Thursday, April 27, 2017

Messing with NAFTA and the Sadomasochist

It's known that a fetish is a fulfillment, a keystone of life, it's ok but...
My friend in college always wondered why people like to make things bad
for themselves. Want low taxes when they need the food stamps or need
the help paying their rent etc. Being the poor takes in more tax help than they
pay out in taxes. Or the just do without shown by they car they drive from the
80's with no bumper, or they walk down the road with no car like a
third world country. Looks like they are being taken care of to me!
Not a tax burden to the state as there is no taxes for their help anyway
and they do without!

"Why take things away that you need???? Sadomasochism!!!! They like it!!!!"
Well it's true! Overall in Oklahoma people here eat less fruit etc.
But noted is the cost as the low pay makes it not a staple for the household!
No NAFTA is higher prices and as I seen less on the shelf at Walmart!
Most of fruit and veggies are from Mexico so... No loss for people in
Oklahoma here, but for others well... But they will go for it even if it gives
them less food! And they expect you to suffer just like they do then get
confused why you don't want to suffer. Like you are to be their best friend even
though their voting habits makes it bad for everyone, like thank you for making
life bad for me whip again thank you! Thus the sadomasochism part!!!!
Just be their friend so you can suffer along with them! Not!!!

"1. Oklahoma ranks dead last among the 50 states in fruit consumption."

Anyway you see it Walmart is looking to be a bit costly and bare.
The Dollar tree would be like the $5 Dollar tree or totality gone!
Cars go higher, Jobs tank as why make those things, they are not buying
because it cost too much?

But oh well live around it get out of the way and let them have their
sadomasochism! Don't let it be your hell, just go around them have some
adaptation and let them enjoy their misery! Well you can't make them not!!!!
A fetish is a fulfillment, Sadomasochist voters are not! A lover, is to love,
hate is just hate it is best to go for the gold not the crap in life as it effects
everyone else also!

~~~~~Messing with NAFTA: 14 million American jobs are on the line
If those avocados, cars and bacon become more expensive, American shoppers will have less money to spend on other items, risking millions of retail jobs.

In other words, the ripple effects on jobs from terminating NAFTA would likely be widespread.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Humanistic Psychology - Social Economics

In college I never limited my education but I pushed on Psychology as my major.
In point Humanistic Psychology. I am not a Behaviorist to the fact that is just a
result of environment guiding the behavior. Overtime the positive or negative
reinforcement becomes daunting to the subject and so the subject would move on
to higher and better things by free will because the need for self-actualization.

To me I see it as workers running for better pay. In that brings up a good point
that no man is an island. Meaning everyone needs each other.
The old economic view that if you want something you go find a better job
and work for it. Is just simple minded and not true these days!
Others economic state guides the market in reality. Sears, K-mart etc is a victim
of the lack of sales. Why? It was not as bad in 1925 when it started.
Low wages, low buying power today? Well Yes!!!
Applebee's is a victim of low wages and the point of no value vs the cost and
value of all you can eat places at cheaper prices.

The Golden Corral has high labor cost food delivery and etc.
It's the Walmart of buffets but is prone to be priced out of market also!
There are many ads on TV pushing the The Golden Corral as I see as
bring in the consumers to keep up with the cost vs peoples wages.

So to work at a place and expecting to move up the ladder or get a raise
when they are on shaky grounds depending on the consumers they are working
to bring in is shady! Also noted in small towns is the issue of not getting raises
or being able to move up the ladder. Works hard makes the same pay!
Pointing at the amount of minimum wage retirees in town retiring on low wage 
growth from their past jobs. Points to doing better for yourself without others is fail. 
And a good point of Humanistic Psychology. 

"Primarily, this type of therapy encourages a self-awareness and mindfulness that 
helps the client change their state of mind and behaviour from one set of reactions 
to a healthier one with more productive self-awareness and thoughtful actions. 
Essentially, this approach allows the merging of mindfulness and behavioural therapy, 
with positive social support." A positive social support is also negative social non 
support as everyone stays home with no money killing most of the stores in town.

So Humanistic psychology is a good view of the economic state of today.
"5. Human beings are intentional, aim at goals, are aware that they cause future
events, and seek meaning, value, and creativity." Pointing at staying home being
broke will effect in hardships and failure for businesses. But is a positive value as
the lack of sales pushes the need to fix the issue of low wages as most would
do without and be a sore thumb walking in town without cars or driving cars with 
no bumpers, scaring off all the rich people coming to town.
Like a poverty crusade showing the need for better pay!

Or if one bill they have takes more money being they make the same pay.
It takes more of their money so there is less money for anything else as they 
cut back their spending to compensate the higher cost bill.
So the one / self affects the many! We are not islands!

