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As a part of Generation X, Y or Z your mission is to be excellent. In order to do that you need two things, you need the thinking technique and you need the insights into what is intelligence for each of Generations X, Y and Z. Your creative thinking journey depends on how much time you spend practicing, and how often you practice, the thinking technique.
Some ideas about your mission:
Learn to code software as soon as is possible. Learn as many computer programming languages as you can. Practice writing code and practice writing software. Being able to program the machines is a lifeskill that is hard to beat.
Learn the principles of formal and mathematical logic and apply the logical operators to every decision you make. Weave the logic into your thinking technique and begin to synthesise decision science from first principles.
Innovation is a variation or a version of something that already exists and its novelty is that it is brought to market to solve a problem. Track innovations and as you learn and as you think, you will find that you are innovating while you are thinking.
Invention is a new solution to a problem, whether existent or future; and its novelty is that it changes the way in which things are done by solving the problem it solves. Track inventions and as you learn and as you think, you will find that you are inventing while you are thinking.
Immerse yourself in the world around you, immerse yourself in your books and your internet, immerse yourself in your reality and immerse yourself in the fantasy and sci-fi worlds that exist everywhere. Let your imagination be the one thing that you depend on to drive your creative thinking.
Imagine that you can be whatever you want to be and you will realise it by sheer dint of your effort. The more you believe in your own ability to achieve excellence, the closer you will move to your objective. There is power in your imagination. Unleash it. THINK
At First Glance
The path of the righteous soul is often besieged by devils. This is what we have been taught over the years. That, to do good and to be good, one must be prepared to encounter and wage war against the enemies of good. That is the proponents of evil. It is easy to see evil things and forces at work. The misery of human suffering is legend, the world over. This is a depressing thing with which to start a book like this. But truisms are what they are; and the forces of good must endeavour to be ahead of the race at all times or else humanity itself will fall.
Are you a force for good? Are you someone whose work and efforts will lift the tide for all other boats? Will your spirit and intentions, earnest as they are be enough to stand you in good stead for the journey along the path of the righteous soul? We have to ask these questions now, because what we have devised is a system for young people to achieve success in all that they do, simply by doing good and by being good. That is not to say that life is all about nosey parkers with nothing better to do than interfere with other people. That is not to say that there is no place for evil in the world.
But we must be certain, that you are a force for good if you are to continue on this learning adventure with us. That being said, welcome, welcome to the start of the rest of your life. Every character of every word here is alive and they pulse with the lifeblood of your youth, your innocence and your enthusiasm. To begin let us first ask each if we can trust that each other is committed to this process and to the future of this adventure? Are you? I am. Who am I? I am a spritely soul called Avishkar and I will be your guide on this journey. Let us say then, that we have become friends.
Where are you? In all realities you are at a crossroad in your life, why? Because each and every one of us is at a cross road in our lives, at all times. We make choices and we have to live with the consequences of those choices, but we are free beings that are able to determine our future paths on the basis of association and as such we make choices and we choose to associate with that which gives us happiness, or rather the most happiness in a sad world. It’s not fun being a teenager, it’s not a laugh being a young adult, it’s not easy being a young parent and it’s not a joke to be a young person with the weight of the world on your shoulders.
So how can we help? Simply by guiding you through the journey of acquiring the wisdom to discern intelligence from groupthink. By guiding you along the discovery of your place as a member of generations X, Y or Z. By guiding you in your understanding of the future that you will nurture in generation Alpha. By focusing your understanding of the purpose of your life. By harnessing your goodness to become a beacon of hope in your own existences. By nudging you in the direction of a good quality of life. And finally, by helping you to determine your own mission for the rest of your soon to be adult life.
Take this step, embark on this adventure and join us as we explore the realms of intelligence for generations X, Y and Z.
In the struggle for survival, the person who is strongest in the competition, who holds their own and wins out against all other contenders is usually the one whom thrives. Is this intelligence? Are we programmed to excel in order to beat the competition? Are we determined to exceed expectations in order to survive to thrive? Or is competition, the struggle for survival, natural selection and survival of the fittest simply herd behaviour, that works more like groupthink than real intelligence?
Consider for a moment, your friend has the latest and greatest pair of sneakers; and as such is considered to an on-trend individual. In order to compete with this friend, do you get yourself another pair of the latest and greatest sneakers? Or do you get yourself a pair of flip-flops and save your money? In the race to be the on-trend and ahead-of-trend influencers, young people do strange things. But following trends and being fashionable is less about making intelligent choices and more about being socially acceptable.
