Are You Still In Competition Mode? Or Have You Learnt To Cooperate and “Agree To Agree”?

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The most extreme form of “competition” is war!

The television NEWS tonight was filled with new terrorism laws, ISIS, hundreds of thousands of refugees flooding into Turkey; plus tragic National and local news with lives lost and pain everywhere.

Wherever there is pain in society you can guarantee that large profits are being made.

I learnt that from one of my mentors many years ago, and it I see it everywhere still today because the vast majority of us are competing at every opportunity … ignorant of the fact that we could ALL be living prosperously and with freedom within ten years once we shift to cooperation.  

Look at social media … we are all told “you must be a part of it, learn how to FB, Tweet, Instagram, “hash tag” etc etc etc …

But very few can become “winners” in the competitive world; it absolutely follows the 80:20 rule where 80% of the business / income / profits / traffic and anything else is won by 20% of the players.

And when you understand the 80:20 rule you know that 20% of the 20%, i.e. 4% receive 64% of the business and then, 0.8% or less than 1% of the “competitors” will receive a whopping 51.2% of the rewards.

You are either being competitive (and playing “WIN-LOSE”) or you are being cooperative (playing “WIN-WIN”). You are either being fearful, selfish and cynical or loving, trusting, abundant and excited.

I know which one I prefer, what about you?

If you are competing in business it means you have stopped thinking!

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Greed, Greed, Greed and More Greed!

I just read an article in the Melbourne Age suggesting that former Prime Minister John Howard had sought US favor to have charges laid against Australian David Hicks in order to improve Howards re-election chances. I immediately said to my wife “Can this be true? W hat would possess someone to do that?”

How naive am I … it’s greed, greed, greed!

It certainly isn’t reserved for politicians either as another article spoke of mass sackings at Qantas, OneSteel and Westpac while there were massive profits declared by BHP Billiton as the mining industry continues it’s sale into the growing Asian market. Is that the same Asian market that is also contributing enormously to local and global pollution? Yes it is and it is driven by greed, greed, greed and more greed.

Buckminster Fuller is considered by many as one of the most important human beings of the twentieth century. Fuller referred to this characteristic as one of “un-evidend selfishness”. This is where a person or a company appears to be doing the ‘right thing’ and being a generous or good person however the reality is they are really only interested in getting the best result for themselves … and “stuff the rest”.

The video clip above shows a small part of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Bed Peace” event in Montreal, Canada in 1969, at the same time as technology (ever accelerating change) reached a point for the first time in our human evolution where we could now provide for everyone on Earth at an unprecedented high standard of living … such that there was now no need to compete. What does it take to create a future that actually works, for everyone?

In fact competition is now detrimental to the ongoing survival and success of humanity.

A recent blog on 10billionbillionaires.org titled “How Far ‘Off-Track’ Are We … ?” looks at whether there are any leaders out there willing to declare the sort of future they are committed to creating.

Or are they just reacting to the situations as they occur and as they worsen around them?

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Your Healthy Planet.com Means “More For More (people)”!

“More for More”that’s an unusual term and in fact I think I may have  just created it because checking in Google nothing comes up that fits what Your Healthy Planet.com means with more for more.

In fact how can you have “more for more (people)” … in a world that we are told has  ‘finite resources’, you simple can’t?

Unless you are also “doing more with less”, and there are certainly good examples of this all around the world. Look at the brief video below and you will see examples of artificial limbs (can cost $20,000 each) now being produced for as little as $28 each … yes, just $28 each. See the family motor car produced for just $2,000 and enough room for tall men and women to travel in comfort, or the laptop computer for $100.

How is all this possible?

Some four or five decades ago we entered a new era … a comprehensive design revolution has begun, producing “more with less”, and less every day. Because 99% or more of these changes are invisible (the technology cannot be readily seen) the vast majority of people are not aware that the change is accelerating exponentially.

Combine this accelerating change of ‘invisible’ technology with the massive expansion of the networking industry (especially via the internet) and we have an unstoppable almost exploding expansion of wealth and access to this wealth.

