An expert at “Game-calling” attributes it all to empathy. “It’s them knowing that you genuinely care for what’s happening to them on the mound.”
A deliberative body, elected to represent us in great debates about significant decisions, that tells us not to trust or respect the outcomes it delivers appears to be a contradiction in terms.
Each individual is free, using individual knowledge and skill, to do his or her best within the general rules that apply to all, and is free to learn from the experience, and, if the experience is not what was intended, to try to succeed via a different approach next time. That is the essence of the free society.
The fundamental problem is that the federal government has too much power. Companies think it makes good business sense to shower lobbyists, legislators and executive branch associates with cash. Why? Because the benefits they reap are worth far more than the money they spent.
The central control community includes not only the Catholic Church, but also the World Bank, IMF, United Nations, EU and many, many more institutions that recognize no bounds. They share thinking with global communism and all the totalitarian themes in history.
Democracies don’t necessarily correlate with prosperity. Singapore, which scores negative on the scale of democratic political systems, is less affluent than only Luxembourg, which is one of the countries that score a +10 on that scale of democracy.
Facebook would store this info in a virtual locker, and users would control access. The social network already has this data. It simply needs to corral it into two billion virtual lockers. Each user could then share or not. Here’s the good news: Facebook is going to pay you to share. Then they’ll turn around and charge you a similar amount to cover the cost of servers, electricity, coders and Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodies.
In the division of labor, we each want to demonstrate that we can provide better service to others and be worthy of our hire. This is how individuals find their own level.
What if we had a President whose brand was built around the promise of being the best person he could, and helping all Americans to be the most productive they could be, and helping the country to achieve peak performance, focusing on the most important contributory factors and eschewing the political distractions that get in the way? What if any politician were to build such a brand and make such a commitment? It would be nice if one of them read Tom Brady’s book and reflected on the difference between personal peak performance and political performance.
This interconnectedness of individual trees and animals, which nurtures the entire ecosystem, precisely reflects the nature of Individualism. Individualism is a system. Each individual extends branches and roots to become as strong as possible, and connects and communicates with others to make the forest strong, which is good for the forest and good for every tree.