Social Intelligence - Social Studies
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
others. A party of people assembled to promote sociability and
An extended social group having a distinctive cultural
and economic organization. A formal association
of people with similar interests. The state of
being with someone
is a person who understands society and
, and has the capacity to effectively navigate and negotiate
complex social relationships
and environments. A person who
and to society.
A person who is
and recognizes the importance of information to a
in regard to information and
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.
What is the difference between Emotionally Disordered and
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.
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.
is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within
a group of people in which the desire for harmony or
in the group
results in an irrational or dysfunctional
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
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).
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.
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
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
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.
was a series of social psychology
experiments conducted by Yale University psychologist
. 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
Experimenter (2015 Film)
The Milgram Experiment proves that people with more knowledge
make better decisions.
Social Experiments are Still Happening Today
with devastating consequences.
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
occurs when a person's emotions
, opinions, or
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.
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.
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, judgement and opinion-forming.
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
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.
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
- Conscientious Objector
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).
is a group of individuals who interact with one
another and share similar interests.
group of good friends or family with identifiable leadership and internal
organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in a
is characterized by high levels of intimacy and sharing, usually in close
groups, also known as affinity groups.
is any criminal organization with the intention of supplying drug
trafficking operations. CIACulture
is an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly). Environment
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
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.
is a theory of knowledge in sociology and
that examines the
development of jointly constructed understandings of the world that form
the basis for shared assumptions about
. 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.
is distinct from biological
or individual cognitive reality,
representing as it does a phenomenological level created through social
interaction and thereby transcending individual motives and actions.
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.
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.
Murder of Kitty Genovese
of people into performing actions or
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
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
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
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.
is a type of social influence that aims to
change the behavior or perception of others through abusive, deceptive, or
. By advancing
the interests of the manipulator, often at another's expense, such methods
could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive.
Violence spreads like a disease among adolescents, study finds
Contagion moves from friends to friends of friends and beyond.
examines the development
of jointly constructed understandings
of the world that form the basis for shared
The Lottery of Birth, 2013
hr. 16 min)
Are you hanging out with the wrong crowd?
Which Social Conditioning factors helps to create
that are inaccurate?
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.
is the jailer of freedom and
the enemy of growth." Working Together
Rock the Boat,
just don't tip the boat over.
Rock The Boat 1974 Hues Corporation
"The Needs of the Many
outweigh the Wants of the Few"
"Not to say that being in
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."
equal the same thing
to one another"
is the effort or desire to equal or surpass
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.
refers to the condition within a
society where social classes are separated, or stratified, along economic
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).
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.
Unity Barriers - Community Barriers
Discrimination Barriers - Prejudice Barriers
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
, such as having good
experiences with that person that indicate that they are trust worthy,
honest and compassionate. Don't Judge a Book by
, which means "you shouldn't
worth or value
of something, by its
outward appearance alone". Impugning
attack as false or wrong. Allegations
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.
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.
Attacks on Countries
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.
or forming an opinion
before becoming aware of the relevant
of a case. The word is
often used to refer to preconceived, usually unfavorable,
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.
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
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.
is an ignorant belief that happens when a person
another person by their
appearance instead of their individual merit.
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.
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
is the policy of favoring members of a
disadvantaged group who suffer or have suffered from discrimination within
. Double Standard
is the act of suspecting or targeting a
person of a certain race based on a stereotype about their race.
was a system of racial segregation in South
Africa. Free Your Mind
that humans need
to be seperated into ethnic or racial groups in daily life, denying
that everyone has the right to
humans are better then other humans only because of their different
appearance instead of their rights. merit
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
If you say that you care about workers
then ignorant people will claim that you are a
If you say that you care about people, then ignorant people will claim
that you must be a socialist. These are
that need to stop, these labels are no different then
discrimination, prejudice, and being
. 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
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
Yassmin Abdel Magied: Conscious Discrimination, Unconscious
Bias, Implicit Prejudice
Like Me - Tim Wise (full documentary)
is to deny or deprive the legal rights or privileges that have been
granted to a person or group, such as the right to
. 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.
is a prejudiced person who is
differing from his
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
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
. 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.
Badge of Shame
a distinctive symbol required to be worn by a specific
group or an individual for the purpose of public humiliation, ostracism,
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.Defamatory
are statements harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign.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.
"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
"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of
"We are more alike then we are unalike, we have more in
common then uncommon."
"No one person can be aware of everything, but
we can be
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
when we bring all our accumulated knowledge and information
together, we see things more clearly.
is characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity.
Act in concert or unite in a
Be or become joined or united or linked, Join or combine. Become
one. United into one. Join for a common purpose or in a
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.
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.
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
is the feeling that men should treat one another
The kinship relation between a male offspring and the
People engaged in a particular occupation. Converge
- Types of
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.
Emergency Response System
is a shared communal identification with one's nation.
is an attachment to a homeland. Inspired by love for your
country. Willingness to defend the country and its core beliefs like the
, while avoiding
is steadfast in allegiance or
is the act of binding yourself
(intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action.
"oneness," "union," or "unity". Each individual must engage in divine
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).
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.
are members that provide each other with various types of
, 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.
refers to the state or quality of being connected
together. Everything is
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
is unity 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.
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
refers to either what is shared and
for all members of a
given community, or alternatively, what is achieved by citizenship,
, and active
participation in the realm of politics and
bringing people together by
building on shared
that people have in order to better a relationship with their
community no matter a person's age, gender, race or religion.
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
is the coordination of events to operate a
components located on
their actions by
passing messages. The components interact with each other in order to
achieve a common goal.
is a stock of values, ideas,
metaphors, beliefs, and practices that are shared among the members of
groups and communities.
