Over the last 60 years we have completely lost our way. The real purpose of our existence is to improve quality of life for others, not only ourself. Businesses do not succeed unless we WANT their product or service. But we somehow lost sight of our incessant "PROGRESS" not always really improving quality of life. In fact over the last 60 years we have consistently DESTROYED our REAL quality of life. Sure if you want a smaller computer and a bigger TV we are better off. But sorry .. we have more STUFF .. but less remaining THINKING brain wiring or neurons!
Progress today has no purpose as a quality of life enhancement. We forgot that simple and convenient for ME .. often cuts out someone else's livelihood. That loss of thinking of our affect on others, thinking "past our noses" toward logic and common sense has now mostly destroyed our quality of life
this was from POWER TOOLS .. also find Richard Boles work, "WHAT COLOUR IS YOUR PARACHUTE"! It is a whole book similar to the Alberta PDF. His son continues his work with yearly new books re new Careers.
"Total Societal Health" consists of many things, especially (jobs) or enough income for people to pay their rent. There can be NO QUALITY OF LIFE, when we are fearful of being homeless. A "Basic Quality of Life" for all .. is what we could term Total Societal Health. To be truly "Healthy", people or a Society need Emotional, Physical, "Economic" and Systems Health all together at the same time. But we have given up any control of all of these parts of our well being. And those SILO Systems are no longer working for us. We need to take back personal responsibility, in order to improve our failing Systems. It will be hard to RE- LEARN self discipline .. but it gives us back control!
Today we think the only resources we have available, are money, or time to trade for money from a "job". But what about skills or talents we can trade with others, even with no money needed? We can barter things like in Pioneer times! Lots of old people have tons of free space, but are lonely and want to learn tech skills. Instead of being homeless with no rent $, this is a perfect barter possibility! A young person with no grandparent available, can trade connecting and teaching digital skill, with a Senior with an empty house available. That is a simple example, but shows a possibility that could solve some problems. All we need to do is FIND EACH OTHER .. instead of wasting so many of our valuable resources. People are resources, assets that can solve our needs for survival. But we don't just waste electricity, and gas .. we even WASTE PEOPLE.
We need to get back to using our brain to be MORE CREATIVE. That is just one simple example, but if we start THINKING again, we can create all kinds of trade or barter ideas. But it would be far better with a System that lets us divert and "fraction" our trades .. ie YOU need my stuff, but your NEIGHBOUR has what I need. A kind of divided "barter" would be far more useful. This is where the new DISTRIBUTED digital LEDGER can save us! Learn about the Blockchain! We can use it like the Pioneer General store "trade" Ledger, but on STEROIDS. (see Don Tapscott)
The Societal collapse most immediately in need of repair is our EMOTIONAL Health. Mental Health is a part of Physical Health. The stigma has closed our mind to realizing Clinical Depression is no different than a bad heart or lungs. If your brain is wired in error, or produces too much or too little ?seratonin it will not work as it should. BUT .. if we are "depressed" today ?.. our brain is working just fine! In fact, if sad and afraid our brain is wired to be SMART and see that there are no "jobs"! How do we survive with the number of jobs to pay rent constantly declining? Yes .. we are "worried sick" .. if we are at all NOT shallow zombies!
Don't be fooled with manual jobs jus being replaced with TECH jobs! I bet for every 10 REAL jobs, there is ONE in Tech to replace the old? Does that math make sense to you? People who do NOT THINK .. do not see this is a CLIFF we are heading to! Yet somehow they tend to be the Managers and CEO's who think no further than the almighty god of profit. So we need to create our OWN "jobs" in our own community. No more begging "the man" for a "job". "Please sir, could I have a job sir, my family is starving!" NO! No more. "Reverse World" is our Member Community of thinking creative people. We will create our own income and life security in a decent quality of life.
