by 2030

This is the time to be raising the minimum wage so people can afford a education. With the common issue of people working their way to minimum wage retirement, walking with no cars to work, driving unsafe cars that should not be on the road with no bumpers.

Looking forward to be replaced by robots, with stupid people thinking it's fake news with their views of living in a bunker in the desert with their guns only to find out their community has left them with nature not caring otherwise in the new world of The Jetsons vs the Flintstones. Living badly in a time of a change with no job skills who will be hired for the job? If they can't take care of themselves then how are they to take care of the workplace? Things to think about!

It is a time to be going up to match the future going up as it does not go down! More funding is needed in schools more funding in solar power, electric car technology, robotics and etc. Kids need the job skills and so can't get them if they are not able to because there are no resources for them at their schools then crash! Schools and colleges need to get the ball going soon. This is not a time to build a football stadium as that clock is ticking! There is danger ahead!

~~~~Robots may replace 800 million workers by 2030. These skills will keep you employed. A new report released by McKinsey & Company indicates that by 2030, as many as 800 million workers worldwide could be replaced at work by robots.

The study found that in more advanced economies like the U.S. and Germany, up to one-third of the 2030 workforce may need to learn new skills and find new work. In economies like China's, roughly 12 percent of workers may need to switch occupations by 2030.

For some industries, an increase in automation won't mean a decline in employment, but rather a shift in the tasks needed to be done. For example, any job that involves managing people, applying expertise and social interaction will still be necessary, human performance in those areas can't be matched by a machine.

However, jobs involving mortgage origination, paralegal work, accounting and back-office transaction processing can easily be wiped out by automation.

A LinkedIn post focused on the report noted that some workers are already catching on to the need to boost the skills sets. Research by the networking platform found that fewer professionals are adding accounting and financial reporting to their profiles. Instead, employees are beefing up their online resumes with more soft skills like management, leadership and customer service.

While the impact of robots and automation may be scary to some, Bill Gates says the issue is nothing to panic about.

"This is a case where Elon [Musk] and I disagree," he said in a Wall Street Journal interview, in which he addressed Musk's gloomy vision of the future.

According to Gates, anyone with skills in science, engineering and economics will always be in demand.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/30/robots-may-replace-up-to-800-million-workers-by-2030.html

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

5 Reasons It’s Normal To Be In Love With More Than One Person - Accepting!

We all are able to love more than one person and we do today anyway! If you loved someone it does not go away. "You don't get over loosing somebody. You just don't. What you do get is a little bit of relief and it does get better but never goes away!" Steve Perry.

I had many loves soul mates twin flames all around strange and etc in my past and I still love all of them! To me it's all still there as I am Polyamorous, Polyandry preferred being it has more intelligence without the male EGO making stupid! Like the two guys don't own her so she owns them being for her best interest. Guys benefit by proxy it's ok, no jealousy. It's best to accept her nature! If you can't trust her join her be open to the needs! Point noted it's ok to love all in your past and now accepting the love is in our nature anyway as we all mostly do anyway! Don't fight. Love!
http://walmartramen.blogspot.com/2017/09/where-have-i-been-mirror-mirror-on-rocks.html

~~~~~5 Reasons It’s Normal To Be In Love With More Than One Person
Although we're often taught to believe we can only love one person at a time, it's time to really rethink that. While it might be easy if there were just one person for us, as in "The One," and once we find them we were set for life, things are really not that simple. Life, in general, is not that simple. And, honestly, I like to believe that as much as lack of simplicity can throw a wrench in things, no one really wants it that simple.

And considering the rise of non-monogamy today, more and more people are proving that there's not just one person out there for everyone. “When it comes to being in love, all bets are off,” dating Coach Francesca Hogi tells Bustle. “Everything is ‘normal.’ [Being in love with more than one person] is probably a lot more common than people realize.” Well isn't that a relief for each and every one of you out there who is currently in love with more than one person — or thinks you could be.

Aside from the fact that “all bets are off” when it comes to being in love, are there actual, rational reasons as to why this normal? Yes. Here are five of them.

1. We All Have Our Own Definition Of Being 'In Love'
One of the best parts about love is how we make it our own. How I define love and how you define love are probably very different. “The thing about love is it’s completely self-defined,” says Hogi. “One person can interpret their feelings as love, another as infatuation, another as lust.” Since that’s the case, it allows people to label it as they see fit. One person's lust, is another's concept of love.

