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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1673!!!

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1615!!!

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1537!!!

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1521!!!

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8 QUESTIONS TO ASK STRANGERS IF YOU WANT TO GET FRIENDLY!!!

Click on this link to read the article which appeared in forbes.com from the Harvard Business Review by Remy Blumenfeld.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/remyblumenfeld/2019/08/18/8-top-networking-questions-from-harvard-business-review/#7a55c64e5537

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SOME 29 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKED!!!

Businesswomen are meeting and human resources interviewing in the company office

Tell me a little about yourself.

If you are trying to land your first full or part time job then you should start out by saying that you want a job which currently fits your qualifications and interests and then proceed to say what interests you about the job and give examples from your life so far which should qualify you for the position.

If you have a job history which is diverse without a unifying theme then state that the job is your current interest and why you would be qualified for it based on your current skill set derived from prior job experiences and acquired education which may be selfeducation.

If you have a job history in basically the same field of interest then you can state that the job will advance you in your field of interest as the next step towards your goals in the field of interest. You can also mention what your qualifications for the job position are.

Unless the employer specifically asks for personal details it is best to stay focused on landing the job and giving enough convincing evidence or arguments why you want the job and are qualified for it with real life examples, experiences, and activities.

How did you find out about this job?

Standard answers are the internet, employee of the company, friend or acquaintance, and personal interest.

What do you know about this company?

You can start off by saying it has a good reputation and probably a good place to work. Then after researching the company find out who owns it, who a happy employee might be, that you are interested in the information, products, and services sold or offered by the organization, and whether it is a growing company or a well established firm with a good public reputation.

Why do you want this job?

If you are an entry level assembly line worker then you can admit that you need the money but you should probably say that the job interests you and that you are qualified for it by giving real life examples from your past.

If it is not an entry level position then you can state that you are impressed by the good public reputation that the company has and that you think it will help your career development progress. Basically you are very interested in the company and you feel that you can contribute to it’s success with your qualifications and smart hard work.

What are you passionate about?

You should be passionate about your career choice which should include the job that you are applying for but you can also include some hobbies or non work pastimes which you are passionate about.

Why should we hire you?

You are very interested in the job and qualified for it. Give real life examples of your qualifications based on prior job experience, skills, education which may be self education, and people or social skills.

What are your strengths?

Smart hard worker, punctual, dependable, competent, friendly, empathetic, caring, attention to detail, etc.

What are your weaknesses?

Try not to specify your social weaknesses unless it is a statement that you wish you were a little more extroverted than introverted. I suppose you could also say that at times I am a little too serious and don’t find some things that funny. Give some relatively unimportant examples of this seriousness.

For a position as a sous chef you can simply say that you are not that good at filleting fish or that there is some skill that you want to be better at.

What is your greatest job achievement?

Choose a problem which needed a solution that you solved. Give an example of advice you gave your boss which was taken with satisfactory results. If a member of a team give an example of how your work contributed to a successful team effort. And if you managed a team or a department give an example of a successful team effort or a successful department partial or full reorganization effort.

What problem did you solve which needed solving?

What do you see yourself doing five years from now?

Hopefully it is doing something in the company which you will be working for but it could also be taking some time off to get some useful education to further your career.

What are your goals for the future?

What is your dream job?

Why are you leaving your current job?

Not challenging enough, no room for much advancement, and better salary are all valid answers. Try staying away from severely criticizing a former boss although a toxic work environment could be a valid reason if many employees were leaving because of a poorly managed work environment or some toxic individuals which were not fired and became a huge liability for the company.

Is there anything which makes you unique?

This question is rarely asked but if it is then you can say that you are a little different from other humans but will probably never be as unique as Michael Jackson or Einstein.

Have you gotten angry at work? What happened?

If you mostly work alone then you can pick an example of a time when you got angry at yourself for a mistake or not meeting a deadline.

What have you learned from your mistakes?

Don’t make too many of them or don’t make any serious mistakes or you can get into a lot of trouble with your boss.

What did you like most about your past position?

What did you like least about your past position?

Reasons for leaving the current job are probably also the things which you liked least about your past position.

Why were you fired?

Why did you quit your job?

Reasons for leaving the current job are probably also the things which you liked least about your past position and why you quit.

What’s your management style?

What’s a time when you disagreed with a decision made at work?

How would your boss and coworkers describe you?

Why was there a gap in your employment?

What do you like to do outside of work?

Do you plan to have children?

Do you prefer to work alone or on a team?

Give some examples of teamwork.

Finally, prepping for an interview is always good but remember to be yourself and answer as truthfully as possible and rather spontaneously. If you don’t know what to say or what to answer instantaneously then the best response is to say- I will have to think about this and answer later. This way your true personality will shine through and it should not be pretentious or contrived. If you try to hide a shitty personality and are unqualified for the job then chances are you will get fired from the job anyway sooner or later.

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THE COMPLEXITY OF FINDING RELEVANT INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO ASK!!!

What is not so obvious is that interview questions which you can ask will vary depending on the type of job you are applying for, your personal job experiences, your age, your ultimate job goals, and your introverted or extroverted personality or your social skills.

It should be obvious that a well defined rather limited skill job such as a cashier, truck driver, lawn mower, waiter, fast food preparer, security guard, etc. is much different than a programming, web designer, engineer, or other high skilled job situation. The former job position is highly replaceable and often an entry job position and the latter requires a considerable amount of useful education and skills to even be considered for the job position. So complexity of the job type is an important consideration when asking interview questions.

