Scientific Research & Self-Development Activism
Blog: June 17th father's day, Iceland dependance day.
It's a process of elimination, life is. For example. Not everyone uses computers. Say, 50% of one thousand do. 500 left.
Of the ones that do, not everyone uses windows. Say, 50%. (Industry, universities, governments, military, etc, all don't.) 250 left. Of the ones that use Windows, at one point 4/5 of them were using illegal copies. 50. Out of the five left, 4/5 of them can barely use a mouse to get things done. 1.
In a race of ten, there's one winner for getting development done. (your way) 1.
If you started with a 1000 there, you have 1 left. One.
The same ratios hold true for most other activities.
Faith, religion, politics. You start with one and work your way up the chain. (it's form, OK?)
Self-improvement and development are defined in religious terms... ie: the organizations that can help your economics.
Faith gets used as a political force, eventually. Webber called it the rationalization of society, making it homogeneous enough to work. Making a cult into culture and common ground.
Tribal, feudal and technocratic functions, right? The elder, middle and new gods.
Tribal gods demand sacrifice. Middle gods demand loyalty. (No god but me).
Technos want skills. Whatever sleaze works, mostly.
Still, it's like sex. Money, power, religion, work... almost anything. Most people don't care and know squat about the subject. (see top. One out of a thousand, if it's popular. We get 3 doctorates in a thousand these days, (I think we miss three, too) and I won't want to look very closely at what a doctorate is awarded for.
If you count the 4/5 illegals, you get a very high proportion of people actively negative in their contributions to society. That's what work is like. (everything is politics.)
Disney dropouts meeting MS world... (where they achieved world dominance by stealing Netscape tech and giving it away for free, at a the cost of a multi-billion, 15 year lawsuit. They STILL get dinged for 3 billion a year in stealing... and that's what they get caught at.)
This is known as the human condition. If you work, learn or think, you're likely to get hated. If you make them do it, you'll get lynched.
One thousand. That's a lot of toads to kiss while dating. (prince, bandit or lump, whatever the girls are looking for these days. I don't think it's Tantric development... it takes YEARS to beat reading and writing into their heads.)
It's Gretesys only out there. The sad part is; the great ones get cut down fast, if they get in at all. Not everything is as clear-cut as hockey scores.