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The Dangers of the Good Child | The Book of Life

At work, the good adult has problems too. As a child, they follow the rules; never make trouble and take care not to annoy anyone. But following the rules won’t get you very far in adult life. Almost everything that’s interesting, worth doing or important will meet with a degree of opposition. A brilliant idea will always disappoint certain people – and yet very much be worth holding on to. The good child is condemned to career mediocrity and sterile people-pleasing.

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The Dangers of the Good Child | The Book of Life

Many good children are good out of love of a depressed harassed parent who makes it clear they just couldn’t cope with any more complications or difficulties. Or maybe they are very good to soothe a violently angry parent who could become catastrophically frightening at any sign of less than perfect conduct. Or perhaps the parent was very busy and distracted; only by being very good could the child  hope to gain a sliver of their interest.

But this repression of more challenging emotions, though it produces short-term pleasant obedience, stores up a huge amount of difficulty in later life. Practiced educators and parents should spot signs of exaggerated politeness – and treat them as the danger they are.

Source: The Dangers of the Good Child | The Book of Life

rePost: How does Norway manage its oil reserves?

Since then, global oil companies have worked in collaboration with the Norwegian government. The state charges a hefty 78% tax rate for every barrel of oil that’s extracted from the North Sea. In turn, the state subsidises exploration activities and makes it possible for oil companies with limited funding to enter the market.

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How a 94-Year-Old Genius May Save the Planet | Alternet

End of Gas-Powered Cars?Goodenough’s new battery can store three times more energy than a comparable lithium-ion battery, according to the very serious Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The new battery also solves some other lithium-ion troubles. Like, it won’t catch fire, so a hoverboard won’t suddenly melt your kid’s Vans as she scoots across the playground. The IEEE also reports that Goodenough’s batteries seem to be able to soak up in minutes as much charge as a lithium-ion battery gets in hours.

Source: How a 94-Year-Old Genius May Save the Planet | Alternet

Do people live up to our expectations?

People do great work because that’s the kind of work they want to do. They care about the work, they care about themselves, they care about the people they’re working with, and they care about the people they’re doing the work for. They don’t do it because you expect them to do great work. You didn’t hire them to do shitty work, did you?

Yes, you can help motivate (or demotivate) people. Yes, you can help lead (or confuse) people. Yes, you can create an environment where people feel comfortable doing/acting/being their best (or worst). You can influence through your actions, and how you treat, and teach, and act towards them, but your expectations have nothing to do with their output


So no, I don’t believe people live up to your expectations. I believe they live up or down to their own intrinsic. They do good because they enjoy doing good. Doing good is meaningful for them.

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rePost:Why we choose profit

$1 in profit is the ultimate FU money. I typically don’t like the term “fuck you money” — it’s so in-your-face ugly — but I’m going to use it to make a point. Typically when people talk about FU money, they think about millions. Once you have millions you have FU money. Well, actually, all you need is $1 in annual profit. Because once your company is self-sustaining and profitable, and you don’t owe anyone anything (in my book, if you owe money you aren’t truly profitable), then you can say FU to just about anything.

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Ghrelin – Wikipedia

Ghrelin (pronounced /ˈɡrɛlɪn/), the “hunger hormone”, also known as lenomorelin (INN), is a peptide hormone produced by ghrelinergic cells in the gastrointestinal tract[3][4] which functions as a neuropeptide in the central nervous system.[5] Besides regulating appetite, ghrelin also plays a significant role in regulating the distribution and rate of use of energy.[6] When the stomach is empty, ghrelin is secreted. When the stomach is stretched, secretion stops.a It acts on hypothalamic brain cells both t

Source: Ghrelin – Wikipedia