Profit in the Conflict of Values


One of the biggest threats to our health and wealth are conflicts of value.

We are what we believe.  Our beliefs are our most valuable tools.

Today’s flood of news, information and false facts can erode the courage of our convictions.

See how to maintain the strength of your beliefs below.

pixabay.com

In his book “Sapiens” professor Yuval Harari stresses the fact that humans rule the world because of our “uniquely supple” language and ability to talk about things that are not real.

We are able to create collective myths, that give us ways to cooperate with almost, unlimited numbers of others who have the same beliefs.

The concept of a nation is an example of large-scale human belief cooperation.  Our beliefs in being American, or British or whatever are rooted in common myths that exist only in people’s collective imagination.

Two citizens of a nation, who have never met before, yet they might be willing risk their lives to save one another because both believe in the existence of their country and the beliefs they share.

Harari says: Judicial systems are rooted in common legal myths. Two lawyers who have never met can nevertheless combine efforts to defend a complete stranger because they both believe in the existence of laws, justice, human rights, and money paid out in fees.

Today, many of us… maybe most of us, are stressed, or worried or anxious due to a growing conflict of values.

There are numerous reasons why this conflict is growing.  One of these reasons is the switch from broadcast to broadband.

The era of broadcast changed the world by allowing one message to be efficiently sent to millions of people.

When this happened, millions of people received the same input, so were more likely to have the same beliefs.

Today in the era of broadband, technology allows millions of messages to be sent to one person each.  Today’s main method of communication allows each of us to seek out like minded souls and share our beliefs.

Harari explains how our broadband system of communication wears away the fabric of our common beliefs.

It starts with simple things. As you surf the internet, a headline catches your eye: “Immigrant gang rapes local women”. You click on it. At exactly the same moment, your neighbour is surfing the internet too, and a different headline catches her eye: “Trump prepares nuclear strike on Iran”. She clicks on it. Both headlines are fake news stories, generated perhaps by Russian trolls, or by a website keen on increasing traffic to boost its ad revenues. Both you and your neighbour feel that you clicked on these headlines out of your free will. But in fact you have been hacked.

If governments succeed in hacking the human animal, the easiest people to manipulate will be those who believe in free will

Propaganda and manipulation are nothing new, of course. But whereas in the past they worked like carpet bombing, now they are becoming precision-guided munitions. When Hitler gave a speech on the radio, he aimed at the lowest common denominator, because he couldn’t tailor his message to the unique weaknesses of individual brains. Now it has become possible to do exactly that. An algorithm can tell that you already have a bias against immigrants, while your neighbour already dislikes Trump, which is why you see one headline while your neighbour sees an altogether different one. In recent years some of the smartest people in the world have worked on hacking the human brain in order to make you click on ads and sell you stuff. Now these methods are being used to sell you politicians and ideologies, too.

Competing sources of information divide countries that were previously linked.

According to a Columbia Journalism Review titled “”Most Americans say they have lost trust in the media (1) our main forms of communication are useless now.

The review says: The results of a Knight Foundation and Gallup poll released on Tuesday won’t come as a huge surprise to most journalists: Trust in the media is down. Again.

A majority of those who were surveyed said they had lost trust in the media in recent years, and more than 30 percent of those who identified themselves as being on the conservative end of the spectrum said they had not only lost faith in the media, but they “expect that change to be permanent.” According to a separate Gallup poll from earlier this year that tracked trust in major institutions, newspapers and television news were among the lowest, exceeded only by Congress.

As individuals, we won’t be changing this loss of trust right away.  Hopefully the human race will figure this out.

What to do

Here’s the problem.  Many of the values we learned to live by and with, do not seem relevant anymore.  Our thinking is whipsawed by the divisive nature of of the news and actions of those we used to believe.

At just about any one time we can get two contradicting opinions on any subject.  This is confusing enough, but we also find it increasingly hard to know if either opinion is true.

What should we do?

When posed with this dilemma, there is a very simple way to decide what belief to follow.  Ignore what the communication says to do.  Ask yourself instead… “Which action will leave me feeling the best?”

