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Norm and Beliefs: How Change Occurs

Norm and Beliefs: How Change Occurs | CHANGE and Ring the changes |


Societies are rife with negative, damaging practices, from open defecation to female genital cutting, endemic in many developing countries, to corruption and violence against women and children that we also witness in many Western societies.


The theoretical and practical challenge we face is twofold. On the one hand, we want to explain what generates and supports such practices.


On the other, we want to find ways to change them permanently. We will argue here that social norms play an important role in both tasks.


Often norms support or embed certain practices, so that eliminating the latter involves changing the former. Sometimes, however, norms have to be created in order to eliminate a negative practice and support a new one, as we know of several widely practiced behaviors that are not supported by norms, but can be changed by introducing them.



The authors refer to the definition of social norms to understand what they mean by ‘practice’ and ‘norm’, a definition that allows to shed light on the way norms are supported, and on ways we may act to change them....



From  the  lab  to  the  field:  scaling  up  norm  change...
Norm change can sometimes be effected simply by people promising that they will abandon the old norm or follow a new one. For promises to be effective, however, they have to be credible. If people think that others have a strong incentive not to keep their promises, they are unlikely to keep them either.
The normative expectations attendant to the old norm can still be in place, making people fear that they would endure sanctions by keeping their word.
Through deliberation, an exogenous agent can challenge these normative beliefs, paving the way for an easier transition to a new norm.
A new norm can also be favored by the development of normative expectations, potentially accompanied by sanctions for norm violators. Here again, discussions and deliberations should make an important contribution.
A punishment scheme that is devised through discussion is perceived as more legitimate, and a punishment accompanied by an explanation is more effective.
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7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes | CHANGE and Ring the changes |


There are definitely a number of proactive things we can do when we start feeling ourselves getting down.


If you're looking for ways to turn a bad mood around, here are seven ways to improve your mood in less than ten minutes.


1. Listen To Upbeat Music

2. Get A Good Laugh

3. Walk Around The Block

4. Declutter

5. Give Someone A Hug

6. Think About What Went Well

7. Allow Yourself To Vent


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10 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home ✔✔


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Some Pre-Socratic Ideas of Change and Permanence

Some Pre-Socratic Ideas of Change and Permanence | CHANGE and Ring the changes |


When change is viewed as a continuous set of alterations in the same thing, and not as the substitution of one single item by another, questions arise.


What is this “same” thing that persists and yet is different from what it was? What are the “changes” that occur without altering the identity of this “same” thing?


Many of the pre-Socratic thinkers of the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. were particularly interested in such questions. They wanted to make clear what gives the universe permanency in the face of all its changing aspects, whether these were periodic as in the case of the seasons or seemingly unpredictable as with the first raindrop in a particular spot...


This article is an attempt to interpret their outlooks: to show how there are connections between them and how each stimulated the other.


For though the schools of philosophy during these two centuries were scattered over the Eastern Mediterranean in the Greek colonial city-states bordering the sea, travel by ship was relatively easy and they had contact with each other...





Socrates himself, in Plato’s dialogues, though showing the influence of his predecessors, puts forward a further view. He stated that man, if he is to lead a satisfactory life, needs to understand his function in the scheme of things.


And this understanding comes from assessing the functions of all else. Ideally this should lead to realising the point and purpose of everything as a whole and all functions meshing together. And here would be permanence – an eternally binding purpose.


But man is limited by his experience and mental capacities. He can never be sure what ideals should be striven for, and is, if he is wise, continually aware of his ignorance.


Nevertheless he endeavours to form working hypotheses. It is the constant checking of the actions they involve, their likely reforming that constitutes change – making it a mental process here with the hope of a permanent end.



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A romp through the history of philosophy for Change

A romp through the history of philosophy for Change | CHANGE and Ring the changes |


Is space infinite?


Concept and Precept


Philosophy has been studied for thousands of years. It involves the use of reason and argument to search for the truth about reality - about the nature of things, ethics, aesthetics, language, the mind, God and everything else.


This series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy, presented by Marianne Talbot, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, will test you on some famous thought experiments and introduce you to some central philosophical issues and to the thoughts of some key philosophers...


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Break Your (ง︡'-'︠)ง Procrastination (ง︡'-'︠)ง Habit in 9 Easy Steps

Break Your (ง︡'-'︠)ง Procrastination (ง︡'-'︠)ง Habit in 9 Easy Steps | CHANGE and Ring the changes |


Everyone procrastinates. Sometimes it’s fun to procrastinate. Sometimes waiting until just before a deadline is very motivating. And sometimes procrastination is even necessary—as a way to put off a dreaded task until we feel more energetic, prepared, or able to do it. 


