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Social Choice

Saturday, May 04, 2013

When addressing the social issues the matter of choice is paramount to frame the discussion within the human context. Excusing the choice to not act or failing to learn would extinct the human race in short order when we were fighting for our survival. What has changed?

Our need to strive for survival! For the most part, the other participants in the animal kingdom do not hunt humans as a source of food. Anthropology supports this statement for much of our existence. Other than humans hunting each other (for sport, war, resource scarcity), it is rare a direct attack is sought against a human, unless offspring or territorial dominance is a part of the equation. We are unique to the mammalian life as we will choose to turn our backs on danger. This characteristic allows us to be blind to the truth. Thus, choice is the paramount starting point for all social discussions.

Our personal journeys are intertwined with choice. Losing focus on our goals will allow those forgotten enemies an opportunity to cause setbacks. Remember this journey is constant. Just like in our society where there are no part-time citizens, there can be no part time vigilance for personal growth. The failings of society mirror our failings of part-time attention.

Be whole to yourself. Be true to yourself. Above all be at peace.

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SNOWFLAKELILYM9 5/4/2013 10:54PM

    So good to see a blog from you. I've missed your blogs. Thought provoking, well written and interesting as usual. I hope you consider coming back to the 5% community team some day!and specifically the Teddy Bears!

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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Sometime in your life you discover what you really want. All the scheming and tell-tale-sirens stop and your desires burst forth. When we stray too far from our path we become forlorn and irrational. We fight the truth we know so deep in our beings, a little piece of us dies each time. The compromise we tell ourselves is all BS and we know it. So stop the insanity (yes I am borrowing from Susan Powter). And, return to what works for you. Find that voice inside which unlocks the passion for what you truly want and you will be propelled.

Motivation is like pushing yourself.
Passion will draw you to it.

Find your passion!

Be at peace


Beware of the halloweenies!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It is fitting the US political debate zeinths around All Hallows eve and the like. Why with all the dead voting each election year it is no wonder this event has taken to such poor tastes. Do not believe the hype. For every promise of candy there are surely more to lose than gained. Be mindful of who you are and your surroundings. This will tide you over. And, when the last trick-or-treater calls, dump the remaining goodies in the trash where they belong. You have my permission to indulge in this life altering and giving event.

Be at Peace

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CERIUSLY 10/31/2012 1:34PM

    Glad I caught this today Vince! Made me smile. I don't buy candy, and I keep my lights off and door locked. There are literally hundreds of kids pass by my house. they get enough tootsie rolls anyway. emoticon emoticon

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In essence, choice is the basis for life.

Beliefs are not facts. The basis for what we believe is our opinions when the belief creation occurred. That person at the time prior to the belief is the real you.

I create my beliefs.

My beliefs limit and control who I am. My beliefs control my life.

Therefore, I create my life!

So choose wisely. I am important. I am worthy. I am real. I am many things. Yet, I restrict who I am because I believe something not based in fact.

Be at Peace

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CERIUSLY 10/31/2012 1:40PM

    Somehow I stopped getting notification of your blogs. I resubscribed.

I love this one! I agree with you both. I have spent the last year in therapy for PTSD. I've had to re-discover my core beliefs in order to approach recovery and healing.

Examining my core beliefs resulted in strengthening those beliefs, or reconciling those that really don't fit.

As always, emoticon for your special wisdom my friend. I pray this day brings you all kinds of good treats!

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PERSISTANT123 9/25/2012 9:18PM

    You are so right. Right now I am questioning some of my long held beliefs, but I have to in order to change my life.

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Sunday, September 02, 2012

Our bodies are remarkable biological machines with a less than perfect method for controlling survival urges. Yesterday I did increase my caloric intake solely with carbohydrates (brown rice chips to be exact). I guess with the lack of sleep and extensive exercise the day before, my body overrode the brain’s will power with physical urges. I felt I was just along for the ride. I did feel better this morning and continue to do so this afternoon.

I cannot say for sure if the additional carbohydrates and subsequent ADP production helped; but the amount of lactic acid in my muscles finally subsided today. Other improvements arose with appetite control and clarity of thought better than in a long time. I will have to monitor this situation if it arises again.

I had a few moments to browse the internet this afternoon during lunch. Fox News reported that sitting for just a few hours potentially causes our bodies to stop making a fat-inhibiting enzyme called lipase. This information originates from researchers at the University of Missouri–Columbia.

As a recommendation, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says stand and stretch every hour, and your metabolism could get about 13 percent boost. Better yet, fidget all day (tap your feet or bounce in your chair) and increase calorie burn by 54 percent. (Read more:

So, teachers who support the use of hyperactive suppression drugs may be increasing the potential for obese children (my thoughts). Is there a connection? I know I have to get off my duff and walk around the plant at least once every hour. If I do not move around, I become lethargic.

Use those bodies and keep the machines well lubricated.
Warm-up and exercise to get the most out of life today.

Be at Peace


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