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  1. Luis Rios says:

    Thank you Trevor, this is great support , I will start implementing this today.

  2. lovinglife says:

    Anyone interested in history might want to check out Howard Zinn. His work is brilliant.

    A few years ago I was deep into reading several books written by someone who inspired my life. Through some very interesting circumstances and staying on the staircase, I ended up meeting and then working for that person. I felt like I won the lottery when I got that job. It was a powerful job and a profound experience. My contract ended a few months ago. I could go back anytime I choose but that experience provoked other dreams and desires. I found Three Simple Steps right about two months after the job ended. The timing was perfect.

    Now I’m working on a personal project that has been a dream of mind for a long time. I’m still looking for new exciting work, but thanks to Three Simple Steps my expectations have upgraded! I’ve said “no thanks” to several opportunities because I once the details were revealed, I felt like I was settling for something less than I deserved.

    I’m getting closer to manifesting my next dream. Activating the wizard and practicing implementing my mentality shield has accelerated my process. I feel like a deliberate creator these days. Knowing how to stay on the staircase is keeping my dream alive.

    Thank you!

  3. Sherri says:

    I always find it interesting what others “know” to be true regarding history, i.e., Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation freed the U.S. slaves. (It didn’t, that was thanks to the 13th Amendment, ratified almost three years after the Proclamation.) Thanks for the great reminder to do our own research and draw our own conclusions.

  4. KJK says:

    NB- computer snafus ongoing- please delete if duplicate- thanks!

    Interesting, as I did this exercise (investigating ‘known truths’ that had been accepted without question) a few weeks ago, as I was thinking about my upbringing.

    While I DO agree with many of your opinions/conclusions, I do think that there is some room for shading- but am open to civil disabuse of my current viewpoint.

    Specifically- my father (grew up in New England, transplanted to Illinois) often told his daughters stories to inspire them.
    He knew that his (whip-smart) daughters were going to swim in deeper waters than his own ocean, and he wanted to prepare them for that life.
    (He called us his ‘Philadelphia lawyers’ because we badgered him and challenged him on almost every intellectual point, to the point of weariness for a dad working two jobs, six days/week, who just wanted to listen to the opera on Saturday afternoons after work).

    One of his notable stories was about the Battle of Charcoal Run, fought near his hometown of Danbury, CT (in Fairfield or Ridgefield? )

    The original story:
    The town came under attack by the British during the Revolutionary War. Since the men were off fighting, it was up to the women and children still residing there to stave off the invasion, which they successfully did with muskets, brooms, sticks, and rocks.

    Terrific/YAY! – daughters were suitably inspired that women/girls could fight when needed, with resources at hand, that they came from ‘the sterner stuff,’ and should be proud of that. Moreover, society was NOT like it is today with regard to female empowerment- this was the early 1960’s- no ‘Girl Power’ or Title VII in sight. He tried to give us SOMETHING, and it succeeded, within the needs of the assignment.

    Not the worst takeaway- actually used it as a talisman during wavering points early on in my path.
    Never really questioned it – and there was no such thing as Google ‘back in the day’- but the story served its purpose. (and I truly don’t believe that Dad knew that he was passing along an untruth, either- just not his way.)

    Flash forward- implementing the miracle of the world wide web….

    The real story :
    Well, at least it was in Connecticut.
    That’s about where the similarities end.
    There was indeed a battle- during the Civil, not Revolutionary War.
    Since Connecticut was known as the ‘Georgia of the North’ due to its views on slavery (not all Northern states were ‘on board’) – the battle was ultimately about a bunch of drunk (pro slavery) guys who erected a white flag, which was perceived to be an insult to the Union soldiers (fighting against slavery). Ultimately, there was a bit of drunken kerfuffle between factions, and the city elders asked the white flaggers to just please take down the flag and play nice/just get along, already, and they did. That’s how the story ended.
    Not exactly the same story.

    Now, if this story had colored my views on voting matters, human rights, denying others their rights, world view, etc.- it WOULD be a huge problem, and history/truth should rightfully be served- no argument there.
    As such, I do agree with the gist of the podcast- no arguments there.
    People can and do get themselves lathered up in the ridiculous and false-impeding progress and enslaving themselves to an untrue ‘reality’- all true, that!

    But there are shading, yes?
    Should I consider myself to be grievously wounded from this particular untruth?-especially since – key points: It served a reasonably positive purpose, albeit outgrown, and was effectively harmless.
    It did not affect how I view the world, treated others, etc.- but only affected me positively.
    It was passed along, innocently enough, but I now know the truth (somewhat wistfully), but am not shaken to my core, either- I am made of ‘the sterner stuff’, even if my distaff ancestors never threw a rock.
    I can’t say that the truth would have served me as well as my Dad’s innocently enthusiastic interpretation.
    It did what it was supposed to do, when needed to do so, but it’s not needed anymore.
    Yes, there can be harm in myth, but not all myths are harmful, yes?

    Additionally, things like the Easter Bunny, Santa, etc. come to mind.
    NO, you do not want to base your world view on those paradigms, but should they be banished, either? (and I actually do understand both sides of that argument).

    For that matter- we can get into the whole ‘Joseph Campbell/Power of Myth’ discussion, but I’ve not the frame of reference for an effective discussion (but bet some readers could do so).

    Am in agreement that many people invest in erroneous myths that dramatically influence their doings in a negative way, and that they SHOULD confront same and be loyal to the truth- but not all myths are equivalent, either.

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