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Society is relating to human society and its members. Living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups. Composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability. Tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind. Marked by friendly companionship with others. A party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity. An extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization. A formal association of people with similar interests. The state of being with someoneHuman Rights

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Social Intelligence is a person who understands society and social interactions, and has the capacity to effectively navigate and negotiate complex social relationships and environments. A person who contributes positively to the learning community and to society. A person who is Information Literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society. Practices Ethical Behavior in regard to information and Technology and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information. A person who has the Capacity and the Ability to Make a Difference and to Live a Fulfilling Life. Social Skills is any skill facilitating interaction and communication with others. Social rules and relations are created, communicated, and changed in verbal and nonverbal ways. The process of learning these skills is called socialization. For socialization, Interpersonal skills are essential to relate one another.




Social Knowledge


All Kinds of People Social Sciences is a major category of academic disciplines, concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society. It in turn has many branches, each of which is considered a "social science". The main social sciences include economics, political science, human geography, demography, and sociology. In a wider sense, social science also includes some fields in the humanities such as anthropology, archaeology, jurisprudence, history, and linguistics. The term is also sometimes used to refer specifically to the field of sociology, the original 'science of society', established in the 19th century. A more detailed list of sub-disciplines within the social sciences can be found at Outline of Social Science.

Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences, humanities and history. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences.

Coexistence

Human Geography is the branch of the social sciences that deals with the study of people and their communities, cultures, economies and interaction with the environment by noticing their relations with and across space and place. Human geography attends to human patterns of social interaction, as well as spatial level interdependencies, and how they influence or affect the earth's environment. As an intellectual discipline, geography is divided into the sub-fields of physical geography and human geography, the latter concentrating upon the study of human activities, by the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Social Studies for Kids

Sociology is the study of social behavior or society, including its origins, development, organization, networks, and institutions. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, disorder, and change. Many sociologists aim to conduct research that may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, while others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter ranges from the micro-sociology level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and the social structure.

Human Behavior and Evolution Society is a society for all those studying the evolution of human behavior.

Lifestyle denotes the interests, opinions, behaviours, and behavioural orientations of an individual, group, or culture.

Roles is a set of connected behaviours, rights, obligations, beliefs, and norms as conceptualized by people in a social situation.

Social Theory are frameworks of empirical evidence used to study and interpret social phenomena. A tool used by social scientists, social theories relate to historical debates over the most valid and reliable methodologies (e.g. positivism and antipositivism), as well as the primacy of either structure or agency. Certain social theories attempt to remain strictly scientific, descriptive, and objective. Conflict theories, by contrast, present ostensibly normative positions, and often critique the ideological aspects inherent in conventional, traditional thought.

Sociolinguistics is the descriptive study of the effect of any and all aspects of society, including cultural norms, expectations, and context, on the way language is used, and the effects of language use on society.

Mass Society is any society of the modern era that possesses a mass culture and large-scale, impersonal, social institutions. A mass society is a "society in which prosperity and bureaucracy have weakened traditional social ties".

Civilization is any complex society characterized by urban development, social stratification, symbolic communication forms (typically, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment by a cultural elite.

Differentiation Sociology

Ideology is a collection of beliefs held by an individual, group or society. It can be described as a set of conscious and unconscious ideas which make up one's beliefs, goals, expectations, and motivations. An ideology is a comprehensive normative vision that is followed by people, governments, or other groups that is considered the correct way by the majority of the population, as argued in several philosophical tendencies (political ideologies).

Morals

Social Simulation is a research field that applies computational methods to study issues in the social sciences. The issues explored include problems in psychology, organizational behavior, sociology, political science, economics, anthropology, geography, engineering, archaeology and linguistics.

Pro-Social (introvert)
Anthropology
Activism
Humanities

Social Research is research conducted by social scientists following a systematic plan. Social research methodologies can be classified along a quantitative/qualitative dimension. Quantitative designs approach social phenomena through quantifiable evidence, and often rely on statistical analysis of many cases (or across intentionally designed treatments in an experiment) to create valid and reliable general claims. Related to quantity. Qualitative designs emphasize understanding of social phenomena through direct observation, communication with participants, or analysis of texts, and may stress contextual subjective accuracy over generality. Related to quality.

Public Interest is the welfare or well-being of the general public; commonwealth. Also means appeal or relevance to the general populace: a news story of public interest."

Open and Closed Systems in Social Science. Open systems are systems that allow interactions between their internal elements and the environment. An open system is defined as a “system in exchange of matter with its environment, presenting import and export, building-up and breaking-down of its material components.” Closed systems, on the other hand, are held to be isolated from their environment. Equilibrium thermodynamics, for example, is a field of study that applies to closed systems.

Self-Verification Theory
Power
Social Structure (PDF)
Work - Responsibilities
People Smart

What is the difference between Emotionally Disordered and Socially Maladjusted?

The world is going to get more complicated before it gets any simpler.


Social Influences


Peer Pressure is direct influence on people by other people, or an individual who gets encouraged to follow their peers by changing their attitudes, values, or behaviors to conform to those of the influencing group or individual.

Peer Group is both a social group and a primary group of people who have similar interests (homophily), age, background, or social status. The members of this group are likely to influence the person’s beliefs and behaviour. Peer groups contain hierarchies and distinct patterns of behavior. Eighteen-year-olds are not in a peer group with 14 year olds even though they may be in school together, just as teachers do not share students as a peer group. Divided

Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or Conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative viewpoints by actively suppressing dissenting viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences.

World View - Ideology

Crowd Manipulation is the intentional use of techniques based on the principles of crowd psychology to engage, control, or influence the desires of a crowd in order to direct its behavior toward a specific action. This practice is common to politics and business and can facilitate the approval or disapproval or indifference to a person, policy, or product. The ethicality of crowd manipulation is commonly questioned. Crowd manipulation differs from propaganda although they may reinforce one another to produce a desired result.

Psychological Manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the behavior or perception of others through abusive, deceptive, or underhanded tactics. By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another's expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive. The process of manipulation involves bringing an unknowing victim under the domination of the manipulator, often using deception, and using the victim to serve their own purposes.

Mass Hysteria is a phenomenon that transmits collective illusions of threats, whether real or imaginary, through a population in society as a result of rumors and fear (memory acknowledgment).

Mind Control

Mass Psychogenic illness is "the rapid spread of illness signs and symptoms affecting members of a cohesive group, originating from a nervous system disturbance involving excitation, loss, or alteration of function, whereby physical complaints that are exhibited unconsciously have no corresponding organic aetiology". MPI is distinct from other collective delusions, also included under the blanket terms of mass hysteria, in that MPI causes symptoms of disease, though there is no organic cause.

Folie a deux is a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief and hallucinations are transmitted from one individual to another.

Credulity is a state of willingness to believe in one or many people or things in the absence of reasonable proof or knowledge.

Asch Conformity Experiments was a series of studies in the 1950s studying if and how individuals yielded to or defied a majority group and the effect of such influences on beliefs and opinions. So that's what's happening?
Asch Experiment (youtube)

Pluralistic Ignorance is a situation in which a majority of group members privately reject a norm, but incorrectly assume that most others accept it, and therefore go along with it. This is also described as "no one believes, but everyone thinks that everyone believes." In short, pluralistic ignorance is a bias about a social group, held by that social group.

Social Experiment is conducted with human subjects in the real world. It typically investigates the effects of a policy intervention by randomly assigning individuals, families, businesses, classrooms, or other units to different treatments or to a controlled condition that represents the status quo.

The Third Wave (experiment) was an experimental social movement created by California high school history teacher Ron Jones to explain how the German populace could accept the actions of the Nazi regime during the Second World War.

Milgram Experiment was a series of social psychology experiments conducted by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram. They measured the willingness of study participants, men from a diverse range of occupations with varying levels of education, to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts conflicting with their personal conscience; the experiment found, unexpectedly, that a very high proportion of people were prepared to obey, albeit unwillingly, even if apparently causing serious injury and distress. Experimenter (2015 Film). The Milgram Experiment proves that people with more knowledge make better decisions. Conducting the Milgram Experiment in Poland, Psychologists Show People Still Obey. A replication of one of the most widely known obedience studies, the Stanley Milgram experiment, shows that even today, people are still willing to harm others in pursuit of obeying authority. Sadly, these Social Experiments are Still Happening Today, with devastating consequences.

Social Psychology is the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.

Money Influences
Word of Mouth
Horror Films

Social Influence occurs when a person's emotions, opinions, or behaviors are affected by others. Social influence takes many forms and can be seen in conformity, socialization, peer pressure, obedience, leadership, persuasion, sales, and marketing. Compliance is when people appear to agree with others but actually keep their dissenting opinions private. Identification is when people are influenced by someone who is liked and respected, such as a famous celebrity. Internalization is when people accept a belief or behavior and agree both publicly and privately.

Hidden Camera's 
Autonomous
Power of Authority

Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological condition that causes hostages to develop sympathetic sentiments towards their captors, often sharing their opinions and acquiring romantic feelings for them as a survival strategy during captivity. These feelings, resulting from a bond formed between captor and captives during intimate time spent together, are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims. Generally speaking, Stockholm syndrome consists of "strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other."  The FBI's Hostage Barricade Database System shows that roughly eight percent of victims show evidence of Stockholm syndrome.

Herd Behavior describes how individuals in a group can act collectively without centralized direction. The term can refer to the behavior of animals in herds, packs, bird flocks, fish schools and so on, as well as the behavior of humans in demonstrations, riots and general strikes, sporting events, religious gatherings, episodes of mob violence and everyday decision-making, judgment and opinion-forming.

