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DAVIDSON: Twelve Observations on Life to Contemplate

You can gain wisdom by listening to others with a non-judgmental ear.

Jeff Davidson

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Every person on the planet has some knowledge that could benefit others, including the people you work with everyday. Never write-off others because they are too old, too young, too rich, too poor, or for any other superficial reason. You’ll be surprised by the wisdom you can gain by simply listening with a non-judgmental ear.

The First Six

1. Do not lament that you’re not smarter than you are, or that you’re not as good at something as you would like to be. You can accomplish nearly anything you want through hard work. Your skills develop over the course of your life, and you can develop new ones. Maybe your boss will foot the bill for training, or maybe you have to enroll and pay for yourself. Further, recognize the things at which you are adept and put your talents to use, rather than struggling to excel in the wrong career.

2. It is of little use to dwell on the past and wish you could change it. Making mistakes and feeling as if you’ve squandered time is a natural part of life that happens to everyone. Anew, view your youth with a healthy perspective; while you might have squandered some time, you probably also accomplished a lot and had some fun along the way.

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3. Never become so caught up in dwelling on your mistakes that you fail to seize present opportunities. You have time left in your life to move on and use it productively.

4. Regard change as a recurring event. It’s a part of life and certainly part of your work. You won’t be the same person at 30 that you were at 20, or the same at February 25, 2020 that you will be at 40 or 60. Growing in all different ways is a good thing. If you went through life with the mindset of a 20 year old, you would miss a lot of the joys of adulthood. While change can be disconcerting at first, each stage of life becomes more (or at least as) enjoyable and fulfilling than the previous one.

5. Make a constant effort to grow. Challenge yourself mentally. Explore different means of spirituality. Place yourself in new social situations. Unfamiliar scenarios are usually a little frightening at first but, with time, the unfamiliar becomes the familiar, and you’re glad you took the chance. Move out of your comfort zone and explore.

6. Stay flexible. In our rapidly changing society, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the technological innovations and information you think you need to absorb in order to function productively at work and even at home. Rest assured that everyone feels the same way. Remaining flexible is key to maintaining productivity. Find ways to make the changes in your work life advantageous.

The Second Six

7. Life is a continuing process, and there is no one point when you become magically grown up and have accomplished everything you wanted. If there was such a point, what would you do when you got there?

8. The nature of life is to constantly grow and change, and there is always more to learn and experience. Be wary of feeling as if you have reached the pinnacle of all of your experiences and accomplishments. If you become complacent, that point really will be the pinnacle of your life, since you won’t feel compelled to achieve even more.

9. You only have so much time and energy in your life. To feel fulfilled, you must choose what things you want to spend most of your time and energy doing. Choosing your priorities might take some soul-searching, or they might be obvious. Is family most important to you? Or, do you envision a time-consuming career? Whatever your interests, you must define your priorities in order to be productive. You can try to have a dozen different ‘priorities,’ but they will hardly be priorities, and you likely won’t pay sufficient attention to each. Decide what few things are important to you, and spend most of your time and energy supporting those priorities.

10. Never underestimate the power of your attitude and the effect it has on your perceptions. In general, people see what they want to see. If you’ve heard something negative about a person before you meet them, you are more likely to dislike that person right off the bat, regardless of anything they do or say. The same holds true for almost every situation in life: There are both beautiful and horrible things in the world. If you think positively, you’re more likely to notice the beautiful things. If you think negatively, you will pick up on all the not-so-great things that occur.

11. Many people seem to blame the mistakes in their life on some unseen force that constantly brings them down. They think they are just unlucky or that others are out to get them. For the most part, this is not the case. Almost everything that happens to us results from the choices we make, consciously or unconsciously. Not choosing becomes a choice in itself. Don’t ignore the tough choices you will have to make.

Blaming fate for your misfortunes leads nowhere; taking control of your life and the choices you face does. To empower yourself, recognize the choices in your life for what they are and consciously make the best decision you can. Something completely random will happen to you occasionally and you have no control over that. Still, realize that most of the things that happen to you don’t merely “happen to you.”

