Monthly Archives: July 2014

THE TRUTH ABOUT ADJUSTMENTS***

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Adjustment: n. (changing the deviation and/or the amount of a subset(s) and/or to move a subset(s)) and/or ((to adding and/or subtracting a subset(s)) and/or changing the frequency of a subset(s)) to achieve a goal(s)

Adjustments are made to achieve a goal(s) and it can  be done in one of four basic ways or in combination.

When told to “adjust this”-

You can change the quantity or amount such as adding or subtracting the amount of salt and/or pepper in a recipe.

You can move an item around physically such as moving around flowers in a bouquet arrangement or moving furniture around in a room or moving something spatially.

You can add and/or subtract a recipe ingredient(s)

You can change the frequency of an event(s) and/or behavior(s).

With events and behaviors you can change the amount by changing the duration that the behavior(s) and/or event(s) exists.

Adjustments can be as simple as changing the position of the scope on a rifle and as complex as shooting down a missile with another missile or changing the behavior of a group of very different humans.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT AGGRESSION***

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Aggression: n. pursuing a goal(s) forcefully and/or threateningly which may include (body contact and/or violence) and/or a ((verbal threat(s) and/or verbal attack(s)) and/or physical attack(s))

Aggressiveness is part of human nature and many young offspring get into physical fights with siblings and other offspring and some even become bully problems for others. Society tries to channel aggression into less harmful pursuits such as wrestling, boxing, football, violent video games, and non-violent competition which minimizes the potential violence and harm which one human can do to another.

Despite acceptable forms of social aggression there are abusive families and considerable criminal violence which is always a part of society.

There is much verbal aggression which exists and human confrontations which result in combative arguments with each side trying to win with their point of view. Verbal aggression can be pretty nasty with harsh criticism, put downs, ridicule, name calling, and sometimes threats which imply physical harm such as “I will kill you!”

The struggle for dominance is part of animal behavior and human nature also has an abundance of it and ways of expressing it have acceptable social norms. Aggression causes fear and can result in passive compliance or a desire to retaliate immediately or at some point in the future.

Aggressive nations are feared just like aggressive humans but there is frequently the desire to retaliate rather than to passively submit.

Tyrants use aggression to make the ruled passively submit and are also more prone to extend their aggression beyond their borders because successful aggression at home tempts them to practice aggression abroad.

There is no one gene for aggression and we all have the potential for aggressive behavior. Some have a genetic makeup with more aggressive potential than others and are more predisposed to practice aggression in their lives.

Are males frequently more aggressive than females? Yes, because historically males have been stronger physically and dominated society with physical force more than mental force of persuasion. There are some pretty aggressive females in western societies but few choose to lead violent gangs and tyrant nations. Women’s liberation is really an attempt to escape the historical oppression which they have experienced and are continuing to experience under dominant male aggressiveness.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ADVERTISING***

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Advertise: v. to promote a subset(s) to the public for sales and/or attendance

Advertising promotes information and/or goods and/or services but if it is repeated and watched enough then it can be considered a form of brainwashing which is information and images stored in your sub consciousness and it frequently impulsively appears in your consciousness during impulsive buying or an activity(s) and/or thinking about buying or doing something.

To achieve brand identification or popularity some companies spend millions of dollars on advertising but satisfied customers promoting a brand by word of mouth or in social media is what retailers, manufacturers, and promoters crave.

Successful advertising succeeds in appealing to human basic desires for health, wealth, attractiveness, popularity, status, and pleasure or entertainment. Sometimes advertising manipulates human fear to sell or promote something which can even be a behavior and/or idea.

Testimonials by celebrities or prominent relatively trustworthy individuals are frequently successful in selling something, especially if we admire and respect them.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ADVENTURE***

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Adventure: n. a frequently risky dangerous activity(s) whose primary goal(s) is frequently excitement not profit

Roaming a wild rainforest, hitchhiking across a country, and orbiting in space can all be considered true adventures because there is some risky danger involved. If you visit a civilized foreign country then you may feel that it is an adventure but there is really very little dangerous risk associated with it and it should be called traveling with very little adventure included.

If you are just doing something new that may seem to be an adventure to you but if there is no dangerous risk associated with it then it is merely experiencing something new and not a true adventure.

Most adventures are done for personal enjoyment or excitement but there are some interesting humans who make a living out of an adventurous life.

