Monthly Archives: May 2014

THE TRUTH ABOUT RECIPROCITY

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Reciprocity: n. exchanging subsets for mutual benefit

If you give something then you increase the probability that you will get something in return in the near and sometimes far future.

Give money and you can buy something, be friendly and humans will probably reciprocate the friendliness, do someone a favor and they will be more likely to do something for you, have a respectful conversation and it is more probable that you will get respectful conversation back.

Reciprocity is one important key to successful human relationships but it must be a moral interchange where no one is intentionally being deceived, lied to, stolen from, or exploited.

Unfortunately, bribing politicians to get unjust treatment in return with special interest laws or tax breaks which favor the bribers is also a form of criminal reciprocity which the society is tolerating to an ever greater extent.

“You scratch my back and I will scratch yours” needs a moral foundation if it is not to degenerate into unjust coalitions which steal money from the rest of us who are taxpayers or steals our health with bad food and addictive artificial drugs which benefit big conglomerates but not the average and poor citizens of a country or world.

 

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT GREED

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Greed: n. desiring selfishly and frequently classified as the accumulation of excessive amounts of possessions and/or money for personal use

A greedy human can be a poor human who is excessively selfish and thinks primarily only about personal gain. True greed is frequently associated with humans who have succeeded in accumulating vast wealth and tend to keep it all to themselves for their own personal benefit.

Perhaps the greediest of all individuals are the Ponzi con artists who con humans out of their money and give nothing in return while living very luxurious lifestyles.

Another example of excessive greed is technological internet start up companies which show almost no profit and grow excessively in value for a short duration only to result in eventual bankruptcy without benefiting the committed investors.

Wealthy business humans making a profit providing necessary information, goods, and services are usually not that greedy because they frequently benefit other humans who have profitable relationships with the business so there is mutual benefit.

Big money or great power tends to corrupt individuals who get greedy and want to make even bigger amounts of money and have greater power with unjust monopoly actions or lobbying government for unjust special interest legislation.

Excessive greed is also destroying the biodiversity of the food supply and wilderness real estate which is very tragic because the long duration survival of humanity depends on the conservation of biodiversity. Just laws are necessary to reduce the devastation brought on by excessive human greed.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT GLUTTONY

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Gluttony: n. eating habitually and excessively

Historically probably the greatest gluttons were the Romans some of whom consumed much food, vomited it all out or regurgitated, and continued to eat some more.

Sumo wrestlers in Japan can be considered gluttons with a purpose who eat huge amounts of food to maintain a fighting overweight.

Not all gluttons are fat and the Japanese man Takeru Kobyashi ate 69 hot dogs in 12 minutes in 2011 but is not overweight and simply has a very big stomach or a malfunctioning sphincter which lets the food pass directly into the intestines without digestion. Whether he is a habitual over eater is not known.

Eating too much and habitually doing so is a problem which plagues many obese humans because eating is a basic pleasure which few chronically obese humans can resist.

Whether gluttony is a sin is debatable but overweight gluttons tend to die younger on average than the rest of the population so they are punished for their overindulgence.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT MYTHS

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Myth: n. a historical lie and/or a theory which can’t be proven scientifically with measurement(s) and/or is not an accurate description of reality

There are many religious myths and even the scientific myths of theoretical physics. Social myths are the most important ones because they brainwash humans into accepting social lies.

Here are 10 examples of the most important myths which are historical lies or are theories which can’t be proven scientifically or are not an accurate description of reality.

You can be anything you want to be if you just work hard enough at it.

Truth: If you have an excellent memory, work hard, and have financial backing even then you may not be able to be anyone you would like to be. If you are not gifted or talented then your chances of being a world leader in any field is zero.

Any college degree is a guarantee of a good job.

Truth: In the technological 21st century many liberal arts degrees are job poor.

Eating fatty foods will always make you fatter.

Truth: There are plenty of normal and skinny humans who eat fatty foods and don’t gain any weight.

You can lose weight permanently by dieting without a starvation diet.

Truth: You may lose some weight by changing your diet but usually if you don’t cut back on your total calorie intake to a starvation diet then you will not lose as much weight as you want permanently.

All GMO’s will not alter the DNA of future generations.

Truth: There is already some evidence that what you eat can alter the DNA of future generations and since GMO’s are food then they can also alter the DNA of future generations and the danger is that it may be an irreversible and dangerous change.

The universe was created in six days.

Truth: Maybe the universe was never created but has been around for an eternity and will be around for an eternity. If it was created then who created the creator?

The universe was created by the big bang.

Truth: The assumption that something can be created from nothing or an infinitely small point in space is absurd.

There can be more than one universe with infinity as a limit.

Truth: One universe without an end would crash into all the other universes. Infinity is not a limit but is never ending.