An important distinction is that of a managerial position and one that is not. Management positions usually require that you have spent some time working in the specialties which you are managing. Secondarily management positions require people, social, or emotional intelligence skills which are more important in managerial roles. It is also important if you are merely a boss or supervisor managing a handful of employees or one managing 50 employees or more. Managing departments with many employees of varied skills is also much different than managing a team of specialists or being a group leader.

Finally your personal job experience, education, age, and ultimate job goals will determine if you are a good candidate for a job and the questions which you ask will depend on these factors.

If you have no job experience, are a high school dropout, have poor social skills or are a bad conversationalist, and show up with poor hygiene, hair uncombed, and torn clothes then your chances of landing an entry level job or higher are minimal.

If you are a high school graduate, smile, have a good personality which shows during a conversation, have a neat appearance, have good grades and have been busy with many extra curricular activities in school, have interesting hobbies, have mowed lawns, washed cars, taken care of younger siblings, and generally actively done things then your chances of getting an entry level job are pretty good if there is an opening in the first place. Of course it helps if you have a recommendation or reference from an employee who already works there successfully. An appropriately written resume can also help, especially in the age of internet applications.

Some appropriate interview questions which can be asked for an entry level job are-

Will it be a full or part time job?

What days will I work?

What time does the work begin and end?

What is my hourly pay?

Who will be my boss or supervisor?

How long has my boss or supervisor worked there?

Do I have to pay for uniforms?

Is there a dress code?

For a sales position you can ask- Is it a commission basis only or is there an hourly wage too? and for a waiter or waitress position you can ask- What is the approximate daily tip amount?

If you are ambitious and want to move up the company ladder then it might be wise to find out if it is a growing company or business or one which is well established with little turnover in managerial staff. Try choosing the growing company because it is more probable that there will be open positions to move up.

Some interview questions which might be appropriate are-

What is the average time that you have to work here successfully before you get a promotion or pay raise?

How long has my manager worked here?

Do you have any on the job training or a mentor system?

In how many states do you have branches in?

Do you have any problem departments which need improvement?

Approximately what percentage of your managers are from internal promotions and what percentage are hired from other companies?

Does the company provide health insurance?

What are some company perks or personal benefits?

What job functions are you planning to computerize in the near future?

In almost any job opening it is important to know what skills are necessary for the job and how well your job skills and experience address the responsibilities with which you will have to deal with. Nothing is more convincing than using your personal job experience and translating it into solving a job opening problem at a new company.

If it is specialty skills which are required then having used those specialty skills successfully in another job is a big plus. If it is managerial skills that are dominant then it is a big plus to have successfully managed at another successful company. If you have proven yourself with one or more companies successfully then it is much easier to sell yourself to another company with a better or slightly better job opportunity.

It is the age of job hopping whether for automation reasons which eliminate your job entirely or for greater opportunity elsewhere. Being a quick learner and constantly keeping abreast of new developments in your job category is a must these days because you can become relatively obsolete with old job skills in a matter of 5 or 10 years if you stagnate on the job. Yes, highly skilled jobs are less likely to be replaced but even there computer software is greatly impacting even professions such as architects, writers, engineers, and doctors.

Finally remember that during an interview you are being interviewed and not the other way around. So listen more and talk less. Answer truthfully to the best of your ability, smile, be friendly, and use prior job experiences and personal experiences where appropriate. Be aware of your strengths but also some minor weaknesses since no one is perfect nor should you present yourself as being perfect or invincible.

Your true personality should come through during an interview to some extent so don’t try to be pretentious and try to oversell yourself. There is a big difference in being confident and friendly and trying to pretentiously pose as a know it all and can do anything personality.

To fully prepare for an interview you must also anticipate some of the interview questions and be ready to convincingly answer them. Research this on your own and then be fully prepared for a job interview. Luck is sometimes necessary but there is nothing like being fully prepared for a job interview and prepared for all the relevant questions which may be asked.

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1382!!!

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1373!!

 

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1323!!!

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10 IMPORTANT PARENTING QUESTIONS ANSWERED!!!

My kids are frequently hitting each other. What can I do about it?

 

Most aggression results from a reaction to a toy being taken away or the destruction of what one has built. The basic underlying desire to be the dominant child in an interaction or selfishness is a contributory factor in most conflict situations. This reveals the necessity for teaching children that some toys are personal property to be respected and other toys are property which can be shared.

At first teaching how to share a toy needs adult supervision and you can introduce sharing by saying that one child can play with a toy for 5 minutes and then it is time for the other to spend 5 minutes playing with it. Harder to teach is a cooperative playing with a toy but in the case of a car it can mean shoving the car back and forth between two children along the floor or table top.

When building with blocks one child may want to destroy what was built so it is important to point out that this is unacceptable behavior to do and you must reprimand the offending destructive child.

Being a referee between two children of about the same age is hard enough but if you have three or more of about the same age then you have a handful of conflict on your hands if they all fight with each other. If the kids are all playing in the same room then you could instruct each one to pick a toy to play with and give them a space or corner of the room in which to play in.

When kids seem to be fighting for no reason at all such as pushing or shoving a lot then point out that this kind of behavior is mean and bad and that it shouldn’t be done.

It is not just important to find out who started a fight or who hit first but what was the underlying cause so you can always ask why did you hit your sibling? Sometimes aggression seems justified so you may just inform the victim child that he or she should complain to the parent about the situation. At other times kids may fight for no good reason at all and isolating them from each other for a time may be a possible partial solution. Whatever the situation be firm with a no fighting rule in the house and enforce the no fighting rule with punishment such as isolation for10 minutes or so for the offending aggressive party if you know with certainty who the first offender was.