Follow the opinion that you feel is right, because in today’s atmosphere, it’s not easy to know for sure.  The actions taken this way won’t always be correct, but they will create experiences that create learning and reveal truth.

This path to truth uses the most powerful tool science can provide…. the process of trial and error.

pixabay.com

The Importance of Thorndike’s Trial and Error Theory

Edward Lee Thorndike was one of the foremost educational psychologists in the world. He contributed to research and theory in the field of learning and genetic psychology, testing and social psychology, testing and social psychology.

According to an article on learning theory (1) at www.psychologydiscussion.net: Thorndike first stated the elements of his theory of learning in 1913 that connections are formed in the nervous system between stimuli and response. These connections formed are illustrated by the symbols S-R. Another word used to describe these connections is the word ‘bond’ and hence,’ this theory is sometimes called a ‘Bond Theory of learning’. Thorndike has written- “Learning is connecting. The mind is man’s connection system.”

According to Thorndike learning takes place by trial and error. Some people call it, “Learning by selection of the successful variant,” accordingly when no ready-made solution of a problem is available to the learner, he adopts the method of trial and error. He first, tries one solution. If it does not help him, he rejects it, then, he tries another and so on. In this way he eliminates errors or irrelevant responses which do not serve the purpose and finally discovers the correct solution.

Conflicts of value create paralysis of action and thought.

The key to perfect health is also the secret of everlasting wealth.

Years ago Merri and I dropped out of our publishing – seminar business and lived at our hacienda, high in the Andes, with an Ecuador healer and his apprentices.

rosaspamba

We cooked and ate in this house.

There was no electricity…  no real creature comforts but all of us were really content… really happy

Ecuador Real Estate Value

The views were incredible. This was our front yard.

But there was no hot water.  No radio, no internet, no TV.

rosaspamba

We bathed in this waterfall.

No sounds, but nature.

rosaspamba

It was almost an hour to the nearest store.  This road in and out was narrow, rutted, prone to landslide and sat along a sheer drop … hundreds of feet straight down.  We did not have many visitors!

rosaspamba

This was our nearest neighbor.

We lived round a camp fire at night, slept early and were up and about before dawn.

The healer was a wise man.  He taught us a lot about health.

We learned incredible tips on nutrition… exercise and purification.

One day I asked him… “What is the one most important rule for health?

His reply, “Don’t live on the fence”.

Here is how he explained this.

In earlier days, life was simple…. black and white.

Really… everyone dressed in black or white.  Society recognized that there were two approaches in life… one material… one spiritual.

Both approaches to existence were absolutely fine.

They were not only okay… one could switch whenever one desired…. from material to spiritual at any time.

When you felt material, you dressed in black.  Spiritual…. white.

In each town there was a place where all those in black congregated.   Another place was there for white.   How you dressed determined where you went.  Both options were completely natural and entirely okay.

The only trouble came if you wore black and went where you were meant to wear white… or vice versa.

Nowadays, he explained “people are confused”.

We do not know  how to separate black from white.  We do not know how to dress or where to go.  We try to combine black with white.

Straddling the fence between black and white creates a grey existence.

This creates conflict in our cultures, between our cultures and most of all within.  Our minds, bodies and hearts are in conflict and this causes  weakness.

Weak thoughts.

Weak immune systems.

Weak actions.

In other words “be true to yourself”.  Integrate your beliefs into your thoughts actions, health routines and business.

Integrate… is the root of the word integrity.  Know what you love, what you believe and act with integrity to yourself.

Don’t straddle the fence.  But understand that the people on the other side of the fence are also okay.

Gary

One way to integrate thoughts with action is with super thinking through baroque music.  Learn more below.

Become Smarter

 

Join the top 3 percent of intelligent people in the world.

Become more independent and relaxed by becoming smarter.

A study of 10,000 British people studied the pure relationship between intelligence and happiness stability.

IQ can predict the emotional ups and downs of life.   The research found that the lower the IQ,  the more stress and higher the ups and downs in life satisfaction.  The differences were not due to education, income, or jobs either, but simply IQ.

gary-scott-seminar

Delegates at a Super Thinking course relaxing in their secret rose garden.