Five steps to attune your intelligence for success:
STEP 1: Disassociate yourself from the obsessions of the 5 C’s. Clothes, Credit, Cellphones, Cars and Cash. These are the 5 pillars of the consumer economy and are used to dumb down society so that people don’t think, they just consume. Step back from social media. Do not become antisocial but rather start to question the motives behind every post. Liberate yourself from your spending profile, you are not what you consume. You are what you think for yourself. INTELLIGENCE.
SETP 2: Disassociate yourself from evil people. You know exactly what and whom I’m talking about. The smokers, the drinkers, the druggies, the gamblers, the womanisers, the area boys, the oloshos and the ashewos. Stay away from people who have drug dealers on their speed dial. Don’t get caught up in the drama of the cheap and the nasty, the flimsy and the fickle, the sad and the pathetic. Elevate yourself by associating with what matters most in your life; and reframe your existence so that you are not in contact with evil. INTELLIGENCE.
STEP 3: Disassociate yourself from bad choices and from incorrect decisions by choosing to prioritise yourself and your survival ahead of the offers of easy rides, freebies and soft options. When you choose to prioritise yourself, you are choosing to enable yourself to be what you want to be – without being dragged into the nonsense of other people’s problems. Distinguish yourself by maximizing your opportunities and by realizing your potential. Set yourself apart from the rest. INTELLIGENCE.
STEP 4: Associate with adults that have made responsible choices and decisions and learn from their life lessons. Yes, they stopped wasting money and bought a house, now they have a home for their family and they are secure. Life lesson learnt. Yes, they stayed employed for extended periods of time, they now have a decent pension and security for their retirement. Life lesson learnt. Yes, they put their children in good schools and now their children are going to university. Life lesson learnt. INTELLIGENCE.
STEP 5: Associate with activities that make you feel good about yourself. Whether it’s a hobby or a pastime that encourages you to think creatively or strategically or whether it’s a personal activity or something done in a group. Positive affirmations come from doing things that make you happy and make you feel good about yourself. This is the conditioning that you need to balance the pH of your righteous soul as it were. Reaffirm your goodness, reinforce your self-worth continuously. INTELLIGENCE.
Think. Literally spend time letting your mind wander in the diffuse state, then gather your thoughts in the focused state and think. Your mind exists in these two states, diffuse; where everything seems randomly connected, and focused; where everything is logically connected. Relax, sit quietly, breathe deeply and think. Let your breathing be your guide as you relax into a diffuse state and let your mind wander. As you think, you will collect various ideas and thoughts, that may seem random, that is fine. Now inhale deeply and gather your collections of ideas and thoughts and sort through them, in a focused and deeply concentrated manner. Think. Let your breathing be your guide as you discern your conclusion.
If you want your intelligence to lead your life, rather than the groupthink that herds you along with the rest; you need to practice this thinking technique everyday for a while, the more you do it the longer you will spend doing it; it works almost like meditation, except in meditation, the subconscious mind is in control. This thinking technique is an active thinking process that works with the conscious mind and as such you will naturally think about things from your life. Try it. Think, don’t simply react to social media stimulation; or just bleat “yes” with the rest of the herd.
Some thoughts about intelligence:
- Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat – Ernest Bevin
- Cleverness is not wisdom – Euripides
- A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience – Oliver Wendell Holmes
- No-one is mediocre who has good sense and good sentiments – Joseph Joubert
- The brave impetuous heart yields everywhere to the subtle contriving head – Matthew Arnold
So, you have your first assignment. Thinking. It’s a skill that you will improve with time and with steadfast practice. I urge you to consider everything in this way, to think about everything you do and everything you choose by invoking this thinking technique. Diffuse and Focused. Diffuse and Focused. Diffuse and Focused. Allow yourself to make reasoned decisions for yourself by considering all of the implications of what you are deliberating. Feed off this creative thinking process with exercises in choosing your personal associations carefully.
Your intelligence is the most valuable asset you have, and by improving it, through thinking exercises, you will be able to make smart choices that benefit you in the long run and which stand you in good stead in the here and now. Do not ever compromise your position to help another improve theirs. There is no merit in self-sacrifice or self-sabotage. Think. There is always a solution that benefits you directly, without harming you in any way. That is your first task, THINK!
- Children in the 1970’s
- Teenagers in the 1980’s
- Young Adults in the 1990’s
- Young Parents in the 2000’s
- Digital Migrants
Generation X, born between 1965 and 1980, grew up in a fast-paced world. Space exploration was a reality. Satellites were a reality. Men on the moon were a reality. The transition from the 1960’s to the 2020’s has been steady with a great many innovations along the way. Televisions went colour, then flat screened, then thin. The media that information was stored and shared on went from magnetic tape to thumbdrives and the information age was born without a nuclear devastation.