Orderliness is very important and before bedtime all toys should be put away. Having toy bins with personal toys and shared toys may be one way of organizing a playroom or bedroom. Yes, at first you will have to instruct which toys go into which bins but once you succeed at this then cleanup will be less of a problem. An older child may be asked to show the younger one which toys go into which bins.

When there is an age difference of two or more years then fighting may not be a large problem. You can start teaching responsibility to your older child by asking them to teach the younger child how to do things like drawing, building things, reading to them, or teaching basic math.

A final important note is that you should try to teach or punish children fairly by not showing favoritism towards one child over another. Stress the fact that you love all your children equally and that there is no such thing as a bad child or a good child but merely good and bad behavior. When you get angry tell them that you are angry at the bad behavior and not angry at the child him or herself since you still love them.

 

How should I handle a situation where my child is being bullied?

 

Verbal bullying can either be ignored or you can teach your child to defend themselves verbally by responding with simple phrases such as “That’s your opinion not mine.”, “Grow up and act like an adult.”, “Pick on someone else if you want to feel superior.”, “Treat me like shit and I will never be your friend”, “Try being nice to people, you will have more friends.”, “You now have a reputation of being a big bad bully.”, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”, or ”To be respected you must treat others with respect.”

If it is physical bullying such as pushing, shoving, and punching then teaching your child self defense which does not severely injure the opponent may be necessary. Japanese Aikido is one example but Tae Kwon Do is another example where kicking and footwork, feet being the strongest part of the body, is emphasized. You can tell a child to warn the aggressor that if he or she does it again then they will get kicked if it is just a push or a shove. If your child gets punched or physically assaulted then one important key to defense is to trip them to the ground and proceed to kick them and maybe even punch them on the body but not head.

I personally was bullied by an overweight boy slightly shorter than me and I ignored his bullying until one day he pushed me off a fence that I was sitting on and I almost broke my neck. I was so enraged that I tripped him and proceeded to kick him and punch his head while he was on the ground. I slightly hurt my hand by punching his bony head so that was not a smart thing to do but he never bullied me again.

Another personal incident was where we were bragging about who was the strongest, got into a fight and I put him into a choke hold and he pass out and it scared me because I thought that maybe I had killed him. I made a mistake because he was bigger and stronger than me and I avoided him as much as possible after this initial incident for fear of being beaten up. We were never friends after that incident. This is not a bullying incident but just a lesson that fighting is not the best answer to successful conflict resolution and it is certainly not civil behavior.

 

When and how to talk to children about sex?

 

When a child is considered too young to understand the sexual act then simply saying that mommy got pregnant, you grew in her belly, and then were born as a baby. If the child is smart enough to ask further questions such as how did I get out of her belly then simply say through the vagina. If the child then asks what a vagina is then say it is an opening in the body between the legs. If the child asks how did mommy get pregnant then say daddy helped her to become pregnant. If the child wants more details then you have a precocious child on your hands who will probably understand further details.

Answers to very young children should be very general and not specific and they will usually be satisfied with the general answer that you give them and stop further questioning. When they ask for more details don’t lie to them but start giving a clinical truthful but brief answer. If you are embarrassed and don’t want to admit that you and mom have sex then show them examples of animals having sex and explain what they are doing.

 

How can I convince my children that smoking, drinking to excess, and taking drugs is not a smart thing to do?

 

Be good role model parents. Don’t smoke, don’t do drugs, and don’t drink to excess. If you smoke, do drugs, and drink to excess then the probability that your children will have the same handicaps is very great no matter how much you try to scare them out of doing so.

Drinking and driving is the greatest danger so if they are driving your car make it a strict rule that they can only have one or two beers or one or two glasses of wine and then drive. If they get drunk then tell them to call a taxi or get a ride home from a designated driver. Of course if you catch them driving drunk or high on drugs then revoke their driving privileges for a month or longer.

 

With a very busy schedule, how can I spend adequate time with my kids?

 

If you have more than one kid then schedule your time with each one of them personally on a regular basis and also schedule time with all of them together on family outings. Keep in mind that quality time is the most important and if you are not spending time teaching your child something new, sharing a skill or activity such as chess, tennis, or computers, encouraging their interests or praising them for good deeds or accomplishments, asking about how his or her day or week went, helping with homework and other tasks, discussing bad behavior, or sharing your work experiences then it is probably mostly wasted time together.

 

How can you change low selfesteem?

 

Some children simply don’t do well in school and have few or no friends and generally have a low opinion of themselves or low selfesteem. Your parental expectations may be too high and you may not have motivated the child enough with praise and encouragement for things done well.

Tell your child that not everyone can become an engineer, scientist, computer programmer, doctor, or lawyer and offer them the possibility of becoming proficient in some vocational profession such as a car or motorcycle mechanic, plumber, electrician, police officer, military officer, nurse, teacher, etc.

Every child should have long range goals if possible and selflearning vocational skills during the teenage years may be an ideal way to get a foot in the door and some useful vocational knowledge. Ultimately if your child learns a useful skill that pays relatively well then they should do rather well in life no matter how low their selfesteem.

Selfesteem originates from trying things and doing them successfully. You can insist that they help you with housework and praise them for doing a good job. Introduce them to interesting hobbies which don’t cost much money and generally get them interested in doing things or actively pursuing interests outside of school also. The more active that they are and do things successfully, the more their selfesteem will build up.

Teach them that failure is inevitable in life and the key to overcoming failure is to get up and try again or do something else which you don’t fail at.

 

What do I do when my child lies or steals?

 

Lying and stealing are immoral. Lying means that trust is broken and your reputation with others will hit the toilet. You will never have very close good friends or good friends in general if you lie to them. Without trust a relationship ends or is a very bad one.

