Protect others by teaching them how You Overcame…

How have you overcome, and taught others to overcome?

Are you an adult? Take the Adulthood Challenge, and tell us:
http://adulthoodchallenge.dreamwidth.org/

Then, write your autobiography!

In service to Community Cooperation (and the Universal Holocene/Human Era Calendar…)
ShiraDestinie,

Universal Date (fka William-James-MEOW Date) : Friday, 6 January, 12015 HE
(TWC + Holocene Cal.: http://universalcalendar.eu5.org/)

[Orig. Post: http://meowdate.dreamwidth.org/11854.html …]

“I Refuse” = the 2 most powerful words in the English language

Nov. 21st, 2014 09:34 am
Original: (http://meowdate.dreamwidth.org/10876.html)

We are taught to avoid strangers, which is important, or vigilance, rather, is important, but taught to trust those in authority and close to our families, which may not be the best for out health. Girls, especially, are often penalized for saying No, or for refusing what can turn out to be Grooming on the part of family or friends of family/babysitters/authority figures, and pressured to keep the secrets of those known the the victim. I believe that the “I Refuse” principle taught by Gandhi could help prevent some of these sexual abuse cases, if children are taught to respect their own judgement and to refuse to remain silent when touched.
Peace,
ShiraDestinie “Community Cooperation”
[ Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? ]

Today’s ‘normal’ date is: Fri, November 21, 2014
Today’s U.N. Date is: Tuesday, November 21, 12014 H.E. (Holocene/Human Era)

Avant-d’être-Adulte, les Adultes, et les Rites de Passage

ENGLISH 

Chers Amis voici une autre idée pour vous :

Un nouveau rite de passage .

On a besoin d’un nouveau rite de

passage dont chaque adolescent doit a son plein gré

enseigner quelqu’un, de zéro, une habilité utile et important .

Il doit être une habilité dont la personne a besoin dans le

monde réale, par exemple d’alphabet jusque au lire les livres

simples, ou d’énumérer jusque aux tables de multiplication ,

ou d’écrire un sentence jusque au un essai, ou de pas de

anglais jusque au l’anglais passable dans les états-Unis.

Ce

projet doit exiger un investissement sérieux de temps (de

préférence deux ou trois heures par jour) pour au moins an

ans . Ainsi le jeune peut être fier d’un accomplissement dur

réclame son statut mérité d’adulte. Au même temps, plusieurs

problèmes dans notre société peut être résolu :

-Le faut augmentant de l’auto-discipline, courtoise et respect

pour la connaissance parmi les jeunes.

-Le faut de enseignants et les déficits de budget dans le

plupart des états seront un peu mitigé un augmentant le tas

de étudiants qui ont besoin de terminer leur “Projet d’être-

Adulte” au numéro des aides de salle et des bénévoles.

-Le

besoin pour les défis et pour se prouver pendant l’étage

adolescent de la vie est laissé irréalisée par la définition

excessivement arbitraire d’être une « adulte » de la société

moderne.

Je propose que le mise en route de tel idée doive

commencer par l’engagement de la communauté local.
D’abord, l’adolescent (ou s’il a 20 ans ou plus, le “pre-adulte”)

doive présenter une personne qui doive connaître la

communauté pour montre le cap du processus de l’

apprentissage. Après avoir atteindre l’objective à apprendre,

l’ado/ « pre-adulte » et l’apprentie retordront revoir la

communauté pour évaluer l’efficacité des efforts et pour

donner au « pre-adulte » son statut d’Adulte, avec touts les

droits et responsabilités attendu d’un adulte, compris tel

normes culturelles comme la civilité, courtoisie, et même la

gracieuseté.

Ainsi irions d’une société ou la impolitesse est la

norme vers une dont la gracieuseté est valorisé. Par exemple,

une amie raconte un incident dont un chien lui grogné, et la

propriétaire ç’avait excusé tout de suit, qui c’était la chose

civil à faire, et en suite même avait offrait de l’appeler un taxi,

qui c’était la chose gracieuse à faire. Une société ou la

gracieuseté est valorisé serait tant d’une société plus

compatissante que d’une plus créative. Je laisse ces pensées

pour contemplation, débâte, et action.

À l’amour, la Paix, et … la Coopération Communautaire !!!

Shira Destinie

Date « usuelle » : samedi, 18 octobre 2014 AD

Date Universelle: mercredi, 18 octobre

12014 ÈH (Ère Holocène)
(mise en ligne en anglais :
 Date usuelle : jeudi , 17 avril 2014
Date MEOW : lundi, 16 avril 12014 èH (ère Holocène) 
Remarque : la « Date MEOW » qu’honore William James essai

de 1907 «  l’équivalent moral de la guerre » venait de l’anglais

« Moral Equivalent of War » )

Est-ce que je suis une adulte ? Partie 1 : La Définition

( ENGLISH : )

Mes critères pour être adulte sont au nombre de six :
D’abord, chaque enfant doit être capable

1. de nager, autant que faire se peut
2. de se défendre (émotionnellement et physiquement), autant que faire se peut
3. de penser et bâtir des arguments
4. de comprendre des statistiques
5. de conduire les voiture à boîte de vitesses manuelle (ou monter à vélo, à cheval, naviguer…)
6. (Tout ça implique :) la responsabilité de réfléchir et d’accepter des responsabilités pour ses actes.

