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Forum Post: GROWING - As Individuals As a Society - Food 4 Thought.

Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 12, 2012, 2:29 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN
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1st watch the following presentation - there is a lot of information to take in all at once - unless of course you are already somewhat familiar with the subject matter - and then - YES - There is STILL a lot of information to consider.

Why The Self-Help Industry Is An Enormous Failure

As a beforehand critique - Beforehand for you as I have already seen the program once:

It was a very good - perhaps even inspired presentation.

But where as it focuses ( kind of ) on trying to be more extroverted - it talks about empathy more then being introvert/extrovert. I believe that it is a combination of Introvert/Extrovert that needs to be achieved.



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[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8719) 5 years ago

Very interesting, thanks. The point about empathy is well taken. I think lasting change must be based on idealism and spritual expansion, and not simply on wealth equality.

I'm not sure I agree about the self-help movement. I think it has been valid and powerful in it's under-the-radar way, but I won't nit pick here because the overall message is right on.:)

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Yeah - overall a pretty good intro to what empathy is and how it can help others to see the world through other eyes - if they wanted to try.

I myself grew-up trying to understand the world and my place in it and how others saw the world and their place in it.

That is why I made that comment about understanding and using aspects of both introvert/extrovert qualities to understand self and other and the world we live in.

This is all very simplistic and shallow - but I don't want to go diving deep - I just wanted to bring up some good light general food for thought. Sorry.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 5 years ago

I think it was very good! Nothing to be sorry about! It gets to the heart of what we need to do! We are encouraged to see our self-interest as separate from the general interest, but we live on one planet, and so our interests are finally inseperable. Thanks for the post!

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

You Sir are welcome. {:-])

[-] 1 points by highlander (-163) 5 years ago

Excellent artwork. Excellent film. An opportunity to think and reflect before acting. My outlook has certainly changed after 15 years of combined experiences.
But what is the outcome? That is a lot less certain and ensured.

[-] 0 points by UnFriendlyObserverB (-55) 5 years ago

I watched it .. but I think I missed the point..

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Sorry - maybe you need more time - and perhaps a few more viewings. There is an awful lot of information that is presented fairly quickly. And if you are not familiar with the concepts it will be even harder.

[-] 1 points by UnFriendlyObserverB (-55) 5 years ago

I will have to take your word for it DKA.. very talented artist though..