Instant Gratification-The Trap That Avoids Building Real Wealth

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Instant gratification is wanting everything now, and its converse is deferred gratification. Low impulse control provides short term satisfaction but causes long term chaos, imbalance, and personal failure, while high impulse control causes short term dissatisfaction but provides long term order, balance, and personal success. Here are some classic examples of how the impulse of […]

Biggest Challenge Humanity is Facing Right Now

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Here are all the answers I have received on twitter for the following question: “What do you think is the biggest challenge that humanity is facing right now?” Thank you everybody, who contributed with their answers. A special thank you goes to Katie Reeves, who was interested in some of the answers and made this […]

Give Me The Earth Plus 5% – Part II

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Goldsmiths from other towns became curious about his activities and one day they called to see him. He told them what he was doing, but was very careful to emphasize the need for secrecy. If their plan was exposed, the scheme would fail, so they agreed to form their own secret alliance. Each returned to […]

Freedom – Emancipation from Matter

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Both human development and the evolution of life share another significant trend – a journey towards greater freedom from physical constraints. Some early evolutionary examples of increasing degrees of freedom are the processes by which living systems obtained energy. Evolutionary biologists believe that early living cells used simple fermentation. These bacteria broke sugar molecules down […]