The Gift of Truth, The Gift Of Friendship | #Philosophy #Conformity #SocialEngineering

“The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being.”
– Socrates

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BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
March 9, 2020

Have you argued with someone recently on social media about an important issue, simply to have the time you took to bring about a serious subject be wasted due to the endless bickering?  Me too!  Welcome to the club my friend, we got a lot to talk about.

These days it certainly seems that not a moment goes by without someone having some sort of disagreement on social media.  Not that people should always agree about everything, that’s not the point.  Disagreements come in all shapes and forms, just like people do.  Even so, it seems like a lot of the disagreements that abound nowadays regard the conformists endless push to inculcate their beliefs upon others and make them conform, regardless of the consequences.

For instance, my former Internet Service Provider, Sudden Link, blocked my household from accessing the Solar.com website.  Not only is that action seeking to socially engineer the masses, but that’s conformity 101 to boot.  In another example, schools are denying kids the ability to say no in school dances.  What comes next after that?  Are children going to be forced to share their belongings, or anything else for that matter, simply because the school says so?  What precedent does that type of conformity set?

Viewing things from an overarching spectrum, there seems to be two prevailing schools of thought regarding how to handle these situations.  When seeking truth, the initial school of thought, the non-conformists, don’t mind individuals asking them questions about beliefs and ideas.  This is an open-ended approach that seeks to find answers, and not simply ingrain them.  The second group, the conformists, take serious offense at anyone questioning them on anything, often taking a “my-way-or-the-high-way” approach that’s essentially a closed system of thought, as it does not allow any exploration of any subject matter by default.  The former seeks to help the individual seek truth in their own way; the latter seeks to be a modern high priest, just like those of ancient times, who controlled the free flow of certain information to serve some ulterior motive.

This conformity trend is growing considerably.  Individuals who wish to carry out further inquiry about a subject, to seek firmer ground upon which to stand have almost no options when speaking to closed-minded conformists because with a conformist everything must fit within a box, within their box, the proverbial blue pill approach if there ever were one.  Intriguingly, what is happening to those who seek truth nowadays is not unlike what happened to the “Father of Philosophy,” Socrates, over two millennia ago.

Socrates was unafraid to question anything, and he was feared because he wasn’t afraid of questioning an individual’s beliefs about any given subject, similar to individuals today who question the official narrative on myriad issues.  In parallel fashion to modern conformists, in Socrates’ time the ultimate conformists– as with much of history – was the state.  This see saw bout of ideals that took place back millennia ago still echoes now, but at a much larger magnitude due to the advent of social media and the growth of civilization, as we can see from the countless times that we witness flame wars on social media between various groups.  This type of issue can be significantly ameliorated if one were to remain open-minded and yet, skeptical, not seeking to impose their beliefs on others, which by its contentious nature simply stokes the embers of the Divide And Conquer Left-Right Paradigm.

Open-minded skepticism allows individuals to take a keen look at a subject and realize that maybe there is something to it, maybe not.  But conformity does not allow that, as conformity ingrains ready-made answers.  This is why Socrates is the Godfather of Non-conformity.  Socrates is the living definition of a question mark, inexorable in his curiosity and stalwart in his unabashed drive to seek truth, wherever it may lead. 

With the Socratic Method of inquiry, Socrates would begin to dissect an individual’s paradigm and its inherent flaws if any, often in the realms of justice and goodness.  Because of Socrates’ critical method of finding (or getting closer to) truth, could also pierce through preconceived veils of thought, many times the paradigms individuals had, which had been instilled by the state and religion, would drastically shift or disintegrate altogether, clearing out an individual’s foundation of system-installed garbage.  This led the state to lash out against him for questioning the system, particularly the “might makes right” the state was notorious known for.  This type of system-imposed conformity is the tip of the spear that got him executed.

The state feared that the changes Socrates’ was bringing about in the populace’s mindframe would continue to spread, and from their tyrannical point of view they could not allow that.  Fortuitously though, most, if not all, of what he was able to accomplish still echoes to this day – even to this very post, thousands of years late.  This shows the raw power of resonance that’s emblematic of planting a seed that continually grows without any end in sight.

In similar fashion, conformists are doing themselves and the other individuals a significant disservice.  This is because individuals pushing conformity are (1) not being open minded and exploring possibilities that might be crucial for them to know and could help them considerably, thus (2) not allowing themselves to grow by being able to see another individual’s point of view and whether it is true or not, while also seeing their own considered at length open-mindedly.  Further, (3) by attempting to force conformity on others they are taking away a terrific learning opportunity from individuals truly seeking answers to poignant questions, or at least a better understanding of a subject, and (4) in the worst cases, these conformists are even losing relationships because of fear of the ego being overridden, as well as by having their beliefs being questioned.  All of this stands against the very nature of free-flowing inquiry.

Keen conversations of proactive mental discernment have a certain flow, like a see saw, a back and forth between (like or unlike) minds.  However, what is taking place is far from such a sensible and proactive approach to discernment.  The talks that are taking place these days between conformists and non-conformists echo a societal instability in modern culture brought about in large part by conformists that will only exacerbate with time.

Intricately, this particular issue is touched upon in the thought-provoking book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, by Shunryu Suzuki, who cautions individuals on this very subject to:

“Try not to force your idea on someone but rather think about it with him.  If you feel you have won the discussion, that is also the wrong attitude.  Try not to win in the argument; just listen to it; but it is also wrong to behave as if you had lost.  Usually when we say something, we are apt to try to sell our teaching or force our idea.”[1][Bold Emphasis Added]

To put it differently, allow others the freedom to make choices, to find their own pathto make mistakes.  That is one of the best ways individuals grow, by learning from their choices. However, forcing opinions and/or beliefs on others is diametrically opposed to all that is good and sensible.    Moreover, not only is overriding someone’s freedoms rather inhuman, or conformist to say the least, but it goes directly against the very idea of Freedom and it’s downright tyrannical.