Herd Mentality describes how people are influenced by their peers to adopt certain behaviors. Examples of the herd mentality include stock market trends, superstition and home décor. Social psychologists study the related topics of group intelligence, crowd wisdom, and decentralized decision making.

Bandwagon Effect is a phenomenon whereby the rate of uptake of beliefs, ideas, fads and trends increases the more that they have already been adopted by others. In other words, the bandwagon effect is characterized by the probability of individual adoption increasing with respect to the proportion who have already done so. As more people come to believe in something, others also "hop on the bandwagon" regardless of the underlying evidence.
Conformity

Bystander Effect is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely related to the number of bystanders. In other words, the greater the number of bystanders, the less likely it is that any one of them will help. Several variables help to explain why the bystander effect occurs. These variables include: ambiguity, cohesiveness and Diffusion of Responsibility.

Choice - Conscientious Objector

Group Emotion refers to the moods, emotions and dispositional affects of a group of people. It can be seen as either an emotional entity influencing individual members' emotional states (top down) or the sum of the individuals' emotional states (bottom up).

Social Graph is a model or representation of a social network, where the word graph has been taken from graph theory. The social graph has been referred to as "the global mapping of everybody and how they're related".

Social Relation is any relationship between two or more individuals.

Clique is a group of individuals who interact with one another and share similar interests.

Friendships

Gang is a group of good friends or family with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in a community.

Pledge of Allegiance

Affinity is characterized by high levels of intimacy and sharing, usually in close groups, also known as affinity groups.

Cartel is any criminal organization with the intention of supplying drug trafficking operations. CIA

Culture - Behavior
Fear - Propaganda
Fame - Popularity
Manipulation

Influence: Science and Practice is a psychology book from 2003 examining the key ways people can be influenced by "Compliance Professionals". The key premise of the book is that in a complex world where people are overloaded with more information than they can deal with, people fall back on a decision making approach based on generalizations. These generalizations develop because they allow people to usually act in a correct manner with a limited amount of thought and time. However, they can be exploited and effectively turned into weapons by those who know them to influence others to act certain ways.

Exploitation is an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly). Environment

Social Comparison Theory centers on the belief that there is a drive within individuals to gain accurate self-evaluations. The theory explains how individuals evaluate their own opinions and abilities by comparing themselves to others in order to reduce uncertainty in these domains, and learn how to define the self. Rational Ignorance

Social Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field devoted to understanding how biological systems implement social processes and behavior, and to using biological concepts and methods to inform and refine theories of social processes and behavior.

The Social Construction of Reality is a 1966 book about the sociology of knowledge by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann.

Social Constructionism is a theory of knowledge in sociology and communication theory that examines the development of jointly constructed understandings of the world that form the basis for shared assumptions about Reality. The theory centers on the notions that human beings rationalize their experience by creating models of the social world and share and reify these models through language.

Social Reality is distinct from biological Reality or individual cognitive reality, representing as it does a phenomenological level created through social interaction and thereby transcending individual motives and actions.

Morality
Media Literacy
Technology Addictions

Framing comprises a set of concepts and theoretical perspectives on how individuals, groups, and societies, organize, perceive, and communicate about reality. Framing involves social construction of a social phenomenon – by mass media sources, political or social movements, political leaders, or other actors and organizations. Participation in a language community necessarily influences an individual's perception of the meanings attributed to words or phrases. Politically, the language communities of advertising, religion, and mass media are highly contested, whereas framing in less-sharply defended language communities might evolve imperceptibly and organically over cultural time frames, with fewer overt modes of disputation.

Mirroring

Imitation is an advanced behavior whereby an individual observes and replicates another's behavior. Imitation is also a form of social learning that leads to the "development of traditions, and ultimately our culture. It allows for the transfer of information (behaviours, customs, etc.) between individuals and down generations without the need for genetic inheritance.

Social Networks
Identity

Murder of Kitty Genovese (wiki)

Social Engineering refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional "con" in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme.

Social Control informal means of control – Internalization of norms and values by a process known as socialization, which is defined as "the process by which an individual, born with behavioral potentialities of enormously wide range, is led to develop actual behavior which is confined to the narrower range of what is acceptable for him by the group standards." Formal means of social control – External sanctions enforced by government to prevent the establishment of chaos or Lack of moral standards in society. Regulation.

Social Conditioning is the sociological process of training individuals in a society to respond in a manner generally approved by the society in general and peer groups within society.

Violence spreads like a disease among adolescents, study finds Contagion moves from friends to friends of friends and beyond.

Social Constructionism examines the development of jointly constructed understandings of the world that form the basis for shared assumptions about reality.

The Lottery of Birth, 2013 (video, 1 hr. 16 min)

Are you hanging out with the wrong crowd?  Collectivism 

Which Social Conditioning factors helps to create unconscious beliefs that are inaccurate?  VR

If humans could be easily fooled into mass delusion, then doing the opposite should also be easy.

Sometimes people become the average of the people they spend the most time with, Birds of a Feather Flock Together.

"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."   Working Together

Abilene Paradox Rock the Boat, just don't tip the boat over.
Rock The Boat 1974 Hues Corporation (youtube song)


Wealth Barriers


Wealth Inequality. In 2007, the top 20% wealthiest possessed 80% of all financial assets. In 2007 the richest 1% of the American population owned 35% of the country's total wealth, and the next 19% owned 51%. Thus, the top 20% of Americans owned 85% of the country's wealth and the bottom 80% of the population owned 15%. In 2011, financial inequality was greater than inequality in total wealth, with the top 1% of the population owning 43%, the next 19% of Americans owning 50%, and the bottom 80% owning 7%. However, after the Great Recession which started in 2007, the share of total wealth owned by the top 1% of the population grew from 35% to 37%, and that owned by the top 20% of Americans grew from 85% to 88%. The Great Recession also caused a drop of 36% in median household wealth but a drop of only 11% for the top 1%, further widening the gap between the top 1% and the bottom 99%. The unequal distribution of assets among residents of the United States. Wealth includes the values of homes, automobiles, personal valuables, businesses, savings, and investments.

Feed the Poor and get Rich or Feed the Rich and get Poor - Colonel Sanders

Redistribution of Wealth is the transfer of income and of wealth (including physical property) from some individuals to others by means of a social mechanism such as taxation, charity, welfare, public services, land reform, monetary policies, confiscation, divorce or tort law. The term typically refers to redistribution on an economy-wide basis rather than between selected individuals, and it always refers to redistributions from those who have more to those who have less.

Do Anything for Money Revenue Sharing is the distribution of profits between employees, used to increase productivity, to decrease employee turnaround, and to reduce the wage gap.

Worker Coop's - Equality - Sharing

Inequity Aversion is the preference for fairness and resistance to incidental inequalities. The social sciences that study inequity aversion include sociology, economics, psychology, anthropology, and ethology.

Living Wage - Audit

Social Polarization is associated with the segregation within a society that may emerge from income inequality, real-estate fluctuations, economic displacements etc. and result in such differentiation that would consist of various social groups, from high-income to low-income.

Economic Stratification refers to the condition within a society where social classes are separated, or stratified, along economic lines.

Social Stratification is a society's categorization of people into socioeconomic strata, based upon their occupation and income, wealth and social status, or derived power (social and political).

Privilege is a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all. A right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right).

Entitlement is a right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits), which has nothing to do with money.

Critical Theory stresses the reflective assessments and critique of society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities.

False Consciousness is when material, ideological, and institutional processes in capitalist society mislead members of the proletariat and other class actors. These processes are thought to hide the true relations between classes and the real state of affairs regarding the exploitation suffered by the proletariat.

Conflict Theories are perspectives in sociology and social psychology that emphasize the social, political, or material inequality of a social group, that critique the broad socio-political system, or that otherwise detract from structural functionalism and ideological conservatism. Conflict theories draw attention to power differentials, such as class conflict, and generally contrast historically dominant ideologies. It is therefore a macro level analysis of society.

American Middle Class is a social class in the United States with 15% to 20% of households being the upper or professional middle class consisting of highly educated, salaried professionals and managers. One third of households is the lower middle class consisting mostly of semi-professionals, skilled craftsmen and lower-level management. Middle-class persons commonly have a comfortable standard of living, significant economic security, considerable work autonomy and rely on their expertise to sustain themselves.

Working Class are the people employed for wages, especially in manual-labour occupations and in skilled, industrial work. Working-class occupations include blue-collar jobs, some white-collar jobs, and most service-work jobs. The working class only rely upon their earnings from wage labour, thereby, the category includes most of the working population of industrialized economies, of the urban areas (cities, towns, villages) of non-industrialized economies, and of the rural workforce.

Proletariat is a term for the class of wage-earners, in a capitalist society, whose only possession of significant material value is their labor-power (their ability to work); a member of such a class is a proletarian.

Upper Class is the social class composed of the wealthiest members of society, who also wield the greatest political power.

Diffusion of Responsibility - Negative Liberty

Social Status is the position or rank of a person or group, within the society. Status can be determined in two ways. One can earn their social status by their own achievements, which is known as achieved status. Alternatively, one can be placed in the stratification system by their inherited position, which is called ascribed status.

Ingroups and Outgroups is a social group to which a person psychologically identifies as being a member. By contrast, an outgroup is a social group with which an individual does not identify. For example, people may find it psychologically meaningful to view themselves according to their race, culture, gender, age or religion. It has been found that the psychological membership of social groups and categories is associated with a wide variety of phenomena.

