AnOddBox – It just does not matter…

AnOddBoxFigure012When Sapato died the First Sergeant made it abundantly clear…, A Marine only has value when dead… Simper Fi…, Band of Brothers… all that gung ho crap… It just does not matter…

In my pursuit of psychology it was made abundantly clear that a student of higher education is just a dollar sign… In the words of one of my professors my (a student’s) value is held in “Professor Subjectivity…” Performance… GPA… all that education and mastery crap… It just does not matter…

I have worked for two rather large treatment facilities. It was made abundantly clear by the Chaplin of one, and the Director of the other, that the welfare of the client is of less value than the clients’ return of business… Ethics… Altruism… all that non-maleficent crap… In the last words… “There are sixty other applicants who would love to take my job…” and it just does not matter…

I went to a lawyer yesterday… Nothing major… Just advice on forms, trademarks/copyrights, and as the lawyer said…, I will get grieved and/or sued at least three times within my career… I was informed that there would be a good chance that I will be grieved by the regulatory agency for errors in the agencies own regulations… When I spoke of the insurance I purchased through the encouraged professional and supportive membership, I did not even get the first two letters out before I was advised to get rid of it… When I receive more support from a lawyer then I do from the agency and associations of my own profession… Counseling… Mental Health… all that worthy cause crap… It just does not matter…

Blogs bash each other for collaborative disagreement and hold praise for only the carbon copies of agreement… We cannot talk business because the association’s policy is that we are the ones who are trying to manipulate and price fix the profession where our average annual income is just a hair over 50K… The experts of Human behavior… and collaborative progress… All that Human psychology crap… It just does not matter…

Through Character Profiling I help individuals gain the strength to stand on their own… For the individual does matter… Humanities is the fifth virtue of characters… The strength of Humanities is the strength to embrace Humans… If the individuals’ character… Though strong to stand on their own… Stands alone… Then Humanities just does not matter… Character just does not matter… And without character… Being Human just does not matter…

Why the hell do we care… If it just does not matter…

AnOddBox topic: Does it matter…?

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AnOddBox – What is my Color Spectrum…?

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AnOddBox – What is my Color Spectrum…?

Like the insanity of a broken record why do we anthropomorphize color…? At what shade of behavior does one acquire supremacy…, ideology…, Character…, and/or Behavior? (Cynically) I do not know how to behave as I do not know what shade I am, on the behavioral color spectrum…

I found Barack Obama’s Character to be more worthy than Mit Romney’s thus I voted for the better Character… I find Michele Obama’s Character to be more worthy than Hilary Clinton, thus if I could I would again vote for the better Character. I however, cannot figure out what shade I am, on the Character color spectrum…

My Mother is, if my information is accurate, from the Ute tribe… My Father is from the Collins clan… It is thus that the Sun gets to play fifty shades with my skin and it is thus that I am unsure how I am supposed to behave…, and what is my Character…, from one season to the next…

As the record is broken…, can we change the record…? (Louis Armstrong, maybe…) Perhaps it might be more progressive if we focused of behavior and Character…, and leave color to biology… Nature has a far better hand with color…

AnOddBox topic: What is my Color Spectrum…?

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AnOddBox – Is evil winning…?

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AnOddBox – Is evil winning…?

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

I was required to take a Critical Thinking class for my undergrad… Since I am an odd duck I was giddy with excitement for the prospects of this class… To critically think through concepts to establish the least arguable…, most probable…, solid premise… It is Titus 2:6-8… And yes I am such an odd duck…

I was assigned to write a critical assessment on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference campaign in Birmingham, Alabama… I knew the professor absolutely adored Dr. King… I knew all I would have to do was write words of praise…, and it would be an easy “A”… But Lord knows I do not seem to do things easy… What could I write that has not already been written…? I would like to say that I wowed the professor with my critical thoughts, but the professor did not get past my first statement… I had written… Perhaps Dr. King was not… A non-violent protestor…

If you taunt a bull…, say “Bull” Connors…, knowing with the intelligence of Dr. King that the bull is the most linear of violent animals…, can you say as a solid premise that your taunt did not have a violent intent…? One might imagine the stoning look upon my heresy… The accusation that I did not know how it was to fight for a cause… I guess being a war veteran does not count as fighting for a cause…

You would think I would stop there… Before an “F”… As I said I do not do things easy… I continued my critical thoughts by asking… Would you know the face of evil if it wore the face of Dr. King…? At no point did I say that Dr. King was evil… In fact my praise for Dr. King’s legacy is high… My praise however, did not matter as evil had already won…

I laugh as even though I am much older than the child taught of horns and hooves…, they still teach that the face of evil is ugly… How could any critically thinking person rationally suggest that the proclaimed second most powerful entity would seek power by being a horrifying ugly bully…? You know, as simple non-deities, we as humans use techniques to promote advocacy. After the first technique of observation, do you know what is the simplest technique for promoting advocacy…? It is the technique of simply saying…, Hello… How are you… With this technique I say I see you… I consider you… From here it is not far in technique to say…, I care for you… I love you… Now…, do my biding…

Evil is wise… Osama Bin Laden did not attack the Towers… Individual persons did this attack for the biding of a simple technique of say…, Hello… How are you… I care for you… I love you… Now…, do my biding…

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

So what does Good do…?