But sooner or later, chronic procrastinating will begin to hamper job performance. It will also affect our mood and state of mind by generating worry, fear, or added stress.


Perhaps most serious for people in a leadership position, procrastinating may cause our peers and employees to feel that we’re holding up progress.



Here are 9 ways to change your behavior so you can be more productive


1. Put it in writing٩(˘◡˘)۶ Write down the task you’ve been putting off.


2. Name your feelings٩(˘◡˘)۶ Psychologists acknowledge that procrastination is an emotional reaction. One of three core emotions is always driving it. What’s driving yours? ...


3. Release the emotion٩(˘◡˘)۶ Fear, anger, and sadness are just pure sensations in the bodies that get stuck. If they’re not expressed constructively and physically, they build up inside us like a pressure cooker...


4. Neutralize destructive thinking٩(˘◡˘)۶ When you think of this task, what negative thought pops into your head? Find an antidote to that thought in the form of a truth that contradicts it....


5. Break it down٩(˘◡˘)۶ You’ve envisioned the task, dealt with what’s been holding you back, and fixed your destructive thinking. Now, break the big job down into a series of little doable steps so you can stay focused on just handling the next little task.


Plot out each part of the project, including details such as whom you will talk with and what about, where and when you’ll be working, and how long you expect each step to take... 


6. Praise each little step٩(˘◡˘)۶ Don’t wait until the end of the task to congratulate yourself. Give yourself praise for each small victory, rewarding yourself for each little step completed...


7. Prepare for obstacles٩(˘◡˘)۶ Once you’ve broken the task down into smaller pieces, anticipate roadblocks that could pop up along the way...


8. Fight resistance٩(˘◡˘)۶ It’s time to take the leap and tackle the task you’ve been putting off. When you do, you’ll likely meet resistance in the form of excuses, bad moods, and discouragement...


9. Enjoy the win٩(˘◡˘)۶  Finishing a daunting task is satisfying.



Remind yourself that you’ll feel incredibly virtuous when the chore is off your plate once and for all.


Accomplishing what you’re avoiding will simplify your work life. You’ll feel more energetic. You’ll sleep better at night. Relish the feeling of success. 




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Why my philosophy students will be working together for a change (>‿◠)✌

Why my philosophy students will be working together for a change (>‿◠)✌ | CHANGE and Ring the changes |


Teamwork doesn’t suit everyone, but collaborating with others at university is a rehearsal for working life...


Some years ago it was all the rage to talk about the “personal transferable skills” a university education should provide in the fast-moving, fluid and flexible new world of work.


Dreading the exercise, we took an audit of our philosophy curriculum to see how we did. Numeracy?


Thank heaven for compulsory first-year logic. Reasoning skills? You bet! Self-awareness and self-criticism? Hmm … maybe a bit too much. Teamwork? Let me get back to you on that.


How many major history books can you think of by joint authors? Biographies? Works of literary criticism? OK, there was Ogden and Richards’ The Meaning of Meaning in 1923. And Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. But the fact that Strunk died in 1946 and White didn’t start working on the edition that bears his name until the 50s rather makes my point.


Why is it that the arts and humanities have been so resistant to team authorship?

Is the cult of originality so ingrained and unshakeable? It is true that one’s ego gets submerged when writing with another person.... In some cases, eventually, neither author can remember who had which idea first. Or rather, perhaps we both think the good ones were ours and rotten ones the other person’s.



What about student teamwork?

"Well, in my new class students will be working without a line. They all need to muck in to produce their report, and much of their final grade will depend on other students’ efforts, although there will be individual assignments too.


Some students who had been interested in the class decided not to take it when they realised their grade would partly be based on the work of others.


That’s understandable. Still, for most people this course is simply a rehearsal for working life.


If you can’t work in a team you’d better be brilliant, already rich, or not worried about being poor. Or an academic in the arts and humanities." 

Jonathan Wolff is professor of philosophy and dean of arts and humanities at University College London



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Super Bonus... 

The Nature and Meaning of Teamwork

In its best instances team sport allows members to transform individual interests into a common interest, and in the process discover of part of their own identities. Teamwork is made intelligible by the collective pursuit of victory, but moral requirements importantly condition that activity. To some extent, the dynamic of team sport instantiates a basic experience of human sociality.