Generation X today is between 42 and 57 years old and is well into parenthood. There is a thing in statistics called the normal distribution, and the normal distribution says that the majority of Generation X is in well into parenthood. This means that discerning the intelligence needed by Generation X is a complex matter, given that they have the care of Generation Z and Generation Alpha in their hands. It’s not just about what they need for themselves, but rather what they need for their families.
Five steps to attune Generation X for success:
STEP 1: Save. Generation X is facing retirement and there is no time left. Save. Every single cent. Stop wasting money, stop spending on unnecessary things, stop indulging your lifestyle diseases and stop living as there is no tomorrow. Tomorrow is a certainty and for the sake of the little ones in your life, you need to save, save, save. If you don’t have a pension or retirement annuity; you need to buy a savings annuity and save as much as is possible. At this point choose aggressive, high technology equity funds; because you have limited time to retirement.
STEP 2: Stop fighting. Generation X grew up believing that people in relationships fought with each other about the details of their relationships. Whether a familial relationship or a marital relationship, Generation X has been in flight or fight mode for a very long time. Stop fighting. Make every effort to carefully and considerately negotiate every disagreement. The added stress of arguing and fighting takes years off your life instantly. This applies to your interactions with your children as well, there is no point making enemies out of loved ones.
STEP 3: Exercise. Nothing in life is more important for Generation X than exercise. Walk, run, train, use the gym or the great outdoors. Exercise will add years to your life that stress and toxins have depleted. Intensive cardio workouts, intensive weight training and all of the peripherals like spinning and yoga. Try everything at least once and become comfortable with what feels best and what gets your heart pumping and your body sweating to enable the exercise to literally save your life.
STEP 4: Spend quality time with your children. As much as is possible, spend every available minute with your children; nurture, vivify and inculcate their values and priorities. Breed winners whom take life by the scruff of the neck and bend it to their will. Enthuse your children with the remedies of exercise and competitive sport, encourage them to enjoy mucking in on the sports field at school. Regardless of their aptitudes force your children to learn to code software. They must learn as many computer programming languages as they can.
STEP 5: Care for your elderly. The ancestral link is tenuous and taking care of your elderly is the best way to ensure that your children know from where they have come and on what basis they got here. Ensure that mother tongue languages are learnt and that children and grandparents converse in these mother tongue languages regularly. Preserve your culture and your traditions, they bind you to the soil and the sea; and carry on the pride of your forebears through your children.
Generation X remembers a time of blackboards and chalk, of paper and pen, of exercise books and handwritten homework; but today everything is digital. Where once the digital watch and the digital calculator were the fascinating inventions, today everything is connected to your WiFi and everything is seamlessly synchronizing with each other. Software, Hardware and Firmware dance together in a magical pantomime that rules the essence of daily life. So, embrace it.
Intelligence for Generation X is about how your thinking adapts to the added facilities provided by the internet of things. Using the thinking technique from the previous chapter, imagine that your mind is a device in your home ecosystem. It is connected to your home WiFi. Now let the diffuse state go and wander as you synchronise with every other device in your home ecosystem.
Collect the ideas and thoughts and slowly, gently, while breathing constantly, deeply; gather yourself and drift into the focused state, as you rationalise the connections between your mind and you home ecosystem, connected to the WiFi… Breathe… What do you see? What do you hear? Now practice this thinking technique until you see your mind working with every other device.
Some thoughts about respect:
- Too often a sense of loyalty depends on admiration, and if we can’t admire, it is difficult to be loyal – Aimee Buchanan
- Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within – Steven H Coogler
- Having the courage to live within one’s means is respectability – Benjamin Disraeli
- He that respects not is not respected – George Herbert
- Things hard to come by are much esteemed – Latin Proverb
The reason we speak of respect at this time is that respect is the most valuable commodity for Generation X. They are soon to be the elders in society and soon they will be carriers of heritage and all that comes with that. Their lives now are built on respect and have been for some time. It’s not just respect for your elders and for society and the rule of law; but respect for each other and the status that people have having worked, saved and paid their taxes all these years. This respect is the cornerstone of the intelligence needed by Generation X. For most of Generation X, respect is intelligence.
- Children in the 1980’s
- Teenagers in the 1990’s
- Young Adults in the 2000’s
- Young Parents in the 2010’s
- Digital Adopters
Generation Y, born between 1980 and 2000, grew up in the superage of consumerism and packaged experiences that blended one activity with the next and one product with the next, in a seamless manner that inculcated the virtue of selfishness and imbued the principle of winner take all. This timeframe was fraught with all sorts of conflicts in the world, the end of cold war, the beginning of the liberal era when sexual orientation became fluid and acceptably so; and the development of a hatred of work.