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.
is to join or combine.
When we work together we can accomplish some amazing things.
7,000 people helped plant over 64,000 trees in 15 minutes.
The Empire State Building was built in
It took approximate 250 Days
for Orville and Wilbur
Wright to design, build, launch and fly their first powered
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
to the Moon
then flew back,
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.
is the amount of work performed by the average
worker in one hour.
These are great examples of having good
Problem Solving 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
, 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?
lets all pull together, my oh my
Power of the Internet
another pair of eyes
can be very useful."
Working together are the first two words to a long list of
agreements and understandings.
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.
should be two of the most important skills
that need to be taught in school, and at home.
Harmonious relations; freedom from disputes. The
. The general
of public places.
to cease hostilities. The state prevailing during the
absence of war.
is an end of conflict
freedom from fear
. The end of
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
) 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,
When we work with mutual trust, and when we
work together as a team
we are at our strongest.
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.
- Competition encourages
, why do you think
and companies commit
.Competition is the opposite
If a company or person makes a
better product that is sustainable
superior, and doesn't exploit workers and resources, then that company or
person should be protected from other
unsustainable and less superior products
, that also exploits workers and
resources. And if a product can be made locally using the same
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
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
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
which is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each
participant's gain or loss of utility
exactly balanced by the losses or gains of the utility of the other
participants. So how does competition apply to
doesn't. We don't compete, we measure our abilities in a fun constructive
are not a
worth or value
, awards are only for
entertainment purposes, an insignificant detail of a moment in time.
a situation of unrestrained,
and uncivilized competition.The only thing that
keeps us apart is knowledge
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
The markets going down after the EU
vote is just corporations threatening
other countries not to leave the EU, and it's also investors acting
(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
, where wealthy scumbag criminals have unfair access to
confidential information that they use to exploit and steal money.
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.
are more interested in money then they are the welfare of
people. We need reality based decisions, not ones based on exploitation.
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
is a type of multinational political
negotiated power is delegated to an authority by governments of member
states. International Law
is a body of
government officials, and/or, an administrative
policy-making group that are sometimes criticized as being inefficient,
convoluted, or too inflexible to individuals with dehumanizing effects.
"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
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
. 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
. Our alliances can give us extra security,
safety and added support, along with a sense of belonging and
acceptance, just like
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
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
, and we also know about our history of
. When we stop communicating, we stop
learning. And this negates our
strength in numbers
attacking our own
, 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
people stop learning
, 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
. We have also been able to
more about each other
using books, TV and the internet. But our
methods of communication are not effective enough
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
- Social ServiceBreaking Down the
"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
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.
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. ~
(September 28, 551 – 479 BC)
The philosophy of Confucius
emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social
relationships, justice and sincerity.
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
Breaking Down the Barriers
Every person should learn diplomacy and learn how to
. We need to stop
fighting among ourselves and stop dividing each other
. 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
fighting the real enemy.
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
is the profession, activity, or
skill of managing
. Using or marked by tact in
dealing with sensitive matters or people. Judge
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
is a human being's internal ability to treat others
, caring, and fairness in order to understand themselves.
Phases of ethical persuasion
; they are: Explore the other person's
viewpoint. Explain your viewpoint
are methods and processes involved in
facilitating the peaceful ending of conflict and
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.
is a diplomatic policy of making political or material
concessions to an enemy power in order to avoid conflict.
is a form of communication that aims to
share information across different cultures
social groups. It is used to describe the wide range of
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.
is the practice of engaging in two or more
overlapping conversations at the same time.
Communicating to A Diverse Audience
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.
is the etiquette
of diplomacy and affairs of
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.
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
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
is an exchange that occurs as a compromise. Exchange or replace
with another, usually of the same kind or category.
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.
is a middle way between two extremes. An accommodation in which
both sides make concessions. Settle by concession.
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
—often involving variations from an original goal or desires.
is to do without or cease to hold or adhere to. Belonging to or
participated in by a community as a whole
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.
is the compatibility of observations. Harmony of people's
opinions or actions or characters.
is the capability of existing or performing in
harmonious or congenial combination.
is harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters. Concurrence of opinion.
is an agreement of results or opinions. Acting together, as
agents or circumstances or events. A state of cooperation.
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
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
Grounding in Communication
is the collection of "mutual
, 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
. Finding Common Ground
needs to be
strength, if not, this weakness will continue to kill us, and continue to
destroy our planet.Knowledge
divide us, Religions divide us,
us, Inadequate Education divides us
, Ethnicity divides us, Gender divides
us, Authority divides us. These things should not divide us. It seems that
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.
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
. Everything has
we must do our best to do the things that do more
. When we do more harm then
good, Serious Consequences
Wrong, Good and Bad
should not over complicate these facts with
. We have
the ability to live peaceful lives, so please let us start 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, leaving no time to solve problems or to make improvements.
should not divide people,
instead elections should bring people together. But that is what
don't want. They control people by diving their power and
distracting people so they never educate themselves about the truth.
people who do not conform
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
and ignorant narrow
of reality, and stated facts. Everyone needs to
know the difference between facts
is devoted to a cause or
party. A fervent and even militant proponent of something. An ardent and
enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity. Partisan is the same as
, and the same as
ignorant biased thinking
. If you
don't have facts and evidence, then all you have is criminal ignorant
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
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
refers to conflict between two or more members of the same
group or team. False Flag
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
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
Even the cells in your body have to work
r. 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.
divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided
against itself will fall."
"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
"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."
Deaths Per Year
How People Die
Causes of Death
Keeping it Clean
Keeping People Safe
- Social Communication
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Why Societies and