We betray our children by making them afraid to fail

West Point, the training academy for aspiring army officers in the United States, is regarded as one of the most formidable educational institutions in the world. The opening weeks of training are deliberately tough. There are physical and psychological challenges, including gruelling marches carrying heavy weights, and batteries of tests of reasoning and intellect. Many find the going so tough that they drop out. The military has long regarded these opening weeks as a way of separating the best from the rest. Indeed, it has a scientific measure of potential, called the Whole Candidate Score, which measures physical prowess and intelligence through SAT tests. These, plus other ingredients of talent, help to predict which recruits are likely to progress. Importance of failure: why Olympians and A-level students all need to fail Read more But in 2004, Angela Lee Duckworth, a psychologist, whether she could measure something called the “grit” […] Read More

Police think waving kids across the street is suspicious

Alabama police issued a warning last week after two boys, ages 10 and 12, told officers they were riding their bikes when a white male inside a parked black Audi told them to get into his car about 9:20 a.m. on Scout Ridge Drive. The boys fled and the man drove off. “We don’t know what his intentions were but we are going to investigate and assume his intentions were not good,” Captain Gregg Rector said. Therein lies the problem, police think every citizen is up to no good! Our mass-media, run by SIX corporations re-affirms those fears daily! The Hoover Police department is doing it’s part in keeping fear alive, by telling kids to run if approached by a stranger…  “Residents are urged to call 911 if they see any suspicious activity. Caution kids to be aware of their surroundings and to simply run if approached by a stranger“. This is another example of what’s […] Read More

TPP Death Pool: more Pharmaceutical Destruction is Coming

Jon Rappoport http://www.activistpost.com June 2, 2015 (To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.) “After any agreement is achieved between high-level criminals, there are two basic phases. First, conflicts arise, and the settlements are crude and sometimes painful. Second, the criminal parties realize, like the ‘gentlemen’ they are, that the jackpot they are sharing is big enough for everyone. So they unify their stance. They focus in on their real target: the public.” —The Underground, Jon Rappoport Question: “Who said that drug was safe? Where did that assessment come from? People are dropping like flies.” Answer: “We all said it was safe. Remember? All twelve members of the TPP. We all agreed. So now we have to stick to our guns. Admit nothing. Keep your mouth shut.” This “trade treaty,” the TPP, will, if passed, eventually morph into a close-knit international collective of government agencies that […] Read More

How Modern Life Is Making Us Addicted and Insane

Constant distraction creates an insecure attachment with kids, which can lead to addiction and mental health issues. Over the past decade or two, seasoned therapists who treat young people have been seeing some increasingly worrisome trends. Although solid statistics are hard to come by, one indication of a surge in troubled young adults comes from the reports of college mental health services. A 2010 survey by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California, Los Angeles of almost 202,000 incoming college freshmen at 279 colleges and universities showed a shocking decline in self-reported mental and emotional well-being—at its lowest level since 1985, when HERI began conducting the surveys. In this recent survey, the percentage of students who rated their emotional health “above average” fell from 64 percent in 1985 to 52 percent. According to the June 2013 APA Monitor, 95 percent of surveyed college counseling-center directors said […] Read More

2014: Meditation a Path of Freedom in Swedish Prisons

By Susanne W. Lamm Epoch Times Staff GOTHENBURG, Sweden—A Swedish prison, specialized in treating drug offenders, offered the inmates meditation – under the label of “mindfulness” – as an addition to their regular treatment program. The idea was that prisoners would be able to cope better with everyday life after their release. The method is called “The Path of Freedom”, and has received high praise from inmates and prison staff alike. Ulrika Lilljegren, former manager of the Högsbo prison facility, says that inmates seem to be more responsive to the other treatment programs if they are combined with yoga or meditation, for instance. According to Lilljegren, many inmates most likely suffer from neuropsychiatric disorders, like ADHD, or are damaged from long-term drug abuse. They often find it difficult to focus and concentrate. “We had a guy like that [in the “Path of Freedom”-project],” she says. “Watching him sit still […] Read More