Generation Y today is between 22 and 42 years old and is well into adulthood. Yes, some portion of Generation Y is into parenthood, but the majority of Generation Y is in the young adult phase of life. What is intelligence for Generation Y? Generation Y adopted the digital era, they transitioned from the paper and pen to the iPad, they adjusted to the change from a pulse/tone dial landline to a HD smartphone and they succumbed to the pleasure of streaming video on demand. Generation Y is not beholden to technology, they are adept at using it but will survive on a deserted island without it.
Five steps to attune Generation Y for success:
STEP 1: Cherish your life. Do not do anything that compromises your life in any way. Do not do anything that harms your life in any way. Your life is between the old and the new, your transition to the information age is an ongoing thing, you must focus your energies on self-preservation.
STEP 2: Disregard politics. Politics is a scam, set in motion to defraud the public good. Disregard it as being nonsensical, pay it no heed and give it no time. You want to be in business and you want to be in the business of technology. Whatever you do with your life, do it with purpose and sincerity.
STEP 3: Worship a God. Choose any God that resonates with your personality, and worship that God with all your might and may. There is no religion in this, it is simply the worship of a God, a deity that transcends physical humanity, I am not saying that you must join a cult or a religion. Simply groove the ascription of respect and importance for an otherworldly being into your life rituals.
STEP 4: Do not love yourself more than others. Yes, be selfish. But do not be narcissistic. You are not your own God, you are not your own saviour, you are not your own guardian – do not allow your selfishness to turn into a self-harming adulation of one’s own excellence – allow others to praise you, don’t praise yourself.
STEP 5: Give generously of your time to people who agree with your beliefs. This is a fundamental thing if you want to build a solid foundation for your life. Provide positive affirmations to these people and draw reassurance from their social interaction. It may sound silly, but it will be the best thing that you do in terms of harmonizing the flow of energy in your life.
Some thoughts by Ayn Rand about selfishness:
- An irrational morality, a morality set in opposition to man’s nature, to the facts of reality and to the requirements of man’s survival, necessarily forces men to accept the belief that there is an inevitable clash between the moral and the practical – that they must choose either to be virtuous or to be happy, to be idealistic or to be successful, but they cannot be both.
- Since men are born tabula rasa, both cognitively and morally, a rational man regards strangers as innocent until proven guilty, and grants them that initial goodwill in the name of their human potential.
- In psychological terms, the issue of man’s survival does not confront his consciousness as an issue of “life or death”, but as an issue of “happiness or suffering”.
- Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage – the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry.
- The two great values to be gained from social existence are: knowledge and trade. Man is the only species that can transmit and expand his store of knowledge from generation to generation; the knowledge potentially available to man is greater than any one man could begin to acquire in his own lifespan; every man gains an incalculable benefit from the knowledge discovered by others. The second great benefit is the division of labour: it enables a man to devote his effort to a particular field of work and to trade with others who specialise in other fields. This form of co-operation allows all men who take part in it to achieve a greater knowledge, skill and productive return on their effort than they could achieve if each had to produce everything he needs, on a desert island or on a self-sustaining farm.
If there is one thing that I could instill in the lives of Generation Y, it is to be selfish and to pursue their own objectives. This sounds strange in world, where everyone has problems and needs help. But for Generation Y to be what it is ultimately going to have to be, it needs to be populated with selfish people who pursue their own ends. The thinking technique for Generation Y, building on the previous two, is to imagine that you have a remote control in your mind to control all of the devices in your ecosphere. Practice. By prioritizing your own interests, you will unleash the potential of your mind.
Relax, allow yourself to enter the diffuse state of thinking; breathe, wander and gather yourself into the focused state of thinking and now, take hold of the remote control in your mind and begin to program the devices in the ecosystem. Establish a rhythm and flow, a harmony and a nature which allows for the seamless synchronicity of all of the devices. As you do this consider that the purpose is to establish your mind as the primary device, that is the control centre from which all else operates. This is a very selfish endeavour and for Generation Y, selfishness is intelligence.
- Children in the 2000’s
- Teenagers in the 2010’s
- Young Adults in the 2020’s
- Young Parents in the 2030’s
- Digital Natives
Generation Z, born between 2000 and 2020; is growing up in a turbulent time. For the majority of their lives the world has been at war against terrorism and undemocratic regimes. Militancy is a norm and social media is not a new thing – it has been there all along. The smartphone is an extension of the hand, and navigating the world has never been easier. There is something called AirBnB. Generation Z lives in another universe to that of the Baby Boomers (prior to Generation X). Generation Z’s adaptation to changing technology is exponential and changing every day.