2. We Can Love More Than One Person At A Time
“We all know that we can love many people at the same time,” says Hogi, “So who's to say being in love is any different?” If we’re capable of loving multiple people in different ways, as there are many different kinds of love, to say that we can only be IN love with one person at a time contradicts that first thinking. This is especially true if being “in love” is defined differently, from person to person.

3. Love Is Complicated
Love isn’t simply a matter of the proverbial heart, but an intricate medley of hormones and chemicals that come together to make us feel the feeling that we, as human beings, have decided to call love. Love changes over time, come and goes, strengthens and weakens, and can totally disappear only to come back again, later on, for another round.

In theory, love may seem simple, as in you love that person or you do not, but the reality is that love is as complex as things can get; it’s not black and white. Because of this, to think that to love only one person is the only “normal” way to love, is actually doing our ability to love a disservice.

4. Attraction Is Biological
We don’t really have much control over whom we become attracted to because biology is out of our hands. While one person can appeal to certain aspects of our desire, someone else can appeal to another entirely different set of aspects of our desire. Although these multiple desires can be categorized as lust or infatuation, as Hogi said, love is something we personally define. What this means is that feelings for more than one person can definitely be interpreted as love for more than one person. Which, again, is totally normal.

5. Love Doesn’t Necessarily Die
If you’ve been in love with someone, that love doesn’t always die. Although my first love and I broke up well over a decade ago, I still love him very deeply. I loved him very deeply during the relationships that followed and even through my marriage; and I’m not alone in carrying this love for a former partner.

“Many people freely admit they'll always love an ex, even though they consider themselves to be in love with their current partner,” says Hogi. “The bottom line is, having feelings for more than one person at a time is completely normal. The question then becomes how to proceed, and with whom!”
https://www.bustle.com/articles/180084-5-reasons-its-normal-to-be-in-love-with-more-than-one-person

https://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-polyandry.htm

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The BDSM Abduction Fetish, Role Play Therapy and women driving toward me like...



In the beginning of the video the lady with the cap on and sunglasses on. Looks like the lady from Tulsa I asked out for coffee once... Well? At work once I was walking to my car for lunch when that lady drove up to me. I had visions of a married gypsy lady that accidentally ran me over my foot once making me submit to her in a way because my foot hurt so I put it on the cold ground only to beg her to comeback. Anyway that lady that drove toward me wanted to know where a football game was playing. I swear I saw take down her Garmin as she came at me in her white SUV! Talking to me I noticed the suction cup marks on her windshield. Ok, then I noticed her smart phone so she could look it up! She saw I noticed it and she looked at me like sort of busted. I am a INFJ so I was alert to her! 

I was lovesick talking to her as I noticed her hair she is my type, but I quickly rebounded as I noticed she looked at me like not another lovesick person like it happens a lot to her. So not wanting her to think I was stupid I told her the town is not really brought up yet and it's like the butterfly effect but in reverse relating to how hard it is to find the football stadium! She shook her head at me and I was like dang I love her as I watched her drive away like my married gypsy lady that made a right turn after she ran me over with me begging her to comeback! I E-mailed her for a while the lady that drove toward me until I asked her to go for coffee to talk! (Boom! Last E-mail I got from her!) Lovesick!

Also leaving work once I swear I saw her leave the parking lot across the street! I think she drove toward me because she wanted to meet me like to ask who is writing this stuff or wondering what is going on about the married married gypsy lady that worked there before. I love her also! (I am polyamorous!) 

Anyway the video makes me wonder! About the cap on and sunglasses on? I said once somewhere about why couldn't we make a agreement she could come over to my apartment incognito with a cap on and sunglasses on no one would know. In reality nothing bad just a safe zone for her. When you date a married lady you really just talk etc. No bad perv intent! It was something I was wondering about like I am being mistreated! But the point she came at me in her white SUV like she is going to abduct me! Love? Yes!

Relating! My classmate from middle school is a dominatrix these days! And the lady I loved in the 90's her husband put her in the trunk because he had high BP and she was yelling at him. He was taking her to my place in a help me manner! Life is funny, worth talking open about things! It's ok!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wonder Woman and the Psychology of Domination and Submission and Growth

As it's said "In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth, or to step back into safety. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again." - Abraham Maslow

Deviancy is the gateway to personal growth. On the other hand stagnation is death!
"What is the difference between a living thing and a dead thing? In the medical world, a clinical definition of death is a body that does not change. Change is life. Stagnation is death. If you don't change, you die. It's that simple. It's that scary." - Leonard Sweet
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/354134-what-is-the-difference-between-a-living-thing-and-a

As the poem "No Man is an Island."
"No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;  if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. 