Favoritism

Social Class is a set of concepts in the social sciences and political theory centered on models of social stratification in which people are grouped into a set of hierarchical social categories, the most common being the upper, middle, and lower classes.

Social class in the United States is a three-class model that includes the "rich", the "middle class", and the "poor".

Class Conflict or class warfare or class struggle, is the tension or antagonism which exists in society due to competing socioeconomic interests and desires between people of different classes.

Social isolation

Russian Oligarchs generally labels wealthy businessmen of the former Soviet republics who rapidly accumulated wealth during the era of Russian privatization in the aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the 1990s.

A Class Divided, 1968 (video)
Class Warfare Reversed

Monroe Doctrine was a U.S. policy of opposing European colonialism in the Americas beginning in 1823. It stated that further efforts by European nations to take control of any independent state in North or South America would be viewed as "the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States."

Bourgeoisie are those who live in the borough, the people of the city (including merchants and craftsmen), as opposed to those of rural areas.

Base and Superstructure consists of two parts: the base (or substructure) and superstructure. The base comprises the forces and relations of production—employer–employee work conditions, the technical division of labour, and property relations—into which people enter to produce the necessities and amenities of life. These relations determine society’s other relationships and ideas, which are described as its superstructure. The superstructure of a society includes its culture, institutions, political power structures, roles, rituals, and state. The base determines (conditions) the superstructure, yet their relation is not strictly causal, because the superstructure often influences the base; the influence of the base, however, predominates.

Modern City next to a Slum Gentrification is a process of renovation and revival of deteriorated urban neighborhoods by means of influx of more affluent residents, which results in increased property values and the displacing of lower-income families and small businesses.

Housing - Poverty

Caste - Outcast - Social Exclusion

Socioeconomic Status is an economic and sociological combined total measure of a person's work experience and of an individual's or family's economic and social position in relation to others, based on income, education, and occupation.

Social Order refers to a particular set or system of linked social structures, institutions, relations, customs, values and practices, which conserve, maintain and enforce certain patterns of relating and behaving. social order is contrasted to social chaos or disorder, and refers to a stable state of society in which the existing social order is accepted and maintained by its members. The problem of order or Hobbesian problem, which is central to much of sociology, political science and political philosophy, is the question how and why it is that social orders exist at all.

Secret Society

Selling Out is a common idiomatic pejorative expression for the compromising of a person's integrity, morality, authenticity, or principles in exchange for personal gain, such as money.

"The Needs of the Many outweigh the Wants of the Few" Peace

"Not to say that being in groups or clubs is bad, it's just when people believe that their group makes them believe that they are better then others, or makes them believe that they are separated from reality."

"Things which equal the same thing are also equivalent to one another"  Euclid

Emulation is the effort or desire to equal or surpass others.

Social Mobility is the movement of individuals, families, households, or other categories of people within or between social strata in a society. It is a change in social status relative to others' social location within a given society.

Media Literacy
Power
Politics
Divided
Civil Rights
Education
Money

Unity Barriers - Community Barriers


Social Engineering is a discipline in social science that refers to efforts to influence particular attitudes and social behaviors on a large scale, whether by governments, media or private groups in order to produce desired characteristics in a target population. Social engineering can also be understood philosophically as a deterministic phenomenon where the intentions and goals of the architects of the new social construct are realized. Social engineers use the scientific method to analyze and understand social systems in order to design the appropriate methods to achieve the desired results in the human subjects.

Political Factions is a group of individuals, such as a political party, a trade union, or other group with a common political purpose. A faction or political party may include fragmented sub-factions, "parties within a party," which may be referred to as power blocs, or voting blocs. Members of factions band together as a way of achieving these goals and advancing their agenda and position within an organization.

Sectarianism is a form of bigotry, discrimination, or hatred arising from attaching relations of inferiority and superiority to differences between subdivisions within a group. Common examples are denominations of a religion, ethnic identity, class, or region for citizens of a state and factions of a political movement.

Me Generation (me, me, me)

Social Alienation is a sociological concept developed by several classical and contemporary theorists, is "a condition in social relationships reflected by a low degree of integration or common values and a high degree of distance or isolation between individuals, or between an individual and a group of people in a community or work environment". The concept has many discipline-specific uses, and can refer both to a personal psychological state (subjectively) and to a type of social relationship (objectively).

Anti-Social Behavior

Social Construction is a theory of knowledge in sociology and communication theory that examines the development of jointly constructed understandings of the world that form the basis for shared assumptions about reality. The theory centers on the notions that human beings rationalize their experience by creating models of the social world and share and reify these models through language.

Social Identity Theory is the portion of an individual's self-concept derived from perceived membership in a relevant social group. Social identity theory introduced the concept of a social identity as a way in which to explain intergroup behaviour.

Expatriate is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship.

Divided

Operation Paperclip was a program in which more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians (many of whom were formerly registered members of the Nazi Party and some of whom had leadership roles in the Nazi Party) were recruited and brought to the United States for government employment from post-Nazi Germany (after World War II).

Sociological Theory are statements of how and why particular facts about the social world are related. They range in scope from concise descriptions of a single social process to paradigms for analysis and interpretation. Some sociological theories explain aspects of the social world and enable prediction about future events, while others function as broad perspectives which guide further sociological analyses.

Voting

Social Groups has been defined as two or more people who interact with one another, share similar characteristics, and collectively have a sense of unity.

Radicalism - Religion - Culture

Intergenerationality is interaction between members of different generations. Sociologists study many intergenerational issues, including equity, conflict, and mobility.

Intergenerational equity is the concept or idea of fairness or justice in relationships between children, youth, adults and seniors, particularly in terms of treatment and interactions.

Intergenerational conflict is either a conflict situation between teenagers and adults or a more abstract conflict between two generations, which often involves all inclusive prejudices against another generation:

Intergenerational cycle of violence is a pattern of violence or abuse that is passed from one generation to the next. Generally, an individual who witnesses domestic violence as a child is much more likely to be an abuser or a victim of domestic abuse in adulthood.

Intergenerational mobility is a measure of the changes in social status which occurs from the parents' to the children's generation.

An inter-generational contract is a dependency between different generations based on the assumption that future generations, in honoring the contract, will provide a service to a generation that has previously done the same service to an older generation.

Intergenerational struggle is the economic conflict between successive generations of workers because of the public pension system where the first generation has better pension benefit and the last must pay more taxes, have a greater tax wedge and a lower pension benefit due to the public debt that the states make in order to pay the current public spending.

Intergenerational policies are public policies that incorporate an intergenerational approach to addressing an issue or have an impact across the generations.

Intergenerational shared sites are programs in which children, youth and older adults participate in ongoing services and/or programming concurrently at the same site, and where participants interact during regularly scheduled planned intergenerational activities, as well as through informal encounters.

Inter-generational ministry is a model of Christian ministry which emphasizes relationships between age groups and encourages mixed-age activities.

Orwellian is an adjective describing a situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society. It denotes an attitude and a brutal policy of draconian control by propaganda, surveillance, misinformation, denial of truth, and manipulation of the past, including the "unperson"—a person whose past existence is expunged from the public record and memory, practised by modern repressive governments.

Dystopia is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening. It is translated as "not-good place".

Gambling
Power


Discrimination Barriers - Prejudice Barriers


Discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing is perceived to belong to rather than on individual rights. merit or character, such as having good experiences with that person that indicate that they are trust worthy, honest and compassionate. Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover, which means "you shouldn't prejudge the worth or value of something or someone by its outward appearance alone". Impugning is to attack as false or wrong.

Allegations

Social Death is the condition of people not accepted as fully human by wider society. Used by sociologists like Zygmunt Bauman and historians of slavery and the holocaust to describe the part played by governmental and social segregation in that process. Examples of social death are: Racial and gender exclusion, persecution, slavery, and apartheid. Governments can exclude individuals or groups from society. Examples: Protestant minority groups in early modern Europe; ostracism in Ancient Athens; criminals; prostitutes, outlaws. Institutionalization and segregation of those labeled with a mental illness. Change in the identity of an individual. This was a major theme during the Renaissance.

Social Stigma refers to extreme disapproval of (or discontent with) a person or group on socially characteristic grounds that are perceived, and serve to distinguish them, from other members of a society. Stigma may then be affixed to such a person, by the greater society, who differs from their cultural norms. Stigma is a perceived symbol of disgrace, shame or dishonor.

Bias

Implicit Attitude are evaluations that occur without conscious awareness towards an attitude object or the self. These evaluations are generally either favorable or unfavorable. They come about from various influences in the individual experience.

Marginalization is the social disadvantage and relegation to the fringe of society. It is a term used widely in Europe and was first used in France. It is used across disciplines including education, sociology, psychology, politics and economics.

Social Exclusion is the social disadvantage and relegation to the fringe of society.

Minorities are a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part.

Hegemony is the political, economic, or military predominance or control of one state over others.

Disfranchisement is to deny or deprive the legal rights or privileges that have been granted to a person or group, such as the right to vote. Disfranchisement may be accomplished explicitly by law or implicitly through requirements applied in a discriminatory fashion, intimidation, or by placing unreasonable requirements on voters for registration or voting.

Suppression of Dissent occurs when an individual or group which is more powerful than another tries to directly or indirectly censor, persecute or otherwise oppress the other party, rather than engage with and constructively respond to or accommodate the other party's arguments or viewpoint. When dissent is perceived as a threat, action may be taken to prevent continuing dissent or penalize dissidents. Government or industry may often act in this way.