~~~~~Humanistic psychology
The humanistic psychology perspective is summarized by five core principles or postulates of humanistic psychology first articulated in an article written by James Bugental in 1964 and adapted by Tom Greening, psychologist and long-time editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. The five basic principles of humanistic psychology are:
  1. Human beings, as human, supersede the sum of their parts. They cannot be reduced to components.
  2. Human beings have their existence in a uniquely human context, as well as in a cosmic ecology.
  3. Human beings are aware and are aware of being aware - i.e., they are conscious. Human consciousness always includes an awareness of oneself in the context of other people.
  4. Human beings have the ability to make choices and therefore have responsibility.
  5. Human beings are intentional, aim at goals, are aware that they cause future events, and seek meaning, value, and creativity.
While humanistic psychology is a specific division within the American Psychological Association (Division 32), humanistic psychology is not so much a discipline within psychology as a perspective on the human condition that informs psychological research and practice.

~~~~~Characteristics of Humanistic Psychology
1. Non-judgmental
Humanistic therapy is an approach to counseling where the helping professional does not judge what is being shared by a client – regardless of the material being disclosed. 

2. Empathetic
A key feature of person centered therapy is empathy. Counselors adopting a humanistic approach to counseling often join their clients’ when exploring emotionally painful issues, which are sometimes referred to as a psychic injury.

3. Non-Pathological
Most humanistic counseling professionals put aside the clinical jargon and diagnosis and dial into the essence of the client. Many helping professionals using a person centered approach encourage the client to focus on their strengths (aka strength based approach).

4. Focus on the self
Humanistic psychological approaches involved the helping professional assisting the client focus on the “self”. In other words, the goal of therapy is to promote the client’s expression of feelings, thoughts and emotions through dialogue. In some cases, expressive outlets are encouraged, such as writing, painting, drawing and even acting (aka psycho-drama).

5. Existential
A final characteristic of humanistic psychology is its existential components. Existential therapists help clients work through restrictive patterns and approaches by encouraging them to express themselves through creativity and self-expression. Four existential dimensions are commonly explored as part of existential infusion: 1. Physical, 2. Psychological, 3. Social and Spiritual.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Oklahoma in budget hell need Kale for Flux

As many know the Republican run states are the worse on life
and budget. It shows by the lack of! Just look at what is missing!
How the people are living, their education etc. 
There is nothing hated more by college professors than unprepared
kids for college because of a low education budget.
They hold back the whole class as the professor has to stop class to 
bring the kid up to speed. Not fair to the kids that paid money for 
the class and have to see their time go for the unprepared kid!
http://hechingerreport.org/many-who-pass-state-high-school-graduation-tests-show-up-to-college-unprepared

All of this points at what the labor pool will be like for America.
There are many corporations and small oil, big oil worried about
the labor force coming out of Oklahoma from more cuts and cuts!

To such a point small oil wants the taxes to go up on oil being it is too low.
And if it's a concern of that they take action to do something big oil does 
see the red flag also! What are they going to have from not doing so!
People doing without, that makes no one money! "Trailer park job candidates"
because of the lack of everything not able to get a better life, too low!
Poverty makes everything BAD for EVERYONE! 


"A group of small oil and natural gas producers in Oklahoma have formed an 
alliance and are asking the Legislature to increase the gross production tax 
back to 7 percent, saying the industry is committed to helping solve 
the state's budget crisis."
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oklahoma/articles/2017-04-03/oil-gas-producers-ask-oklahoma-legislature-to-increase-tax

Action has to be made because of all of this. Not doing so effects the labor force!
Cutting taxes does what it does and here we are! Low taxes = No money!
Even the poor takes in more tax dollars than they pay out in taxes!
Less money to be taxed is not much of tax for them. They would lose more help
than they would get with a tax return! So raising taxes being the poor will pay less
taxes as they don't have a $1,000,000 house or a $30,000 truck to pay higher
takes on. If it cost too much the poor will just not buy it buying something cheaper
and pay less taxes with it!

"TOPEKA, Kan. Kansas’ Republican-led Legislature voted Friday to roll back
a deep tax cut championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, conceding it helped
put the state in dire financial straits and setting up a possible showdown with him."

But I would not like a poverty tax! A cigarette tax is just taking money away from
the poor so it's less money to be spent elsewhere this is hard on local towns!
It would better to tax a better stable tax resource. Tax Chardonnay being the cost
of it anyway vs the poor buying Pabst Blue Ribbon depending what you 
have to buy what with!

So it's time for the states to eat Kale for Flux!
10. Kale is a great detox food.

You can help by calling your state senator to let them know you are
concerned about your kids future, will they be prepared for college
after high school? What kind of job do they think my kid would get
