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TWTS – Everyone for President! – The government version of Choose Your Own Adventure stories

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The simple campaign to write in “Everyone” on the ballot, when it comes time to elect a politician, is a movement to create a better system that combines the more comfortable form of government that we call democracy (where every individual gets to vote for what they want in a government) with a more respectful and welcoming form of government where smaller, fuzzier, more localized groups are allowed to freely choose how they want to run things, independendly. Having a decentralized, bottom-up, non-authoritarian government where people are free to move from places with average or even bad laws and policies to places with better or even awesome laws or policies will give everyone a chance to take charge of their own lives far more enjoyably. It’s definitely not perfect, but it’s better than the current highly centralized, top-down, (winner take all) authoritarian option where we essentially are all forced into mediocrity, and exceptional progress is quite literally illegal.

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode 11. – Everyone for President. The government version of Choose Your Own Adventure stories

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Links referenced in episode:

Choose Your Own Government diagram

Initial Everyone For President post on this very blog

Everyone for President discussion community on Reddit

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TWTS: Predictability – How our brains deal with the predictable and the unpredictable

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TWTS – Episode 10. Predictability – How our brains deal with the predictable and the unpredictable.

If reality is random (in the sense of everything that can possibly happen does, just not linearly!) then we can eliminate at least some of the stress that comes from unpredictable things happening by both actively looking out for weird stuff, and also expanding our range of alternatives that we’re comfortable with, so that we can be better prepared for problems that pop up. So expecte the unexpected, and try to collect a “magic bag of tricks” to use when the regular old muggle tactics don’t work.

Enjoy!

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Links referenced in episode:

Robert Sapolsky class:
on YouTube
on iTunes

Sapolsky depression lecture

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TWTS – Is it about time?

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How the memes of the masses move, or not… Social change and how it flows, given the laws of physics that we have to work with in our universe. Can we learn a lesson from comedians?

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode 9. – Is it about time?

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Links referenced in episode:

Bill Gross TED Talk

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TWTS – Life: Earth Mission

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My view of the purpose of life on Earth, and beyond! We’re here to combine our unique packets of information – genes and memes – in procreative ways that expand diversity out into the universe.

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode 8. – Life: Earth Mission

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Links referenced in episode:

Prime Directive Game MBTI

FQXi paper: Planetary Procreation

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TWTS – Measure Twice Marry Once

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Picking a Partner: Similar physical and emotional personality styles makes couples feel more comfortable, understood, and free to be themselves, so if you want a strong connection with your mate, seek out a partner with the same first person and second person styles. And the in the higher level preferences (intellectual/third-person and philosophical/fourth-person) seek out a partner with one similar and one different preference, and you’ve probably got a potential soul mate.

Connecting with a Partner: Communication really is the boring sounding, but highly challenging and rewarding, secret to any good relationship. Identify and share all of your most important frustrations, fears/losses, physical and emotional states, awareness, needs, and dreams with your potential or actual partner, and ask them to share their own in return, so that you have a more robust sense of who you are as individuals.

Growing with a Partner: Explore and understand the different levels of brain development that are happening and are expected to happen, because some of the changes that our minds go through at certain points of our lives can throw huge wads of weirdness into even the most stable partnership. Respecting and expecting these changes goes a very long way towards being well prepared to get through them not just intact but maybe even enchantingly empowered, as a couple.

Procreating with a Partner: The highest purpose of all constructive couplings is to allow two unique individuals, each with their own exceptional combination of particular bits of nature and nurture, to combine significant parts of themselves together to form something never before seen, to offer as a gift to the world at large, in the form of a physical, emotional, intellectual, and/or philosophical creation, all new and shiny and original. Identifying your shared goals for the type of remarkable being you most want to create as a couple, and clarifying how you most want to nurture that creation, so that it can most effectively interact with the world, is likely to be the super duper ├╝ber glue that bonds your marriage together for life, no matter what insanity might get thrown at the partnership, because the desire for successful procreation, in whatever form feels most right to each individual, is the fountain from which living beings’ greatest strength, deepest passion, clearest thinking, and most inspiring wisdom in life emanates.

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode 7. Measure Twice Marry Once – How to Consciously Plan for an Awesome Life Partnership

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Links referenced in episode:

DSMBTI personality diagram

Speaking UP Process (PDF download)

Maslow 2.0

Wholistic Enchilada community on Reddit

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

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And, finally, you can now donate money to me, in support of my work, over on Patreon.com. Most of the things I need, in order to be my best possible self, I get using the gift economy, but there are occasionally things I haven’t been able to get freely that I allow myself to use a bit of the Global Monopoly Game points to purchase, so if you happen to have some extra points, and want to help me be a healthier and more productive human being, feel free to share them with me over at https://www.patreon.com/Turil :-)

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TWTS – Maslow 2.0 and the Levels of Consciousness

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Human consciousness development, from 0-60 and far beyond!

It seems that our awareness and motivation expands outward in an ever more complex spiral of waves of contraction and expansion focused attention, beginning at conception and continuing for as long as our body’s and brains are alive and growing.

Enjoy!

TWTS – Episode 6. Maslow 2.0 and the Levels of Consciousness

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Links referenced in episode:

Maslow 2.0

Development of Conscious Awareness in Humans

The Math that Shows Humans Could Live Ten Times Longer

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TWTS – Speaking Up for Yourself!

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How to elevate your conversation, moving from the most vulgar things you might want to rant about to the more neutral, reality-based facts of the present moment, and on up to the most awesome things you care about and want to add to the world.

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TWTS – Episode 5 – Speaking Up Process

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Links referenced in episode:

Speaking Up Process Worksheet (PDF)

The Speaking Up Process for Kids in a Children’s book format!

Other Speaking Up projects by me

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