Oppression or Social Oppression is the socially supported mistreatment and exploitation of a group of individuals. Social oppression is based on power dynamics, and an individual's social location in society.

Political Repression is the persecution of an individual or group within society for political reasons, particularly for the purpose of restricting or preventing their ability to take part in the political life of a society thereby reducing their standing among their fellow citizens.

Attacks on Countries

Political Repression is the persecution of an individual or group within society for political reasons, particularly for the purpose of restricting or preventing their ability to take part in the political life of a society thereby reducing their standing among their fellow citizens.

Prejudice is pre-judgment or forming an opinion before becoming aware of the relevant facts of a case. The word is often used to refer to preconceived, usually unfavorable, judgments toward people or a person because of their gender, beliefs, values, social class, age, disability, religion, sexuality, race/ethnicity, language, nationality, beauty, occupation, education, criminality or other personal characteristics. In this case, it refers to a positive or negative evaluation of another person based on their perceived group membership.

Observation Flaws

Bigot
is a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own. Bias - Contradiction

Stereotype is a thought that can be adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things. These thoughts or beliefs may or may not accurately reflect Reality.

Labels

Typecasting is the process by which a particular actor becomes strongly identified with a specific character; one or more particular roles; or, characters having the same traits or coming from the same social or ethnic groups. There have been instances in which an actor has been so strongly identified with a role as to make it difficult for him or her to find work playing other characters.

Profiling is recording a person's behavior and analyzing psychological characteristics in order to predict or assess their ability in a certain sphere or to identify a particular group of people.

Offender Profiling also known as criminal profiling, is an investigative tool used by law enforcement agencies to identify likely suspects (descriptive offender profiling) and analyze patterns that may predict future offenses and/or victims (predictive offender profiling).

FBI Method of Profiling used to detect and classify the major personality and behavioral characteristics of an individual based upon analysis of the crime or crimes the person committed.

The Major Problem with Profiles is that they can be misused to discriminate and attack innocent people, especially if the profiles are inaccurate or fraudulent, like some back ground checks or credit checks are. This is not not just slanderous, but outright lying. A type of ignorant bias used to unfairly discredit people. Like McCarthyism, which is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence, or without any research into its interpretation.

Blacklisting is the action of a group or authority, compiling a blacklist (or black list) of people, countries or other entities to be avoided or distrusted as not being acceptable to those making the list. A blacklist can list people to be discriminated against, refused employment, or censured. As a verb, blacklist can mean to put an individual or entity on such a list. being denied a particular privilege, service, mobility, access or recognition.

Blacklist is a list of people or products viewed with suspicion or disapproval.

Dossier is a collection of documents about a particular person, event, or subject. Big Data

Rhode Island's largest city has approved final passage of a police accountability measure. Proponents say could be a national model to prevent discriminatory profiling based on race, gender identity and immigration status. Prohibiting racial and other forms of discriminatory profiling- Establishing how police officers will document and collect data from traffic and
pedestrian stops- Mandating greater transparency and accountability in police-community interactions- Establishing new protections for juveniles, immigrants and transgender people- Improving and codifying policies for use of the police gang database- Improving language access for people who have limited English proficiency.

Injustice - Rumors

You can't punish people for the mistakes they made, you can only detain people because there is clear evidence that they will commit a horrible crime again, or do things that would either harm themselves or harm others or harm the environment. Law enforcement should act more like an immune system, and not be the cancer that they are supposed to protect us from.

User Profile is a visual display of personal data associated with a specific user, or a customized desktop environment. A profile refers therefore to the explicit digital representation of a person's identity. A user profile can also be considered as the computer representation of a user model. A profile can be used to store the description of the characteristics of person. This information can be exploited by systems taking into account the persons' characteristics and preferences. Profiling is the process that refers to construction of a profile via the extraction from a set of data. User profiles can be found on operating systems, computer programs, recommender systems, or dynamic websites (such as online social networking sites or bulletin boards).

Frameup or setup is the act of framing someone, that is, providing false evidence or false testimony in order to falsely prove someone guilty of a crime. Sometimes, the person who is framing someone else is the actual perpetrator of the crime. In other cases it is an attempt by law enforcement to get around due process. Motives include getting rid of political dissidents or "correcting" what they see as the court's mistake. Some lawbreakers will try to claim they were framed as a defense strategy.

Geographic Profiling is determining an offender's most likely area of residence, an understanding of the spatial pattern of a crime series and the characteristics of the crime sites can tell investigators other useful information, such as whether the crime was opportunistic and the degree of offender familiarity with the crime location. This is based on the connection between an offender's behavior and his or her non-criminal life.

Stalking is unwanted or obsessive attention by an individual or group towards another person. Stalking behaviors are related to harassment and intimidation and may include following the victim in person or monitoring them.

Implicit Stereotype is the unconscious attribution of particular qualities to a member of a certain social group. Implicit stereotypes are influenced by experience, and are based on learned associations between various qualities and social categories, including race or gender. Individuals' perceptions and behaviors can be affected by implicit stereotypes, even without the individuals' intention or awareness. Implicit stereotypes are an aspect of implicit social cognition, the phenomenon that perceptions, attitudes, and stereotypes operate without conscious intention.

Slander is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual person, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation.

Character Defamation - Rumors - False Flag

Public Humiliation is the dishonoring showcase of a person, usually an offender or a prisoner, especially in a public place. It was regularly used as a form of punishment in former times, and is still practiced by different means in the modern era.

Humiliation is strong feelings of embarrassment. Depriving one of self-esteem. State of disgrace or loss of self-respect.

Defamatory
are statements harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign.

Abuse - Punishment

Libel
is a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation, defame (someone), malign, slander, blacken someone's name, sully someone's reputation, speak ill/evil of, traduce, smear, cast aspersions on, drag someone's name through the mud, besmirch, tarnish, taint, tell lies about, stain, impugn someone's character/integrity, vilify, denigrate, disparage, run down, stigmatize, discredit, slur.

Smear Campaign is an effort to damage or call into question someone's reputation, by propounding negative propaganda. It can be applied to individuals or groups.

Negative Campaign

Reputation is an opinion about that entity, typically a result of social evaluation on a set of criteria. It is important in business, education, online communities, and many other fields.

Character Assassination is a deliberate and sustained process that destroys the credibility and reputation of a person, institution, social group, or nation Agents of character assassinations employ a mix of open and covert methods to achieve their goals, such as raising false accusations, planting and fostering rumors, and manipulating information.

Humiliation is the abasement of pride, which creates mortification or leads to a state of being humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission. It is an emotion felt by a person whose social status has just decreased.

Insults (profanity)

Subversion is destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity.

Factoid a false or spurious statement presented as a fact, as well as a true, if brief or trivial, item of news or information

Ad Hominem is a logical fallacy in which an argument is rebutted by attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.

Condescension is a form of incivility or deliberate lack of respect wherein low status of the target is implied.

Pejorative is a word or grammatical form expressing a negative connotation, a low opinion of someone or something, or showing a lack of respect for someone or something. It is also used as criticism, hostility, disregard and/or disrespect.

Derogatory Labels

Weight Stigma is a form of social stigma that has been broadly defined as bias (prejudicial and negative attitudes, beliefs, and/or stereotypes) or discriminatory behaviors targeted at individuals with overweight or obesity or who are perceived to carry excess body weight. Weight stigma is present in multiple domains, such as healthcare, education, media, and interpersonal settings, and is perpetrated by friends, family, and the individual him- or herself. Weight Stigma (PDF) - Body Image

Innuendo is an hint, insinuation or intimation about a person or thing, especially of a denigrating or a derogatory nature (low opinion). It can also be a remark or question, typically disparaging (also called insinuation -a indirect (and usually malicious) implication), that works obliquely by allusion. In the latter sense the intention is often to insult or accuse someone in such a way that one's words, taken literally, are innocent.

Profanity

Badge of Shame a distinctive symbol required to be worn by a specific group or an individual for the purpose of public humiliation, ostracism, or persecution.

Harassment covers a wide range of behaviours of an offensive nature. It is commonly understood as behaviour that disturbs or upsets, and it is characteristically repetitive. In the legal sense, it is behaviour that appears to be disturbing or threatening. Sexual harassment refers to persistent and unwanted sexual advances, typically in the workplace, where the consequences of refusing are potentially very disadvantageous to the victim.

Bullying

Threat is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. A threat is considered an act of coercion. Threats (intimidation) are widely observed in animal behavior, particularly in a ritualized form, chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or death of both conflicting parties.

Annoyance is an unpleasant mental state that is characterized by such effects as irritation and distraction from one's conscious thinking. It can lead to emotions such as frustration and anger. The property of being easily annoyed is called irritability.

Excommunication is an institutional act of religious censure used to deprive, suspend, or limit membership in a religious community or to restrict certain rights within it, in particular receiving of the sacraments.

Exile means to be away from one's home (i.e. city, state, or country), while either being explicitly refused permission to return or being threatened with imprisonment or death upon return. It can be a form of punishment and solitude.

Pharmakos was the ritualistic sacrifice or exile of a human scapegoat or victim.

Shunning can be the act of social rejection, or emotional distance. In a religious context, shunning is a formal decision by a denomination or a congregation to cease interaction with an individual or a group, and follows a particular set of rules. It differs from, but may be associated with, excommunication.

Rejection (relationships)

Xenophobia is the fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange.

Phobias

Enemy Combatant is a term referring to a person who, either lawfully or unlawfully, directly engages in hostilities for an enemy state or non-state actor in an armed conflict.

