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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:30 PM

Nothing more to say...

JUST DO IT!



- Alan Watts

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Reply Nothing more to say... (Original post)
Ricochet21 Dec 2012 OP
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #1
DeSwiss Dec 2012 #2
love_katz Dec 2012 #3
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #5
get the red out Dec 2012 #6
DeSwiss Dec 2012 #7
snot Dec 2012 #4
DeSwiss Dec 2012 #8

Response to Ricochet21 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:41 PM

1. One of my favorites...there are others here:

I've tried collecting my favorite videos in the Wishadoo library.

For those who want to peruse for more inspiration, here ya go.

http://www.wishadoo.org/video/





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Response to Ricochet21 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:44 PM

2. K&R

"The crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career."

~Albert Einstein~

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''Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do
the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.''

~Helen Keller~


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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:46 AM

3. I really like the Einstein quote.

I think we are taught to be separate, and competitive to the point of pain.

It becomes too easy, in a highly competitive society to see each other as threats.

And, as someone else posted a while back, compassion seems to have gone out of style.

"...trained to worship acquisitive success..."

The entire quote seems to have our problems as a society in a nutshell.

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Response to love_katz (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:42 PM

5. "competitive to the point of pain"

well said



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:17 PM

6. Of all things, in a dog training book

I have been reading a lot of dog training information over the last couple of years after getting a dog and knowing NOTHING. The latest book I'm reading is written by a trainer who works with dog owners who come to her class at their wit's end with trying to train their reactive dogs to do dog agility. Some of these dog owners bought the dog (often "performance" bred) specifically to be an"agility competition dog", and have focused only on the competition aspect to the point that she literally has to teach them to cuddle their pets. The drive for competition literally has people neglecting to love on their dogs! She said if these people just spend all of several classes cuddling their dogs then they are achieving something.

Competitive to the point of pain indeed! Thankfully, no one I've met in my area trains dogs in that kind of intense competitive-machine way for agility, but apparently it exists. I do know from German Shepherd friends that it exists in one local Schutzhund trainer though We take this competition thing into everything in life and remove basic pleasures.

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Response to love_katz (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:04 PM

7. I think he.....

...along Max Plank and Carl Sagan were all acutely insightful in their fields of inquiry and in many respects, that of human nature. But they all recognized the limitations of both.

"Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve." Max Planck

''The surface of the earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore we've learned most of what we know. Recently we've waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep -- and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." Carl Sagan

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:55 AM

4. To similar effect:


HECATE {speaking to the 3 witches}: "And you all know, security
Is mortals' chiefest enemy."
-- Macbeth (II, v), W. Shakespeare, Moby Ed.,
http://the-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/macbeth/full.html

This in a play in which a soldier's ambition led him to murder a good king.

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Response to snot (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:07 PM

8. Security (or a perceived lack thereof) = FEAR

''For what is fear, other than simply not knowing?'' -- Archangel Michael/Ashtar Sheran

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