BUT it will take sacrifice, no longer buying from Big Corporations .. unless they choose to become Certified Members. We must keep our scarce money amongst us .. trade our skills and talents between us only. But do we even KNOW what our skills are? In all our years of education did we learn anything about what we are really actually GOOD at, or was it just memorize what we never decided was important? (Work more on Alberta's "ASSESSING YOU" pdf .. above.)
Eventually we can build a BLOCKCHAIN Ledger to register (Resources we put in and Resources we take out) of our Community Trade ledger. We list our Personal Skills and talents in our "bank", then whoever needs them and has also contributed to our "bank" trades them. For now, visionary "Have's" join us with an "UN Donation" of money to utilize our skills. They are not "donating" but INVESTING in our future better "quality of life for all" System. There is no longer a base quality of life today. Too many are homeless, starving or just terrified of when they will lose their job? This was going on long before covid. It just worsened and showed how badly the system was failing. Respect for workers has been lost and we must restore that. but there is no "work" so we must create a new system. The only solution we hear about is Universal Basic Income .. welfare for all (??) people do not want a hand out! They want to be valued, worthwhile, contributing member of society.
Our trade of skills is far better than the Universal Basic Income concept! We don't want "welfare"... we have talents we can trade and feel self worth from, feel valuable and needed in the community. Everyone in the new "System", gets a base quality of life. But those who want to work harder, on weekends, more skilled or in less safe conditions still can create MORE income. So forget the "socialism" fear which stupidly became considered terrifying by some (propaganda pushed?) nonsense. There is no quality of life when you must walk amidst people begging when you go out to enjoy your day. So pay your damn taxes and share your billions! That is not stealing from you, or "socialism"! It is just being a THINKING, fair and decent moral "human being"! I can not imagine walking past a freezing, starving person going to my $100,000 car! (Maybe the power people really are robot ALIENS?)
Re INVESTING in our Community .. For example a GOOD Boomer invests in the youth they took so much away from (me included, but I feel such guilt I could never enjoy my ENTITLED Boomer life.. see "about"). Hopefully there are other Boomers with money, willing to SHARE and invest in our community. Down the road we will build our own (money) Trade system. (Learn about the Blockchain because we WILL be able to do this!!Think of it as the Pioneer General Store Trading Ledger .. on STEROIDS. Start learning about it and you can shape our community!)
see right below why I became OBSESSED with improving especially Black quality of life. no I think I need to ADD that ( although white I swear my "past life was a Southern slave. There is no other reason I can for my feelings of connection. I my toes of 150,000 we had about 2 black families .. so I do not get my obsession to help. But it has lasted about 25 years when my web inventions began.
and I am SO SORRY .. I am ONLY feeling this TERROR second hand! In a panic for my children and all those like them. I am an ENTITLED Boomer who stole the FUTURE .. (the "American" Dream) from its younger generations. How does one deal with this guilt .. especially when most of my boomer peers are totally OBLIVIOUS to the damage we have done? So I get exhausted trying to get my work out there, NO SALES SKILL WHATEVER. Amidst the many escape naps, I wake in pure terror. And YES! you can make BREATHING and invaluable tool to help. If you follow the Formula steps below, sometimes even ONE DEEP BREATH reminds us we DO have some control .. at least what direction our mind goes. Take our wayward mind in the direction of POSSIBILITY, and hopefulness. The other direction takes us to hell.
I spent decades trying to build new Career ideas for Disadvantaged youth with the evolving Internet on the East Side of Buffalo. One of the first people I met that I hoped to partner with said "they will never let you give GOOD Opportunities to Buffalos black kids." I was horrified and could not face such cynicism. Had I quit then instead .. I would not be a MORTGAGE in debt, stolen from my kids future security! So there is personal guilt but also societal guilt and like you I do honestly wake even from naps IN TERROR. Surely my decades trying to help improve quality of life can be helpful ( and yes after getting me out of debt do some ROBIN HOODING?
