Friday March 5, 2021
There was a saying back in the day,"those who CAN .. DO! Those who CAN"T .. Teach. I hated that saying and 50 years later .. HAH! it is probably true for me!!? I had ONE mantra .. first day of every class. It was .. "If you learn only ONE thing here .. it will help you have a good life. That ONE THING is .. You might not like a project topic, how it is set up, or when it is due, but if you develop the self discipline to complete it on time, that life habit will get you a good life."
Bosses will depend on you to complete even those tasks you do not like. Sorry if the curriculum forces me to make you do many things I think are silly .. let's do them in the mind set of DISCIPLINE. With Personal Discipline we can set out to conquer the world!
I was a renegade for saying the Curriculum was stupid back then. But I actually never realized its purpose was probably to make us stupid sheep, learning to follows a boss's orders? Critical thinking, personal responsibility and independence would have been a far better skill to learn!! We would not BE in this mess now? But do I have any self discipline? Not a bit .. so I am learning along with you! I do swear though .. they fried our brains with sugar! Why does sugar have 54 names hidden in EVERYTHING???
Back to the belief Teachers "CAN"T". Yup TRUE! I believed if I could just teach self discipline it would help people. Decades later I STILL have ZERO self discipline! My excuse is leave me alone I am busy with BIG important things! " I am a genius, just let me figure out the REAL formula for everyone to have a good life, and we will all have a decent QUALITY OF LIFE. What can be more important than that?" Sorry .. NOT arrogant .. just DRIVEN .. addicted, obsessed or whatever.
But we are also the "boss" of our own life, and many tasks must be accomplished just to manage basic life! .. shopping for needs, cleaning up, paying bills! Here I am decades later with all of those still in disarray! True, I am working on how could we save the world from sure collapse .. but meantime I am going bankrupt just from my own DISORGANIZATION! How about some self discipline, Burki? Yeah, tell your students how important it is to learn Self discipline .. yet NEVER MANAGE TO LEARN THE IMPORTANT HABIT YOURSELF? Traitor .. Bad Teacher!
My excuse? .. (my kids say I ALWAYS have one) .. is that I have a greater number of "Thinking Neurons" in my BRAIN's wiring". HAH!! It is a REASON, not an excuse! We can change our MIND .. but our brain is fixed at birth, like our height or hair colour. You have probably heard of Right brain/ Left brain research? Right Brain Hemisphere people are more inventive and creative, while Left Brain people are more action, Management oriented.
My brain AUTOMATICALLY jumps to solving BIG problems. It is SO HONESTLY VERY DIFFICULT to force my brain to just STAY with the IMMEDIATE problem!! For me to focus on an immediate task .. UNTIL COMPLETE is a marathon of UNCOMFORTABLE ACTION, a such intensely hard discipline for me. Parents used to also teach discipline. "After you clean up your toys we can get that ice cream." or " Before you can play video games your home work must be complete." Yike! .. I have gotten so far from that parental discipline. Finish the work before the play! I do not even realize solving world problems is PLAY to me. Being "in my head" is so easy .. instead of finishing the personal income ACTION PLAN for this website!
Never mind that my credit card is maxed, and all my income gone to debt payment by the 4th of the month!! My poor kids would be homeless if they were not so capable, because their inheritance is DEBT thanks to moms LACK OF DISCIPLINE! The point here is simply to share the immense degree of difficulty involved in reining in the brain of a THINKER, reined in to NOW ACTION vs fixing the future. Besides I have panic attacks and constant anxiety because young people have no income future. I want to create Personal Income for them so they need not BEG THE MAN FOR A "JOB". BUT .. If I can not make a little money for me .. how can I teach others to save themselves?? OMG. Is there still hope to help anybody?? I am going to sell one of my inventions NOW .. Self discipline here I come!! Do or DIE! I will prove that rotten quotation WRONG. I can manage and ACT .. it is just a BIT harder than for my more Left hemisphere kids and friends. Or so I will attempt to MIND CONTROL myself .. vs reality of me climbing a 90 degree mountain ?
[My students apparently thought it was fun to call Ms Burki "turkey burki" from back in the days when I was more of a rule follower.] It took decades, no thanks to "education" , but I have FINALLY discovered that I am a ..
