Carlos Barahona

Fort Myers, FL, United States

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Carlos Barahona
Posted 14 days ago
Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world?
Globalization made it obvious that it is not easy to get along with the rest of the idiots. One thing is clear, there are too many of us. Some of us want to be rich, other just famous, and yes, some offer an answer to the calamities of the world at a small price—self-gratification and money are at the center of it all. Yet, I have not encountered many that just want to do the right thing for the fellow human just for the sake of it. It is evident is that the world is overpopulated, and there is an enormous imbalance of resource distribution and power. Just revising the “values” of society, a concerned idiot has the potential to rethink the concepts of religion, capital, and government. Perhaps then, our future progeny will learn from such concern not to wait until they are near death to realize that change is possible.
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Carlos Barahona
Posted about 2 months ago
Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we all "have it all"?
If a radical change needs to happen more swiftly, we must educate the masses correctly from an impressionable age. An educator, at this instant, has already been exposed to the awkward view of many aspects of life--gender inequality, to name one. Leave it up to the schools to attempt to redistribute this burden despite the possible contaminants? Take a look at the information with which media bombard our children. Media is effective at distorting reality thus securing a future market for their ware. Morality seems not to be the moral of the story. In any case, we all carry the values or defects that make us a reflection of our families. This talk addresses the view of a well to do sector. What is the position of the lower class in this incomplete view of man and woman? What intrinsic motivation can make parents who are not near having it all either renounce a bread-winning job or accept the ways of a care-giver?
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Carlos Barahona
Posted 3 months ago
Sebastian Junger: Why veterans miss war
I read "adrenaline addiction". This tells me that there is a chemical imbalance that may be playing havoc with the minds of the ones that return, And those minds are no advocates of war but some of the results of it. I will make research on the validity of these opinions. Yes, it is a volunteer military, but like the consumer, they are just tools that serve interest they cannot control. This thread is not about that. For such, create your own advocacy, one in which your words are dictated by action and experience.
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Carlos Barahona
Posted 3 months ago
Sebastian Junger: Why veterans miss war
I think that you are referring to the strong sense of belonging to something. If a young person has been misguided from an early age, when looking for identity, he or she will stick with the familiar and join reflections of his/her past. What is more important, I get from this Ted Talk is that we have to look at the people that come back from combat under a different perspective. Not only we would be able to understand them, but prescribe a good treatment to the ones that have succumbed to a reality they most likely will not go back to.
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Carlos Barahona
Posted 3 months ago
Sebastian Junger: Why veterans miss war
My wife and I--I served for over twenty years--have talked about how different life is once we came back to SWFL, "the real world." We became a part of something that would not change regardless of where in the world it took us--that we miss--and did not grow the roots others grow for being in one place an entire life. We are different US citizens in a world that seems nonchalant about our realities. We suffer from PTSD we say in jest, even though I was never in combat .
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Carlos Barahona
Posted 8 months ago
Harish Manwani: Profit’s not always the point
There is no need to grow, as there is no need to create labels to realize that there must be a change. There is still plenty on earth to ensure the long survival of humanity. We have to learn a better system of distribution. Profit, we have learn, does not benefit all.
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Carlos Barahona
Posted 8 months ago
Harish Manwani: Profit’s not always the point
Recently I read a book about success in business. The mantra in this strategy is the same as it is now: sales, marketing, profit. You gain success solely with the force of competition and applying this strategy--which is no revelation. As it is no revelation that there are success stories and those of failure. Society however is composed of both, winners and collateral damage. One feeds the other. Mr. Manwani also states so. So far, these means that the exploitation of all resources--human, raw products, manufactured products, will benefit some. Social change? Think of a model that does not have as a basis a capitalistic system.