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TWTS – Episode 47 – The Universal Law of Weirdness

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The only law that always applies to reality is the laws of physics/nature, and that law is what we also call entropy/evolution, as far as I can tell.  This law essentially says that the universe starts with simple, boring, somewhat predictable stuff and grows increasingly more complex, diverse, weird, and unpredictable.  And it does so through a simple set of instructions for dividing things up and recombining them in novel ways to produce all possible combinations of matter and energy.

So the best way to stay as safe and uninjured in life as possible is to be expecting the (seemingly) unlikely to happen, at least somewhat often.

There are a variety of ways to do this, which I go over in this podcast, in a fairly meandering way. (Which is, of course, what you might be starting to expect!)

And as for me, I expect that you will be able to find yourself finding ways to embrace the weirdness in some weird and seemingly unpredictable way.

(Including, perhaps, noticing the reality that sometimes things are weird and sometimes they are wierd.)

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Links referenced in episode:

The ideal algorithm for keeping options open – TED Talk by Alex Wissner-Gross

This Explains Everything (the art installation video version): https://youtu.be/KX959aZ6WpU

A general example of the Pascal’s Triangle chunking category approach

Byron Katie’s “The Work” process and her grammatical/logical“Turnarounds”

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

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

And for good measure: Pascal’s Triangle

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TWTS – Art is at the Edges (fixed)

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TWTS – Episode 46 – Art is at the Edges (fixed)

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The edges between the past and the future, the edges between what is and what isn’t, the edges between two different things, are where life, and all it’s diverse and expansive creativity, are born.

First we contract into ourselves, defining the edges of who we are and what we want, and then we can look around at our immediate environment to see what the edges are of what it is and what it wants, and then we can look for ways to recombine ourselves with our environment by dissolving the edges between us and our world in a way that is most useful for helping us create a better world.

So… I’d like to wish you a happy dissolving of the edge between 2016 and 2017!

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Links referenced in episode:

Speaking Up Process podcast

Speaking Up Process discussion on Reddit

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

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Me live streaming: https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

A video of the making of my newly acquired art
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TWTS – Away from Fight, Towards Flight

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TWTS – Episode 45 – Away from Fight, Towards Flight

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For a century, we’ve been dwelling solidly in humanity’s stage of flight, as our basic reaction to global stress. But that’s coming to an end. The age of Extravert Sensing types being in the lead is starting to subside. And now, we’re entering the stage of flight. It’s time for the human world to be lead by the more Introvert Sensing types, who focus inwards in the more extreme ways, which will allow our world to move into some seriously quiet, reserved, and possibly magical, new-age, Buddhist, internally-focused navel gazing.

In a way, we’re all going to be refuges running away from the aggression and towards something unknown, with an open belief system, looking to discover what beauty and wonder the universe has to offer us all, from virtual reality, to cat memes, to deeply intimate but distant relationships, to quantum physics, and artificial intelligence.

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Links referenced in episode:

The Stages of Grief are Loopy

The DSM-MBTI personality types

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and his Flow state theory

Personality Types and how they fit into EVERYTHING (Prime Directive Earth MBTI)

https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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

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Solstice 2016 – Turning Point

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TWTS – Episode 45 – Solstice 2016 – Turning Point

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Happy Winter Solstice!

I believe that we are well into a decade long turning point where we swing as far out towards the masculine, intellectual, 3D, objective, “Judging”, past-centered, bad-stuff-avoiding, artificial, controlling, technology based society as we can and then start changing direction, moving towards a more feminine, philosophical, 4D, universal, “Perceiving”, future-centered, good-stuff-creating, natural, spirituality based society where we focus our energies on helping the whole system flow as a unified organism.

Through the very personal, open, and honest stories we tell — of where we were, where we are now, and where we want to go — while using our greatest losses to understand what is most meaningful to us and how we want to honor our past while creating a better future — one that supports and inspires younger generations — a new culture is emerging. But it sometimes takes a while for that to be recognized, as large things such as whole planets take a while to pivot around the various corners of reality.

Much love and curiosity to you all this Solstice.

Enjoy!

