Daily Archives: May 13, 2014

WHAT WE CAN POTENTIALLY LEARN FROM THOSE AMAZING ANTS!!!

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Humans are controlled by many actions and reactions to the external world, especially of control by other humans and it is rarely central control. Ants operate rather autonomously from central control and we can maybe learn much about resource allocation, how the brain works, how to make the internet function more securely and efficiently, and ant behavior can possibly even teach us about how to control the growth of cancer cells with useful algorithms applied to chemical interactions.

Here is a great inspirational link.

http://www.ted.com/talks/deborah_gordon_what_ants_teach_us_about_the_brain_cancer_and_the_internet

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MEN’S OVERALL HAPPINESS SEEMS JUST AS IMPORTANT IF NOT MORE SO THAN WOMEN’S IN A MARRIAGE!!!

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Here is an updated and increasingly valuable article about spouse relationships. The only point that I disagree with is that you have to create a mythology or tell stories about the way that you first met and this is totally unnecessary for a happy long duration marriage.

Also no marriage is the ideal 50/50 relationship and the reality is that many are out of balance slightly with 30/70 relationships also being functional or workable ones because one partner may contribute more to the marriage in more ways than the other spouse does.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/13/how-to-have-a-happy-marriage_n_5273946.html?utm_hp_ref=fifty&ir=Fifty

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DISCOURAGEMENT

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Discouragement: n. decreasing and/or minimizing a desire to reach a goal(s) and this can frequently be done to others by trying to prevent a behavior by frequently merely communicating opposition to the behavior and/or by forming or placing a barrier and/or by sometimes communicating bodily threats thus hoping to prevent a behavior with fear

We can feel discouraged because we fail to reach a goal(s) on our own.  Someone can discourage us from reaching a goal(s) by communicating opposition to what we want to do, by creating or placing a barrier between us and the goal(s), or by threatening us with severe consequences or injury if we attempt to reach the goal(s).

 

Society is a very discouraging place. If you don’t have the talent, education, financial backup, and right social connections then your attempts at reaching desired goals are frequently filled with failure and disappointment.

 

If you don’t have the talent then try to reach less ambitious goals.

 

If you don’t have the education then educate yourself using the internet and learn new knowledge and skills on your own.

 

If you don’t have the financial backup then save up the money needed, have good credit, and maybe someday you will qualify for a loan to succeed or get a chance to succeed at reaching your goal(s).

 

If you don’t have the right social connections then make the best of the ones which you have the ability to connect with.

Discouragement is a fact of life and if you are getting too discouraged then readjust your priorities or goals in life and follow some different or new ones where discouragement will not play such an important role.

 

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DISCIPLINE

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Discipline: v. to use appropriate rewards and/or punishments to get obedience to a set of rules which limit behavior and create selfcontrol to speed up achieving a new goal(s)

 

Being disciplined by others is sometimes an unpleasant experience but teaching yourself selfdiscipline and disciplining yourself on your own is even harder to do and can be very unpleasant at times. Selfdiscipline is vital to success in life and it basically means learning new knowledge and skills on your own or doing so with the investment of personal time, energy, effort, and achievement.

 

Rewarding with praise or material rewards must be done judiciously so that your rewards are appropriate to the achievement. If you constantly give great enthusiastic praise for mediocre accomplishments or give great material rewards for mediocre or even minimal accomplishments then the one whom you are disciplining will fail to tell the difference between a truly great accomplishment and a mediocre one and your verbal and physical rewards will no longer be a motivating factor. The reward should fit or correspond to the accomplishment just as the punishment should fit or correspond to the crime or bad behavior.

 

Punishment should also be in appropriate degrees so that the one being disciplined can differentiate between very bad, bad, and not so bad results. If an offspring lies or steals then the punishment should be severe with the withdrawal of a very desirable privilege or even a spanking of a very young offspring if lying or stealing is almost becoming habitual. Lying and stealing is a moral transgression and should not be tolerated in the family unit! Being grounded may not be adequate punishment these days but the withdrawal of cell phone or computer privileges may be a deterrent to future bad behavior.