Generation Z today is between 2 and 22 years old and is loving the growing up experience. It is filled with wonder and delight. There is no end to the possibilities and the frontiers of science and technology are ever expanding. Everyday new inventions are brought to market all over the world in a manner that demands rapid adaptation from whomever wants to participate in the “new” and the “now”. We are talking about school children working with laptops and wireless internet to connect their rural school with first world educational content from another country. We are talking about the global village realized.
Five steps to attune Generation Z for success:
STEP 1: Say “Thank You”. For everything in your life; say, “Thank You”. The sacrifices of the many who have gone before to enable the flourishing of a technology rich today deserve appreciation. Nothing in life is free and many people have given their lives to innovation and inventing so that the world today and tomorrow could be so easily understood. Being grateful for your life is important.
STEP 2: Practice logical operations. Learn the principles of formal and mathematical logic and practice the principles of this in every decision you make. In the future “decision science” is the biggest and most profitable business. Learn the fundamentals of decision making. This is non-negotiable. Stay away from people who “trust their gut” – that’s just them being guided or led by their sicknesses.
STEP 3: Produce don’t just consume. Produce things and information, don’t just consume products, services and stimulations – be a net producer of content, don’t share your life with weirdos on the internet, but use your creativity to imagine the future and it will come to you with the greatest of ease. Do inspiring things to lift the mood of the people who trail behind.
STEP 4: Compete. Don’t just play games. Plan, strategise, organise and compete to win. There is no room in life for mediocrity, there is no tolerance for failure, do not allow setbacks to define your experience and do not allow sicknesses to guide or lead your life. Compete, in everything that you do, strive to be the best, and to do so with integrity, legitimacy and credibility. You have to liberate yourself from the silent consumer syndrome which has been concocted to dumb society into poverty. Arise and act.
STEP 5: Eschew shameful things. Do not do anything that brings shame onto yourself, your family, your home, your community or your existences. Do not associate with anything that is shameful in any way whatsoever. This means respecting the rights of every other person and not causing them to suffer in shame through your actions.
Some thoughts about gratitude:
- No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks – St. Ambrose
- Gratitude: A lively sense of future benefit – French Definition
- Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others – Cicero
- One can never pay in gratitude, one can only pay in kind somewhere else in life – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
- Gratitude is the fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people – Samuel Johnson
The thinking techniques of the previous chapters are developed further by the involvement of logical operators, as your mind wanders allow the “yes” and “no”, the “on” and “off”, the “positive” and “negative” to be symbolized by logical operators, allow your ideas and thoughts to populate with these symbols and as you gather yourself into the focused state, rationalise the logic until you arrive at the ultimate reality. Breathe, focus and think. For Generation Z, gratitude is intelligence.
The Thinking Technique:
Sit, calm, clear your thoughts, breathe, breathe deeply, breathe evenly, breathe, become so aware of your breathing that you can feel and hear your own heartbeat, breathe, be aware of your body, now relax, breathe, calm, stop worrying about your body, breathe, relax, let your mind take over the situation, breathe…
Let your mind wander in a diffuse state, randomly collecting ideas and thoughts, connecting things that seemingly have nothing to do with each other, breathe, leave your mind to wander, now imagine that your mind is a device in your home ecosystem, connected by WiFi to all of the other devices, synchronise your mind with the other devices, breathe…
Let your mind wander in a diffuse state, as you synchronise it with all other things that exist in your life, connecting it in a vast neural network that is entirely pervasive. Now grasp for yourself a remote control in your mind, breathe, and program all other devices to obey your mind, still wandering in a diffuse state, breathe…
Now begin to gather your collection of ideas, thoughts, your ecosystem of devices and your remote control which mastered all other devices for your mind, and apply the logical operators of “yes” and “no”, “go” and “stop”, “up” and “down” to your thoughts, breathe, gather yourself into a focused state and rationalise your thinking, breathe… What is your ultimate conclusion? What appears to you in your mind? Is it discernible, is it relevant? Keep practicing. THINK!
What can be said of the future? The oldest generation Alpha’s are just 2 years old and already their whole lives have been defined by a lockdown as a result of a pandemic that has swept the world. Social distancing is a norm not a learnt behaviour. Wearing a mask and sanitizing at every opportunity is a sine qua non for social interaction. Governments are spending heavily on vaccinations while chasing the demon-myth of herd immunity.
