Areas of Expertise
retired chemical engineer, how to recognize you are indoctrinated in religion, how to begin recovery from indoctrination in religion, understanding US founding fathers, each 1774 & 1787, becoming a human and member of living species
An idea worth spreading
Worldwide, people could think of themselves as human beings and members of the commuity of species--past present and future. Hence, consider common goals, e.g., justice, peace, defense, prosperity, preservation, and the privilege of liberty. Apply without self contradiction the platinum rule with the view that all species live together. Within this transcendent group, lead other associations we choose. For example, Americans could promote the Preamble to the United States Constitution with an annual holiday with celebrations that exceed the 4th of July. Emphasize the accomplishments and remaining work of We the People, as defined in the Preamble. If necessary for budget control, terminate one or two of the existing federal holidays. I suggest Labor Day hoiday become "We the People" holiday and Columbus day become "Constitution hoiday on successive days near September 17.
I'm passionate about
Appreciating people, their privacy, and their peace. Using plain intolerance to discourage violence, abuse, and imposition.
Talk to me about
Viewing social issues with open minds, as opposed to preserving preferences. The struggle to avoid 1) turning your back on reality and 2) self-contradiction.
People don't know I'm good at
Working to understand before forming an opinion and being ready to change on new information or better understanding of existing information. Accepting rejection--the other party may ignore you.
My TED story
Discovered TED by searching for other opinion about the meaning of We the People.