with less of a high school education?

Monday, April 17, 2017

Low taxes at work and In praise of idleness

Is this inflammatory that people and government in red states are
against it's own not even thinking about the being all connected thinking?
If you are in denial and just go with it, it's still there it's like putting on
a blindfold and walking across the highway pretending there are no
cars there. Isolationist, Reductionist thinking is prone to natural selection.
If you make nothing you have nothing. "Make children wages, live like a child."
And so we all go down a victim of low wages! Like in the more people that crash
their cars and still drive them there is a cost as the insurance companies pass
the cost to the consumers as they are in a business to make money not loose it!

Being against your own, makes all against all. You can't go forward if you are
going backward. The low life is not a life and should not be respected as
it makes all lives lower! As in not being able to afford life and without life
things get bad. "Live in a cornfield, your mind is only mushed as the cornfield
that you live in!" You do get what you pay for!

A child can't pay a DR bill, rent, car payment, car insurance etc.
So adults making children wages must work two children waged jobs.
That is like working one normal job but being stuck at work for 16 hours
in that doesn't help the family and others.
I stand by Bertrand Russell in praise of idleness in the jobs and wages part.
"What people who say such things forget is that what a man earns he usually
spends, and in spending he gives employment." But making children wages?
Make nothing you got nothing! And helps no one else and makes things mushy!

The issue is the low pay making the inability to grow out of it
With a kid you know you want the kid to go to a good college
like Yale being it has more resources than a JR college.
People that go to Yale make more than people that went to a JR college!
"Your education is only worth the paper it's printed on! If you think not then
you might be standing in a cornfield with a college degree!" Think about it!

So the point is everything being low making it low for everyone
because they all can't afford it! In that also points to the lack of
education in it's not because they are lazy it's just a matter of who
will pay for it everyone makes children wages!

Wage growth does not happen in red states. That is why there is so much
minimum wage retirees in red states. There are a lot of elderly people
that say they are on a fixed income but fail to say it's at $5.35 type pay.

So the whole thing is just a mess of low everything and who pays for that?
Normally that would make a tax burden and a need to fix it by raising the pay.
But people in red states do without! "Oklahoma is a low tax burden state.
Yes, but look around there, it looks like they are being taken care of with their
car with no bumpers, walking down the road with no car. Living at home with
no AC / Heat! And that effects as the power company has to lower it's spending
like the consumer does because they can't afford it because of less money coming in!

Also when you look at healthcare and the issue with the ACA having many sick
people getting on it, because they are not a tax burden doing without.
I believe Obama should of sued the states for making a burden to healthcare
for red states not supporting the people. But the doing without part I guess stops that!

So really the people in red states make it bad for themselves pushing others views
of red states being sadomasochist voters, because they like their misery.

"Can't make them not!" That is true, as a whole but is not the point as those things
do take care itself as the doing without life makes everyone do without.
You can make it but they can't afford it! Making businesses come to town only for
them to close because even the workers can't afford the prices along with others.
Like making a stake house come to town that the workers couldn't even afford with
their pay thus having a employee discount but not at the other high dollar places
so it all goes down being most make low pay!

But that is ok. It's like burning down the weeds to make room for grass to grow.
They have to raise the pay sometime so everyone in town would have money to burn
not just a few people! Noting the "In praise of idleness" part!
True and something to think about!

It's not fair for store owners to lower their prices to match the poverty wages
of the town. Consumer based pricing, that is death! As a store that has no money
coming in has less money to give to the workers, unless you have a money tree
in the back of the store that you shake to get money for your workers paycheck.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Knowledge of the Absolute

"Action cannot destroy ignorance, for it is not in conflict with or opposed to ignorance. Knowledge does verily destroy ignorance as light destroys deep darkness. Action cannot destroy ignorance, for it is not in conflict with or opposed to ignorance. Knowledge does verily destroy ignorance as light destroys deep darkness.  The Soul appears to be finite because of ignorance. When ignorance is destroyed the Self which does not admit of any multiplicity truly reveals itself by itself: like the Sun when the clouds pass away."

In life one wonders of where one is placed for,
for what reason or timing to be for.
What are the odds of meeting someone far away then to
meet again in in a far away place. You would say it to be destiny,
the red string of fate but it's a unknown but too far big.

One life to love could lead to a direction to another life to love.
But then love is far and close in all the same!

So... The Knowledge of the Absolute?

This was something I was thinking about like in my life.
In school I was always the one you came to if you had a problem.
Talking to me made the light come on in your head, or I said something
