Make the world a better place-Aug/Sep/Oct 2021
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Started by metmike - Aug. 1, 2021, 3:10 a.m.
Make the world better/appreciation May/June 2021/July
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Started by metmike - May 3, 2021, 7:13 p.m.
Practice the Boy Scout Oath and Law!
Imagine this country if people tried to do this a few days a week?
Hey, never too late to start!
Be objective and have an open mind............the best way to learn new things!
20 insightful benefits of being open minded.
A happy world is a better world, so it’s important to spread happiness to others.
Studies have found that laughter is contagious and that the act of smiling can help make you feel happier. Our tendency to mimic the facial expressions and body language of those around us can have a powerful effect on our moods.
But spreading happiness is not only a great way to make the world a better place, it’s also surprisingly effective at making ourselves happier. By trying to lift the mood of others, we will indirectly lift our own happiness as well.
How can you put this to practice?
What are the reasons why you should always tell the truth? You should always tell the truth because:
The Truth Will Always Come Out
When you look at your life, are you enjoying the moment? Can you really appreciate life? If not, what do you need to change?
Maybe you need to change everything.
Gratitude takes a simple shift in your mindset. Notice the positive things, and you’ll feel positive. Notice the joys, and you’ll feel joyous. Notice goodness of the life you have, and you have more things to look forward to.
Gratitude rewires the brain. The ventral and dorsal medial prefrontal cortex are activated and “involved in feelings of reward (the reward when stress is removed), morality, interpersonal bonding, and positive social interactions, and the ability to understand what other people are thinking or feeling.”  After that, your brain releases neurochemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, which allow you to experience happiness.
You may start a day with negative emotions and perceptions, but choosing to be grateful can help you in many ways. Appreciation leads to finding determination and feeling whole, you see. It can help you love your life even at your lowest.
Appreciation is all you need to make the most of your life.
You can appreciate life more and be grateful in the following ways:
Thanksgiving is over................but not all the reasons to keep giving thanks every day... to be living at the most wonderful time in human history!
Treat everyone the same...............as you want to be treated, especially those that you disagree with politically.
Smile and say hi (be friendly) to everyone around you............even if your mask hides the smile!
Always be cheerful.........at least try when you feel grumpy and it can actually help you to feel better.
Knowledge sharing is the process of transferring tacit (undocumented) and explicit (documented) information from one person to another. In an organization, sharing knowledge not only increases productivity, but it also empowers employees to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. Employees can work faster and smarter by getting easy access to insights, resources and expertise.
One of the most effective ways your organization can unlock the benefits of knowledge sharing is when you embed it within your culture. Here are seven ways to improve knowledge sharing across your organization.
Albert Einstein, considered one of the smartest men ever, once said, “If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.” Einstein, who understood the physical make-up of the world as well as anyone, frequently shared his admiration for our planet’s structure and beauty.
The world consists of beautiful nature, art, food and a host of other things.There is so much to appreciate and experience. Those that are able to take a step back and recognize the enormity around them are both more inspired and humbled. Being able to do so gives people more energy and increases the vividness with which they see the world.
The trick, like many tricks, is harder in practice than in theory. It is to pay more attention to your surroundings. Soak up the sunsets, the expertly cooked meals, and the serenity. Also, continue to explore the world around you. Here are 6 things that you can learn about that will improve your appreciation for the outside world, which will, in turn, make you happier and more productive:
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
Edward Everett Hale (April 3, 1822 – June 10, 1909) was an American author, historian, and Unitarianminister, best known for his writings such as "The Man Without a Country", published in Atlantic Monthly, in support of the Union during the Civil War. He was the grand-nephew of Nathan Hale, the American spy during the Revolutionary War.
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (born Rolihlahla Mandela /mænˈdɛlə/; Xhosa: [xolíɬaɬa mandɛ̂ːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
Why Extraordinary Success Depends on What You Believe
|Official name||Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|Also called||MLK Day, King Day, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|Date||Third Monday in January|
|2021 date||January 18|
|2022 date||January 17|
|2023 date||January 16|
|2024 date||January 15|
"In 2022, forget about your fake (news) friends. Forget about those people who swore to be there for you and left you on your own.
Don’t allow them to steal a minute more of your life’s time(or intelligence). Don’t think about them and don’t think about welcoming them into your life again.
In 2022, walk away from toxic people(and internet links/sources) who do you no good. Don’t allow them to walk with you into the new chapter of your life.
Understanding Differences in Learning and Knowledge Sharing Methods
Sharing and learning knowledge go hand-in-hand. There are a few main ways in which individuals learn:
While the numbers vary, here is a reasonably good summary of knowledge retention by learners:
Sit with your feelings, your thoughts. Listen to what your gut is trying to tell you. Love yourself. Then, look around you and see what you have.
