leslie milam

Bend, OR, United States

About leslie

Languages

English, French, Italian

An idea worth spreading

Human Beings are ALL equal, no matter how much you make, what you've achieved and what line of work you do.

I'm passionate about

Science, Natural Resources, Health, Ecology, Sociology, Nutrition, Life Long Education, and News.

People don't know I'm good at

Aerial Acrobatics

Comments & conversations

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Posted over 1 year ago
Parul Sehgal: An ode to envy
ALL Humans are subject to emotion. No matter your up bringing, culture, exposure to knowledge, we all experience dimensions of anger, jealousy, envy, joy, grief, sorrow, success. What an ideal thought that there are people who " 'bake 'their' own pies, instead of coveting someone else's 'piece of the pie' ". I am sorry to tell you that everyone has the potential to express deeds of jealousy. Her act as a young child is a natural tendency to child behavior. Expressions or reactions to desire are wanting what is just out of our reach. You can't validate an opinion of someones personality based upon something they had done way early on in life unless that reaction is a repetitive behavior. Isn't that insanity or "sociopathic behavior": Having the same reaction with the intention for different outcomes or results?
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Posted about 2 years ago
What are some realistic and creative ways to reduce wealth inequality?
Hmm, You have some very good points! I would have to argue that human's tend to go too far with control when it is granted. I dare say that any human having too much of one thing while others struggle to manage the limits they have been given is a very unbalanced situation. Along with this, the more quantity one has, the more they tend to want. The less a human has, their behavior is more appreciative and realistic towards their situation. So let's talk a little about control and consumption. Reduce the amount of control and consumption one is given, and your wealth of inequality will decrease. People might be a little bit level headed than being blinded by their ego perception.
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Posted about 2 years ago
What are some realistic and creative ways to reduce wealth inequality?
With your specific example about the child in reference to being evil: I do not believe evil is inherited. We are creatures of habit but also we learn our behavior. I also think that a child who is deprived of attention grasps on to any object as a symbol of "I have control of this object cause I have the authority to not share it". This happens psychologically and not necessarily verbally. So starting off from the beginning, yes, education is key to building a society that is more in tuned with their community. I think we just need to be ok in not always having control of the situation and allow ourselves to feel uncomfortable about life on a constant bases as to grow in becoming understanding individuals.
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Posted about 2 years ago
Does Technology destroy our relationship with Nature?
Before we even start asking whether or not Technology negatively impacts our relationship with Nature, we should consider what Nature and Technology do for Humans. Nature: The fundamental source of life. The elements and processes allow humans to live. Technology: A product of Nature. We need the ecological process to work and our elements to stay pure. Its funny how you ask whether Technology destroy our relationship with Nature. If we continue to over consume and deplete our resources there will be no more nature to have a connection with. Technology progresses our culture, creates opportunities for many to communicate across the world. If we did not have forms of technology we would not be able to make these connections with people on an international level. Technology has also allowed scientist to make new found discoveries about nature. I don't believe technology destroys our relationship with nature. I believe it is our choice that destroys our lack of stewardship with Nature.
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Posted about 2 years ago
Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club
In essence, Laura Snyder is pointing out that we are humans of evolution, adaptation and change. WIth this in mind, we ( the general public) have become lazy in utilizing the full potential of our brains and allow technology to do work for us rather than taking it to the next level and progressing that use. Science has come a long way, but has a long way to go as well. As we are all animals, our humanity has become less connected with the natural wonders around us which I must condone provoke creativity and progression.
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Posted almost 3 years ago
Identity Based on Conditioning (are you really an Individual?)
Identity is an interesting concept. We humans have many of the same attributes, opinions, emotions, and experiences; however, our interpretations differ which is what makes us individuals. I think the answer to your debate is that yes we are individuals because no matter how much our childhood is conditioned we have the capacity to think subjectively for ourselves at a certain age. I hope this makes sense, good debate!
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Posted about 3 years ago
Does life really get better?
Does life get better......I know what your saying when people respond that "life gets better" but I think life can get better. It depends upon how you look at your life. I think life gets better when we stop feeding our ego to want more and come to appreciate the small things in life. I know this sounds a little over said but it is true.
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Posted about 3 years ago
Melinda Gates: Let's put birth control back on the agenda
You make a very good point with self-control; however, you have to realize that women do not always have a choice in optioning the freedom of self-control due to their unfortunate situation whether thats due to culture, religion etc. This is why self-control is not always the answer. In an ideal situation, women might use self-control, but men can be way persuasive and not consider the consequences.
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Posted over 3 years ago
Is History an important subject in school? Or should we be focusing on the future?
Frankly, all of you have good points; however I think there is something missing. History, to some degree is important, but it is typically taught in a memorization manner. Never in my whole educational background was I challenged to reflect or re-evaluate how history works, but rather how much I could retain. This, I think is where we go wrong with learning history.....there is no process of looking at it from a productive perspective. Furthermore, we typically only learn history of our own country but the reality is that history is so universal cause nearly every country is interconnected whether it be through economics, culture, business, finances, goods and services, ecological perspectives. I only remember learning history on war, not of other types of historical subjects. So this is my thought!