Capitalizing on debt (general idea)

Currently, student loans are a big problem in America, because they are “super debts” which survive personal bankruptcy, and may even impact on the families of those who were coerced into taking the loans. The coercion is debatable, but the whole situation is similar to how the economy of Haiti was depressed for 200 years (until 1995), and the general lack of detached empathy to solve the problem for the “victims” is likely to make the problem last for a longer time than we might anticipate.

However, there is an idea which occurred to me: could and individual or small group form a corporation, buy a personal loan by an issue of bonds, and then assume that debt? Especially in the case of student loans, this would allow refinancing them without needed to either default or be worried about fees.

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Poverty and Prosperity

If you are reading this, then I might be a little bit dead. I’ll be back, but we should all be concerned a bit.

In the past, I did a few articles ahead, so that if I got busy or something, you would still have something to read. However, I fell ill for such a long time that the backlog got exhausted. If you want to know what I’m sick with, it’s poverty. In the modern world, the lack of money is the fruit of the rapacity system, and the cause of great evils. The cure may be prosperity (or “life more abundantly”), but the weird thing is that many people have dedicated what remains of their life to spreading the disease, perhaps out of ignorance.

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Joy and Mutual Respect

Playing around with xkcd’s “put words here” thing:

Simplified “Joy of Thinking” redraft

How does thinking work?

Thinking is fun.

To be “non-judgemental” is, perhaps, not the true way to be, of being hear in the now. Rather, to not kill, steal, or remove from being, the other, nor the spirit, of me, the real I, is the true way. This is called, in big words, “non-condmenation“. In other words, accepting things as they are, and using my life stuff for fun, to father “joy” and mother “mutual respect”.

To avoid comparison, to keep joy alive. To avoid worry, to keep mutual respect alive. To avoid delusion, to keep in tune with actual reality, and not common but dead totality. To be not just awake, but aware and pro-self active.

To be happy is to remember the happy stuff which is called “joy”, which is given to us before we are born. Then we forget it, or let the not true stuff which we pay attention to steal, kill, and remove from being, our happy stuff.

So we have to let our happy stuff grow again.

I have to keep my stuff in my world, and your stuff in your world, and a table between us, and we can talk about stuff on the table.

This is called “negotiation” and is the beginning of “mutual respect“.

In fact, it is the way that we have “joy” between us when we are serious, as well as when we have the most fun. We play with each other, even when we are serious, if we remember the table between us. When we jump over the table, that is dis-respect. This makes us both not happy.


 

Well, I don’t intend to re-write the whole booklet series this way, but it is fun to try to use simple words to express precise, and thus rare, concepts.

For most people don’t want to be rare or different, precise and alive. Double death of sleeping and repeating is good enough to distract most everyone from everything that is the full joy of being alive, human, beings.

Never-mind “them”, though, how do “we” generate more aliveness, and avoid falling asleep?

 

 

Writing Actually Is Hard Work, ne?

Writing is actually HARD WORK, ne?

They are two well written articles, written by others, which are worth reading.

Our opinion:

We think both ( Mike Minchin, who defines work as difficult physical labor exclusively and Ruth Carmel, who focuses on the challenge of reaching a good enough standard of output, given scarce, unreliable resources of time and emotional ranges) of you have good points, but the core issue is that invisible work is still work.

The rewriting, whether it occurs mostly in imaginary spaces of the inner mind, or on paper, is indeed the bulk of work; and so is finding the motivation to work, which occurs within the soul, dealing with invisible forces of emotion, duty/obligation, and drive/purpose, amongst other potential complications.

A subject work thinking about, and drawing up your own sysplex-models.

Also, welcome our new guest author, and the resident editor from our ranges of origin.

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pic-victorRuth Carmel writes in response to Mike Minchin’s guest blog post, “Writing is Not Hard Work”:

I’m in the winter doldrums and the writing is slacking off. More precisely, I’m slacking off it. Too much late night television, forgetting to write down my ideas. At least I have an excuse for the moment. One of my sons has winter vacation, so until school kicks in again, it’s him and me facing the world together.

He’s fifteen but less independent than a typical kid his age, so I’m his buddy these days. We spent this morning at a warehouse store. I knew better than to troll the aisles, which I find headache-inducing even when I’m shopping solo. We stuck to business. After we ordered my son’s eyeglasses (cheaper than at the local optician, with its seasonally-appropriate window displays, but less risky than the hit-or-miss of an online pair), we headed straight…

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Psycho Pass (Review #2) – Pragmatic Philosophy

Psycho Pass;

Pragmatic Philosophy

Telling stories is an important part of human development. It is what allows us to think abstractly, and develop our neo prefrontal coxtices, of “forebrain”. It affects our sense of what is possible, as well as our sense of what is expected.

Spoiler warning: discusses details of season 1 of Psycho Pass.

In episode 3 of seasons 1 Psycho Pass, the story is a one-off case which is presented and solved within a fraction of the episode. The pacing of the episode serves an a great way to demonstrate the correct execution of an educational drama, however. So subtle is the education, this is “edutainment” at its finest.

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