"System Architect" or "Solution Invention Grower" .. a SIG .. ?? But these are SOCIETAL inventions .. NOT APPS of shallow stupidity!! Join us if you want to fix the world .. but not with silly shallow APPS. (Just my house used to be disorganized, now it is also my computer. Now phones must have 7 million APPS. How do you even find them amidst the excess? Sure maybe can search but I must remember the name. I have trouble with just finding my amazing SHAZAM! )
Sorry .. the excess of Society is all craziness! No wonder we have no time for solving REAL problems! We work in nonsense. We used to invent cars and planes! Now we invent Zoom filters. Where is my CRY emoji? Yes, our Society is collapsing because of our "shallow stressed brain". link(Iain Mcgilchrist agrees with all I have been thinking!)
back to who am I?? .. a "Societal Health" solution inventor. I license my "Solution Inventions" like fishing poles to be manufactured for those with no fish. There is a saying "give a man a fish .. he eats for a day. Give hime a fishing pole and he feeds himself". Food Banks will just need to give another meal (fish) tomorrow. Education has done nothing to teach us how to fish .. or fend for ourself. Somehow we decided someone else should give us a job. Back in Pioneer times you did what you were good at for the community, and everyone shared more. We need to go back to more simple systems were we take responsibility for ourselves, but also receive a decent quality of life in return. (link) (How to start building your own income machine)
We could think of these "Solution Systems" like after the 2nd World War, there were packaged "Sears KIT Houses" .. to replicate for improved quality of life. Our new war is an TEP war. (Our TEP enemy .. "Thoughtless Extreme Progress" with never a thought to consequence, is the battle of today). Unless we really DO wake up, we will LOSE against our CONQUERING enemy force! Thoughtless extreme progress, is going to kill us. Especially the T-E-P by Fortune 500 Corporations that look only at profit .. instead of ALL our valuable ASSETS of ALL types, like healthy people and clean water to drink. We have been losing this battle faster and faster since the 50's. "Thoughtless Extreme Progress" is killing our base quality of life.
who am I continued .. My aggregation of other's brilliance has created Education, Career and Health Systems that can restore our lost quality of life. IF .. we bring back RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY. Respect for doing a job, and security from a "job" is gone. We need to rebuild our failing society from the ground up, like modern PIONEERS. Pioneers had no systems and nothing .. but they survived and built a great country. They must be turning in their graves! We need to start over and transform our failing society. We need to together .. bail our sinking ship, now and fast.
Successful Non Profits, Small Biz, and Corporations can license these design plans and replicate successful solutions. (we a need prototype finished now!)
PREVOST!! I always wanted to be like Prevost .. nobody would have heard of me .. yet I would be the underlying Design Foundation of an entire (Transportation System) for those with a lower budget. If you look at a Megabus, Grey hound or N YC Transit Bus you will find the Prevost Brand on the front of the bus. But we only know the first names, like Grey Hound. So many organizations are doing wonderful work and my
fishing pole" will be valuable to them. (We "Robin Hood" to give it to them, so we obtain funds for our further work, our "Library Cafe".) Maybe this new Education and Health Solution System is more like a Librarian. He or she gets no medal, but solves so many problems! So we are a combination Distributor of "Systems" to license and replicate .. along with providing our "Un- University Education" at our community "Library Cafes".
Friday March 5, 2021
I once called my daughter a Republican, which is horrifying since I have less and less respect for the other political side. The Business Action minded side seems more selfish because they just say "Get over it! Just Get 'er done!" Life is easier when you do not think cause or consequence of action. I have always been jealous of action minds. Worrying about all possibility slows life down while the action Warrior mind just accomplishes the task. I have not even got my research done to make a decision and my daughter and friends will be FINISHED THE TASK! We would be Cave Men still if we were all like me.
But sadly QUICKLY ACTING more in the Ayn Rand/ Friedman mindset (link) may create all manner of "PROGRESS" .. but surely does NOT quality of life make!
