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  1. "Think twice before you speak, because your words or influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another." Napoleon Hill "Influence may be the highest level of human skills." Author unknown What is influence? Influence is a phenomenon that has a massive impact on shaping society. A deep and thorough understanding, investigation, contemplation of influence, and it's affect on the world can have a huge impact on a person's life. It is relevant, practical, and foundational to self-awareness and self-improvement. Everyone involved in self-improvement should contemplate influence and have a deep understanding of it. It is right up there with awareness. Influence is... Power Sway Persuasion Inspiration Control Leadership Guidance Direction A flow of infinite energy Gets passed on or passed down Where we get influence Ads Newspapers Celebrities Music TV Movies Media Internet Friends Family Strangers Self dialogue (crucial) Drugs and alcohol Influence can also have a reverse effect. Seeing someone live with their mother until they are in their forties (negative) can influence someone to be independent at an early age (positive). A parent who is encouraging structure in a child's life (positive intention) can influence the child to rebel. (negative) and the list goes on and on. I hope this post has influenced you, and I hope you continue to make profound, powerful, and inspiring videos! Thank you!
  2. Does anyone know why the actualized.org Spiral Dynamics stage turquoise video was deleted?
  3. @Yimpa He sings with soul and an acoustic guitar. Love this performance. Thank you Tracy Chapman for allowing him to play this song.
  4. @TheEnigma Peterson seems to be at stage yellow with an allergy to stage green. He also preaches for integrating healthy forms of stage blue.
  5. Strong, secure, wise, mature, loving, loyal, honest, honoring, leading, and supporting. A real man is in control of his emotions but not ashamed to cry. A real man is not afraid to do "feminine tasks" when necessary and not afraid to stand up for what he believes is right. These are the ideal characteristics of what we call a real man and notice, now, that possessing these traits does not necessarily involve having a scrotum.
  6. I found part 3 to be particularly interesting where it is claimed that it is impossible to seize the day. https://bigthink.com/thinking/the-3-myths-of-mindfulness/
  7. Quotes can be profound, influential, funny, informative, motivating... Drop a few of your best quotes here and add some to your collection. "When a human becomes conscious of nature, nature through the human becomes conscious of itself." -Eckhart Tolle "I'm not out to change people's minds and move everybody to the center. I'm out to make people stop demonizing the other side." -Jonathan Haidt "Many of the world's problems aren't solved. They're outgrown, and in order to outgrow them, it requires a new level of consciousness." -Ram Dass
  8. I like Rupert's idea on three ways of approaching reality and seeing love through thought, feeling, and perception. Also, the idea of finding peace in the background of experience.
  9. "I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that I don't know the other side's argument better than they do." -Charlie Munger
  10. @eputkonen What specifically do you find to be misunderstanding?
  11. I've tried this before with positive results. Job fairs are also an option, but the best method for finding work ASAP is through agencies. I've seen hundreds of people find work this way.
  12. Apply at a "temp agency" or "employment agency". They will offer you work. Try a job they offer you. If you like it keep doing it. If not they will find you something else. Be sure to communicate with the agency about what you like/dislike.
  13. Thoughts on a generation of sheltered children and a thought distortion therapy approach called CBT. Jonathan Haidt
  14. @LSD-Rumi I was testing you and you passed. In order to know what something is you must know what something is not. This is not a pipe. This is not a great art.
  15. René Magritte - This Is Not A Pipe
  16. The actions of the terrorist insurrectionists on January 6th were despicable, deadly, unjustifiable, and traumatizing to all of the police and officials in the Capitol. Officials lives were seriously threatened. Seven lives were lost in the event and dozens more injured. The event left a permanent ugly stain on US History. The insurrectionists got what they deserved.
  17. Are you saying that if you asked me what stage I was at and I said tier 3, and then I said some cliche things that I read in a book about tier 3, then you would consider me to be tier 3? I'm more on the side of - you have to walk the talk in order to be at a certain stage but I can see some truth to what you are saying.
  18. @How to be wise determining SD level should be done based on the person's actions on average more than words. I can say that things must be done to improve the environment but if I drive around in a Hummer all day chopping down trees is this stage green? The traits you described define stages orange through yellow, but was that his behavior or just words?
  19. (Laughter) I was thinking the same thing. That jacket is a bit Joker-esque.
  20. @Schizophonia here is another one I had found. How do we interpret this? One thought is that it is biblical, the great flood.
  21. The top one is Salvador Dali.