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lead by example

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lead by example

recent lead by example posts


King Arthur of Cameldung - political satire

King Arthur of Cameldung and his fabled Sword, Expeditor In the heart of the great nation of Albion lies a swamp. In the middle of which, more or less, is a large hill - very broad, but not so tall – on which has stood for ages beyond memory the great City of Cameldung. The famous city; the royal city; the city of legend; the sinking city ... In fact Cameldung, and more significantly

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debt, fiction, humour, kindness, leadbyexample, paradise, politics, satire, Social media,
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My search for the best dog food

My dog became older-looking and much less glossy coat as she approached 10 years old. I wondered if her absorption of nutrients wasn't so good, and read the analysis of her dog food (working dog formula - suitable for sheep dogs and hunting dogs). The food is based on cereals, with some added meat extracts and fats. The added minerals are very impressive and put human food to shame, but only

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dogs, growyourown, healthyfood, leadbyexample, pathological wealth, pets, popular science, vitamins, votewithyourwallet,
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Resurgence of Wholeness

What to do tomorrow? Timid Or Mundane, Or a Radical Resurgence Of Wholeness tags: poems, psychology, leadbyexample, growyourown, wholeness

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growyourown, leadbyexample, poems, psychology, selfcare, wholeness,
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Life is a Journey

Life is a Journey life isn’t a destination it’s a journey life isn’t a noun it’s a verb if you need to fix something rushing and stressing I must get this job done you’re choosing to label it a problem. All the time you invest in the problem won’t be life it will be stress virtually everything we do can be a pleasure need to eat? Enjoy

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being, exercise, kindness, leadbyexample, life, paradise, poems, queued, values, wisdom,
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The roots of poverty in wealthy countries

p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } one home I can understand people squirreling away savings if they feel insecure. But if you own one house and have no debts, why worry? The only way people can really BE secure is through social cohesion … which means lending your neighbour a lawnmower, having infinite patience with alcoholics, and leading by example to

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consciousness, debt, education, freedom, leadbyexample, paradise, pathological wealth, reinventing slavery, Social media, TedTalks,
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poem of hope

 Trump and Brexit protest votes half unconscious lemmings' jokes  disconnected toxic mess seize the moment start afresh tags: poems, hope, psychology, wisdom

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hope, leadbyexample, poems, psychology, wisdom,
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When new cars TV holidays leave you empty

Consumerism and loss of soul When Albert first renovated an old car - when he was still in his teens - he felt an immense sense of freedom. Even then insurance was a ripoff, so he only used it for late summer - July through September. The only experience that matched it for liberty was later, when he lived "off grid", as it were, in a caravan - no rent, no services, close to nature. Slowly,

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children, climate change, consumerism, exercise, fiction, funny, leadbyexample, queued, quotes, satire, votewithyourwallet, wholeness, wisdom,
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View from the hill

Today,as I gazed down at the town from my hilltop, I saw a "man" who had inherited about £120,000 several years ago, and, rather than buy his council flat, he'd blown all the money on foreign holidays (which he couldn't recall, due to the vast intake of alcohol) and wanted to stay as he always had - unemployed, cared for (mothered) by the state, and permanently drunk. It's mildly annoying for

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advertising, alcohol, alienation, being, consciousness, consumerism, creativity, leadbyexample, selfcare, transport, trees,
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Where inspiration comes from, and how to destroy it

It is amazing how much clearer the world looks from the top of a hill (or a castle), and it strikes me that both locations are symbolic for that reason. I was particularly thinking of WALKING up a hill, but just walking has the desired effect, provided it is far enough from the madding crowd ... Trying to solve a problem whilst walking seems a bad idea for me - I'm likely to trip over my own

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art therapy, children, education, exercise, intuition, leadbyexample, meditation, psychology, quotes, wisdom,
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wisdom, stupidity, consciousness, understanding quote