Collectivisation is on the rise as nations attempt to survive an impossible onslaught of a disease that doesn’t want to go away. Individual liberties have been thrown aside as committees of ministers stateplan the economies and activities of life, including the economic reconstruction of societies torn apart by the COVID pandemic. Everywhere that relies on the Chinese economy has been hit by this pandemic and is borrowing furiously to stay apace with the rate of vaccination required. This is the dystopia into which Generation Alpha has been born.
Generation Alpha will be:
- Children in the 2020’s
- Teenagers in the 2030’s
- Young Adults in the 2040’s
- Young Parents in the 2050’s
- Digitally Augmented
Generation Alpha will grow up in a world where technology and humanity are fused together and where all people are androids. The leap for genetic engineering and microelectronic technology has already been made. We are at the future that was foretold by the sci-fi fantasists. Already we have people that have been cloned with microelectronics operating their persons. Soon we will have no diseases, no sicknesses, no bad habits and no failures. The age of wonder is upon us and we can certainly begin to realise the prosperity of our potential in this generation Alpha.
In a world free of prejudice and hate that is governed by competition without delusion, by integrity without sarcasm and by industriousness without crime; the role of the human being or human android is to create the future. Innovation and Invention is a way of life, with everyone being adept at solving problems through creative thinking. The Thinking Technique described in the previous chapter is a great tool for problem solving and the more you practice it, the more you will be able to think creatively.
Five steps to attune Generation Alpha for success:
STEP 1: Money Talks. The only relic of the old world that makes it into the future is money. It is the only thing which envalues a person’s labour and envalues the products of a person’s labour. Naturally we have moved beyond electronic banking, virtual currencies and blockchains. We now deal in digital currencies that are exchanged from device to device seamlessly. Everything has a price. Everyone has to work. Everybody must get paid.
STEP 2: The singularity is here, embrace it. We have reached the point where technological advancement has enabled the human race to ensure its own survival in perpetuity through invention. You will dream in code, you will act in metaphysical terms and you will be at one with your ecosystem. You are the future.
STEP 3: Don’t eat or drink anything unhealthy. The perfect human android will be resilient against disease, but you cannot introduce unhealthy things into your diet. Simply design your eating and drinking habits to exclude any and all unhealthy things.
STEP 4: Create. In everything that you do, seek to create yourself in the products of your labour, this will ensure that you are perpetuated in the human android race. Do not simply copy and paste, that is not creation, rather think, breathe and create. Yes, it is necessary to sow your personality into your work so that your work reflects your existences.
STEP 5: Breed. Do everything possible to have large families, relocate to small towns and small cities, to rural villages and the jungle, decentralise the distribution of the global population, industrialise where there is no industrialization. The world can accommodate many billions of people, just not all in the same city.
Some thoughts about money:
- Capital is to the progress of society what gas is to a car – James Truslow Adams
- Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises – Aristotle
- No social system will bring us happiness, health and prosperity unless it is inspired by something greater than materialism – Clement R Attlee
- Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant – P T Barnum
- There is no dignity quite so impressive and independence quite so important as living within your means – Calvin Coolidge
Some critical questions for Generation Alpha:
- How many clones of your person are in existence?
- What are their statuses?
- Where are they?
- How many times have you been replicated today?
- In terms of Competition, Struggle for Survival, Natural Selection and Survival of the Fittest; are you succeeding?
- What percentage of the population do you represent?
- Are you perfect?
- Are you happy?
What Is The Purpose?
To be obvious about it, a purpose is a reason for being, a reason for doing and a reason for existing. Each person has their own purpose and the only way to arrive at the conclusion of what is the purpose is to engage in the thinking technique for a long time, and on many occasions, so that the purpose you determine is specific to your own situation and existence. Saying you are doing something for a reason, that is motivated by your own ends, does not explain the purpose of your actions. You need to be clear with yourself about what you are intending to achieve in the ultimate reckoning.
The purpose of the nuclear weapons of the 1940’s was to achieve peace and the end of the 2nd world war. It is a strange purpose that mankind destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki simply to make a point and force the Japanese to surrender. If the Japanese had had similar weapons systems, would they have retaliated with nuclear bombs on American cities? If Germany had possessed nuclear weapons of comparable scale, would they have blitzed Paris and London off the map? The fact is that the purpose of the nuclear weapons was to achieve peace and since then it has become to deter war. Purposes change, purposes always change.
Five steps to attune your purpose for success:
STEP 1: Your purpose is your own purpose. Someone else will have another purpose, it will not be the same as your purpose. You cannot superimpose the realities of one person on another person. The nature/nurture argument makes this clear, each individual is unique and unlike every other individual. In finding your purpose, ask yourself what you want to achieve, then practice the thinking technique.