In contrast, if conformists would opt to listen to others, as happens in free-flowing conversations of open-minded individuals, those pushing their beliefs and agendas would come to an understanding as to why the other individual feels reticent to the particular issue, thus getting to know those individuals at deeper levels than the superficial ones where people often argue.  That simple step can help by orders of magnitude in understanding where another person is coming from and why the other person feels as they feel, allowing individuals to understand where to possibly venture towards next.  This type of approach also helps forge stronger relationships.

You cannot map out where you are going unless you know precisely where you are at; you cannot understand where another person may venture towards, unless you understand where that person stands.  These types of circumstances are arguably a potential point where significant progress could be made, for individuals not only come to realize what part of their personal map could be fraught with danger (think pharmaceuticals, for instance), but also what avenues might simply be a waste of that individual’s precious time.

If inquiring individuals who wish to engage in mental discernment are not allowed their own personal moment of clarity of piercing through the veil they will simply borrow (or infuse) another person’s thoughts as their own.  Such an instance robs individuals of making great progress in their strides for truth, and leaves them at square one for as long as that person chooses to stay there, without even an accurate mindmap to deploy, because they never explored where they were in the first place in any significant depth. 

Now, when someone is being forced to intellectually conform they are not allowed the freedom to philosophize – to seek wisdom.  Philosophy is crucial, for it literally means the love of wisdom, and it is the process by which individuals come to an actual understanding of a particular subjectHow is an individual ever going to gain insights, seek wisdom, unless they are allowed, or even urged to ask questions?  Ponder that deeply. 

As contemporary philosopher Peter Kreeft Ph.D. warned in his Philosophy 101 By Socrates:

“If we do not philosophize, if we do not question appearances, if we are satisfied with whatever makes us feel happy, we will never know whether we are being deceived about who we are and what level of our being is being satisfied.”[2][Bold & Underline Emphasis Added]

An individual that chooses not to hone their mental faculties and polish their intuition will forgo the opportunity to learn to discern the forest from the trees.  If said individual accepts the authoritarian conformist’s attitudes they will suffer greatly.  Likewise, an individual that conforms will also junction the ignorance of others into their own paradigm, curtailing or outright derailing their capabilities.

These individuals will have a harder time – or nigh impossible time – figuring out deception, social engineering, and propaganda, as we are seeing nowadays; these individuals won’t be able to figure out a well argued concrete argument based on facts and logic from outright speculation or downright lies; these genuinely curious individuals will also not become as robust and self sufficient as possible in this age of (dis)information.  Such an individual will be just like a boat in the ocean with a busted sail that is drifting aimlessly within a seemingly endless storm with the winds and the waves being their only guide.

Delving deeper into this entire conundrum, perhaps this issue is about more than truth though.  Perhaps there’s more on the line than meets the eye.  What seems to be missing to some extent, in some individuals at least is simply the ability for individuals to care enough about others, regardless of beliefs.  A truly caring and mindful individual will not simply railroad someone else because they believe something different.  Disagreeing with someone can happen amicably, contrary to what we often see on social media.  In fact, this was the norm long ago in the nascent stages of America, where public discourse took place often with individuals carrying out a traditional method of inquiry.

As such, following a philosophy of seeking personal growth through an attempted mastery of your overall wellbeing seems like a prudent choice to say the least.

Observing the words of Kreeft once more:

“Wisdom is more than knowledge.  Knowing all facts in a library does not make you wise.  Wisdom is a knowledge not just of facts but of values, of what is humanly important; and it is a knowledge that is a lived, that is learned by experience and lived out in experience.”[3][Bold & Underline Emphasis Added]

When conformists push their ideals and beliefs onto inquiring individuals, they take away the opportunity for those individuals to have meaningful experiences for growth and self-development, which includes more than simple truths or beliefs.  Some of these very instances might just be once-in-a-lifetime type of opportunities. Individuals that are not allowed to explore life mindfully in a resounding extent will only realize a fraction of the capability they would otherwise be able to achieve if they were allowed to venture freely in their road less traveled – their individual journey.

Those who are allowed to gain personal insights on their road to self mastery will not only grow profoundly but will also develop a more robust (and hopefully Socratic) Philosophy, just like the Greeks did in ancient times.

In ancient times:

“The Greeks became the world’s greatest philosophers partly because…they learned to question appearances to find something more, some hidden reality behind the appearances.”[4]

Such is the reason why appearances, beliefs and supposed facts must always be questioned.  For if they are not, what might be hidden will never rise to the surface and will not be able to be discovered.  Truth and Logic the only light beams that disintegrates the shadows of deceit.  And the only way to attain truth is for individuals to hone their inner fire, their inner light, their intellectual faculties to the utmost extent, and be relentless at continuing that process throughout their lives.

Touching upon this very concern, the late John Taylor Gatto, who was an award winning teacher, advocate of self-directed learning and of individual freedom, had this to say in his landmark book Dumbing Us Down:

People have to be allowed to make their own mistakes or to try again, or they will never master themselves, although they may well seem to be competent when they have in fact only memorized or imitated someone else’s performance.  Success in my practice involves challenging many comfortable assumptions about what is worth learning and out of what material a good life is fashioned.”[5][Bold, Underline & Italics Emphasis Added]

Questioning our comfortable assumptions – our beliefs – about what is worth learning for each us, while keeping in mind what could spawn the most growth, is what part of this entire conundrum is about.  That is why it is crucial to keep in mind to never:

“… present others with ready-made answers, preach to them, or only make them memorize things.  One needs to activate them.  They should figure things outThe ambition can even be to liberate them.”[6][Bold, Underline & Italics Emphasis Added]

To help individuals achieve total freedom – physically, spiritually, psychologically, emotionally and mentally – they need to be encouraged to walk their own path, learn their own lessons – find their own wisdom.