Violence - Crimes - Torture
Murder - Genocide
Terrorism - Evil

Ethnic Cleansing is the systematic forced removal of ethnic or religious groups from a given territory by a more powerful ethnic group, with the intent of making it ethnically homogeneous. Ethnic Unrest.

Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening a polity or corporation through subversion, obstruction, disruption or destruction. In a workplace setting, sabotage is the conscious withdrawal of efficiency generally directed at causing some change in workplace conditions. One who engages in sabotage is a saboteur. Saboteurs typically try to conceal their identities because of the consequences of their actions.

Wars
Anger
Punishment
Abuse
Prisons

Crimes Against Humanity are certain acts that are deliberately committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population or an identifiable part of a population.

Corporate Crimes - Abuse

Media Crimes

Power
Interrogation
Secret Service

Racism is an ignorant belief that happens when a person prejudges another person by their appearance instead of their individual merit. Assume

Racial Polarization is the process whereby a population, the individuals of which have varying degrees of diversity in their ancestry, is divided into separate, and distinct (from each other) racial groups.
One Peoples Project

Group Attribution Error makes us think that the behavior and characteristics of an individual are representative of the entire group.

Deference is the condition of submitting to the espoused, legitimate influence of one's superior or superiors. Deference implies a yielding or submitting to the judgment of a recognized superior out of respect or reverence. Deference has been studied extensively by political scientists, sociologists, and psychologists.

Dehumanization describes a behavior or process that undermines individuality of and in others. Behaviorally, dehumanization describes a disposition towards others that debases the others' individuality as either an "individual" species or an "individual" object, e.g. someone who acts inhumanely towards humans. As a process, it may be understood as the opposite of personification, a figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstractions are endowed with human qualities; dehumanization then is the disendowment of these same qualities or a reduction to abstraction, e.g.

Hate Crime is a prejudice-motivated crime, which occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her membership (or perceived membership) in a certain social group.

Hatred - Hate Speech

Affirmative Action is the policy of favoring members of a disadvantaged group who suffer or have suffered from discrimination within a culture.

Double Standard

Racial Profiling is the act of suspecting or targeting a person of a certain race based on a stereotype about their race.
#airbnbwhileblack

Apartheid was a system of racial segregation in South Africa. Free Your Mind (youtube)

Reparations for Slavery

Racial Segregation is the ignorant belief that humans need to be separated into ethnic or racial groups in daily life, which denies human rights that everyone has the right to have. The Cost of Segregation is lost income, lost lives and lost potential.

Separatism is the advocacy of a state of cultural, ethnic, tribal, religious, racial, governmental or gender separation from the larger group. While it often refers to full political secession, separatist groups may seek nothing more than greater autonomy.

Sex Segregation is the physical, legal, and cultural separation of people according to their biological Sex. This is distinct from gender segregation, which is the separation of people according to social constructions of gender.

Sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's Sex or gender.
Sex Crimes

Multitude is a term for a group of people who cannot be classed under any other distinct category, except for their shared fact of existence.

Supremacism is the ignorant belief that certain humans are better then other humans only because of their different appearance instead of their rights. merit or character. Objectification

Human Nature
Human Resources Management
Morals Ethics
Community

If you say that you care about workers rights, then ignorant people will claim that you are a communist. If you say that you care about people, then ignorant people will claim that you must be a socialist. These are ignorant labels that need to stop, these labels are no different then discrimination, prejudice, and being biased. This narrow minded approach to life needs to stop because it causes too much damage and death. We have so much more knowledge and information now then ever before in human history. And if a person does not know about valuable knowledge and information, or understand it effectively enough, then that person will always be narrow minded and ignorant about life and the world around them. And this problem with the lack of valuable knowledge and information is a problem that we can solve. We can no longer ignore the benefits that come from educated people, nor can we ignore the consequences that come from having an undereducated society. We can no longer afford ignorance. It's time to invest in our future. We owe it to the trillions of people who will live after us, and we owe it to the 100 billion people who struggled to survive for thousands of years, the billions who gave their lives to bring us all here in this pivotal moment in time. We need to honor those sacrifices, and we now can do it by making better choices, choices that we know will bring us success and prosperity. Our intelligence has unlimited potential and gives us unlimited possibilities. It's time, time to live, time to learn, time love and it's time to progress.

Yassmin Abdel Magied: Conscious Discrimination, Unconscious Bias, Implicit Prejudice (video)
White Like Me - Tim Wise (full documentary) (youtube)


Working Together


People working together "Two heads are better then one."
"Many hands make light work."
"No man is wise enough by himself."
"None of us is as smart as all of us."
"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent."
"We are more alike then we are unalike, we have more in common then uncommon."
"No one person can be aware of everything, but working together we can be aware of almost everything."

The Power of Working Together

When we work together we can accomplish some amazing things. When you have a group of engineers or scientists working together on the same problem, it increases our ability to make more accurate decisions. And when we include more people with diverse talents, skills and knowledge, that also increases our ability to make more accurate decisions. And when we bring all our accumulated knowledge and information together, we see things more clearly. 

United is characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity. Act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief. Be or become joined or united or linked, Join or combine. Become one. United into one. Join for a common purpose or in a common actionCohesion

Whole is including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting. The full amount or extent or duration; complete. Exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health. Not injured. All of something including all its component elements or parts. An assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity. To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent.

Unity is the quality of being united. Bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation. Undivided. An undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting. The quality of being united into one.

Organization
is a group of people who work together. The act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business. The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something.
Committee is a special group delegated to consider some matter. A self-constituted organization to promote something.
Commission is a group of representatives or delegates. A special assignment that is given to a person or group.
Group is any number of entities (members) considered as a unit.
Enterprise is an organization created for business ventures. A purposeful or industrious undertaking.
Institution is an organization founded and united for a specific purpose. Foundation

Relationships

Union is the state of being joined or united or linked. The occurrence of a uniting of separate parts. The act of making or becoming a single unit. Mutual agreement.

Unions of Workers

Internet Society

Marriage - Contracts

Partnership is a cooperative relationship between people or groups who agree to share responsibility for achieving some specific goal. The members of a business venture created by contract. Partnership is an arrangement where parties, known as partners, agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests. The partners in a partnership may be individuals, businesses, interest-based organizations, schools, governments or combinations. Organizations may partner to increase the likelihood of each achieving their mission and to amplify their reach.

Social Capital is a form of economic and cultural capital in which social networks are central, transactions are marked by reciprocity, trust, and cooperation, and market agents produce goods and services not mainly for themselves, but for a common good. The term generally refers to (a) resources, and the value of these resources, both tangible (public spaces, private property) and intangible ("actors", "human capital", people), (b) the relationships among these resources, and (c) the impact that these relationships have on the resources involved in each relationship, and on larger groups. It is generally seen as a form of capital that produces public goods for a common good. Social capital has been used to explain the improved performance of diverse groups, the growth of entrepreneurial firms, superior managerial performance, enhanced supply chain relations, the value derived from strategic alliances, and the evolution of communities. During the 1990s and 2000s the concept has become increasingly popular in a wide range of social science disciplines and also in politics.

Human Capital is a collection of traits – all the knowledge, talents, skills, abilities, experience, intelligence, training, judgment, and wisdom possessed individually and collectively by individuals in a population. These resources are the total capacity of the people that represents a form of wealth which can be directed to accomplish the goals of the nation or state or a portion thereof. Social Learning

Farm WorKers Brotherhood is the feeling that men should treat one another like brothers. The kinship relation between a male offspring and the siblings. People engaged in a particular occupation. 

Converge
Friends (Types of Friendships)
Fraternity

Buddy System is a procedure in which two people, the "buddies", operate together as a single unit so that they are able to monitor and help each other.

Brotherly Love
Emergency Response System 

Nationalism is a shared communal identification with one's nation.

Patriotism is an attachment to a homeland. Inspired by love for your country. Willingness to defend the country and its core beliefs like the U.S. Constitution, while avoiding Conformity Blindness.

Loyal
is steadfast in allegiance or Duty.

Allegiance
is the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action.

Responsibilities.

Henosis "oneness," "union," or "unity". Each individual must engage in divine work.

Symbiosis - Coexist

Cooperation is the process of groups of organisms working or acting together for common or mutual benefit, as opposed to working in competition for selfish benefit. Many animal and plant species cooperate both with other members of their own species and with members of other species (Symbiosis or Mutualism).

Collaboration

Team Work Teamwork is a dynamic process involving two or more professionals with complementary background and skills, sharing common goals and exercising concerted physical and mental effort in assessing, planning, or evaluating.

Support Group are members that provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy.

Structural Functionalism is a framework for building theory that sees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability. This approach looks at society through a macro-level orientation, which is a broad focus on the social structures that shape society as a whole, and believes that society has evolved like organisms. This approach looks at both social structure and social functions. Functionalism addresses society as a whole in terms of the function of its constituent elements; namely norms, customs, traditions, and institutions.

Interconnectivity refers to the state or quality of being connected together.

Everything is Connected

Interdependence is the mutual reliance between two or more groups. This concept differs from the reliance in a dependent relationship, where some members are dependent and some are not. There can be various degrees of interdependence.
Combing Interdependence with Self-Reliance.

Agreements amoug Countries Commonwealth is a world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another. A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them. A politically organized body of people under a single government.

Common Good refers to either what is shared and beneficial for all members of a given community, or alternatively, what is achieved by citizenship, collective action, and active participation in the realm of politics and public service.

Solidarity - Cohesion

Consortium is an association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities) with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal.

