16 APR 2018 by ideonexus

 Teens Need a Psychological Moratorium

She remembered psychologist Erik Erickson's exhortation about teenagers: they need a "psychosocial moratorium," he wrote, an environment and a stretch of time in which they can explore different aspects of their personality and try on a series of identities without fear of consequence. In a way, that was what school was supposed to offer, but it didn't always do so with much success. She realized that this was exactly what virtual worlds offered all the time, to anyone with a computer and an ...
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A time when they can find their identity.

07 AUG 2017 by ideonexus

 Bene Gesserit Litany against fear

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Folksonomies: mindfulness
Folksonomies: mindfulness
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 11-20

11. The Paradox Why is the universe?To shape God. Why is God?To shape the universe. ∞ = Δ 12. A Tree A treeCannot growIn its parentsʼ shadows. ∞ = Δ 13. The Destiny of Earthseed Destiny of EarthseedIs to take root among the stars. ∞ = Δ 14. Consequences To get along with God,Consider the consequences of your behavior. ∞ = Δ 15. Power Struggles All strugglesAre essentiallypower struggles.Who will rule,Who will lead,Who will define,refine,confine,design,Who will dominate.All strug...
Folksonomies: earthseed
Folksonomies: earthseed
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19 JAN 2016 by ideonexus

 Themes in "Oh! You Pretty Things"

The resonance of “Oh! You Pretty Things” comes from how it uses these Nietzschean SF trappings as a metaphor for how a generation regards its successor with longing, fear and resentment (never more so than with the so-called Greatest Generation and their children the Boomers), or, even closer to home, how a parent can regard his or her children. Once you become a parent, you lose precedence in your own life—your own needs and desires are shunted aside, and you spend years as servant and...
Folksonomies: parenting themes
Folksonomies: parenting themes
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07 MAR 2015 by ideonexus

 Protecting the Environment as Protecting the Future

If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it. You grown ups say you love us. Please, take action. And for me,it is absolutely my responsibility to do whatever it takes to protect my child. When the haze gets serious, there is at least one thing we can do. That is to protect yourself and your loved ones. When I drew this little bear on paper, I was reminded of, when my daughter got sick, all my fear of losing her and all my hope of protecting her. I wish that all other mothers in...
Folksonomies: futurism environmentalism
Folksonomies: futurism environmentalism
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24 DEC 2014 by ideonexus

 Ingress Operation Solstice

Enlightened believe in science, observation, and understanding of natural phenomenon. The word Solstice reflects that on this one day, the sun stands still How did the ancients explain this? With Fear or Celebration? They turned to astronomy and the observation of the heavenly bodies that dance in the depths of space. Just like our ancient fore-bearers, we believe that XM needs to be observed, understood, and celebrated, not feared and locked out of the portals that surround us. We celebr...
Folksonomies: enlightenment solstice
Folksonomies: enlightenment solstice
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10 JUN 2014 by ideonexus

 C.S. Lewis on Maturity

Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about bei...
Folksonomies: maturity fandom
Folksonomies: maturity fandom
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Indicated by a lack of concern with being an 'adult'.

03 MAR 2014 by ideonexus

 Why Social Networks Fail

Identity management is what we all do, every day, consciously or unconsciously. We do it in-person, in face-to-face meetings at work, with our friends, and yes, even with our partners and lovers. But we do the vast majority of it consciously online. Identity management is simply the curation of the details of your life — what you choose to share, when and with whom. We’re doing it when we share a link on Facebook, or a video on YouTube. What network do we share this with? Who will see it...
Folksonomies: social networking
Folksonomies: social networking
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Because eventually you have so many friends that you can't post anything without fear of offending someone and the image-management becomes to stressful.

21 JAN 2014 by ideonexus

 Scientific Truth is Truth Without Fear

Remember, then, that scientific thought is the guide of action; that the truth at which it arrives is not that which we can ideally contemplate without error, but that which we may act upon without fear; and you cannot fail to see that scientific thought is not an accompaniment of human progress, but human progress itself.
Folksonomies: knowledge truth facts
Folksonomies: knowledge truth facts
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It is the best we have, not perfect, but progress.

02 JAN 2014 by ideonexus

 Anyone Should be Allowed to Speak

Anyone should be allowed to speak out, whoever he may be, so long as he is not a hostile element and does not make malicious attacks, and it does not matter if he says something wrong. Leaders at all levels have the duty to listen to others. Two principles must be observed: (1) Say all you know and say it without reserve; (2) Don't blame the speaker but take his words as a warning. Unless the principle of "Don't blame the speaker" is observed genuinely and not falsely, the result will not be ...
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Freely and with passion without fear of retribution.