World’s Richest Man predicts 3-day workweek – (Poorer billionaires predict an apocalypse)

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Last night, I was helping my 11-yo son with his history assignment: a comic, showing the evolution of mankind from the stone age, to the neolithic, to the modern industrial phase. In Oliver’s last panel, his Homo sapiens sapiens concluded that the efficiencies of a mechanized world allowed them to enjoy being human.

This morning, I was pleased to find a similar sentiment from none less that Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man.

108 words written by Dani Sackman Carroll

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I am responsible for the practice and growth of mindfulness in my own life. I understand that my actions and inactions cause a ripple effect throughout the world. Every day is a chance for me to discover even more about myself. Every moment is an opportunity for me to give others the space they need to be themselves. Within me exists a universe of awe, and every morning is a reminder of my duty to participate fully in the development of my life. This life is my inheritance as a human being and I will claim it by living as fully as I possibly can through compassionate participation.

Forget DaVinci – Michelangelo’s Code was hidden for 500 years in the Sistine Chapel!!

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I would say I was raised Catholic (i.e. Universal) in my belief in the dogma of Allopathic medicine. With time, I see that much of what we are trained to do is peddle fear, engender awe, and prepare for the afterlife amidst the earthly promise of suffering.

I certainly don’t want to go the way of Galileo for my beliefs, but even Michelangelo had a little jab at religious authority and a wink to the rebirth of science when he put a neuroanatomical “Easter Egg” (cadaveric dissection was a sin, after all) right smack in the middle of Pope Sixtus IV’s chapel:

Does scarcity precede our notion of “philanthropy”? (which is really Soteriology in a hooded mask)

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Philanthropy was classically defined as love for humanity, not alms for the poor.

“love of what it is to be human” is the essential nature and purpose of humanity, culture and civilization — was intrinsically philosophical, containing both metaphysics and ethics. The Greeks adopted the “love of humanity” as an educational ideal, whose goal was excellence (arete)—the fullest self-development, of body, mind, and spirit, which is the essence of liberal education.