Steal from someone and trust also breaks down. Not only is stealing immoral but society punishes thieves with prison since it is considered a criminal activity.

From early childhood you should severely stress that lying and stealing is unacceptable and the punishment severe. I caught my thirteen year old son stealing ten dollars from my wallet and proceeded to spank him severely across the butt with my belt in a rage. He never stole from me again.

For older teenagers compulsive stealing is often a sign of some drug habit which needs much money that they don’t have so be wary of a teenager who suddenly starts stealing from you out of the blue. Yes, peer pressure can also lead to stealing and if you find out that this is the case then your child is hanging out with the wrong crowd and you should put a stop to it as soon as possible. Your child must simply learn to say a fervent NO to lying and stealing. Both acts are severe character flaws which good society does not tolerate.

 

How should I discipline my children?

 

There is a slight difference in disciplining very young children and older ones but both basically entail taking away a possession for duration or taking away a privilege for duration.

Very young children throwing a tantrum can be disciplined with isolation or removing them physically from the tantrum location and making them sit in isolation in a room or car until they calm down. Ask them whether they are ready to go back and behave is something that you should do before you bring them back to the tantrum location which is sometimes a store or public place.

Warning or threatening your child with a threat of punishment is also a way of controlling bad behavior. Taking away a favorite toy, cellphone, rights to use a computer, right to go out of the home (grounding), etc. for duration is usually very effective but if you threaten a punishment then you should follow through with consistency or your threats will be ignored in the future. Also if you promise a reward or to do something like going to a sporting event or theatrical performance then follow through and fulfill the promise.

Discipline must be consistent, clear, and as close to the misbehavior as possible. Discipline delayed is not as effective and young children especially will forget what they are being punished for with poor results in the end.

 

How can I help my children form friendships?

 

If you have good friends yourself then children will learn from your role model example. If you don’t interact with humans that much then teach your children that the best friends are those with common interests in school or near home setting and at about the same age. Teach them not to lie or steal from others so trusting friendly relationships develop.

If your children don’t seem to be interested in much then introduce them to games, hobbies, and sports which they can share with others. Having a bicycle can also increase the range of your child and expose him or her to children farther away in the neighborhood.

 

How can my children learn to be independent?

 

Independence means doing things on your own so start early teaching them numbers, words, reading, and math which they will definitely need in school. As soon as possible have them do household chores such as vacuuming, cleaning, food preparation, laundry, yard work, taking out the garbage, etc.

Introduce them as early as possible to games, hobbies, sports, and tools. Teach them your job skills and how to budget money. If it is a suburban neighborhood have them wash cars, mow grass, walk a neighbor’s dog, or do other work suited to teenagers for money. In effect, keep them busy doing useful things on their own and they will learn how to be independent.

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18 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK A POTENTIAL FRIEND!!!

When first meeting someone it is wise not to ask very personal questions but to be very general in the questions which you ask to determine whether he or she may make a good friend or even a potential mate. It is important to find out quickly whether you have some mutual interests upon which you can build a further relationship.

What kind of work do you do?

Are you married?

Do you have children?

Do you have any hobbies?

What do you do in your spare time?

Where do you live?

If you do find out that you have some things in common then you can continue to ask more detailed questions.

How long have you worked at your current job?

Are you happy with your job?

Do you intend to move up the ladder or will you be switching companies?

Where do you think you’ll be ten years from today?

What will you be doing in your retirement?

What do you like the most?

What do you hate the most?

What do you get angry about the most?

What do you do for entertainment?

Do you follow any sports?

If you could live your life over what would you change?

What characteristic do you most admire in others?

Once you have asked these questions and any others which popped up during the conversation you can further ask more intimate questions about family and friends and specifically what the spouse or friends do for a living. After asking the 18 or more questions you will be in a pretty good position to know if you have enough mutual interests to pursue the relationship or to merely categorize it as a casual acquaintance or relationship.

17 IMPORTANT PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED!!!

Does free will exist?

 

Most of us are free to set short and long duration goals for ourselves and try to achieve them to the best of our ability. We make choices on a daily basis and proceed to follow through with actions. So it seems that we are free to lead the life that we choose or have free will.

Unfortunately we have physical and moral boundaries to the choices that we make in life and we have been brought up with certain opinions and beliefs which limit the free choices which we make. We are a product of our environment which also shapes our approach to life so free will is not that free after all. We are “programmed” throughout life which affects the choices which we make impulsively and otherwise.

We usually are not free to rape, pillage, and murder so we choose alternate lifestyles that are socially acceptable. You could say that we have free will to choose to do things but that the things that we choose to do have limits or boundaries to them both mental and physical.

You have the free will to become a serial killer or mass shooter if you chose but the probability that you will actually do so if you are mentally healthy is miniscule or almost zero.

 

What is the meaning of life and how does it differ from animals?

 

For animals it is survival of the fittest and reproduction or survival for those who can best adapt to environmental circumstances and for those who can reproduce. For humans those who best adapt to environmental and social circumstances usually reproduce and their genes survive into future generations.

You could say that eating, drinking, sleeping, setting goals, achieving goals, and conservatively reproducing along the way is the meaning of life. I say conservatively reproduce because overpopulation if not reduced can mean the end of humanity as we know it.

Yes, you can further elaborate and include sacrifice, smart hard work, a useful education, a moral personality, integrity, love, creativity, etc. in your description of human characteristics and activities which give meaning to life in greater detail. So  the meaning of life can be simply or generally summarized by describing what humans think and do in the world. What you think and do is the personal meaning of your life no matter how shitty or tragic it may sometimes seem or be.

 

What should be the goal of humanity?