Love can’t be defined.

Truth: Here is the definition of love:

Love: v. to sense a very intense pleasure for a subset(s) one cares about and the behaviors which exist with it and frequently desiring to (possess and/or interact with) and/or experience samer subset(s) for a short and/or long duration

Language is perfect and doesn’t need improvement.

Truth: Why does it take 18 or more years to master language for most humans when many animals can communicate effectively in much less than a month of training. Inefficient language with its complex grammar rules should be an archaic way of expressing yourself in the technological 21st century.

I included the last two as myths because I have accurately defined love and have shown how language can be improved to make it more logical and less irrational and emotionally biased in my evergreen truth book SCIENTIFIC THESAURUS.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COURTS

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If I was rich and could afford the best lawyer(s) then I would conclude that the courts are indeed just and even biased in my favor.

If I was poor and couldn’t afford an excellent lawyer then my only hope would be to maybe plea bargain to a lesser criminal count and be found guilty for a lesser crime. In fact about 90% of all convictions are plea bargains partly due to the extremely large number of caseloads and it is an attempt to reduce court costs by not having to appear in court and use up precious time and money.

If you do wind up in court then good witnesses, professional opinions, and lawyers who can present facts and events in an emotionally compelling way give you the edge you may need to escape a guilty verdict.

If you are suing someone then make sure that they have deep pockets or much money because if they are poor you won’t get a dime from them and you will have to pay your lawyer for the time and money spent prosecuting.

Suing very wealthy individuals or corporations is almost impossible to do successfully and even class action suits will probably net you no more than a thousand dollars because at least a third of the money will be spent on lawyer fees and you will almost be waiting forever for a guilty verdict.

Next to money the next important factor in court cases is the reputation of the prosecution and defendant witnesses and the jury. In a modern age with so many with bad reputations for adultery, promiscuity, drug use, and lying it is getting increasingly hard to get someone to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and the net result is many sham convictions.

Testimony can be fabricated, evidence can be fabricated, professional testimony may be faulty, witnesses may have bad reputations, and you can easily become the victim of a fraudulent prosecution.

In a largely moral society justice will prevail most of the time but in a modern increasingly immoral society the court system can’t be trusted to give just verdicts in many cases.

A return to an updated secular moral code which is taught impressionable young minds in elementary school is a must if the court system is not to further disintegrate into an unjust scam for talented liars and the powerful with much money. If humans are not conditioned from an early age not to lie, not steal, not commit adultery if married, and not deceive then I only predict the court system will become more unjust with each passing year.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COMMITMENT

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Commitment: n. attaching to a goal(s) for duration

The most popular form of commitment is a marriage commitment and many women are having a hard time getting their boyfriends to commit to marriage. Marriage is a serious long duration commitment and if a man is getting sex for free and going out with someone who may not be his ideal for a marital partner then he may be reluctant to commit his financial resources to a woman with offspring or potential offspring which are an additional serious responsibility. Many couples are not in a secure financial situation and commitment is out of the question for many.

Commitment to a career is another popular form of commitment and sometimes too large a dedication to career may make for rather bad relationships with spouse and family.

There are short duration commitments to goals and long duration commitments. Modern humans are having most problems with long duration commitments to more useful education, marriage, and careers which technology is rapidly changing and making many jobs very different or even obsolete.

Long duration commitments take much determination, persistence, and perseverance or tenacity which requires much self-motivation and many give up easily if the going gets rough or there are too many failures along the way.

One frequently overlooked commitment is to a lifetime of learning new useful knowledge and skills which can come in very handy when opportunity knocks. You will have prepared yourself to seize that opportunity and prosper.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT FATE

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Fate: n. circumstances of a lifeform(s) and/or circumstances of a subset(s) which are frequently unexpected and which will occur in the future and theoretically is primarily caused by a god and/or nature without considering the fact that trying to achieve personal goals has predominant importance in your destiny

 

Destiny: n. your fate which has been modified by making and achieving goals in your life.

 

Your fate is theoretically the things which you will do in the future and the things which will happen to you which don’t seem to be something which you personally have any control over. They are frequently events which you didn’t expect to happen. Your feeling when that fateful thing exists is frequently- wow I didn’t expect that and God and/or nature must have had something to do with it more than my own personal involvement!

Sometimes your fate is determined by the overt and/or covert actions of other humans so all fate is not the result of God and/or nature alone unless you include humans as part of nature.

 

When an unexpected opportunity arises and you take advantage of it then it is frequently called fate. When you plan for the opportunity and it arises then it is your destiny because you actively chose to create it with your self-will.

 

Instead of saying “I got lucky or unlucky” it is more accurate to say that “It was fate” and for the rest of the events in your life it is more accurate to say that “It was my destiny!”

Fate is a subset of destiny.

 

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