Focus on the senses, and ground yourself in things that make you happy. You can be at the moment if you do it more than you usually do. Thus, you can appreciate life and the small things that come with it.
Try to realize how tiny you are compared to the vastness of the sea or sky. There is much to be in awe of in this world. Forget what is false and fleeting, and see the brilliance of being alive.
Mindfulness is one trick that most psychologists and gurus use to help others get over their fears. It is about finding acceptance, going with the flow, and sticking with it. Instead of focusing on what you’re afraid of or worried about, you need to cherish the moment and focus at present.
Here is a helpful guide if you want to learn how to live in the moment: 5 Reasons to Live in the Moment and Stop Planning Too Much
If you are mindful, you can take control of your life by letting go. This will reduce your stress and increase your mental strength. Your life can improve when you know what doesn’t serve you anymore. Then, you may learn to appreciate life without depending on others.
When you have a positive outlook, you become productive. When you look at what’s good in life, you can do more with it. When you stay hyperfocused on the positive, you can achieve anything.
You appreciate life more when you have this mindset because you choose not to focus on its negative aspects every second of your waking day. You look at everything around you, figure out what you can use, and ask yourself the following questions:
The world doesn't have to make you sad or happy.
People in similar situations can be sad or happy, entirely by choice(much of it subconsciously).
Reasonstobethankful here in 2022............and all the years to follow!
10 Tools Towards a Happy Life
See that being joyful is your fundamental responsibility
The first and most fundamental responsibility for a human being is to become a joyous being. To be happy is not the ultimate aspect of life. It is the fundamental aspect of life. If you are not happy, what else can you do with your life? Only if you are happy, can other great possibilities open up.
Whatever you do, it is only your inner quality that you are going to spread. Whether you like it or not, that is the reality. Unless something of true value happens within you, you cannot do anything of tremendous value to the world. So, if you are concerned about the world, the first thing you must do is transform yourself into a joyous being.
Do something nice for somebody else, a random act of kindness!
Apply this when reading here:
Using this to make yourself a better person-guaranteed
Started by metmike - Feb. 28, 2022, 7:24 p.m.
When you give to others, you don’t immediately realize how much impact your life can have on them. That makes it more meaningful.
You can easily give to a stranger, a loved one, or anyone by merely showing up for them. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have endless means to provide for other people. What matters is that you care.
Selflessness is so vital in becoming the best version of yourself. Why? You’re a part of something bigger than yourself. You’re living with meaning and purpose. You lose yourself in doing good, so you can think of yourself less while still getting to know yourself. It comes full circle.
When you give selflessly, ethics and empathy are the best tools to have under your belt. You grow and evolve and see what’s most important in life this way.
Sometimes, it’s easy to forget what’s real and get lost in the fleeting, fake side of life. But when you give, you remember everything. You remember your why — your reason for reaching out to those in need. You are no longer alone, and your love for life just shines through you.
What should you give, you may ask?
Give your time if you can’t give anything else. In that sense, anyone can provide something valuable to others. You will feel grateful for all you can do in this life with what you have.
It doesn’t mean that giving will solve your problems or anyone else’s. Kindness in this world can do so many things that we don’t even know of.
You don’t do it for rewards. You do it because it feels right to give.
This is how to lead a life that you can feel good about.
It sounds odd at first glance, but even a rudimentary understanding of architecture and buildings will give you a deeper appreciation for them.
Most of us are normalized given the number of buildings that we see on a daily basis. In reality, though, each one took a significant amount of time and energy to build. This is especially the case for the large and exquisite ones.
Having a baseline understanding of architecture will leave you appreciating the structures around you as you go through daily life. This is especially valuable when you are in big cities and traveling through Europe or parts of the Middle East that have beautiful constructions.
It’s the only way to be consistently happy.
Human beings have a drive to improve. We function at our best when trying to improve and begin to lose meaning and purpose, health and wellbeing when we stop trying to improve.
Improve means striving to make something better. Think of improving as an incremental process—making things a little better at a time. People sometimes stop trying to improve because they don’t know how to “fix” a situation, i.e., make it completely better. In emotionally charged conditions, it’s nearly impossible to go directly from feeling bad to 100% improvement—feeling good. But once you make something 10% better, it becomes easier to make it 20% better. Then it’s easier to make it 40% better, and so on.
Think twice before shopping.
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” may feel retro, but it’s just as important today as when the phrase was first coined. Every product we purchase has an environmental footprint, from the materials used to create it to the pollution emitted during manufacturing to the packaging that ends up in landfills. So before you buy, ask yourself if you really need it. If you do, consider buying gently used instead of new, and look for minimal packaging and shipping.
The real environmental crisis's
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Started by metmike - April 10, 2019, 7:11 p.m.
