My recent tiredness led me to sleep-in a while whence I reflected on recent experiences, which I won't elaborate on unless asked, though no doubt I will voice them a few times.
The outcome was that I wondered why I was such a bully at times and turned to using force and violence to get my way. I really don't have a way of knowing so it must all be down to fear of loosing and loosing not just physical assets but mental security.
It seems I have used my intellect to navigate the traumas I have encountered. I accept that my traumas are insignificant to many person's, but all is relative.
Navigation seems to be a simple mathematical process applied to the body and obstacles can be pushed aside with enough strength: and intellectual strength can be used on certain people, especially those who show a dependency on something I can control. Emotional blackmail may be terms I could use also.
Negotiation is something I would rarely use, so much so I cannot think of an instance where I have negotiated. There are many instances of implied and superficial agreements but none that have taken any effort on my part.
I do not like to be beholding to another and negotiation reeks of weakness and insecurity. Sure I am not physically strong enough to take what I want, nor do I wish to use a gun or extreme tools to bully. My own body and mind should be enough to get what I want I hope, yet I still seem to used them in a bullying manner.
There is no doubt a history wherein I could find the instigator(s) of this mechanism. I can see my addiction to being more independent and self sufficient as off-springs of both the trend to bully and the attempt to escape the bulling environment, which is how I see the world around me.
The will has guided me to try and remove myself from this facet of consciousness yet I still persist in this world of consumerism.
I can trace my induction to navigation from the repeated ability of authority laying down the rules of my behaviour when to all intents and purposes those authoritarians have no integrity, at least to my intellectual assessment.
So today that I have considered that negotiation is a tool I could use and wonder why it has taken nearly 70 years to note. I cannot fathom why it has been so difficult to negotiate but am wary of it. My view is that most negotiators are devious, deceitful and degraded individuals. I will give general examples of how common it appears to me and therein is the reason that I avoid negotiation and revert to navigation.
Navigation requires no consideration for the environment, people and rocks can be pushed aside given enough leverage and those levers are physical strength and logical argument.
Like logical argument negotiation uses arguments to persuade the mind of another to provide or step aside. The issue I have a problem with is the regularity and repetitive use of ambiguous words rather than mathematical language, to persuade people to act en-mass. This is most obviously seen in religion, political parties, campaign groups, charities etc. The process is always to persuade people that there is a better way to be a consumer and if you subscribe to their movement, someone at least, if not all will be better off and happier.
The problem as I see it is that happiness cannot be achieved in such a way as the dumbing down dependence on the intellect where emotions guide the body to consume; as in Facebook and Twitter where just a few word can be amplified and is really just low level bullying on a massive scale.
So now I am turning to negotiate but can I do it without the bulling engine that has been such a reliable lever for, well, ever. I am afraid that I won't succeed and just become a devious bastard but I think I owe it to myself to see if I can remain independent and become a negotiator at least in part. Of course what comes to mind and is the hurdle to navigate or should I say negotiate is ~ not wanting to be a consumer ~ so what is the focus of my negotiation and with whom may I engage.
Sleep's memory role discovered
The mechanism by which a good night's sleep improves learning and memory has been discovered by scientists.
The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells - synapses - forming during sleep.
Their study, published in the journal Science, showed even intense training could not make up for lost sleep.
Experts said it was an elegant and significant study, which uncovered the mechanisms of memory.
It is well known that sleep plays an important role in memory and learning. But what actually happens inside the brain has been a source of considerable debate.
Researchers at New York University School of Medicine and Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School trained mice in a new skill - walking on top of a rotating rod.
They then looked inside the living brain with a microscope to see what happened when the animals were either sleeping or sleep deprived.
Their study showed that sleeping mice formed significantly more new connections between neurons - they were learning more.
And by disrupting specific phases of sleep, the research group showed deep or slow-wave sleep was necessary for memory formation.
During this stage, the brain was "replaying" the activity from earlier in the day.
Prof Wen-Biao Gan, from New York University, told the BBC: "Finding out sleep promotes new connections between neurons is new, nobody knew this before.
"We thought sleep helped, but it could have been other causes, and we show it really helps to make connections and that in sleep the brain is not quiet, it is replaying what happened during the day and it seems quite important for making the connections."
This is just the latest piece of science to highlight the importance of sleep.
A new reason for sleep was discovered last year when experiments showed the brain used sleep to wash away waste toxins built up during a hard day's thinking.
However, there are concerns that people are not getting enough sleep.
As part of the BBC's Day of the Body Clock, Prof Russell Foster argued that society had become "supremely arrogant" in ignoring the importance of sleep, leading to "serious health problems".
The reward for more sleep, Prof Foster argues, is we would all be "better human beings."
BBC Body Clock: What makes you tick
BBC Science: Sleep
Further tests showed how significant sleep was.
Mice doing up to an hour's training followed by sleep were compared with mice training intensively for three hours but then sleep deprived.
The difference was still stark, with the sleepers performing better and the brain forming more new connections.
Prof Gan added: "One of the implications is for kids studying, if you want to remember something for long periods you need these connections.
"So it is probably better to study and have good sleep rather than keep studying."
Commenting on the findings, Dr Raphaelle Winsky-Sommerer, from the University of Surrey, told the BBC: "This is very impressive, carefully crafted and using a combination of exquisite techniques to identify the underlying mechanisms of memory.
"They provide the cellular mechanism of how sleep contributes to dealing with experiences during the day.
"Basically it tells you sleep promotes new synaptic connections, so preserve your sleep."
6 June 2014
By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News
Units of facts invariably distort the truth(space)
Time is a measure of the distortion of space.
Plan to Fallback
Bottom line is the earth no matter how high you go so ensure there is a soft landing directly below you wherever you are.
Warmth, solid ground, shelter, water, food ensure these are here for you and you alone that you can share, not here for some misalignment to dependency or responsibility to share. Share only what is yours not that which is not.
The earth belongs to no-one but your work on it is yours to share. Do not confuse the work you are free to share with that of the produce you take from the earth.
Your security is your independence so work at being on warm ground where you can catch the rain. Do not work to earn a living or a killing as no one will pay you to look after yourself, work directly for your comforts.
Of relative size and origin
Origin: Bricks and blocks are manufactured whereas stones and rocks are not; pretty obvious if you speak English.
Size: Relative to both categories. In the first: bricks are small enough to be picked up by the average hand: whereas two hands would usually be used to lift a block; now apply this test respectively to stones and rocks.