If individuals aren’t allowed to grow, or choose not to, their mental faculties will simply atrophy, like someone who uses crutches constantly has their muscles atrophy from disuse.

Allowing other individuals the opportunity for growth is one of the greatest gifts we can give another human being in their journey.  Along this journey of life, other individuals may at times need a hand.  Walk along side them as long as you wish, or as long as they need, and help them when possible.  But remember, their life is their journey; it is they who must carry out their own growth.  And who knows, perhaps it is that person that you meet along your road that helps shed light into everything that truly matters to you as a person, and what you hold dearest in life.

While we cross paths with countless individuals, ultimately an individual’s journey will be a rather unique and authentic experience.  Along their path, the road will surely be rife with opportunity.  And now and again, within those opportunities, an individual’s curiosities will be sparked by embers of truth, and they will find gratifying gems by the side of the road, sometimes in the middle of nowhere, and yet, were simply found because there was an inherent curiosity in venturing into the unknown in a nonconformist way, seeking truth, or at least better understanding of a subject.

These are the very gems that will to growth, that will push individuals further down their own path of self improvement, for not only will they understand themselves more with every new insight they themselves attain, but they will also broaden their perspective and be able to see a larger vantage point of reality, venturing deeper within their adventure for truth, and towards individual growth and also towards self-mastery as well.

Ultimately, what another individual does is up to them, for it’s their life, their freedom, their choice.  However, that doesn’t mean you can’t help them along that journey or that they can’t help you along your path.   Just help them in any way you can, especially if they implore you for help, but be open to other’s point of views as well.  That’s what friendship is all about.  That’s what being a caring human being is all about, and when you couple that with the ever-elusive search for truth, the possibilities are limitless. 

And maybe, just maybe, one day some of these individuals will realize that it was you who’s left some seeds along the road, to be planted on their own time, in their own moment, when the time is right.  Or maybe someone leaves you a seed instead that allows for endless possibilities.

Perhaps you plant that seed, and it grows into a forest that invigorates your spirit, breathing newfound life and inspiration into your personal paradigm, allowing you to see reality with a black canvas of possibilities that you could have never seen in the past if you were locked in closed system of thought.

That’s the power of employing an open-system of thought.  A power that is limitless, just like you.

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Footnotes:

[1] Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, p. 108.
[2] Peter Kreeft Ph.D., Philosophy 101 by Socrates – An Introductory To Philosophy Via Plato’s Apology, p. 74.
[3] Ibid., p. 10.
[4] Ibid., p. 19.
[5] John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down – The Hidden Curriculum Of Compulsory Schooling, p. xxxv.
[6] Tommi Juhani Hanhijarvi Ph.D., Dialectical Thinking – Zeno, Socrates, Kant, Marx, p. 32.

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Zy Marquiez is author of Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All, and also an avid book reviewer, poet, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, health freedom advocate, and writer who aims at empowering individuals in many ways, while also delving deeper and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, Individuality, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

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WordPress Censorship | #SocialEngineering #Censorship #WordPress

BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
February 28, 2020

This is a video in which I show that WordPress is Censoring my Original Content information to only show the last handful of articles I have written, rather than show the dozens of articles that I have written over the last few weeks.  This is reminiscent of the censorship that my former ISP undertook of the Solari.com website recently, except that type of censorship was blatant.  WordPress’ censorship is subtle, very subtle and you can only find it if you look for itAnd if you can’t find it?  You don’t even know that information is being suppressed, which is social engineering at its finest.

Most of these articles (and book reviews) seek to show individuals critical concepts and resources available for them to educate themselves not only about resources available for self-directed learning, but also how the public schooling system and other areas of society truly work.

Note:  Unsure as to why the resolution is off given that it was seamless through the upload.

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is author of Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All, and also an avid book reviewer, poet, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, health freedom advocate, and writer who aims at empowering individuals in many ways, while also delving deeper and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, Individuality, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

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#Book Review: Propaganda by Edward Bernays | #SmartReads #BookReview #SocialEngineering

“Bernay’s honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies.”
– Noam Chomsky

“Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.”
– Edward Bernays

BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
February 22, 2020

Propaganda is a tool widely used by those holding power positions in many facets of society, from politicians, religious leaders, agents of the state to corporate brass.  Propaganda is employed regularly because it works, and it has for centuries.  And if one wishes to comprehend the modern iteration of propaganda, there is no better individual to learn from than “the father of public relations” Edward Bernays.

Edward Bernays, whose magnum opus is Propaganda, laid the foundation for propaganda as it is now known.  Bernay’s book Propaganda outlines in profound detail many aspects of how propaganda works, and how this notion was thought about nigh a century ago.  This book was originally published in 1928, and yet its effects are still as important today as they have ever been, if not more so.

Bernay’s book is quite sobering because it details how the mass manipulation of the human subconscious can place can take at unprecedented scale.

In a world where the propaganda vice-grip has reached unfathomable levels, knowledge of how this takes place is not only imperative, but the responsibility of the individual.

Be that as it may, propaganda flows through all media – news, tv shows, songs, radio stations, advertisements, magazines, and more.  Plain and simple, propaganda has unfortunately become an undeniable part of our societal structure.

Webbing the populace at will, this tool, and all its functions have served to greatly increase the influence and power of most individuals and institutions employing it.