that pointed to a answer. So to me pointing to knowledge of the absolute
is possible to be absolute. The more I have thrown at me the more I will
give out to you in the answers. If I do a search on the internet for something
I tend to run into something I posted. Being it is me searching, I am my own best
answer and I hate that because I need to grow and have knowledge!
I'm not an Island!

Back when I was 7+ I think, a homeless guy gave me 
something like LSD or something. Well I tripped out and saw the Machine Elves.
They attacked me with knowledge and I mean attacked! I was taking the
knowledge in when they started to question and hold back when they
stopped and asked me if I could take this it's a life time of knowledge / advanced.
I was upset that they stopped and wanting to know why they stopped being
concerned about my well being when they attacked me with knowledge
in the first place. We went on. I was able to take all of the info!
To me that is just a part that makes me who I am.

But the absolute is the absolute, a point a end and a beginning.
Something to hope for in ones life and in this time! Think about it!!!!!


Chapter 7: Knowledge of the Absolute

TEXT 7
mattah parataram nanyat
kincid asti dhananjaya
mayi sarvam idam protam
sutre mani-gana iva
SYNONYMS
mattah—beyond Myself; parataram—superior; na—not; anyat—anything else; kincit—something; asti—there is; dhananjaya—O conquerer of wealth; mayi—in Me; sarvam—all that be; idam—which we see; protam—strung; sutre—on a thread; mani-ganah—pearls; iva—likened.

TRANSLATION
O conquerer of wealth [Arjuna], there is no Truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.

PURPORT
There is a common controversy over whether the Supreme Absolute Truth is personal or impersonal. As far as Bhagavad-gita is concerned, the Absolute Truth is the Personality of Godhead Sri Krsna, and this is confirmed in every step. In this verse, in particular, it is stressed that the Absolute Truth is a person. That the Personality of Godhead is the Supreme Absolute Truth is also the affirmation of the Brahma-samhita: isvarah paramah krsnah sac-cid-ananda-vigrahah; that is, the Supreme Absolute Truth Personality of Godhead is Lord Krsna, who is the primeval Lord, the reservoir of all pleasure, Govinda, and the eternal form of complete bliss and knowledge. These authorities leave no doubt that the Absolute Truth is the Supreme Person, the cause of all causes. The impersonalist, however, argues on the strength of the Vedic version given in the Svetasvatara Upanisad: tato yad uttarataram tad arupam anamayam ya etad vidur amrtas te bhavanti athetare duhkham evapi yanti. "In the material world Brahma, the primeval living entity within the universe, is understood to be the supreme amongst the demigods, human beings and lower animals. But beyond Brahma there is the Transcendence who has no material form and is free from all material contaminations. Anyone who can know Him also becomes transcendental, but those who do not know Him suffer the miseries of the material world."

The impersonalist puts more stress on the word arupam. But this arupam is not impersonal. It indicates the transcendental form of eternity, bliss and knowledge as described in the Brahma-samhita quoted above. Other verses in the Svetasvatara Upanisad substantiate this as follows:

vedaham etam purusam mahantam aditya-varnam tamasah parastat
tam eva vidvan amrta iha bhavati nanyah pantha vidyate ayanaya
yasmat param naparam asti kincid yasmannaniyo na jyayo 'sti kincit

"I know that Supreme Personality of Godhead who is transcendental to all material conceptions of darkness. Only he who knows Him can transcend the bonds of birth and death. There is no way for liberation other than this knowledge of that Supreme Person.

"There is no truth superior to that Supreme Person because He is the supermost. He is smaller than the smallest, and He is greater than the greatest. He is situated as a silent tree, and He illumines the transcendental sky, and as a tree spreads its roots, He spreads His extensive energies."

From these verses one concludes that the Supreme Absolute Truth is the Supreme Personality of Godhead who is all-pervading by His multi-energies, both material and spiritual.

Monday, April 10, 2017

I want something just like this - Pursuit of better



You might see it from your own life from where you have been.
There is a point in life to want better as it's known life is sort and
you never know.

You also need to ask what is good for you.
What do you have to give but just sits there stagnating. Really that is sick!
That is the point that I see in my life also. So this story is to point to get up and
decide on something for the better. And know what is good and better for you!
Let's all grow! We all where kids then we grow up only to always grow up as it
is a never ending thing called life!

(*Funny, note the video looks like me when I was a kid...)
http://www.angelfire.com/bug/dugbuglas2/WHATIS.html


Friday, April 7, 2017

Start Again



It's always a good day to start again. A New Day! Just look at what it would
be like if you didn't start again. Heading your life / career into zombie land!
If you want to be a zombie then you might as well get it over with, just
dump your diplomas and works in a box and put them in a middle school
basement next to the box of trophies from years past.

Really no one cares about those things! It would be better to live!
Well what is better looking at your wall of insanity full of diplomas
and works when you are 70 with no one caring about them but you.
Or have a photo there of you and your lover riding a bike together naked
at the burning man festival. Something to think about!

But the point is to start again and find what is best for you regardless!
We all learn from our past and grow... That is how we grow anyway!
Life is short it's best to grab life by the horns as it's about your happiness!
Walking down the road together into the sunset is better than not!

