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RAJ PATEL
Posted 3 months ago
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What happened to simplicity? Are they shutting this down? Then say so simply that this feature will be closed. If you changing just the format then say so. This kabuki dance of complexity and fine print is the problem for our country and internationally. The complexity is the way those in the know control huge masses of real knowledge or participation. Used and abused? Is ted profit or non profit corporation? Who are the Gods that be?
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Posted 3 months ago
Does true happiness go beyond the scope of chemical signals in the brain?
You have reached your current place , physical, spiritual, mental by forces that you neither cam know or understand. Your so called freedom is like a citizenship of a nation is circumscribed by time and space. You are no body even though you pretend you are somebody. All great religions have come to that conclusion. Science has reached that conclusion. But in finality their conclusions are concept in time and space that has no value in the universe. Neurons in our brain like electrons in almost every matter has impact but no destination like everything else that exists.
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Posted 3 months ago
Does the Olympics segregate countries by creating competitive environments or does it connect the world together in one event?
Olympic in the current form should be abolished. Just handful of countries gets all the medals. These countries can afford to spend billions to train their athletes that most countries do not have. Olympic should be for Individual athlete without involvement of any directly or indirectly paid trainers. Members countries should put money in the one pot to meet the expenses of athletes travel, accommodation etc, Games that cost millions of dollars to set up should be eliminated since that will not have in participatory values for average person.
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Posted 3 months ago
What messages are in our media beyond the obvious?
Bradley: Is there a conspiracy like organized crime. Answer is no. When Martin Luther said, Thou shall be known by thy fruits. Did he had deliberate maliciousness in pronouncing so. No. But was there affirmation of practices that were harmful to the least among us. Yes. Did Luther meant deliberate ill will to the peasants. No.However it gave cover to workers abuse through Industrial revolution. Media preaches welfare of all and perhaps they truly believe it. The former Treasury secretary Geithner said in his recent book that helping rich banks and not average home owners do not look from fairness point of view. However banks needed to be saved to have system work. To give money to homeowners to pay for the loans seemed right but was not realistic. So it goes. Average person like us find impossible to come out with winning definition and the way. Those in a power by shear strength of their position wins the argument as long as that gang holds the power. If I gain the power can I solve your major apprehension. Answer is no. It is well said observer changes the nature of the object observed by observing it. Second is that nature of the problem and perspective changes by change of vintage point of the person observing.
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Posted 3 months ago
What messages are in our media beyond the obvious?
Bradley: This is Branding and Marketing ABC, If you are saying that there is no ulterior motive besides making profit, you have a point, However we as a society lack a moral compass that suggest boundaries defining practices that are conductive to free democratic society. We fought cold war suggesting that communist practices are harmful and we ended up imitating them. The idea Peter Drucker suggested that corporation should have welfare of stockholders, employees and society is lost.
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Posted 3 months ago
Is the singularity inevitable and if so then what's the point?
Universe has no sense of right or wrong. After five billion years the thing got created that can talk like we do here. Either we all get destroyed or replaced or made like ants in a colonies, it has no meaning beyond that it exist. We are living in best times a rare combinations of forces has brought us here. Our fate or travails are non events except like you got stomach upset it is a event for you. One mass of clump of matter reacting to other mass that is all it is. we will play the game designed for us at a point in time and place. To ascribe a meaning to it is futile exercise.
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Posted 3 months ago
What messages are in our media beyond the obvious?
Make money. People are ignorant and can be led to believe things they want us to believe once we trust the brand. We are better than rest of the world. Within that we are better than people with different ideas. They created liberal and conservatives to give context. In reality there are only rich and poor. They are arbiters of right and wrong. There job is to keep us with limited knowledge according to them.
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Posted 4 months ago
What is comfort? When does a person reach a state of utmost comfort physically, spiritually and psychologically?
Your disposition in profit or loss, victory or defeat is neutral, You have a point of view and side but if alternate happens you accept it without feeling down or dejected. That is one way. Secondly vista of your mind expands as you see your self just a part of ever larger space. The melting away of existence into larger one. Ultimately you do not say you are part of universe but are universe. Not in arrogant sense but as you say your finder are you. Jesus says wind and wave be still..here he means how he sees himself. In Buddhism they call, :one is accomplished.