12. Making effective decisions can be difficult. The best decisions result from careful thought. However, don’t ignore your gut feeling about something. We have instincts for a reason, and such instincts don’t often lead you astray. Sometimes it is detrimental to overthink an issue; instead go with what ‘your little’ voice tells you. You’ll be surprised how much you don’t realize you already know. The subconscious is a powerful thing. When you can harness some of that power and put it to use in the conscious world, you will find that the things your little voice tells you are usually on target.

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Biden Policy Losses Mount | Schaftlein Report

Is the Biden Agenda Dead or can he triangulate toward the middle?

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Biden Policy Losses Mount | Schaftlein Report
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Topics:
1) The Biden Agenda Dead or can he triangulate toward the middle?
*We’ve seen nothing to indicate he will do this as he is beholden to his radical base and the leftists in the White House will NOT permit it
2) Policy Losses Mount
*Filibuster – Sen. Sinema say NO
*Vaccine Mandates – Supreme Court says NO
*Build Back Better – Sen. Manchin says NO
*Voting Rights – Divisive Speech looks like the bill has NO Republican support and will be Filibustered – Sen. Schumer sets vote this week.
*Inflation Running Hot – Replace Yellin? – He’s lost the people
*Covid – Little Progress
*No more $300Children Payments (for now)
*No Climate Bills (for now)
*Border – Still wide open
3) In Virginia, the new Governor Glen Youngkin abolishes Critical Race Theory and removes Vaccine Mandates
4) From the Lunatic Democratic Left: 59% of Unvaxxed should be confined to home, 45% placed in Designated Facilities and 48% fined or incarcerated
5) In January 2021, more people identified at Democratic or leaning Democratic by 49-40% – Now, those numbers have flipped 14 points to 42 Democrat and 47 Republican, +9 to -5

https://rumble.com/embed/vq5rym/?pub=4 Biden Policy Losses Mount | Schaftlein Report —————— Topics: 1) The Biden Agenda Dead or can he triangulate toward the middle? *We’ve seen nothing to indicate he will do this as he is beholden to his radical base and the leftists in the White House will NOT permit it 2) Policy Losses Mount *Filibuster – Sen. Sinema say NO *Vaccine Mandates – Supreme Court says NO *Build Back Better – Sen. Manchin says NO *Voting Rights – Divisive Speech looks like the bill has NO Republican support and will be Filibustered – Sen. Schumer sets vote this week. *Inflation Running Hot – Replace Yellin? – He’s lost the people *Covid – Little Progress *No more $300Children Payments (for now) *No Climate Bills (for now) *Border – Still wide open 3) In Virginia, the new Governor Glen Youngkin abolishes Critical Race Theory and removes Vaccine Mandates 4) From the Lunatic Democratic Left: 59% of Unvaxxed should be confined to home, 45% placed in Designated Facilities and 48% fined or incarcerated 5) In January 2021, more people identified at Democratic or leaning Democratic by 49-40% – Now, those numbers have flipped 14 points to 42 Democrat and 47 Republican, +9 to -5

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The Globalist’s Fanatical Quest for a One-world Government 

Every activity of the Left is designed to diminish the strength, status, and sovereignty of the U.S.

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What has happened in the United States in the last 14 months? It doesn’t even seem like our own nation any more. People who riot in the streets are described by the lamestream media as ‘peaceful protesters.’ District Attorneys let hardened criminals out of jail. Grammar schools indoctrinate in our children, teaching them to hate America. 

Who Is Running the Asylum?

Governors mandate restrictions of their citizens, while flagrantly breaking their own rules. The Biden administration, run by who knows who, actively undermines the “1776 Project” — which was designed to offer a balanced perspective on American history.  Instead Biden and company support the misdirected “1619 Project,” launched by New York Times, which claims that the real founding of the U.S. started when slaves were first shipped across the Atlantic.

We have witnessed thousands of strange assertions, end runs around the law, and media flights of complete fantasy. The creepy, illegal, unpatriotic, absurd positions of the Left are unfolding at an increasing pace. Whether it’s defacing property, ruining women’s sport by allowing biological males to compete, desecrating church symbols, renaming schools, defaming Dr. Seuss, or re-assigning the sex of a plastic toy potato, the Left know no bounds. 