 

Learning new knowledge and skills takes much selfdiscipline and you should start early teaching your offspring the joys of learning new knowledge and skills by example, motivating, and sharing in the learning experience.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT BUREAUCRACY

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Bureaucracy: n. (nonelected government officials and/or organization workers) who generally are inefficient with too many (unjust laws and/or rules) to (obey and/or enforce)

 

It is a general rule that the larger a bureaucracy the less efficient it becomes. There are no incentives to make government more efficient with cost cutting measures. Instead, if you generally don’t spend all the money in your department then the amount gets cut back in the following years and you as an administrator are forced to get by on less money. Frequently this results in wild profligate spending towards the end of the fiscal year trying to make sure that all the money is spent.

 

I have personally witnessed perfectly good interstate roads being torn up and replaced with new asphalt because money was left over for road repairs and the road didn’t need any repairs. The scene where there are five or more workers on the job and only one of them if any are doing any work is legend.

 

Roadways blocked off for more than a year because a small bridge is being built over a small stream and the road is being paved is gross government inefficiency which I have also personally witnessed. Local contractors are probably not able to do the job efficiently too and this results in lengthy delays which efficient interstate or statewide construction crews could do better and faster.

 

Local building laws are so numerous that houses are being built with too many electrical outlets in each room and hardwired smoke detectors in every room encouraging waste of copper raw material and encouraging profligate electrical use. Local laws prohibiting unlicensed work on shingle replacement and other house repairs is making maintenance of real estate very costly for the small investor.

 

Bureaucracy should encourage efficient cost cutting by rewarding government workers with increased pay if they find ways to cut costs in their department. About 50% of the money saved should be paid the worker responsible for the successful cost cutting measures.

 

Laws are necessary in civilized governments but IRS laws with a thousand and one exemptions and over 3000 pages of rules is unacceptable unjust taxation which favors accountants, lawyers, and big money who take advantage of the loopholes.

 

Antipollution laws, conservation of biodiversity, and maintaining the biodiversity of the food supply should be an important government function. Unfortunately, with government interference favoring agribusiness, big ranchers, and factory farming, the little organic farmer, who shouldn’t be taxed at all, is being endangered and the health of the food supply is getting much worse and not better.

 

Ultimately there is a choice between an efficient oppressive government or and inefficient oppressive government. I tend to prefer the former because it would be wasting less of my hard earned money. Oppression is just a political fact of life for the relatively powerless with little money.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DEMANDS

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Demand:  v. to communicate an urgent need and/or desire that someone do a subset(s) and sometimes with a threat of force and frequently getting another or others to achieve that need and/or desire.

 

Not all demands succeed with 100% certainty, especially parental demands on rebellious children or demands on complete strangers. Both are sometimes unwilling to comply with or obey your demands.

 

A command and demand are frequently confused. A command is and authoritative demand which is seldom questioned and frequently obeyed.

 

A demand is also frequently done by an authority human but the success of it being fulfilled is frequently less than a command.

 

Demands are sometimes also done by subordinates on authority humans if they feel in some way that the authority human is wrong or is doing an injustice. An overworked employee may make a demand for a salary increase from the boss and threaten to quit if the demand is not met.

 

In a marital relationship demands are sometimes made but almost no one likes to be bossed around so the demand is frequently met with resistance and/or disobedience. A demand communicated as a request can frequently have a greater probability of being fulfilled. Requesting such as “I am asking you to do me a favor” or ” It would be nice if you could do that” is frequently more successful than saying “do it!”

In business there is an inverse relationship between supply and demand. The bigger the demand the less the supply becomes and there is either scarcity or frequently and increase in price. Too big a supply frequently means abundance which is frequently accompanied by a price decrease.

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