A stupid man will get understanding when a wild donkey gives birth to a man A quote from the English Bible, Job chapter 11, verse 12 Especially for Remulak (aka Anonymous). My response to your insightful comments regarding President Trumpet - the western world's icon of self-knowledge, empathy, consciousness and other false news. Tags: being, consciousness, leadbyexample, quotes, self

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being, consciousness, kindness, leadbyexample, quotes, self knowledge, wisdom,
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The Passport is in the Heart

A Syrian mother by the bed her bandaged daughter weak but bright her limbs are broken, wounds are red but she is blessed with perfect sight Military plots obsessed with power accountants counting: number rules cost and benefit, profit and greed the numbers numb the minds of fools The child is data, her mother too advisers counsel, “it’s not much - collateral damage, life is thus” denial

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being, children, community, consciousness, debt, denial, heart, leadbyexample, mindfulness, paradise, poems, Syria, wisdom,
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easy steps to freedom

(tags: wisdom, freedom, advertising, alienation)  Thought for the day: Why does nearly everyone on the supermarket look confused, impatient, lost, oblivious to those around them? Why do they look angry when they get in their £23,000, black, 4 wheel drive, aggressive Shopping Trolley? examples: Because they have been taken over by advertising. Walking to the shop, buying what you NEED

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advertising, alienation, exercise, freedom, leadbyexample, queued, wisdom,
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Know thyself ... or wound others

Even in the tiny, quiet town of Smogdale, UpNorth County, in the UQ (the Untidy Queendom of Little England), the traffic congestion is getting so bad that Kevin the builder has a problem. Despite being a couple of inches short of 7 feet tall, well built and notoriously energetic, he doesn't want to carry his tools 200 yards from his van to his house every day after work. He doesn't want to carry

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being, consciousness, fiction, leadbyexample, mindfulness, projection, psychology, satire, self knowledge, selfcare, solar, wisdom,
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Beyond creativity, crafts and hobbies (but don't stop!)

I'm always keen to encourage people to make, mend, improve, create ANYTHING, rather than be a passive consumer.  But the best aspect of having busy hands goes beyond the product - when one's hands are busy, the mind has space to be receptive - and this is when the best insights, ideas, resolutions rise mysteriously to the surface. Making your own clothes, food, whatever reduces alienation,

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BestPossibleOutcome, creativity, hobbies, hope, leadbyexample, psychology, selfcare, spirit, wisdom,
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Racist halfwits are offered self-awareness

Racist halfwits are offered self-awareness (!) but decline the offer One of the perks/handicaps of being 360 years young (!) is spotting glaring contradictions. Sometimes this gets me into hot water. For example, a mother and daughter with a 'foreign' accent in a cafe, suddenly confronted by a crowd of young males sporting tattoos and aggressive attire. They want to know if the females are

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being, consciousness, fantasy, featured, fiction, leadbyexample, projection, psychology, TibestianUndead,
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Unplugged from the Corporate World

Short story - Unplugged from the Corporate World  #alienation #debt #freedom #GrowYourOwn #leadbyexample Nearly two years has passed since Paul exited the commercial world, his caravan on Ivor's farm is homely, his own plot of land providing most of what he eats, with surplus salads to sell, and Ivor, being a wise old bird with no paper qualifications realises it's time for the occasional

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alienation, debt, fiction, freedom, growyourown, leadbyexample,
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Paradise Found

Ancient Ivor is giving young Paul a lift in his car. Paul chats continually and is agitated about Ivor driving so slowly. "Where's the radio?" Paul asked. There isn't one. After fifteen minutes, Ivor stops in a lay-by. "I need you to be quiet for five minutes. Empty your mind and look at the world. After each minute, or thereabouts, I'll ask you a question." "Okay Gov. You're the boss.