Relating to what I say about Polyamory in that the point is to do better, stable, making it together. The love to accept and move to what is better for all making  "The point of the story is note a light starting up going to the 21st century a social change going on or a new world of psychology. Being real about each other having a normality without the deviancy. To respect or care about, equally, support as a extended family. A perfect foundation for all realistically!"

~~~~~Wonder Woman and the Psychology of Domination and Submission
William Moulton Marston (creator of Wonder Woman) and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth (Betty) Holloway, were committed to living unconventional lives. There can be little question that they succeeded. Their story is fascinating, and one marvels not only at the expansiveness of their personal, cultural, and political interests but also at the privacy they enjoyed during the early 20th century.

William studied philosophy, psychology, and law at Harvard University with the legendary—and legendarily sexist authoritarian—Hugo Münsterberg, who was brought to the U.S. by William James to set up one of the first psychology laboratories in the country [editor’s note: Münsterberg’s 1916 book Photoplay: A Psychological Study is one of the first film theory publications]. Münsterberg’s early work addressed sensation and perception, but by the time Marston matriculated the lab was focused on lie detection and the psychology of jury decision-making.

After attending law school and earning a doctorate in psychology, William published a book entitled Emotions of Normal People in 1928. He recounts a pivotal childhood memory in which his mother forced him to confront a neighborhood bully. What did he take from the episode? He felt that his mother’s domineering behavior had served to release his own latent capacity for dominance. More specifically, it was his submission that allowed her dominance to flow through him. “Dominance and submission,” he wrote, “are the ‘normal,’ strength-giving emotions, not ‘rage,’ or ‘fear.’”

The emotional dynamics of dominance and submission, from Marston’s viewpoint, were fundamental not only to animal life but to human nature, emerging in early childhood. On the basis of interviews conducted with prisoners in Texas, he concluded that there is a symbiotic relationship between strength and weakness. A “stronger force” gains energy by dominating a “weaker force,” but the latter is able to exert control over the former by drawing it into hot pursuit. In many cases, he writes, “the fugitive wants to be chased.” Years later, after being squeezed out of academia and working for a short time at Universal Studios, William put his theory of dominance and submission to the test not in a laboratory but in a comic book.

During his years as a psychology professor William fell in love with one of his students, Olive Byrne, who happened to be the niece of feminist icon, sex educator, and birth control activist Margaret Sanger. William and Elizabeth eventually invited Olive to live with them (she pretended to be Elizabeth’s widowed sister-in-law), and they enjoyed a clandestine, seemingly satisfactory polyamorous lifestyle until William died at the age of 53. In Jill Lepore’s scintillating book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, it is hypothesized that Olive was the primary inspiration for the wildly popular, and controversial, comic book character who arrived on the American scene in 1941—just three years after Superman.

Wonder Woman was a radical, revolutionary kind of comic book that initially struck his partners as preposterous. But William, who wrote Wonder Woman under a pseudonym, was obviously onto something profoundly compelling. In the 1940s, the American public desperately wanted—without even knowing it—a sexy, scantily clad, powerful heroine who arrived mysteriously from an island of Amazons to “kill Nazis” and struggle for peace, justice, and women’s rights. Wonder Woman was subjected frequently to villainous sadomasochistic encounters—which alarmed the critics—and her powers were neutralized when men placed her in chains. But she always emerged victorious in the end.

William Moulton Marston died in 1947. He left behind two brilliant lovers, both in mourning, their lives forever intertwined. He lived long enough to see mass burnings of comic books in the U.S. but was spared the Warner Brothers’ backlash against his feminist message—and against his lurid exploration of bondage and discipline. In the 1950s and 1960s, Wonder Woman lost her edge completely; she was portrayed as a babysitter, a fashion model, a movie star, and a desperate gal obsessed with marriage. Fortunately, Ms. magazine and the “Women’s Lib” movement brought her back to life in the 1970s, and Lynda Carter took her to primetime television. Since then, the world’s most celebrated female superhero has been with us more or less as William, Elizabeth, and Olive imagined her. Against all odds, Wonder Woman slips her chains and runs away; in a state of compulsion, we cannot help but follow….

Monday, August 19, 2019

IQ rates are dropping in many developed countries - Social Settings?

IQ's are dropping and it does reflect society today pointing at peoples decision making skills is diminished shown by the crimes today running around being stupid and everything bad.

Like my college professor said education is like the water that covers the poop in the toilet the less you have the more the poop comes out making the surroundings nasty! But why is there less water? Is it our current social settings? It has many leads saying so!

