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Procreation

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The past generates the future, but nearly always with a flourish.

Life is never static, except on the very, boring, edges of the universe.

In the middle of it all, we have the beautiful chaos of old and new.

Matter and energy patterns procreate,

Through division and recombination.

Old mingles with old, and creates the new.

I desire the new for what it promises.

And I have gratitude for the old for what it has generated.

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the particles that are you and the particles that are me

a Noel Coward quote

a Noel Coward quote

Half asleep
my mind
imagining a hug from my beloved,
the universe explained to me
that this man
who is such an important
element
of my life
entangled with my own self
in such an intimate
and inexplicable way,
is entirely made up of
particles
temporarily forming a pattern
of contraction and expansion
zeros and ones

Why do I love this pattern?

Why is this pattern so special?

He’s just a pattern
as am I

Maybe
the answer
needs to be nothing more than
simply

Because

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TWTS – Pick a Government, Any Government

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This is a bit of a follow-up to a couple of previous episodes…

How does a bottom-up government, like the Life: Earth Mission (aka Prime Directive Earth) one I’ve been sharing, work? Whatever way works! Just like in a healthy living organism, like a human body, each local area, be it a collection of blood cells, a kidney, or a hand, makes it’s own decisions about how it wants to make decisions, based on who’s there, and whatever they find most comfortable for how they collaborate. And, while a bottom-up, living organism system is definitely no utopia (as we all know, when our bodies get sick or hurt or, eventually, die), the goal of a healthy organism is to try to give every individual within the system what it needs to function as well as possible, while being flexible and resilient through complex networks that can temporarily work around malfunctioning areas until they can heal and be put back online and working for the system again.

The more the individuals focus on taking care of themselves in their small communities, organs/organizations, using whatever skills, interests, resources, etc. they happen to have on hand, and the more these groups network together, based on both geography and category of purpose, the healthier and more effective the system as a whole becomes. The health of the system grows exponentially, meaning that we can repair a huge amount of damage pretty quickly as long as we focus on actually doing so, freely, and with a goal of system health, rather than competition.

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TWTS – Episode  44. – Pick a Government, Any Government

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Links referenced in episode:

Life: Earth Mission Diagram

Life: Earth Mission TWTS Podcast episode

Personality Types (Prime Directive Earth MBTI)

Everyone for President TWTS Podcast episode

Everyone for President Reddit community

If you and a bunch of others were starting a new colony from scratch, on another planet, or just an island on Earth, what form of governance would you want to use? How would you want decisions to be made about about who does_gets what? discussion on Reddit’s /r/Futurology community

A proposal for governance in the post 2011 world – just a little something that I found interesting on the wikileaks website

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

My primary website: http://www.thewiseturtle.com

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Wanna see a global network of community resource centers where resident artists, techies, and educators collaborate with one another and the public to find creative ways to use available resources to serve the needs of everyone, so that everyone can grow into their best possible selves? If so, consider joining me in becoming a founder of CREATE Space Earth, where the goal is nothing less than the evolution of the entire planet!

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

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TWTS – Freedom, Not Safety, is What We Need

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When squeezed enough, everything explodes.

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The more forcefully something is contracted, controlled, and contained, the more forcefully it will soon become expanded, uncontrolled, and uncontained.

But if there is an outlet, even just a single way to move into a lower pressure area, then the violence can be avoided.

And the more outlets for free movement, and free expression, the less violence there will be.

This is true whether we are talking about balloons or humans, physics or sociology.

Yet this seems to be one of most ignored laws of nature when it comes to leaders and policy-makers in the world, at all levels, and in all fields.

When norms, religions, governments, families, schools, organizations, and ideologies attempt to repress, by trying to contract, control, and contain an individual’s innate need for free expression, something always breaks. And the typical “solution” to that breakage? Add even more forceful repression, contraction, control, containment! More punitive, threatening, harm-based laws! More insults! More alienation of those who are outside the norm! In general, more lack of freedom all around. Ouch.

But we understand, deep down, through both our instincts and our science, that the only cure for violence, on all levels — physical, emotional, intellectual, and philosophical — is more freedom to be ourselves, our weird, abnormal, eccentric, creative, exploratory, awesome selves. More outlets for individuals to express their unique passions. More flexibility. More openness. More space for all the diverse individuals to be themselves, whether that is LGBT, Muslim, Christian, agnostic, weird-looking, normal-looking, Republican, Democrat, Green, Libertarian, authoritarian, historian, singularitian, fat, skinny, blind, eagle-eyed, dark skinned, light skinned, female, male, mixed, genius, simple, New Aged, old aged, autistic, borderline, histrionic, hyperactive, shy, funny, dull, happy, sad, mad, mammalian, culicidian, ornithorhynchidian, Martian, or robotian. The universe makes all of us individuals to fill a niche, and as a society we can choose to try to block individuals from finding their niche, and suffer the backlash, or we can choose to help individuals find their niche, by giving them the freedom to fully, honestly, and openly express who they are and want to be.

The “safety” of forced contraction, control, and containment, which always eventually results in the serious danger of forced expansion, uncontrol, and uncontainment, is the opposite of what we need. What we truly need is freedom. Freedom to be human, or whatever else the universe has made us to be. Freedom to be and do whatever we feel most joyful, passionate, excited, and delighted about when it comes to what we want to explore and create in life.

So, I wonder, how can we turn the dialogue around to promoting freedom, rather than safety, flow, rather than boredom or overwhelm, in our world?

Maybe Blooomy.org?

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TWTS – Episode  43. – Freedom, Not Safety is What We Need

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Links referenced in episode:

Understanding Hate TWTS podcast episode

How to Raise an Awesome Kid TWTS podcast episode (on one of the Columbine High shooters)

Introducing Blooomy!