~~~~~10 Tools for Restarting Your Life
For many, finding their way through the next year will feel like starting over. Not a completely horrible prospect, but the workload can be daunting. Here are some tips to help you create some new beginnings and make your life a little more emotionally fit in the process.
  1. Starting over is not the same as recouping from a failure. It is a new beginning, and you have gained experience and knowledge to help you reach your goals. Reignite your passion by imagining what it will feel like when you achieve the desired result.
  2. Moving through life is like climbing stairs. You go up a step or two, and then you level off and you may go down a step, but you are still higher than you were. That’s the process of life (and therapy) nothing is ever a straight shot. Have some patience with yourself and with your newfound direction.
  3. You can create a whole new life if you want it. You just have to approach it in the right way. Sometimes little ideas can turn into big things. Visualize a positive outcome for your issue. Medical doctors recommend visualization to patients with chronic and potentially fatal illnesses. If it can help them, it can do the same for you. 
  4. Endings are not necessarily bad things. Even if you lost your job, savings or home, what comes to you in the future may be better than what you had. Sometimes the phoenix has to burn, so it can rise again.
  5. Starting over may feel scary, but it can be a cause for celebration. Think of it as exciting, and many of your anxious feelings will begin to fade. The truth is that anxiety and excitement feel exactly the same to the body. It’s our minds that make it scary versus exhilarating.
  6. Remember that your future is not governed by your past. No matter what has happened in your life, you can find a way to make things a little better for yourself, and hopefully for those around you as well.
  7. Having to start over is different from choosing to start over. For many whose lives are still in chaos because of the trying times we are in, starting over is not a choice. It can be hard to accept support from others. If you find it difficult to take that in, just promise yourself that you will return the favor and do something to “pay it forward” as soon as possible.
  8. Healthy alternatives to negative lifestyle patterns abound. If you can’t stop a bad habit, start by cutting back. It’s okay to give yourself a little time to moderate or stop something that’s hurting you.
  9. Starting over is about creating and reaching new goals. We are happiest when we’re moving toward a goal. It’s not all about the end result, in fact when you do achieve a dream you must find a new one as soon as possible in order to stay emotionally fit. Think about it this way, you can either be green and growing or ripe and rotting. Which do you prefer?
  10. Starting over is about giving yourself a chance at real happiness. You will have to be brave and get good at learning new things, but how bad can that be? At the very worst, you will acquire the skills you need to start on the next project. 
Finding ways to begin anew will give you energy. The excitement of moving toward what you want will also bring you happiness. Just start small and don’t put too much pressure on yourself, you’ll get there sooner than you think.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Indecision Hurts More than Making a Mistake