~~~~~IQ rates are dropping in many developed countries and that doesn't bode well for humanity. People are getting dumber. That's not a judgment; it's a global fact. In a host of leading nations, IQ scores have started to decline.

Though there are legitimate questions about the relationship between IQ and intelligence, and broad recognition that success depends as much on other virtues like grit, IQ tests in use throughout the world today really do seem to capture something meaningful and durable. Decades of research have shown that individual IQ scores predict things such as educational achievement and longevity. More broadly, the average IQ score of a country is linked to economic growth and scientific innovation.

So if IQ scores are really dropping, that could not only mean 15 more seasons of the Kardashians, but also the potential end of progress on all these other fronts, ultimately leading to fewer scientific breakthroughs, stagnant economies and a general dimming of our collective future.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/iq-rates-are-dropping-many-developed-countries-doesn-t-bode-ncna1008576

~~~~~Why do people leave children in hot cars? There's science behind it, researchers say. Every nine days, a child left in a hot car dies from heatstroke. Usually, it's the tragic result of a caretaker having a temporary, but common, stress-related memory failure. According to a national count of incidents, North Carolina ranks No. 6 in the country for the number of deaths since 1991 due to children being left in hot cars.

Neuroscientist David Diamond, psychology professor at the University of South Florida, studied the science behind forgotten baby syndrome.

"This is clearly related to the competition between the different brain memory systems," Diamond said. "We have a powerful autopilot brain memory system that gets us to do things automatically -- and in that process we lose awareness of other things in our mind, including that there's a child in the car."

According to Diamond, the part of the brain that interferes with our conscious awareness, like that our child is in the backseat, is called the basal ganglia.

"We have a memory system which is very primitive, and it allows us to do things subconsciously, automatically," Diamond said. "It allows us to go straight from home to work without thinking about it. This is called the basal ganglia...and it actually suppresses our conscious memory system. So that's why we go straight from work to home, and then realize once we get home and look in the refrigerator that we have forgotten to get the groceries because the basal ganglia can take over and suppress our hippocampus memory system."
https://www.wral.com/why-do-people-leave-children-in-hot-cars-there-s-science-behind-it-researchers-say/18531313

~~~~~Multitasking makes you stupid, studies find. Several scientific studies around the world have concluded the brain doesn't switch tasks like an expert juggler. Quite the opposite. It can reduce your IQ by as much as 10 points, cause mental blanks and reduce your productivity by 40 per cent.

What about women? They're legends at multitasking and concentrating on several things at once. Nope. Not a single psychological study concludes women are better at multitasking than men, and some research indicates they can be worse.
https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2018/02/09/hate-has-regional-roots-in-poverty-and-lack-of-education-say-university-of-utah-researchers

~~~~~Trooper finds driver stopped on shoulder using eight phones for 'Pokemon Go'
A Washington State Patrol trooper checking on what he thought was a disabled vehicle discovered the driver had pulled over to play Pokemon Go -- on eight phones.
https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2019/08/19/Trooper-finds-driver-stopped-on-shoulder-using-eight-phones-for-Pokemon-Go/2941566224748/?lh=6

~~~~~Study finds poverty reduces brain power. Poverty and the all-consuming fretting that comes with it require so much mental energy that the poor have little brain power left to devote to other areas of life, according to the findings of an international study published on Thursday.

The mental strain could be costing poor people up to 13 IQ (intelligence quotient) points and means they are more likely to make mistakes and bad decisions that amplify and perpetuate their financial woes, researchers found.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-poverty-brain/study-finds-poverty-reduces-brain-power-idUSBRE97S10W20130829

