Inspiration 101

Inspiration is an arousal of the mind to do a particular activity or to create something special. Inspiration is a sudden intuition that happens when you have an idea for solving a problem. Inspiration can be thought of as an impulse, an instinctive motive, a product of your creative thinking and work, an impelling force or strength, a sudden desire, or a cause to become awake or conscious. Inspiration is to summon oneself into action or to bring something into existence. To call forth emotions, feelings, and responses. To encourage, to lead, to contribute to the progress or growth of someone or something. To give hope or courage to someone and to inspire with confidence. Inspiration in theology is a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings. 

Inspiration Quotes - Inspiring Speeches - Incentives - Motivation - Words

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Light Bulb IdeaInspiration is an idea that you fell in love with. An idea that was influenced by someone or something. An idea that creates an over whelming urge to do something, or at the least, dream something.

Ikigai is a reason for being or living. Your personal purpose in life. A source of value in one's life.

Raison d'être is the thing that is most important to someone or something. The reason for which a person or organization exists. Reason or justification for existence. The claimed reason for the existence of something or someone; the sole or ultimate purpose of something or someone. (literally "reason to be").

Empowerment is to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority. Empowerment as action refers both to the process of self-empowerment and to professional support of people, which enables them to overcome their sense of powerlessness and lack of influence, and to recognize and eventually to use their resources and chances.

Man Looking up to an Idea Epiphany is a sudden Revelation. A moment of sudden understanding or revelation.

Muse is the person who inspires you to be an artist, writer, or musician, and so on.

is a central cohesive source of support and stability. Leader - Teacher.

Artistic Inspiration is an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary, musical, or other artistic endeavor.

Apparitional Experience is an anomalous, quasi-perceptual experience. It is characterized by the apparent perception of either a living being or an inanimate object without there being any material stimulus for such a perception. The person experiencing the apparition is awake, excluding dream visions from consideration.

Rhetoric is the art of Persuasion, and Motivation is the art of Activation.

Activation is to cause something to move and to work effectively. To cause something to be alert, energetic and to have energy. To stimulate an organism to be active, or to make something act and to have a specific behavior.

Passion is having eager interest in an activity, in an idea, in a proposal, or in a cause. To experience enthusiastic enjoyment in a particular activity. Passion can also mean to have a desire for someone or something. To have a strong attraction, excitement, or emotion towards a person.

is to want to have or achieve something, such as a particular career or level of success.

is being marked by active interest and enthusiasm.

Enthusiasm is intense enjoyment, interest, or approval.

Zeitgeist is the dominant set of ideals and beliefs that motivate the actions of the members of a society in a particular period in time.

Delegate is someone who attends or communicates the ideas of or acts on behalf of an organization at a meeting or conference between organizations, which may be at the same level or involved in a common field of work or interest. Proposition convey definite meaning which is either true or false.

Morale is the capacity of a group's members to maintain belief in an institution or goal, particularly in the face of opposition or hardship.

Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental change, or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society and to correct social injustice. Activism Quotes - The Power of Words.

Destiny or fate is a predetermined course of events. Reason for Everything.

Karma refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect). Payback.

Mantra is a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words that have syntactic structure or literal meaning.

Motivation - Incentive - Purpose

Motivate is to have an incentive for action. To have a purpose that inspires you to do something interesting.

Motivation is the psychological feature that arouses an organism to take steps toward a desired goal. Motivation is a reason for action that gives purpose and direction to your behavior. Motivation is something that provides incentive and a motive for action. Motivation is something that causes motion or is able to cause motion. Leadership - The Power of Words.

Motivational Salience is a cognitive process and a form of attention that motivates, or propels, an individual's behavior towards or away from a particular object, perceived event, or outcome. Motivational salience regulates the intensity of behaviors that facilitate the attainment of a particular goal, the amount of time and energy that an individual is willing to expend to attain a particular goal, and the amount of risk that an individual is willing to accept while working to attain a particular goal.

Motivation (wiki) - PDF - Incentives - Pay to Learn - Praise - Speeches

Intrinsic Motivation is being motivated by internal rewards, such as happiness, fun, and experience.

Extrinsic Motivation is being motivated by external rewards, such as money, fame, grades, and praise.

Category-Based Intrinsic Motivation (PDF)

Aspirations or Ambitions is a will to succeed or having a strong drive for success. A cherished desire.

Fine-tuning motivation in the brain. Neuroscientists have discovered a set of brain cells that influence the motivation of mice to perform tasks for rewards. Increasing the cells' activity makes a mouse work harder or more vigorously. The neurons come with a feature that prevents the mouse from overdoing it and becoming addicted to the reward. The findings reveal new possible therapeutic strategies for treating mental illnesses like depression that impair motivation.

How the brain translates motivation into goal-oriented behavior, according to new study. Hunger can drive a motivational state that leads an animal to a successful pursuit of a goal -- foraging for and finding food. In a highly novel study, researchers describe how two major neuronal subpopulations in a part of the brain's thalamus called the paraventricular nucleus participate in the dynamic regulation of goal pursuits. This research provides insight into the mechanisms by which the brain tracks motivational states to shape instrumental actions. We discovered that PVTD2(+) and PVTD2(-) neurons encode the execution and termination of goal-oriented actions. Activity in the PVTD2(+) neuronal population mirrored motivation parameters such as vigor and satiety. Specifically, the PVTD2(+) neurons showed increased activity during the reward approach and decreased activity during trial termination. Conversely, PVTD2(-) neurons showed decreased activity during the reward approach and increased activity during trial termination. Conditioning.

I Don't Feel Like it because I'm not sure what I'm doing, or I'm not sure what I want. What's my goal, what's my mission, what's my purpose.

Positive thinking, hard work and balance.

What is Success - No one does it alone

"You can offer advice. You can show what has worked for others. You can inspire through the demonstration of what people can overcome. But then you must let go of the expectation of change and leave it in the hands of the individual."

"If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around." (Jim Rohn

Be aware of your options, choices and logical directions. Reasoning.

Motivated Reasoning is an emotion-biased decision-making phenomenon.

Compliance identification and internalization (PDF)

Self-Determination Theory is a macro theory of human motivation and personality that concerns people's inherent growth tendencies and innate psychological needs. It is concerned with the motivation behind choices people make without external influence and interference. SDT focuses on the degree to which an individual's behavior is self-motivated and self-determined.

Self-Directed Learning - Will Power

Hedonic Motivation refers to the influence of a person’s pleasure and pain receptors on their willingness to move towards a goal or away from a threat. Curiosity.

Categorical Imperative is the central philosophical concept in the deontological moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Introduced in Kant's 1785 Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, it may be defined as a way of evaluating motivations for action.

Drive Theory is a theory that attempts to define, analyze, or classify the psychological drives. A drive is an "excitatory state produced by a homeostatic disturbance", an instinctual need that has the power of driving the behaviour of an individual. Drive theory is based on the principle that organisms are born with certain psychological needs and that a negative state of tension is created when these needs are not satisfied. When a need is satisfied, drive is reduced and the organism returns to a state of homeostasis and relaxation. According to the theory, drive tends to increase over time and operates on a feedback control system, much like a thermostat.

Confidence - Sports Wisdom

Goal Theory is the label used in educational psychology to discuss research into motivation to learn. Goals of learning are thought to be a key factor influencing the level of a student's intrinsic motivation.

Aspiration Management gives the reasons for people's actions, desires, and needs.

Hierarchy of Needs - Self-Efficacy

Socio-Emotional Selectivity Theory is a life-span theory of motivation. The theory maintains that as time horizons shrink, as they typically do with age, people become increasingly selective, investing greater resources in emotionally meaningful goals and activities. According to the theory, motivational shifts also influence cognitive processing. Aging is associated with a relative preference for positive over negative information in attention and memory (called the "positivity effect").

Reward System - Reinforcement (PDF) - Praise

Be all and End all is something considered to be of the utmost importance; something essential or ultimate.

Compelled is to force somebody to do something, or a force or willpower that influences someone to do something. An obligation. A cause to be a concomitant or an event or situation that happens at the same time as another or in connection with another, or following or accompanying something as a consequence.

Enthralled is something that captures the fascinated attention of someone. To be held spellbound and filled with wonder and delight.

Influence is a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc. The effect of one thing (or person) on another. Causing something without any direct or apparent effort. Have and exert influence or effect. Shape or influence; give direction to. A cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do. One having power to influence another.

Social Influence - I Don't Feel Like it

is to cause to arise. Cause to do; Cause to act in a specified manner. Cause to occur rapidly.

Positive Education is an approach to education that draws on positive psychology's emphasis of individual strengths and personal motivation to promote learning.

Initiative is the readiness to embark on bold new ventures. The first of a series of actions. Serving to set in motion.

Incentive is a positive motivational influence. Incentive - Incentivize.

Volition or will is the cognitive process by which an individual decides on and commits to a particular course of action. It is defined as purposive striving and is one of the primary human psychological functions. Others include affection (affect or feeling), motivation (goals and expectations), and cognition (thinking). Volitional processes can be applied consciously or they can be automatized as habits over time.

is to win approval or support for. Cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action.

Persuasion - Persuasive Speech - Media Manipulation - Public Speaking

Make a positive difference, just don't make things worse

Motivational Speakers are more about entertaining you than they are about explaining to you. People need a lot more than just motivation. People need problem solving skills, time management skills, focus and discipline. People need guidance and support and they need good information. People need intelligence, and they need good reasons and good ideas. And people need to know where they're going. Without skills and a defined direction, motivation is inadequate. And on top of that, just motivating people without good reasons or purpose is illogical and possibly dangerous. You want to avoid having people being overly consumed by their desires and their ambitions, because they may fail to clearly see or understand the effects that are being caused by their actions. You can't be a motivator unless you are an educator. Motivation needs education and information, other wise, motivation serves no purpose other then just wasting time, energy and money. Motivation does not guarantee success or that you will get more out of life, or that you will have more control of your life. To follow your dreams and to reach your goals takes more then motivation or a pep talk. Don't give up, keep learning. There is no self help book that will save you, there's only learning. Acquiring necessary skills and knowledge should need no motivation, because it's simply a need, a need to learn.

Motivation can also be bad when you're motivated to do wrong things or encouraged to do bad things. Like with an addiction or with money, or eating junk food just because it tastes good, or doing something just because it feels good. Some of the things that we are interested in may do more harm than good.

Ulterior Motives - Means, Motive, and Opportunity.

Motive in law is the cause that moves people to induce a certain action.

Unscrupulous is motivation deriving from illogical reasoning and unethical and immoral beliefs that govern your thoughts and actions. Like doing illegal or horrible things just for money, especially when you have better choices and other options.

Knowledge is the key to success, just having the will or the desire to succeed is not enough. Learning how to succeed and Knowing how to succeed will always be more productive and be more successful then just wanting to succeed.

The Secret is out, you're an idiot, because there is no secret to life, except for learning. But you say that learning isn't a secret, but I would say that learning may as well be a secret because no one really understands learning enough in order to benefit from learning as much as they should. Learning is to continually progress every year of your life. And if your life or your world is not progressing, then there's a learning deficiency, and you're not getting enough useful knowledge in your diet. To acquire all the valuable knowledge that you need, takes time, skill and commitment. To fully understand yourself and the world around you, takes a lot of deliberate learning. There's no easy breakthroughs, there's no metaphorically tearing down the walls, there's no quick fix, there's no short answers, there's no simple sayings, there's no spontaneous enlightenment. There's only deliberate learning, which takes time, and lots of valuable knowledge and information. So one of your most valuable commitments that you should have in life, is a commitment to learning. And this website saves you over 50,000 hours of human labor or over 13 years of work. And the knowledge and information that has been collected and organized on this website is the equivalent to another million hours of human labor. But that time saved and potential will never be utilized if the knowledge is never used. We shouldn't take learning for granted. And we shouldn't allow millions of children to spend their childhood without access to a quality education. And she shouldn't allow ourselves to believe that learning is only for children, because it's not. Learning is for life, and that is no secret, it's a responsibility.