The one thing that hurts people the most is indecision!
For me I learned from my past, as in my loves!
I am a lover and love them but relating to all the personal hell
of their hell they have from being and not being their fault.
To me I would like to date an intelligent lady, a PHD like winner!
So I could talk about something relating to Chaos Theory
in a social economic setting, without them thinking 
Chaos Theory is like a anarchist's view!

Talking is a good thing. It's good to be open with each other!
As in making a agreement with a marred lady!
Even having her say "I will think about it, let me talk to my husband
about it!" would make me dance all day long. Thank god there is hope!
Saying no is also good in knowing one can know what to do!
But saying nothing when actions speak louder than words is nothing!
It hurts to have feelings for a married lady with no talk that is real!
Just a scripted response and blank?????????????

Dating a not married lady is better as the only obligation is her
as it's her rules not her and her husbands rules!
Dating a married lady is also like being a part time boyfriend to her
as you would not be primary to her. Primary is good but indecision also hurts.
It would be ok to jump up and down telling me to fuck off.
Personally I would be happy to know!
"Oh god thank you for being decisive!",  "It's worst to be indecisive
It's a hell!!!!!!"

The value is what is good for you, compatible and rational, fractal and
practicable! So if it's a good arrangement and it heals both, decide!

Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.”
Terence McKenna 

As with love there is a value of gold, something of worth in ones life.
And so in your workplace or business indecision hurts more than mistakes.
You learn from mistakes, indecision stops all things for everyone!

~~~~~Indecision Hurts More than Making a Mistake
When CEOs and owners call me, they’re facing a problem or need, most often how to increase revenue into their business. Perhaps they’re in a market where most revenue is won via competitive bidding. Perhaps they’ve realized that slogging along at a 3-5% rate of revenue growth means every day is the same old thing and they’re tired of it. Perhaps they have some outstanding new talent and they need more money to invest in developing their offerings. Perhaps they’re simply tired of competing on price and want to do something to create new offerings with exceptional value that command higher revenue.

No matter the size of the business, the industry or if your buyers are other businesses, consumers or government agencies, if you’re thinking about sizeable revenue growth, you’ll need additional resources. Whenever I ask someone why they haven’t achieved the objective yet, they say they’ve been worrying about making mistakes: the wrong goal, the wrong actions and the wrong investments.

How do you make the transition from identifying the need to achieving the revenue goal? The single most important step is to DECIDE. The longer you waffle, the less likely you will be to make any moves towards the revenue goal. Inertia, baggage, culture, leadership, risk aversion—all these common factors conspire against you. The only option is to DECIDE to ACT and then acquire the resources needed to implement that decision.

Resources can come from inside or outside your organization. When you choose to allocate internal resources, choose decisively. This could become one person’s full-time job. Back this person up; don’t steal time and energy away from him or her. Whatever plan you have, be decisive about it and act.

If you’re turning to outside resources, you’ll need to set aside time to evaluate options and money to pay for them. Do this quickly and firmly. Set aside one week during which you evaluate 2 or 3 options, secure the funds and sign a contract. Once you’ve decided and finalized the agreement, your chosen resource can get started and you can go back to your normal work and focus.

The longer you take to decide and finalize, the more you lose momentum and interest. Any outsider who is worth paying will also be quick to propose a plan, and quick to accept and get started. Appreciate their intensity and focus. You never benefit from lengthy decision-making.

And those dollars you’re trying to generate? The farther off the day when the dollars start flowing in, the lower their value. Even with the current low price of money, delays cost you: in getting to market, in attracting new buyers; in taking advantage of the 1-3 year window of opportunity until others start competing with you.

Indecisiveness infects your whole organization. It oppresses anyone who is decisive and timely. It sends the message that no risk is acceptable—and that means no return. There is never perfect information or a perfect moment. Start being decisive, and accept some risk. The return you envision is just around the corner as long as you DECIDE and ACT.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/indecision-hurts-more-than-making-mistake-susan-trivers-

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Multiple intelligences and Deeper learing

Taking something from my years in school, and about today in everyday life
is something many may know about but then not, so I am doing a story about it.
Multiple intelligences! Still I am useful as a Genie in a bottle!
I remember those test when I was a kid, oh god! But from those test here I am today! 

It's like in the Gnostic, even in it's meaning "having knowledge."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnosticism

"Yeshua said, A person old in days will not hesitate to ask a little child
seven days old  about the place of life, and the person will live.
For many of the first will be last and become a single one."
http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gosthom-meyer.html

And that is a good point to teach more at a early age.
Also I would stop the point of teaching kids to be in the now!
To me I see it as teaching your kids to move only 
one inch at a time making the kids have slow growth.

There is no multiple in moving one inch at a time in the now.
Being in the now disables your thinking and to get more kids to push 
into the multiple intelligence test you need to be in the multiple!

These days I would say it's noted as "Deeper learning."
I never limited my education. In college I took many classes on all ends.
In that I use one part that I had learned on another part I learned.
As in the time I was listening to audiobooks at the same time on two
college courses I was talking that semester. Two headphones, one
on each ear. Two at the same time... Sort of at the same time.
I would pause back and forth. I didn't have time to do both so I did two
at the same time... Half ass is better than no ass at all!
I was working to get like a "C" on both test instead of a "F" on one.
I needed to know both fairly!

Working at Walmart once I did that again. Because of the productivity
harassment (micromanagement) I worked two aisles every 15 minutes,
back and forth to get things done because of all the mess there!

In elementary I hated the math class to the point I threw my math book
out the window. And put it behind the chalkboard once.
But down the road I used math to find the displacement of my cars engine,
finding out the car makers lie about it! 

***Piston Displacement is found by formulating the volume of a cylinder as a
geometric shape which is pi/4 which equals 0.7853982
This number is then multiplied by the square diameter of the bore & multiplied by 
the stroke times the cylinders. Like:
(pi/4)  0.7853982    X   (Bore squared )  3.50 X 4 =14.00   X   (Stroke)  3.78   X  (Cylinders)  4  =166.25 ci  /  2724.34 cc For a 1990 Nissan 240sx!

That was my deeper learning and to point learning is really for later
not now. The stuff learned now is more used for later. But you have to learn it!

~~~~~How Do We Define and Measure “Deeper Learning”?
Simply defined, “deeper learning” is the "process of learning for transfer,"
meaning it allows a student to take what’s learned in one situation and apply it
to another, explained James Pellegrino, one of the authors of the report.
"You can use knowledge in ways that make it useful in new situations,"
he said in a recent webinar. “You have procedural knowledge of how, why,
and when to apply it to answer questions and solve problems.”

