Friday, May 18, 2012

Murphy’s Law and Other Rules Of Life

See Barandt's Murphy’s Law + ... Rules Of Life

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The Behind of Times : If You Follow False Values, You May Suffer Unexpected Consequences

Yes, we are in an era that is the Behind of Times:

see Beauty queen Solange Magnano 'died for a firmer behind'

It is the tragic story of the loss of true values and their replacement by the false image of perfection....

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Life's Laws and Rules: #1 PRAISE What's Right, IGNORE What's Wrong

Life's Laws and Rules: #1 PRAISE What's Right, IGNORE What's Wrong

Laws and rules of life and living are unwritten norms which can often affect our daily life much more than written legislation.

A New York Times article which currently ranks at the top of the list of articles most frequently e-mailed to others is Amy Sutherland's quite remarkable NY Times feature in "Modern Love" at Fashion & Style, titled What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage.

Sutherland, author of Kicked, Bitten and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers (Viking, June 2006), has observed that human behavior abides by the same rules applied to the training of exotic animals, or, as Sutherland writes:

"The central lesson I learned from exotic animal trainers
is that I should reward behavior I like
and ignore behavior I don't
".

The key element of this basic law and rule of life is that we should IGNORE behavior we do not like - rather than criticize it or otherwise draw attention to it.

Exotic animals are taught the most complex forms of behavior using this simple principle, combined with a reward for behavior that is desired.

This principle, according to Sutherland, also works at the human level.

Humans are just a higher state of "exotic animal".

After one has read that article, it is instructive to examine what we view daily as so-called "news of the day", which consists to a great degree of things that have gone wrong, are going wrong, or are about to go wrong.

To what degree does this mirror our life in our homes and in our places of work?

According to Sutherland's observations, by drawing attention to negatives, we AFFIRM the negatives.

The correct strategy is to praise those whose behavior we wish to change when they do what we approve of but not to criticize them if they do what we disapprove of - in other words, hype the stuff that is good, in the news, at home, at work - and ignore the rest, at least as much as practically possible.

The result, according to Sutherland, should be a gradual and inevitable improvement of behavior in the person or persons receiving the praise.

The ISandIS Network

Our Websites and Blogs: 99 is not 100 Aabecis AK Photo Blog Alpha Pundit Ancient Civilizations Ancient Egypt Weblog Ancient World Blog AndisKaulins.com Andis Kaulins Blog Archaeology Travel Photos (blog) Archaeology Travel Photos (Flickr) ArchaeologyTravelPhotos.com Archaeology Websearch Archaeo Pundit Arts and Sciences Journal Arts Pundit Astrology and Birth Baltic Coachman Bible Pundit Biotechnology Pundit Blogacus Bloggers' Pundit Book Pundit Chronology of the Ancient World CiteULike Civilization Pundit Computer Pundit deli.cio.us (akaulins) DocStoc (AKaulins) DVD Pundit Earn a Ton EarnATon blog Easter Island Script Echolat edu.edu Einstein's Voice Energy Environment and Climate Blog Etruscan Bronze Liver of Piacenza EU Laws EU Legal EU Pundit FaceBook Pundit Figures in Stone Gadget Pundit Garden Pundit getCITED Golf Pundit Google Pundit Gourmet Pundit Hand Proof House Pundit Human Migrations Idea Pundit Illyrian Language Indus Valley Script Infinity One : The Secret of the First Disk (the game) Isandis (blogspot) Isandis.net Isandis Net (blogspot) Isandis Network (blogspot) Jostandis Journal Pundit Kaulins Genealogy Blog Kaulinsium (WordPress) Kiel & Kieler Latvian Blog LawPundit.com LawPundit (blog I) Law Pundit (blog II) Learn a Ton LearnATon blog LexiLine.com LexiLine Group Lexiline Journal Library Pundit Life's Laws and Rules Lingwhizt LinkedIn Literary Pundit Magnifichess Make it Music Maps and Cartography Megalithic Wiki at Wikia.com (Andis Kaulins, founder) Megalithic World Megaliths (blog) Megaliths.net Minoan Culture Multiply Mutatis Mutandis Mysticeti Nanotech Pundit Nostratic Languages Official Pundit Orcim T. Fos Phaistos Disc Pharaonic Hieroglyphs Photo Blog of the World Plaxo Posterous Predynastic Egyptians Prehistoric Art Pundit Private Wealth Blog PunditMania Quanticalian Quick to Travel Quill Pundit Road Pundit Scribd (Andis Kaulins) Shelfari SlideShare (akaulins) Sport Pundit Star Pundit Stars Stones and Scholars (blog) Stars Stones and Scholars (book) Stars Stones and Scholars (website) Stonehenge Pundit Techinax The Enchanted Glass Twitter Pundit UbiquitousPundit Vision of Change VoicePundit WatchPundit Waverful Wine Pundit Word Pundit Writely xistmz YahooPundit zistmz