The first step you should already do accept the status quo and their landscape and get a full understanding. After all, for them to be status quo in the first place, they had to build up the architecture to keep them in power so let's give them the credit they deserve. In addition, they have architecture in place to keep them in power and you need to understand this. The most typical structure is the people of power create a sphere of influence with socialites and the media and other characters such as politicians and appointed officers in the government structure.
For example, a lot of these cornball magazines take advertisement money from these status quo cats and that pays the writers salaries and you know the writers are going to write cute fluff about the status quo. Then what these writers do is ignore the up and coming cats and start acting like only status quo matter. Then you see cats on TV and in the media name-dropping status quo and what you do is find out who is the one behind the scenes keeping the status quo in the picture. Just monitor their activities and take their names and their involvement in the structure to keep the status quo on top.
Then you have to accept the fact there are goons and muscle out there keeping them in power. Goons and muscle is not your knucklehead brutes with guns. These are the lawyers and the laws that protect the status quo. You have to find out who are the lawyers, who are the politicians and the laws that are designed to protect the status quo. In some cases the government tries to partner with status quo and you need to know names and connections. So just monitor what is going on and take names and learn connections to understand the architecture.
My ninja, please! Most ninjas don’t make it this far… but the elders live far past 100. But, seriously, this is an interesting photo essay/article/interblog from the NYT profiling some venerable old human beings. If you get the chance to take a peek, say in the next 100 years, you will be amazed, astounded, and regaled.
OK, maybe not. But I thought it was interesting.A Here’s the link: click me.
'Our life is frittered away by detail … simplify, simplify.' ~Henry David Thoreau
We live in curious times. It's called the Age of Information, but in another light it can be called the Age of Distraction.
While humanity has never been free of distraction a from swatting those bothersome gnats around the fireplace to dealing with piles of paper mail and ringing telephones a never have the distractions been so voluminous, so overwhelming, so intense, so persistent as they are now. Ringing phones are one thing, but email notifications, Twitter and Facebook messages, an array of browser tabs open, and mobile devices that are always on and always beeping are quite another. More and more, we are connected, we are up to our necks in the stream of information, we are in the crossfire of the battle for our attention, and we are engaged in a harrying blur of multitasking activity.
When we're working, we have distractions coming from every direction. In front of us is the computer, with email notifications and other notifications of all kinds. Then there's the addicting lure of the browser, which contains not only an endless amount of reading material that can be a black hole into which we never escape, but unlimited opportunities for shopping, for chatting with other people, for gossip and news and lurid photos and so much more. All the while, several new emails have come in, waiting for a quick response. Several programs are open at once, each of them with tasks to complete. Several people would like to chat, dividing our attention even further.
Posted: October 15th, 2010
at 1:23pm by Koookiecrumbles
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