Thursday, January 19

Are People Born Good

Published on Mar 31, 2014
In our universities, newspapers, and television shows, it is a given that external forces are the cause of crime. If not for poverty, murder and rape would be much lower. If not for racism, America's inner cities would be far wealthier. So on and so on. At the core of this belief is that people are basically good, and it is society that makes them bad. This notion is simply not true. As Dennis Prager explains in this video, human nature is not basically good. It is not, though, basically bad. People are born more or less neutral. And it is incumbent upon parents, teachers, and yes, society, to turn children into good adults. It doesn't happen on its own

Are People Born Good

Educating the Heart and Mind

Sir Ken Robinson speaks during the Dalai Lama Center's Educating the Heart Series. He discusses the importance of an education that educates not just the mind, but also the heart.

Sir Ken Robinson

All power to the polymath

All power to the polymath

How to recognize God's voice

Zac Poonen

Obama, Farewell

West Wing Week 01-19-17

Farewell Obama

Admitted embezzling more than $7 million from the singer and other

Admitted embezzling more than $7 million from the singer and other

The former business manager for
Alanis Morissette

1960's Dance Music

The Twist


ROY ORBISON pretty woman

I Fall To Pieces

Patsy Cline

When Love Dies.........

When Love Dies

(Mind of a psychopath)

Psychopath - Full Documentary

Orientation Programme of Royal Military College

Royal Military College Saint-Jean

I'm sorry Daddy

I'm sorry Daddy

The Canadian Officers’ Training Corps ~ Programme.

Life at the Royal Military College of Canada

Don John Wesley

Educating the Heart

The Heart

Compassion is not a Sign of Weakness

The Dalai Lama

Introduction To Syndicalism


Familiar Putin Tools

Prostitutes, Hidden Hotel Camera's ~ ~ ~ Familiar Putin Tools


Adele - Hello

Don Wesley

The YouTube Interview with President Obama

The YouTube Interview with President Obama

Trump team prepares dramatic cuts - January 19

National syndicalism ?

Syndicalism is a proposed type of economic system, a form of socialism, considered a replacement for capitalism. It suggests that workers, industries, and organisations be systematized into confederations or syndicates.
It is a system of economic organization in which industries are owned and managed by the workers

Links to Don Wesley

How can each of us, choose another Canadian Prime Minister

A wise person is made !
Are they well made ?

Learning Together and the Challenge of Collaboration ~ Wisdom ?

Psychologists tend to agree that it involves an integration of knowledge, experience, and deep understanding that incorporates tolerance for the uncertainties of life as well as its ups and downs.

Watch a quick lesson here -  Our loss of wisdom

WISDOM ?  How can each of us, choose one President - Our Loss of Wisdom


WISDOM ?  The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.
More ~ the body of knowledge and principles that develops within a specified society or period.

It can be difficult to define wisdom, but people generally recognize it when they encounter it.

Psychologists tend to agree that it involves an integration of knowledge, experience, and deep understanding that incorporates tolerance for the uncertainties of life as well as its ups and downs.

Wise people generally share an optimism that life's problems can be solved and experience a certain amount of calm in facing difficult decisions.

If I asked you to judge how smart someone is, you’d know where to start.
But if you were going to assess how wise that person is, what qualities would you consider?

Wisdom is the ability to make sound judgments and choices based on experience.
It’s a virtue according to every great philosophical and religious tradition, from Aristotle to Confucius and Christianity to Judaism, Islam to Buddhism, and Taoism to Hinduism.

So what does it take to cultivate wisdom?
Intelligence—if only anyone could figure out exactly what it is—may be necessary for wisdom, but it definitely isn't sufficient; an ability to see the big picture, a sense of proportion, and considerable introspection also contribute to its development.

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.

Groups working to maximize their collective understanding of societal problems need a space where they are free to exercise their intelligence.

Story books for children have a long history and are universally valued by children and parents. Digital stories for children offer new ways to share stories and advance literacy

Millions of people migrate every year from rural to urban areas. Recent research helps us understand how city environments influence happiness and health across the lifespan.

Different collective intelligence methods and different norms of behaviour will be needed to maximize successful workings for a team, depending on the task at hand.

Societal problems cannot be solved in the same sense as arithmetic problems are solved.

If we wish to build an applied social science grounded in the principles and practice of collective intelligence, then we need to understand team communication.

The ideal of freedom as non-domination implies that citizens are granted a status that guards them against private power or dominium and public power or imperium.

The mass of evidence suggests that changes in the habits and habitats of people are much more important than biomedical interventions in shaping the health of populations.

Successful collaboration requires careful design of learning environments for group interaction and provision of good facilitation to promote meaning-making and problem solving.

While traditional writings on mindfulness propose that clarity of thinking can be cultivated through the practice of mindfulness, currently scientific evidence is lacking.

Music is one of the most profound of all human creations. Music can transform our ongoing psychological state in an instant, and can also enhance psychological functioning across the lifespan. However, less is known about the full range of adaptive functions of music listening and how these adaptive functions promote well-being and enhance quality of life.

There is a strong emerging body of evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches for a range of difficulties, including chronic pain. We tried to take mindfulness for chronic pain online.

The development of metacognitive skills is a gradual and uncertain process that is contingent upon the quality of education and training children and adults receive. From an educational perspective, how can we best engage students in this process? How can we negotiate the curriculum with students and engage their collective intelligence in the process?
Making The World A Fitter Place, One Brain At A Time

Anthropological studies of traditional African and Asian societies often describe group interaction with babies, specifically, passing around of the baby to all group members in a warm, playful, rhythmic pattern of “touching dance”. There may be good reason for these traditions, as revealed in Sue Doherty's new book, Dancing with your Baby.

Christopher Peterson has provided the world with a precious gift.
His wise, warm, witty, and insightful collection of reflections on positive psychology radiate the many strengths and virtues that are central to the field of positive psychology -- humility, bravery, love, kindness, humour, citizenship, love of learning, and much more.
Starting Slow and Recovering Fast

People have a tendency to focus on one strength at a time rather than seek to understand the multi-dimensional interdependencies between strengths. I’d like to share a new method we have developed which can be used to help people understand their system of strengths.

Our Loss of Wisdom