Free yourself by becoming smarter, healthier, happier… in just weeks… hearing  a relaxation session that takes you into your secret rose garden.

Merri, David and I originally developed this session for our Super Thinking courses and have set it into an online workshop for you.

Listen… just 18 minutes day.  We guarantee your life will be better.

Inflate Your IQ.

When it comes to money… inflation is cheating.

That’s bad for you.

When it comes to intelligence… inflating is smart… fair… good for you and it’s good for the rest of the world.

Monetary inflation is a sneaky government and business trick.

What cost a dollar in 1965 can easily cost $15 now.

They promise you more.

Liars?

They devalue the currency so you get more dollars that buy less.  They can rip off your salary,  your pension…raise insurance, almost everything.

And they make you work harder… longer… for less.

Whittle, whittle, whittle.  Push, push, push.  That’s what monetary inflation does to you.

Fight back… overcome the inflation trick.  Inflate your IQ as you relax.

Gain more than IQ.

Be smarter… more energetic…. healthier… more relaxed.

That’s the way to get ahead!

Create more income opportunity.  Reduce stress.  Improve your health.  Be naturally smarter… use Super Thinking.

You can improve your IQ in just weeks.

You might well ask… How is this possible?

Here’s how the scientists say it is possible.

A Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ways to Inflate Your IQ”(1)  show how you can be smarter and actually add matter to your brainThe article says:

           Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it.

Now, a growing body of research is showing that a person’s IQ can rise—and even fall—over the years.

Scores can change gradually or quickly, after as little as a few weeks of cognitive training, research shows.

British students were given IQ tests and brain scans at ages 12 to 16 and again about four years later.  9% of the students showed a significant change of 15 points or more in IQ scores.

The study published in Nature said that on a scale where 90 to 110 is considered average, one student’s IQ rose 21 points to 128 from 107, lifting the student from the 68th percentile to the 97th compared with others the same age. 

MRIs in this study showed changes in gray matter in areas corresponding to fluctuations in the kid’s skills.

There are practical steps people can take to see longer-term IQ changes.  New tasks stimulate the brain most.  Young adults given just one month of intense training in juggling, found an increase in the corresponding gray matter in the brain as early as seven days after the training began.

Fluctuations in IQ scores over time underscore the brain-boosting benefits of musical training and new experiences throughout a lifetime.

Music lessons are linked to higher IQ throughout life.  Six years’ lessons lifted children’s IQ scores an average 7.5 points.

 Improve the brain through music… without lessons.

Here’s the Super Thinking story…

The educational program Merri and I developed uses a form of brain wave integration that increases IQ.

Super Thinking uses frequency (in music and a number of other ways) to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated.  The music creates the three C’s:  Calm, Clarity and Coherence.

This Super Thinking program is not a gimmick or trick… just advanced education.

Certain types of Baroque music are the base, and they make you smarter!

Proof?

At least four best selling books, “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain”,  “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000″ showed how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

This Baroque music tactic alone is so powerful that Small Business Innovation Research… an official site of the US government granted over $100,000 for the specific purpose they said was: to provide a method to remove barriers which hinder or prevent the employment of blind persons.  An innovative method, the Lozanov Learning System, is proposed to help train blind persons to become computer programmers and operators of automated equipment.

Merri was among just a few who learned this technique directly from Dr. Lozanov the time he visited the USA.

Our Super Thinking workshop enhanced this system with numerous other tactics.

We added slight alterations in nutrition that create a higher IQ.   Altered nutritional tips in Super Thinking can make anyone 25% smarter!

Baroque Music and nutrition are just part of seven, easy to use, learning techniques that make you smarter.

Gain any skill, from computers to athletics to conversational languages…in less time…two-to-five times faster.

Here’s a huge bonus.  Super Thinking also relieves stress.  Super Thinking is fun.

You can use a Super Thinking focus in everything:  health… earning… education… investing.

Super Thinking works on the learner first…the data second.  This system “grows the learner” rather than the information.