I honestly believe none of my years of effort worked in Buffalo because the power structures brain are FRIED with cheerio dust! Sugar fries our brain! I wanted to help! .. was letting THEM have all the credit for my BRILLIANCE (where is the emoji?) .. and effort. Sorry but unless th ?"crabs in a barrel" is true .. then the Brain dead from breathing sugar dust is true. SOOOO Sad. So please take my work and use it for your and your friends and families benefit. Maybe then I can feel I really CAN breathe and feel deserving of some good.
as usual LONG blather vs brief and concise (sorry!!) .. sharing that I myself was trying to figure out how to survive the terror and I discovered the BREATHING is a life saver from stomach in KNOTS. I already had the "Gift of Calm" stress reducing video for decades. (We can produce ART TV "USA TRAVEL TV" as Patriotic Project together, careers for PTSD Disabled Veterans.)
The "Reverse World" System ..
SMALL BUSINESS IS A HUGELY UNAPPRECIATED PART OF OUR REAL ECONOMY. Half the jobs we had where in small local businesses. But how many will survive this shutdown? Then where do we work? We better start thinking of making our own means of paying our living expenses. The Pioneers had none of our systems, not even American $$'s!! They just traded between each other, and did barn raisings together. Right now, compared to the terror of ongoing homelessness insecurity, the simple Pioneer life has become more curiously calming. Could we get more creative and share our resources together more?
Many diseases of our Society are now imploding - greed, indifference, our insatiable desire for more. But the speed change and the stress and insecurity it crates is destroying the Total Health of Society.
What if we could take one pill to solve our lost quality of life? That pill would probably need the ingredients of simplifying, personal responsibility and discipline, and lots of sacrifice. Would we take this "pill"? .. doubt we would! Probably the drugs 'secret formula' would need to be RE -Pioneering or mini "Mennonite-ing", truly going back to SIMPLE .. because our Societal Health has gone so extremely far from any sign of wellness. Could a prescription to SIMPLIFY, Take personal responsibility, and build a community, sharing our many individual resources amongst us. We have skills, expertise and talent .. not just the resources of time and money we have come to think are all that matter!
Sadly we have taken every invention and created a monster with it! Instead of using inventions as the magic tool they were meant to be .. we used them all in extreme ridiculous ways, that do nothing but destroy REAL quality of life. Do we really NEED 127 story buildings that destroy the concept of neighbourhood? The internet could have created Utopia bringing us all together but we used it to do 100% the opposite. We are more divided than we have ever been, because of our digital simpleminded "Bully world". The problem is not our inventions, but our insanity of always taking inventions to extreme .. vs using them as wonderful TOOLS.
Perhaps this "Reverse World" SYSTEM that has been developed on these websites, is that PILL .. the prescription we have to swallow to get healthy again? Every Societal System is collapsing .. whether the Health System, Education System, Media or Knowledge systems, or the Criminal Justice System .. all have become SILOES that no longer work for US .. the people. We have to start over. If we try this RE set SYSTEM (pill?) even as a placebo that we believe in .. we can regain hope and feel better.
RE Pioneering will mean expecting LESS .. but what is the alternative? There ARE no jobs if you have been paying attention. Most people have a few "mini jobs" in an effort to pay rent. Engineers and Lawyers work at Coffee shops, Environmental Masters degrees are taking covid temperatures at entrances! And with more A I and driverless cars coming this will only get worse. Our Canadian Dollar store chain now has NO cashiers! What do you think an Apple Watch that can do everything, does for many Healthcare jobs? When even jobs helping Unhealthy Americans are decreasing .. we have a big problem.
The Reverse World System began as a Health website focused on the Functional Medicine revolution that will transform the "disease = drug system" of healthCARE.
Learning what inflames our own body is a slow process of investigation and study. It requires supportive Coaching in order to not give up in frustration. Everyone's body is different in what body function become inflamed by our many toxins. We can create millions of jobs helping people be truly HEALTHY .. not disease "cared" for.
WE can also create jobs in researching human INTELLIGENCE, moving away from the closed minded stupidity that search has caused in the population. While we set up training for these new careers, we can recreate the old way of life when America began .. sharing our local community resources.