People Helping eachother Synchronization is the coordination of events to operate a system in unison.

Distributed Computing components located on networked computers communicate and coordinate their actions by passing messages. The components interact with each other in order to achieve a common goal.

Social Representation is a stock of values, ideas, metaphors, beliefs, and practices that are shared among the members of groups and communities.

Consolidate is to unite into one. Make firm or secure; strengthen. Bring together into a single whole or system. Make (something) physically stronger or more solid. combine (a number of things) into a single more effective or coherent whole.

Merge is to join or combine.

Social Services
Community Feedback
Manifesto's
Conformity
People Power

When we work together we can accomplish some amazing things.
7,000 people helped plant over 64,000 trees in 15 minutes. Philippines
The Empire State Building was built in 465 Days.
It took approximate 250 Days for Orville and Wilbur Wright to design, build, launch and fly their first powered aircraft.
It took 234 Days to build the Alaska Highway connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S.
The Human Genome Project took 13 years, the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City took over 4 years,
The Transcontinental Railroad took 6 years, Da Vinci took 7 years to finish the Mona Lisa, Mount Rushmore took 14 years.
And we also flew men in a Rocket to the Moon and then flew back, 6 times.
How many people work on a Major Motion Picture Film?

100 man years is equal to 100 people working 40 hours a week for 1 year.
Man Hour is the amount of work performed by the average worker in one hour.

These are great examples of having good Problem Solving Skills, Time Management Skills and Collaboration Skills.

We have shown many times throughout history that we are capable of some amazing things when we work together. Plus working together is so much easier then fighting. And working together is a lot more productive too. If we all made this choice together, to work together, it would be an incredible benefit to everyone. So we have to make working together easy, and we have, but it's not perfected yet, it's called the internet, and we are all ready connected, and we speak the same language using zero's and one's. So what's the procedure? Who will write it?

So lets all pull together, my oh my (youtube)

The Power of the Internet
Productive

"Having another pair of eyes can be very useful." Working together are the first two words to a long list of agreements and understandings. Working Together is an important process that everyone needs to fully understand. Never confuse working together with politics. We must look at working together as maximizing our potential, and also an effective and efficient way of solving our problems and improving our lives. Teamwork and Collaboration should be two of the most important skills that need to be taught in school, and at home.

Peace is Harmonious relations; Freedom from disputes. The absence of mental stress or anxiety. The general security of public places. A Treaty to cease hostilities. The state prevailing during the absence of war. Peace is an end of conflict and freedom from fear of violence. The end of Corruption.

World Peace is an ideal state of Freedom, peace, and happiness among and within all nations and people. This ideal of world non-violence provides a basis for peoples and nations to willingly cooperate, either voluntarily or by virtue of a system of governance that prevents warfare. While different cultures, religions, philosophies, and organizations may have differing concepts about how such an ideal state might come about, they have in common this ideal of a cessation of all hostility amongst all humanity.

"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9 (wiki)

Harmony
is an agreement of opinions, or sounds.

Inner Peace refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress. Being "at peace" is considered by many to be healthy (homeostasis) and the opposite of being stressed or anxious, a state where our mind performs at an optimal level with a positive outcome. Peace of mind is thus generally associated with bliss, happiness and contentment.

When we work with mutual trust, and when we work together as a team, we are at our strongest.

Social Integration is a dynamic and structured process in which all members participate in dialogue to achieve and maintain peaceful social relations. Social integration does not mean forced assimilation. Social integration is focused on the need to move toward a safe, stable and just society by mending conditions of social disintegration and social exclusion—social fragmentation, exclusion and polarization; and by expanding and strengthening conditions of social integration—towards peaceful social relations of coexistence, collaboration and Group Cohesiveness, which arises when bonds link members of a social group to one another and to the group as a whole. Although cohesion is a multi-faceted process, it can be broken down into four main components: social relations, task relations, perceived unity, and emotions. Members of strongly cohesive groups are more inclined to participate readily and to stay with the group.

Combination is a collection of things; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities. A group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose. An alliance of people or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes). The act of combining things to form a new whole.

Cooperation instead of Competition - Competition encourages corruption, why do you think athletes cheat and companies commit crimes.

Competition is the opposite of Cooperation  

If a company or person makes a better product that is sustainable and superior, and doesn't exploit workers and resources, then that company or person should be protected from other manufactures who make unsustainable and less superior products, that also exploits workers and resources. And if a product can be made locally using the same superior standards as someone else from another country, then that country will not have a need to import that product, thus not waste the time, resources and people needed to ship a product long distance. Trade is only a necessity that guarantees best practice and reduces waste and pollution, and does not reward scumbag corporations who exploit workers and resources for money, which is the same as murder. Greed and Fear Hamper Cooperation

Competition is a contest or rivalry between two or more entities that strive for a goal which cannot be shared, where one's gain is the other's loss. In reality, no one really wins because it's a Zero-Sum Game, which is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each participant's gain or loss of utility is exactly balanced by the losses or gains of the utility of the other participants. So how does competition apply to Sports or Games? It doesn't. We don't compete, we measure our abilities in a fun constructive way. Awards are not a measurement of worth or value, awards are only for entertainment purposes, an insignificant detail of a moment in time.

Hobbesian describes a situation of unrestrained, selfish and uncivilized competition.

The only thing that keeps us apart is knowledge

The EU or European Union is a Criminal Organization for Large Corporations, just like the U.S. government. Not to say that it's all bad, it's just that we need more transparency and more public control. The markets going down after the EU brexit vote is just corporations threatening other countries not to leave the EU, and it's also investors acting stupid.
Brexit - Movie Full Film (youtube, 1 hr. 10 mins.)   North American Union (same sh*t different place)
As far a global markets, or globalization or the global economy are concerned, we need to see the whole picture. We just don't want to be controlled by criminals. This is just another form of Insider Trading, where wealthy scumbag criminals have unfair access to confidential information that they use to exploit and steal money. More Crimes

Working together is our greatest strength, but it is also our greatest weakness if people are manipulated and lied to about the facts. Having our resources, time, energy and people controlled by ignorant criminals is extremely dangerous, as everyone can clearly see. Corporations are more interested in money then they are the welfare of people. We need reality based decisions, not ones based on exploitation. Trade Deals only work if the whole system is included in the calculations. We need more education, not regulations that scumbag corporations can easily exploit, as they have done for many years, at the cost of human life and at the cost of our environment. Supranational Union is a type of multinational political union where negotiated power is delegated to an authority by governments of member states.
International Law

Bureaucracy is any organization in which action is obstructed by insistence on unnecessary procedures and Red Tape.

"When we feel that our sacrifice is for the good of our fellow man, for the good of the people, and that it protects our family and our species, then giving our lives becomes more then just honorable, it's also logical and that the action can be proven and calculated to be the best choice that would ultimately preserve life."

Everyone should understand the benefits of camaraderie, as well as support and trust. Brotherhood makes you feel that you are not alone because you have people who care about you, which gives a person strength and purpose. It's a type of love that all humans should feel. So why can't we? Why do we have to wait for a life and death situation in order to show our commitment to each other. Why should a soldier only feel brotherhood and camaraderie while in military service. And why does this brotherhood and camaraderie fade when our soldiers come home. Soldiers should not only associate war with brotherhood. When soldiers come home so should the brotherhood.

If war has taught us only one thing of value, it's that when we work with mutual trust, and when we work together as a team, we are at our strongest. We should not wait for war for this human quality to appear, we should exercise this quality every day. If the military can train soldiers to understand brotherhood, then our education system can do the same.

Brotherhood and camaraderie is human nature. But depending on a persons upbringing and environment this human quality can be easily lost or muted. But brotherhood can be regained if a person is put into a unique situation or given the right kind of training with the right kind of people, like they have in the military..

Brotherhood or camaraderie should go beyond the circle of friends, it should not be contained or restrained, you have a responsibility towards your team members, but also, the team has a responsibility to the people you represent, your species.

Know who's got your back, and know who's got your front, but more importantly, know who you represent. It's easy to get recognition for the work that you do from the people you work with, but as soon as you leave work, the recognition is gone. And if you depend on that recognition, you will feel lost without it. That is one part of teaching people about brotherhood that we need to improve on.

People have always gathered together, like most animals do. Symbiotic relationships among animals has been around since the beginning. There is strength in numbers, as well as other benefits. We are more effective and more efficient when we work together. Our alliances can give us extra security, safety and added support, along with a sense of belonging and acceptance, just like family. Whether you are in a clan, a tribe, a family, a club, a state, a country, or grouped together by status, religion, political party, race, or language, this does not mean that you are separate from other groups, because separation is an illusion. This is not about splitting up for survival reasons, or experimenting with new ideas, or competing with other sport teams, because that is totally different. Because you are still in contact, and you still have communication with other people. We are talking about society as a whole, separating ourselves into groups and disconnecting ourselves from the rest of the world. For some strange reason our grouping together has separated ourselves from other groups. And as intelligent humans, we know this separation is false, and dangerous. Because we know about cause and effect, and we also know about our history of communication failures. When we stop communicating, we stop learning. And this negates our strength in numbers. Like antibodies attacking our own immune system, we fight ourselves, which makes no sense at all. We know the benefits of working together, but some how we fail to extend this knowledge beyond our own sphere of influence. So our safety in groups is causing people to have a false sense of security, and at the same time, causing people to be complacent, so people stop learning and stop developing communication skills, which they need to communicate to other people outside their own group. The good news is that over the years humans have bridged a lot of these gaps of separation using treaties and agreements. We have also been able to learn more about each other using books, TV and the internet. But our methods of communication are not effective enough to give everyone the knowledge and information that they need in order to accurately analyze themselves and the world around them. And this ineffectiveness in learning and communication is the reason why we have so many problems. So this is the responsibility that we have all inherited. We must improve education, and improve our methods of communication, which we have already started, but we have a long way to go, and we need everyone's ones help, and cooperation.