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Links referenced in episode:

Speaking Up process (Storytelling with a purpose)

Life: Earth Mission Diagram

Life: Earth Mission TWTS Podcast episode

Generations X, Y, and Z Rebooting Humanity TWTS Podcast episode

Governmental Personalities diagram

The Stages of Grief are Loopy (the learning/growing process)

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

https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

The Examined Life subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

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Are you Angry, Sad, Scared, Confused? Here is what you can do!

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How to deal with overwhelming drama? Tragedy? Disappointment? Frustration? Hopelessness? Fear?

Well, I’ve been through all of that, having felt abandoned by my family, forced into homelessness, and thinking that everything was just so damned wrong with the world. Over the past decade I’ve slowly emerged up and out of that misery, and the following are just some of the things I’ve come up with that allow me to feel like my life is honestly worth living, and my work truly worth doing…

I suggest you start here:

Sit down with yourself and really listen, to yourself, as you clarify what is most precious to you. And then speak up about it! – https://turil.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/twts-speaking-up-for-yourself/

Consider playing a better “game”! Instead of a Monopoly game, try playing the collaborative game of life, where the goal is increasing everyone’s health, rather than hoarding money. To make this game a little easier, I offer you a bit of a map.

– Life: Earth Mission – https://turil.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/do-you-want-to-play-the-best-game-ever/

– Here’s a podcast explanation of this same game – https://turil.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/twts-life-earth-mission/

Like to explore history? Then take a look at one way to put all the socio-political changes that have been happening into perspective — past, present, and future — in this blog post and podcast on the evolution of human culture and generations – https://turil.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/twts-generations-x-yand-z-rebooting-humanity/

Want to DO something? Then consider helping build a global network of community resource centers where artists, educators, and techies collaborate with local communities to find creative ways to use freely available resources to meet the basic needs of everyone, so that we can all pursue the creative and explorative awesomeness that we’ve always dreamed of spending our lives doing – https://www.createspaceearth.org

And for anyone who has a kid in their lives, offer them a (free PDF, or paid printed) copy of my Speaking UP for Young People book.

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And, of course, feel free to ask for, or offer, help on a more personal level, via my email using TheWiseTurtle on Gmail.com as the address. (Make that into a normal address before sending! :-)

And whatever you do, remember that life is all about two simple processes, repeating over and over again, ad infinitum – dividing things up into smaller pieces, and then recombining those smaller pieces in novel ways, to make new, more complex, more creative, more diverse, and more interesting stuff. This is true for genes, art, memes, and entire ideologies. The division process can be dramatic, but it’s always followed by the creation of something even better than before.

~Namaste

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Do you want to play The Best Game Ever?

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Whether we are kids or adults, we intelligent beings have the ability to choose our own rules for the kind of game we want to play. Which is pretty cool, if you ask me. Beyond the laws of nature/physics/whatever, we can pretty much choose any rules we want, and any kind of game we want to play.

We have, in the past, often allowed others to make the rules up of the games we play, and gone along with those old rules because they seem fine to us, but other times we decide that things would be so much better if we either tweaked the rules, or changed the game around entirely.

I’ve got a new version of an old game that you might really love playing. The game is open to anyone, anywhere, any time! Its called:

Life: Earth Mission (Also known as The Prime Directive Earth Game.)

Its a more creative, collaborative, challenging, and rewarding version of the game that we living things have been trying to play for a while now. This is no Monopoly, Rat Race, zero-sum game. It’s something much more exciting and with a much better chance at winning big!

The Rules

Level 0. Choose one of the four guilds. Pick the one with the sub-missions that you find most interesting to you, personally:

Body Health – Sub-missions: increase the quality and accessibility of food and water — both inputs and outlets — available to the body. Help answer the questions, “How can one get the food and water one’s body needs, to be physically healthy?” and “How can one express the excess solids and liquids that one’s body needs to express, to be physically healthy?” Use the individual’s physical feedback to test your guild’s level of success.

Home Health – Sub-missions: increase the quality and accessibility of air and warmth — both inputs and outlets — for households (individuals, families, and shared-living-space collectives, permanent and temporary). Help answer the questions, “How can one get a personal living space that one needs, to be emotionally healthy?” and “How can one express the excess energy (movement, noises, heat, etc.) that one’s body needs to express, to be emotionally healthy?” Use the individual’s emotional feedback to test your guild’s level of success.

