“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.” .. (Noam Chomsky)
I’m going to take that to mean focus. Some books I’ve read that have either helped me focus on goals and be more mindful in my life are:
-The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene - Great book on how power and power relationships can affect your life. Entertaining book with great historical examples of the “laws” taught.
-How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams - Teaches you about failure and persistence.
-Mastery by Robert Greene - Teaches you the steps to mastering something. A lot of which is about focus.
-Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman - Teaches you the psychology of the mind and some fallacies we fall for.
-The Five Elements of Effective Thinkers by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird - I recently bought this book but have yet to read it, but have heard great reviews. The title speaks for itself.
[The order of this list is from books I’ve enjoyed the most to the least] [The underlined ones are pdfs I found within a 15 sec google search but I highly recommend you buy the books]
I do not know if any of these books will necessarily ‘discipline the mind’ but those books did teach me a lot and are very relevant to how to live and think.
Because I feel bad if I don’t reblog…
STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters… S.T..R …
My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.
During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)
They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)
She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.
Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this…
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Remember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.
The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions :
S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..
T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘It is sunny out today’).
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is
1. Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.
2. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
And it could be your own.
First reblog post that actually saves a life.
This is a life-saving post.
the more you know
yeah don’t think that this can’t happen to you or someone you know if they’re young. my cousin’s wife is 33 and she had a stroke last year
I’ve had a stroke. It happens to people, and the more you know about this kind of stuff, the better.Because it could be important to know.
LIVE SAVING. WOOOAHH. REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG
Had a family member almost die of one, so signal boosting because you never know when you could save a life.
My nana has have three strokes in her life. 2 which she almost died from and received a serious brain injury, which she has to go under the knife two times. And recently she had a minor stroke and was diagnosed with virago, so yes reblog this
FAT - Arts & Fashion Week Toronto
Walking for DIODATI SS14 by Luca Galardo
Model Stevo Trann
Oh my god
can you IMAGiNE walking in to something like this?
So my school put on a Silent Disco once, and it was one of the most hilarious experiences of my life. Admittedly it is probably slightly different in that everyone just downloaded a play list and we all tried to start them at the exact same second. But that didn’t work so we all danced to the music and it was fine, but like, people would start dancing crazy for sudden song dynamic shifts that you hadn’t gotten to yet, and just… it was hilarious.
But the best part really is taking your headphones off, especially during a song that everyone knows. Because everyone is singing and yelling to the song and without the music there, they sound like a bunch of drunk, yowling cats. It’s awful and hilarious.
The rest of the world doesn’t have silent discos?
Silent discos are amaaaaaazing. I went to one once and they handed out headphones that were connected to three different DJs, so you could just switch DJs whenever you wanted to. And it’s great because if you ever want to talk to someone you can just take your headphones off and there won’t be loud booming music.
oh my GOD
I CAN’T BELIEVE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT SILENT DISCOS DOES THE REST OF THE WORLD LIVE UNDER A ROCK OR SOMETHING
My friend went to one when he was in England for like a month.
Do I smell a class fundraiser?
OH MY GOD WHY DON’T WE DO THIS
- Ride (Acoustic)
by Lana Del Rey