 

You can describe many goals of humanity but probably the main goal of humanity is to survive maybe even beyond the death of the sun and survive with the conservation and even expansion of the wilderness with its plant and animal abundance. It is my belief that humanity will perish or become extinct much sooner if it destroys or poisons the environment and that includes wilderness and wildlife.

 

Will religion ever become obsolete?

 

Historically religion has been used to tame the human aggressive beast into a moral human who can relatively peacefully interact with members of his or her own tribe. Science is also a kind of religion or belief system which is a powerful tool to use in solving and often creating new problems. Science will never prove experimentally the need of morality for humans but it can be useful in pointing out the exceptions to any absolutist moral code or morality.

Morality will never become obsolete but it should be transformed into a modern secular moral code such as- in nonemergency situations- don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder. This secular morality has worldwide application and if accepted as a standard worldwide it could facilitate more peaceful interactions amongst nations.

Religion someday may be close to obsolescence but some sort of morality or ethical principles will continue to exist as long as humans populate the earth.

 

Is suffering a necessary part of the human condition?

 

Suffering is really a punishment for doing something wrong or having the wrong beliefs and opinions. Suffering can vary from culture to culture but it is punishment for living an unhealthy, uneducated, financially irresponsible, disobedient, and irresponsible life in general. Break the rules of society and you usually suffer or get punished for breaking the rules in some way.

Destroy or poison the environment and you will also suffer or get punished with bad health and even death.

Yes, suffering for many is inevitable as a fact of living in a changing society always trying to avoid chaos in a relatively chaos prone world. A world where the new generation always challenges the old generations ways of thinking and doing.

 

Is it more important to help yourself, help your family, help your society, or help the world?

 

All four are important but of primary importance is yourself because only when you land a good paying job or start a successful business can you hope to support a family and contribute money towards social causes and world causes such as wilderness protection or even expansion.

Of course you can also set aside time to participate in social organizations promoting certain causes which may at minimum only be a political party. So help yourself first and then you can better help a family, society, and the world.

 

Can you become anything which you want to become?

 

Yes, you can set rather mighty goals in your life but we are all born unequal with different looks, abilities, and social and financial status. While the handicaps of average looks and low social and financial status can sometimes be overcome with a lot of smart hard work your average mental and physical abilities may handicap you if you are hoping to become exceptional in complex professions or high leadership positions.

It often requires an exceptional memory or superb physical strength or coordination to reach the top and excel in science, politics, and national and international sports. You will often become a frustrated, disappointed, and miserable human if you aim too high and your natural abilities are just not good enough to reach your lofty goal(s). So unless you are gifted at birth, you often can’t become what you want to become in life, especially if your goals exceed your natural ability.

How good your genes are often determines what your optimal potential is in life. Yes, you can have good genes and waste away opportunities by being lazy and not learning much of significance. There is a saying that talent without working smart and hard is wasted.

 

Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?

 

Yes, human power not limited by morality and just laws is impulsive, coercive, destructive, corrupt behavior. Historically caesers, emperors, pharaohs, and tyrants with absolute power became very corrupt, especially if they were corrupt to begin with. Yes, there were some great leaders in history but most of them were relatively moral and lawful with their own flock and imposed relatively just laws on those that they conquered or expected tribute of some kind from the conquered.

In an age of powerful monopolies and monied international big banks, international big corporations, big international organizations, and big government,  the temptation to be corrupt is great.

 

What would you genetically change about humans to make them a better species?

 

Healthier humans free of most debilitating diseases, humans with more efficient brains or better memory and processing ability, and finally and least important, better looking humans which is a very subjective choice.

Some may feel that making humans less genetically aggressive or violent and making them more compassionate or empathetic is the way human genetics should be modified. All that I think this would do is make a nation of obedient sheep with the more aggressive ones at the top anyway.

Still others feel that humans should be made genetically less emotional but I think this can best be done with a logical language which has less emphasis on emotional words. An example of a more logical language is LOGICAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY which I authored.

Since humans remember intense emotional experiences longer than other experiences I think that reducing emotions genetically will adversely affect human memory so I am not for reducing human emotions genetically.

 

What should you know about yourself?

 

You should realize how good – your memory is, your coordination skills, your conversation skills, your math and verbal skills, and your social skills or emotional intelligence? Those are the keys to knowing thyself rather well.

You can improve your coordination skills by learning to use tools and participating in sports, you can improve your conversation and social skills by interacting more with others, especially those with diverse backgrounds, and you can improve your math and verbal skills with practice and reading.

You can slightly improve your memory with word association skills or mnemonics which will make it easier to remember certain things. What you probably can’t improve much is your brain efficiency or how fast you think and how much you remember over a long period of time.

There is truth to the saying that practice makes perfect. Keep in mind or realize that if you are practicing a new complex skill 5 or 10 times more than someone else your age practicing a new complex skill then chances are that you will probably not excel in that complex skill at the highest levels. Yes, you will acquire many complex skills with practice but you will probably never reach celebrity status or world renown in that complex skill.

Your parents are a fairly good example of the skills which you may excel in if there are any at a high level. Whatever the situation do the best that you can at any skill but realize that you may just be handicapped, average, or above average in most skills and not exceptional. Choose your life’s profession accordingly so you don’t suffer from premature burnout or trying to do the impossible. Choose your role models and professions wisely so that they better fit your natural or inborn abilities.

 

Was the universe created or has it always been around and always will be?

 

The problem with a creator is that you can always ask who created the creator and nobody knows the answer to this question. You can also ask what created the universe and try to answer infinite energy located at a point in space but this still doesn’t answer what existed before the infinite energy creation.