As VigilantCitizen eloquently states:

“Bernay’s trailblazing marketing campaigns profoundly changed the functioning of American society. He basically created “consumerism” by creating a culture wherein Americans bought for pleasure instead of buying for survival. For this reason, he was considered by Life Magazine to be in the Top 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century.”[Bold Emphasis Added.]1

Propaganda, in it of itself, is not negative per se. However, if lies, misinformation, disinformation, are inherently embedded within the messages being shared, then this tool can have seriously nefarious and wide reaching consequences for entire populations.

If individuals wish to understand how the rulers of our time operate and how they are able to achieve and keep their power, then Propaganda is the perfect baseline.

Personally, this book should be mandatory for everyone’s education, as knowing how propaganda is employed and its many facets would make all individuals incredibly robust in facing the onslaught of modern propaganda, which is relentless. More importantly, only by knowing what you face and how it is employed can one learn how to overcome it.

To sum up this work, it is best to leave you with this Orwellian quote by Bernays that should be pondered at length:

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”

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Source

[1] http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/mind-control-theories-and-techniques-used-by-mass-media/

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is author of Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All, and also an avid book reviewer, poet, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, health freedom advocate, and writer who aims at empowering individuals in many ways, while also delving deeper and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, Individuality, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

Add Me On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZMarquiez
Follow The Page On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BreakawayIndividual/

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Suggested Reading & Viewing:

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7 Phenomenal Books For Homeschooling, Self-Directed Learners & Autodidacts
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The Divide & Conquer Left Right Paradigm
What Is The Difference Between Education & Public Schooling?
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Philosophy 101 by Socrates – An Introduction To Phylosophy Via Plato’s Apology By Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
How To Read A Book by Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren
A Different Kind Of Teacher by John Taylor Gatto
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The Imaginative Argument – A Practical Manifesto For Writers By Frank L. Cioffi
A Workbook For Arguments – A Complete Course In Critical Thinking by David Morrow
The Minds Of Men [Documentary] | Social Engineering & Mind Control
Manipulation Of Media Messages & Astroturf by Sharyl Attkisson
Mainstream Media Control
Socratic Logic V 3.1 by Peter Kreeft PhD
Dialectical Thinking – Zeno, Socrates, Kant, Marx by Tommi Juhani Hanjijarvi Ph.D.
The Trivium – The Liberal Arts Of Logic, Grammar & Rhetoric by Sister Mary Joseph Ph.D.
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Classrooms Of The Heart [Mini Documentary] – John Taylor Gatto
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
History So It Doesn’t Repeat – The Deliberate Dumbing Down Of America with Charlotte Iserbyt
The Catastrophic Decline of Public Schooling: 21 Facts Why School Performs Poorly
Mindset Musings#1: Venturing Outside Of Comfort Zones
Rotten To The Common Core by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell & Gary Lawrence
Lesson’s From Orwell’s 1984
Against Public Schooling – How Public Education Cripples Our Kids By John Taylor Gatto
Social Engineering 101
The Tavistock Institute – Social Engineering The Masses By Daniel Estulin
Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Mainstream Media Manipulation: Proaganda, Social Engineering & Astroturfing

“One of our best-kept secrets is the degree to which a handful of huge corporations control the flow of information in the United States. Whether it is television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books, or the Internet, a few giant conglomerates are determining what we see, hear, and read. And the situation is likely to become much worse as a result of radical deregulation efforts by the Bush administration and some horrendous court decisions,” warned Congressman Bernie Sanders, adding, “This is an issue that Congress can no longer ignore.”

– Jim Marrs, Rise Of The Fourth Reich


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Zy Marquiez
June 2, 2019

A large portion of society has blind trust in mainstream media news reporting, even though they have constantly ignored countless vital issues plaguing society in numerous ways.

Mainstream media manipulation has further reach than most individuals are cognizant of; this type of reach is facilitated not only by the use of endless propaganda, but also lays the foundation for serious social engineering to take place when coupled with manipulation techniques such as astroturfing.

This salient issue of social engineering via media manipulation goes back quite some time.  In fact, it was Edward Bernays, who fathered modern propaganda and whose influential reach was so far in scope that Time Magazine voted him one of the most influential people of the 20th century.  In his book Propaganda,  Bernays went on to state that:

““The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.””

That is social engineering at its finest.

Such information has always been right in the open, but since the mainstream media doesn’t report it, it ‘doesn’t exist’.  This type of mindset is what often gets individuals to share thoughts along the lines of: “Well the media didn’t report that.  It can’t be true” as if the media are the gatekeepers of reality.  That is the very definition of a ‘high priest’ – someone who cannot be questioned and whose authority is always higher than yours.  And that’s exactly what the type of mindset the establishment wants [1].

As Thomas Huxley once stated:

“The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence. Science is simply common sense at its best – that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.”

It’s simply up to you – the individual – to be incisive, and sift carefully in order to figure out not only what is being reported, and whether it in fact is true, but also what is not being reported, which is often vastly more important.  Countless other questions may follow; this is merely starting point.

In the end, ignorance in the age of information is a choice.

Choose wisely.

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[1] This type of mentality also shows the lack of critical thinking that is missing, which is par for the course considering what the public schooling system is about.