Arbitrariness is the quality of being determined by chance, whim, or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle.

There is a calculated life and there is a uncalculated life. To follow your heart, or to live your life, or to live a life of purpose, does not say that you calculated the the effects of your life. If the calculations prove that your actions provided a positive outcome, then your heart was right, and your purpose in life is now scientifically proven to be good. I'm not living a selfish life, I'm giving more then I receive, and my reward is having the freedom to enjoy my life and doing the things that I like doing. "Math is awesome, you can calculate everything. And when we have a machine to do our calculations for us, we can save a lot of time, which means that we will have more time to love, learn, live and prosper."

Everyone says find something that you're passionate about doing, but that is not as simple as it sounds. You should definitely have something to be excited about, like a kid who's excited about going to Disney world. If you don't have that reason to be excited when you wake up every day, then you'll most likely be living a life that's random and meaningless. You need to be actively involved in creation, or providing a service that helps support creation, if not, than you're most likely killing creation, killing life, and that's not what humans are for. Humans are protectors of life. But when people are misinformed, they can easily become killers without even knowing it. And the keyword here is misinformed, and the opposite of misinformed is informed, meaning, having much knowledge or education, fully understanding the world and fully understanding yourself.

Motivation is made up of many things. It is a series of steps. You want to do something, so you want the most effective and efficient way possible for accomplishing your goal, a way that would provide the best results. Being motived is not always enough. Even though being excited and passionate about your goal is important, you also have to be organized and focused. And being organized and focused is a task in itself. If you makes mistakes, just learn from those mistakes and keep progressing towards your goal. Remember this is also a learning journey, and obstacles are part of the journey. They will be challenging, but they will not stop you, because every problem can be solved. 

Encourage is to contribute to the progress or growth of someone. To inspire someone with confidence. To give hope or courage to someone.

Exhortation is a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action. The act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion.

Exhorting is to spur on or to encourage someone, especially by cheers and shouts. Force or impel in an indicated direction. rooting on, urging on, cheering. Praise.

Promote is to contribute to the progress or growth of. Develop - Productivity.

Purpose is an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions. What something is used for. The quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose.

Success - Goal - Flow

Train is to create by training and teaching. Teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach. Exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition. A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding. Undergo Training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession. Develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control. Educate for a future role or function. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment. 

Child Development - Memory - Self-Directed Learning

Practice is the systematic training by multiple repetitions. Translating an idea into action. Learn by repetition.

Practice Learning Method - 10,000 Hour Rule

Learning Methods - Best Practice - Competence

Kinesthetic's (body smart) - Develop

Teach are the activities of Educating or instructing; activities that impart Knowledge or Skills.

Teaching - Teacher - Facilitate - Bodhisattva - Explain

Instructions are the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart Knowledge or skill. A message describing how something is to be done. A manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it.

Science Instructions - Tutoring

is something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action. Relative Direction

Student Orientation is a period before the start of an academic year at a university or tertiary institutions. A variety of events are held to orient and welcome new students during this period. The name of the period varies by country.

is something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action. The act of guiding or showing the way. Guide is a person who leads travelers or tourists through unknown or unfamiliar locations. The term can also be applied to a person who leads others to more abstract goals such as knowledge or wisdom. Guidance - Leadership

is someone that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.

Counselor - Counseling - Routines

A theatrical cue is the trigger for an action to be carried out at a specific time. An actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action, like lighting change or effect, a sound effect, or some sort of stage or set movement, change, or speech. Assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned. Evidence that helps to solve a problem. A stimulus that provides information about what to do. Mindset.

Directing is showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on. Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.

Coaching is to teach and supervise someone. To act as a trainer or coach to someone, as in sports. Help someone learn the correct positions, movements or patterns. Help someone correct errors. Coaching - Checklist.

is to have greater knowledge and understanding about a subject or situation as a result of learning or through the spread of knowledge. Information that increases knowledge and dissipates ignorance. To know and understand something to a higher degree.

Smart (intelligent words) - Knowledge - Idea (Innovation Inventions) - Epiphany

Peak Experience is a moment accompanied by a euphoric mental state often achieved by self-actualizing individuals, a rare, exciting, oceanic, deeply moving, exhilarating, elevating experiences that generate an advanced form of perceiving reality, and are even mystic and magical in their effect upon the experimenter.

Culminating is to reach the highest or most decisive point. To reach a final or climactic stage. Rise to a summit or form a summit.

Climax is the highest point of anything conceived of as growing, developing or unfolding. The decisive moment.

Pinnacle is the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development. Capstone.

Zenith is the time at which something is most powerful or successful.

Crowning represents a level of the highest possible achievement or attainment. A culminating event. The highest or extreme point of something. Crowning Achievement is the most important, significant, or greatest accomplishment or moment of one's career or life. Crown.

Learn to gain Knowledge or Skills. Get to know or become aware of. Commit to Memory. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort. 

Curious - Interested - Develop - Learning - Methods

Study is to consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning. Give careful consideration to. Think intently and at length. Learn by reading books.

Study Tips - How to Study - Focus 

is the systematic investigation to establish facts. A search for knowledge. Inquire into. Attempt to find out in a systematically and Scientific Manner. Independent Self Directed Learning.

is an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole. The abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations. Reasoning.

Qualify is to prove that something or someone is capable or fit for a purpose. To make sure that something or someone meets requirements and is prepared for service. To specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement or make an express a demand or a provision in an agreement. Quality Control.

Qualification is an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something.

Qualification Problem is concerned with the impossibility of listing all the preconditions required for a real-world action to have its intended effect. It might be posed as how to deal with the things that prevent me from achieving my intended result. It is strongly connected to, and opposite the ramification side of, the frame problem.

Aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level, which can also be considered "talent". Aptitudes may be physical or mental. The innate nature of aptitude is in contrast to achievement, which represents knowledge or ability that is gained. Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done. Aptitude - I Don't Feel Like It.

Ability is the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment. The quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment. Power.

Skill is the learned ability to carry out a task with pre-determined results often within a given amount of time, energy, or both.

is validating the authenticity of something or someone. Make Valid or confirm the validity of.

Accreditation - Quality Control

Certificate is a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts.

Documentation is program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs. Research.

Ambitious is having a strong desire for success or achievement. Requiring full use of your abilities or resources. Manage.

Progress - Improvements

Progress is the gradual improvement or growth or development. The act of moving forward. To develop in a positive way and to make things better. Progress is the movement towards an improved way of living that is more pleasant, more fair, more equal, as well as being more efficient, more safer, more sustainable and less wasteful and less polluting.

Idea of Progress is the idea that advances in technology, science, and social organization can produce an improvement in the human condition.

"Something is either a stepping stone that will lift you up and keep you progressing, or something is just a stone that will hold you back and weigh you down."

Progressive - Personal Development - Goals - Adapting - Caring - Live, Learn, Love and Progress - Technology Advancement

Thrive is to make steady progress.

Promote is to contribute to the progress or to the growth of someone or something. Promotion is an act of advancement by raising in rank or position in order to encourage the progress, growth or the acceptance of someone.

Cultivate - Update - Encourage - Productive - Not Spoil - Not Bribe

Foster is to promote the development of someone and help them to grow.

Nurture is to help someone to develop and grow by providing nourishment and care during childhood. The properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child.

Upgrade is to improve what was old or outdated. The act of improving something like machinery by raising it to a higher grade or by adding or replacing components. Rate higher; raise in value or esteem.

Maintenance - Reinvesting - Restore - Cure - Repair - Self-Improvement - Engineering

Improve is to make something better

Amelioration is the act of making something better. To make an improvement. The act of relieving ills and changing for the better.

Progressive is favoring or promoting progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties. Liberal.

Forward Thinking is seeing the future and the challenges ahead and then planning for the future by laying the framework for innovation and development. Thinking Ahead.

Forward is at the front or toward the front or near or directed toward the front. Toward the future at a later time.

Onward is ahead in time, order or degree. Straight on in the usual direction of travel.

Ahead of the Curve is when someone is ahead of current thinking or trends and makes changes or decisions based on predictions that other people can't see. Ahead of the cure is when you are the first to make an improvement or first to make progress, while others lag behind or are behind the level or progress and advancement. There is taking your time and there is dragging your feet. If you have enough facts and evidence to make a decision, and if you spent enough time thinking about something, then it's time to shit or get off the pot. Don't stand in the way or waste time or waste opportunities. Everything you have is from people making progress. It's time for you to be part of that trend, that history and that reality. If you get stuck in the past you may have no future, especially when things change. Adapt or go extinct. I choose to live, and not for myself, but for everyone who lives after me.

Take up the Slack is to improve a situation by doing something that someone else has not done or has not completed.

Reform is a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses, malpractices and injustices. Improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition. Proactive.

Amend is to make better and set straight or right by correcting. A statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution amendments etc.) - Repeal.

Advance is a change for the better. A development that contributes to the progress or to the growth of something. Bring forward for consideration or acceptance. Develop in a positive way. Progress in development. The act of moving forward as toward a goal. Being ahead of time or need.

Advanced is being farther along in physical or mental development. Ahead in development; complex or intricate. At a higher level in training, knowledge or skill. Ahead of the times. Make progress in knowledge or status. Become more developed and sophisticated. Move forward.

is the encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something.

Advantage is the quality of having a superior or more favorable position. A benefit resulting from some event or action. To give preferential help or benefit to someone. Opportunity.

Mitigate is to lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of something bad. Make something less severe or less harsh.

Constructive is to construct or improve or promote development and common good.

Cooperation - Technology - Environment

A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy. (Jonathan Israel).

Progress Trap is to inadvertently introduce problems that people do not have the resources or political will to solve, for fear of short-term losses in status, stability or quality of life. Over Development.

Progress History is the study of how specific societies improved over time in terms of science, technology, modernization, liberty, democracy, longevity, quality of life, freedom from pollution and so on. Specific indicators can range from economic data, technical innovations, change in the political or legal system, and questions bearing on individual life chances, such as life expectancy and risk of disease and disability.

Social Progress is the idea that societies can or do improve in terms of their social, political, and economic structures. This may happen as a result of direct human action, as in social enterprise or through social activism, or as a natural part of sociocultural evolution.

Performance is doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it. Performance comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers present one or more works of art to an audience. Usually the performers participate in rehearsals beforehand. Afterwards audience members often applaud.

Performance Indicator - Productivity

Physical Health - Mental Health - Assessments

Success is an event that accomplishes its intended purpose, a purpose that has a positive influence on people’s lives.

Help - Assistance is the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.

Facilitator is someone who makes progress easier. Helping.

is an activity involved in maintaining something in good working order. The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something.

Caregiving - Morals

is the action of accomplishing something.

Learned Industriousness is the differences in general work effort among people of equivalent ability who are reinforced for exerting high effort on a task are also secondarily reinforced by the sensation of high effort. Individuals with a history of reinforcement for effort are predicted to generalize this effort to new behaviors

Need is something required as useful, just, or proper. Anything that is necessary but lacking. The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior. Need (utility).