***"Mistakes and bad decisions" is from having a lower IQ from what everything that caused it. And that like said is like the water that covers the poop in the toilet and the bad pops up more!

~~~~~Hate has regional roots in poverty and lack of education, say University of Utah researchers. Across the United States, hate groups are most active in areas with lower levels of education and ethnic diversity and a higher prevalence of poverty and conservative politics, according to a new study by geographers at the University of Utah.

But a closer analysis of individual U.S. counties reveals varied and unique regional patterns to what drives hate-group activity, the U. researchers found.

“There is no one specific cause of hate, though generally speaking, it typically stems from fear,” says their study, published Friday in Annals of the American Association of Geographers. “… Fear of change, fear of marginalization, fear of resource loss. These fears are different based on place.”

Hateful activity drops off, for example, as religious participation increases in areas along the West Coast and in the Intermountain West, the study found. Yet in the central and southeastern U.S. and along the East Coast, higher levels of religious faith correlate with more hate.
https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2018/02/09/hate-has-regional-roots-in-poverty-and-lack-of-education-say-university-of-utah-researchers

A school is only good as the social environment it has around it

A school is only good social environment it has around it. Getting kids ready for the changing job skills  (The knowledge economy) with them at a high disadvantage ending in the rich having no one to hire letting the poor bring them down to their level is a true issue! Its a labor force issue! The environment being education is for the rich people not the poor limiting growth!

Who will have the job skills in a future where the jobs the kids will be going into does not exist yet if the kids are living in poverty? Good test scores are not going be there as it's like in high stakes testing vs being low in poverty is like being in a car race with people that walk without cars because they can't afford one or drive unsafe car with no bumper! You know what will happen. Expect low until the environment changes with better foundation raising minimum wage keeping the safety net, enforcing unions than people getting the lowest everything they can get pushing more minimum wage retirees living with nothing so they have nothing as you spend what you earn. And so to say you get what you pay for. Pay low get low!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_economy

~~~~~POVERTY AND SCHOOL FUNDING: WHY LOW-INCOME STUDENTS OFTEN SUFFER.

While the current U.S. economy continues to improve, there is one area that is still feeling the squeeze from the recession years: K-12 public school spending. Recently, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that 34 states are contributing less funding on a per student basis than they did prior to the recession years. Since states are responsible for 44 percent of total education funding in the U.S., these dismal numbers mean a continued crack down on school budgets despite an improving economy.  In extreme cases, like in Philadelphia and Chicago, individual districts have had to tap into other money and reserves to cover the basics of public education in their areas.

Low-Income Students Hardest Hit

This is a particular blow to areas with high rates of poverty.  Students in these areas not only suffer from lack of resources at home, but their schools must also scrape by on the minimum. It’s not a secret that poverty is a major problem in the United States.  The middle class seems to be disappearing and the gap is widening between the upper class and the lower class sectors of society.  The socioeconomic status of children and their families has a profound effect on the children’s education, even in a country that prides itself on equal opportunity and fair treatment of all.  Funding to low-income Title I schools has decreased since 2010 and a number of states have cut pre-K educational per student funding in recent years and many have had to reduce enrollment numbers.

In practical terms, these findings make sense. Property taxes pay much of public education costs and that revenue source is still low. Overall, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that districts collected just over 2 percent lower on property taxes ending in March than in the year before. Furthering the problem is the fact that while states have been cut throat in reducing spending, they have not been as vigilant in raising revenue sources through taxes and fees.

Not Just a Student Problem

Less state spending on education certainly affects the learning experience but it also impacts other areas of the economy. Unemployed teachers and administrators have less to pump back into the economy and the viscous cycle of K-12 underfunding is furthered.  While unemployment is a factor in poverty for some, there are many who are employed and still live below the poverty line. A higher level of education is needed for high paying jobs that can support a family.  It is difficult to support a family with a minimum wage job, even when working full-time.  The conundrum is furthered when school funding is diminishing—removing one more source of hope for ending the cycle.

Children living in poverty often come to school without having had enough sleep, and without having had breakfast.  They often experience family violence, abuse, secondhand smoke, neglect, poor clothing and shoes.  Even though they have limited experiences in the world, they may not be able to pay for field trips and cannot pay for extracurricular activities of any kind, which could actually expand their experience base.  This is the frightening reality for millions of children, and teachers are very likely to have impoverished students in their class.  But, without the necessary resources to address these concerns, little improvement will be seen.