Community Health – Sub-missions: increase the quality and accessibility of light, electricity/energy, and practical information — both inputs and outlets — for the whole community (neighborhood, town, small city, camp, building, etc.). Help answer the questions, “How can one get a learning environment that one needs, to be intellectually healthy?” and “How can one express the learned experiences and ideas that one’s body needs to express, to be intellectually healthy?” Use the individual’s intellectual feedback to test your guild’s level of success.

Global Health – Sub-missions: increase the quality and accessibility of inspirational stories and visions — both inputs and outlets — for the entire planet (and beyond!). Help answer the questions, “How can one get a future that one needs, to be philosophically/morally healthy?” and “How can one express the imaginings about the future that one’s body needs to express, to be philosophically/morally healthy?” Use the individual’s philosophical/moral feedback to test your guild’s level of success.

(If you’re not sure which guild to choose, either pick one that seems ok for now, and feel free to change later, whenever you want, or ask for some guidance in picking a guild. (I can help! Email me at TheWiseTurtle at the usual gmail.com address.))

Level 1. Connect with others in your local community who are interested in the same sub-mission, and form a local guild. Keep it smallish. Think about the usual size of teams in popular games, which can be anywhere from 2-20 or so. Try to stick to that size, as that’s what’s been proven to work well. If the group starts getting too large to collaborate effectively and comfortably, split it into smaller independent guilds or just create sub-committees.

Once your guild forms, work together to creatively use available resources to solve any and all relevant problems (for your guild’s specific mission) that you find in your area. Offer the solutions freely/unconditionally to anyone who has those problems in your area. (Make sure to get feedback/critique, to see how effective the solution is for them, and use that data/score to continue to assess and improve your solutions.)

Level 2. Once your guild becomes reasonably successful solving local challenges, connect with other guilds, both the other types of guilds in your community and the same type of guild around the world, to share informational and material resources, and to collaborate on challenges that require more complex solutions and feedback/data.

Level 3. Once the larger networks of guilds really become global, and super effective, start focusing on using the guilds and networks to enable a global architecture so that information and material resources can flow freely from wherever in the world they are generated to wherever they are useful/needed.

Level 4. Find a way to enjoy being a part of a world that is starting to Boldly Go Where No Human Has Gone Before!

General Gameplay:

Looking at the game plan, linked from the mini-image below (or up above a ways, or here), you can see that this is a bottom-up, emergent game, where more collaboration and more success leads to even more collaboration and even more success, and more high level challenges for those who want them, so that no one gets bored. At the very top of the map, the final challenge ends up being a global one. Achieving this final level of the game is going to be astoundingly fascinating, and all players who are around when we do get there will find that they reap the winnings, regardless of who they are or where they are, or even if they are actively playing the game.

But we definitely have a ways to go before then!

This game of life is, naturally, the most challenging game ever. But I think that this version of the game, with it’s local, voluntary, personally meaningful, collaborative, creative, real-world-problem focus is far better than any other game ever invented by humans or other Earthlings. And, of course, winning this game will be the most impressive win ever, in the history of the Earth!

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Wanna play?

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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

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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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TWTS – Episode 44 – 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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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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TWTS – Freedom, Not Safety, is What We Need

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TWTS – Episode 43. – 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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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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TWTS – Generations X Yand Z Rebooting Humanity

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TWTS – Episode 42. – 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!

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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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TWTS – Robots Love You!

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TWTS – Episode 41 – 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!

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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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TWTS – Listening to Yourself

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TWTS – Episode 40 – 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!

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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

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TWTS – Reflecting on War = Raw

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TWTS – Episode 39. – 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.

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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)

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

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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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TWTS – Episode 38 – 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!

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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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TWTS – The Turil Test for “Intelligence”

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TWTS – Episode 37. – 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!

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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

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TWTS – Understanding Hate

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TWTS – Episode 36. – 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.

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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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TWTS – The Best Investment Advice. Period.

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TWTS – Episode 35. – 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!

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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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TWTS – Who do we want to elect?

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TWTS – Episode 34. – 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 by 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.

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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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TWTS – How to Organize. Everything!

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TWTS – Episode 33. – How to Organize. Everything!

