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TWTS – The true spirit of the gift economy

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TWTS – Episode 28. – The Spirit of the Gift Economy

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Breathe.

And again.

And again.

Inhale. Exhale. Repeat.

It’s natural.

It’s the gift economy.

It’s where we’re instinctively going in life, after we take a bit of a detour with a bit of a silly game that got taken way too seriously.

I talk about why not using, ignoring, giving away, and otherwise simply NOT having money can be the most valuable option in life.

Imagine if we made breathing a seriously competitive game. Well, that’s essentially what we’ve done with most everything else we living things need to do in life. And we’re starting to realize that we’d rather just be free! To breathe, eat, drink, think, listen, talk, laugh, cry, yell, run, watch, wait, explore, and create.

Enjoy!

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Links referenced in episode:

Except from Charles Eisenstein’s book Sacred Economics

The origins of the game of Monopoly

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How I choose to see you…

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I take the opportunity, whenever I remember, to seek out and discover the most good, true, beautiful, and awesome things that you are exploring and creating in your life.

In gratitude for all of these things I see, I want to wish you all of the most valuable resources to be offered to you in the coming days and years so that you can flourish and grow into everything you imagine you might possibly be able to, and more!

Happy Winter Solstice to you!

Love,
Turil

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Using rational thinking to help people think rationally!

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TWTS – Episode 27. – Encouraging Rational Thinking

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Whether you are a STEM teacher, a parent, an organizational leader, or just someone who believes that the world would be better off if more people, human and otherwise, were able to think rationally and scientifically and logically when looking to solve problems, this podcast episode is for you!

We already know that the primary need for complex brains to function well is basic physical health (from high quality nutritious food, clean water, fresh air, comfortable warmth, inspiring light, and the freedom to express one’s excess matter and energy), but after that, or even occasionally without that (temporarily) we have a better chance of supporting people in looking at things from multiple points of view if we, ourselves, are looking at things from multiple points of view, including the various goals and ideals of our audience.

In other worse, for best results, we can use all four dimensions of awareness/pespective to speak to others in a way that values their own unique personal priorities (and abilities), the priorities of their closest companions, the priorities of their larger communities, and the ideologies that they believe are universal.

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Links referenced in episode:

NPR psychology story: Is Arguing With Passion The Most Effective Way To Persuade Opponents?

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

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

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You can subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application (including iTunes) by putting the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/ – into the “subscribe to podcast” link field (under the file menu in my iTunes).

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TWTS – How Science Can Eliminate Terrorism

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TWTS – Episode 26. – How Science Can Eliminate Terrorism

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What do cat videos, systems theory, Netwonian physics, and you and me have to do with decreasing extremist violence? A whole lot! I take a look at how science can help us solve our problems with terrorism and other extremist violence, in all areas of our world.

We consider how change spreads from a single individual outward to the whole world via a messy web of more intimate, personal connections involving the sharing of our best, healthiest, most considered ideas.

And we combine that with the understanding that even with complex living beings, the instinctive reaction to an action is an equal one aimed in the opposite direction. This means that a negative/pushing/destructive force will naturally be met, most often, with an equally negative/pushing/destructive force aimed at the original source. This also means that a positive/pulling/constructive force will most often be met with a similarly positive/pulling/constructive force in return. So, if we have a goal of a healthy world, where even very diverse groups can “get along” and at least minimally tolerate one another fairly respectfully, then we should direct our efforts to creating an extremely attractive force at those who have been extremely repellent.

Making ourselves more attractive involves being curious, generous, compassionate, and loving. When we honestly welcome our “enemies'” thoughts and feelings about what they want to accomplish in life and what they believe they need to be able to achieve their dreams, and then seek to help them get these healthy things, we suddenly become exceptionally alluring and personally magnetic, allowing us to lead folks to a better place, where everyone can focus on improving the world.

And, yes, there’re also cats!

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A single individual can influence the whole world!

Links referenced in episode:

The whole human world is just a few hops away from you!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_degrees_of_influence

Newton’s Laws of Motion (#3 is the Equal and Opposite one): https://www.brainpop.com/science/motionsforcesandtime/newtonslawsofmotion/

BBC’s Hardtalk interview with Tunisian Nobel Peace Prize winner: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03b18z4

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

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

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You can subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application (including iTunes) by putting the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/ – into the “subscribe to podcast” link field (under the file menu in my iTunes).

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