I like to think of the universe as something which always has existed and always will exist. Sure, galaxies, suns, and planets are created and then die or are reformed into other galaxies, suns, and planets but the universe in its entirety still exists on into an infinity of time and through an infinity of space.

 

Will humans ever know everything there is to know?

 

Probably not because we still have not invented accurate tools to explain the very very small and the very very big. Both extremes are still a mystery and probably will be until humans and machines evolve with greater sensing ability. Our best tools so far are light or electromagnetic radiation and gravity which we still don’t entirely understand.

 

How do we perceive reality?

 

Our senses and scientific instruments perceive reality which is spread from human to human through words and mathematics. Most thinking is done verbally, visually, and with audio.

Yes, thinking can be delusional and based on false opinions, false beliefs, and fictitious concepts or fiction and fantasy but perception of the reality is mostly through our senses such as eyes, ears, smell, touch, etc.

 

Is philosophy dead or has morality or ethics and science replaced it?

 

Science is an experimentally proven philosophy of words, mathematics, and facts about nature. The only real philosophical realm left to historical philosophy is morality or ethics. Morality and ethics can’t be proven mathematically so it is subject to some biased subjectivity which is a philosophical approach.

Morality or ethical principles vary from culture to culture and if you were to consider a modern universal secular morality applicable across most cultures then one would be- in nonemergency situations- don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder.

 

To what extent is government philosophical?

 

The ideal government should reward its moral law abiding citizens and punish the immoral or criminal humans or at least reduce criminality to tolerable levels. Government is the eternal struggle of its moral citizens against its immoral ones which unfortunately often includes the leadership or politicians.

 

What is the ideal government?

 

The reality besides a moral or philosophical question is to what extent should there be individual rights, minority rights, and collective or majority rights? Since an individual is the smallest minority how should the individual be protected against the oppressive tyranny of the majority and the government itself?

This is a governmental question with pure communism at one extreme and pure capitalism at the other extreme. My opinion is that there should be a bill of rights for the individual with mostly capitalism for the working class and socialism for the destitute and also unemployed. Call it Capsocialism if you want.

Yes, a governmental constitution of laws is necessary which often keeps evolving with time into more and more of a monopolistic and tyrannical structure from an original democratic republic of many relatively small economic units or businesses.

What an ideal government should also try to do is make sure is that humans have somewhat of an equal opportunity to succeed in society despite the fact that there will always be the very rich and the very poor at the other extreme. Since everyone is born unequal with differing natural abilities and looks, the ideal government should provide the possibility of advancement in the social structure and professions based mostly on merit rather than purely on ideology, nepotism or social status of parents.

What is the best protection against a tyrannical government? The right of every moral law abiding citizen to have guns or deadly weapons as part of a written constitution as well as free moral speech, right to assemble peacefully, and other legal defensive rights to avoid becoming the victim of oppressive acts by the government and immoral individuals and groups.

 

Should there be a limit on what science and technology can create?

 

Probably creating high frequency wireless cellphones and computers is not a smart thing to do because it can have bad effects on human health and brain health specifically. Altering human DNA is probably also not a smart thing to do because these resultant mutations might not be beneficial to human health in the long duration.

That is why we should be very careful with new science and technology creations because they can potentially have long duration bad effects on human, animal, and plant health and survival.

Artificial chemicals and drugs are already badly affecting human health and creating more toxic chemicals will just exacerbate the situation.

 

Finally, all philosophical answers with the exception of proven scientific facts are biased and subjective and there can be more than one answer which is deemed acceptable. If your philosophical answers are different then while free moral speech is still protected you have a right to your own opinion, belief, or answer. Best wishes. Peace!

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15 OPEN ENDED CONVERSATION STARTER QUESTIONS!!!

Starting conversations with strangers at official meetings or during casual encounters is not easy but here are some open ended questions which you can try out depending on the circumstances.

What are you passionate about?

What excites you the most right now?

What exciting things happened to you this year?

What are you looking forward to?

What’s the best thing that happened to you this year?

What’s the most important thing I should know about you?

What are you most proud of?

Why did you choose your profession?

What are you currently reading?

How can I be most helpful to you right now?

Who is your favorite role model if you have one?

Is family or work your first priority?

What would you change which seems impossible now?

What is going really well in your life?

What would make you more optimistic about the future?

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15 QUESTIONS TO ASK A POTENTIAL FRIEND OR NETWORKING ACQUAINTANCE!!!

When asking an almost total stranger questions it is best to start off with rather general open ended questions and then to graduate to more personal or private questions if he or she is a possible future friend that interests you.

Also try not to ask questions like a machine gun one after the other but ask follow up questions and offer your own personal information relevant to the question. After a question is answered you can interject words such as interesting, I like that, how nice, etc. to show that you appreciate the response. Discuss relevant things along the way and don’t just act like your only interrogating that potential friend.

Sometimes you can start off with Hi, my name is x. What’s yours? Then start questioning.

Remember, you don’t have to ask all these questions at the first meeting or introduction to a new human because you will scare him or her away by acting like an aggressive interrogator.

What do you do for a living?

Have you always done x for a living?

Are you a local?

What do you do in your free time?

Do you have any hobbies?

How long have you had that hobby?

What does your spouse do?

Do you have any children?

After these few initial questions you can probe deeper with more personal questions.

Do you like your job?

How long have you lived here?

Do you have many friends?

What are your future plans?

What interesting places have you travelled to?

What is your favorite food or drink?

Are you on Facebook or Instagram?

After determining whether they are a potential future friend ask for personal information such as an email or telephone number and use phrases such as- It was great talking to you. It would be nice if we kept in touch. What is your email or cellphone number?

