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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 someone.

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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 Knowledge

What is the difference between Emotionally Disordered and Socially Maladjusted?

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

Murder of Kitty Genovese

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.

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.

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

"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.

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).

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.

Unity Barriers  -  Community Barriers

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, by its outward appearance alone". Impugning is to attack as false or wrong. Allegations

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. 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 prejudgement 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Racial Segregation is the ignorant belief that humans need to be seperated into ethnic or racial groups in daily life, denying human rights that everyone has the right to have. Separatism

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

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.

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)

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.

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

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.

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.

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.
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.

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 action

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.

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

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. 
Friends - Types of Friendships
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.

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).

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.

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.

Solidarity 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.

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.

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

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.

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
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

"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.

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.

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 a body of non-elective 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 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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"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. 

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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.

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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 mannerCourts

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

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

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. 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.

Multicommunicating 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.


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.

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.

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. Finding Common Ground needs to be our greatest strength, if not, this weakness will continue to kill us, and continue to destroy 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 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 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 perceptions. 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.
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 distracting people so they never educate themselves about the truth.

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.

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 extremists, and the same as ignorant biased thinking. If you don't have facts and evidence, then all you have is criminal ignorant behavior.

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: 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.

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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." 


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