Curious is being eager to investigate something in order to learn more about it. Being eagerly interested in learning more about something beyond the usual or expected, sometimes learning about others' concerns.

Interested is having or showing interest, especially curiosity or fascination or concern with something of importance or consequence. Excited and engaged with something of interest.

Learning (methods)
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources.
Adventure (sports and recreation)

Rational Motive is a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument.

Rationality - Self-Directed

Eager is having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy.

Confidence - Intrinsically Motivated Learning (PDF)

Important is something of great significance or value. Important in effect or meaning. Having authority or ascendancy or influence. Having or suggesting a consciousness of high position. The extent to which something matters.

is something that is most essential and absolutely necessary or vitally necessary and indispensable. Something Needed or Crucial.

Action is to put in effect the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field. The series of events such as Activism. Action also means the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism. To change location, move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically.

Work Physics - Action Physics

Awareness - Goals

is the act of making up your mind about something. A position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration.

Decisions (problem solving)

Effort is earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something. Use of physical or mental energy; hard work. A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.

Effort Justification is people's tendency to attribute a greater value (greater than the objective value) to an outcome they had to put effort into acquiring or achieving.

Principle of Least Effort - Path of Least Resistance - Stress

Procedure is a particular course of action intended to achieve a result. A process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work. A set sequence of steps.

Standard Operating Procedure - Procedures - Problem Solving - Managing

Order is the planning of time and organizing of resources, as well as of society.

Process is a particular course of action intended to achieve a result. The performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents. A mental process that you are not directly aware of. A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant. A sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states. Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition. Deal with in a routine way. Perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information. Process is a set of interrelated activities that interact to achieve a result.

Science (process) - Processing (knowledge)

Operation (procedures) - Management

Carrying Out is the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order. The act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it. Pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue. 

Focusing - Planning - Activism

Implementing is to Apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design. Pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue.

Implementation is the realization of an application, or execution of a plan, idea, model, design, specification, standard, algorithm, or policy.

Following Through is to pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue.

Engage is to carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in. Consume all of one's attention or time.

Star Trek - TNG "Engage" (youtube) - More Words that Help Define Motivation.

Inspiration Quotes - Life Quotes

What would Life be like without Inspiration or Motivation?

"To be neutral and passive is to collaborate." (Howard Zinn)

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." - (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” - (Edward Everett Hale)

“The most common way people give up their power is thinking they don’t have any.” - Alice Walker (via b.marie)

I Don't Feel Like It - Being Lazy

It doesn't matter what you feel like doing. What matters is knowing the most logical thing that you should do based on the current situation and the information that you have? I don't feel like doing it is not an answer or a reason. You could say that I'm physically tired and I need some sleep, because that's OK. You need balance and rest. But just saying "I don't feel like it" is just plain bullsh*t. These are the hours of the day, and these are my responsibilities, and these are my priorities. So what's next? You don't have to feel like doing something in order to do something. I'm not saying to ignore premonition or to ignore your gut, but you should at least know the difference between a gut feeling or a premonition, and a feeling of sadness, laziness, boredom, fatigue, illness or pain. So what's next?  You can't do nothing, there must be something to do. So what's next? There's always something new to learn. But you must engage learning in order to make learning effective. Engage, make it so, get it done.

What are your goals? You should make a list. You should make schedule.

Time Management - Planning - Decision Making - Collaboration - Quitters Day

Do not confuse resting with laziness or confuse passivity with being a coward. Remember that procrastination is relative. Do you need time to think? Do you need some inspiration?

Lazy is unwilling to work or to exert oneself. Moving slowly and gently. Understand how the body affects the mind.

Laziness is the unwillingness to be active or to exert oneself despite having the ability to act or to exert oneself. A Couch Potato or a Sloth.

Slacker is a person who habitually avoids work or lacks work ethic. Sedentary Lifestyle.

Slouch is a lazy incompetent person. Slouch can also mean drooping posture or movement.

Cop Out is to avoid doing something that one ought to do. An evasion or an escape from facing up to something, Avoidance or inadequate performance of a task or duty.

Passive - Boycotting - Worker Burnout - Boredom

Forcing yourself to learn or trick yourself to learn is a matter of priority, importance and time. If you need to learn something, then you have to find a way to learn without feeling forced. Learning Readiness.

Not taking care of responsibilities despite having the ability to do so. Negligence is a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably Prudent Person would exercise in like circumstances. involves harm caused by Carelessness, not intentional harm.

Lollygagging is to spend time aimlessly without a purpose or a goal. Being idle for no reason. Just hanging around or fooling around.

Dawdle is to waste time by moving slowly or sitting idly.

Procrastination (time management) - Corporate Welfare

Goofing Off is a slang term in the United States for engaging in recreation or an idle pastime while obligations of work or society are neglected. Refusal of Work is behavior which refuses to adapt to regular employment.

Work Ethic is a value based on hard work and diligence. Diligence is steadfast application, assiduousness and industry; the virtue of hard work. It is one of the seven heavenly virtues.

Oaths of Service - Refusing to Work - Understanding Responsibilities.

The Devil makes work for idle hands. If you are not occupied with doing something important, then you may be more vulnerable to doing something that's unimportant, something that could do more harm than good

Apathetic is showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern.

Placid is a person not easily upset or excited.

A sleeping baby is not lazy. So what's your excuse? Do you need some sleep? Do you need nutrition? Do you need motivation?

Acedia describes a state of listlessness or Torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world. It can lead to a state of being unable to perform one's duties in life. Lili Von Shtupp (youtube).

Leadership - How to be Great Leader

Leadership Arrow Leadership is having good people skills and communication skills and the ability to guide others in order to accomplish common goals. Leadership being able to motivate people and gain peoples trust and support in order to bring people together and work together on common goals.

To Govern - To Teach - Types of Leaders

Lead is to travel in front and to be first and to be ahead of others. To be in charge in a position of leadership and take people somewhere new or better.

Leading the Way is to show people what path to take and which way to go.

Videos of Inspirational Speeches

Guiding is showing the way by conducting or leading or giving directions. To plan and oversee the development and details a course of action. To bring order and coordination and organization to a goal.

Directing is to give directions or point somebody in the right direction. To specifically design a product, event, or activity and plan and direct a complex undertaking.

Commissioner is a government administrator. A member of a commission. An official in charge of a government department, especially a police force.

Commission is a special group delegated to consider some matter. The act of granting authority to undertake certain functions. A group of representatives or delegates. Charge with a task.

Administration is a method of tending to or managing the affairs of some group of people (especially the group's business affairs). The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something. The act of governing; exercising authority. The act of meting out justice according to the law. City Government.

Administrator is someone one who is responsible for maintenance of a computer or network. Someone who manages a government agency or department. Someone who administers a business. Work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of or relating to or responsible for administration.

Leadership Development expands the capacity of individuals to perform in leadership roles within organizations. Leadership roles are those that facilitate execution of a company’s strategy through building alignment, winning mindshare and growing the capabilities of others. Leadership roles may be formal, with the corresponding authority to make decisions and take responsibility, or they may be informal roles with little official authority (e.g., a member of a team who influences team engagement, purpose and direction; a lateral peer who must listen and negotiate through influence). Leadership Studies (wiki).

Authentic Leadership is an approach to leadership that emphasizes building the leader’s legitimacy through honest relationships with followers which value their input and are built on an ethical foundation. Generally, authentic leaders are positive people with truthful self-concepts who promote openness. By building trust and generating enthusiastic support from their subordinates, authentic leaders are able to improve individual and team performance.

Servant Leadership is a leadership philosophy in which the main goal of the leader is to serve. A Servant Leader shares power, puts the needs of the employees first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. Servant leadership inverts the norm, which puts the customer service associates as a main priority. Instead of the people working to serve the leader, the leader exists to serve the people. Constitution.

Situational Leadership Theory states that there is no single "best" style of leadership. Effective leadership is task-relevant, and the most successful leaders are those who adapt their leadership style to the performance readiness (ability and willingness) of the individual or group they are attempting to lead or influence. Effective leadership varies, not only with the person or group that is being influenced, but it also depends on the task, job, or function that needs to be accomplished.

Trait Leadership is defined as integrated patterns of personal characteristics that reflect a range of individual differences and foster consistent leader effectiveness across a variety of group and organizational situations.

Transactional Leadership is a part of a style of leadership that focuses on supervision, organization, and performance; it is an integral part of the Full Range Leadership Model. Transactional leadership is a style of leadership in which leaders promote compliance by followers through both rewards and punishments. Through a rewards and punishments system, transactional leaders are able to keep followers motivated for the short-term. Unlike transformational leaders, those using the transactional approach are not looking to change the future, they look to keep things the same. Leaders using transactional leadership as a model pay attention to followers' work in order to find faults and deviations.

Task-Oriented and Relationship-Oriented Leadership is defined by Forsyth as "a descriptive model of leadership which maintains that most leadership behaviors can be classified as performance maintenance or relationship maintenance." Task-oriented (or task-focused) leadership is a behavioral approach in which the leader focuses on the tasks that need to be performed in order to meet certain goals, or to achieve a certain performance standard. Relationship-oriented (or relationship-focused) leadership is a behavioral approach in which the leader focuses on the satisfaction, motivation and the general well-being of the team members.

Collaborative Leadership is a management practice which is focused on leadership skills across functional and organizational boundaries.

Transformational Leadership is a theory of leadership where a leader works with teams to identify needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with committed members of a group. Transformational leadership serves to enhance the motivation, morale, and job performance of followers through a variety of mechanisms; these include connecting the follower's sense of identity and self to a project and to the collective identity of the organization; being a role model for followers in order to inspire them and to raise their interest in the project; challenging followers to take greater ownership for their work, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of followers, allowing the leader to align followers with tasks that enhance their performance.

Leader Arrow Team Leader is someone who provides guidance, instruction, direction and leadership to a group of other individuals (the team) for the purpose of achieving a key result or group of aligned results. The team leader reports to a manager (overseeing several teams). The team leader monitors the quantitative and qualitative result that is to be achieved. The leader often works within the team, as a member, carrying out the same roles but with the additional 'leader' responsibilities - as opposed to higher level management who often have a separate job role altogether. In order for a team to function successfully, the team leader must also motivate the team to "use their knowledge and skills to achieve the shared goals." When a team leader motivates a team, group members can function in a goal oriented manner. A "team leader" is also someone who has the capability to drive performance within a group of people. Team leaders utilize their expertise, their peers, influence, and/or creativeness to formulate an effective team. Scouller (2011) defined the purpose of a leader (including a team leader) as follows: "The purpose of a leader is to make sure there is leadership … to ensure that all four dimensions of leadership are [being addressed].” The four dimensions being: (1) a shared, motivating team purpose or vision or goal (2) action, progress and results (3) collective unity or team spirit (4) attention to individuals. Leaders also contribute by leading through example. Aligned with listening skills, team leaders are responsible for developing intervention techniques to improve overall team production. Shuffler (2011) claims that specific teams have interventions distinctly particular to their own team. Also, team building is most effective for solving specific team breakdowns, whereas team training is most effective for providing the knowledge and skills needed for teamwork.

Purposeful Leaders. People are happier and more productive when their leaders show strong morals, a clear vision and commitment to stakeholders.