J’ai passé assez de temps en étudiant toutes ces choses et aussi en pensant sûr mes propres principes.

En terminant, je crois que la dernière preuve pour être reconnu-e comme adulte est le fait d’enseigner à une personne une habilité critique. Par exemple, nager ou écrire. Réfléchir fait aussi partie des points 3 et 6 , comme disait Dr. Viktor Frankl. Cette épreuve ferait partie du Défi pour être Adulte (https://network23.org/communitycoop/2014/04/17/pre-adulthood-adults-and-rites-of-passage/).

À suivre : Est-ce que je suis adulte ? Partie 2 : Moi…

Date « usuelle » : mercredi, 8 octobre 2014 AD
Date Universelle: dimanche, 8 octobre 12014 ÈH (Ère Holocène)

The MEOW Vision: A bit like Herland, but more equal

The ground-breaking novella Herland was a good start, but lacked a vision of fully inclusive equality. The MEOW Vision builds on Gilman’s ideas, with the aim of Fully Inclusive Equality.

The Goals (allowing each person to contribute fully):

1. Each person, as a child, must learn to swim
2. Each child must learn self-defense (emotional and physical)
3. Each child, at birth, receives half a hectare of land, non-alienable. He or she may rent, lend or swap the land, but always remains the owner. Where ever the location, it should have a well and be arable.
4. Fresh water for ever person (free!)
5. Each family should have a book in the local public library, containing the autobiography of every adult in the family (which means that each person needs free time and the means to write his or her autobiography).

(the same Goals in Spanish:)
—-
Un programa de Igualdad y Salud para Todos

Las Metas (para que todos pueden contribuir lo mejor):

1. Cada quien, de niño, debe aprender nadar
2. Que cada quien de niño aprende defenderse
3. Que cada bebe, al nacer, recibe .5 hectarios de terreno, que nunca se puede desprender. Se lo puede alquilar o prestar, pero siempre sigue esta persona como dueño o dueña del terreno. Que sea donde sea, será con un poso de agua y capaz de agricolar.
4. Agua potable para cada persona
5. Que cada familia tenga un libro en la biblioteca publica, con resumen del autobiografía de cada persona de la familia (eso quiere decir que cada quien tenga el tiempo libre y los recursos para escribir su autobiografia)

Peace,

Gregorian Date: Tuesday, 9 September 2014
MEOW Date : Saturday, 9 September, 12014 H.E. (Holocene Era, aka Human Era)

Winning glory on today’s battlefield: The Modern Mind

Renault’s excellent book The Persian Boy shows the difficulty of learning, and of teaching. Both would probably be easier if our society understood what it takes to teach a person a useful and neccesary skill from start to finish. Hence my proposal for a modern universal
Adult Rite of Passage. What we need our children to prove, upon recognition of adulthood, is not their prowess in battle or the hunt, not their virility, not their adeptness at social maneuvering, but their ability to contribute meaningfully to society by teaching another member of the community, from level 0, how to do something that is both difficult and absolutely neccessary in our society today. By requiring our children to teach some other person, child or adult, a needed life skill, over the course of about a year, this pre-adult shows persistence, perseverence, discernment, and of course, the key skill in question. A useful side effect of this is also that it would effectively increase (dramatically) the number of available tutors, and also lead to every adult in our society coming away with an understanding of the challenges involved in teaching anyone anything non-trivial. Thus we provide an esteem building excercise and respect building accomplishment all in one go. We then reward that accomplishment with full adult status, whatever the age of the pre-adult in question. This obviously assumes that the pre-adult has had opportunity to prove his or her good judgement in other ways as well, prior to seeking said recognition. This might help as one step of a series of steps implemented by and through local communities which could lead to more long-term thinking in society at large, given a critical mass and good faith in the ability of human kind to rise above our instincts, and learn to cooperate. In other words (from Lenier in Bablylon 5): to be better than we are.

Community Cooperation Shira,
Gregorian Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014
MEOW Date : Wednesday, August 29, 12014 H.E. (Holocene Era, aka Human Era)

(ShiraD.livejournal.com Subject was: “Generating more respect for teachers requires cultural change” … )

Universal Income or Land: Reminding Us What We Could Be

I am a true Democrat: following the example of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Chaos or Community , I take seriously the idea that all are equal in dignity, in rights to live up to their full potential, and in ability to make some positive contribution to society. A democrat believes in Democracy, and takes the ideals of freedom and equality to their logical economic and political conclusion.