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ANSWER+

Questions-and-Answers

Answer: n. a right and/or wrong reaction communicated to a question(s) which may be a (yes and/or no) and/or (conditional and/or noncommittal) reaction

We frequently want right answers to our questions which can be a simple yes or no or it can be a conditional answer or even a noncommittal one. The answers themselves may be conditional with the communication of one or many exceptions which are more accurate an answer than simply yes or no.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT INQUIRY*

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Inquiry: n. collecting knowledge and/or facts about a subset(s) and frequently by getting answers to questions about samer subset(s)

 

Detective and crime movies and shows frequently demonstrate the inquiry process in action with the asking of many questions from humans potentially involved in the crime or its periphery. The questions often asked are what were you doing? at what time? and with whom were you with?

The time, place, and actions going on there along with material evidence are frequently used as the circumstantial evidence needed to proceed with further inquiries until the crime is solved.

Motive for most premeditated crimes is significant in weeding out extraneous facts and information not relevant to the crime. Why someone did a crime? is a very important question to ask and try to discover an answer to.

Often close relatives, close business partners, or friends of the murder victim are the primary immediate suspects to a crime and the more remote the relationship of the offender to the victim the less chance there is of finding the murderer or criminal offender.

One of the keys to a good inquiry is getting to get humans with a good reputation to answer truthfully and an ability to spot the liar and exclude his or her opinions or versions of what happened in actuality. Inquiry is only as good as the source reliability so cameras and audio pickup devices are frequently more reliable than I witness accounts of a crime.

Prisoner interrogation is another form of inquiry used in wartime circumstances and it has slightly different rules and one of them is no benefit of an attorney during questioning. Enemy prisoners are sometimes sleep deprived or exposed to annoying sounds to wear them down psychologically and make them prone to answer truthfully out of a basic desire to return to normalcy and not borderline torture techniques.

A daily or periodic inquiry into the activity(s) of offspring minors is an excellent way to keep monitoring them or keeping an eye on them and their activity and especially important is keeping an eye on the humans whom they are associating or communicating with. Use of cellphones to communicate is complicating the problem of keeping track of offspring and whom they are communicating with so it is important to maintain rights to view their social networking friends on a periodic basis too.

 A good technique for keeping a conversation going and extracting as much useful information as possible is to ask questions or basically inquire about someone and/or their activity. You have to be careful being suspected of being a busy body with all your questions but there are clever ways also of getting to a desired question indirectly first and then delivering the desired punchline question.

For example you can start off with a general open ended question suchas How was your vacation? followed later by more specific and probing questions suchas What interesting humans did you meet on vacation or Did you go alone on vacation? followed up by who did you go on vacation with. In effect start out with a general non privacy invasive question and then gradually work your way up to the perhaps personal private question which you would really want answered.

Finally asking relevant questions and intently listening to the answers with perhaps a nod of the head or saying that’s true, yeah, interesting, etc. all designed to communicate that you are listening intently and feel that the human has something important to say. Not only will you derive much unexpectedly useful information about a human but you will get some respect from them as well and they will feel important and respected by your polite engaged listening.

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20 QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE!!!

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Establishing priorities in life is really finding out what is important to you and listing them in order of importance. Asking a series of appropriate questions is a good way of finding out what is important to you.

Here are 20 questions which you can ask yourself:

Who do you look up to or is your role model?

Who influences your life the most, excluding yourself?

Who would you like to associate with more?

What do you long for?

What do you strive for?

What do you consider to be your most important contributions in life? This can be a list of one or more.

Other than other humans, what has considerable influence on your life or plays prominent roles?

What handful of things gives you the most pleasure or satisfaction in life?

What would you choose to do if you had one year left to live with limited resources?

What do you care about the most which is not a human?

What would you like to improve in yourself?

What bad habits would you like to eliminate from your life?

What are my short duration goals and what are my long duration goals?

What important responsibilities do you dislike the most?

Where would you like to be five or ten years from now?

Where would you like to retire?

Where do you spend most of your time away from work and home?

When will parenting begin in your life and approximately when will your parental responsibilities hopefully mostly end?

When do you want to retire if at all?

When will you start prioritizing your life so you will have more time and resources to spend on the important things in your life?

 

Having answered all the above questions you can now arrange the humans and things in order of importance in your life.

Once you find out what and who is most important in your life then you can proceed to devote more time and resources to them or rearranging your life and doing things so that you can have more time and resources for them.

What gives you the most pleasure in life can be a misleading question because many bad habits and addictions can bring much pleasure but dramatically decrease the pleasure which you find in other more rewarding activities.

A short cut to analyzing what is most important in your life is to list the time and money spent on something. It is usually a fact of life that what you spend most of your time and money on is what is most important in your life right now.

If you are unhappy with the time and money going to the present priority or priorities then your next step is to CHANGE and devote more time and money to the things which you truly consider to be desirable important priorities in your life.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT QUESTIONS***

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Question: v. to do a communication which usually requires a relevant information reaction or answer and is frequently used (to test the knowledge about a subset(s) and/or to test the willingness of a subset(s)) and/or to test the probability of a human(s) doing an event(s)

Why do we ask questions?

We ask questions to find out information, to determine the willingness of a human to do something, to find out what a human will do in the near future or has done in the past, and to probe the knowledge that a human has on a given subject. Sometimes we just ask questions to keep a conversation going or to switch to another subject.

Tests have questions and are designed to test our knowledge about something with the answers that we give rightly or wrongly.

Interviews are really the art of asking the right questions to get informative and/or entertaining answers.

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BUSINESS INTERVIEW

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Most of this article is a rewrite of the main ideas in Brian Junyor’s article 21 SECRETS TO NAILING A BUISINESS INTERVIEW.

