Closure. This magical way to close any spiritual and mental wound and let the past be the past. You heard about it, right?
People talk about closure all the time. A friend of mine just told me she's meeting someone from her past. What do I think about that? she wondered.
Why are you doing this? I asked. I know the history on this matter and I personally would not be down to meet with someone who hurt me.
I need CLOSURE! she answered.
What exactly is this
closure that everyone seems to need?
The ending of a significant piece of one's life -- a relationship, a job, a stage of life, or a way of thinking -- may be difficult and even painful for many of us. Something that you once counted on as very important to your life is over and done.
Closure means finality; a letting go of what once was.
Ok, it all sounds pretty therapeutic. Of c
As far as I can remember science fiction always fascinated me. At the same time, I was never really fond of pop-culture due to it's impact on the masses. This odd combination put me in a difficult position when I discussed Star-Trek with friends. Being highly critical about something that I genuinely enjoyed wasn't easy. Although it is only a TV show, I believe it's message has a strong underlying political and cultural effect.
If one cat get passed through the cliche heroics, Star-Trek teaches valuable concepts about race, friendship, sacrifice, strategy and commitment. When I was young, I was fascinated about how the crew of the space ship worked together to solve problems. Every encounter with another species was a valuable lesson about something that was long resolved on Earth. Even so, if one starts thinking critically about how the entire show tied up together, the outlook, a
It's finally upon us, the famous - or infamous with all the discussion around it - HF19!
Name code: EQUALITY.
First impression are surprisingly postive. Posts retained a lot of their value and some even went up for me, which I am incredibly grateful for ( THANK YOU FOLLOWERS! ) but also a lot of the smaller user's post that I follow seem to have gone UP A LOT. That's actually amazing to see.
Another thing that I noticed and love is that my upvote at 100% can give a lot. I just upvoted a post at 50% for 3$. I felt like a WHALE! :D
But enough about money....
I feel that this could increase the stickiness of new users. No one can lie that we first stuck around for the money than really got in deep because of friends and community. I know that's a lot of empty talk on
community around here. Everyone seems to talk about
building a community! Yet...
Look at the number of
honorcan be tainted by fear or limiting beliefs, but we all have the ability to honor ourselves and change. We can break down toxic logic and behaviors and even if we can't fix every situation, we can h
Have you ever thought about this? Some folks, who are in the great position of having a job they love, who are self-employed, or who have a good relationship with their boss can say:
You know what? Today, I need a mental health day. Today, I need to go down to the riverside, or to the ocean, or to the local café, and JUST SPACE OUT. Just rest. Write. Read. Whatever. I need to recharge and reevaluate, so when I step back into work, I can do so with gusto, and with a fresh spirit of problem-solving enthusiasm.
Insulting to what? one might ask. Well Jesus. insulting to your humanity.
I mean, is this civilization?
Value is the concept that manifests itself when a group of people decide to compare one thing with another. Although it has a highly speculative nature, it can be transferred, exchanged or destroyed. All human endeavors entail at least some aspect of value. Nonetheless, the virtue of patience stands diachronically as the mother of all value (whether that is social, intellectual or financial).
Now, I am not going to bother you with technicalities about short term and long term valuations. Let's just say that the most traditional form of valuation is the small interest we receive by letting money sit in our bank account. The percentage we generate is small but it carries less risk due to its long term leverage. On the other hand, if we invest in some high risk - hig
*True* Anarchy.Just what in the hell do I mean by
In accordance with reality.
Basically, the government (coercive state) is threatened by your self-trust and trust of others in your community. They are desperately trying to program this vital human propensity/capacity out of us, and to replace it with fear, in order to increase the ease of control/domination over naturally free and independent individuals, such as you and I.
***Graham Smith is a Voluntaryist activist, creator, and peaceful parent residing in Niigata City, Japan. Graham runs the
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Much of world's economic conflicts did not happen due to conflicting political ideologies. Despite their apparent differences, deep down they were all the same. It was never about Capitalists or Socialists but about a divide that exists within each and every one of us.
We all want to help each other but look first for ourselves. Everyone should have enough to eat but rarely we think about the 16000 kids dying everyday from malnutrition. A $200 donation could improve greatly one's life, but we rather get that laptop memory upgrade instead. We all want to be treated equally but will do everything in our power to gain favoritism.
Evolution has safeguarded our species for in-group volatility. If a group becomes too equal, everythin
Thanks for your comment. I think maybe reading a little more about what market anarchism actually is might help to clear up some of your concerns.
Imagine a world where the
I've always been a fairly easy-going guy, never getting over-emotional at work or in life's day-to-day interactions. I remember once an employee of mine shouting at me, so I said,
Felipe, have I ever shouted at you, he said
No, to which I replied "well how come you are shouting at me, and I'm your boss?!
At 25 years old I had my first child, a beautiful baby girl with red hair. Life started becoming more complicated, harder to manage all the things I had going on, I started feeling a little over-stretched. Three years later I had a baby boy. When he was a few months old I was changing his nappy in the middle of the night, he was wriggling around, mess going everywhere, anger and rage were coursing through my veins. That was the moment.
