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Astute, astuteness has a bad reputation… so do the words: selling, ambitious… or taking care of yourself. But it is unjust, in fact it is against Life.
But, unfortunately, we live in an age where being selfless seems like a virtue… but it isn’t a virtue, it is imposed upon us.
It is stupid and a learned ‘value’…
The best people in the world are selfish…
Selfish… meaning: they take care of themselves… instead of hoping that others will be selfless and take care of them. And then they can contribute… from being well and being taken care of.
No matter how many times people understand, on airplanes, that when the oxygen masks are dropped at them, they should put on their own first… and then assist others… Because they see it there, but the ability to see it everywhere would require a wider cone of vision than they have… Take care of yourself first doesn’t live like a distinction, it lives as an example that is true on airplanes. Continue reading “Beyond brain health: What robs you of the ability to make astute decisions?”
I just finished reading the book “Diet Cults”.
I mostly hated it, especially when he is elaborating on his non-cult cult rules… ugh. Just as unnatural as the diet cults he criticizes.
What is most striking in all the diet-cults, to me, is their ignorance of the fact that food, unless it is prepared in a tasty, mouth-watering way, isn’t nourishing for most people.
Food prepared and offered pleasing to the mind is not nourishing, not edible for the body.
Continue reading “Diet cults vs. HOW to prepare your food that your DNA and your body intends for you to eat”
The power of “instead of”
Consider that it is not what you don’t do that gets you into trouble, but what you do do… or what is the meaning of the strait and narrow method of going to heaven, whatever YOU call heaven.
Every article, every book that deals with procrastination, with being an underachiever, with being an unsuccessful person concerns themselves with what you are not doing… and not with what you are doing that makes you unsuccessful, unhappy, etc.
But what if that attention, that focus is misplaced? What if what you ARE doing is what really creates the consequence of an unsuccessful, unhappy life?
Continue reading “Consider that it is not what you don’t do that gets you into trouble, but what you do habitually”
It’s all in a day’s work
Of all the things I have ever said to myself, this is the most potent saying.
It has saved me from suffering, it has saved me from all the nasty feelings that plague humans nowadays: belligerence, entitledness, feeling slighted, frustration, anger, laziness, yearning, wanting, and more.
How? Why? Continue reading “Guaranteed to make you feel happy: It’s all in a day’s work”
As I said it before, I have a strong affinity to the dramatic… in every area of life. This may be part of my bipolar personality… taking things to the extreme.
I do that with food… I call them experiments, but largely these are experiments taken to the just too much…
And, or course, I pay the price. With my health, mainly.
But… as in everything, there is a silver lining, a benefit, that I would be amiss not to appreciate.
I have discovered almost everything in the area of health this way. Or in the area of training, self or others… or in anything else.
So my latest “fad” thing has been sorghum. I cooked up a huge vat of sorghum seeds with sauteed (fried?) onions and butter… delicious. Continue reading “The Michelangelo Method of becoming you”
Do you ever wonder why in spite of all your good qualities, nice acts, maybe even achievements, your vibration is low, maybe even very low?
Everyone hopes that their good acts redeem bad acts, but when we look at vibration: this is not what we find.
You cannot and should not ignore how reality works… so let’s look.
Your vibration is almost always lower than you think.
I have started to watch TV shows on the computer recently again, after months of just reading. Continue reading “Give up liberties so you can have true freedom… or how fighting the strings on your puppet self create a life of unhappiness”
Human history has gone from problems to bigger problems throughout most of its 200 thousand years.
What is fixing?
Fixing needs something to be wrong. Wrong is a systemic judgment, cultural and personal. It is never true in reality… one could say: there is never anything wrong in reality.
Dying is not wrong, dying is dying. Being sick is not wrong, it is being sick. Being slow, ugly, lazy is not wrong, it is just being slow, ugly, or lazy.
This means that any and all fixing is working on something that doesn’t need fixing… so the fixing adds a new wrinkle to things that isn’t supposed to be there… the new wrinkle is not natural. It takes you further away from your natural state: joy, productivity, intelligence, wellness. Continue reading “When you are fixing something, the solution becomes the next, bigger problem”
My last article, the shotgun method has missed its target… few even understood what the heck I was talking about.
Regardless, I am continuing on the theme, because this is one of the stumbling block for most of you… so although you don’t know what is eating your lunch… although you have no idea how you are screwing up, I do, and I am here to help you till you get it. I already have a third article in the pipeline… ;-/
About a month ago I finally and suddenly got ready to pick a marketing mentor. Terry Dean is his name… and as soon as I can afford it, I’ll also book one-on-one coaching with him. It’s expensive… Continue reading “Can you predict the future? Can you pick the next big winner?”
I was looking for pictures for “accurate knowledge” on google… hardly any results. Then I looked for “garbage in garbage out, and I hit the jackpot”… I will put some of the best pictures at the end of this article… they are really funny… But now, let me get to the knowledge article…. OK, here you go:
I am reading Aristotle.
Why? It’s an excellent wake-up call. It knocks you conscious… It has knocked me conscious!
2400 years ago, when Aristotle lived, people, scientists, knew very little about much of anything. They weren’t less inquisitive, they didn’t have less theories, they didn’t argue less. They probably argued more…
They just had theories that are quite ridiculous by today’s standards, knowing what we know today.
Here are a few examples… Be prepared to laugh… Continue reading “Knowledge… how accurate is it? How safe are you, given the level of knowledge today?”
Let me correct that: I consider most decisions I make a test. Experiment. Rough draft.
Yeah, I thought so. I thought it will sound foreign… But you will learn something, through this article, that is not common knowledge… and it is even new to me!
Decisions are an expensive activity for the brain. Any choice is. Important choices and unimportant choices equally use up a renewable resource, for ease of language, I’ll call glycogen, although it may not be that.
You wake up with more of that glycogen… it replenished itself during the night… If your sleep is restless, then you won’t have your full stores of glycogen: ever since that nurse moved to the next house, my sleep is restless. Even with the audios… Mind you, I have tried to sleep without the audio, and slept a total of 58 minutes that night. With the audio I wake up a few times, and dream or solve puzzles, or write articles in my mind, but I sleep and wake up rested. So…
And yet, I have less glycogen than if I slept through the night without working in my sleep…
But I digress… What I really want to teach you is… Continue reading “I make decisions really slowly. One may even accuse me of procrastination…”