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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller


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The Habits of Successful People: Be Inconsistent

The Habits of Successful People: Be Inconsistent | CHANGE and Ring the changes |

People who are right a lot of the time, are people who often change their mind. Consistency of thought is not a particularly positive trait.

“Entrepreneurs make fast decisions and move forward knowing that at best 70% of their decisions are going to be right. They move the ball forward every day. They are quick to spot their mistakes and correct.”

__ Mark Suster

"I don’t know whether the same lessons will apply to you, but I hope you’ll find my thoughts useful. Take what fits, and tell me what doesn’t work for you: I’m always learning.I’m pretty sure I’ll even contradict my own advice at times as I learn more."__ Joel Gascoigne

Bootstrapping vs fundraising ☚ ☚

"Joel was standing in front of me practically a year to the day in the UK advocating bootstrapping and now he’s suddenly raised $400,000"

Embrace being inconsistent  ☚ ☚

  • Inconsistency is everywhere when you actually track successful people for long enough and notice the patterns. 

  • So go ahead and be inconsistent, it’s exactly what you need to be.

  • Some don’t realise it, and you’ll drive a few people crazy by doing it.

  • You’ll also feel weak and guilty every time you have to tell people you’re changing your mind, but you just need to get used to doing it, repeatedly.

What does Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy tell you about Change and Inconsistency?

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An opinion to analyse: Feudalism, capitalism and corporatism: How the corporation is changing the world

An opinion to analyse: Feudalism, capitalism and corporatism: How the corporation is changing the world | CHANGE and Ring the changes |

by Jeffrey Harrod

Write about my vision of a “post-capitalist world,” I was requested. But I find this difficult. Difficult because I believe we are already in, or nearing, a post-capitalist world if by capitalism is meant the system described by Marx and his followers about 150 years ago. 

In this essay I raise the possibility for future discussion and action that there is an ongoing attempt to create a system for the maintenance of privilege and the production of poverty which is so different from the past that a new name should be found for it. Because a key component of it is the corporation it may be that corporatism is a suitable name...

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Barbapapa marketing >>> new trend in marketing

As markets are changing, bigger companies and corporations are losing grip. 

Markets are taken over by smaller, more flexible startups that can adapt more easily to the changing demands of the clients. 

  • 1. The Barbapapa marketeer is born As markets are changing, 
  • 2. A Barbapapa marketeer is flexible in any situation and pink, that’s a fact...
  • 3. A Barbapapa marketeer can easily adapt to changes in the market...
  • 4. A Barbapapa marketeer has a divers team of specialists...
  • 5. A Barbapapa marketeer knows how to use the latest tools...
  • 6. A Barbapapa marketeer is creative...
  • 7. A Barbapapa marketeer comes up with original solutions...
  • 8. A Barbapapa marketeer thinks out of the box...
  • 9. A Barbapapa marketeerkeeps searching for new possibilities...
  • 10. A Barbapapa marketeer can easily adjust to changing circumstances...
  • 11. A Barbapapa marketeer met Kan omgaan crisis situaties knows how to handle crisis situations...
  • 12. A Barbapapa marketeer understands different cultures...
  • 13. A Barbapapa marketeer blends into the environment...
  • 14. A Barbapapa marketeer keeps experimenting...
  • 15. A Barbapapa marketeer helps your company to make a big jump...
  • 16. A Barbapapa marketeer can save your company...
  • 17. A Barbapapa marketeer will be the next marketing hero!

We  Barbapapaaaa 

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Transform Your Life With NLP

Transform Your Life With NLP | CHANGE and Ring the changes |

Transform Your Life with NLP gives you the motivation and the tools you need to change any, or every, aspect of your life. Use the NLP mindset to program your subconscious, and you will be able to improve anything from sporting success to work performance.

You can also use NLP to boost your self-esteem and to find resilience at times of stress or pressure.

You don't need to be an expert or even to have any experience of NLP, and a tailored 2-week program at the end of the book will ensure you reach all your goals and help you to set new ones.

Featuring self-assessment exercises, write-in review areas and other learning materials that really work, this book has the power to change your life.

Includes: One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience An NLP workbook for general readers to deal with personal as well as professional issues...


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I love NLP when it's used for self-help, dislike when it is used for manipulation but that's just me. :)

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Africa Debate: Can laughter change your life?

Africa Debate: Can laughter change your life? | CHANGE and Ring the changes |

Two women are planning to set up laughter clubs in Zimbabwe believing they will help people cope with the strains of Zimbabwean life...

