perspective is everything.

Economics was the study of ‘the household’ and thus making it a social science in nature.
It ultimately boils down to relative perspective. Rory Sutherland spoke on TED that perspective is everything:

His arguments are very compelling and I agree that perspective is everything!
How we each view and perceive every given time and moment is crucial to our development. There is a lot of talk about positive thinking, but positive thinking is actually the second step. The first is awareness.

Being aware of an issue or an obstacle is essential to taking the next step. So how does being aware relate to perspective? -Well everything thing that we see, touch, feel, smell and relate to is constantly being judged by us and is a perspective, to which each and every one of us has a varying perspective. It is like the value of $1 is different relative to the wealth of that person holding that $1.

Step 1: Be aware of a situation and understand that your current perspective and it is your perspective (even though others may share the same perspective,) you must understand and be aware that you  own that particular perspective regarding the subject matter at hand.

Step 2: Now that you are aware of the situation and/or circumstance, take a deep breath and decide on how you wish to decide on your perspective of the subject matter at hand. Take a simple computer keyboard (for instance), it complements the usage of your computer, but to another is a tool to hack into a mainframe and to a gamer its the differential of speed and sensitivity to winning a global gaming competition. Thus, now that you are aware that your perspective is yours only, how will go about deciding the perspective of the subject matter.

Step 3: +ve, or positive thoughts. Look at the glass half full and realise the opportunity of the subject matter. Realise that the computer keyboard is an opportunity to do wondrous things on your computer, from programming to surfing the internet and expanding your knowledge.

Step 4: Right click, save file, copy and apply the systematic process to every possible step in your life.

You will soon realise that your perspective is easier to control than you think and it would ultimately give you more control over your life; especially when accomplishing what you want to!

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a sense of belonging.

Why do we have a constant strive or need to join something bigger than us? Or an institution or firm that has massive market power and influence? -I do not speak for everyone, but being surrounded by hundreds of fellow students that wish to join a company after they graduate, it is hard to ignore the constant chatter about graduate placements and job seeking stress. We all know that universities are producing more students than there are jobs! But perhaps there is an underlying innate sense of belonging that people want to be a part of.

Whilst researching on for my dissertation, I stumbled across an economic paper that presents findings about low-trust and economic development in Latin America. Here is what it says;

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fly landing.

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…so often we see a bird take off and land all around us… this is because we also see the relative surrondings that surrounds the creature… howevever, what if we take away the surroundings and the capture the creature itself at the very moment? can one tell whether it is taking off or landing?…

Now consider your position in your life. Your ‘taking off’ or ‘landing’ in your career, relationship or any respect of your life would be dictated by the relative surrondings. Remove the surrondings, take time as given and ‘sieze the day’…

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bridging a connection.

the embodied connection between two entities can neither be expressed or seen. Instead it is express to one another through a channel that only each other can understand…just as the bridge they look upon, the connection between the bridge can only be sustained when the elements are in sync and balanced…no other large structure can attach a connection without creating disorient……and just as the bridge allows for traffic, so does the connection between the two entities…a traffic flow that is inline, that is heavy at times but peaceful when the sun sets…
what they have is a bridge. a connection…

social capital: at what point does it hurt.

….Continued referencing from the Manpower research; social capital has always existed and been the driver of economic prosperity. Some argue that it can not exist without the provision of certain rights that institutions provide. But was there not a period where there was no such institutions in place and we were forced to trade based on ‘trust’ or ‘social capital’?

“…In the Human Age, we have become all-day networks, able to act or respond immediately to many different situations. A business deal that begins in Tokyo on a Monday for a global corporation may continue uninterruptedly for days and involve employees and consultants from multiple time zones. Ideas may come from one-time economic outposts or collaborations between people who never meet but know each other virtually…” Continue reading

leaves of the moonlight.

…in darkness we fear fear itself, disregarding any form of light that may shine a path in out time of need… through the lens we call eyes, we see dark green leaves hovering above our temples as we walk paths of darkness… beyond the photosynthesis that occurs above us, there is the moonlight that allows such an event to occur… little do we realise the science of interactions that continues to surround us…

…after all, we only see the moonlight through the leaves…

colourful ponder.

the fringe in a colourful image of thought and exposure to the sensitivity of colour.

one never knows who has eyes upon them from any hole that provides peripheral.

beyond the faceless women sits an entity in thought, the use of a mind and the thoughts from a brain can be detected but never measured in its capacity to imagine. just imagine its capacity.

beyond every persons faceless face lies a mind. a mind thirsty for knowledge. quench it must. fuel it needs. experience it has. 

beyond the faceless women is just a colourful ponder.

mode. transport.

there is so much talk out there about climate change and how we humans are the cause and effect of these changes. Although, there is some argument against climate change altogether. What do we believe?

Well, as a Keynsian Economist would have it; “does it really matter when we are all going to die in the end?”

If the world and the new age society are so adamant about future generations and their lively hood. Are there not bigger issues to worry about? What about the protein shortage in the world? Let us tackle one problem at the time as a unity. Of course, this is not an option by states! Who would want to work together? If it were that simple maybe there would not be as many problems.

In hindsight, our differences also make us unique and in many cases strive for the betterment of their own region.

This life that we are living now is a ‘mode of transport’… we start at birth and end at death.

We can choose to drive the car that may not be the most optimal, pollutes and kills its environment, drive over almost anything -and gets you to the end faster…

or

Ride a bicycle, a nice leisure ride through pastures and greenery… enjoying the breeze of life and the wonders of mother nature and the environment!

so… which mode of transport have you taken in life?……

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