JOSEPH GOEBBELS PRIVATE RESIDENCE AND BUNKER TODAY
England's Own "Oriana Fallaci" Dies at 105: Claire Hollingworth, Foreign Correspondent To the U.K. Telegraph, Friend of Every Statesman Since WWI.
"I am sure you have been told that this is the best time of your life. It may be. But if it's true that this is the best time of your life, then you have my condolences. Because you'll want to remain here, stuck in these so called best years, never maturing, wanting only to look, to feel and be the adolescent that whole industries are devoted to forcing you to remain. One more flawless article of clothing, one more elaborate toy, the truly perfect diet, the harmless but necessary drug, the almost final elective surgery, the ultimate cosmetic designed to maintain hunger for stasis. While children are being eroticized into adults, adults are being eroticized into eternal juvenilia. . . There is nothing more satisfying, more gratifying than true adulthood. . . The process of becoming one is not inevitable. Its achievement is a difficult beauty, an intensely hard-won glory, which commercial forces and cultural vapidity should not be permitted to deprive you of."
Wellesley, Massachusetts 2004
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Both Dr. Dave Evans & Dr. William Burnett teach design at Stanford University, they've both written an outstanding contribution toward clarifying how contemporary youths can best discern a vocation. Why is their approach better than most? It advocates an application of commitment; an openness toward arduous labor that is missing from traditional approaches that remain passive.
Asking a person what their passion is, is futile. The vast majority of people never get paid or earn a living performing their passion. Less than 27% of college graduates EVER land careers in fields studied in college. The truth is difficult to endure, but most people don't have a singular motivating factor dominating their life decisions. We should remember to shape our skills toward multiple versions of an achieved identity. In other words, a single version of your life isn't enough, you should be devoted to training multiple versions of an evolving identity coalescing around core interests, skills.
Why? Over a career lasting multiple decades in rapidly changing market conditions, we should anticipate have 3-5 varying career modalities.
First insight is your approach: human experience isn't a problem that's solved, so ones focus should remain on a framework of design; we start with who we are and what we have. From there we begin actively participating in building prototypes that change.
The key is to have a hands-on approach in application to what works. The key here is to try lots of ideas, take action, and learn by doing. Your not thinking your way forward, your building! Remember, you weren't put on this Earth to wait for your passion to strike before you start living. Engagement is key.
First you learn how to live in application of who you are, then you repeat. . .
You don't need to know what your passion is, you only need to be engaged and curious. Think like a designer and build your future, prototype by prototype.
The primary sources underwriting the next American boom are primarily fiscal, not monetary. But we don't need to wait for tax reform, because transformative new hybrid technologies are already upon us. Tax reform would help scale these products to unimaginable levels, nevertheless, the American enterprise is white hot with new technologies. Let's take a look.
1. Nano-culture: We should expect nothing less than the imploding of 'the Standard Model' that animates contemporary physics. Why? Because the laws of physics are going to be challenged through biological applications. What's already in the pipeline? How about genetic research like entirely new synthetic materials like graphene, molecular electronics & extreme miniaturization. Super small sensors from quantum computing. The range of both new biological applications as well as advances in new paradigms of traditional branches of science suggests that we're at a turning point for biologically integrated nano circuitry.
2. The Cloud: Get ready for a customized world where vast new and old traditional products are designed and marketed for mass personalization from big data storage transforming the management of data into a distinct applicable commodity.
3. 3D Printing: This complete collapse of supply chains throughout entire regions of American commerce will usher in new fiscal balance sheets providing liquidity for new cottage industries procuring regionally allied hybrid product lines. Fredrick Hayek wrote of this in the 1970's when he wrote of denationalizing money back to the States effectively incentivizing regional economies.
Get ready for the atomization of the U.S. citizen! We're going to work, think, create and live in a decentralized civilization. Say farewell to a center-margin based civilization.
The source of human happiness isn't material gain, nor is the foundation of human capital a bureaucracy.
The final source of human capital is the family. The family is the child's first teacher.
The child isn't an agent of the State!
To secure the blessings of liberty, a child needs a culture whose source has antecedents in moral ideas inseparable from difficult achievements. Character development and virtue are the precedents needed to sustain any initiative worthy of effort.
The sources of the most enduring social capital are found in the created order.
Their also earned attributes.
The Team at Class Oracle Media seeks to redress faltering institutions that once held the mantle of assimilating individuals to a heritage that valued achievement. Our goal is to assist families in the recognition that the twin achievements of modernity, namely liberty and the empirical sciences were developed gifts from a culture that valued hard work.
Human capital is nothing less than the developed gift of an indissoluble reality that remains the apex of the western concept of order: achieved human identity.
For more on this theme, read Toni Morrison's Commencement address: http://wjholland.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/toni-morrison-commencement-address-on-adulthood-the-limitations-of-desire/