The trainers believe laughter produces genuine health benefits - emotional, physical and mental.

Laughter trainer, Ms Shah, says:

"If you laugh - you change; and when you change - the world changes" 

How does laughter change your mood?


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Ripple by Daniel Yam

Ripple by Daniel Yam | CHANGE and Ring the changes |

A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple 

What is Viddsee?

Estelblau's comment, November 23, 2014 10:02 PM
Big fat kiss for you Mhd. Always a pleasure to see you around ;)
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Super Duper Light, Love, Peace and HOPE for Estelblau
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SPACE10 plants inhabitable 'growroom' and it can be an urban farming game-changer

SPACE10 plants inhabitable 'growroom' and it can be an urban farming game-changer | CHANGE and Ring the changes |


SPACE10 and architects mads-ulrik husum & sine lindholm have co-created 'grow room', an urban farm that aims to bring nature back into our cities.



"Space10, a self-described “future-living lab” located in Copenhagen’s trendy Kødbyen (“Meat District”), wants to change the way we look at food." 



Lined with herbs, vegetables, and edible plants for visitors to smell, taste and enjoy, ‘the growroom’ is an artistic exploration of the potential of urban farming. SPACE10, together with architects mads-ulrik husum and sine lindholm, imagines a future where our cities become self-sustaining, supplying urban inhabitants with fresh, high quality food throughout the year. ‘we envision a future where we grow much more food inside our cities,‘ says carla cammilla hjort, director of SPACE10. ‘food producing architecture could enable us to do so.’



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Life on Mars: Elon Musk reveals details of his colonisation vision

Life on Mars: Elon Musk reveals details of his colonisation vision | CHANGE and Ring the changes |


SpaceX entrepreneur outlines his plan to make humans a multi-planetary species, including an ‘intentionally fuzzy’ 10-year timeframe


Luckily, Elon Musk is one step ahead and last year outlined his ambition to send humans to Mars as a “backup drive” for civilisation.


Now, the billionaire entrepreneur has provided further details of his vision to make humans a multi-planetary species in a breezy paper, published in the appropriately-titled journal New Space.


The paper outlines early designs of the gigantic spacecraft, designed to carry 100 passengers, that he hopes to construct.

“The thrust level is enormous,” the paper states. “We are talking about a lift-off thrust of 13,000 tons, so it will be quite tectonic when it takes off.”


“I’m less concerned about making humans a multi-planetary species than I am about making the Earth a sustainable multi-species planet, before we go gadding off colonising the solar system,” he added....



See  also marsone   ¿




Le Petit Prince...Robot Designed to Help Earth Plants Grow on Mars



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Hack your brain to remember almost anything☜(˚▽˚)☞

Hack your brain to remember almost anything☜(˚▽˚)☞ | CHANGE and Ring the changes |


What makes "memory athletes" different from the rest of us?

A simple trick that anyone can do



  • Anyone can use the same techniques as top "memory athletes" to boost memory and rewire their brain


  • In 30 minutes a day, memory novices dramatically improved their performance, a new study says


Yeah! Mnemonic Training Reshapes Brain Networks to Support Superior Memory ☜(˚▽˚)☞



You will have 1 minute to memorize up to 20 cards. Then, you will recall them in the same order...



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From Tactics to Strategy

From Tactics to Strategy | CHANGE and Ring the changes |
  • To help participants move from thinking tactically to strategically;
  • Introduction of a cognitive framework;
  • Consideration of the values of different tactics as they fit within a larger strategy.

1.5 hours


How to Lead

As activists, many of us love tactics! So here's a tool which uses that to help us think about overall strategy more effectively.

METHOD 1: Mingling
METHOD 2: Brainstorm Tactics
Where This Tool Comes From
George Lakey, Training for Change, originally in Holland at an international nonviolence trainers conference in 1992.






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100,000-year change?!

100,000-year change?! | CHANGE and Ring the changes |

A speculative look at how human faces may change over time...

Big eyes and huge foreheads may be the look for the year 102013, according to researcher Nickolay Lamm ... Read more via the guardian

But see some scrutiny of the work via Mashable

Lamm agrees that it is impossible to say with full certainty what life on Earth will look like in 100 years — let alone 100,000 years. However, his illustrations have drawn criticism....

"Lamm isn’t talking about evolution, he’s talking about genetic engineering. He’s doing so somewhat naively, predicting that the only changes that will happen will be an enlarged braincase and enlarged eyes so we can use the computerized contact lenses that will apparently replace Google Glass. He’s not talking about real evolutionary forces, or even imagining the interaction between those evolutionary forces and genetic engineering all that well."... via Forbes

But all that is just speculation, one of many possible futures. The bottom line is we can all have an impact on how the future turns out, so let’s make it a good one.