We can still use all our inventions, but as tools for good .. not extremes toward thoughtless insanity. Do we really NEED a fridge that talks to us .. or to have our latest fashion find seen around the world? Why don't we focus more on local until our neighbourhood gets healthy again? Then with our regained brain power we can branch out again, but this time with wisdom and respect for others and the environment. Do you think God or whoever runs the show, will give us another chance? or is this amegeddon? .. slow motion apocolypse. What else could we do?
Our Reverse World system .. some things we can do ..
That STIGMA will FINALLY be gone! Yey! At least one good thing coming from covid's ridiculous handling. By destroying the REAL economy, the Power Structure has destroyed the lives of the many who have no income or way to survive now. We will ALL be "Mentally Ill" now. So the stupid STIGMA of "MENTAL" Health will finally have to go if it is the bulk of the population! Covid will have caused ONE good thing!
Although (Mental or) Mind and Brain Health surely makes up a huge part of our quality of life .. it has always been handled with fear and distrust rather than a BODY disease like any other .. Mental Illness is NO DIFFERENT than Heart disease or cancer or Diabetes. Because "Mental" Illness involved our very ?soul it was always a terrifying study. Now finally Neuroscience is turning it into what it should be .. a Physical Disease of BRAIN WIRING or Neurons. Mental illness is just a Disease in the brain .. an improperly functioning part of our body.
We 60 % now fearing how we pay our rent are depressed. But this is the traditional real word "depressed" as in loss or despair! Depressed or sad, before the word was hijacked for a Disease! We are definitely stressed by our anxiety, sadness at loss, and disappointment in the future of possibility. Let's call this our EMOTIONAL HEALTH. Luckily unlike a brain disorder we do can have a little CONTROL over. we will need to learn to control our mind to be in the NOW .. not past (losses) or future (fear or worries.)
"Depression" can be either a BRAIN/ body Disease or a "mind" emotional result. The depression we have talked about for decades, is felt by the patient REGARDLESS if that person has love, riches or fame of success! When one feels PHYSICALLY or "disease" depressed the sadness comes even when nothing bad is happening in the person's life. Very confusing for those of us struggling! "what is her problem, she has everything, just try harder .. stop your drama." But now we are returned to the old traditional word and most probably forgot it. Do NOT go and take a drug! We are giving NO PROFIT to any Big Corporation any more. That's how we RE-Pioneer!
Yes, we have almost forgotten the word depression was a word long before it became "I need prozac!" Loss creates sadness. Add the Fear felt with Financial insecurity and the resentment if you followed all the rules, in debt with student loans .. and you have Emotional turmoil creating great despair.
What did "they" think destroying our lives with a total covid shut down would do? Of course we are sad, depressed, resentful, angry. Stress creates emotional distress! Our "Emotional Health" has been destroyed. (Mental Health was a terrible term because it is a PHYSICAL thing .. but terrifying back in the day, since it involved our brain's FUNCTIONING. Our brain is physical, our "mind" emotional. We can not control our brain! (Hence serial killers may not be evil, their brain is out of control.) We can no more control our brain than our liver or pancreas. We CAN control our MIND. Our personal "MIND CONTROL" can be our biggest POWER Tool!
Includes MENTAL .. your brain is no different than your heart or liver! But it does a heck of a lot more so far more can go wrong physically. Mental illness is the stupid stigma when the brain organ of your body does not work perfectly. Hopefully covid will separate physical brain disease from EMOTIONAL health.
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Yoga and Kale won't do much for us when we can't pay the rent!! Let's quit begging for jobs and create our own. Eventually we can just trade our talent for someone else's especially since a blockchain ledger can let us share or trade in fractions. No need to trade my salad for your cake, or tech help for babysitting. The blockchain can let us create our own "put in" .. "take out" SYSTEM. Everybody adds to our "resource cart" but everybody also gets what they need from it.