There is a writer of posts… The cause in these posts appear to be just to the doing of good… The writer however, uses an age old technique of belittling responders through the use of doctrine and prayer… The writer appears to have intelligence, yet uses the simplest form of sublimation…, and thus I must ask…, Is it sublimation of taunt by means of a socially acceptable platform… Or is it a technique to promote advocacy…?

On TV a protestor for the just cause of Good, gets within a foot of an officer and with a maleficent yell…, Are you going to shoot me too…! No matter the cause…, to taunt a bull… has but only one intent… Note, that the officer did not respond… Therefor…, who was the bull…?

The technique of Good appears to be punching the bull in the nose to proclaim the bull is Evil…

It is thus…, that Evil is winning… For Evil is saying…, Hello… How are you… I care for you… I love you… Now.., do my biding…

AnOddBox topic: Is Evil winning…?

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AnOddBox – Reciprocity… Does it belong to Character…?

AnOddBoxFigure010There is a method to my madness… I do not write about proclamations of divinity… I do not write about techniques of how to win friends… I do not write about techniques to make a marriage work… I do not write about test or quizzes that make someone a leader…, a success… These techniques are common… Been written about for generation… These techniques are easy to do… I seek something else… But I do not think I will find it…

Personality is how we express ourselves… Personality should be governed by character, but it is obvious that personality is not governed by character… I do not like to generalize, but as I observe a walk outside I see that personality is about getting something… Personality is about reciprocity…

I see how important…, how valuable reciprocity is…, and it leads me to question my own path… The fact that reciprocity is so valuable…, such a determinate…, by the individual…, by the whole…, Does reciprocity actually belong to character…? I struggle with this question… Character belongs to the individual… Character cannot belong to anyone else… Reciprocity however, is not a self-governed determinate… Reciprocity can only belong in the return… Or does it…?

I write to the outlier… Thus I know I will not get a return other than what I receive from my own writing… Is this self-reciprocity…? Can reciprocity be a character of self-return…? Again… It is a struggle… I seek the character of being Human… But to be Human is to embrace Humans… To embrace Humans requires other Humans… Thus to be Human requires a return…, A reciprocity from Humans… I cannot fine it…

Can an individual… seeking the character of being Human… self-return what the individual is seeking…?

AnOddBox topic: Can Reciprocity be a Character of self-return…?

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AnOddBox – Generalization is Equal to One…

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Many years ago when Sapato died I learned that Semper Fi is a bottom up concept. The merit of loyalty though it may shout from the voice of every Marine means nothing if but one can silence it… If one has the power over all then the all… The generalization… Is equal to the one…

I received my Bachelor’s degree at Northwest Nazarene University… It was the place that I lost faith in Christians… I lost faith in Christ… I lost faith in God… A man… A professor… An idol of the school who authored Agape Love… I saw his vanity… But his power was held in the words of my advisor, “You can go to the Dean, but if you do… You may as well leave the school…” If one has the power over all then the all… The generalization… Is equal to the one…

I received my Master’s degree from the University of Denver… It was the place I lost faith in teachers… I lost faith in wisdom… I lost faith in trust… Dare I say to a client that she had the right to request another counselor… It was my naivety to trust ethics could hold more merit than the subjectivity of one professor… How is it that I would hear the same words from a different advisor…, “You can go to the Dean, but if you do… You may as well leave the school…” If one has the power over all then the all… The generalization… Is equal to the one…

I did my internship at a residential Adult Rehabilitation Center… It was the place I lost faith in counseling… I lost faith in care… One day the Chaplin… The man in charge… Informed me that we were going to discharge one of my clients because the client had been diagnosed with cancer and thus would not be able to work for his keep… It did not matter that the counselors and the residents cared for the man… It did not matter that the man’s cancer was not terminal and his work would only have to be slightly modified… It was only a matter of business and the subjectivity of the Chaplin in charge… If one has the power over all then the all… The generalization… Is equal to the one…

I worked for a research clinic… It was the place I lost faith in research… I lost faith in colleagues… I lost faith in my profession… To be commanded to alter data… To turn a blind eye… To be told that we are expendable in a pile of sixty other applications… To be called nutty for being the only one to make a stand… I stood alone… I am just a one… That does not equal… All…

We counsel our clients and encourage them not to generalize all for the actions of the few… The actions of the one… But is it a realistic concept… To not generalize… I often say that life is in perfect balance… There is 50 percent good and 50 percent bad… One could not be without the other… It is an irony however, that Mary often reminds me that I have to look for the good… I breathe a cynical chuckle as I think to myself… Why is it, that bad is so easily seen, but I have to look for good…? I see the air in the grass… The air in the trees… The air in the mountains… The air in the stars of where we could be… Why can I not see the air in people…?