To deconstruct the definition of deeper learning further, the researchers came
up with what they call three domains of competence: cognitive, intrapersonal
and interpersonal. Cognitive refers to reasoning and problem solving;
intrapersonal refers to self-management, self-directedness, and conscientiousness;
and interpersonal refers to expressing ideas and communicating and
working with others. "The kinds of tasks we need to assess take kids more time
to enact and more time to score."
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/09/13/how-do-we-define-and-measure-deeper-learning 

~~~~~Multiple intelligences
Howard Gardner of Harvard has identified seven distinct intelligences. 
This theory has emerged from recent cognitive research and "documents the 
extent to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, 
remember, perform, and understand in different ways," according to 
Gardner (1991). According to this theory, "we are all able to know the world 
through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, 
the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other 
individuals, and an understanding of ourselves. Where individuals differ is in the 
strength of these intelligences - the so-called profile of intelligences -and in the ways 
in which such intelligences are invoked and combined to carry out different tasks, 
solve diverse problems, and progress in various domains."

Gardner says that these differences "challenge an educational system that assumes that 
everyone can learn the same materials in the same way and that a uniform, universal 
measure suffices to test student learning. Indeed, as currently constituted, our educational 
system is heavily biased toward linguistic modes of instruction and assessment and, 
to a somewhat lesser degree, toward logical-quantitative modes as well." 
Gardner argues that "a contrasting set of assumptions is more likely to be educationally 
effective. Students learn in ways that are identifiably distinctive. 
The broad spectrum of students - and perhaps the society as a whole would be better 
served if disciplines could be presented in a numbers of ways and learning could be 
assessed through a variety of means." The learning styles are as follows:

Visual-Spatial - think in terms of physical space, as do architects and sailors. 
Very aware of their environments. They like to draw, do jigsaw puzzles, read maps, 
daydream. They can be taught through drawings, verbal and physical imagery. 
Tools include models, graphics, charts, photographs, drawings, 3-D modeling, 
video, videoconferencing, television, multimedia, texts with pictures/charts/graphs.

Bodily-kinesthetic - use the body effectively, like a dancer or a surgeon. 
Keen sense of body awareness. They like movement, making things, touching. 
They communicate well through body language and be taught through physical activity, 
hands-on learning, acting out, role playing. Tools include equipment and real objects.

Musical - show sensitivity to rhythm and sound. They love music, but they are also 
sensitive to sounds in their environments. They may study better with music in the 
background. They can be taught by turning lessons into lyrics, speaking rhythmically, 
tapping out time. Tools include musical instruments, music, radio, stereo, 
CD-ROM, multimedia.

Interpersonal - understanding, interacting with others. These students learn through 
interaction. They have many friends, empathy for others, street smarts. 
They can be taught through group activities, seminars, dialogues. 
Tools include the telephone, audio conferencing, time and attention from the instructor, 
video conferencing, writing, computer conferencing, E-mail.

Intrapersonal - understanding one's own interests, goals. These learners tend to shy
away from others. They're in tune with their inner feelings; they have wisdom, intuition 
and motivation, as well as a strong will, confidence and opinions. 
They can be taught through independent study and introspection. 
Tools include books, creative materials, diaries, privacy and time. 
They are the most independent of the learners.

Linguistic - using words effectively. These learners have highly developed auditory 
skills and often think in words. They like reading, playing word games, making up 
poetry or stories. They can be taught by encouraging them to say and see words, 
read books together. Tools include computers, games, multimedia, books, 
tape recorders, and lecture.

Logical -Mathematical - reasoning, calculating. Think conceptually, abstractly 
and are able to see and explore patterns and relationships. They like to experiment, 
solve puzzles, ask cosmic questions. They can be taught through logic games, 
investigations, mysteries. They need to learn and form concepts before they can 
deal with details. At first, it may seem impossible to teach to all learning styles. 
However, as we move into using a mix of media or multimedia, it becomes easier. 
As we understand learning styles, it becomes apparent why multimedia appeals to 
learners and why a mix of media is more effective. It satisfies the many types of 
learning preferences that one person may embody or that a class embodies. 
A review of the literature shows that a variety of decisions must be made when 
choosing media that is appropriate to learning style.

Visuals: Visual media help students acquire concrete concepts, such as object 
identification, spatial relationship, or motor skills where words alone are inefficient.

Printed words: There is disagreement about audio's superiority to print for affective 
objectives; several models do not recommend verbal sound if it is not part of the 
task to be learned.

Sound: A distinction is drawn between verbal sound and non-verbal sound such 
as music. Sound media are necessary to present a stimulus for recall or sound 
recognition. Audio narration is recommended for poor readers.

Motion: Models force decisions among still, limited movement, and full 
movement visuals. Motion is used to depict human performance so that learners 
can copy the movement. Several models assert that motion may be unnecessary and 
provides decision aid questions based upon objectives. Visual media which portray 
motion are best to show psychomotor or cognitive domain expectations by 
showing the skill as a model against which students can measure their performance.

Color: Decisions on color display are required if an object's color is relevant to 
what is being learned.

Realia: Realia are tangible, real objects which are not models and are useful to 
teach motor and cognitive skills involving unfamiliar objects. Realia are appropriate 
for use with individuals or groups and may be situation based. Realia may be used 
to present information realistically but it may be equally important that the presentation 
corresponds with the way learner's represent information internally.

Instructional Setting: Design should cover whether the materials are to be used 