STEP 2: Seek Perfection. In your endeavours always seek perfection. This guide is not for everyone. It is for the young people who have the ambition to be excellent, not by fraud and deceit, but through integrity and hard work. Seek perfection in your solutions, in your thinking and in your dealings with other people, let it not be said that you are lacking in your scruples and your determination.
STEP 3: Be fearless. Disassociate yourself from cowardice and cowardly behaviour, disassociate yourself from cowards and the cowardly class. Stand up for what is right and what is appropriate and protect the ideals of a liberal democratic society. Do not allow the fear of the unknown to sway your resolve, be resolute in your endeavours so that the determination of your purpose resounds in all that you do.
STEP 4: Maximise opportunities. At every turn there are opportunities presented to you that are for you to exploit and benefit from, maximise these opportunities and make of them the best that you can. Every chance you have for achievement must be pursued with vigour and confidence. This confidence comes from the firm nature of your purpose.
STEP 5: Do not emulate complainers. Some people just complain about everything. Do not emulate them in any way. Their complaining is a statement of their inability to cope with the reality of their lives, don’t get caught up in their nonsense. Stay away from complainers. Emulate people who have solutions, which they discern from creative thinking. Practice the thinking technique often.
Some thoughts about purpose:
- The purpose of life is to believe, to hope and to strive – Indira Gandhi
- A purpose is the eternal condition of success – Theodore T Munger
- Purpose is what gives life a meaning – Charles Henry Parkhurst
- The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder – a wait, a nothing, a no man – Thomas Carlyle
- Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best – David O McKay
Some types of purpose:
In the diagram, there are four types of purpose. These are not the only types of purpose, but for this discussion they will do quite nicely. In the first block we have “Do Good”, this raises the question, “Who Benefits?”. In the second block we have “Learn”, which raises the question, “What is True?”. In the third block we have “Trade Profitably”, which raises the question, “Do I have Integrity?”. In the fourth block we have “Win”, and that raises the question, “Is it Just?”.
The questions of “Who Benefits?”, “What is True?”, “Do I have Integrity?” and “Is it Just?” are reasonable questions to pose in the face of the chosen purposes. But what is significant is that these four purposes flow into one another just as the questions lead into one another. So, if you start by wanting to “Do Good”, you will progress to “Learn”, to “Trade Profitably” and to “Win” in a seamless manner. This is what we mean by purposes always change. It is because of this that you can only arrive at the determination of your purpose by engaging in the thinking technique, for a while and quite often.
In a world that is changing rapidly, with the global village proving that a cough in one country could mean a pandemic for everyone, and with poverty at a ridiculous level the world over; what humanity needs now is hope. Hope that we will strive for that innovation that enables economic prosperity for a great many people. Hope that we will live with values that tolerate diversity and uplift the downtrodden everywhere. Hope that we will believe in the prosperity of our potential and achieve that great perfection of which we are capable.
Some areas in which we need hope:
What hope we have had for honourable politics is long since forgotten. The great heroes of the liberation struggles have long since been replaced by kleptocrats and junket wonks. The great free societies of Europe and the European colonies-turned-republics have slid into a social welfare trap that has bred a malaise which threatens all civilization. The indolence of the secure few is costing the many their freedom. We need hope that Democracy Will Thrive!
The dignity of work and thus the economic wherewithal to survive and thrive is a right that has long gone untended. We need to encourage people to work profitably wherever they can, to work without exploitation of their persons or labour and to work for the purpose of social advancement. The trickledown economies of the tax and spend sort do not empower the masses. Great national spending festivals do not empower the masses. Work empowers the masses. We need hope that Work Will Thrive!
The plight of the poorest people has not been taken seriously by society in general. The rural poor are forgotten as development leaps ahead in the cities. The peri urban poor in their sprawling shanty towns do not have real access to opportunity. The people themselves have long since accepted their 2nd and 3rd class statuses in consumerist societies that do not care about anyone. We need hope that Solidarity Will Thrive!
Innovations and inventions must liberate the people from the bondage of mediocrity and unleash the intrinsic potential of each and every person. There must a rallying call for all technology to be put to the use of empowerment of the individual person so that the individual person may arise and live with dignity. We cannot have technology apartheid, which keeps and hoards innovations and inventions only for the privileged few. We need hope that Equal Opportunity Will Thrive!
Laws in most countries exist to repress freedom and hold the populace in a state of obedience. Everyday governments clamp down on civil liberties so that corruption and crony capitalism can flourish. Everyday people lose their livelihoods to corporate malfeasance that is state sanctioned. We need hope that The Rule of Law Will Thrive!