For that reason I have spent years demonizing the Action or Warrior wiring personalities. They only care about getting the job done, progress or profit .. regardless of consequence. We see so may failures in the way we have handled the Economy and societal systems .. yet we are just complainers, worriers with no success to show like the action wired.
I finally believe it is no easier for my Action wired friends and family to slow down and think, than it is me to hurry up! They actually can no longer think consequence before quickly ACTING on a problem! Just as it is so hard for me to actually hurry up, decide and actually GET SOMETHING FULLY DONE .. it is that same hard for them to SLOW DOWN! We used to have a more balanced set of brain wiring, both thinking and action wiring. But with the industrial revolution and changes in Society the many TOXINS we created, like rushing and stress .. destroyed much of our brain wiring. Once we can see it is truly also not easy for the CEO/Manager types, (those more "successful" than us thinkers) to slow down .. we can feel more compassion and less JUDGEMENT.
Both of us have resources we need. It can no longer work to only value action brains. Total Real Success includes base quality of life for all and not destroying or wasting resources. It is the thinker or worrier that alerts society to those problems. But we have not listened. Is it too late now?
We must breathe and then accept neither are perfect and share our assets for the best results. Unfortunately we are at a point of societal collapse .. so there is no longer a choice. Either we face the enemy together (uncontemplated "progress") or we watch the full of the Roman (western) empire.
Even back in the 50's I wondered why things work in such a strange manner.
Doctor medicine vs build body like house .. good bricks. Continued with study of illogic of society's disease name + "medicine" fascination whole life.
Recent decades began to see not much was working. Healthcare Education, even Government systems were not giving us the quality of life they were su[pposed to.
Why would we do everything so backward, why would we not just WANT things to work?
8-10 years realized seem 2 diff kinds of people.
fast action, slow thinking cause or consequence.
seemed fast action took over and garnered all accolades. Success measured in money. Assets were ONLY mansions and cars valued at 4 times what you and I were paid to feed family a year. Nobody listened to those yelling we are going the wrong way .. there is more to life success than money! ( healthy family, friends, fresh clean water, air not causing allergy, jobs not creating overwhelm and stress, security to just work and live) These where all declining as we became more competitive, shallow and selfish. This is just not logical .. but those fast action minds don't listen to consequence thinking. they only listen for profit and "progress".
For years blamed those CEO's, fast action, non contemplative management types
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so yes, my daughter .. once I REALLY know .. then it is MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY. It is true .. "Dictator HILDY" coming at you! Like "Stop eating sugar stuff!" But do you think I can increase my Self Discipline in ME? Of course not! I just KNOW from my years of research .. IT IS KILLING US! I am a preacher of everything wrong but yes ... sorry a hypocrite too.
I think I just worry more for others forgetting about ME. That is just an excuse but I want to share all my discoveries, leaving no time for me! ? Sorry for the hypocritical preaching! I think too that I expect others are more disciplined than I am? So yes Tamara there is ALWAYS an excuse .. not good, but at least my brain is always THINKING "why?".
They say everything is easier TOGETHER. I will find out how we can communicate together .. and inspire and motivate EACH OTHER. A finished Book can't do that! (Blog comments?)
( PS I am way too busy THINKING to ACT. No time for the ACTION of learning a new DISCIPLINE habit so I really look after my own health!!!) You probably still have action brain wiring and are a DOER. You will do great! TOO MUCH "Thinking" is a curse. We used to have brains that did BOTH.
.. hence none of these jobs I now do are in my background skills .. neither photography, video production, being CEO, CFO and CTO plus assistant to each .. PLUS the Sales AND Marketing Dept ..leaves no time to breathe! And since it appears my skill is new system ideas (and writing to try to share?) that whole biz management is a huge struggle. Join the Membership as a PARTNER to create our trillion $ biz that destroys "care" and creates real HEALTH and "quality of life".
PS .. on disability forever, feeling useless and valueless, I was able to spend 18 hour days imagining solutions to problems and create better functioning Systems. Those systems are now in collapse. I did invent many new products and transformative systems over those years. We need to actually use my ideas very badly now, to improve base quality of life! But true biz skills I sadly lack, so let's all work together sharing our skills! we can finally utilize and distribute these Career Building inventions and "Systems" for REAL quality of life..
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