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Suggested Reading & Watching:

Lessons From Orwell’s 1984
What Is The Difference Between Education & Public Schooling?
The Catastrophic Decline Of Public Education: 21 Facts About Why Public Schooling Performs So Poorly
What Our List Of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society’s Fears
Logical Fallacies Employed In Every Day Life
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Weapons Of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
13 Great Reasons To Study Logic
How A Generation Lost Its Culture – by Professor Patrick Deneen
The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse
The Tavistock Institute: Social Engineering The Masses by Daniel Estulin
A Different Kind Of Teacher by John Taylor Gatto
Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Philosophy 101 by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Brave New World & Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
What Is Education?  The Elite Curriculum – John Taylor Gatto
Astroturfing & Manipulation Of Media Messages – Sharyl Attkisson
Breakaway Guide To Censorship, Disinformation, Logical Fallacies & More
How To Read A Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
History So It Doesn’t Repeat – The Deliberate Dumbing Down Of America With Charlotte Iserbyt
Classrooms Of The Heart [Documentary] – John Taylor Gatto
Sumerhill School – A New View On Childhood by A.S. Neil
Social Engineering 101
Dialectical Thinking – Zeno, Socrates, Kant, Marx by Tommi Juhani Hanjijarvi Ph.D.
Underground History Of American Education With John Taylor Gatto
The True Purpose Of Modern Schooling
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Open-Source Method: Genius Education – Examples | John Taylor Gatto
The Trivium – The Liberal Arts Of Logic, Grammar & Rhetoric by Sister Miriam Joseph Ph.D.
Cultural Literacy – What Every American Needs To Know
by E.D. Hirsch Jr.
A Rulebook For Arguments by Anthony Weston
A Workbook For Arguments by David R. Morrow & Anthony Wesson
Drilling Through The Core – Why Common Core Is Bad For American Education by Sandra Stotsky & Contributors

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

Simplifying For The Sake Of Health | #Mindset | #Health | #Mindfulness | #SocialMedia

“Our life is always frittered away by detail.  Simplify, simplify.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Simplify your thoughts, desires and life.  Complexities and confusion make a hell out of heaven.”
– Philip Arnold


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
May 30, 2019

What follows is part vent, part blog post on simplicity, but it’s going to be a bit longer than my usual blog posts.  Although it might seem that I am meandering a bit, there’s a logical sequence to certain steps I (and others) took yesterday across various social media platform.  More on that in a moment though.

Yesterday, I wrote about meeting someone that just moved here that was a family member, and that was my uncle.  We got to talking about a variety of things, but one moment stood out most of all.

Sometimes in life, while you are talking to someone you get to a point where the conversation takes a very serious tone, the type of tone when you just have to shut the @#!$ up and let someone vent their heart out; this was one of those moments.  I let him vent about his health, life, and him not having too much time left, and then the conversation leveled out to less dismal topics.  This conversation left me incredibly emotional, though I masked it rather well (I hope) and I knew I just wanted to go home.  Why so?

Because it reminded me of a circumstance that took place when I was much younger, though both scenarios aren’t exactly alike, but you will understand why it reminded me in a second.

In the early 2000s, I visited Puerto Rico for the first time since we moved as a family to Arizona.  In a nutshell, at one point I wanted to take a picture with my grandma.  And anybody that knows me personally knows that I hate taking pictures.  I don’t mind it, but most of the time I don’t (usually) like taking pictures for reasons I will not get into here.  And a lot of the pictures that I have taken are always on my phone, mostly pictures with friends, family and so on.  This is because if I do end up taking a picture, it means a lot to me, which is why the pictures always with me.  That, or you have to be one of my conniving friends (bless their hearts) and sneak a picture when I least expect it.  Taking pictures of friends?  Sure, I love that; I love photography in general, and I love taking pictures of my friends.  But I’m not usually in a lot of the pictures.

The reason I say that is because even though I hate pictures where I’m in them, I wanted really bad to take a picture with my grandmother when we visited; so you know, I had to want to take a picture with my grandma really bad for me to even bring it up.  That last day, for hours, I hounded her about taking a picture with her and she wasn’t having it.  Her reasons were, because she didn’t look ‘good’ and so on.  I told her that I didn’t care, but she wasn’t having it.  In any respect, I gave up because she was getting annoyed and I didn’t want to bug her any longer.  Now when leaving, I just had this overwhelming feeling that I would never see her again.  I had never had a feeling like that before, and I thought it was stupid.  In reality, I didn’t know when we (or I) would be back to visit, but I just felt really overwhelmed.  It turned out that she passed away a couple of years later, all because a medical mistake in which the medical personnel didn’t read a damn chart.

I’ve searched everywhere, but I don’t think I ever took a picture with my grandma, at least not one that I can remember.  I’ve gone through family photos and so on, and all I’ve seen are her and I when I was much younger, a baby for instance.  Anyways, the point of this whole (lengthy) preamble is that, although I do have a feeling I will see my uncle again, he’s already on borrowed time.

This whole scenario with my grandma flashed in my mind, which made it hard for me to keep my composure because well, knowing that someone’s ticket with the reaper has already been punched will make anyone sad, if not downright depressed.

After we were done having dinner, we said our goodbyes, and I went home (and couldn’t get there fast enough) because I just wanted to lay down and not think, not that that’s possible but I just had to get home.  I get home, and after changing my mind, I write the blog post that I did, which involved my uncle because that was my way of sort of venting on the issue, but I held a lot back as is evident now.

From there, I end up deciding not to lie down, and instead opt to get on a variety of social media platforms to see if I can just talk to some friends and vent.  Lo and behold, it’s nothing but fire and brimstone everywhere, people arguing over the most inconsequential and trivial things that, in the grand scope of things, don’t really matter.  What’s worse is how everyone were treating each other (or me) in a few respects, so I was about to make a call and get some friends to do our usual Facebook mass purge of all of our accounts as well as on other social media, but someone beat me to the punch and was seeing if we wanted to start a group on Skype to do it all simultaneously while catching up.