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

Because we do nothing…, what is done by the one is accepted as being done by all… Thus… If one has the power over all then the all… The generalization… Is equal to the one…

AnOddBox topic: Generalization… Are we all just equal to one…?

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AnOddBox – It is just Business…

AnOddBoxerMoney 002In the Marines it was made abundantly clear to me on my first day in the fleet that this is no place for friendship… It is just business… Now I (we) want people to praise and honor me as a veteran… Why…? It was just business…

I have an Associate’s degree, a Bachelor’s degree, and a Master’s degree… Each school that I had attended the professors made it abundantly clear that teaching is not about learning… It is just business… Now I just received an Alumni invitation to come praise and honor one of the retiring professors… Why…? It was just business…

Mr. and Mrs. Smith are praised and honored for their philanthropy… Why…? Philanthropy is just business… The kings of Silicon Valley and Social media are praised and honor for their charity… Why…? Charity is just business…

Religion is just business… Relationships are just business… Self-Improvement… Mental Health… Addiction… Depression… Hell, even Family… Is just business… What does it say that if I want to learn Leadership, Synergy, Integrity, Communication and Connection, and being Successful…, I go to the business section of the book store… It is just business…

It is just business…

In Character Profiling Humanities is the fifth virtue… Humanities is a necessary strength to support and progress the final virtue of Transcendence (To become more)… But Humanities is difficult to master… To master Humanities one must be strong in Altruism for the sake of caring… One must be strong in Social Intelligence and Collaboration for the sake of unity and progress… One must be strong in Forgiveness for the sake of change… And one must be strong in Respect for the sake of understanding… Mastering Humanities is first to be Human… But why…?

Humans are the only animal… The only living thing on the planet… That has no defined purpose… Why would a creator (whichever you claim) create something unless it could contribute to creation… Contribute to life…? As Humans we have the ability to completely destroy a creation of life… We have the ability to destroy Life… History has made it abundantly clear that it is just business…

But… As Humans we also have the ability to completely restore the creation we have destroyed… We as Humans have the ability to do what Life cannot do on its own… We can Transcend Life… We can take Life to new places… We as Humans have the ability… Perhaps the purpose… To allow Life… To become more…

Mastering Humanities is also to embrace Humans… This is by far a struggle in dissonance… We are born without the ability to see ourselves… Thus our first visual imprint of ourselves is that of what we see as others… What if what we see are faces of just business… What if we do not like that just business…, is what we look like…

I want to reach the final virtue of Transcendence… I want Humans to reach this final virtue… But as of yet I am finding it difficult to first master Humanities…

AnOddBox topic: I grow tired of caring… Perhaps it is time to make it just business… Is it just business…?

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AnOddBox – Hmmm… I wonder what that word is…?

So it begins… Just the other day I saw a post comparing a presidential candidate to Adolf Hitler… It makes my hands shake like a Nervous Ned to the thought of voting for another Hitler…! But what do I do…? I cannot decide… Am I a person who believes in or supports a form of government in which people choose by voting…? If so, then you will stone me with words such as “LibTurb”… So am I a person who believes in or supports a country that is governed by elected representatives and by an elected leader (such as a president) rather than by a king or queen…? If so you will pelt me with garbage and call me words such as “RepubliC*nt”… I value We the People… I value The government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth… But I do not know which we I am… I am so scared that I will not be on the “Right” or “Left” we side…

Yes, I am being a bit cynical…

I believe in a Republic where my voice means something and has the potential to make a difference… But I have to question if we are actually “Unto the Republic for which it stands”… A few months ago the news reported on a study that suggested over 90% of legislation is voted on by the elected officials WITHOUT public opinion… Unless I am wrong I believe this is a definition of a different word than Republic… Hmmm… I wonder what that word is…?

I have a few question: If Republicans and Democrats housed under a white dome and little white house make the decisions WITHOUT the Republic voice why do Republic people register as Republican or Democrat…? When did Republic and Democracy become words to mean giving up my voice…? When was the last time we the Republic fired an elected official for making decisions WITHOUT the Republic voice …? I think I recall a small county actually doing a vote of no confidence, but it must have been as silent as our Republic voice because I am just not sure… I am also a bit confused… I value capitalism… I hear and read posts from Republic people mortified by the government taking their money… Your money…? But it is okay to just give up your voice to the government…? Hmmm… I wonder what that word is…?

One of the most stupid (by definition not stigma, and in my own opinion of course) exhibitions of animalistic behavior we as a Republic people could do was one of the most intelligent actions of a Republic I have seen in my lifetime… We voted to make marijuana legal… Now I do not know if it was a case of people staying sober for one day to go out and vote, or people were to apathetic of the cause to go out and vote, but the vote of the people counted… Why is it however, that the only times (the less than 10%) we are a Republic is when we vote for a Democrat or Republican… Or when we vote to get stoned… Hmmm… I wonder what that word is…?

AnOddBox topic: Are we truly a Republic…? Or are we a different word…? Hmmm… I wonder what that word is…?

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