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Organization is both an art and a science, and I offer a bit of a secret to using science to bring people (be they animal, vegetable, mineral, or whatever else) together in a productive way. This secret involves both a children’s game (not marbles this time!) and the location of every single particle in the universe.

Wanna play?

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Pascals Wave Growth

Universal Weave - Pascal's Categories

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Links referenced in episode:

United-Earth.vision

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

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

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TWTS – How to Raise an Awesome Kid

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TWTS – Episode 32 – How to Raise and Awesome Kid

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Or, How to Raise a Superhero, Not a Supervillan! Whether you are a mom or a dad, a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, teacher, or any other individual in that proverbial village where a child is raised, I offer a short (relatively!) “everything you need to know” overview of what it takes to nurture a child of any sort of intelligence to be successful in all the most important ways.

This episode is dedicated to Sue Klebold, who’s been on my mind, and in my heart, quite a bit lately.

I offer you three points for each of the basic elements of your approach, starting with creating and sharing your clear intention to raise this child to get to the end of their life having generally felt like they lived in an environment that supported them being able to discover, and invest their lives in, their greatest dreams for what they most want to explore and create in and for their world. Then I go on to give the three basic processes for how to achieve this goal as effectively as possible.

Basically, it boils down to taking good care of oneself, then focusing on identifying and providing a broad range of options for this child to choose from that reflect the absolute highest quality physical, emotional, intellectual, and philosophical things that your world can offer them, and then giving them the respect and freedom to choose for themselves.

Good Luck!

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Links referenced in episode:

Article on Sue Klebold “A Mother is Supposed to Know”

Maslow 2.0

Angela Stokes Monarch on Raw Food

Speaking Up for Little People https://turil.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/speaking-up-for-little-people/

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

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

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TWTS – Successful Love is Randomness plus Challenge

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TWTS – Episode 31. – Successful Love is Randomness plus Challenge

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It turns out that loving one’s romantic partner and loving one’s enemies is very similar, and can be effectively described by the path of a mountaineer, or a computer program: part random curiosity and part hard work that quite often hurts! Love is also the only way to grow, and find a better life, for oneself and one’s companions, whoever they happen to be, and while frustrating at times, is the only truly good option in life.

Enjoy this hearty (heh) Valentine, specially made for you, from me!

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Links referenced in episode:
Guardian Article: What is love?

Maslow 2.0: the basic human needs

Hanna Fry TED talk – The Math of Love

Speaking UP process (Podcast)

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

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

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TWTS – The Basic Stages of Artificial Intelligence We Should Aim For

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TWTS – Episode 30. – The Basic Stages of Artificial Intelligence We Should Aim For

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I look forward to seeing an AI that is at least as intelligent as a 10 year old human! This is the level at which true intelligence shows up at the most basic understanding of conscious awareness, so it’s the most useful for us to create. These levels can be clearly defined using increasing awareness of different individual perspectives/goals in different combinations of observation and action (input/cause and output/effect) to the point of objective, third person, action that includes the goals of others, in the same way that a 10 year old human does: effectively, given some healthy philosophical/moral guidance and parameters.

The questions each of the higher functioning 4 levels/algorithms we need, beyond the core programming of the AI’s own goals and awareness of itself, are (note: these numbers are binary!):

10. What do you (person #2) want to do, and how does it affect me (person #1)?

11. What can we (person #2 and person #1) do together?

100. How are they (person #3) helping you (person #2)? (As perceived by person #2.)

101. How can I (person #1) help you (person #2) the same way they (person #3) did?

This is a long one! But if you are interested in goals we want to use for building AI that functions successfully, then this is a very thought provoking episode, with a good background on human intellectual development.

Please let me know your questions! I really would love to help you understand these levels and why they are important! Comment here, email me, or talk to me on Reddit! (My email is TheWiseTurtle on gmail. My reddit page is listed in the links below.)

Enjoy!

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Links referenced in episode:

Levels of Conscious Awareness

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

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

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TWTS – Why losing your marbles can be ok

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TWTS – Episode 29. – Why Losing Your Marbles Can Be OK

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What do all my marbles have to do with the economy? Find out in this somewhat rambling, but sweet, story that came to me while listening to a talk by Robert Reich on inequality that showed up on the radio in the middle of the darkness of New Years Eve/Morning at about 4am.

