Alfred Otto

Wingo, KY, United States

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I am human.

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Education, Reading, Music.

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Alfred Otto
Posted almost 4 years ago
Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity
This is my own personal opinion, but Mr. Ferguson forgot a couple of the most important "apps". those apps are freedom and the education of the masses. Freedom meant that you had the right to tell the government that you were not happy with the way they were running things without getting your head chopped off. Freedom to have a say in how taxes were spent. Freedom to tell your boss at work that you don't have to work for slave wages without being kicked out of a house that you didn't own. Education should have been the top app. instead barely got a mention. Education allows people to make smarter choices that affect their future and their children's future. it is a compound affect that gets bigger and bigger as time goes by. the reasons for the decline of western civilization is quite simple. the people who run corporations and have the largest portion of the wealth have been degrading the public education system for the last 50 years. and at the same time taking away our personal freedoms. The right' to protest and strike for better wages and working conditions through collective bargaining. Also our elections have become more and more fraught with corruption and allegations of impropriety. The banking institutions are are so corrupt people are afraid to put their hard earned money into them. as for free trade that is a myth perpetrated by the rich to play the working classes off against each other. there is not free trade between countries where one guy makes $30.00 per hour and the other guy makes $30.00 a month. you can use any argument you want I won't swallow that horse####.
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Alfred Otto
Posted about 4 years ago
Do you think we our programming are children right from the day they are born?
Child raising can be put into very simple terms. your job as the parent is to guide your child down the road of developement. teaching them were the edges of the road are. teach them to read the road signs so they know where they are going. provide a good roadmap of all the streets and highways. hold onto them until they demonstrate a proficiency in negotiating the road then let go and hope they remember which way to turn when you are no longer in the car with them. As for the rest, only they should decide which road to take in life, and make there own roadmap for their kids. if you try and stay in the car to long you will only make them unsafe drivers that worry over whether they are making the right choice or whether you will approve of what they are doing. If they have a little accident pick them up dust them off put them back in the car. sorry for the car reference professional driver.
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Alfred Otto
Posted about 4 years ago
Wealth and power have been our conventional measures of success. What definition will better sustain us now and how can we move into it?
Anita: First let me say that your mother is not a failure. she brought into this world and raised you with enough sense to ask this question of yourself, and indeed to the world. so you tell her kudos from me. next I am not sure if we can change from a capitlistic wealth driven society. at least I don't see it happening in the near future. What we can do is try to correct some of the things that is wrong with our current system of wealth and power. I have read most of the comments on here from individuals such as James Walker, Andrea Walstrom, etc. some of the things they discussed like Henry Ford, Edison, and the Industrial revolution, are only tangents in the bigger picture of a society moving forward and evolving. We humans are so immature in the big scheme of things. I think for the moment if we just put some guidelines on what we can and cannot do to measure success we will do just fine. some of those guidelines that should be put into place are education for everyone who wants it. stop teaching to the slowest person in our class rooms. All the wealth should not be allowed to pile up at one end of the spectrum (what does 1 person need with a 100 billion dollars?) that's hoarding! My mother used to make these amazing cinnamon rolls when i was a child. I always wanted to eat them all at once. but she said if I did that then I would make myself sick, and she was right. to much of anything is bad for you, even if it's good. the same can be said for business and capitalism. A little goes a long way. and rampant runaway capitalism makes our society sick. It becomes a cancer that feeds on itself with greed and coruption running rampant. starving the base of society till it all comes tumbling to the ground. For those at the top with all the money if you would just give some of that largess to causes that further human education, and ease the suffering of those that no longer have, you too will be a success at being a human being.