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

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TWTS – Episode 11. – 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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TWTS – Episode 9. – 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?

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Links referenced in episode:

Bill Gross TED Talk

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TWTS – Life: Earth Mission

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TWTS – Episode 8. – 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.

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

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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 über 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.

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Links referenced in episode:

DSMBTI personality diagram

Speaking UP Process (PDF download)

Maslow 2.0

Wholistic Enchilada community on Reddit

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

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

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TWTS – Maslow 2.0 and the Levels of Consciousness

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TWTS – Episode 6. 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.

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Links referenced in episode:

Maslow 2.0

Where we are in 2020 on the map

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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TWTS – Episode 5 – 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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Links referenced in episode:

Speaking Up Process Card

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

Other Speaking Up projects by me

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TWTS – Personality Dimensions DSM-MBTI (part 2)

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TWTS – Episode 4 – Personality Dimensions DSM-MBTI

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In this second (and extra long!) part I relate the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) categories/dimensions, and some of the mainstream Western psychology personality “disorders”, with my own four basic basic brain levels and preferences, described using binary numbers using contraction vs. expansion as the basic dimensions.

(Note, I believe that many of these so called “disorders” or “mental illnesses” are often perfectly normal and healthy diversities of brain type, so please don’t take these terms as is, and instead look at them as just one way to talk about our amazing brains and what they tend to be able to think and do! We’ve all got our own particular way of doing things that might be exactly what’s needed in a specific situation.)

First Person – Physical
Introvert/Depressive – xxx0 focuses on one’s own input/internal needs/state
Extrovert/Hyperactive – xxx1 focuses on one’s own output/external needs/state

Second Person – Emotional
Sensing/Avoidant Attachment – xx0x focuses on one’s companion/environment’s input/internal needs/state
iNtuiting/ADD – xx1x focuses on one’s companion/environment’s output/external needs/state

Third Person – Intellectual
Feeling – x0xx focuses on one’s community’s input/internal needs/state
Thinking – x1xx focuses on one’s community’s output/external needs/state

Third Person – Philosophical/Spiritual/Cultural
Judging – 0xxx focuses on the whole universe’s input/internal needs/state
Perceiving – 1xxx focuses on the whole universe’s output/external needs/state

IS: Depressive + Avoidant = Autism Spectrum
ES: Hyperactive + Avoidant = Histrionic
IN: Depressive + ADD = Borderline
EN: Hyperactive + ADD = ADHD

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Links referenced in episode:

DSMBTI Personality Types/”Disorders”

Depression (and extra happy) Gene

Apologies for the weird audio quality on this one. There was a hum in the original recording, and I did what I could to eliminate it, but it made the rest of the audio sound a bit tinny. I think it’s good enough, just, rather than recording it all over again (at least at the moment). Hopefully it will be fine for you!

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TWTS – 4D Personality (part 1)

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TWTS – Episode 3 – 4D Personality

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The four basic levels of human brain region/function, and their preference for focusing most intently on either the input/contraction/matter/internal/past-to-present needs or the output/expansion/energy/external/present-to-future needs at each perspective — first person, second person, third person, and fourth person — are one way to organize the different kinds of human personality.

First Person – Physical
xxx0 focuses on one’s own input/internal needs/state
xxx1 focuses on one’s own output/external needs/state

Second Person – Emotional
xx0x focuses on one’s companion/environment’s input/internal needs/state
xx1x focuses on one’s companion/environment’s output/external needs/state

Third Person – Intellectual
x0xx focuses on one’s community’s input/internal needs/state
x1xx focuses on one’s community’s output/external needs/state

Third Person – Philosophical/Spiritual/Cultural
0xxx focuses on the whole universe’s input/internal needs/state
1xxx focuses on the whole universe’s output/external needs/state

(So, for example, someone who is focused totally on the inputs/internal needs/state for all four levels of the brain function would be categorized as 0000, and someone who is focused on the outputs/external needs/state for all four levels would be called 1111. These numbers also correspond to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) letters/dimensions, which I’ll talk about for the second part of this podcast discussion, coming up next.)

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TWTS – Motivational Needs

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TWTS – Episode 2 – Motivational Needs

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What we naturally want to do, and what we could use a little help with might not be so obvious…

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Links:

Speaking Up For Yourself podcast episode

Do you want to play The Best Game Ever?

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Contraction and Expansion: TWTS Podcast first regular episode!

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TWTS – Episode 1 – Contraction and Expansion

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Links referenced in episode:

Pascal’s Triangle: http://www.mathsisfun.com/pascals-triangle.html

Vortex collision video: http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/mpelimtt/collision.mpg

Vortex Exhibit at the San Francisco Exploratorium: http://exs.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/vortex/

Light is both particle and wave: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-particle.html

Contraction and Expansion diagram – https://turil.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/the-cronburg-rodenhiser-creative-unification-theory-of-gravity-and-electromagnetism/

The Squiggle Sense! (Book about contraction and expansion): http://thecomplementarynature.com/

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

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The Wise Turtle Speaks… out loud!

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Introducing a little experiment with audio…

The Wise Turtle Speaks podcast!

Little bits of creative, philosophical, political, educational musings from the corner of my brain that I call The Wise Turtle (it’s somewhere in the prefrontal cortex, I suspect) for your inspiration.  I’m going to roll this out slowly over the next few weeks, I think, with the goal of having a fully hosted podcast that you can subscribe to on the usual podcast aggregators and such.  For now, though, I’m going to test out a couple of mp3s here, and go from there.  If you listen to them and have any feedback of any sort, please let me know by contacting me at my email as TheWiseTurtle on gmail.  The first few recordings were done before I got a new computer and found my USB mic, so they aren’t as high quality as I’d like.  Later ones will be much improved, I hope!

OK, so without further ado, here’s the first test audio post!

The Wise Turtle Speaks Introduction

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Links referenced in episode:

Pascal’s Triangle: http://www.mathsisfun.com/pascals-triangle.html

Cellular Automata – A New Kind of Science (book) by Stephen Wolfram: https://www.wolframscience.com/

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

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

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