Opinion Leadership is leadership by an active media user who interprets the meaning of media messages or content for lower-end media users. Typically the opinion leader is held in high esteem by those who accept their opinions. The two-step flow of communication model says that most people form their opinions under the influence of opinion leaders, who in turn are influenced by the mass media. Shills.

Leadership Styles is a leader's style of providing direction, implementing plans, and motivating people.

Responsible - Accountable - Incorruptible

Collaborator - Planning - Managing

“Great leaders drive change by inspiring a shared vision and empowering others to willingly travel the journey with them.” – Dr. Davies

Books about Leadership - Inspirational Books

Spiritual Leaders - Life Skills - Goal Oriented

Leader effectiveness may depend on emotional expression. When they don’t express negative emotions, women are seen as more effective leaders than men. Women leaders must often battle sexist stereotypes that label them 'too emotional' for effective leadership. A surprising new study shows that when they express calm, happy emotions, however, women are perceived as more effective leaders than men. The effect is most pronounced for leaders in top positions in an organization.

To be leader, you have to take on certain responsibilities depending on the leadership role. Certain positions of authority have unique responsibilities, rules and regulations. You have to understand the responsibilities of your job, and you have to understand the responsibilities you have for other people. You can be given a leadership role, but can you also lead yourself? All people need to be supervised and directed, but who's supervising you? And who's directing you? How do you accurately measure the processes and actions that you take in a leadership role. Input output needs to be base on facts and not fiction.

Beliefs - Will Power

To be a good leader you don't need to be abusive, disrespectful or insensitive, and there is no need to be an asshole or a scumbag in order to get your point across. But you do need to be tuff, strong, energetic and be able to motivate people, coach people and guide people. And some methods work better than others. Everyone is a little different, every perspective can be a little different, every situation can be different, and things are relative. Some jobs are very demanding and stressful, and having a position of authority can also be stressful and demanding, which could cause a person to snap and lose control at certain times, especially when they are over worked. But if you are not effected by emotions, then you can focus more on the message. You want to stick to the plan but you also need to make compromises when things change. Some people can be difficult, so you need to adapt because not everyone can be treated the same way.

Why does Power Corrupt? - Blind Followers - Toxic Leadership

Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition achieve each of its chartered mission objectives exploring the Louisiana Purchase. With the expedition, between 1804 and 1806, she traveled thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean, established cultural contacts with Native American populations, and researched natural history.

Global Leader - Global Leadership - Global Leadership - Leadership Learning

Global Leadership Programs - African Leadership Academy

What is Global Leadership?: 10 Key Behaviors that Define Great Global Leaders (amazon)

Leadership Resources (PDF)

Instructional Materials Development

Morals and Ethics of Leadership

Coaching Workplace Learning, Employee Productivity, Leadership and Team Effectiveness


Meme (activism) - Inspiration Quotes

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."  (Peter F. Drucker, American Management Guru)

"Lead, don't mislead."

"Leadership is a failure when a leader is ignorant. A good leader has to be an educator. So educate yourself and then educate others, then you will be a true leader."

"When seeking improvements, you're a lot more effective as an educator than you are a dictator."

"Making people believe that you have no power can be powerful, because no one ever expects the powerless."

"True leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." j.sakiya sandifer

"I can lead you, but only when that responsibility of leadership is shared with everyone who follows."

A leader is not just a position, it's sometimes a point of reference.

Leading people through the gates of hell is not leading, you are only misleading. Good leadership is measured by how well you inform your followers so that they are totally aware that they are also responsible for the success of the desired goals, and that the followers must fully understand the implications of these goals. So one of these responsibilities is making sure that you have a good plan and not just a good leader. You can't be dependent on leadership, it's just illogical for a human to be dependent on anything. So what's more important, Leadership or Education? This is not to say that leadership is not important or that leadership is not effective, because It got us this far. But being dependent on leaders is not sustainable. Leadership is a sign of weakness and ignorance, which are two things you can't have if you plan to survive and thrive as a species. So as a leader, if you are not taking the necessary steps to rid your organization of ignorance and dependency, you are just ignoring the fact that failure and decay are imminent. Then most likely you are not a leader, you are most likely to be a very ignorant criminal and a liar.

"In order to be a leader you have to be a teacher, in order to be a teacher you have to be a student, in order to be a student you have to continually educate yourself, in order to continually educate yourself you have to know how to learn, what to learn, where to learn, when to learn and know why you need to learn?"

If you're a leader, then you are also a citizen. If you're a teacher, then you are also a student. If you are a doctor, then you are also a patient. You can't be who you are if you separate yourself from what you are. So, who are you really serving?

Managers who demonstrate ethical leadership through two-way communication, positive reinforcement and emotional support empowers employees to allow them to respond positively to negative situations.

Leadership Qualities: Good communication skills, empathy, passion, humbleness, the ability to quickly assess damage, transparency, trustworthiness, being direct, asking for feedback, having a strategic plan for change, following through.

You Are a Leader When...
1. You have an open mind and seek out other people's opinions. If people are drawn to you because you are open to others people's opinions.
2. You offer advice and counsel. If you find yourself advising your colleagues, and your friends are asking you to counsel them--if people seem to seek out and value what you say--then your empathy is strong and your perspective has real-world usefulness to those around you. If you often help those around you navigate their rough patches.
3. People count on you. If people rely on you, it follows that they trust you to follow through and deliver on your promises. If you hold yourself accountable and demonstrate the kind of day-in, day-out responsibility that leads others to trust you.
4. You're a good listener and people confide in you. Being able to listen to others, having people speak to you frankly without worrying about who you'll tell or how you might use that knowledge against them, are signs of strong leadership--not to mention of being a nice person. If you understand that listening is more important than speaking, and if people know they can confide in you.
5. Others follow your example. The most powerful form of leadership isn't persuasion or argument or force, but example. Whether times are good or bad, people notice who's present, who's effective, who's working hard without distraction. When that person is you, others naturally follow you--and you are a leader.
6. You insist on excellence. As Aristotle said, we are what we repeatedly do, and therefore excellence is not an act but a habit. When you are in the habit of standing up for excellence and you hold yourself and those around you responsible for quality, you are telling others that you act rather than talk, show rather than say, deliver rather than promise. If you are not making excuses or blaming others but holding up the standard of excellence and quality.
7. You have a positive attitude. Positive, optimistic people make people around them happy. A positive outlook doesn't blind you to problems or issues but allows you to seek out something good in almost every situation and to know that eventually things will be all right. It's the kind of spirit that keeps people motivated and spreads optimism, and it means you are a leader.
8. You treat people with respect. Knowledge may give you power, being smart may give you an advantage, but when you give respect you will always receive respect in return. If you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect them for who they are, it's likely that they hold you in high esteem and that you are a leader.
9. You genuinely care about others. If you spend time supporting, guiding and sharing your knowledge with those around you, giving them the opportunity to achieve success, and if you care about their well-being and do all you can to help them attain their own success.
10. You are confident and passionate. Most people are always watching each other, looking for cues about how to behave. Being confident means moving with assurance, being passionate about what you believe and refusing to let anything get in your way. If you work consistently toward a cause with vision and confidence, you are a leader.

Why do so many ignorant and corrupt people become leaders and politicians? Because they are the easiest to control and to manipulate, especially when you are a rich and powerful person. It's like raising a pet dog. Don't blame it on power. Blame it on ignorance that comes from a low quality education, which all the world has at the moment.

How do you convince someone to have more faith in you? People have faith in only certain people. People have faith in certain leaders, but not other people who could benefit them more. They don't look to you for advice, but they would listen to advice from strangers. The ways that people choose where they get their information from is not even good reasoning. People listen more to the TV then they listen to people with extensive knowledge. People believe that a person with a degree, or a license, or a diploma are more trust worthy and more knowledgeable, this is a false assumption, and a very dangerous one. But the opposite is also true, not listening to a professional can also be dangerous. People need to focus on the information and learn how to decipher information without any biased influences, favoritism or prejudice. Don't Judge the messenger, judge only the message.

Why do People Blindly Submit? (extremism, cults) - Conformity - Blind Leading the Blind

Nerva-Antonine Dynasty was a dynasty of seven Roman Emperors who ruled over the Roman Empire from AD 96 to 192. These Emperors are Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Lucius Verus, Marcus Aurelius, and Commodus. The first five of them (excluding Lucius Verus) are commonly known as the "Five Good Emperors". The first five of the six successions within this dynasty were notable in that the reigning Emperor adopted the candidate of his choice to be his successor. Under Roman law, an adoption established a bond legally as strong as that of kinship. Because of this, all but the first and last of the Nerva–Antonine emperors are called Adoptive Emperors. The importance of official adoption in Roman society has often been considered as a conscious repudiation of the principle of dynastic inheritance and has been deemed one of the factors of the period's prosperity. However, this was not a new practice. It was common for patrician families to adopt, and Roman emperors had adopted heirs in the past: the Emperor Augustus had adopted Tiberius and the Emperor Claudius had adopted Nero. Julius Caesar, dictator perpetuo and considered to be instrumental in the transition from Republic to Empire, adopted Gaius Octavius, who would become Augustus, Rome's first emperor. Moreover, there was a family connection as Trajan adopted his first cousin once removed and great-nephew by marriage Hadrian, and Hadrian made his half-nephew by marriage and heir Antoninus Pius adopt both Hadrian's second cousin three times removed and half-great-nephew by marriage Marcus Aurelius, also Antoninus' nephew by marriage, and the son of his original planned successor, Lucius Verus. The naming by Marcus Aurelius of his son Commodus was considered to be an unfortunate choice and the beginning of the Empire's decline. With Commodus' murder in 192, the Nerva–Antonine dynasty came to an end; it was followed by a period of turbulence known as the Year of the Five Emperors.

Humble leaders can help make groups more effective. Study of teachers links leadership to psychological empowerment. Leaders of teacher groups who were thought of as humble helped improve professionalism and collaboration among team members, new research has shown.

I wouldn't want to be labeled as a Leader, mostly because that word has been tainted and abused. I would rather have the label of Co-Citizen Manager, a person who is a member of a highly skilled team that keeps all the citizens informed about the state of the country and the state of the world. Co-Citizen Managers would present all the facts of the world based on evidence and research, using videos, text, graphs and charts. so that people can easily understand the information presented. Then the citizens will act accordingly and make the necessary changes that would keep the quality of life at the highest level possible, without waste and abuse, so that it can sustain it-self in a way that it would not steal from future generations ability to survive. We are better off making decisions and choices together. Because we know what happens when a small group of people make decisions and choices behind the backs of their citizens, death and suffering. So if we work together we will rise together, and if we fail, then it will not be from us not trying, it would be fate, and not caused by a small group of individuals pretending that they know better then the collective wisdom of every person an the planet. Commoner.

You have to be a teacher, a leader and a student all at the same time, if not, then you will never be effective in using any of those skills, or will you be able to understand your full potential.

Teaching students how to be a great teacher and how to be a great leader is extremely important since these are the two things this world is extremely short of. Having these two skills can be applied to almost every line of work in our society. Even if a student chooses another field of study or career, knowing how to be a great teacher, a great leader and a great student will definitely benefit anyone no matter what they choose to be in their life.

You just can't be a follower, you must be a leader, and lead by example.

When inspiration turns into action of the most monumental kind. Learning about Activism, Social Movements, Protesting and Revolutions. Action Physics.

Ruler Titles - Leader Types

Title is an official position or a professional or academic qualification. Labels.

Ruler is a person who rules, leads or commands. Hierarchy.

Queen is a female sovereign ruler, sometimes the wife or widow of a king.