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Conformity

"Choices add up, when everyone is making good choices together, things improve. When everyone is making bad choices together, things get worse. I would rather have my choices make improvements, then have my choices make things worse."

Community is a group of people living in a particular local area. Inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other. A group of people having common interests. Agreement as to goals. Common ownership. Community is a social unit (a group of people) who have something in common, such as norms, values, or identity.

Community Standards are local norms bounding acceptable conduct. Sometimes these standards can be itemized in a list that states the community's values and sets guidelines for participation in the community.

Communitarianism is a philosophy that emphasizes the connection between the individual and the community. Its overriding philosophy is based upon the belief that a person's social identity and personality are largely molded by community relationships, with a smaller degree of development being placed on individualism.

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The Great Harmony, the TA TUNG.
When the great principle prevails the world is a Commonwealth in which rulers are selected according to their wisdom and ability. Mutual confidence is promoted and good neighborliness cultivated. Hence men do not regard as parents only their own parents nor do they treat as children only their own children. Provision is secured for the agéd till death, employment for the able bodied and the means of growing up for the young. Helpless widows and widowers, orphans and the lonely as well as the sick and disabled are well cared for. Men have their respective occupations and women their homes. They do not like to see wealth lying idle, yet they do not keep it for their own gratification. They despise indolence, yet they do not use their energies for their own benefit. In this way, selfish schemings are repressed, and robbers, thieves and other lawless men no longer exist, and there is no need for people to shut their outer doors. This is the great harmony.  ~ Confucius (September 28, 551 – 479 BC). The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.

Great Unity is a Chinese concept referring to a utopian vision of the world in which everyone and everything is at peace. It is found in classical Chinese philosophy which has been invoked many times in the modern history of China.

Harmonious Society philosophy is recognized as a response to the increasing social injustice and inequality emerging in mainland Chinese society as a result of unchecked economic growth, which has led to social conflict. The governing philosophy was therefore shifted around economic growth to overall societal balance and harmony.


Breaking Down the Barriers


Solidarity is unity (as of a group or class) which produces or is based on unities of interests, objectives, standards, and sympathies. It refers to the ties in a society that bind people together as one. Social Solidarity

Structural Functionalism is a framework for building theory that sees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability. This approach looks at society through a macro-level orientation, which is a broad focus on the social structures that shape society as a whole, and believes that society has evolved like organisms. This approach looks at both social structure and social functions. Functionalism addresses society as a whole in terms of the function of its constituent elements; namely norms, customs, traditions, and institutions.

Equality is a state of affairs in which all people within a specific society or isolated group have the same status in certain respects, including civil rights, freedom of speech, property rights and equal access to certain social goods and services. However, it also includes concepts of health equity, economic equality and other social securities. It also includes equal opportunities and obligations, and so involves the whole of society. Social equality requires the absence of legally enforced social class or caste boundaries and the absence of discrimination motivated by an inalienable part of a person's identity. For example, sex, gender, race, age, sexual orientation, origin, caste or class, income or property, language, religion, convictions, opinions, health or disability must not result in unequal treatment under the law and should not reduce opportunities unjustifiably. "Equal opportunities" is interpreted as being judged by ability, which is compatible with a free-market economy. Relevant problems are horizontal inequality − the inequality of two persons of same origin and ability and differing opportunities given to individuals − such as in education or by inherited capital. Conceivements of social equality may vary per philosophy and individual and other than egalitarianism it does not necessarily require all social inequalities to be eliminated by artificial means but instead often recognizes and respects natural differences between people. Fair Division is not easy, but not impossible. Needs and Responsibilities must be defined first because everyone's needs are different and everyone has different responsibilities. The problem of dividing a set of goods or resources between several people who have an entitlement to them, such that each person receives his/her due share.

Equal Opportunity is that all people should be treated with respect, unhampered by artificial barriers or prejudices or preferences, except when particular distinctions can be explicitly justified. The aim according to this often complex and contested concept is that important jobs should go to those "most qualified" – persons most likely to perform ably in a given task – and not go to persons for arbitrary or irrelevant reasons like money or power.

Egalitarianism is a trend of thought that favors equality for all people. Egalitarian doctrines maintain that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or social status.

Divide and Choose is a procedure for envy-free cake-cutting between two partners. It involves a heterogeneous good or resource ("the cake") and two partners which have different preferences over parts of the cake. The protocol proceeds as follows: one person ("the cutter") cuts the cake into two pieces; the other person ("the chooser") chooses one of the pieces; the cutter receives the remaining piece.

Resource Allocation is the assignment of available resources to various uses. In the context of an entire economy, resources can be allocated by various means, such as markets or central planning. In project management, resource allocation or resource management is the scheduling of activities and the resources required by those activities while taking into consideration both the resource availability and the project time.

Distributive Justice - Redistribution of Wealth

Affinity refers to "kinship of spirit", interest and other interpersonal commonalities. Affinity is characterized by high levels of intimacy and Sharing, usually in close groups, also known as affinity groups.

Belongingness is the human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group. Whether it is family, friends, co-workers, a religion, or something else, people tend to have an 'inherent' desire to belong and be an important part of something greater than themselves. This implies a relationship that is greater than simple acquaintance or familiarity. The need to belong is the need to give, and receive attention to, and from, others. Belonging is a strong and inevitable feeling that exists in human nature. To belong or not to belong can occur due to choices of one's self, or the choices of others. Not everyone has the same life and interests, hence not everyone belongs to the same thing or person. Without belonging, one cannot identify themselves as clearly, thus having difficulties communicating with and relating to their surroundings.

Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.

Social Cohesion arises when bonds link members of a social group to one another and to the group as a whole. Although cohesion is a multi-faceted process, it can be broken down into four main components: social relations, task relations, perceived unity, and emotions. Members of strongly cohesive groups are more inclined to participate readily and to stay with the group.

Community Cohesion bringing people together by building on shared values that people have in order to better a relationship with their community no matter a person's age, gender, race or religion.

Social Capital

Collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together to achieve a common objective.

Corporatism is the sociopolitical organization of a society by major interest groups, known as corporate groups, such as agricultural, business, ethnic, labour, military, patronage, or scientific affiliations, on the basis of their common interests.

Coalition is a pact or treaty among individuals or groups, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest, joining forces together for a common cause. This alliance may be temporary or a matter of convenience. A coalition thus differs from a more formal covenant. Possibly described as a joining of 'factions', usually those with overlapping interests rather than opposing.

Alliance is a relationship among people, groups, or states that have joined together for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose, whether or not explicit agreement has been worked out among them. Members of an alliance are called allies,

Partnership is an arrangement where parties, known as partners, agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests. The partners in a partnership may be individuals, businesses, interest-based organizations, schools, governments or combinations. Organizations may partner together to increase the likelihood of each achieving their mission and to amplify their reach. A partnership may result in issuing and holding equity or may be only governed by a contract. Partnership agreements can be formed in the following areas: Business: two or more companies join forces in a joint venture or a consortium to i) work on a project (e.g. industrial or research project) which would be too heavy or too risky for a single entity, ii) join forces to have a stronger position on the market, iii) comply with specific regulation (e.g. in some emerging countries, foreigners can only invest in the form of partnerships with local entrepreneurs). In this case, the alliance may be structured in a process comparable to a Mergers & Acquisitions transaction. Politics (or geopolitics): In what is usually called an alliance, governments may partner to achieve their national interests, sometimes against allied governments holding contrary interests, as occurred during World War II and the Cold War. Knowledge: In education, accrediting agencies increasingly evaluate schools, or universities, by the level and quality of their partnerships with local or international peers and a variety of other entities across societal sectors. Individual: Some partnerships occur at personal levels, such as when two or more individuals agree to domicile together, while other partnerships are not only personal, but private, known only to the involved parties. Partnerships present the involved parties with complex negotiation and special challenges that must be navigated unto agreement. Overarching goals, levels of give-and-take, areas of responsibility, lines of authority and succession, how success is evaluated and distributed, and often a variety of other factors must all be negotiated. Once agreement is reached, the partnership is typically enforceable by civil law, especially if well documented. Partners who wish to make their agreement affirmatively explicit and enforceable typically draw up Articles of Partnership. Trust and pragmatism are also essential as it cannot be expected that everything can be written in the initial partnership agreement, therefore quality governance and clear communication are critical success factors in the long run. It is common for information about formally partnered entities to be made public, such as through a press release, a newspaper ad, or public records laws.

Buddy System is a procedure in which two people, the "buddies", operate together as a single unit so that they are able to monitor and help each other.

Political Theory - John Rawls (youtube)

Social Innovation are new strategies, concepts, ideas and organizations that meet the social needs of different elements which can be from working conditions and education to community development and health — they extend and strengthen civil society. Social innovation includes the social processes of innovation, such as open source methods and techniques and also the innovations which have a social purpose — like online volunteering, microcredit, or distance learning.

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Diplomacy


Every person should learn diplomacy and learn how to communicate effectively. We need to stop fighting among ourselves and stop dividing each other into groups or political associations. We need to break down the barriers that distract us from making progress and stop us from making needed improvements. We need to fight the real enemy, which is the people in power who want to keep people ignorant and divided so that we keep fighting each other instead of fighting the real enemy.