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

My primary website: http://www.thewiseturtle.com

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Wanna see a global network of community resource centers where resident artists, techies, and educators collaborate with one another and the public to find creative ways to use available resources to serve the needs of everyone, so that everyone can grow into their best possible selves? If so, consider joining me in becoming a founder of CREATE Space Earth, where the goal is nothing less than the evolution of the entire planet!

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

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TWTS – Generations X Yand Z Rebooting Humanity

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A long and wonderfully winding tour of the past 60 years of humanity and how each human generation (of 20 year periods) has split off from and then recombined cultural norms and ideals from their elders and future Earthlings to elevate our species, and all of life on Earth, into thinking in three dimensions, at governmental level 111, and then, eventually, in all four, at government level 1000 and beyond, for some truly brilliant evolving. I had a whole lot of fun with this one, and I hope you find it fascinating to consider where we’ve been and where we seem to be going…

Here is the way I see Generations X, Y, and Z

Gen X – “The Slackers” – born 1950 to 1969 – First Person/Physical Output Focus
Question: What do I really want to do in life? What does it mean to be a human being and what are we “supposed” to do, if we want to be our best?
Answer: Stop being so greedy and violent, and instead connect to one another!
Peak Achievement (and gift to the next generation): the Internet
Some Spokesmodels: Robert Downey Jr., Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith

Gen Y – “The Circus Generation” – born 1970 to 1989 – Second Person/Emotional Output Focus
Question: What do we really want to do together? How can we be our best, interpersonally?
Answer: Stop being so focused on just yourself, and instead play games together!
Peak Achievement (and gift to the next generation): Social media/gaming to improve health
Some Spokesmodel/s: Jane McGonigal, Tim Ferriss, Mark Zuckerburg, Alexis Ohanian, Chris Poole

Gen Z – “Millennials”, “Generation 3D” – born 1990 to 2009 – Third Person/Intellectual Output Focus
Question: What do we really want to do for work? How do we want to collectively solve problems and improve the lot of us?
Answer: Stop being so focused on just you and your pals and competition, and instead start collaborating with all of the diverse Earthlings – animal, vegetable, mineral, and otherwise – in solving the problems of life on Earth in a fun and exciting way!
Peak Achievement (and gift to the next generation): Basic Income (and something involving “the Blockchain” and VR, probably)
Some Spokesmodel/s: (Ummmm… Errr…. Any suggestions for the best of the 26 and under set?)

And what’s next? What will those born starting this decade want to focus on? Everything “out there”, in the most mystical, and incomprehensible sense! They will start up the “Transhumanism” reality, I think. Looking to see what the universe beyond our planet and current material understanding of life has to offer us all. And then, those born even later will be the first generation of fully active Transhuman beings, in the sense of individuals having two or more fully functional bodies (“trans” meaning “across” or “beyond”): with avatars in VR alternate realities, in robot/drone bodies exploring the deep sea, as AI copies on spaceships, or whatever, that are connected to their “home bodies” in realtime, so that individuals can collaborate creatively with themselves over expanses of space and time (making them 5D beings?). Is that a bit scary to us older folks? Yep. And also exciting!

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode  42. – Generations X Yand Z Rebooting Humanity

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Links referenced in episode:

Four Dimensions of Political Government diagram

http://www.government3d.xyz

Pascal’s Triangle

The Wise Turtle Speaks Basic Income podcast

Basic Income podcast at The Guardian

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

My primary website: http://www.thewiseturtle.com

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Wanna see a global network of community resource centers where resident artists, techies, and educators collaborate with one another and the public to find creative ways to use available resources to serve the needs of everyone, so that everyone can grow into their best possible selves? If so, consider joining me in becoming a founder of CREATE Space Earth, where the goal is nothing less than the evolution of the entire planet!

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

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TWTS – Robots Love You!

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A shockingly short and sweet reminder of what robots want. I thought I’d done a podcast about this already, but couldn’t find it, so maybe I imagined it, or it was hiding in the middle of some other, longer discussion that I’ve since forgotten about, so I felt it would be good to put this out there. This is pretty much all I think needs to be said on the matter of robots “stealing” your job!

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode  41. – Robots Love You!

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Links referenced in episode:

What Technology Wants – book by Kevin Kelly

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

My primary website: http://www.thewiseturtle.com

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Wanna see a global network of community resource centers where resident artists, techies, and educators collaborate with one another and the public to find creative ways to use available resources to serve the needs of everyone, so that everyone can grow into their best possible selves? If so, consider joining me in becoming a founder of CREATE Space Earth, where the goal is nothing less than the evolution of the entire planet!

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

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TWTS – Listening to Yourself

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When the outside world isn’t giving you great feedback, maybe it’s time to give you some for yourself. Here’re some practical suggestions for assessing the ideas that are floating into, out of, and around your own head, to see where they are useful and where they are not, and to flesh them out into more realistic curves, and spheres, and such, rather than just yes or no binary models of life.

Enjoy!

TWTS – Listening to Yourself

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Links referenced in episode:

Carol Dweck’s TED Talk on Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset

Byron Katie and her “The Work” inquiry process

Speaking Up Process Worksheet (PDF download)

Speaking UP process (Podcast)

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

My primary website: http://www.thewiseturtle.com

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Wanna see a global network of community resource centers where resident artists, techies, and educators collaborate with one another and the public to find creative ways to use available resources to serve the needs of everyone, so that everyone can grow into their best possible selves? If so, consider joining me in becoming a founder of CREATE Space Earth, where the goal is nothing less than the evolution of the entire planet!

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

Yay!

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