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2) AlterNet -- 13 Questions for Bush about America\'s Anti-terrorism Crusade: Mainstream journalists in the United States often function more like
a fourth branch of government than a feisty fourth estate. If
anything, the patterns of media bias that characterize sycophantic
reporting in "peacetime" are amplified during a war or a national
3) Knowledge@Wharton - Confessions of a Recovering Workaholic: For many years Jonathan Lazear spent long hours building a literary
agency whose success brought him the usual trappings - large house,
new cars, expensive vacations. It wasn't until he realized that his
work habits had led him to ignore virtually every other part of his
life that he stepped back - and wrote a book. In The Man Who Mistook
His Job for a Life, Lazear talks about being addicted to work and
offers advice to help readers avoid the same fate.
5) How to Stress Less -- And Smarter: "So many people have been living stressful lives for so long that they've become desensitized. It's kind of like living in the flight path of O'Hare airport. After a while, you stop hearing the big jets overhead."
-- Dan Baker, director of Canyon Ranch family business group
6) Wired 8.04: Why the future doesn\'t need us.: Our most powerful 21st-century technologies - robotics, genetic
engineering, and nanotech - are threatening to make humans an
7) Women and Men: (And I don’t have any issues relating to women. My closest friends are women. And given the choice, I much prefer the company of women to men. They usually have a better sense of humour and are much more fun to hang around with.)
My doing the ZopeNewbies site got me an invitation to speak at Comdex
Canada, one thing led to another, and I got a promotion at work.
9) Culture Shock: Traditional Cultural Patterns Surprise Product Developers : In yesterday’s one-size-fits-all world, a company could often migrate
something that was a hit in the U.S. or Europe by tweaking its
language and advertising and funneling a lot of money into local
marketing efforts. Germany’s Mercedes-Benz, for example, traded on
its reputation for building highly engineered automobiles to drive
into markets the world over. Japan’s Sony Corp. found that its knack
for building compact, economical, and reliable electronics, such as
the Walkman, struck a chord around the globe. Coca-Cola Co. and
Philip Morris’s Marlboro cigarettes traded on their "American-ness"
to create large foreign followings.
How to survive a Heart attack - Please Read... You can save your own life To all my friends for precautionary measure. A heart attack can happen to anyone Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. and you're driving home (alone of course),after an unusually hard day on the job. You're really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home; unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.What can you do? You've been trained in CPR but the guy that taught the course neglected to tell you how to perform it on yourself. HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order. Without help, the person whose heart stops beating properly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. Deep breaths and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives! If everyone who gets this sends it to ten people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life. From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240snewsletter AND THE BEAT GOES ON ... (reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc.publication, Heart Response)
11) John Renesch conscious business, spirituality in business, corporate responsibility, social responsibility, sustainable development: A leading writer and thinker on business and social
transformation, John Renesch believes that commerce holds
the key to bringing about a global shift of human
consciousness thus creating a future of tremendous
possibility for humankind - the possibility that will allow
humanity to transcend the inevitable future that can be
projected from current trends.
12) Dr. Bass: Luigi Cornaro - How to live one hundred years: An example of how life may be prolonged to advanced years
by abstemious living which allows the body to conserve its
energy, is found in the following examples from "The Art of
Living Long" by Luigi Cornaro, published in 1558 in Padua,
13) Stanley Bass: How to overcome temptation: Once the emotion creeps in, the struggle to gain control
begins. It is this struggle with the emotions which
produces the attendant suffering and misery. The very
moment you realize that an undesirable craving has entered
your consciousness, DON'T struggle with it. Absolutely
REFUSE to consider its existence
14) Stanley S. Bass: How to Solve Problems Objectively: What you will see with this method will prove to be a
literal revelation. Perplexing incidents which have
occurred in the past will reveal their solutions with a
clarity that will startle you as you become adept at this
15) Stanley Bass: Sequential Eating - Food Combining: To simplify this concept of sequential or layered eating,
the basic rule or principle can be stated as follows: Eat
the most watery food first, the next less watery food
My own memories and the memories locked in the heads of the people I care about are the most important things in my life. Therefore, my purpose in life is to enhance my memories and enhance the memories belonging to other people.
What's the Point?
What is important to me is what I do with my time on this tiny planet. The question is, "what should I do?" I answered that question a few years ago and have enjoyed my answer since. It all starts with my definition of our lives. I cannot define life itself, I do not believe anyone can, but our lives on this planet can be defined. Our lives are collections of experiences, choices, and actions. That's it. Choices and actions are obvious. Experiences include things like emotions, love, thoughts, sensory input, etc. Can you think of anything in our lives that is not an experience, choice, or action? I can't.
What is the point of defining life in such simple and general terms? It shows that the only things we can gain from this life are the memories of our experiences and possibly spiritual salvation or other spiritual benefits if you are religious. Given that our choices and actions and the choices and actions of the people around us shape our experiences, we must consider our choices well; they define our lives.
My own memories and the memories locked in the heads of the people I care about are the most important things in my life. Therefore, my purpose in life is to enhance my memories and enhance the memories belonging to other people. Given that, I decided one of the ways I can enhance my own memories is by experiencing many different adventures, hence all my experiences skydiving, SCUBA diving, traveling, exploring the woods, watching nature, etc. How I enhance the memories of the people I care about varies from person to person, but I try to help each person have a slightly better life.
By enhancing other people's experiences, we expand the power and duration of our life's influence on this planet. I have decided to attempt to expand the direct influence of my life beyond just those people I have met and try to touch the lives of complete strangers. That's why I built this web site, why I respond with as much help as I can to all the email I receive, and why I try to encourage people to donate more stories, photos, and videos. I am trying to encourage my visitors to experience something new. I know that I am only touching a small percentage of them, but when people write to me telling me that my site inspired them to try something new, I feel an immense joy. I know that I have helped improve the memories of someone else. Even if I had only received one email telling me about one person, I would have felt all the effort I put into this site was worth it.