Our economies are built on perpetual growth. We measure growth as a success. We have tons of indicators that measure growth. The stock market rises and falls with the news of growth of company production and the subsequent profit due to the growth. The economy falls without growth. Growth, growth, growth. Continue reading ECONOMIC GROWTH VERSUS ISOLATIONISM
you have to be FOR something.
Negativity does not attract people who get things done. It does draw complainers. And those are the ones who think that bitching means that they are doing something constructive.
Complaining without corrective action does not produce any results. It is mental jerking around and a cop-out.
It is easy to complain and it takes courage to do something. Continue reading IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO BE AGAINST SOMETHING…
The upset over the latest rude and crude behaviors and insults of Trump has not died down yet.
There is no need to get mad every time.
Rather than getting embarrassed or angry after each new incident it behooves us to analyze why the same or similar incidents keep occurring. Continue reading THE NEGOTIATING STYLES OF DINOSAURS
I post a lot on Facebook and make many comments on other Facebook sites. Often when there is a political post, trolls show up. It took me a bit to realize that trolls do not engage in real dialogue. I engaged with them, trying to get a real dialogue They just want to poison the atmosphere if it is not a post that feeds the hatred that they want to spread. Continue reading IF YOU RESIST, IT PERSISTS
I have this little whale figurine on top of my drawer. It used to live in my mother’s living room It is mended with scotch tape. You don’t see the break until you move it to the side. Somewhere along the
line the little whale had cracked and my mom loved it so much that she kept it. It is now mine. Continue reading THE BROKEN WHALE
When I heard John Oliver introduce Whataboutism it became clear to me that Whataboutism is a deliberate strategy rather than a random discussion point.
It is the favorite diversion tactic of people who want to change the subject to avoid that the truth is coming out. Continue reading WHATABOUTISM
A couple of days ago I followed a self-driving car around San Francisco for 10 minutes. It is a VERY cautious car.
It would drive me absolutely crazy to silently creep around town but many people think that they would like self-driving cars.
They think that they will be able to text.
They can talk on the phone.
They can work.
There will be fewer accidents. Continue reading SELF-DRIVING CARS