From the moment we wake up to the end of the night when we fall asleep, we are given thousands of choices everyday.
Just a few decades ago, that was different - you went to school, maybe to college, got a secure job, got married, had kids, and that's pretty much it.
You would go to the grocery store, buy some local produce, and live happily.
People are free to travel or work everywhere around the world, they can choose whether to get married or not or have a career and kids afterwards or none of it.
When we go to the grocery store we can choose between 23 types of gluten-free, sugar-free, organic, soy-based or vegan cereal.
And thanks to globalization we can now not only purchase local products, but delicacies from all over the world!
Once, I was at a friend's wedding in Las Vegas playing Blackjack at a table above a swimming pool with no sun shade. Men stared like dogs at topless women while their skin burned, and a loudspeaker kept shouting rap music with the repeating lyrical motif of
Bitches and drinks.
In short, I knew I was in the kingdom of pestilence and fury; a place where love goes to die. There was no confusion. I knew what I was doing.
Fast-forward a couple of years, and I find myself looking at this:
Now, this does not look like a casino. It felt very quiet.
It had graphs.
It did not look like a slot machine.
For anyone who does not recognise this. This is a screenshot of the trading desk for Poloniex –– a place where you can day-trade cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Steem.
Great, I thought. I am The Wolf of Wall Street. Let's see what happens here.
I began by putting a few Steem dollars into Poloniex, traded experimentally, made m
“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend, or a meaningful day.” ~Dalai Lama
Sociologists argue that weak ties, the kind you build with colleagues and online friends, for example, are a problem in modern life.
Instead of meaningful conversations which bring us closer to each other, we spend a lot of our time building relationships with strangers. We keep many interactions to the side, not forming the kind of intimacy that is good for us emotionally and physically.
A New York Magazine article called Alone Together challenged this, since weak connections create possibilities for deeper and new ties.
Seize these possibilities.
Let your guard down. Talk to people you don’t know right from your heart. Do not anticipate awkwardness or hurt. In that
I'm sure many of us have though about the question of,
Are humans inherently good? I'm sure there are answers to this across the spectrum and there really isn't an way to provide a definitive answer. So I'll merely be giving my take on things (yes, I'm an optimist) and would be curious to hear yours.
First there is a personal judgement call on whether people now are seen as overall being good. My definition of good is simply somebody who feels enjoyment by seeing and/or helping others succeed, grow, be happy, etc. The converse applies (to me) for 'bad' people who feel enjoyment by seeing and/or contributing to the failures, belittlement, sadness, etc of others.
There is a tv show
The Young Pope where a cardinal starts a discussion with the pope in regards to the decline of the Catholic Church. At some point, the cardinal mentions how the Catholic Church failed to secure the technique of what is known today as
psychoanalysis. According to him, this resulted to the decline of religion itself. Religion used to offer answers to matters of the soul. Psychology came to hijack the idea by rebranding the same old technique. The only difference was that the focus was shifted from the area of the divine to the area of the earthly.
If one examines the effect of psychoanalysis they will soon find out that is essentially friends on hire. People go to an institution to learn different techniques that have been used for eons from politicians, crystal ball readers, motivational speakers and other crooks. Given enough sessions, the given behavior of the customer can be molded into a more
What do you do? Whether you are a student ?, businessmen, doctors, midwives, nurses, lawyers, soldiers, prosecutors, police, or your teacher, a salesperson, or with other professions. whatever your background now prepare yourself as best as possible for each activity you will determine the success of your career, or maybe now a very important day for you to do and decided something be a huge part of your career. though overall in a state nervous and depressed, but you certainly do not want to appear to be so, the appropriate steps that you can do is to cover up any that you feel, anyway everyone has experienced the same thing and succeed through it all by being able to do everything well.
We tried to do something to protect yourself and the feelings of others, and the face is the most professional fraudsters, moreover, is worded in a wi
Do you want to say NO but you don’t feel able to, or if you do, you feel guilty? Setting personal Boundaries can help you to overcome blocks like this.
“Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices.”
― Gerard Manley Hopkins
Imagine for a moment that you are looking through a microscope and you are seeing some tiny cells moving around in a liquid. You can distinguish one cell from another because each one has a very well defined limit: a membrane (the outer skin of the cell).
For a cell, its membrane is its Boundary.
If the membrane of a cell is punctured, the cell is badly damaged or ceases to exist.
On a human level, if our Boundaries are badly damaged our sense of identity, freedom, needs and wants, are badly affected too.
Bellow you have a list of issues when Boundaries need adjustment:
Based on the spiritual book Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 7, Verse 16.
The Gita distinguishes between four types of Divine Seekers.
Which is your type?
What I see theses days astonishes me a great deal. Everything is so fast, everyone wants everything so fast, and everyone wants everything done quickly by other
everyones so fast that I got confused, dizzy and trapped in this so actual and sick reality.
Here is a story: How to Fulfill Our Desires?
I was looking at old John very busy sweeping the dry leaves off of the garden. The area was large, and the old man was careful not to leave a leaf on the lawn.
John, I said smiling,
how wonderful if you could only see all these leaves suddenly piled up in a heap!
And I can, the old man said promptly.
If you can, let's see! I challenged him.
Leaves, please, pile up on that corner! said the old man in a commanding voice and he continued to clean the grass until the leaves were together in one pile.
Have you seen it? he said to me smiling. "This is the best way to see our wishes come true. Work hard, so that what we want is done.
The incident fell silent in my mind. Later in studying the
EJERCICIOS PARA EL DESARROLLO EQUILIBRADO DE LOS HEMISFERIOS CEREBRALES
1 Ejercicio para el equilibrio de hemisferios
Durante la semana proponte desarrollar tareas que habitualmente haces con tu mano hábil cambiándola por la no hábil. Por ejemplo, si eres diestro y utilizas tu mano derecha para escribir, lavarte los dientes, hacerte el nudo de la corbata, o tomar los cubiertos de una determinada forma, (como diestro), pues ahora la consigna es que empieces a utilizar la izquierda en todas estas tareas. Obviamente notarás que al principio te resultará complicado hacerlo. Tienes que prestar más atención, etc. pero no te preocupes. Ello es lo lógico ya que le estas pidiendo a tu cerebro que realice tareas nuevas, y por ende desconocidas para él. Aún no tiene las suficiente cantidad de neuronas involucradas en esas tareas, (no tienes formado un callo neuronal), pero si practicas poco a poco lo irás construyendo y te sorprenderás de la inmensa capacidad que tiene tu cerebro de adaptarse al medio y d
The Weather will always keep changing and four months later, eventually after the lightning stroke, the rain of insightful comments & tiny snowflakes of interaction and feedback slowly will start to fly again on our way all over around. Making this #steem field eloquently fertile one more time. Allowing to blossom the nutritious seeds we've carefully been spreading all over the place to feel us a lil bit less alone and stuck here anymore.
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