National All Is Ours Day celebrated on April 8 is a day devoted to appreciating all the things of beauty and nature around us. Did you know that Americans are the world’s number one trash-producing nation? Yes! But this day is all about noticing nature and the world around us. From enjoying the beauty of birds in your backyard to visiting the local park, these are ways you can appreciate mother nature. The holiday also teaches us to love and be grateful for all that we possess. You can use this day to share what you have with friends, family, or even outsiders.
Here's a wonderful link with holidays and special observances information for the entire year: http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/april-13.html
Happy Easter Everybody!
A look at the fun traditions in the Pacific, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
If everyone endeavored to achieve this goal, our world would be transformed. We should all strive to live by this motto. Help others. Be patient. Smile more. Say thank you. Be courteous. Make eye contact. Spread kindness, love, and goodwill every day. Tell the truth online! Expose evil and DISinformation!
Share your gifts and/or the things you have more of than you need but almost as important........to benefactors of the gifts.....receive them with open arms, recognizing/appreciating the generosity of others so that the givers can fully appreciate their acts of giving.
Take responsibility for your problems; don’t blame others.
If everyone endeavored to achieve this goal, our world would be transformed. We should all strive to live by this motto. Help others. Be patient. Smile more. Say thank you. Be courteous. Make eye contact. Spread kindness, love, and goodwill every day.
Sometimes, put other people ahead of yourself.
Don't neglect yourself and do apply the amazing technologies of 2022 to become the most productive person possible but TRY TO FIND opportunities to share it in unique ways that include non material sharing. Share yourself in a positive way to brighten somebody's day.
If you want to rail against dishonesty in others, hold yourself accountable first.
You have the power to do good on a small scale. Your actions are able to inspire others, who will then spread those actions to their friends and family.
Smile and say Hi! to strangers.
Think about what's best for others/humanity and dial that into a naturally selfish mentality.
The trick in today's world, is being able to discern between getting conned into things like a "save the planet" cry from a fake climate crisis appeal on a greening planet and ...........authentic environmentalism.
Have an open mind that gathers comprehensive information, THEN use that to discern the truth.
Do NOT assume positions first, then search for anything or everything on the internet to rationalize, justifying that position.
Do NOT assume all positions based on what your party requires, group think and tribalism.
Do NOT assume positions based on what your favorite media source tells you to think.
Don't let attacks from other people trying to bully, demean and/or mischaracterize you get you upset. We can control our own thoughts and happiness. It's very challenging at times but BELIEVING it and EMBRACING it is needed for it to be practiced reality.
"Sticks and Stones" is an English-language children's rhyme. The rhyme is used as a defense against name-calling and verbal bullying, intended to increase resiliency, avoid physical retaliation and to remain calm and good-living.
Educate yourself about the less fortunate.
Very often, appreciating all the wonderful things that we have is only truly contemplated after we clearly see what (some to many) people DON'T have!
The comparison can be an eye/mind opener.
Sincerely try to see the points of others who disagree with you......IF they have authentic facts to support their opinions. Authentic facts always trump manufactured realities or narratives.......no matter how many times the false narrative is repeated or what/who the source is.
Be kind even when someone isn’t kind to you.
It's easy to love people that love us. The challenge is with those who are not nice.
Of course.......don't tolerate abuse or bullying. Stand up for yourself always but do it without responding in kind to a mean/hateful attack.
Hate is the most damaging of all human emotions and the hater is the most damaged.
We often hear the expression: "you can't take it with you" as an excuse to spend money and enjoy yourself.
One huge problem with that philosophy.
The earth has a finite amount of natural resources. The more we take now, the less there will be left for the rest of the future humans and the bigger the negative impacts for all of life on this planet.
When you are honest with yourself, you start owning your reality, and you stop hiding behind the public opinion
If you want to rail against dishonesty in others, hold yourself accountable first.
Speak up loudly to expose dishonest people/entities pretending to be saviors in order for them to trick others with their convincing sounding schemes.
Be courteous to drivers on the road!
There are plenty of unkind acts in the world, and in darker times it can be hard to resist the thought that people are intrinsically selfish. However, it's worth meditating on the true selflessness displayed by people who sacrifice time, money and sometimes even safety to help people in need.
Altruism and kindness are everywhere, and making a habit of documenting selfless acts can help you to see the positive in the world.
Don't just read wonderful advice/words written by other people that you strongly agree with.....actually think about how to apply them....THEN APPLY THEM in your own life immediately. There are dozens of (missed) opportunities every day because we fail to make the connection from the computer screen to the application in the real world!
Committment = New good habits =positive changes
Why should we protect the environment? Well, we only have one Earth … so let’s do right by it!
Most of the damage to our environment stems from consumption: what we consume, how much we consume and how often.
|When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. --Joseph Campbell|