King is a male sovereign ruler of a kingdom that holds a preeminent position and is very wealthy or powerful.

Throne is a chair for a monarch, bishop or other leader or ruler of a state to sit on. A throne symbolizes the position and power of an exalted person who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions.

Supreme Leader typically refers to the person among a number of leaders of a state, organization or other such group who has been given or is able to exercise the most – or complete – authority over it. In a religion, this role is usually satisfied by a person deemed to be the representative or manifestation of a god or gods on Earth. In politics, a supreme leader usually has a cult of personality associated with them.

Royal is relating to or indicative of or issued or performed by a king or queen or other monarch. Established or chartered or authorized by royalty. Belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler. Invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown.

Nobility is a privileged class holding hereditary titles. The state of being of noble birth. The quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct. Diplomats

Viceroy a ruler exercising authority in a colony on behalf of a sovereign. An official who runs a polity in the name of and as the representative of the monarch of the territory.

Patrician is characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy and befitting a person of noble origin. A person of refined upbringing and manners. A member of the aristocracy.

Aristocracy is a privileged class holding hereditary titles. The most powerful members of a society. Aristocrat is a member of the aristocracy.

Order of Chivalry is an order of knights typically founded during or inspired by the original Catholic military orders of the Crusades (circa 1099–1291), paired with medieval concepts of ideals of chivalry. order of chivalry is also known as order of knighthood, chivalric order, or equestrian order.

Knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a head of state, including the pope or representative for service to the monarch, the church or the country, especially in a military capacity.

Honorary Title or title of honor is a title bestowed upon individuals or organizations as an award in recognition of their merits. Sometimes the title bears the same or nearly the same name as a title of authority, but the person bestowed does not have to carry out any duties, except for ceremonial ones.

Hereditary Title are positions of nobility given to family members. Titles that are bound to remain in particular families.

Majestic is having or displaying great dignity or nobility.

Regal is belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler. Supreme is greatest in status or authority or power.

Imperial is relating to or associated with an empire. Befitting or belonging to an emperor or empress. Belonging to or befitting a
supreme ruler.

Kingdom is a country with a king as head of state or a domain ruled by a king or a queen. A domain in which something is dominant.

Empire is the domain ruled by an emperor or empress. The region over which imperial dominion is exercised. A group of countries under a single authority. A monarchy with an emperor as head of state. A group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization. Conglomerate is a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization.

Emperor is the male ruler of an empire.

Dictator is a ruler who wields absolute power. A state ruled by a dictator is called a dictatorship.

Czar is a person having great power. An official given powers to regulate or oversee a specific policy area. A male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917).

Autocrat is a cruel and oppressive dictator marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior. Expecting unquestioning obedience.

Monarch is the sovereign head of state in a monarchy, usually by hereditary right. Coronation is the ceremony of installing a new monarch.

Religious Leaders

Pharaoh is the common title now used for the monarchs of ancient Egypt from the First Dynasty (c. 3150 BCE).

Matriarch is a female head of a family or tribe.

President is the leader of a country or a division or part of a country, typically a republic, a democracy, or a dictatorship. The title "president" is sometimes used by extension for leaders of other groups, including corporate entities and social groups. Government Heads.

Head of State or chief of state is the public persona who officially embodies a state in its unity and legitimacy. Depending on the country's form of government and separation of powers, the head of state may be a ceremonial figurehead (such as the British Monarch) or concurrently the head of government and more (such as the president of the United States, who is also commander-in-chief of the US Armed Forces).

Politician - Types of Political Systems - Government Departments

Governor is a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state. The power of the individual governor can vary dramatically between political systems, with some governors having only nominal or largely ceremonial power, with others having complete control over the entire government. governor may be either appointed or elected.

Esquire is a non-royally awarded title. Historically it was a title of respect accorded to men of higher social rank, particularly members of the landed gentry above the rank of gentleman and below the rank of knight.

Proctor is a persons who takes charge of, or acts for, another. The word "proctor" is frequently used to describe someone who oversees an examination or dormitory.

Patriarch was a man who exercised autocratic authority as a pater familias over an extended family. The system of such rule of families by senior males is termed patriarchy. Gender Discrimination.

General is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines. General Officers in the United States (wiki).

Commander is someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others. An officer in command of a military unit.

Chief is a person who is in charge. The head of a tribe or clan. A person who exercises control over workers. The head of a tribe or clan. The most important element.

Chief Operating Officers are people who are in charge of operations.

Command Hierarchy (structure)

Director is a person who is in charge of an activity, department, or organization. A member of the board of people that manages or oversees the affairs of a business. a person who supervises the actors, camera crew, and other staff for a movie, play, television program, or similar production.

Chef (leader of a kitchen) - Coaching

Chancellor is a title of various official positions in the governments of many nations. The head of the government, A person with duties related to justice, A person in charge of financial and economic issues, The head of a university.

Prime Minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system.

Corporate Titles (Executive) - Why does Power Corrupt?

Commissioner is a person appointed to a role on or by a commission. A member of a commission or an individual who has been given a commission or an official charge or authority to do something.

Thought Leader is someone who shares insight and consistently answers the biggest questions that are on the minds of a particular audience on a particular topic.

Freedom of Thought - Spiritual Leader - Leadership - Leader Types

Visionary is having great ambition, imagination or foresight when thinking about the future. A person with unusual powers of foresight. Idealist.

Opinion Leadership is a type of leadership by an active media user who interprets the meaning of media messages or content for lower-end media users. Opinion leaders play an important role in information flow, because we tend to seek advice from others in the social environment. Information from the mass media does not directly flow to the target audiences, but through a mediation process, in which influential people digest the information and spread it to the public. Opinion leaders have certain characteristics that make them influential in the decision-making process and the behavior of the public. Through knowledge sharing, opinion leaders may help others do jobs better, facilitate personal development and improve personal recognition.

Futures Studies is about exploring how people will live and work in the future and the importance of systematically exploring alternatives. Future studies seeks to understand what is likely to continue and what could plausibly change, thus seeks a systematic and pattern-based understanding of past and present, and to explore the possibility of future events and trends. Knowledge Preservation.

Technology Roadmap is a flexible planning technique to support strategic and long-range planning, by matching short-term and long-term goals with specific technology solutions.

Leader of the Free World is a person who actively promotes democracy and human rights as the necessary standards for acquiring and sustaining world peace and prosperity. Though the phrase free world can be abused by dishonest people of authority who use it to manipulate the truth, this phrase should always be defined by its true nature, and not be defined by the people who misuse it for deceptive purposes. Thought Leader.

It's lonely at the top. When you take the lead, when you forge ahead, when you're on a reconnaissance mission, when you go it alone, when you venture out by yourself, when you decide to break from the pack, when you take it upon yourself, and when you have to do something yourself, these steps could eventually isolate you from the rest of society, especially when you make sacrifices and lose touch with friends and family. But you have to make decisions on your own. Even if you have advisors or people giving you advice, you are the one who has to decide. There is no one there to share the blame with when something goes wrong, and there is no one there to be held responsible if something goes wrong, except for you. But in reality, you are never alone. There will always be your fans, there will always be your followers, there will always be a God, and there will always be an unseen force, a purpose, and a reason. The feeling of loneliness only happens when you forget that you are not alone, or when you forget how incredibly important you are. It's OK to miss your friends and family, but it's not OK to miss your chance, or to miss your opportunity. Someone has to take the lead, like the millions of ancestors did before you. It's your turn now. They took the lead for you, now you take the lead for them. This is not to say that there's no going back, but why would you go back when you can go forward? You can go backward, you can go around, you can pause, and you can start over, but you can never sacrifice your mission, because you can never stop when everyone is counting on you, even when there no one is there to cheer you on, you have to go.

Great Speeches - Videos of Leadership

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (youtube)

Darling! The Pieter Dirk Uys Story (youtube)

Alberto Cairo: There are no Scraps of Men (youtube) 

A Senior Monitor Jake Bailey just found out he has cancer, he gave an incredible speech to his class at the 2015 Christchurch Boys' High School Prize Giving (youtube)

The Girl who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes (youtube) - Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio Summit 1992 (youtube)

12-Year Old Child Reveals One of the Best Kept Secrets in the World exposes the immorality of the global banking system and why sound money is essential to freedom and stopping the spread of misery on this planet.

Famous Rants - Famous Speeches - Commencement Speeches - Public Speaking

Charlie Chaplin speech in the 1940 movie The Great Dictator. - I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone - if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men - cries out for universal brotherhood - for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women, and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you - enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then - in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite! Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah. The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world - a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed and their brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow - into the light of hope, into the future, the glorious future that belongs to you, to me, and to all of us. Look up, Hannah... look up!"

The Great Dictator was a 1940 American political satire comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, funded and scored by, and starring British comedian Charlie Chaplin, Chaplin's half-brother Sydney directed and starred in a 1921 film called King, Queen, Joker in which, like Chaplin, he played the dual role of a barber and ruler of a country which is about to be overthrown. More than twenty years later. Release date October 15, 1940 (New York) March 7, 1941 (London).124 minutes. Budget was 2 million (US$36,023,923 in 2018 dollars). Took in at the box office $5 million (US$89,418,052 in 2018 dollar). The Great Dictator was Chaplin’s first speaking film after doing over 80 silent films. Chaplin and Hitler were born within a week of one another. Chaplin was Born on April 16, 1889, in Walworth, London, United Kingdom. He Died December 25, 1977, in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (Speech on Jan. 17, 1961) - Racket of War.

JFK Inaugural Address (youtube) January 20, 1961 - Secrecy - Camelot is an arthurian legend. The capital (castle and court) of King Arthur's kingdom; according to the legend, truth and goodness and beauty reigned there. Arthurian legend is the legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot. King Arthur is a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries AD.

