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TWTS – Reflecting on War = Raw

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In this episode I explore how we can transform our history of war, the negativity surrounding Memorial Day (and it’s celebration of violence), and the anger/destruction/disconnection-based fight element of the stages of grief (stages of learning), into something positive so that we can evolve. Memorial day is all about reflection, and I discover that the literal reflection of “war” is “raw”.

Rawness is all about vulnerability, openness, existential philosophy, absolute sensitivity, and being in an unadulterated, natural state. War is the opposite of raw in the same way that the anger/fight element of the stages of grief is the opposite of the depression/freeze element. Depression comes after anger, and it is what finally moves us toward the discovery of an enlightened resolution to our past problems.

We can reclaim Memorial Day as a positive time to embrace the spiritually beautiful and raw depression stage of grieving, with its focus on looking back at the life-affirming things we have lost, and then keeping those in mind as we seek ways to reconnect to the world using healthy curiosity and compassion, especially with those we might have previously feared or been in conflict with.

TWTS – Episode  39. – Reflecting on War = Raw

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Links referenced in episode:

Stages of Grief are Loopy!

Speaking Up for Yourself podcast episode

Successful Love is Randomness plus Challenge podcast episode

How Science can Eliminate Terrorism podcast episode

Particle moving through a wave

Nick Lane (has the book with the diagram showing that evolution is both division and recombination)

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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Gift 2 of 3: the Global Organism Database!

First I helped assist with the birth of CREATE Space Earth and I’m working passionately to bring about the very first real live local CREATE hub in a community, somewhere, soon… (If you want to help make that happen faster, in any way, please do contact me! My email address is on the sidebar just to the right of this column, or find me on Reddit with the username “Turil”. The project could really use a couple more creative doers to push it over that tipping point.)

And now, I’m offering up to you a sister project to help collect expertise for solving any and all problems we encounter for getting our basic needs met in life. The goal is a global repository for practical solutions to improve the quality of life for all!

So today, I present to you:

the Global Online Database

The Global Online Database!

It’s just an announcement page right now, but it’s a live site, fully hosted (not glommed into some freebie site like this blog is. :-), and I’m actively looking for ideas on what the best way to build a how-to type site that can be highly organized and searchable in multiple levels and categories. Something better than a wiki… Suggestions?

If this sounds a little familiar, it is very similar to my older project Binikou, only updated and broader, and less focused on kids. Kids are still very welcome to use it, but it’s more focused on being a basic DIY instructional database for collecting any and all solutions for using resource A to get need B. The CREATE Spaces will feed into this site, I imagine, once they get up and running, as will any techies, artists, educators, and everyone else who’s found a good way to do something useful and wants to share that discovery with the world.

So, yeah, my big master plan is coming together. Slowly, but surely. That’s how turtles roll! I’m excited, and happy to have a way to focus all of my energies in the areas that are most appropriate, given the general categories of what our planetary system needs to be healthy. Things are actually starting to move forward again, with some real promise of breaking through into the mainstream for once. Expect magic! (The real kind!)

Here’s an Life: Earth Mission (Turil’s grand plan!) of where these projects fit into everything, for your appreciation and stimulation… (And yes, there’s one on there that’s not live yet. :-)

Namasté

TWTS – Just Some Extra Stuff from Turil

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This is just a bit of an update and some rambling. Not super important. Listen at your leisure, if you feel so inclined.

Something cool and kinda big is coming very soon!

TWTS – Episode  37.5 – Just Some Extra Stuff from Turil

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Links referenced in episode:

Life: Earth Mission (a.k.a. the Prime Directive Earth Game)

CREATE Space Earth’s website: http://www.createspaceearth.org

The Stages of Grief are Loopy (the pattern of our heroic stories)

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 – The Turil Test for “Intelligence”

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Because our own perceptions of external reality are always colored by our own subjective experiences, goals, beliefs, etc., when it comes to the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, as well as identifying Artificial Intelligence, the question of whether or not we decide that some “other” is “intelligent” or was designed on “purpose”, may be moot. In any long sequence of ones and zeros we can always find some “interesting” pattern.

So I propose a slightly modified version of Alan Turing’s famous test which can be boiled down to asking:

Is this thing able to take in my goals and offer an unexpected and useful solution for achieving those goals?