Diplomacy is skillful handling of a situation. Wisdom in the management of public affairs. The art and practice of conducting negotiations between representatives of states. Finding mutually acceptable solutions to a common challenge, one set of tools being the phrasing of statements in a non-confrontational, or polite manner

Diplomatic is the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations. Using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people.

Mediate (courts)
Judge (laws)

Liaison is a channel for communication between groups.

Ally is an associate who provides cooperation or assistance.

Negotiation is a discussion intended to produce an agreement. Harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters. Compatibility of observations and actions. A dialogue between two or more people or parties intended to reach a beneficial outcome. This beneficial outcome should be for all of the parties involved.

Debate (discussion)

Ethical Persuasion is a human being's internal ability to treat others with respect, understanding, caring, and fairness in order to understand themselves. Phases of ethical persuasion; they are: Explore the other person's viewpoint. Explain your viewpoint. Create resolutions.

Conflict Resolution are methods and processes involved in facilitating the peaceful ending of conflict and retribution. Committed group members attempt to resolve group conflicts by actively communicating information about their conflicting motives or ideologies to the rest of the group (e.g., intentions; reasons for holding certain beliefs), and by engaging in collective negotiation.

Fact Finding Missions is a tool to gather information, sometimes in potentially troubled areas. The fact-finding should be comprehensive, objective and impartial. It should be used at the earliest possible stage to prevent disputes.

Anger Management

Appeasement is a diplomatic policy of making political or material concessions to an enemy power in order to avoid conflict.

Intercultural Communication is a form of communication that aims to share information across different cultures and social groups. It is used to describe the wide range of communication processes and problems that appear within an organization or social context made up of individuals from different religious, social, ethnic, and educational backgrounds. Intercultural communication is sometimes used synonymously with cross-cultural communication. In this sense it seeks to understand how people from different countries and cultures act, communicate and perceive the world around them. Many people in intercultural business communication argue that culture determines how individuals encode messages, what medium they choose for transmitting them, and the way messages are interpreted.

Multi-Communicating is the practice of engaging in two or more overlapping conversations at the same time.

Communicating to A Diverse Audience

Interfaith refers to cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions (i.e., "faiths") and/or spiritual or humanistic beliefs, at both the individual and institutional levels. It is distinct from syncretism or alternative religion, in that dialogue often involves promoting understanding between different religions or beliefs to increase acceptance of others, rather than to synthesize new belief.

Protocol (diplomacy) is the etiquette of diplomacy and affairs of state. Rules which describes how an activity should be performed, especially in the field of diplomacy. Specifying the proper and generally accepted behavior in matters of state and diplomacy, such as showing appropriate respect to a head of state, ranking diplomats in chronological order of their accreditation at court, and so on.

I'm Walking on Egg Shells
refers to the shell of an egg that is very thin and breaks easily. So if you are 'walking on eggshells' you are in a situation where you could break something (or get in trouble or ruin everything) very easily.

Watch what you say or do around a certain person because anything might set him or her off. A Fragile Situation.

The unexpected challenges of a country's first election: Philippa Neave (video and interactive text) this talk shows how extremely important accurate translations are from one language to the next. This also shows how important education is and how extremely important having knowledge and information is to people. The more people know and understand the better they will be at controlling their own destinies and freedoms.

Sustainable

Trade Off
is an exchange that occurs as a compromise. Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category.

Reciprocal transfer of equivalent things. The act of changing one thing for another thing. The act of giving something or giving up something in return for something received.

Compromise is a middle way between two extremes. An accommodation in which both sides make concessions. Settle by concession. Compromise is also a deal between different parties where each party gives up part of their demand. In arguments, compromise is a concept of finding agreement through communication, through a mutual acceptance of terms—often involving variations from an original goal or desires.

Bipartisanship is when opposing political parties find common ground through compromise. This is in contrast to partisanship, where an individual or political party only adheres to their interests without compromise.

Stubborn

Concession is to do without or cease to hold or adhere to. Belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public.

Bipartisan is when scumbag politicians finally agree on something, but they only agree because the politicians and their wealthy scumbag friends will benefit, while the citizens get stabbed in the back as always, well maybe not always, but most of the time.

Agreement is the compatibility of observations.  Harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters.

Compatibility
is the capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination.

Comparisons

Accord is harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters. Concurrence of opinion.

Consensus

Concurrence is an agreement of results or opinions. Acting together, as agents or circumstances or events. A state of cooperation.

Contract is a voluntary arrangement between two or more parties that is enforceable at law as a binding legal agreement. Contract is a branch of the law of obligations in jurisdictions of the civil law tradition.

Common Ground is a technique for facilitating interpersonal relationships. In order to find common ground between parties, participants must search for signals of recognition, which are often subtle and cause for misunderstanding. Generally, smiles, bland faces, or frowns can be the positive, neutral or negative signals. When verbal communication is possible, the participants can speak and then listen.

Grounding in Communication is the collection of "mutual knowledge, mutual beliefs, and mutual assumptions" that is essential for communication between two people. Successful grounding in communication requires parties "to coordinate both the content and process". The concept is also common in philosophy of language.

DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels - Nobody Speak (Official Video) - When Negotiations Break down and get Ugly.



The Great Divide


We need to stop letting things divide us.

Our Human Nature is to work together. But when people don't have enough knowledge and information, then Ignorance becomes the biggest divider of people. When we allow simple labels to define us, we ignore the important details and we fail to communicate openly and effectively. We need to define what is right, define what is good, define what is bad and define what is wrong. Simply stating your political affiliation, or any other affiliation, does not describe in enough details your true understanding of yourself and the world around you. You can not generalize a persons world view. And we can not transfer our responsibility to educate ourselves and to be informed just by using simple labels. Who are You?

Ignorance is the greatest divider of people. So if we can educate everyone to the highest degree possible, then there will be nothing to divide us, and people will not be so easily distracted.

Finding Common Ground needs to be our greatest strength, if not, this weakness will continue to kill people and continue to destroy our homes and our planet.

Knowledge divides us, Politics divide us, Religions divide us, Wealth divides us, Inadequate Education divides us, Ethnicity divides us, Gender divides us, Authority divides us. These simple differences should not divide us.

Life survives when things are more Right then wrong and more good then Bad. Life does not survive when things are more wrong then right and more bad then good. Choose Good and Choose Right. But, you can only do the right thing when you are sure that what you are doing is the right thing to do. You can only do a good thing when you are sure there is nothing bad about the thing you are doing. Let us Learn this Together. Everything has Side Effects, so we must do our best to do the things that do more Good then Harm. When we do more harm then good, Serious Consequences always follows.

"There's Right and Wrong, Good and Bad. We should not over complicate these facts with selfish narrow-minded perceptions. We have the ability to live peaceful lives. So please let us start communicating now, so that we can finish this and get back to living, real living."

People in Power want us to keep fighting each other and to keep us divided to distract people from the truth, with the truth being that people do have power, but when people are busy fighting amongst themselves, people have very little time or resources to fully understand the causes of problems that everyone is facing, which leaves no time to solve problems or to make improvements.

Elections should not divide people, instead elections should bring people together. But that is what people in power don't want. They control people by diving their power and by distracting people so they never educate themselves about the truth of our situation.

Dissidents are people who do not conform or support the policies of certain states. A person who actively challenges an established doctrine, policy, or institution.

Polarization in politics is when politicians can not agree on important issues at hand because of their corrupted and ignorant narrow minded perceptions of reality, and stated facts. Everyone needs to know the difference between facts and ignorance.

Partisan is being devoted to a particular organization that is not necessarily devoted to you. Partisan is being Biased. Partisan is not dedicated to doing what is right or good, but it's more about conforming to ideologies that are not based on facts or reality. Partisan is similar to being an extremist. Subjective.

In-Group Bias is when people unconsciously give better treatment to people perceived as members of their group. This
applies to how we evaluate them, how we distribute resources, and more. It’s prejudice. Conformity

Polarization in psychology is the behavior of a social or political groups who are split based on opposing views. Over time, more and more members of the original group join one or the other split group and fewer and fewer members remain neutral. This brings the two sides or "poles" further and further apart.

Infighting is a hidden conflict or competitiveness within an organization.

Divergence
is a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions. The act of moving away in different direction from a common point.

Cultural Divide is a boundary in society that separates communities whose social economic structures, opportunities for success, conventions, styles, are so different that they have substantially different psychologies. A cultural divide is the virtual barrier caused by cultural differences, that hinder interactions, and harmonious exchange between people of different cultures.

Intragroup Conflict refers to conflict between two or more members of the same group or team. False Flag

Group Conflict is disagreements between different groups.

Realistic Conflict Theory is when disagreements can arise as a result of conflicting goals and competition over limited resources, and it also offers an explanation for the feelings of prejudice and discrimination toward the outgroup that accompany the intergroup hostility

Disagreement is a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions. A conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters. The speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing.

People Power

Even the cells in your body have to work together. In order for cells to live, they must Adhere to one another, Communicate with one another, and Cooperate with one another. In order to reproduce, Cells must also share Life's Information with new cells.

Luke 11:17  "Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall." 

Fragmented

"There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community." -- M. Scott Peck

Margaret Heffernan: Why it's time to forget the pecking order at work (video)


"Teaching the truth is not about resentment, anger or disappointment. It's learning about the mistakes that people made so we do not repeat those same mistakes again. Horrible things have happened to all kinds of people all over the planet, all throughout our history. And the only way to avoid making those same mistakes, is by learning what caused those mistakes to happen."





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