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On The Question of Toxic People

 

These videos are loaded with great advice. Enjoy:

Introduction: The Narcissist's Abuse Cycle - How Narcissists & Psychopaths Behave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp5YHxJhj94

6 Keys to Build Immunity from Narcissistic Abuse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfTF-usq4-c&feature=youtu.be

Responding vs. Reacting (Not falling into a narcissist's trap…

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On The Question of Gender

 

Lets liberate ALL of us from the boxes society puts upon us, not create 7 Billion boxes - one for each of us.

From the article:


"So if you want to call yourself a genderqueer femme presenting demigirl, you go for it. Express that identity however you like. Have fun with it. A problem emerges only when you start making political claims on the basis of that label – when you start demanding that others call themselves cisgender, because you require there to be a bunch of conventional binary cis people for you to define yourself against; and when you insist that these…

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The Science Not Yet Born — Culture Design

 

Life emerges from death. This is merely a fact from ecology — where the seemingly immortal flow of nutrients continuously passes from the bodies of the recently deceased into new forms as it is reconstituted in the bodies of the newly born.

I offer this metaphor as the starting point to discuss how we can apply biological principles to “guide the flow of nutrients” from dying institutional forms for education, research, and social change practice. In a recent article, I explained …

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Treat People as Citizens

 

Treat People as Citizens



- How a generation of political thinkers has underestimated the abilities of ordinary people and undermined democracy



Aeon Article Link

Definition: Conqueror's Curse

 

Conqueror's Curse:

A condition where a conquering tribe or group dehumanizes themselves and commits horrific atrocities in order to acquire or wrest territory or resources from an existing group. Then, in order to make what the conquering group did seem normalized or 'virtuous', that group engages in deep mind trickery, and historical revisionism, as well as engage in delusions of superiority. Descendants inherit this pathology and may get defensive or play games with the truth. However, this act of self-deception then in turn sows the seeds of narcissism, delusional thinking,…

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On Being Good: the Secular Virtues

 

On Being Good: the Secular Virtues

by Alain de Botton

Article Link: The Secular Virtues

If I had to design a list of 10 virtues that could apply today, I might go for the following (they speak most clearly to me, precisely because I find them hardest to apply):

Resilience
The art of keeping going even when things are looking dark; of accepting reversals as normal, of refusing to frighten others with one’s own fears and of remembering that human nature is in the end reassuringly tough.…

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Eric Fromm on The Real Meaning of 'Self-Love'

 

The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on What Self-Love Really Means and Why It Is the Basic Condition for a Sane Society

Article Link: Real Meaning of Self Love

Reciprocal Rights

 

Reciprocal Rights Version 2.9 (A cobbling together of The Bill of Rights, FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Human Rights, and the Bolivian Mother Earth Law)

OK - Why? This is WHY:It has come to my attention that the Koch Brothers are making moves toward a Constitutional Convention (They are just 5 state house votes away from this goal at 29 states: 34 states needed). If this happens our Bill of Rights will be dissolved. So, if this happens I want to be johnny-on-the-spot with an even more all-encompassing set of rights for the citizens. I've done my level…more…