To me, people inevitably select their own morals. Whether influenced by beliefs, culture, or our own ambitions, how we behave toward others is a product of what works from our own perspective. Morals in practice are an ongoing exercise of reward over remorse, of social acceptance over rejection.
I think in a way you are born with them.... What you do with them is a choice.
I don't think humans like the thought of seeing something horrible happen to someone else because of empathy, in thinking about how they'd feel. Of course this excludes psychopaths because they do not feel empathy, so if they are in charge of countries then we are screwed.
That said, humans have over the years identified … Read more
It's odd, isn't it? The impression that Trump and his acolytes and family gives to the world is one of chronic ineptitude.
Here in the UK, we have the worst government for 3 decades, just at a time when we need a good team in place.
France, disillusioned by the failures of the last president, … Read more
I will give a more tactful answer since I need to remain somewhat polite and clean mouthed on here. We have a bunch of power hungry, greedy, out-of-touch, detached from reality, immoral, sociopaths in not only D.C., but state governments as well. They're reckless with our money. They don't give a crap about us. They … Read more
Do away with the entire federal district.
Use technology to require the representatives to have offices in their home districts, and meet in a secured online "chat room". > This will empower the People, and diffuse the power of Lobbyists.
My dad is one of, if not, the most intelligent people I know, however he is ADHD. He was diagnosed in his mid- to late-50s when my younger brother was being evaluated. They both went on Ritalin at the same time. Since then you can have a conversation without him jumping from subject to subject. … Read more
I would say my own maternal grandfather. He always managed to make a safe and happy home for all of us (in spite of my deadbeat father), gave us wonderful vacations and experiences, could create just about anything in his workshop, loved unconditionally, and kept us all laughing.
On the intellectual front, I work closely with … Read more
Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn, inventors of the internet, not only have they created ways for people across continents to communicate and do business, but also most people freely give up every piece of person information about themselves to the NSA (project Vault 7) and advertisers and crooks.
I worked with an alcoholic who "did" a line of coke most days (and several times some days). He was a chain smoker too.
He was more clever when stoned and drunk than most people I know when sober and clean.
He started two companies, and turned one into a successful multinational, sold his share for multi-millions … Read more