We always have to balance individual rights vs. the community’s responsibility to help even the vulnerable among us who chose to smoke or use drugs.

My proposal is this:

A birthright non-transferable arable tract of 0.5 of a hectare for each person born on earth. On that .5 hectare of arable land (anywhere on earth), when the child turns 9 yrs old, he or she goes with parents and other members of the community to see the land, learn about it, and start building a one-room self-contained eco-friendly tiny house with solar heat and cooker and basic indoor plumbing.

By the time the child is about 16 (See MEOW pre-requisites for being recognized as an adult …) he or she should know how to maintain the tiny house, and can decide to live in it or rent it out or swap his/her land for someone else’s .5 hectare in a different part of the world.

The concept of Equal Rights for All Human Beings is based on economic and food self-sufficiency for all. Therefore some form of basic housing for every person on earth is needed, to be built by the local community and funded by the interconnected global community, to include a minimal amount of water, and access to free education and health care as a basic human right.

Then, and only then, can every person be equal, unbeholden to any other person.

May we all act cooperatively in
Peace, Love, and Service to Community,
Shira

Gregorian Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
MEOW Date : Tuesday, August 21, 12014 H.E. (Holocene Era, aka Human Era)

Why write your autobiography? Mar shows the adults…

Michel Grimaud shows us how one young person, too young to know that his task was impossible (a bit like Harry Potter and his friends, but written in 1978…), can do something worth writing about, as he becomes an adult. In L’Île Sur l’Océan Nuit , he builds community and learns that history, writing, cooperation, and freedom go hand in hand:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/943106745

Whether through words, carvings, pictures, or even hand signs (sign language), each person can and should write an autobiography.

In Service to Community,
Coop,

Gregorian Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
MEOW Date : Sunday, August 19, 12014 H.E. (Holocene Era, aka Human Era)

Respect for Teachers == Respect for US All as a Society

02/27/2013 10:00:00

shirad
Generating more respect for teachers requires cultural change

People certainly should respect the difficult work that teachers do. This would probably be made easier if our children and adults understood what it takes to teach a person a useful and neccesary skill, from start to finish. Hence my proposal for a modern universal Rite of Passage. What we need our children to prove, upon recognition of adulthood, is not their prowess in battle or the hunt, not their virility, not their adeptness at social maneuvering, but their ability to contribute meaningfully to society by teaching another member of the community, from level 0, how to do something that is both difficult and absolutely neccessary in our society today. By requiring our children to teach some other person, child or adult, a needed life skill, over the course of about a year, this pre-adult shows persistence, perseverence, discernment, and of course, the key skill in question. A useful side effect of this is also that it would effectively increase (dramatically) the number of available tutors, and also lead to every adult in our society coming away with an understanding of the challenges involved in teaching anyone anything non-trivial. Thus we provide an esteem building excercise and respect building accomplishmen all in one go, which we then reward with full adult status, whatever the age of the adolescent in question. This obviously assumes that the kid has had opportunity to prove his or her good judgement in other ways as well, prior to seeking said recognition. This might help as one step of a series of steps implemented by and through local communities which could lead to more long-term thinking in society at large, given a critical mass and good faith in the ability of human kind to rise above our instincts, and learn to cooperate.

Peace,
Shira
Tags: strategy, personal goals and observations, economic justice

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MEOW Community Cooperation Blog Home Backposted on:
Gregorian dt.: Sunday, August 10, 2014
Meow Date : Thursday, August 9, 12014 H.E. (Holocene Era)

Am I an Adult? (Part 1. Definition…)

Français

I have six criteria for being an adult. Each prospective adult must be able to:

1. swim,
2. defend him or herself both emotionally and physically,
3. think critically and build logical arguments,
4. understand statistics,
5. drive manual (stick-shift) cars. (Also, knowing how to ride bicycles and horses can be useful survival skills.)

These all imply the most important criterion:

6. accepting responsibility to think independently,
taking responsibility for one’s actions and for preventing exploitation.

Personally, I have spent a good deal of time studying each of
the above items, and also reflecting on my own principles. I
believe this reflection to be part of both #3 and #6, as each
adult must know the basis of his or her life principles, if he or
she is to live a fulfilling and stable life. Not only meaning, as
Dr. Viktor Frankl described, but pondered one’s
principles and deciding what gives life meaning, is crucial.

Thus, I believe that the final test for being recognized as an
adult should be to teach someone else a necessary life skill.

For example, swimming, or writing. This Adulthood Challenge is described in an earlier post.

Love, Peace, and … Community Cooperation !!!
Shira Destinie
Gregorian Date: Friday, Jun 27, 2014
Meow Date : Tuesday, June 26, 12014 H.E. (Holocene Era, aka Human Era)