President John F. Kennedy - American University, Washington, D.C. - June 10, 1963.....President Anderson, members of the faculty, board of trustees, distinguished guests, my old colleague, Senator Bob Byrd, who has earned his degree through many years of attending night law school, while I am earning mine in the next 30 minutes, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: It is with great pride that I participate in this ceremony of the American University, sponsored by the Methodist Church, founded by Bishop John Fletcher Hurst, and first opened by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. This is a young and growing university, but it has already fulfilled Bishop Hurst's enlightened hope for the study of history and public affairs in a city devoted to the making of history and the conduct of the public's business. By sponsoring this institution of higher learning for all who wish to learn, whatever their color or their creed, the Methodists of this area and the Nation deserve the Nation's thanks, and I commend all those who are today graduating. Professor Woodrow Wilson once said that every man sent out from a university should be a man of his nation as well as a man of his time, and I am confident that the men and women who carry the honor of graduating from this institution will continue to give from their lives, from their talents, a high measure of public service and public support. "There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university," wrote John Masefield in his tribute to English universities--and his words are equally true today. He did not refer to spires and towers, to campus greens and ivied walls. He admired the splendid beauty of the university, he said, because it was "a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see." I have, therefore, chosen this time and this place to discuss a topic on which ignorance too often abounds and the truth is too rarely perceived--yet it is the most important topic on earth: world peace. What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children--not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women--not merely peace in our time but peace for all time. I speak of peace because of the new face of war. Total war makes no sense in an age when great powers can maintain large and relatively invulnerable nuclear forces and refuse to surrender without resort to those forces. It makes no sense in an age when a single nuclear weapon contains almost ten times the explosive force delivered by all the allied air forces in the Second World War. It makes no sense in an age when the deadly poisons produced by a nuclear exchange would be carried by wind and water and soil and seed to the far corners of the globe and to generations yet unborn. Today the expenditure of billions of dollars every year on weapons acquired for the purpose of making sure we never need to use them is essential to keeping the peace. But surely the acquisition of such idle stockpiles--which can only destroy and never create--is not the only, much less the most efficient, means of assuring peace. I speak of peace, therefore, as the necessary rational end of rational men. I realize that the pursuit of peace is not as dramatic as the pursuit of war--and frequently the words of the pursuer fall on deaf ears. But we have no more urgent task. Some say that it is useless to speak of world peace or world law or world disarmament--and that it will be useless until the leaders of the Soviet Union adopt a more enlightened attitude. I hope they do. I believe we can help them do it. But I also believe that we must reexamine our own attitude--as individuals and as a Nation--for our attitude is as essential as theirs. And every graduate of this school, every thoughtful citizen who despairs of war and wishes to bring peace, should begin by looking inward--by examining his own attitude toward the possibilities of peace, toward the Soviet Union, toward the course of the cold war and toward freedom and peace here at home. First: Let us examine our attitude toward peace itself. Too many of us think it is impossible. Too many think it unreal. But that is a dangerous, defeatist belief. It leads to the conclusion that war is inevitable--that mankind is doomed--that we are gripped by forces we cannot control. We need not accept that view. Our problems are manmade--therefore, they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. Man's reason and spirit have often solved the seemingly unsolvable--and we believe they can do it again. I am not referring to the absolute, infinite concept of peace and good will of which some fantasies and fanatics dream. I do not deny the value of hopes and dreams but we merely invite discouragement and incredulity by making that our only and immediate goal. Let us focus instead on a more practical, more attainable peace-- based not on a sudden revolution in human nature but on a gradual evolution in human institutions--on a series of concrete actions and effective agreements which are in the interest of all concerned. There is no single, simple key to this peace--no grand or magic formula to be adopted by one or two powers. Genuine peace must be the product of many nations, the sum of many acts. It must be dynamic, not static, changing to meet the challenge of each new generation. For peace is a process--a way of solving problems. With such a peace, there will still be quarrels and conflicting interests, as there are within families and nations. World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor--it requires only that they live together in mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement. And history teaches us that enmities between nations, as between individuals, do not last forever. However fixed our likes and dislikes may seem, the tide of time and events will often bring surprising changes in the relations between nations and neighbors. So let us persevere. Peace need not be impracticable, and war need not be inevitable. By defining our goal more clearly, by making it seem more manageable and less remote, we can help all peoples to see it, to draw hope from it, and to move irresistibly toward it. Second: Let us reexamine our attitude toward the Soviet Union. It is discouraging to think that their leaders may actually believe what their propagandists write. It is discouraging to read a recent authoritative Soviet text on Military Strategy and find, on page after page, wholly baseless and incredible claims--such as the allegation that "American imperialist circles are preparing to unleash different types of wars . . . that there is a very real threat of a preventive war being unleashed by American imperialists against the Soviet Union . . . [and that] the political aims of the American imperialists are to enslave economically and politically the European and other capitalist countries . . . [and] to achieve world domination . . . by means of aggressive wars." Truly, as it was written long ago: "The wicked flee when no man pursueth." Yet it is sad to read these Soviet statements--to realize the extent of the gulf between us. But it is also a warning--a warning to the American people not to fall into the same trap as the Soviets, not to see only a distorted and desperate view of the other side, not to see conflict as inevitable, accommodation as impossible, and communication as nothing more than an exchange of threats. No government or social system is so evil that its people must be considered as lacking in virtue. As Americans, we find communism profoundly repugnant as a negation of personal freedom and dignity. But we can still hail the Russian people for their many achievements--in science and space, in economic and industrial growth, in culture and in acts of courage. Among the many traits the peoples of our two countries have in common, none is stronger than our mutual abhorrence of war. Almost unique among the major world powers, we have never been at war with each other. And no nation in the history of battle ever suffered more than the Soviet Union suffered in the course of the Second World War. At least 20 million lost their lives. Countless millions of homes and farms were burned or sacked. A third of the nation's territory, including nearly two thirds of its industrial base, was turned into a wasteland--a loss equivalent to the devastation of this country east of Chicago. Today, should total war ever break out again--no matter how--our two countries would become the primary targets. It is an ironic but accurate fact that the two strongest powers are the two in the most danger of devastation. All we have built, all we have worked for, would be destroyed in the first 24 hours. And even in the cold war, which brings burdens and dangers to so many nations, including this Nation's closest allies--our two countries bear the heaviest burdens. For we are both devoting massive sums of money to weapons that could be better devoted to combating ignorance, poverty, and disease. We are both caught up in a vicious and dangerous cycle in which suspicion on one side breeds suspicion on the other, and new weapons beget counterweapons. In short, both the United States and its allies, and the Soviet Union and its allies, have a mutually deep interest in a just and genuine peace and in halting the arms race. Agreements to this end are in the interests of the Soviet Union as well as ours--and even the most hostile nations can be relied upon to accept and keep those treaty obligations, and only those treaty obligations, which are in their own interest. So, let us not be blind to our differences--but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal. Third: Let us reexamine our attitude toward the cold war, remembering that we are not engaged in a debate, seeking to pile up debating points. We are not here distributing blame or pointing the finger of judgment. We must deal with the world as it is, and not as it might have been had the history of the last 18 years been different. We must, therefore, persevere in the search for peace in the hope that constructive changes within the Communist bloc might bring within reach solutions which now seem beyond us. We must conduct our affairs in such a way that it becomes in the Communists' interest to agree on a genuine peace. Above all, while defending our own vital interests, nuclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war. To adopt that kind of course in the nuclear age would be evidence only of the bankruptcy of our policy--or of a collective death-wish for the world. To secure these ends, America's weapons are nonprovocative, carefully controlled, designed to deter, and capable of selective use. Our military forces are committed to peace and disciplined in self- restraint. Our diplomats are instructed to avoid unnecessary irritants and purely rhetorical hostility. For we can seek a relaxation of tension without relaxing our guard. And, for our part, we do not need to use threats to prove that we are resolute. We do not need to jam foreign broadcasts out of fear our faith will be eroded. We are unwilling to impose our system on any unwilling people--but we are willing and able to engage in peaceful competition with any people on earth. Meanwhile, we seek to strengthen the United Nations, to help solve its financial problems, to make it a more effective instrument for peace, to develop it into a genuine world security system--a system capable of resolving disputes on the basis of law, of insuring the security of the large and the small, and of creating conditions under which arms can finally be abolished. At the same time we seek to keep peace inside the non-Communist world, where many nations, all of them our friends, are divided over issues which weaken Western unity, which invite Communist intervention or which threaten to erupt into war. Our efforts in West New Guinea, in the Congo, in the Middle East, and in the Indian subcontinent, have been persistent and patient despite criticism from both sides. We have also tried to set an example for others--by seeking to adjust small but significant differences with our own closest neighbors in Mexico and in Canada. Speaking of other nations, I wish to make one point clear. We are bound to many nations by alliances. Those alliances exist because our concern and theirs substantially overlap. Our commitment to defend Western Europe and West Berlin, for example, stands undiminished because of the identity of our vital interests. The United States will make no deal with the Soviet Union at the expense of other nations and other peoples, not merely because they are our partners, but also because their interests and ours converge. Our interests converge, however, not only in defending the frontiers of freedom, but in pursuing the paths of peace. It is our hope-- and the purpose of allied policies--to convince the Soviet Union that she, too, should let each nation choose its own future, so long as that choice does not interfere with the choices of others. The Communist drive to impose their political and economic system on others is the primary cause of world tension today. For there can be no doubt that, if all nations could refrain from interfering in the self-determination of others, the peace would be much more assured. This will require a new effort to achieve world law--a new context for world discussions. It will require increased understanding between the Soviets and ourselves. And increased understanding will require increased contact and communication. One step in this direction is the proposed arrangement for a direct line between Moscow and Washington, to avoid on each side the dangerous delays, misunderstandings, and misreadings of the other's actions which might occur at a time of crisis. We have also been talking in Geneva about the other first-step measures of arms control designed to limit the intensity of the arms race and to reduce the risks of accidental war. Our primary long range interest in Geneva, however, is general and complete disarmament-- designed to take place by stages, permitting parallel political developments to build the new institutions of peace which would take the place of arms. The pursuit of disarmament has been an effort of this Government since the 1920's. It has been urgently sought by the past three administrations. And however dim the prospects may be today, we intend to continue this effort--to continue it in order that all countries, including our own, can better grasp what the problems and possibilities of disarmament are. The one major area of these negotiations where the end is in sight, yet where a fresh start is badly needed, is in a treaty to outlaw nuclear tests. The conclusion of such a treaty, so near and yet so far, would check the spiraling arms race in one of its most dangerous areas. It would place the nuclear powers in a position to deal more effectively with one of the greatest hazards which man faces in 1963, the further spread of nuclear arms. It would increase our security--it would decrease the prospects of war. Surely this goal is sufficiently important to require our steady pursuit, yielding neither to the temptation to give up the whole effort nor the temptation to give up our insistence on vital and responsible safeguards. I am taking this opportunity, therefore, to announce two important decisions in this regard. First: Chairman Khrushchev, Prime Minister Macmillan, and I have agreed that high-level discussions will shortly begin in Moscow looking toward early agreement on a comprehensive test ban treaty. Our hopes must be tempered with the caution of history--but with our hopes go the hopes of all mankind. Second: To make clear our good faith and solemn convictions on the matter, I now declare that the United States does not propose to conduct nuclear tests in the atmosphere so long as other states do not do so. We will not be the first to resume. Such a declaration is no substitute for a formal binding treaty, but I hope it will help us achieve one. Nor would such a treaty be a substitute for disarmament, but I hope it will help us achieve it. Finally, my fellow Americans, let us examine our attitude toward peace and freedom here at home. The quality and spirit of our own society must justify and support our efforts abroad. We must show it in the dedication of our own lives--as many of you who are graduating today will have a unique opportunity to do, by serving without pay in the Peace Corps abroad or in the proposed National Service Corps here at home. But wherever we are, we must all, in our daily lives, live up to the age-old faith that peace and freedom walk together. In too many of our cities today, the peace is not secure because the freedom is incomplete. It is the responsibility of the executive branch at all levels of government--local, State, and National--to provide and protect that freedom for all of our citizens by all means within their authority. It is the responsibility of the legislative branch at all levels, wherever that authority is not now adequate, to make it adequate. And it is the responsibility of all citizens in all sections of this country to respect the rights of all others and to respect the law of the land. All this is not unrelated to world peace. "When a man's ways please the Lord," the Scriptures tell us, "he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him." And is not peace, in the last analysis, basically a matter of human rights--the right to live out our lives without fear of devastation--the right to breathe air as nature provided it--the right of future generations to a healthy existence? While we proceed to safeguard our national interests, let us also safeguard human interests. And the elimination of war and arms is clearly in the interest of both. No treaty, however much it may be to the advantage of all, however tightly it may be worded, can provide absolute security against the risks of deception and evasion. But it can--if it is sufficiently effective in its enforcement and if it is sufficiently in the interests of its signers--offer far more security and far fewer risks than an unabated, uncontrolled, unpredictable arms race. The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war. We do not want a war. We do not now expect a war. This generation of Americans has already had enough--more than enough--of war and hate and oppression. We shall be prepared if others wish it. We shall be alert to try to stop it. But we shall also do our part to build a world of peace where the weak are safe and the strong are just. We are not helpless before that task or hopeless of its success. Confident and unafraid, we labor on--not toward a strategy of annihilation but toward a strategy of peace. Secrecy Speech.