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being, consciousness, featured, fiction, leadbyexample, mindfulness, miscellany 1, paradise, psychology, selfcare, wisdom,
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walnuts and bananas beat advertised 'health' food

Some interesting health-related news today. Business as usual, really, in so far as the best foods don't advertise. In a (wal)nutshell, the message is - the best use for your multi-mineral and vitamin tablets is probably added to a compost heap, and walnuts, in moderation, are very healthy: Bananas Take One A Day VitaCraves Adult Gummy Multivitamins, for example. Right now, they’re on

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advertising, ageing, compost, diet, growyourown, healthyfood, leadbyexample, nutrition, positive mental attitude, wellbeing,
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Debt Valley - and the route to escape

tags: advice, diet, poverty, support, wellbeing, debt There is an excellent documentary on the BBC about the debt trap aimed at very poor people, and the burgeoning loans / pawn shop "industry" that profits from it. Debt Valley video Succumbing to such problems tends to run in families, because the children learn what they see, and lack role models that would be helpful. FOOD BILLS

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advice, debt, diet, documentary, education, fast food, healthyfood, leadbyexample, longevity, poverty, support, video, wellbeing,
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climate change threatens healthy diet

Environment degradation due to climate change has serious implications for the wellbeing of the world due to poorer  diet and food shortages over the next 35 years: Climate change could kill more than 500,000 people a year globally by 2050 by making their diets less healthy, according to new research published in the Lancet. The research is the first to assess how the impacts of global

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climate change, diet, environment, food, healthyfood, leadbyexample, wellbeing,
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escaping reinventing slavery housing and learned helplessness

The Tibestian Book of the Undead  The Diary (2nd edition) of a 360 year old Vampire  part 6 Turkey, ~1850 'How do you get the first post to stand upright?' asked Ibil. 'Anlamiyorum,' quoth I. I haven't a clue. We were helping a neighbour (Ibil was another of my neighbours). The plan was to tall wooden posts to stand upright, and then thatch a roof on top to keep their straw dry in the

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fantasy, fiction, freedom, hope, housing, leadbyexample, reinventing slavery, satire, TibestianUndead,
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Consciousness - The World in ones Head

Tibestian Book of the Undead, part 5 I think I was about 50 when I first realised that many people's world is almost entirely in their minds. I'd known for decades that people are complicated, very different .. weird. Including yours truly, of course. The first example I recall was when I'd spent many months rebuilding a barn, as well as having a full time job. I finished making the roof

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being, BestPossibleOutcome, consciousness, featured, fiction, funny, hope, leadbyexample, mindfulness, psychology, satire, Social media, TibestianUndead, updated, wisdom,
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Undead, part 2: power, freedom, denial

Part 2 of The Tibestian Book of the Undead (read part 1 first ...) Chapter 3 Why am I writing this? Because I kept a diary, every day after I finally acquired paper, but after a century or so of diligently making notes and musings, someone stole it. I'd like to think it will turn up one day, but judging by my location at that time, it was probably used to light a fire or wipe someone's

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banking, debt, democracy, denial, fantasy, fiction, freedom, leadbyexample, pathological wealth, psychology, satire, selfcare, Social media, TibestianUndead, vampires, votewithyourwallet,
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Arizona climate prospects

Four recent studies from the climate research center at the University of Arizona have detailed a variety of impacts on the environment in Arizona: A steady rise in global temperatures since the 1970s has already shifted the high-altitude jet stream to the north by more than 1,000 miles. That shift has dragged the winter and spring storm track with it. The change will result in fewer big

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Arizona, climate change, environment, leadbyexample, trees,
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Pathological Wealth - and solutions

#pathologicalwealth - a hashtag that is overdue! A preamble to the video of Ethos Genesis Post-mechanisation,the production and distribution of basic needs is so simple that we should all be bored stiff. In fact, most people are too busy and exhausted due to the corrupting effects of #pathologicalwealth of the few, and disinterest on self-education by many of the poorest. The following

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alienation, banking, bullying, consumerism, corporations, debt, democracy, denial, education, growyourown, leadbyexample, love, matrix, pathological wealth, Social media, votewithyourwallet,
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