Enjoy!

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Links referenced in episode:

Robert Reich’s website

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

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

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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

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

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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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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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TWTS video special! What is Life?

Life is defined here as:

A system (an organism, biological or not) that is mostly contained and that

1. takes in matter and/or energy patterns

2. reorganizes those patterns (combining them with other patterns)

3. outputs copies of at least parts of the newly created patterns (procreation)

What do you think?

(You can watch the video here, or open it in a new window on YouTube to see it full size by clicking here.)

Links referenced in episode:

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

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

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TWTS – Non-Murderous Self Driving Cars

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TWTS – Episode 25. – Non-Murderous Self Driving Cars

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In response to an article at MIT’s Technology Review magazine that offered the attention-grabbing headline “Why Self Driving Cars Must Be Programmed To Kill”, I feel the need to offer two very crucial points to the discussion:

1. BATNA: The “best alternative to the negotiated agreement” in the operation of a vehicle is to stay centered around a point of health and wellness. All users — be they animal, vegetable, mineral, or otherwise — of a shared space need to direct their actions in such a way as to NOT take chances with anyone’s life, right from the start. The number one rule of sharing spaces with others is to always plan to be able to stop, safely, if something unexpected happens. No plan is ever perfect, but starting out with at least a minimal threshold of something like “Stay safe enough that if there is a physical conflict any potential damage will be fixable”. High risk is only for consensual and limited play, NOT our planet’s basic organism’s infrastructure. Use a truly healthy model for our future systems, not the sick, bad habits of our past or present. In professional conflict resolution and mediation, one of the basic concepts is to always keep in mind that if negotiations are too challenging, one can stop and walk away with nothing worse than the status quo. In other words, no progress is better than making things much worse.

2. Intelligence Increases Options: In a complex system, the ideal plan is NOT a deterministic, direct path from point A to point B, instead the idea plan is an expansive, branching (US American) football-shaped web of as many possible routes to get from here to there as possible, both physically and logistically. A cut-off point that allows for as much wiggle room as possible while still making progress needs to exist before anyone moves forward with sharing the public ways, if we want to have a positive experience as we travel around our world and beyond. Not only do we need wiggle room for other individuals, including inanimate objects, weather, and malfunctioning thingies doing unexpected things, but we also have to include space for confusion and illusion. Senses, and sensors, can be fooled! Making sure that there are as many possible ways out of a potential conflict is the only way to allow for all the possible problems that could happen to happen with as minimal an impact on the goals of everyone sharing the space as possible.

This is just my first reactions, and I could go into far more detail, if anyone wants me to! I just wanted to make it clear that we absolutely do NOT want to program cars to kill, and instead can easily program them to operate in a safe and healthy way?

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Links referenced in episode:

Tech Review Article

Constructal Theory – Adrain Bejan

Brookline TEDX talk by Alex Wissner-Gross on Intelligence
Getting To Yes’s “Best Alternative to the Negotiated Agreement” BATNA

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TWTS – Friendly Intelligence, Artificial and Otherwise!

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TWTS – Episode 24. – Friendly Intelligence, Artificial and Otherwise

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What makes relationships friendly? Consensual interactions! What is consent? Freedom to be able to work towards achieving one’s goals, plus valuing others’ goals, which, combines means seeking to achieve each of the participants’ different goals.

The Green Rule is an 21st century version of the Golden Rule, where we:

Aim to take only what we need to be our best, from what is freely offered, and freely offer what we no longer need, to anyone else who seems to be able to use it to be their best.

Enjoy!

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Links referenced in episode:

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

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

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TWTS – The Universe as a Snowflake Among Infinite Snowflakes

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TWTS – Episode 23. The Universe as a Snowflake Among Infinite Snowflakes

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I share a bit of elegant writing about multiple universes from Charles Seife’s book Decoding the Universe, and then offer some commentary and new ways of thinking about it all.

Enjoy!

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Universal Weave - Pascal's Categories

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Links referenced in episode:

Charles Seife’s books

Maths is Fun Pascal’s Triangle page

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TWTS – Consciousness is Contraction

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TWTS – Episode 22. – Conscious is Contraction

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What really matters?

