Sunday, November 4, 2018
Education, Health and Universal Laws of Human Stupidity
others if you are not allowed by having no resources from having nothing
disabling yourself and your family.
As I say "No man is an island. No one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others."
English author John Donne. Why? Well you can't make it if you are against your
own. Why impoverish the consumers so they buy nothing making nothing for the
store owners so they have nothing to pay their workers wages with.
They can't shake the money tree for the money. Also low consumers are people that
The impoverished labor force is something many doesn't like to hire.
If they can't take care of themselves how are they to take care of the workplace?
Walks without a car in bad weather doing damage to their body along with working
with hypothermia, makes ran down workers.
"Declining societies have the same percentage of stupid people as successful ones. But they also have high percentages of helpless people and, Cipolla writes, an alarming proliferation of the bandits with overtones of stupidity." , “Such change in the composition of the non-stupid population inevitably strengthens the destructive power of the [stupid] fraction and makes decline a certainty, Cipolla concludes. And the country goes to Hell.”
So inline with natural selection... Why disable everything being stupid?
You get what you pay for so if you pay for nothing we all will have nothing!
A declining society is a place no one wants. We all should be brought up not down!
Life is better understanding things not to be blundering along without knowing why it
happened being unrecognized thinking education hitting you in the head was a Junebug!
Lacking a concept of cause and effect? Just start thinking about it. What will happen in my life if I did that. And so if I go up they should go up also as you can't make it without them! What path are you taking? "A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses." , "This law also introduces three other phenotypes that Cipolla says co-exist alongside stupidity. First there is the intelligent person, whose actions benefit both himself and others. Then there is the bandit, who benefits himself at others’ expense. And lastly there is the helpless person, whose actions enrich others at his own expense."
Better pay is needed as you get what you pay for. Why have everyone wipe out
all the stores just because they don't have enough to go there?
Why vote for people that take it away from you? Kill your health care, giving
insurance policies that are less costly you can't use as it covers noting.
Having insurance but can't afford to use it! Looking at the national debt going
up as we all go down! Low taxes is less funding as the poor takes in more
taxes than they pay in taxes so the poor has less!
So as a note! Vote for better things!
~~~~~The five universal laws of human stupidity
In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.
Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems for others without apparent benefit to themselves, thereby lowering society’s total well-being. There are no defenses against stupidity, argued the Italian-born professor, who died in 2000. The only way a society can avoid being crushed by the burden of its idiots is if the non-stupid work even harder to offset the losses of their stupid brethren.
We can do nothing about the stupid. The difference between societies that collapse under the weight of their stupid citizens and those who transcend them are the makeup of the non-stupid. Those progressing in spite of their stupid possess a high proportion of people acting intelligently, those who counterbalance the stupid’s losses by bringing about gains for themselves and their fellows.
Declining societies have the same percentage of stupid people as successful ones. But they also have high percentages of helpless people and, Cipolla writes, “an alarming proliferation of the bandits with overtones of stupidity.”
“Such change in the composition of the non-stupid population inevitably strengthens the destructive power of the [stupid] fraction and makes decline a certainty,” Cipolla concludes. “And the country goes to Hell.”
~~~~~Why Education Matters to Health: Exploring the Causes
Americans with more education live longer, healthier lives than those with fewer years of schooling (see Issue Brief #1). But why does education matter so much to health? The links are complex—and tied closely to income and to the skills and opportunities that people have to lead healthy lives in their communities.
~~~~~Poor and less educated suffer the most from chronic pain
Tens of millions of American adults experience chronic pain. A 2011 Institute of Medicine report (now the National Academy of Science Health and Medicine Division) noted that chronic pain affects more people and costs the economy more money than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Yet most research on the condition has asked only whether people had chronic pain or did not.
Grol-Prokopczyk’s groundbreaking study is among the first to look beyond either the presence or absence of chronic pain to examine instead matters of degree, asking whether the pain was mild, moderate or severe. Her research, based on the Health and Retirement Study, which asked participants if they were “often troubled with pain,” also follows the same subjects over 12 years, as opposed to most studies that illuminate a particular point in time.
“I found that people with lower levels of education and wealth don’t just have more pain, they also have more severe pain,” she says. “I also looked at pain-related disability, meaning that pain is interfering with the ability to do normal work or household activities. And again, people with less wealth and education are more likely to experience this disability.”
People with the least education are 80 percent more likely to experience chronic pain than people with the most. Looking exclusively at severe pain, subjects who didn’t finish high school are 370 percent more likely to experience severe chronic pain than those with graduate degrees.
“If you’re looking at all pain – mild, moderate and severe combined – you do see a difference across socioeconomic groups. And other studies have shown that. But if you look at the most severe pain, which happens to be the pain most associated with disability and death, then the socioeconomically disadvantaged are much, much more likely to experience it.”
More research needs to be done to understand why pain is so unequally distributed in the population, but Grol-Prokopczyk says it’s critical to keep the high burden of pain in mind in this period of concern over the opioid epidemic.
“If we as a society decide that opioid analgesics are often too high risk as a treatment for chronic pain, then we need to invest in other effective treatments for chronic pain, and/or figure out how to prevent it in the first place,” she says.