The earth is suffering the effects of over concentrated development. There are too many people living in too few cities. We need to decentralise the population distribution, by populating small cities, small towns and rural villages and by industrializing where there is no industry. The effects of global warming and climate change can be reversed by some serious action. We need hope that Reason Will Thrive!
Some thoughts about climate change:
- Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea. — Sylvia Earle
- If you really think that the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money. — Guy McPherson
- The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. — Albert Einstein
- One of the biggest obstacles to making a start on climate change is that it has become a cliché before it has even been understood – Tim Flannery
- Twenty-five years ago, people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse. — Desmond Tutu
- Climate change is the environmental challenge of this generation, and it is imperative that we act before it’s too late. – John Delaney
- Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security, and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. – Ban Ki-moon
- We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children. – Native American Proverb
- We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it. – Jay Inslee
- All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. – Chief Seattle
- We must face up to an inescapable reality: the challenges of sustainability simply overwhelm the adequacy of our responses. With some honorable exceptions, our responses are too few, too little, and too late. — Kofi A. Annan
Quality Of Life
The measurement of a quality of life is a telling indication of a society’s progress and evolution. What is needed by ordinary people is a concerted effort by municipal authorities to strive to provide the best quality of life possible to all of its citizens. Naturally those whom work the hardest and apply their minds the most will have a better quality of life than those whom don’t work hard and don’t apply their minds very often.
What are the measures of a good quality of life?
Are you homeless? Are you destitute? Are you a vagrant? Do you live in a council flat or house? Do you have your own residence? What do you consider wealthy to be? Are you happy with the state of your income and the high cost of living? Do you have savings for your retirement? If you lost your job, how would you support yourself?
Do you work? Are you self-employed? Do you have a job? Are you able to work without interference and trouble from other people? Does the government interfere in your work? Are you a member of a union? Does the union help you with your work? Are you able to trade profitably?
Is the environment that you live in clean? Is there proper sanitation, sewage removal, stormwater drainage and garbage removal? Is there clean drinking water available? Are there clean ablution facilities available? Do you live in a house? Is your house clean? Do you keep the environment around your house clean?
Physical and Mental Health
Do you have good physical health? Do you have good mental health? Are you sick in any way? Do you have diseases? Do you have access to proper healthcare from qualified professionals? Is it affordable to you? Do you have access to information about mental health issues that enable you to make changes to your life so as to optimize your mental health?
Are you educated? Are you being educated? Do you have access to formal schooling or university classes that prepare you for the working world? Do you need assistance in your learning, that is do you have a learning difficulty? Have you had your education interrupted by financial problems or violent conflicts? Do you have access to information that enables you to make cogent career choices?
Recreation and Leisure Time
Do you have access to exercise facilities and recreation opportunities? What do you spend your leisure time doing? Do you have hobbies and pastimes? What do you enjoy doing? What recreation facilities are there for ordinary people? Is exercise a popular activity in your community? Do you feel that your exercise contributes to your wellbeing?
Do you feel that you belong to your country, your nation, your society or your community? Do you feel that you are a valued member of society? Do you have concerns about your place in society? Do you feel that your community is disadvantaged in society? Have you made efforts to connect with people from other communities and societies? Are you associated with people from other communities and societies?
Do you have religious beliefs? Are you able to practice your religious beliefs with dignity and respect? Do you find that other religious beliefs get preference in society or from the government? Is there ample education about your religious beliefs? Do you find it easy to invite people to join you in your religious beliefs? Would be willing to tolerate learning about other religious beliefs?
Safety and Security
Do you feel unsafe and insecure? Do you feel that there are threats to your life and the lives of your loved ones? Are there criminals preying on you? Are there criminals spying on you? Are there criminals troubling you? Do you feel that the police make things better or that they are useless? What would make you feel safe and secure?
Do you consider yourself a free person? Do you consider yourself to have the benefits of freedom and liberty? Are you bonded to anyone? Are you owned by anyone? Does anyone else have access to your finances and your documents? Are you a taxpayer? Do you consider taxpaying to be a burden or a duty? How would you feel if you were not allowed to vote?
Some thoughts about life:
- The goal is the same: life itself; and the price is the same: life itself – James Agee
- We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon – Konrad Adenauer
- There is no man in any rank who is always at liberty to act as he would incline. In some quarter or other he is limited by circumstances – Paxton Blair
- We didn’t all come over on the same ship, but we’re all in the same boat – Bernard M Baruch
- One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure – William Feather