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Model for Community Change and Improvement via Community Tool Box

Model for Community Change and Improvement via Community Tool Box | CHANGE and Ring the changes |



In the early days of the World Wide Web (1995), the work began on an Internet-based resource for community change and improvement, the "Community Tool Box" (CTB).

The  mission is to promote community health and development by connecting people, ideas, and resources.

The developer focused on developing practical information for community building that both professionals and ordinary citizens could use in everyday practice -- for example, leadership skills, program evaluation, and writing a grant application.

The emphasis was on these core competencies of community building, transcending more categorical issues and concerns, such as promoting child health, reducing violence, or creating job opportunities.

"We developed a broad and evolving Table of Contents and started writing, one section at a time. By mid-1999, there were over 160 how-to sections and over 3,500 pages of text available on the Community Tool Box. As of July 2000, there were over 200 sections online and more than 5,000 pages of text."

 Further Info on the ToolBox

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Solu - A new breed of computing ☝

Solu - A new breed of computing ☝ | CHANGE and Ring the changes |

Solu will change the way you think about computing. It is the first new desktop paradigm for 30 years, and is made in Finland

Solu is an exceptionally beautiful and innovative cloud-linked computer.

You will never again need to worry about your hard drive, backing up files, or installing software - Solu does it all for you. Yet, Solu also works offline.

It has been built around the core idea of collaboration. you can share applications and work co-cooperatively.

Solu is a powerful pocket computer, made from wood, which can be used both as a portable device, or plugged into any screen.

 Hassle Free

The usability of traditional computers has become crippled by maintenance, installation and backup requirements.

Solu's advanced cloud-linked operating system ensures you never have to worry about these things again.

 Goodbye Personal Computer

People no longer work alone or as components of a machine, they work together. Solu's operating system was designed to support this new world, where team members need real-time access to each others work.

The software industry is broken and we have the means to fix it.

Up until now, developers have been forced to either charge huge fees from a handful of enterprise clients or ask for pennies from individuals. We replace these outdated business models by charging all users a small monthly fee.

 Beautiful Design, Inside and Out

Solu is a pocket-sized computer that works as a stand-alone portable device. Alternatively, it can be connected to a screen and keyboard for a full desktop experience.

 Made in Finland

 ValuesOur core values and beliefs are he driving force behind everything we do, say Solu Developers:

– We believe in innovation across all levels of the organization and all its activities.

– We strive for excellence and take great pride in what we do.

– We are never afraid to do things differently

 Risks and challenges

A project of this magnitude always contains risks. There are naturally areas of the software, in particular, which are still under development, and others which currently lack polish. Members of the Solu team have, however, delivered multiple hardware and software projects for a variety of companies ranging from large enterprises to startups.

The progress of Solu has been extremely swift..

Further Info   ☜ 

Read More on theguardian  

But, See This  BBC Report  ☜

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How to Finally Start Working Out (Even If You Hate It)

How to Finally Start Working Out (Even If You Hate It) | CHANGE and Ring the changes |

Hating exercise isn’t the same as being lazy. Exercise motivation is a complicated subject, but if getting off the couch is the hardest part for you, This post's got you covered.

Here’s how to finally start working out, no matter how much you might hate it.

There is actually evidence to suggest that your innate enjoyment from exercise may be determined by your genes.

More importantly: hating exercise isn’t a moral failure, as many would have you believe. Hell, the treadmill was originally created as a torture device, and you’re no more to blame for hating it than you are for...well...any other torture device.

So get yourself in the correct mental headspace, and move forward with the following plan.


Pick the Correct Exercise Discipline for Your Goals...


Find the Most Important Measurement for Creating That Habit...


Activate and Improve...

After a week, measure against the baseline that you set, using the exact same conditions. In all likelihood, you’ll see an improvement—if not, treat fitness like an objective problem and figure out what went wrong. This as a concrete improved.

This didn’t take weeks or months, but close to a single week. Make sure to celebrate and appreciate that as a newbie, you’ll continue to make week-to-week improvements.

Eventually, you’ll realize that success isn’t about following shallow mantras like “just do it”, but rather, moving beyond that mentality.


