Bryn Morgaine

Bonsall, CA, United States

About Bryn

Bio

I am a consultant in IT and Operations in the Fitness Industry

An idea worth spreading

Joy and Fun are not lesuire activties. They are viable methodologies. While we engage empowering emotions, we unlock creativity and productivty. And without them we diminish these same tools. Responsibility is not the same as accountability. And the polarities of Responsiblility and Victimhood are the single most destructive patterns in business today.

I'm passionate about

Starting businesses that operate profitably while also employing ethical and moral standards of practice.

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Why good business makes sense.

Comments & conversations

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Bryn Morgaine
Posted over 3 years ago
Can we really become happier? Happier ourselves? Can we create happier places to work? Or even happier societies?
Ah ha! And now we are down to the crux of the issue. The rights and obligations of citizens, employees, employers and government in the our happiness. In a crisis, such as now, we are blaming the system and structure for failing us when we become unhappy. And that happiness in the US is HIGHLY subjective. Very, very few of us are homeless (truely) and starving but if we no longer own our home it is a tragedy. However, in the US our rights only pertain to the pursuit of happiness, not the guarantee of same. So in my experience as employee, employer and citizen (US) I find the following to be true; That we as individuals are responsible for our own happiness and that happiness is a blend of emotional responses and suportive environmental factors (including health). That the best possible solution for the future near term is a cooperative relationship between our freedom and our structures that ensures the optimal environmental factors within which the emotional component that is under our control can arise. If you work for an unethical company who treats you without respect and are given no creative control over your environment, you are unlikely to be happy and productive. A company MUST recognize that bottom line cost. However, the employee must take responsibility for his or her own happiness and productivity within a healthy corporate structure that supports the overall health of all employees, clients and the corporation itself. Beyond an environment that would ALLOW us to thrive, a company should have no obligation to our current happiness or long term success. But to your question, can it be done, I would answer "yes". In fact, I would suggest that it not only can be done but in fact, must be done to recover and move into a new frontier of corporate and governmental systems that will support us in the future. For surely, and without question, the old way is dead.
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Bryn Morgaine
Posted almost 4 years ago
What is the future of healthcare? How can it become health care vs sickness treatment? What role do technology and innovation play?
The issue in the US, in my opinion is not the concept of health insurance, which seem quite viable. You can insure yourself against a catastrophic and unforeseen/unavoidable event. The issue, as I see it, is that we as consumers have deferred our "health responsibility" to an industry whose job (as an industry, I am not referring to a doctor who has taken an oath) is to be profitable and to which this industry has exercised its right to partner with other industries like pharmaceutical. This is an unnatural relationship for an industry to bear and the result is that our medical system is clogged with patients who are not actually participating in their own recovery. What should be “diagnosis, advice, short term care and recovery” is instead “diagnosis, advice, prescribe, and long term care”. Using Medicare spending as a model, "the big four" illnesses by cost are Heart Disease, Diabetes, Stroke and Lung Disease. The total medicare spend on these four was nearly $500 Billion in 2007 compared to $10 Billion on Cancer. The issue is that ALL of these are lifestyle related and controllable diseases. These huge numbers however are clear evidence that we are not changing our lifestyle or controlling these diseases, we are opting for long term care. The answer to the growing health care crisis is for us as consumers to address what is making us sick, seek expert advice, take advantage of the most advance health care available on the planet for short term care and whenever possible, take responsibility to change whatever you need to recover. It is possible that the collapse of the current health care model will finally drive that change in our collective psyche.
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Bryn Morgaine
Posted almost 4 years ago
I have an ethical question. Is it wrong to use placebos?
This is the magic feather syndrome from "Dumbo" and it is an totally appropriate way to proceed. The fact is, we have this theme in our stories ("You had the power all the time Dorothy") in every culture for a reason. The linear mind can only imagine what it has already seen to be true, and the best and simplest way to bypass that predjudice is to introduce a "magical" agent. It is true that the same tool can be used for "evil" and in fact, pyramid schemes and get quick rich shemes are largely based on the same proposition. Even "housing prices always go up" could be argued as dependent on this principal. But so long as you are employing your placebo to assist others in gaining thier OWN dreams and goals and not enslaving them to your dreams or goals, I would say you are in the moral clear.