Risky dangerous sports like whitewater kayaking and rock climbing could be considered to be adventurous sports but most adventures frequently include more than  one specialized physical activity.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT AGILITY***

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Agility: n. having speedy and very coordinated movement(s)

The cheetah is a great example of an agile animal and I personally recommend physical agility training for the whole family which optimizes speedy coordination of the body and all body parts. Of course if you are grossly overweight agility training may not be very successful for you and a seemingly insurmountable challenge.

Basketball and table tennis are relatively agile sports but are rarely sports which the whole family can play with greatly divergent skill sets which makes playing rather boring for the skilled players. Obstacle courses are ideal but can be rather boring and usually demand considerable strength of arms and legs.

 

I have invented an new agility game called cotennis where you basically volley over and under a relatively narrow net and lob the ball over the net at great heights to different parts of the court. There is no points scoring but the sheer fun of volleying over and under the net and lobbing to different parts of the court and getting wonderfully coordinated while doing so. It is a cooperative sport designed for the whole family and more than two players also.

It can be made into a competitive sport but it would take most of the creativity out of it and make it another boring sport. Cotennis can be agility training at its best and you can use either or both hands to hold the racket!!!!!! Even overweight players could play cotennis but you would have to volley and lob the ball closer to the opposite player.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ADOPTION***

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Adoption: n. accepting legal responsibility for nongenetic offspring

Many in society are having to deal with adopted offspring from previous failed marriages or from the fact that they are infertile as a couple and can’t have any genetic offspring of their own. It is hard to correct the parenting mistakes which have handicapped adopted offspring from a divorced marriage but ultimately it is your parenting skills, if you have any, which will determine how they will parent their own offspring if they decide to have any.

Ideally you should instill a love of learning in your offspring by providing them with many interesting useful books but unfortunately offspring need not only good moral parenting role models but also need good friend role models and inspiring teachers as role models who are in such short supply these days in public schools.

I married a gifted, controlling, hard working, artistic wife who didn’t speak English with a gifted son from a failed marriage. She didn’t like to parent and I also didn’t have many caring parenting skills and am scientifically and logically predisposed which is almost her polar opposite. We have had a successful marriage and my adopted son is making me proud in a responsible job with a wonderful wife and three talented grandchildren.

What will become of my genetic son is still a big question mark because we don’t have the money to send him to further education and standard liberal arts education bored the hell out of him. His focus was primarily on figure skating and he had no inspiring math or science teachers since he learned it from an online charter school.

Without a university education in technology the odds are stacked against him but I am still hoping that he will somehow eventually make it in this screwed up world and maybe have offspring of his own and a good wife some day.

If you have instilled your morality and have a great relationship with your spouse that is a big advantage. If your offspring don’t do well in life then you can put most of the blame on bad friends, mediocre teachers, and a rather useless liberal arts education.

Humans adopt offspring because they can’t have their own, they want to expand their family, and they want to help offspring in need of parents. Offspring before the age of 3 who have no parents are usually stunted in social development and frequently have IQ’s as many as 20 points lower than the average expected for them.

In the United States foster care without adoption or waiting for adoption also exists and the average time spent waiting for adoption is about two years and about 50% of them have some serious medical problems. About 15% are in institutions or group homes and the rest in family settings.

Healthy attractive very young offspring are adopted rather quickly and the rest have a much harder time getting adopted, especially if they have severe behavioral problems. Some parents adopt foreign offspring in the hopes of getting better quality offspring.

Finally some gay couples also want to adopt offspring but I personally feel that they should be second in line and that heterosexual couples should get first rights at adoption. Legal marital status before adoption rights should be mandatory for gays since offspring are a serious financial responsibility and the last thing which I would like to see is single unwed gays on welfare raising offspring.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT REGRET

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Regret: v. to sense a wrong reaction which may be doing something bad and/or wrong and/or not doing a subset(s) which should have been done and wishing one had the power to change the wrong reaction

None of us is perfect so we sometimes regret doing or saying something which offends someone or hurts someone. We also regret not doing something or participating in some event(s) which upon reflection is something we missed out on.

Apologizing is the smart thing to do if you realize that you have made a mistake or said something which has hurt another’s feelings. Sometimes doing something to try and compensate for the hurt can also be done and sometimes only fixing a mistake and correcting it may be enough compensation.

What is done or is said can never be taken back and erased from memory so try to be careful in the first place and stop name calling and doing rude, hurtful, inconsiderate, or ridiculing things to other humans.

Whatever you do stop wallowing in regrets and move forward having learned from past mistakes. You can’t remake history so move forward and make better history.

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