The moment, I realised that my anger was mine. Before then I always thought my anger was someone else's fault: my wife for being unreasonable, my mother for being annoying, etc. Now I realised it wasn't this little baby's fault that he was awake in the middle of the night
I was reminded today of the fun we had this day gathering community and families -- for the huge Father's Day picnic and Fun Fest! It was packed with games for the kids, a ton of prizes etc. My friend/client Jason set it up.
He gathered donations and prizes from about 20 of us that he knew and a bunch from local companies, and even the Toronto Raptors who kicked in some stuff too!
God bless this little kid at the Tug of War. LOL!!!
Just some of the prizes this day, not kidding, Jason killed it organizing this event, I was honestly proud to support it, dads and fathers do not have it easy some days, with p
Can you guess what ingredient it is? And I’m not talking about baking cakes. Or building houses!
I’m talking about successful people and how they harness and exploit emotions to achieve what they want.
Have you ever considered a great actor’s talent and how it came about? He harnessed his own emotions in order to exploited and portray different personalities on stage and before the camera.
What of famous artists? People buy their paintings, according to how the picture appealed to their senses , moods and emotions.
Okay and who else?
And what of legendary lawyers? Even though they were highly intelligent with good memories, it was when they exploited the emotional factor, the
truth is much like working a jigsaw puzzle without knowing what the end result is supposed to be. It's a challenging exercise from the start, but it's made far, far more difficult by our cognitive biases.
The only really effective way to work a jig saw puzzle when one doesn't know the end result is to let the the pieces already placed inform the attempted placement of each subsequent piece and then constantly update one's speculation about the end result with each successful or failed attempt. Becoming too rigid about what the end result might look like based on personal biases (as the religiously-minded usually do and as even scientists sometimes do) stalls progress. If the puzzle is actually a barn but you're absolutely convinced that it's supposed to be an airplane (because
God told somebody thousands of years ago that it's an airplane), then you'll never work the puzzle. Ever.
What the heck is a
tort?? Well, it's a legal term not in common use with regular people. But you know what a
liability is and that's a legal term too. A tort leads to legal liability. A
tort has a similar connection to the word
torque in Latin. You are familiar with a torque wrench. A torque wrench is a tool used to precisely apply a specific pressure to a fastener such as a nut or a bolt. Using a torque leads to fastened nuts or bolts.
In legal terms, a tort has a similar connection in legal theory that torque has in engineering. Torts allow lawmakers to apply punishments to nuts (the nuts are people in this case). Technically, a tort is a wrongful act or an infringement of a right (other than under contract) leading to legal liability.
Here's the problem. Unlike situations involving torque, which are facts based on evidence, the idea of a tort does not come from facts. A tort is an opinion held by a person or a group of people. It may be a legal opinion, but it's still an opinion.
I find that it is not the getting of what we really really want that is truly the problem, but the underlying issue of why we aren't giving it to ourselves that needs to be addressed.
Maybe we want to wallow in our self-pity,
as it is a comfortable place we already know it to be.
Maybe we don't really want to make the effort
as we've become co
THE FUTILITY OF
THE CRYPTO REVOLUTION
VEGANISM (Does the Non-Aggression Principle apply to non-human animals?)
AND MUCH MORE! I seriously learned a lot (about myself and other things) from this fun talk, and I hope you will too.
**Graham Smith is a Voluntaryist activist, creator, and peaceful parent residing in Niigata City, Japan. Graham runs the
Voluntary Japan online initiative with a presence here on Steem, as well as Facebook and Twitter. (Hit me up so I can stop talking about myself in the third person!)*
The family is the most private collective there is. It is a dissenting unit when it comes to mass societal homogeneity. The family is a sleeping time bomb, and the state hates it.
How does an anarchist
End the Fed! and
End the state, and
end the drug war? Simple. By doing so inside your own head.
How do we ensure the state fizzles out in the future?" By teaching our children about the value of peace, and how to think for themselves. Where is this discourse possible? In the family.
Maybe you were the anomaly in your family that broke out of the state/cultural programming. A rarity. Now your children can hear about the reality of self-ownership. And then what happens when they have children? And their children's children have children?
Eventually the see-saw's gonna tip. Eventually critical mass will be reached. And that little sleeping time bomb called the family is going to detonate in the face of this giant, murderous, raping and stupid nightmare
Me & Son out having fun!
My Son has always been a great influence on my life. I can remember the night he was born, and when I held him in my arms. His nose wrinkled as he had just come out of the nice warm confines of mummies womb and thrust into the cold and dark emptiness of the big bad world. I remember my first night with him as he slept in the darkness, strange new noises that weren't mine or my wife’s, there was someone new in the house, in our bedroom. I remember that night. That night was the time I contemplated the existence of all creation. I could see a vast Universe far beyond my insignificant existence. I now had a Son, and I was going to have to live up to being a Dad. I hadn't had the best examples of what a Dad should be in life and I was aware of that. My own Dad was bitterly selfish and emotionally manipulative and most of the ol