If we cannot fully fund our public schools how can we expect things like the achievement gap to close or high school graduation rates to rise? It was understandable that budgets had to be slashed when the bottom dropped out of the economy but now that we are in a more stable place, it is time to get back to funding what matters most: the education of our K-12 students.
https://www.theedadvocate.org/poverty-and-school-funding-why-low-income-students-often-suffer

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Story of the Video: "Broken Wings" - The Broken Wings



As many might not of known about the Mr. Mister song "Broken Wings" is loosely based on a book by Kahlil Gibran called Broken Wings and was made into a movie "The Broken Wings." A point to break away into something bigger than all of them. Love!

~~~~~Broken Wings
The Broken Wings is a poetic novel written by Khalil Gibran first published in Arabic in 1912. It is a tale of tragic love, set in turn-of-the-century Beirut. A young woman, Selma Karamy, is betrothed to a prominent religious man's nephew. The protagonist (a young man that Gibran perhaps modeled after himself) falls in love with this woman. They begin to meet in secret, however they are discovered, and Selma is forbidden to leave her house, breaking their hopes and hearts.

The book highlights many of the social issues of the time in the Eastern Mediterranean, including religious corruption, the rights of women (and lack thereof), and the weighing up of wealth and happiness.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_Wings_(Gibran_novel)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Broken_Wings

~~~~~Story of the Video: "Broken Wings"
The Mr. Mister song "Broken Wings" is loosely based on a book by Kahlil Gibran called The Broken Wings, which tells the story of a couple who are separated by their society. In the song, lead singer Richard Page implores his loved one to fly away, knowing the only chance they have is if she someday returns after spreading her wings.

The song was a #1 US hit in 1985, the same year VH1 went on the air. The video got steady airplay on the nascent network and was also in rotation on MTV. Like the song, the video tells a transcendent tale, complete with a desert road trip, tango dancing, and a hawk.

Oley Sassone, who directed the video, tells the story.

Carl Wiser (Songfacts): Where did you shoot the video?

Oley Sassone: It was shot in Los Angeles. Specifically the oil fields near LAX along Sepulveda Boulevard, along the Pacific Coast Highway in Palos Verdes. And the church and performance was shot at the historic San Fernando Mission.

Songfacts: Can you talk about the concept?

Oley: I would always pay attention to first impressions the moment I hear a song. I immediately saw a bird flying, leading our hero, Richard Page, on a journey of self realization - how to tie a story to that through line was the challenge.

I wanted to see a man and a woman together, then in conflict, then separation, and didn't want the usual drama of seeing two unknown actors going at it. So to avoid that cliché and simplify the idea I thought of tango dancers, due to the bass beat in the song. Also, I think I just watched Last Tango in Paris at that time!

The subtext of the story and what I wanted the audience to feel was our hero's own backstory in his mind. The tango dancers, juxtaposed with the images of him getting lost while driving, tossing a map and instead following the hawk overhead was, symbolically, his own soul, his own voice deep inside telling him to carry on - to lead him to a new path, a new beginning.

I had originally wanted to show him running low on water, which I had established: the car (a Thunderbird of course) breaking down, a feeling that all was lost. We see Richard in his final moment of defeat walking over a sand dune and revealing that he had found the ocean. Water being symbolic to survival, life, a new beginning. But alas, we ran out of time on that day of shooting and we found the spot on the side of the road where we set up and shot the last scene overlooking the ocean. We found a branch stuck in the ground and did the shot with the hawk giving Richard one last look and a little tilt of its head as if to say, Carry on!

Songfacts: How did you end up working on the video, and what was the experience was like for you?

Oley: I was at the time one of the top music video directors in the business. I got a copy of the song from the record company and pitched my concept to them and the band and that was that.

It was a great shoot. The band were the coolest guys, had a good crew, locations were right. And of course we had to have a trained hawk to fly in the church window and down onto the pew. I originally envisioned the hawk flying in the church in the wide shot, but the bird was not cooperating and would land too far away from Richard, so I had to do it in two shots.

Being in a church and keeping a spiritual feel to it, I had Richard lie back in the pew while sitting, making a cross with his arms (the iconic shot of James Dean in Giant, with his arms over a Winchester rifle as if hanging on a cross came to mind when I was shooting) and we back lit the hawk flying in the window, revealing the shaft of heavenly light that hits Richard along in the pew. The hawk landing near him and staring into his eyes to give him strength to continue the journey.

Songfacts: How did it impact your career, and what did you do next?

Oley: Obviously it was a hit video, but it was also a hit song! A really great song. You can't make a good video with a bad song. So it boosted my standing in the business at the time and kept me in demand for the next year. I believe I did Bonnie Raitt and John Lee Hooker together for the "In the Mood" video.
https://www.songfacts.com/blog/writing/story-of-the-video-broken-wings