You may not understand this yet, and that is OK … the important thing is to allow the thought that we can and will all “make it successfully” to wash around in your conscious and unconscious thoughts.

To get more information go and sign up as a FREE Member at Your Healthy Planet.com or read some of the posts on 10BillionBillionaires.org which are all based on abundance and the philosophies and principles taught by R Buckminster Fuller.

How Safe Is Melbourne Water? Could It Kill You?

If you live in Victoria, Australia you will have heard of Melbourne Water, as the name suggests it is responsible for much of the water assets that serve the city of Melbourne.

And you also have an opinion on the pros and cons of “tap water versus bottled water”, but this is not what this article is about. This article is about the safety philosophy of an organisation entrusted with supply and delivery of a life supporting resource such as water.

I would expect the philosophy of a public body (and their servants) responsible for life giving “water” to be beyond reproach and certainly not subject to any lackadaisical attitudes but that it not necessarily the case … but you be the judge.

Imagine you are a young woman taking your very energetic dog for some exercise … and you have decided to ride your bike with the dog running beside you. I’ve seen many people do this without incident.

Picture this woman (who happens to be a close friend of mine) riding along a “drainage pathway” … sort of an ‘overflow’ if you like that can take storm flood waters, but for the majority of time it is a quiet and very safe pathway to either walk the dog, go for a run or a ride.

But what if, as you are riding at high speed along the path it just disappears in front of your eyes?

The young woman, out taking her dog for exercise … is now heading headfirst into a concrete hole and has no way of avoiding the disaster.

Her neck and jaw hit first (see the red cross) into the hard concrete edging of a meter wide cross drain splitting her flesh and running deep grazes into her throat; her bike’s front wheel of course had plunged into the crevasse.

Trying to ‘break her fall’ was a natural instinct which lead to a fractured wrist, and her body, traveling at around twenty kilometers an hour also hit hard cracking a number of ribs and badly grazing the skin along her throat.

Blood was pouring from the gash under her jaw, her clothes now literally covered in her own blood as she dragged her damaged bike back towards the road in a vain attempt to get help.

She waved down a taxi … but one look at her at it drove away, leaving her to abandon her bike, still holding onto her lead she slowly took herself and her dog the kilometer or so back home … a shared house that she had only moved to some days earlier. The fact that she was not familiar with her surrounds in some way helped contribute to her accident, but it really wasn’t an accident, but rather it was a disaster waiting to happen.

See, if an accident can be foreseen … then it probably isn’t an accident in my opinion. Those responsible used to have an obligation under ‘common law’ to remove the hazard. You could say it is a moral obligation especially if women and children are likely to be injured unnecessarily.

Injured and upset, this young woman eventually made it to the emergency area of her local hospital. The attending doctor sent her for Xrays, stitched her jaw and dresses her abrasions.

He said “You are very lucky not to have been more seriously injured. You could have broken your neck.”

Six weeks off work as the result of an accident that could so easily have been prevented …

The cost to have put a concrete slab, or galvanised grate across the open side drain would certainly be a few thousand dollars, so why would a large public authority DECIDE NOT TO FIX THE PROBLEM when they have seen the results that their hazard has caused.

It can surely only be that safety, and in particular PUBLIC SAFETY, is not a high priority.

See, the accident happened eighteen months ago … and yet the hazard remains, awaiting it’s next unsuspecting victim. Men and women ride along this drainage pathway every day. Unfortunately some do so for the first time … and would not expect the path to disappear.

Your Healthy Planet.com is a global initiative to reward individuals, businesses, clubs and organizations that exhibit excellent customer service, and have healthy, green, sustainable products and services that make a positive difference.

This hazard will be rectified … I’m just very surprised that it wasn’t done within days or weeks of my friends ‘accident’.

If you know of a media contact in Melbourne who could help make a difference here and prevent some one else suffering a similar injury please let me know.

Leave a comment below or contact Melbourne Water and inquire if the hazard has been rectified.