Before going on, why would it be important for me to purge accounts on many social media platform?  This is because (1) I have already lost a few friends this year and it’s been the toughest year emotionally speaking yet that I can remember.  Moreover, as mentioned before, (2) my uncle is dealing with stage 3 cancer that can’t be handled and is already on borrowed time, (3) there’s a family member in a coma (not joking) that my lovely father just happens to tell part of the entire family weeks later because (you just can’t make this stuff up) he “didn’t think it was important”.

Predictably, I’m till downright furious about that.  ANY family member being in a coma, HELL, ANY HUMAN BEING, being in a coma, is as real as it gets.  Not only that, but there’s also (4) the issue of my Mom’s health where she doesn’t seem to be getting completely better even though the doctors say “everything is okay” and “the cancer is gone” (we’ve heard that one before).  Lastly, (5) I have been out of remission with my disease for months, and any stress affects it greatly, which is why I often seek a mindful approach, as well as employ yoga when I can at home or the gym.

My own personal reason for purging (or muting) accounts was due to stress and my goal to simplify where I can in my attempts to regain my health and get back into remission.  I can’t be the best me if I’m not healthy, and I can’t be healthy if I repeatedly expose myself to things that are stressful, no matter how mindful I am, and expect for significant progress to take place.  These were the vanguard reasons for me purging accounts of myriad types yesterday.

With this personally in mind, myself and others all started on Skype, but when the room got really crowded we moved to Discord, and we just began purging accounts for 6-7 hours or so.  It’s exhausting removing hundreds and hundreds of accounts from multiple Facebook accounts that I use for activism and the like, dozens on Instagram, WordPress, Twitter, you name it.

I just wasn’t having it any longer, my health’s too important for me to subject myself to things I don’t have too.  Some people, the ones I’ve known for a long time, I either told the straight up that I’m muting them because x,y,z, reason, and they understood.  Others, if we didn’t know them in any way shape or form, or had never even realized they were on our friends list, then they got removed, while also removing accounts that are constant negativity for the sake of negativity; that was the main approach for myself and my friends.  And people that I ‘kind of’, ‘sort of’, knew, it was fifty-fifty based on judgment calls for me personally.

It’s not like I don’t care about some of these people, I do.  But the bottom line is that, to a great extent, we are a product of our environments, History and Epigenetics have taught us this much.    If you end up subjecting yourself to stressful situations, negativity, and lots of things that you don’t have too, it’s just going to have detrimental effects on your being on an overarching basis.

Given that, at an emotional level, my plate is incredibly full and I’m already significantly stressed about many circumstances, I’m just going to be incredibly selective to what I expose myself too.  It’s not that I don’t care or simply won’t talk to people and debate, or that I will not at all read things that might seem dismal and so on; it’s just that repeatedly doing so when there’s no need to doesn’t make any sense.

This year has already been incredibly tough, and I know it’s going to get tougher with time given all the above and more.  I just don’t want to get to a point where I irrevocably shatter and can’t pull myself back together again is all.

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Suggested Reading:

Have You Ever Walked On The Moon?
What Do You Find Inspiring
Consciousness: The Key To Life
The Artist Of Eternity
Conformity Crisis: The War Between Conformists & Nonconformists
Never Underestimate The Power Of Imagination, The Power Of Dropping Seeds
The Artist & The Trance Of Inspiration
Stranger On The Moon
The Spectrum Of Balance
Mining For Inspiration
Wings Are Made To Fly, Seeds Are Made To Grow
Taking That First Step Towards A New Journey
My First Book The Twin Flame, Future Projects & More
Breakaway Individuals Throughout History: The Individuals, The Trailblazers & You
Why A Sound Mindset Is Crucial: The Light Side Of Mindset Vs. The Dark Side Of Mindset
Mindset Mindset Mindset!
A Sound Mindset Amidst The Obstacles Of Life
Mindwaves & Mindfulness
Modern Misteps Meet Mindfulness
Mindfulness & Zoning Out
Mindfulness & Music
Mindfulness Musings: Choices Made Out Of Fear & Love
How TV Robs You Of Your Life
How You Deposit A Truckload Of Black Pearls Into An Emotional Bank Account
How Are Your (Emotional) Bank Accounts Doing?
Emotional Bank Accounts: Investing In Yourself
Emotional Bank Accounts: Withdraw Withdraw Withdraw!
Emotional Bank Accounts: Mutual Funds
Emotional Bank Accounts: Trust
Emotional Bank Accounts: Dividends
Emotional Bank Accounts: Large Scale Withdraws
Emotional Bank Accounts: Deposits & Withdraws
Emotional Bank Accounts: Mutual Investments
Emotional Bank Accounts: Interest Rates
Emotional Bank Accounts: Gems Gems Gems, Babies Everywhere!
Emotional Bank Accounts: I Call Your 7 Cents & Raise You A Dollar
Emotional Bank Accounts: Account Closures
Emotional Bank Accounts: Anonymous Donations
Emotional Bank Accounts: Executive Decisions
How You Deposit A Truckload Of Black Pearls Into An Emotional Bank Account
How Are Your (Emotional) Bank Accounts Doing?
Poker & Life: Pulling The Friend’s Card
Poker & Life: Let There Be Range
Poker & Life: The Comfort Card
Poker & Life: Pulling The Mask Card
Imagination Unleashed
The Inherent Power Of Curiosity
Time Management: Eternity & A Day Will Never Be Enough
A 7 Cent Investment Into An Emotional Bank Account To Convert A Hater?
What Do You Find Inspiring?
Poker FlashBack: Swimming With Sharks, Swimming With Whales
Imagination Rises Out Of The Jaws Of Defeat
What’s Your Story?
Infusing Energy Into The Individual
You The Individual Are Author Of Your Own Journey, Of Your Own Destiny
Harry Potter Fans Trash Talk?  Say WHAT?!
Consciously Creating The Road Of Change, The World Of Tomorrow
What Are Your Personal Defaults?
A World Of Grays
Mindfulness, Loss & Friendship
The Opening Salvo, The First Minute
The Seeds Of Today, The World Of Tomorrow
Assumptions Are Mother Of All F@!$ Ups
Piercing Perspectives #1: Taking Things For Granted | Health & Mindset
Piercing Perspectives #2: You The Individual Are Extraordinary
Piercing Perspectives #3: The Divide & Conquer Left Right Paradigm
Piercing Perspectives #4: Poker As A Mirror For Life
The Individual, The Foundation Of Society

