Another nugget

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result
of self-satisfaction in knowing that you made the effort
to become the best you are capable of becoming.

Basketball Coach John Wooden

 

 

Source: http://laurentmarbacher.wordpress.com/

Chuang Tzu quote

“The purpose of fish traps is to catch fish. When the fish are caught, the traps are forgotten. The purpose of rabbit snares is to catch rabbits. When the rabbits are caught, the snares are forgotten. The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten. Where is the man who has forgotten all words? He is the one I would like to speak with.”

—— Chuang Tzu

Danska, uzor za Srbiju?

http://www.journeytoforever.org/farm_library/Wrench_Rest/Rest7.html

“In this catastrophe royalty, the aristocracy and the professional classes, the upper classes generally of the now broken system, did little to help recovery, writes Mr. F. C. Howe in Denmark, 1921. “It was the peasants who slowly found a way out the problems of the country.” They set about the reformation of agriculture in Denmark in the interests of the Danes themselves. They ignored the outer world, its markets and its politics, and reduced their army to the functions of the police. To improve themselves individually and as a whole, they brought about a great expansion and improvement of education. In agriculture itself they “turned to intensive small scale cultivation … In forty years time Denmark became in many ways the most contented state in the world.”

Posle poraza u ratu, (gde se i danas nalazimo, ako se slozimo da je Srbija u ratovima devedestih manje vise porazena) Danska se okrece sebi i unapredjivanju sebe, najvise putem obrazovanja i narodnih skola. Osnova Danske poljoprivrede je malo gazdinstvo, bas kao i stoj tradicija u nasoj Srbiji. Odgovor je bilo intenzivno obradjivanje zemlje. U cetrdeset godina Danska je postala napredna zemlja. Svoju vojsku su smanjili na nivo policije.

 

I samo da dodam jos i ovaj citat:

Mr. Howe adds the following very instructive words on the methods by which the re-creation of a peasant-family-ownership agriculture, and the system based upon it, was erected in the midst of modern urban-minded civilization: “Denmark also demonstrates that agriculture can be made an alluring as well as a profitable profession. The wealth that can be taken from the ground is measured by the intelligence of the farmer and the laws that determine the distribution of the produce. The latter is by far the more important. For if the farmer gives up a great part of his produce to the landlord, or if it is taken by speculators, by middlemen and others, agriculture is bound to decay. It cannot be otherwise. For over a generation Denmark has been working out plans for converting the tenant into a home owner. This probably explains the other achievement of the country. This lies at the back of the educational programme as well as the universal spirit of co-operation that prevails.”

Danska je demonstrirala da poljoprivreda moze postati privlacna i profitabilna profesija (nesto sto sam video i na Novom Zelandu gde su farmeri bogati ljudi, mada je koncept vise usmeren na velike farme, o cemu ovde nije rec). Bogatstvo koje se moze uzeti iz zemlje je odredjeno inteligencijom farmera i zakonima koji odredjuju distribuciju nnjegovih proizvoda. Jer ako proizvodjac veliki deo svog proizvoda mora da usutpi zemlpoosedniku, ili je preuzeto od spekulanata, preprodavaca i slicno, poljoprivreda je osudjena na propast.

Upravo ono sto se decenijama desava u Srbiji. Plus jos sad dolaze/dosli su veliki tajkuni zemljoposednici.

I dalje:
“Denmark was changed by the people themselves, by the peasants or farmers, who a few years ago were scarcely more intelligent than the peasants of Europe. It was the peasants who took control of politics, who have taken over the marketing, the buying and the credit agencies of the country and by their own efforts have developed a culture of their own. It is they who have abolished farm tenancy and substituted farm ownership as the basis of successful farming. As the result they have made agriculture a fine art and converted the raising of horses, cattle, hogs and poultry into a science. This has been achieved in forty years. It is one of the most remarkable revolutions in history.”

Selbsthilfe, Selbstverwaltung and Selbstverantwortung

Philosophy

Raiffeisen stated that there is a connection between poverty and dependency. In order to fight poverty one should fight dependency first. Based on this idea he came up with the three ‘S’ formula: self-help, self-governance and self-responsibility. Originally in German: Selbsthilfe, Selbstverwaltung and Selbstverantwortung. When put into practice the necessary independence from charity, politics and loansharks could be established.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Wilhelm_Raiffeisen

O intelektualnom razvoju deteta, John Medina, autor knjige Brain rules

Evo sta Medina kaze. Nisu u pitanju ni igracke ni uredjaji…
Najbolji pokazatelj koji moze da predvidi intelektualni razvoj deteta je emocionalna stabilnost u domu. Ako hocete da maksimalizujete intelektualni razvoj svog deteta, idite kuci i volite svog partnera.
Evo ga i kratak citat originala sa sajta autora   http://brainrules.blogspot.com/
Conversely, in some cultures, parents are especially present and try to stimulate their babies’ intellectual growth from the very first months. What are the effects of this enhanced involvement on children’s development?
The greatest predictor of intellectual success is the emotional stability of the home – not the presence of toys or devices built to improve infant cognitive development. Most of those products haven’t been tested, and the few that have been tested don’t work very well. One study actually showed it did more harm.
If you want to maximize your child’s intellectual growth, the best thing you can do is to go home and love your partner.

Hm?

Hmm, zanimljiv mi je ovaj blog, uglavnom ga niko i ne cita pa mi nije ni zanimljiv za update. Koja mu je onda svrha postojanja?

Pretpostavljam da moze da sluzi kao prostor za dijalog sa samim sobom. Hmmm…