If the two processes of the universe are contraction and expansion, and all smaller “things” that make up the universe are different combinations of infinitesimal instances of the contraction and expansion states, then we can describe all of the things we speak of in these terms of contraction (0) and expansion (1).  In this case, I’m also going to suggest that the term “consciousness” can be described as expanded external reality being contracted into a more material state within an internal somethingorother (like our brains, or even a molecule).  In other words, all individual things that take in energy (information) from outside themselves and turn that energy into matter are “conscious” in some way.  And the more complex and multi-dimensional the representation gets, the more consciousness the thing has.  Human brains, of course, are pretty complex.  But is there something beyond this complexity?  Is a whole planet able to be conscious, if it is turning energy into matter in some way?

“I’m not a genius, I’m just a tremendous bundle of experience.” ~Buckminster Fuller

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Links referenced in episode:

Consciousness Development Pattern

(Similar) dimensions of consciousness (PDF download)

Radiolab’s podcast episode on consciousness

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TWTS – Biological Fourier Transform Peak Experiences!

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TWTS – Episode 21. – Biological Fourier Transform Peak Experiences!

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What matters?

Our more “metaphorical” and poetic language turns out to be an excellent clue as to the more scientific processes of what’s going on unconsciously with our more complex and interesting experiences as living beings in this universe. For example, the idea of “peak experiences” may well be a quite literal expression of how smaller, weirder waves of sensory inputs or communication outputs are overlapping in a way that produces an exponentially stronger and more powerful and more pointed wave in the story that is our life, in the same way that an expanded rainbow of colored light combines together to create an intense, focused burst of pure white light.

Sometimes, just sometimes, in our path through the universe, our bodies and minds come upon some collection of smaller, seemingly insignificant, or at least fairly mundane, elements of delight that are brought together in a way that overlaps their energy/information waves such that they produce an exceptionally overwhelming surge of power inside us.

I’m curious about how our more two dimensional science can bring it’s more quantified and detailed understanding of this process with philosophy’s (religion’s) more three dimensional illustrations of the big ideas of humanity, to help us better clarify how we might learn to explain and create more of our flow states so that we can help all of living beings, individually and as a whole, consciously find a whole lot more intense height and delightful breadth.

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Links referenced in episode:

Consciousness Development Pattern

Flow States: Csikszentmihalyi TED Talk

Rise of Superman – Book by Steven Kotler

(My review of the Rise of Superman on Reddit)

First ever picture of light as particles and waves at the same time

Rapalje’s Dunmore Girls

Science explains how music can give humans the equivalent of an orgasmic experience

And Reddit’s discussion of how music can give humans the equivalent of an orgasmic experience

Celtic spirals!

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TWTS – What You Look For Is What You See Is What You Get

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TWTS – Episode 20. – What You Look For Is What You See Is What You Get

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All intelligent beings are pattern seekers, and since all possible combinations of patterns seem to be tried by the laws of nature, whatever pattern we decide to look for in our reality we will be able to find more often than we would if we weren’t looking to find it! That’s not just because all possible patterns are tried in reality, but also because patterns are fractal, and so if we start looking for a simple pattern, we’ll start recognizing it in all sorts of other patterns, both simple and complex, as we move our focus closer or further away.

So… consider what would you like to see more of in your life, then start consciously seeking it out, using the most appropriate measuring tools and tactics to find such a thing, and you’ll likely find more of it, naturally.

(For more about why it’s likely that all possible patterns get tried, see the previous two podcast episodes on Entropy, Randomness, Evolution, Free Will, Determinism, and What Life is All About (Pascal’s Triangle))

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This is what happens when Google’s Deep Dream process looks at my honey and my feet and the wedding sand sculpture I made! (Click on the image to open a larger version.)