Martin Luther King Jr."I Have A Dream" - August 28, 1963 (Full Speech, youtube) - MLK Speeches (NPR).

His Holiness Pope Francis: Why the only future worth building includes everyone (video and interactive text - Filmed Apr 2017, 17:52) - Good evening – or, good morning, I am not sure what time it is there. Regardless of the hour, I am thrilled to be participating in your conference. I very much like its title – "The Future You" – because, while looking at tomorrow, it invites us to open a dialogue today, to look at the future through a "you." "The Future You:" the future is made of yous, it is made of encounters, because life flows through our relations with others. Quite a few years of life have strengthened my conviction that each and everyone's existence is deeply tied to that of others: life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions. As I meet, or lend an ear to those who are sick, to the migrants who face terrible hardships in search of a brighter future, to prison inmates who carry a hell of pain inside their hearts, and to those, many of them young, who cannot find a job, I often find myself wondering: "Why them and not me?" I, myself, was born in a family of migrants; my father, my grandparents, like many other Italians, left for Argentina and met the fate of those who are left with nothing. I could have very well ended up among today's "discarded" people. And that's why I always ask myself, deep in my heart: "Why them and not me?" First and foremost, I would love it if this meeting could help to remind us that we all need each other, none of us is an island, an autonomous and independent "I," separated from the other, and we can only build the future by standing together, including everyone. We don’t think about it often, but everything is connected, and we need to restore our connections to a healthy state. Even the harsh judgment I hold in my heart against my brother or my sister, the open wound that was never cured, the offense that was never forgiven, the rancor that is only going to hurt me, are all instances of a fight that I carry within me, a flare deep in my heart that needs to be extinguished before it goes up in flames, leaving only ashes behind. Many of us, nowadays, seem to believe that a happy future is something impossible to achieve. While such concerns must be taken very seriously, they are not invincible. They can be overcome when we don't lock our door to the outside world. Happiness can only be discovered as a gift of harmony between the whole and each single component. Even science – and you know it better than I do – points to an understanding of reality as a place where every element connects and interacts with everything else. And this brings me to my second message. How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion. How wonderful would it be, while we discover faraway planets, to rediscover the needs of the brothers and sisters orbiting around us. How wonderful would it be if solidarity, this beautiful and, at times, inconvenient word, were not simply reduced to social work, and became, instead, the default attitude in political, economic and scientific choices, as well as in the relationships among individuals, peoples and countries. Only by educating people to a true solidarity will we be able to overcome the "culture of waste," which doesn't concern only food and goods but, first and foremost, the people who are cast aside by our techno-economic systems which, without even realizing it, are now putting products at their core, instead of people. Solidarity is a term that many wish to erase from the dictionary. Solidarity, however, is not an automatic mechanism. It cannot be programmed or controlled. It is a free response born from the heart of each and everyone. Yes, a free response! When one realizes that life, even in the middle of so many contradictions, is a gift, that love is the source and the meaning of life, how can they withhold their urge to do good to another fellow being? In order to do good, we need memory, we need courage and we need creativity. And I know that TED gathers many creative minds. Yes, love does require a creative, concrete and ingenious attitude. Good intentions and conventional formulas, so often used to appease our conscience, are not enough. Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the other is not a statistic or a number. The other has a face. The "you" is always a real presence, a person to take care of. There is a parable Jesus told to help us understand the difference between those who'd rather not be bothered and those who take care of the other. I am sure you have heard it before. It is the Parable of the Good Samaritan. When Jesus was asked: "Who is my neighbor?" - namely, "Who should I take care of?" - he told this story, the story of a man who had been assaulted, robbed, beaten and abandoned along a dirt road. Upon seeing him, a priest and a Levite, two very influential people of the time, walked past him without stopping to help. After a while, a Samaritan, a very much despised ethnicity at the time, walked by. Seeing the injured man lying on the ground, he did not ignore him as if he weren't even there. Instead, he felt compassion for this man, which compelled him to act in a very concrete manner. He poured oil and wine on the wounds of the helpless man, brought him to a hostel and paid out of his pocket for him to be assisted. The story of the Good Samaritan is the story of today’s humanity. People's paths are riddled with suffering, as everything is centered around money, and things, instead of people. And often there is this habit, by people who call themselves "respectable," of not taking care of the others, thus leaving behind thousands of human beings, or entire populations, on the side of the road. Fortunately, there are also those who are creating a new world by taking care of the other, even out of their own pockets. Mother Teresa actually said: "One cannot love, unless it is at their own expense." We have so much to do, and we must do it together. But how can we do that with all the evil we breathe every day? Thank God, no system can nullify our desire to open up to the good, to compassion and to our capacity to react against evil, all of which stem from deep within our hearts. Now you might tell me, "Sure, these are beautiful words, but I am not the Good Samaritan, nor Mother Teresa of Calcutta." On the contrary: we are precious, each and every one of us. Each and every one of us is irreplaceable in the eyes of God. Through the darkness of today's conflicts, each and every one of us can become a bright candle, a reminder that light will overcome darkness, and never the other way around. To Christians, the future does have a name, and its name is Hope. Feeling hopeful does not mean to be optimistically naïve and ignore the tragedy humanity is facing. Hope is the virtue of a heart that doesn't lock itself into darkness, that doesn't dwell on the past, does not simply get by in the present, but is able to see a tomorrow. Hope is the door that opens onto the future. Hope is a humble, hidden seed of life that, with time, will develop into a large tree. It is like some invisible yeast that allows the whole dough to grow, that brings flavor to all aspects of life. And it can do so much, because a tiny flicker of light that feeds on hope is enough to shatter the shield of darkness. A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you. And then there will be another "you," and another "you," and it turns into an "us." And so, does hope begin when we have an "us?" No. Hope began with one "you." When there is an "us," there begins a revolution. The third message I would like to share today is, indeed, about revolution: the revolution of tenderness. And what is tenderness? It is the love that comes close and becomes real. It is a movement that starts from our heart and reaches the eyes, the ears and the hands. Tenderness means to use our eyes to see the other, our ears to hear the other, to listen to the children, the poor, those who are afraid of the future. To listen also to the silent cry of our common home, of our sick and polluted earth. Tenderness means to use our hands and our heart to comfort the other, to take care of those in need. Tenderness is the language of the young children, of those who need the other. A child’s love for mom and dad grows through their touch, their gaze, their voice, their tenderness. I like when I hear parents talk to their babies, adapting to the little child, sharing the same level of communication. This is tenderness: being on the same level as the other. God himself descended into Jesus to be on our level. This is the same path the Good Samaritan took. This is the path that Jesus himself took. He lowered himself, he lived his entire human existence practicing the real, concrete language of love. Yes, tenderness is the path of choice for the strongest, most courageous men and women. Tenderness is not weakness; it is fortitude. It is the path of solidarity, the path of humility. Please, allow me to say it loud and clear: the more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don’t, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin the other. There is a saying in Argentina: "Power is like drinking gin on an empty stomach." You feel dizzy, you get drunk, you lose your balance, and you will end up hurting yourself and those around you, if you don’t connect your power with humility and tenderness. Through humility and concrete love, on the other hand, power – the highest, the strongest one – becomes a service, a force for good. The future of humankind isn't exclusively in the hands of politicians, of great leaders, of big companies. Yes, they do hold an enormous responsibility. But the future is, most of all, in the hands of those people who recognize the other as a "you" and themselves as part of an "us." We all need each other. And so, please, think of me as well with tenderness, so that I can fulfill the task I have been given for the good of the other, of each and every one, of all of you, of all of us. Thank you. - Pope Francis (elected on 13 March 2013).

His Holiness Pope Francis Filmed in Vatican City First shown at TED Countdown Global Launch, October 2020. - Hello! We are living during a historic moment, marked by difficult challenges, as we all know. The world is shaken by the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which highlights another global challenge: the socio-environmental crisis. And this requires us, all of us, to face a choice. The choice between what matters, and what doesn’t. The choice between continuing to ignore the suffering of the poorest and to abuse our common home, our planet, or engaging at every level to transform the way we act. Science tells us, every day, with more precision, that urgent action is needed -- and I am not dramatizing, this is what science says -- if we are to keep the hope of avoiding radical and catastrophic climate change. And for this we must act now. This is a scientific fact. Our conscience tells us that we cannot remain indifferent to the suffering of those in need, to the growing economic inequalities and social injustices. And that the economy itself cannot be limited to production and distribution. It must also consider its impacts on both the environment and on the dignity of people. We could say that the economy should be creative in itself and in its methods, in the way it acts. Creativity. I would like to invite you to go on a journey together. A journey of transformation and of action. Made not so much of words, but rather of concrete and pressing actions. I am calling it a journey because it requires a shift, a change. From this crisis none of us must come out the same -- we cannot come out the same: from a crisis, we never come out the same -- and it will take time, and hard work, to overcome it. We will have to take it one step at a time; help the weak; persuade those in doubt; imagine new solutions; and commit to carry them out. Our goal is clear: to build, within the next decade, a world where we can meet the needs of the present generations, including everyone, without compromising the possibilities of future generations. I would like to invite all people of faith, Christian or not, and all people of good will, to embark on this journey, starting from your own faith, or if you do not have a faith, from your own intention, from your own goodwill. Each one of us, as individuals, or members of a group -- families, communities of faith, businesses, associations, institutions -- can make a substantial contribution. Five years ago I wrote the encyclical letter "Laudato Si’," dedicated to the care of our common home. It proposes the concept of "integral ecology," to respond together to the cry of the Earth, as well as to the cry of the poor. Integral ecology is an invitation to an integral vision on life, starting from the conviction that everything in the world is connected and that, as the pandemic made sure to remind us, we are interdependent on each other, as well as on our Mother Earth. From such a vision stems the need to find new ways of defining progress and measuring it, without limiting ourselves to the economic, technological, financial and gross-product aspects, but rather, giving central relevance to its ethical, social and educational dimensions. I would like to propose today three courses of action. As I wrote in "Laudato Si’," the change and the right orientation for our journey of integral ecology require first that we all take an educational step. So, my first suggestion is to promote, at every level, an education geared towards the care of our common home, developing the understanding that environmental problems are linked to human needs. We must understand this from the beginning: environmental problems are tied to human needs. An education based on scientific data and on an ethical approach. This is important: both of them. I am encouraged by the fact that many young people already show a new ecological and social awareness, and many of them fight generously for the defense of the environment and for justice. As a second proposal, we must focus on water and nutrition. Access to safe and drinkable water is an essential and universal human right. It is essential because it determines the survival of people and therefore is a condition for the exercise of all other rights and responsibilities. Providing adequate nutrition for all, through non-destructive farming methods, should become the main purpose of the entire cycle of food production and distribution. The third suggestion is about energy transition: a gradual replacement, but without delay, of fossil fuels with clean energy sources. We only have a few years. Scientists estimate approximately less than 30 -- we have a few years, less than 30 -- to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Not only must this transition be quick and capable of meeting present and future energy needs, it also must be attentive to the impact on the poor, on local populations, as well as on those who work in the energy production sectors. One way to encourage this change is to lead businesses towards the urgent need to commit themselves to the integral care of our common home, excluding from investments those companies that do not meet the parameters of integral ecology, while rewarding those that work concretely, during this transitional phase, to put, at the center of their activities, sustainability, social justice and the promotion of the common good. Many organizations, Catholic and of other faiths, have already taken on the responsibility to act in this direction. In fact, the Earth must be worked and nursed, cultivated and protected. We cannot continue to squeeze it like an orange. And we can say that this -- taking care of the Earth -- is a human right. These three proposals must be considered as part of a larger group of actions that we must carry out in an integrated way in order to find a lasting solution to these problems. The current economic system is unsustainable. We are faced with the moral imperative, and the practical urgency, to rethink many things: the way we produce; the way we consume; our culture of waste; our short-term vision; the exploitation of the poor and our indifference towards them; the growing inequalities and our dependence on harmful energy sources. We need to think about all these challenges. Integral ecology suggests a new conception of the relationship between us humans and Nature. This leads to a new economy, where the production of wealth is directed to the integral well-being of the human being and to the improvement -- not the destruction -- of our common home. It also implies a renewed politics, conceived as one of the highest forms of charity. Yes, love is interpersonal, but love is also political. It involves all peoples and it involves Nature. I invite therefore all of you to embark on this journey, that I proposed in "Laudato Si’" and also in my new encyclical "Fratelli Tutti." As the term Countdown suggests, we must act with urgency. Each one of us can play a valuable role, if we all begin our journey today -- not tomorrow -- today. Because the future is built today, and it is not built in isolation, but rather in community and in harmony.
Thank you.