The Social Engineering Of The Individual Via Sleight Of Hand Actions | #MSM | #Disinformation | #Misinformation | #FakeNews | #GMOs | #Censorship | #Fluoride

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the US public believes is false.”
– William J. Casey, Director of Central Intelligence from 1981 to 1987


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 30, 2019

There are many ways in which certain institutions, corporations and government bodies carry out duplicitous actions against the populace, slight of hand actions. Such a hindrance should not go unnoticed, for this is diametrically opposed to the interest of everyone, and ultimately, the individual.

What are some ways in which the Corporate Cartels & Co. carries out its deceptive dealings?

For starters, let us take a gander at organic foods GMOs. First of all, GMOs – genetically modified organisms – are not required to be labelled in America, even though country after country after country continues to show its utter disdain against this unproven technology.  If there ever were a time to ponder certain issues brought about by many scientists, it would be now.

How does one have freedom, if one is not able to discern what type of food one is eating, and whether or not it was created by Mother Nature or in a biolab by Big Biotech?

Additionally,

As a preamble, for our definitions sleight of hand denotes ways of deceiving people.

There are many ways in which certain institutions, corporations and government bodies carry out duplicitous actions against the populace. Such a hindrance should not go unnoticed, for this is diametrically opposed to the population, and ultimately, the individual.

What are some ways in which the Corporate Cartel & Co. carries out its deceptive dealings?

For starters, let us take a gander at organic foods GMOs. First of all, GMOs – genetically modified organisms – are not required to be labelled in America, even though country after country after country continues to show its utter disdain against this unproven technology.  If there ever were a time to ponder certain issues brought about by many scientists, it would be now.

How does one have freedom, if one is not able to discern what type of food one is eating, and whether or not it was created by Mother Nature or in a biolab by Big Biotech?

Additionally, many of these very products are labeled ‘natural’ even though they are not. The good thing is though, that one way in which individuals can fight this treacherous tyranny is by buying locally sourced, organic, non-genetically modified foods. This is one large step in the right direction to buck the system that continues to milk communities and families.

Another unfortunate event taking place in most of America is the fact that much of the water in the United States is fluoridated. This should be rather appalling given that a major Harvard study was conducted that confirmed that fluoride lowers IQ. That is just the tip of the iceberg.

Over the last few years, there has been quite the progress in the elimination of fluoride from the water supplies by the Fluoride Action Network [FAN]. This has been quite a lengthy battle, but its far from over.

Many communities still face a veritable onslaught of toxins via the water ways. Some of these include chlorine, pharmaceutical drugs, hexavalent chromium, lead, aluminum, heavy metals, and much more.

It doesn’t stop there.

There has been an incisive recognition of media censorship by certain folks such as Sharyl Attkison. She is not alone however, as others such as independent reporter James Corbett have spoken out against such deceitful practices.

Mainstream media is not the only one curtailing people’s freedom of speech right. In a place that’s hailed as the bee’s knees of content sharing and online ‘freedom’, YouTube [caught several times] and FaceBook have been caught censoring countless folks quite a few times as well [this is known to me personally, as well]. This has prompted certain truth seekers from various walks of life to gravitate to other social media as well.

What the above censorship is accomplishing is a deceptive management of reality and information in a way that is highly detrimental to individuals who value freedom, which is what America is supposed to be about.

Via the examples of the toxins in water through fluoride, genetically manipulated organisms that barely pass as food and is claimed natural when it isn’t, and media that often claims to stand for freedom of speech, but doesn’t, we are seeing a multi-pronged attack on liberties in many shapes and forms. This is because if you do not know, you cannot choose, can you?

This keen sleight of hand needs to be recognized by the individual in order for them to detach from the matrix that continually bleeds their energy in their many forms and seeks mainly to socially engineer them.

There are many other disciplines that are used in a calculated manner to manipulate reality, with public schooling being the vanguard way this is accomplished.

All the above is merely a cursory overview of just some that the individual needs to be cognizant of in our daily lives.

How are we, as individuals, supposed to advance ourselves when many of the objects that are vital to our well being and lives are being transmuted into something complete different?

If that isn’t sleight of hand, then we live in an alternative version reality.

With that in mind, let’s end with this incisive quote by Lehman that homes-in on the very notion of sleight of hand:

“Jargon is the verbal sleight of hand that makes the old hat seem newly fashionable; it gives an air of novelty an specious profundity to ideas that, if stated correctly, would seem superficial, stale, frivolous, or false.  The line between serious and spurious scholarship is an easy one to blur, with jargon on your side.”