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Links referenced in episode:

Google’s Deep Dream Introduction

Google’s Deep Dream on Reddit

Pauli Exclusion Principle – XKCD version (explained)

Speaking Up – Elevate Your Conversation Worksheet podcast

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TWTS – Entropy, Randomness, Evolution, Free Will, Determinism, and What Life is All About (Pascal’s Triangle) Part 2

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TWTS – Episode 19. Entropy, Randomness, Evolution, Free Will, Determinism, and What Life is All About (Pascal’s Triangle) Part 2

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Even more not purely random discussion of randomness and all that, and how it relates to the big questions of how the universe works, or at least might work. This second part covers how entropy and evolution are the same basic process, which is, probably, an ever expanding, ever complexifying fractal collection of things that continually divide and recombine into novel and more diverse individuals of all manner. Also, I point out why dinosaurs are from the past!

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How about some images for your consideration?

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Pascals Wave Growth

Universal Weave - Pascal's Categories

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Links referenced in episode:

Maths is Fun Quincunx page

Maths is Fun Pascal’s Triangle page

Possible Universal Categories

“Everybody has a secret world inside of them.” ~ Neil Gaiman xkcd comic

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TWTS – Entropy, Randomness, Evolution, Free Will, Determinism, and What Life is All About (Pascal’s Triangle) Part 1

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TWTS – Episode 18. Entropy, Randomness, Evolution, Free Will, Determinism, and What Life is All About (Pascal’s Triangle) Part 1

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A not purely random discussion of randomness and all that, and how it relates to the big questions of how the universe works, or at least might work. This first part includes another intro to Pascal’s triangle, a bit about entropy, and how both free will and determinism co-exist in reality.

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How about some images for your consideration?

Pascal's Blocks

Pascals Wave Growth

Universal Weave - Pascal's Categories

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Links referenced in episode:

Maths is Fun Quincunx page

Maths is Fun Pascal’s Triangle page

Possible Universal Categories

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TWTS – The Word

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TWTS – Episode 17. The Word

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A Sunday Physics Sermon, perhaps. Or a meditation on what an etch-a-sketch can teach us about humanity and what God/Nature is telling us about life. When we listen, deeply, to what the universe is saying, on so many fractal levels, we hear something that is so very, very pure…

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TWTS – Why? Because.

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TWTS – Episode 16. Why? Because.

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Next time you wonder why something happened, consider that if the universe is purely random, in the mathematical sense, in which us limited beings only experience a small part, then why something happened is simply because it was possible. Everything that possibly can happen does, so everything that does happen does so because it could.

Ultimately there is no more accurate and scientific answer to the question of “Why?” than “Because.” Though that answer might not win you any accolades, and I suggest another option or two if you find yourself feeling the need to keep it simple, but others want more complexity!

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Links referenced in episode:

Pascal’s Triangle on Mathsisfun.com

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TWTS – I Think Therefore I Am In Context

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TWTS – Episode 13. I Think Therefore I Am In Context

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“Je pense, donc je suis.” as René Descartes originally wrote, might not mean what some people think it means, out of context. I bring it back into context — which involves doubt and certainty and illusion and existence— for a fun little exploration.

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Links referenced in episode:

Wikipedia article on Cogito Ergo Sum

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TWTS – A Small and Furry Government

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TWTS – Episode 12. A Small and Furry, Pro-social, Evolved, Emergent, Four Dimensional Government

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Micro-governments are going to expand and take over most of the organization of resource generation, allocation, storage, and recycling for most of us humans on Earth, and they are going to do so in a positive, non-forceful, and simultaneous way, while the most wasteful and anti-social parts of the unwieldy centralized dinosaur governments mostly die off, leaving just the more contracted, sustainable elements of the large system that are the global infrastructures that we pretty much all agree are useful: a global transportation/shipping system and a global communication system.

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Links referenced in episode:

Four Dimensions of Government diagram

Four Dimensions of Government Personality Test

Life: Mission Earth Map

CREATE Space Earth

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TWTS – Basic Income – what do we need?

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TWTS – Episode 12. Basic Income

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What happens when we decide to start all the players in the global Monopoly game off with at least a minimum number of points each month? And how can we make this little game changing rule work fairly effectively, so that we don’t waste too much time getting it up and running as we test it out on a large scale? I suggest two points to pay attention to: removing the motivation to hoard, and identifying unique individuals in some highly verifiable way.

(Apologies for the not so awesome audio quality on this one. It was recorded on a smartish phone sort of thing, rather than on my computer.)

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Links referenced in episode:

Basic Income community on Reddit

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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

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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

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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