RESEARCH THE BUSINESS:

Find out how the business makes money, how much it makes, it’s competitors, mission statement, if it has been in the news and how that might affect you, and read all the info on the business website and social media.

When asked about why you want to join the business you can answer with impressive facts showing that you took the time out to research and understand the purpose of the successful business and how it wants to or is treating its customers.

DRESS IN BUSINESS ATTIRE OR CLEAN, NEAT, RELATIVELY CONSERVATIVE CASUAL WEAR FOR LOW LEVEL JOBS:

Blue and black are preferred colors and bright neon colors the worst, a business suit is preferable unless it is an interview for a minimum wage job with little upward mobility, don’t use perfume or cologne which may offend the interviewer, and arrive to the job interview about 10 or 15 minutes early and check your appearance in the restroom if there is one.

BE PREPARED TO ASK A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JOB:

What are the most important responsibilities of the job?

Is there opportunity for advancement?

What are the future plans of the business?

Will I be managing others and if so how many?

Is there any on the job training?

INTERVIEW ETIQUETTE:

Address your interviewer by name and don’t put on a phony smile but do try to smile during the introduction or greeting.

If you firmly shake hands up and down once or twice is enough.

Maintain eye contact and sit up straight.

Talk about the accomplishments which will help you in the performance of the job and explain what you learned from your past mistakes if anything.

Don’t cross your legs or fold your arms, don’t joke or talk about non job related topics, especially politics, religion, or sports.

Never complain about a previous job or company unless there was no room for advancement. Then you can complain about that and use it as a reason for changing jobs if asked.

Avoid slang words and clichés, think before you speak, and try to make your answers brief without droning on too long.

BE PREPARED TO ANSWER THE MOST COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

Why do you want to work here?

Answer that you enjoy working hard as office help, sales help, manager, technical, etc. and being a member of a successful business with hopefully some job security.

What are your strengths?

I do my work in a timely fashion, am punctual, I learn new skills which I may need quickly, I get along well with bosses and coworkers, and enjoy a hard working friendly atmosphere.

Tell me about yourself?

I want a good challenging job which will eventually pay well so that I can afford to spend money on my outside interests which may be a favorite car, apartment, house, girl or boyfriend, wife, children, and hobbies.

You can stress that if you come from a large family that you enjoy interacting with humans and understand where they are coming from most of the time.

AFTER AND NEAR THE END OF THE INTERVIEW:

Before leaving the interview ask for a business card and ask about how long it will be before a hiring decision is made.

Follow up on your interview and write them a thank you note or email thanking them for taking the time out of their day to interview you.

After waiting the time mentioned to make a hiring decision check back to see if you have been hired or when their next job opening will probably be.

If it is a low level job in a service station at minimum wage then you can check back more than once or about three times during a six month application period and then apply again and fill out a new application form. Sometimes persistence, showing that you really want the job, and talking to the manager more than once pays off and you might get lucky if it is during a time when an employee is leaving or has left.

RESEARCH JOB INTERVIEWS ON THE INTERNET:

There are plenty more questions and answers which may occur during a job interview. If you really want to prepare, not be too spontaneous, and maybe not make some terrible interview mistakes then Google or Bing job interviews and meticulously try to prepare yourself for almost any eventuality.

 

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8 SEEMINGLY SIMPLE QUESTIONS WHICH SCIENCE CAN’T ANSWER!!!

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Why do we sleep, how many planets are in our solar system, why is ice slippery, how to beat solitaire, how many species of animal exist, what is the length of the US coastline, and how gravity works are 8 questions science can’t answer.

For details read this cracked.com link.

http://www.cracked.com/article_19442_8-simple-questions-you-wont-believe-science-cant-answer.html

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8 FINANCIAL OR MONEY QUESTIONS WHICH YOU SHOULD ASK BEFORE MARRIAGE

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Money mismanagement or not enough of it is the leading cause of divorce so you should find out before marriage how your future spouse has, will, or wants to manage money.

Your favorite store is having a blowout sale; what will you do?

You just received a large tax refund. What are you most likely to do with it?

You inherit $10,000. What is your first instinct?

Everyone pictures retirement differently. What does yours look like?

How would you like to save for retirement?

What percentage of our earnings will be saved for emergencies and/or retirement and/or education for offspring or self-improvement?

Will we have joint or separate money accounts?

Will we share budgeting responsibilities or will one be the dominant manager of the household budget?

Most of these questions are designed to find out who is the great spender in the relationship and who will have the major responsibility for running the household budget if there are not separate accounts. The most thrifty spouse who is good with numbers should play a major role in budgeting the household budget for joint accounts.

If neither one of you are good with money management, are stressed out when talking about money and sharing it, and both have jobs then maybe separate accounts are the solution to the problem so blame for overspending will show up clearly by examining the independent accounts.

To avoid having to blame one or the other for overspending a third joint account may be set up to pay for anticipated joint fixed expenses such as food, rent or mortgage payment, utility bills, offspring expenses, and household expenses. After every paycheck a just or fair amount should be contributed to the third joint account.

Most married couples never learn to BUDGET their money or are very bad at managing money which becomes a major source for arguments and hardship that frequently leads to divorce. If you find out by asking the above questions that one is an irresponsible spendthrift hooked on credit cards then don’t marry!!!!!!

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25 THINGS SCIENCE CAN’T EXPLAIN!!!

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Science still can’t explain why animals yawn, how birds can migrate back and forth without GPS or a map, and why there is turbulence in space. There are 23 more things which science still can’t explain in this link to cracked.com. Enjoy!!!!!!

http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_579_25-mind-blowing-things-science-cant-explain_p25/#25