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Suggested Reading & Watching:

What Is The Difference Between Education & Public Schooling?
Logical Fallacies Employed In Every Day Life
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Weapons Of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
13 Great Reasons To Study Logic
How A Generation Lost Its Culture – by Professor Patrick Deneen
A Different Kind Of Teacher by John Taylor Gatto
Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Philosophy 101 by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Brave New World & Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
What Is Education?  The Elite Curriculum – John Taylor Gatto
Breakaway Guide To Censorship, Disinformation, Logical Fallacies & More
How To Read A Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
History So It Doesn’t Repeat – The Deliberate Dumbing Down Of America With Charlotte Iserbyt
Classrooms Of The Heart [Documentary] – John Taylor Gatto
Sumerhill School – A New View On Childhood by A.S. Neil
Social Engineering 101
Dialectical Thinking – Zeno, Socrates, Kant, Marx by Tommi Juhani Hanjijarvi Ph.D.
Underground History Of American Education With John Taylor Gatto
The True Purpose Of Modern Schooling
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Open-Source Method: Genius Education – Examples | John Taylor Gatto
The Trivium – The Liberal Arts Of Logic, Grammar & Rhetoric by Sister Miriam Joseph Ph.D.
Cultural Literacy – What Every American Needs To Know
by E.D. Hirsch Jr.
A Rulebook For Arguments by Anthony Weston
A Workbook For Arguments by David R. Morrow & Anthony Wesson
Drilling Through The Core – Why Common Core Is Bad For American Education by Sandra Stotsky & Contributors

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If you find value in this information, please share it.  This article is free and open source.  All individuals have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Zy Marquiez and  BreakawayIndividual.com

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

#Book Review: Quiet – The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain | #Introvert | #Thoughts | #Reflection


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 17, 2019

Quiet – The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain is masterful read into the inner workings of the reflective introverts that populate society.

This book by Susan Cain delves into the paradigm that has been glossed over in the “Culture Of Personality”.

Cain begins the book outlining the fact that we as a society have transitioned from a Culture Of Character to a Culture of Personality, which thus left us facing myriad issues from which society still faces today.

The book even elucidates that the world personality was not part of our vocabulary until the 18th century and that “the idea of “having a good personality” was not widespread until the twentieth.”  This goes to show that the notion of ‘personality’ is quite modern indeed.

Throughout the entirety of the book the author also enumerates countless examples of research and studies that have taken place which shows the notable differences between introverts and extroverts.  Its quite intriguing considering how wrong western culture has been about introverts over the last many decades, if not longer.

Even the school system has been tailored to fit the ‘culture of personality’ rather than the ‘culture of character’.  That has done a great disservice to many folks, because as the book mentions, between a third to a half of all people are introverts, and yet school is not only geared to push the personality paradigm, but people that are introverts get run over by the system due to people thinking there’s something “wrong” with just wanting to do work by yourself, or perhaps in a less noisy environment that fosters greater inner growth for such individuals.

In fact, the book names a few examples where parents, or people, thought something was “wrong” with a particular individual, when that was just their nature.  Not only that, but introverts, in many facets, outdo extroverts due to their inherent nature.  That’s not something that you will hear the modern media expound upon.  It’s not that there are inherently smarter than them, its that their process of critical thought is more efficient in many ways, not unlike two people each having a Ferrari to drive, but one isn’t capable of handling the vehicle at much higher speeds.

Ironically enough, Cain mentions how “we perceive talkers as smarter than quiet types – even though grade-point averages and SAT intelligence scores reveal this perception to be inaccurate.”

Cain also covers the interesting topic of the “Bus to Abilene,” which shows people’s penchant for following others who carry out actions – any actions.  These circumstances are the staple of extroverts by and large.

The author also covers the topic of The New Groupthink, which is given a cursory glance.

Within her thoughts, she gives her concerns for the system, which is constantly giving precedence for group work – “team work” – all at the expense of the individual, as it claims that ‘creativity and intellectual achievement’ only come via teamwork.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  The author covers facts that tackle this rather incisively.

This has taken place because America has wholly shifted en masse unfortunately to teachings that reflect the business community, rather than what’s best for the individual and culture as a whole What’s worse, Common Core will only further these agendas in order to make sure everyone’s ready to help corporations make even more profits at the expense of true learning.  Let’s digress however.

Another example of how introverts shine is how top performers are often the ones that have the solitude that they require that isn’t available in many working environments.  When freedom of interruption is available, these people overwhelmingly perform better than in environments where excessive stimulation takes place, which hinders production/learning.

Other notions examined are the one of Deliberate Practice, which can only be accomplished by being alone.  This notion is discussed at length in Talent Is Overrated – What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else, by Geoff Colvin.

Deliberate practice is not only when individuals identify tasks to be done, but when individuals push beyond comfort and traditional boundaries to raise their performance level, whilst monitoring their progress and adjusting accordingly in order to be able to achieve what needs to be done.

This not only requires deep motivation, but can lead to incredible mastery of subjects.  It does, however, require a great commitment in many cases if one wants to achieve true expertise.

The book also covers how many extroverts were behind what took place in the 2009 economic downturn, and how introverts wouldn’t have been as careless with money.  It also covers how people tend to link velocity of speech with knowledge, but how that is a big mistake.

Group brainstorming electronically is also delved into, as well as the fear of public humiliation and how large of a role that plays a role in interactions between introverts and extroverts, how important temperament is, as well as the intricate subject of highly reactive children.  Also the topic of pseudo-extroverts is also covered.  This is important, because many people who seem rather extroverted, are in fact incredibly introverted.

If you’re a teacher, a leader, a manager, or any person that needs to know the inner workings of how introverts and extroverts interact on a daily basis, and how to take advantage of each of their strengthen, then this book is definitely for you.

I absolutely love this book and reference it quite often, and I hope that any of you who end up getting it get as much value yourselves.  It really is well worth the read.
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Suggested Reading:

Talent Is Overrated – What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everyone Else by Geoff Colvin

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If you find value in this information, feel free to share it.  This article is free and open source.  All individuals have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Zy Marquiez and  BreakawayIndividual.com

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.