Daily Archives: July 28, 2014

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.

If you liked this evergreen truth blog then read more of them, about 900 so far, and one or more of my evergreen truth books, especially  COMMON SENSE, rays of truth in a human world filled with myths and deceptions.

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