This is an article from The Atlantic... Hint: not by discussing IQ The I here is James Fallows... although I tend to agree with him. this is a companion article to my previous article on self-esteem...
If you just want to know what people who are actually smart think of themselves... talk about themselves, jump there...
by James Fallows Jan 6, 2018 Science
I've never met or interviewed Donald Trump, though like most of the world I feel amply exposed to his outlooks and styles of expression. So I can't say whether, in person, he somehow conveys the edge, the sparkle, the ability to connect, the layers of meaning that we usually associate with both emotional and analytical intelligence.
This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
As you know we are doing an experimental communication course right now. Six participants, as different as they can be.
Experimental course means that I invent what to do from what is developing.
The course happens, seemingly, in the classroom, but really the course happens in the participants' life.
Last night I didn't sleep, though in bed, lights turned off, until 3 am because I was pondering this. I was pondering talking to an ex teacher of mine, of my favorite courses I have ever done in Landmark in my nearly 30 years of participating there.
This article is long... the original writer was probably paid for each word... In spite of my intent to edit it, I could not make it shorter.
The gist of it is that instead of using our god given ability to think to think things through, to plan, to prevent, we use it instead to worry... Worry is unproductive and makes absolutely no difference. In fact, it makes you stupid... Very stupid, unprepared, make emotional decisions, avoid action... in simple terms, to become a Shrinking Human... instead of an Expanding Human Being.
Oh, and it also makes you sick... if being sick and stupid with worry weren't enough.
I read a very interesting article 1 today. It is about being able to predict from how you were as a baby and toddler your chances for success, your chances for being smart, your chances for aberrant, deviant behavior, like crime or addictions.
And although most of you, if you read it, will be resigned to how you turned out, or alternatively argue till you are hoarse with the predictions, there is a more constructive way to read the article: get guidance.
Of course, if you are already having trouble in life, you are habitually relating to everything as a good reason to get depressed, turn to the bottle, get angry, or eat more m&m's, but if you are not quite there, there is the guidance I recommend that you get:
All of those signs you demonstrated as a toddler are correctable by the Bach Flower Energies.
If you have a propensity for being impatient, wanting immediate gratification, not being able to hang in there and do what you need to do even if it is tedious, or unsuccessful at the moment, the Bach Flower Energy Impatience will increase your capacity for more patience, so you can actually get something done, learn something, hang in there. Continue reading "Updated: Your emotional baseline and your chances for success"
You know I am a movie lover: every movie teaches me something it never intended to teach... it was an unconscious motivator of the movie makers... and this is what I want to talk to you about today.
First, before you start thinking about Hollywood movies and other cliches, I am going to talk about foreign movies. That is where you are going to see, clear as the sun, how this insidious and unstoppable (?) "trend" goes towards The New World Order: the uniform slavery of all peoples of the planet under the thumbs of a handful (5) few.
There have been a quite a few movies, Israeli, a German Jewish Movie, a Turkish, and a Hungarian movie.
Let's start with the Israeli movies. Israeli Jewish movies.
Jews have been the scapegoats of society for about 3400 years.
Suddenly, out of the "blue" everyone knew that the Jews are responsible for all the troubles of all peoples. Draught: it must have been the Jews. Epidemic? it's the Jews fault. Poverty, obviously the Jews had something to do with it.