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Tradition and Social Change

Tradition and Social Change | CHANGE and Ring the changes |

Thomas Molnar, the esteemed political philosopher and historian, passed away on July 20 at the age of eighty-nine. This week First Principles remembers Dr. Molnar by publishing some of the many fine essays that he wrote for theIntercollegiate Review and Modern Age.

Here is the piece that originally appeared in the Spring 1971 issue of the Intercollegiate Review....

Tradition is one of those fundamental concepts which today is overused, with the result that its futurist opponents ignorantly despise it, while its faithful defenders often do not really understand it.

The first believe that tradition is the opposite of change, the latter are unsure about the manner of distinguishing between tradition and the merely old; both tend to think of tradition as the bottom of the time-ocean, covered by layers upon heavy layers of time, hardly lit by anything but arbitrarily focusing memory. 

In a recent series of lectures on Tradition and Social Change, I attempted to describe tradition asa more dynamic concept than what is today consecrated as a cliché. I spoke of the “sacred model” in archaic societies, serving as an archetype in foundation myths, to which the community periodically returned for self-renewal.

From this regular “immersion in the origins” (in illo tempore, as Mircea Eliade calls it), archaic man derived the energy to continue societal existence; without the sacred model, the community was incapable of “repairing” (reforming) itself; with its help, natural degeneracy was arrested, or rather abolished, so that life might begin again.




What then is a good formulation of “tradition and change?

” Perhaps John Henry Newman provided it: “A true development,” he wrote in An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, “may be described as one which is conservative of the course of antecedent developments, being really those antecedents and something besides them; it is an addition which illustrates, riot obscures, corroborates, not corrects, the body of thought from which it proceeds; and this is its characteristic as contrasted with a corruption.”




Conscience is not locked up in meditation; on the contrary, it is extended toward the sphere of objects (science), toward the past (heritage), toward the future (initiative)—things unknown in most other traditions, or known, as it were, through a veil. If they are known to us, so must be their roots, their presuppositions, their unfolding, their history. And the reasons for defending them.

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― Jiddu Krishnamurti

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The Power of Failure

The Power of Failure | CHANGE and Ring the changes |

Thinking of oneself as self-employed - and the boss of one's life and work - is the key to personal and professional development, says Cliff Hakim. He shows how to use his pioneering Worklife Creed as a basis for a new, satisfying philosophy of work and life.

Providing a clear roadmap for finding purpose and passion in work, this revised edition includes a refined Worklife Creed, greater emphasis on taking full responsibility for one's worklife and understanding and expressing one's own uniqueness, and a Who's the Boss?section that acts as a practical and potent take-anywhere toolbox.

Rethinking the concept of failure, this book promotes setbacks as a positive step on the path to success.

 Only he who does nothing makes no mistakes. —French Proverb


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Mhd.Shadi Khudr's comment, August 19, 2014 5:41 PM
Summer full of Happiness for you amiga Estelblau (:
Estelblau's comment, August 27, 2014 10:16 PM
Thank you Mhd. and a shiny falling star for you ;)!
Mhd.Shadi Khudr's comment, August 28, 2014 2:14 PM
De nada :) A rising sun for you with love
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Episode 1 (◑́_◑᷅ ) Do you believe we have true freewill, Or? (͠◉_◉᷅ )

Episode 1 (◑́_◑᷅ )  Do you believe we have true freewill, Or? (͠◉_◉᷅ ) | CHANGE and Ring the changes |

"What do you believe, and does that belief affect how you live and make decisions?

There seems to be a lot of confusion around the definition of the term "freewill"... some definitions from a few sources below to use:

"The power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one's own discretion"
Source: Google dictionary

"Free and independent choice; voluntary decision: You took on the responsibility of your own free will."

Lets try to not get too caught up on the semantics..."

By Steve Bruno


Also See:

 Scientists say free will probably doesn’t exist, but urge: “Don’t stop believing!”

Plus to


 Just Be the Brain's 'Background Noise' ¿

 On the Definition:

Σ Relatively Supportive Addendum:

 OK! Is Free Will an illusion?!

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Choice. The problem is choice, Says Neo... (>‿◠)✌

Mhd.Shadi Khudr's insight:

“You are not controlling the storm, and you are not lost in it. You are the storm.” 
― Sam HarrisFree Will

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☮To Our Countries لبلادي ... Positive Change... The HOPE Within☮

To Our Countries is a project produced by a group of youths who live 
in Sweden and are originally from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine...

Mhd.Shadi Khudr's insight:

Personally, I wish and HOPE for Light, Love and Peace for all nations and amongst all people, regardless of religion. ethnicity, gender. etc....

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