Ray Dalio

To me, if I don’t let everyone see everything with the tapes, its the equivalent of creating spin. In other words, why wouldn’t you let them see? If you are going to have an idea meritocracy, they should be able to see everything and ask questions. It raises interesting questions, gets them a sense of real reality. That also causes them to be bought in, cause there’s no spin. There is no talking behind anybody’s back. When you put things out in the open and everybody looks at it. You know bad things happen in the dark. … A lot of people just want sugarcoating. You have to be as accurate as possible. They have to be as accurate with you as possible. That you have to create a system that is not just an exchange of mutual feedback, but data collection. So if people are doing certain things, we can correlate if it is being done well or not. If people believe that there is a fair system, an idea meritocracy, where the evidence becomes clear that you are that kind of a person. As long as you have a system that people believe is fair, and is being accurate about someone being that kind of a person. That’s not true that everyone wants that, because not everybody wants to stand naked infront of everybody. So its a little bit like going into a nudist camp for the first time. Its very awkward. Everybody’s looking around, but before you know it you are talking about interesting subjects and you don’t pay attention to being naked. If you can stand naked infront of other people and have them stand naked infront of you, you can have better relationships and be more productive. It is about getting over that emotional reaction [to being vulnerable]. Your logical self wants it, but your emotional self doesn’t. Its about getting your logical self and your emotional self together. … If you don’t have radical transparency; you are going to have a lot more problems. So by making everything transparent you are going to have less lying, you are going to have less problems. Everyone is going to understand better. Isn’t it better to be that way? – New York Times Conference: Ray Dalio: The Culture Principle.


Dana Pittard

Military Endorsing Ecological Overshoot is criminal – Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, as Commander at Ft. Bliss, cut ‘criminal’ energy use, increased recycling, conserved water as a matter of security. – LA Times: At one Army base, a vision for a new shade of green.
» IG: 17-04-15_ecologicalovershootiscriminal.

Ecological Overshoot is Criminal:
EoP Sustainable – Procreation & Consumption – Footprint Definition
EoP – Consumption x Procreation Factor – Sustainable Footprint [eop-footprint.tygae.org.za] was submitted to ICC Judges & ICJ Permanent Court of Arbitration Environmental Disputes Experts; as noted at EoP Leg Sub [eop-leg-sub.tygae.org.za]: 29 Dec: ICC: Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi: Re: EoP ICC Private Pros: EoP PoW’s -v- Nobel Committee and Peace Laureates et al; 03 Jun: PCA: Hugo Siblesz: EoP Re: Judge JBrent: SustDev academic fraudsters should be executed.


Carl Sagan – Pale Blue Dot

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
— Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994.
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