Unless we fix this NOW, those "Elders"who see how wrong our "progress" is, will no longer be around to gain WISDOM from! What we seem to think is "progress" is really the collapse of Civil Society. New, easy, and Convenient became our GOD .. is "progress" the DEVIL in disguise? The Internet COULD have created a Utopian Society .. instead we have DIS - topia as in DIS respect for everything. Our culture of lack of care for truth and simply moving toward hate .. is Dystopia.
.. the virus that has probably killed us. Are we too late to change ourselves and prevent societal collapse?
NOPE .. sorry changed my mind, the biggest enemy .. needing a WAR EFFORT!! .. is stupidity .. we are seriously TOO LAZY TO THINK!! We lost our common sense in the mid 1990's! (see book Death of Common Sense). And now if you walk on the sidewalk, you are met with seriously "Screen Faced Sheep Ant" ZOMBIES!!
If I am wrong .. PLEASE STOP PROVING ME RIGHT. Yup, I am old and Crotchety. That means grouchy and miserable, but please could you try to think more what it means to live in a CIVIL Society? Or .. has our "ME first, screw you!" attitude become so ingrained that we do not even know what that is!! .. let alone what MANNERS ARE! we can not exist without CIVIL Society .. sorry. THE END
24/7 overwhelm ....
Poverty in the 20's was not the same, you knew you were poor but life went on day to day making the best of it. Poverty now is living in constant fear of having no means to pay rent. We have to get out of the TRAP of begging for a "job". A neighbourhood "job" with family or friends might be OK, but these are being destroyed by covid. WE need to trade all our resources just amongst us .. because the Corporations would just as soon use robots or A I than us troublesome humans. If we keep our $ to ourselves only we can manage with less stress of insecurity .. that is if willing to SIMPLIFY. Big companies WILL come around when we ALL quit using them. So we have to RE pioneer for awhile .. it beats being disrespected, not appreciated as the ASSET that we are.
info can be Lies!! instead of knowledge
digital =24/7 life .. too much! also no more routine
don't get me started!
are there 54 or is it 64!!!! names for sugar? excuse me! does that not strike conspiracy fear in you? They want to get sugar in us so bad, they sneak it by 54 different ways? Sure, it addicts us to wanting more but I think it is far worse! It addicts us to everything! more, more, more! Great for the banks that charge 25 % interest on the things we HAVE TO have but can't afford.
Sugar creates brain fog, it fries our brain. No doubt a good way to keep us troublesome masses in check, is to "sheep ant" us? Brain fried masses behave as they are supposed to without complaint. Plus .. now adding the fog of "search INFO", has even lost our responsibility to gain knowledge and wisdom.
What is the term for loss of personal responsibility and self discipline? ADDICTION! We are all addicted to faster, "better", unnecessary and shallow "progress". Our inventions have quit being wondrous .. flight, communication, the automobile and become monstrous like the elevator, now destroying the "neighbourhood" of cities. Even worse now, we think 3000 health apps will check for health problems. HAH! It takes personal discipline and responsibility to maintain wellness .. not spending our day phone faced! Are we "phone faced sheep ants" mostly thanks to sugar? Health is NOT fixing "disease" but not having dis-ease in the first place!
Friedman's "Profit is everything" Corporations, plus the "SO SPECIAL!" children of "me first, screw you" parents do NOT a "civil society" make!
Civil Society? That word "CIVIL" was lost years ago. It took me 6 or 8 years to start to be at least a little more empathetic. Maybe people are not horrible mannerless rude "creatures" as in MONSTERS. (Monster creatures, not animal creatures .. animals are never as horrible to other animals, as we are to each other this century!) Maybe they just are in a closed minded TUNNEL trying to get by. They are knocking me off the sidewalk with their dog because they are wondering if the second job to meet the rent payment, is going to be lost. Rudeness from overwhelm and worry is not even really lack of manners, but understandable. Selfish rudeness because you think you are MORE entitled to life than others is unforgivable! so watch out selfish people. DO NOT EVEN DREAM OF COMING ONTO OUR "KIND ISLAND".
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