in a home or instructional setting and consider the size what is to be learned. 
Print instruction should be delivered in an individualized mode which allows the learner 
to set the learning pace. The ability to provide corrective feedback for individual 
learners is important but any medium can provide corrective feedback by stating 
the correct answer to allow comparison of the two answers.

Learner Characteristics: Most models consider learner characteristics as 
media may be differentially effective for different learners. Although research has 
had limited success in identifying the media most suitable for types of learners several 
models are based on this method.

Reading ability: Pictures facilitate learning for poor readers who benefit more 
from speaking than from writing because they understand spoken words; self-directed 
good readers can control the pace; and print allows easier review.

Categories of Learning Outcomes: Categories ranged from three to eleven and 
most include some or all of Gagne's (1977) learning categories; intellectual skills, 
verbal information, motor skills, attitudes, and cognitive strategies. 
Several models suggest a procedure which categorizes learning outcomes, 
plans instructional events to teach objectives, identifies the type of stimuli to present 
events, and media capable of presenting the stimuli.

Events of Instruction: The external events which support internal learning 
processes are called events of instruction. The events of instruction are planned 
before selecting the media to present it.

Performance: Many models discuss eliciting performance where the student 
practices the task which sets the stage for reinforcement. Several models indicate 
that the elicited performance should be categorized by type; overt, covert, motor, 
verbal, constructed, and select. Media should be selected which is best able to 
elicit these responses and the response frequency. One model advocates a behavioral 
approach so that media is chosen to elicit responses for practice. 
To provide feedback about the student's response, an interactive medium might be 
chosen, but any medium can provide feedback. 
Learner characteristics such as error proneness and anxiety should influence media 
selection. Testing which traditionally is accomplished through print, may be handled 
by electronic media. Media are better able to assess learners' visual skills than 
are print media and can be used to assess learner performance in 
realistic situations.



 

Multiple intelligences slide show

  1. 1. Howard Gardner In 1983 he published a book Frames of Mind outlining seven “intelligences” that all humans have to some degree. His work was based on human psychology, and never intended as an educational system. Yet it has become so widely published, taught and used, it is part of our educational pedagogy today. Multiple Intelligences
  2. 2. Verbal Linguistic Intelligence • Linguistic Students use words effectively. These learners have highly developed auditory skills and often think in words. They like reading, playing word games, making up poetry or stories. They can be taught by encouraging them to say and see words, and read books together. Tools include computers, games, multimedia, books, tape recorders, and lecture. http://iblogideas.blogspot.com/2008_10_01_archive.html Linguistic
  3. 3. Logical & Mathematical Intelligence • Logical –Mathematical Students use reasoning and calculating. They are able to think conceptually and abstractly, and are able to see and explore patterns and relationships. They like to experiment, solve puzzles, ask cosmic questions. They can be taught through logic games, investigations, mysteries. They need to learn and form concepts before they can deal with details. http://www.new-oceans.co.uk/new/education/multi7.htm Logical Mathematical
  4. 4. Musical Intelligence Musical Students show sensitivity to rhythm and sound. They love music, but they are also sensitive to sounds in their environments. They may study better with music in the background. They can be taught by turning lessons into lyrics, speaking rhythmically, tapping out time. Tools include musical instruments, music, radio, stereo, CD-ROM, and multimedia. http://www.indg.gov.in/primary-education/best- practices/multiple-intelligences-theory-which-one-your- learning-style/view?set_language=hi Musical
  5. 5. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence • Bodily-kinesthetic Students use the body effectively, like a dancer or a surgeon. Keen sense of body awareness. They like movement, making things and touching. They communicate well through body language and are best taught through physical activity, hands-on learning, acting out, role playing. Tools include equipment and real objects. http://expectumf.umf.maine.edu/mihome.html Bodily Kinesthetic
  6. 6. Visual Spatial Intelligence Visual-Spatial Students think in terms of physical space, as do architects And sailors. Very aware oftheir environments. They like to draw, do jigsaw puzzles, read maps, daydream. They can be taught through drawings, verbal and physical imagery. Tools include models, graphics, charts, photographs, drawings, 3-D modeling, video, videoconferencing, television, multimedia, texts with pictures/charts/graphs. http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/history/mi.html Visual Spatial
  7. 7. Interpersonal Intelligence • Interpersonal Students understand and learn by interacting with others. They have many friends, empathy for others and street smarts. They can be taught through group activities, seminars and dialogues. Their tools include the telephone, audio conferencing, time and attention from the instructor, video conferencing, writing, computer conferencing, E- mail. http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/history/mi.html Interpersonal
  8. 8. Intrapersonal Students understand their own interests, goals. These learners tend to shy away from others. They're in tune with their inner feelings; they have wisdom, intuition and motivation, as well as a strong will, confidence and opinions. They can be taught through independent study and introspection. Tools include books, creative materials, diaries, privacy and time. They are the most independent of the learners. http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/biology/b103/f01/web2/wise.html Intrapersonal Intelligence Intrapersonal
  9. 9. http://integral- options.blogspot.com/2007_02_25_archive.html • Naturalist Students feel a deep connection to the Earth, it’s systems, and the natural world. Ability to discriminate among living things and may enjoy botany, agricultural studies, and environmentalist studies. Naturalist Intelligence Naturalist
  10. 10. Existentialist Intelligence • Existentialist Student searches for the larger TRUTH, loves to pose and ponder questions about life, death and ultimate realities. http://pageofstepho.blogspot.com/2007/03/howard-gardner- hee-got-right-idea.html Existentialist