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Those in a position to call them out, our elected representatives, as well as opinion makers, too often say little or nothing. 

Marching to Madness

Is there a common denominator to all of the heartless and heart-sickening behaviors that we’ve witnessed for months on end now, and realistically, on a lesser level, for years? Actually, the answer is yes

Every activity of the Left, from tiny to gargantuan, in one form or another, is designed to diminish the strength, status, and sovereignty of the U.S. Whether it’s seeking to overrun the country with illegal immigrants, pack the Supreme Court, smear Supreme Court nominees, besmirch local officials, cancel the careers of people who’ve made one errant statement even if it was 30 years ago, and so on, all such activities have a common denominator. 

The common denominator is to vanquish the opposition thoroughly, vanquish the U.S. Constitution, ignore due process, overturn the right of habeas corpus, obliterate ‘one person one vote,’ and much more, so that as a nation we are left in tatters. 

“We Know Best”

If the U.S. declines in stature and power, the global elite believe that they move closer and closer to their goal of having a ‘one world government.’ Headed by global elites – Leftist multi-million dollar career politicians and Leftist billionaires, who pull the strings around the world – such a government supposedly will produce the utopian society that Left fervently desires. 

Utopias don’t exist, however, could not work if they did, and would end up enslaving their citizens. Read Utopia by Sir Thomas More, Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, The Republic by Plato, or any other treatise on supposedly ideal societies. You will quickly understand that the elite invariably will regard the citizenry with disdain, nothing more than serfs – worker drones – who are to act according to how they are manipulated and who will do exactly what they are told.

By any measure, the global elite’s decades-long quest for a one-world government is exceedingly far from Americans ideals. Indeed, it so distant from what our Constitution guarantees, and so far from the spirit of the Declaration of Independence, that it is beyond chilling.

A Sordid Vision

If America falls, the whole world falls, except for the Chinese Communists. They will control at least half of the globe, and their form of government is going to be worse than what the global elites have in mind. The Chinese are already experimenting with creating biologically enhanced ‘super soldiers’, more powerful than the average soldier. 

They already have imprisoned thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people in slave labor camps. They already have surveillance cameras in their larger cities to a degree that you cannot imagine. In time, it might be shown that they intentionally released the Wuhan virus on the world. Who can say right now?

The global elites, as well as the Chinese Communists, must be contained and, in time, stopped. It will be a monumental task, but we stopped Hitler and Mussolini, we overcame the monolithic Soviet Union, and we can prevail now as well. It will require Gen Xers and Millennials to break away from the Left’s cultural stranglehold. And as they do, they will find that least 75 million Trump voters will be on their side.

What has happened in the United States in the last 14 months? It doesn’t even seem like our own nation any more. People who riot in the streets are described by the lamestream media as ‘peaceful protesters.’ District Attorneys let hardened criminals out of jail. Grammar schools indoctrinate in our children, teaching them to hate America.  Who Is Running the Asylum? Governors mandate restrictions of their citizens, while flagrantly breaking their own rules. The Biden administration, run by who knows who, actively undermines the “1776 Project” — which was designed to offer a balanced perspective on American history.  Instead Biden and company support the misdirected “1619 Project,” launched by New York Times, which claims that the real founding of the U.S. started when slaves were first shipped across the Atlantic. We have witnessed thousands of strange assertions, end runs around the law, and media flights of complete fantasy. The creepy, illegal, unpatriotic, absurd positions of the Left are unfolding at an increasing pace. Whether it’s defacing property, ruining women’s sport by allowing biological males to compete, desecrating church symbols, renaming schools, defaming Dr. Seuss, or re-assigning the sex of a plastic toy potato, the Left know no bounds.  Those in a position to call them out, our elected representatives, as well as opinion makers, too often say little or nothing.  Marching to Madness Is there a common denominator to all of the heartless and heart-sickening behaviors that we’ve witnessed for months on end now, and realistically, on a lesser level, for years? Actually, the answer is yes Every activity of the Left, from tiny to gargantuan, in one form or another, is designed to diminish the strength, status, and sovereignty of the U.S. Whether it’s seeking to overrun the country with illegal immigrants, pack the Supreme Court, smear Supreme Court…

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