The wider the variety of goals a thing can offer solutions for, and the more useful those solutions are, compared to one’s own solutions, the more “intelligent” we might want to label this thing, if that is the sort of thing we really want to spend our time doing, that is.

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode  37. – The Turil Test for “Intelligence”

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Links referenced in episode:

Stephen Wolfram’s SETI talk

Tebetha Boyajian’s TED talk on the SETI project’s mysterious “Wow” signal

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 – Understanding Hate

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There are so many myths and misconceptions about why someone would commit a hate crime or otherwise want to harm someone else, especially when it comes to things like identity (gender, culture, age, shape, size, lifestyle, beliefs, etc.). I offer a simple way to look at hate that allows us to see the heart of the problem, so that we might better address it, effectively and compassionately.

This episode was inspired by a BBC World Service radio show that talked about a man who took up boxing after being attacked after coming out of a gay bar, and a review of a documentary film about philosopher Hannah Arendt and her controversial ideas on Nazi hate crimes.

TWTS – Episode  36. – Understanding Hate

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Links referenced in episode:

Speaking UP process (Podcast): https://turil.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/twts-speaking-up-for-yourself/

Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt documentary: https://zeitgeistfilms.com/film/vitaactivathespiritofhannaharendt

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 – The Best Investment Advice. Period.

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Economists, lawyers, investment experts, parents, teachers, the media, etc. are all unlikely to know how to truly use one’s material resources, especially $, £, ¥, €, Bitcoin, etc., to the fullest, since they have unlikely researched evolution and how it affects society and human technology. So, their advice, while potentially reasonable for the past, is probably nowhere near as important or useful to you as the advice I offer here in this short and sweet podcast episode.

If you have a goal of using your excess resources to generate a future where you and those you care about have the most access to the things they need, so that they can most freely pursue their dreams, then listen up!

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode  35. – The Best Investment Advice. Period.

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Links referenced in episode:

An assessment tool for measuring community priorities Create Spaces Survey (PDF download)

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 – Who do we want to elect?

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Of the four basic types of biological responses to overwhelming obstacles standing between us and our goals, only one is a healthy, long-term, win-win approach to problem solving. And while we humans generally are capable of all four of these responses, we each have a genetic inclination to one or the other of these approaches. Unfortunately, in our current design of society, the types of human who are naturally inclined to be the most effective at leading us to where we most want to go, as a whole, are not at all the types who are currently being given the job, or even being promoted as candidates.

There’s a clear reason that there is such vocal distress when it comes to elections, as well as the decisions being made my large corporations and other institutions: the people who we really want leading us are being kept far away from those leadership roles.

So, in this episode, I go into a fair bit of detail about the four types of approaches to problems, and where they are most useful. And then I explore the kinds of individuals who we will want to actively seek out to give the most crucial ambassadorial and policy-making jobs that direct us forward, towards a world where we are all able to thrive, in whatever way is most meaningful to us as unique individuals.

This is my longest podcast episode yet, and well worth the time put into it for those who are looking for ways to uncover truly excellent solutions to our planet’s grandest challenges, and most difficult problems. The solutions are indeed out there, hovering on the leading edge of the overly negative social system of our past.

The secret is in unleashing those visionaries and innovators who are otherwise ignored, and pushed out of mainstream politics and science, because they are too “weird” to fit in. These “weirdos” are, in fact, the only ones who are likely to give us the answers we seek. They are the ones who will both care about us individuals, intimately, and be dogged in finding practical policies that will serve us all, collectively, and do so in ways we might never have even dreamed possible.

I encourage everyone who seriously wants our world to find answers — to questions such as how to support a resilient environment in the face of global climate change, how to help humans and other Earthlings adapt to rapid technological change, and how to alleviate the deadly conflicts between tribal-style groups in the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and on urban streets in the US and Europe — to intentionally seek out the “weirdo” hidden gems of problem solvers who haven’t yet been given the jobs that they are best at, and then, finally, give them the power, and other resources they need, to fully let loose with what some might imagine to be magic — the true magic that only comes from the purest physical determination, deepest emotional communication, and broadest intellectual innovation, all combined with the grandest cultural inspiration.

TWTS – Episode  34. – Who do we want to elect?

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Links referenced in episode:

Everyone for President! https://www.reddit.com/r/everyoneforpresident

A place for everyone… https://createspaceearth.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/mbtiprimedirective.gif

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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