If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information.  The answer is create a six inch IQ pipe!

Share our years of experience.

For nearly 50 years, Merri and I have conducted hundreds of courses and tours for tens of thousands, in dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain).  Our Super Thinking Workshop has been one of the most profound.  Now the workshop is even better online because it condenses Super Thinking so you can increase your IQ, at home… right away.

The workshop shows how these mind expanding tactics can be applied to starting and running a business for extra income, to forex trading and investing.  Athletes of all types… golfing being one common sport benefit.  Our Super Thinking plan goes far beyond Lozanov and allows you to rapidly get smarter in every part of your life.

For example, real estate broker, Suzy Kurinsky took the workshop to help her learn Spanish.

She wrote: “You are the BEST!!! Your Seminar was fantastic! I am so excited. I had procrastinated fulfilling my continuing education for my Broker’s License and then just before my surgeries, I realized by expiration date isn’t Nov. 12th – it is Sept 12th. Prior to taking your course I had only completed 3 units of the required 45 units. I thought I would take your course and then complete my remaining 42 units over the next 2 weeks. However, I took one class exam on Saturday night, August 27th. I didn’t even take the cellophane off the required Course manuals until after I saw the two of you today less than 5 hours ago! I used your techniques and completed 39 units of continuing education today. I have now completed all 45 units. All of my test scores were in the 90.6-96% range.  My course exam information is listed below. I just wanted to let you know how valuable your course was to me. Thanks again!”

Super thinking can improve almost anything you do… faster, better, more fun and with less stress.

Another attendee to the Super Thinking Workshop sent this note.

 Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish!  I really enjoyed the workshop and getting to know you.   I can see several ways to apply what I learned in the classes I teach.

Since I returned home, I have purchased some of the CDs of Baroque music and thought about which specific pieces will work best in different parts of my classes.  I am also reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra.  I found your discussion of this book to be very helpful in showing how to balance one’s life.  I have adjusted my daily schedule, and I can already notice a difference in my productivity.

Super Thinking can help improve your health. Super Thinking can make you rich and add richness to your life.

However the time, travel expense and workshop cost (delegates have paid up to $999) have prohibited many from getting this benefit.

That’s why we have created the workshop in electronic form.  Get Super Thinking online for less than fifty bucks.

You can order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Relax in the Secret Rose Garden.

The workshop is divided into two parts.  Part one is the application… the sessions that tell you exactly what to do, what music to use and even includes two recorded sessions based around a secret rose garden that you can use.  We have kept this portion short and simple so you can easily start immediately.

Part two is a longer portion on theory.

Part one is enough.

Super Thinking is like jogging… giving results if you simply do it!

You do not have to know why Super Thinking works to increase your IQ.   But Part Two explains why you are getting the good results from Part One, if you want to know.

You might ask…”Will it work for me”?

The Super Thinking Workshop will help increase your IQ.

Our guarantee.

I guarantee it.  Order the Super Thinking Workshop.  Use it for two months.  If you are not totally satisfied… in any way, during that time, simply let me know and I’ll send a full refund… immediately… no questions asked.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Another Super Thinking workshop attendee wrote: Listening to the two of you during our time together has suddenly got me to thinking, and although some of the ideas still seem foreign to me,  I am at a point in my life now where I can say, “anything is possible”.   I am now willing to embrace and allow myself to experience the world of possibility and let it take me in directions I may have in the past resisted.  I really don’t know where all this is going to lead me but I am now willing to explore, develop and grow.   Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!

Inflation is a cheat… a crime when it comes to money.  Inflating your IQ to beat inflation is simple good sense.  Learn Super Thinking now with no risk.  Begin to increase your intelligence today.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop  $49.95.

Gary

(1) Read Wall Street Journal article Ways to Inflate Your IQ

(2) See government grant records on teaching blind persons with the Lozanov method

 

(1) www.cjr.org/the_media_today/trust-in-media-down.php

(2) www.psychologydiscussion.net/learning/learning-theory/thorndikes-trial-and-error-theory-learning-psychology/13469