Jimmy Carter's Full "Crisis of Confidence" Speech (July 15, 1979, youtube)

"I want to talk to you right now about a fundamental threat to American democracy... I do not refer to the outward strength of America, a nation that is at peace tonight everywhere in the world, with unmatched economic power and military might. The threat is nearly invisible in ordinary ways. It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of our national will. We can see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation...In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we've discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning...." - Jimmy Carter (wiki)

Warren G. Harding, Campaign Speech at Boston (1920). - There isn't anything the matter with world civilization, except that humanity is viewing it through a vision impaired in a cataclysmal war. Poise has been disturbed and nerves have been racked, and fever has rendered men irrational; sometimes there have been draughts upon the dangerous cup of barbarity and men have wandered far from safe paths, but the human procession still marches in the right direction. Here in the United States, we feel the reflex, rather than the hurting wound, but we still think straight, and we mean to act straight, and mean to hold firmly to all that was ours when war involved us, and seek the higher attainments which are the only compensations that so supreme a tragedy may give mankind. America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration; not agitation, but adjustment; not surgery but serenity; not the dramatic, but the dispassionate; not experiment but equipoise; not submergence in internationality, but sustainment in triumphant nationality. It is one thing to battle successfully against world domination by a military autocracy, because the infinite God never intended such a program, but it is quite another thing to revise human nature and suspend the fundamental laws of life and all of life's acquirements. The world called for peace, and has its precarious variety. America demands peace, formal as well as actual, and means to have it, regardless of political exigencies and campaign issues. If it must be a campaign issue, we shall have peace and discuss it after wards, because the actuality is imperative, and the theory is only illusive. Then we may set our own house in order. We challenged the proposal that an armed autocrat should dominate the world, it ill becomes us to assume that a rhetorical autocrat shall direct all humanity. This republic has its ample tasks. If we put an end to false economics which lure humanity to utter chaos, ours will be the commanding example of world leadership today. If we can prove a representative popular government under which a citizenship seeks what it may do for the government rather than what the government may do for individuals, we shall do more to make democracy safe for the world than all armed conflict ever recorded. The world needs to be reminded that all human ills are not curable by legislation, and that quantity of statutory enactment and excess of government offer no substitute for quality of citizenship. . . .My best judgment of America's needs is to steady down, to get squarely on our feet, to make sure of the right path. Let's get out of the fevered delirium of war, with the hallucination that all the money in the world is to be made in the madness of war and the wildness of its aftermath. Let us stop to consider that tranquility at home is more precious than peace abroad, and that both our good fortune and our eminence are dependent on the normal forward stride of all the American people.

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman - When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry. A sea we must wade. We braved the belly of the beast. We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace, and the norms and notions of what “just” is isn’t always justice. And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it. Somehow we do it. Somehow we weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished. We, the successors of a country and a time where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president, only to find herself reciting for one. And, yes, we are far from polished, far from pristine, but that doesn’t mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect. We are striving to forge our union with purpose. To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man. And so we lift our gaze, not to what stands between us, but what stands before us. We close the divide because we know to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside. We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another. We seek harm to none and harmony for all. Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true. That even as we grieved, we grew. That even as we hurt, we hoped. That even as we tired, we tried. That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious. Not because we will never again know defeat, but because we will never again sow division. Scripture tells us to envision that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid. If we’re to live up to our own time, then victory won’t lie in the blade, but in all the bridges we’ve made. That is the promise to glade, the hill we climb, if only we dare. It’s because being American is more than a pride we inherit. It’s the past we step into and how we repair it. We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation, rather than share it. Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy. And this effort very nearly succeeded. But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated. In this truth, in this faith we trust, for while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us. This is the era of just redemption. We feared at its inception. We did not feel prepared to be the heirs of such a terrifying hour. But within it we found the power to author a new chapter, to offer hope and laughter to ourselves. So, while once we asked, how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe, now we assert, how could catastrophe possibly prevail over us? We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be: a country that is bruised but whole, benevolent but bold, fierce and free. We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we know our inaction and inertia will be the inheritance of the next generation, become the future. Our blunders become their burdens. But one thing is certain. If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change our children’s birthright. So let us leave behind a country better than the one we were left. Every breath from my bronze-pounded chest, we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one. We will rise from the golden hills of the West. We will rise from the windswept Northeast where our forefathers first realized revolution. We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the Midwestern states. We will rise from the sun-baked South. We will rebuild, reconcile, and recover. And every known nook of our nation and every corner called our country, our people diverse and beautiful, will emerge battered and beautiful. When day comes, we step out of the shade of flame and unafraid. The new dawn balloons as we free it. For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.

Great Man Theory is an approach to the study of history popularized in the 19th century according to which history can be largely explained by the impact of great men, or heroes or highly influential and unique individuals who, due to their natural attributes, such as superior intellect, heroic courage, extraordinary leadership abilities, or divine inspiration, have a decisive historical effect.

Speech - Commencement Speeches

Speech is the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience. Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally. Words making up the dialogue of a play. The mental faculty or power of vocal communication by word of mouth.

Commencement Speech is a speech given to graduating students, generally at a university, generally in the United States, although the term is also used for secondary education institutions. A commencement speech is less bound by the structure found in other forms of public address, like eulogies or wedding speeches. The speaker accordingly enjoys a unique freedom to express him or herself. To commence” means “to begin”. We call graduation ceremonies commencement because in the past they marked the beginning of a person’s career. Videos of Great Speeches.

Commencement is the time when something begins or the act of starting something like a journey. An academic exercise in which diplomas are granted with a qualification, title, right, or possession.

Valediction is an expression used to say farewell, especially a word or phrase used to end a letter or message, or a speech made at a farewell. In particular, the term may refer to the speech given by a valedictorian at a graduation ceremony and to final prayers and remarks at the graveside before a burial. Valediction's counterpart is a greeting called a salutation.

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address (youtube) - 'Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish". Stay Hungry means to never lose your desire to live and to strive, always be seeking and exploring. Stay Foolish means don't be afraid to make mistakes or to take some risks, you don't have to be perfect.

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs (wiki)

"Here's to the underdogs and the disadvantaged, the ones that you least expect to succeed or make a difference."

Conan O'Brien (youtube) - David Foster Wallace (youtube)

Some of the Best Commencement Speech's (NPR)

Public Speaking (public meetings) - Talking Effectively

Valedictorian is a student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony (called a valedictory). Valedictorian is often the student with the highest ranking among his/her graduating class.

Keynote Speaker is a talk that establishes a main underlying theme. The keynote establishes the framework for the following programme of events or convention agenda; frequently the role of keynote speaker will include that of convention moderator. It will also flag up a larger idea – a literary story, an individual musical piece or event.

5 Great Inspirational Speeches - Famous Speeches

Higher Education Problems

All the good things you see in this world were made by average people like you. So don't ever think that your life doesn't matter, or think that you can never change the world. You can change the world, you can make the world a better place.

You and I have memories longer then the road that stretches out ahead. The future is long, but so is our past.....

"Even though I never owned an Apple or Macintosh product, I still benefited from that company, because they inspired other companies to make similar products and make better products, so you don't have to do everything yourself, because you can still inspire others to do great things."

Class of 2020: Sorry the pandemic ruined a normal graduation. It's not fair. But even good things can come from bad things. So stay focused on your learning goals and don't get distracted or discourage by this problematic world that you inherited. We have a lot of problems to solve, and the world is in desperate need for intelligent people like yourself. The best advice that I can give you is to keep educating yourself on a regular basis. There is a lot of things that schools don't teach you that you will have to teach yourself. There are a lot of things that you will not learn from the media, so you will have to do your own research and do your own investigations. You will have to find your own reliable sources and create your own social networks. And when you accomplish those tasks, then you will be able to team up with other social networks who are doing the same things and also have similar goals. You are responsible for the future of this world that billions of people have already given their lives for. You are responsible for this worlds transition from it's current state of corruption and waste into a new and better world. You will be building a cultural bridge between the old world and the new world so that you will never forget the past and you will never take your eyes off the future, or forget to live in the present moment. You should be proud of your accomplishments, and also be grateful for this opportunity and this privilege that awaits you, for you may never have this opportunity again. Be positive, be happy and seek balance. Live a life full of memorable experiences. And don't ever take your eyes off the prize or forget why you are here. Live, Learn, Love and Progress.

The Power of Words

Words have the power to inspire and motivate. But words can also be meant to cause harm and to be hurtful. So we must learn to control the power of words, if not, then words will control us. You must learn to know when someone is trying to inspire you or motivate you. And you must also know when someone is trying to hurt you, manipulate you, or if someone is just being over emotional. Don't let your emotions keep you from correctly understanding the message. Listening is a skill. You have to accurately process the information in order to give a correct response. "You control the positive and the negative, that's where the true power is."

The more words that you can correctly define will not only increase your power and control, but it will also lessen the power and control that other people will have over you.

The Power of Language - Positive Thinking - Inner Monologue - Vocabulary - Human Voice - Words that have Vibrational Frequencies - Cellular Resonance - Mantra - Motivational Words

Frequencies (2014 Film) - Word Matrix

In order for a ' word ' to execute a particular action you must know the code, or the definitions of that word that help define its purpose, otherwise it is just a word. Computers work this way, and so does the human brain.

Word of Power or magical formula is a word that is believed to have specific supernatural effects. They are words whose meaning illustrates principles and degrees of understanding that are often difficult to relay using other forms of speech or writing. It is a concise means to communicate very abstract information through the medium of a word or phrase.

You can give words power, and you can also render words powerless. and sometimes it takes more than words.

You can't have thoughts without words. But just because you have words, this doesn't mean that you will have good thoughts. You have to learn how to use words effectively and efficiently. If you do not learn to master language, then the lack of language will master you. Words can give you control, but if you don't have a lot of words or the skill to use words, then you will struggle with yourself and most other people. Words are more then just words, words have power, the power of creation and the power of understanding. The words are here, please don't underestimate their value.

Human Language is the key to Human Intelligence. And every person alive has the ability to be intelligent, to possess unlimited potential and have amazing skills. But they need the key. And that key is a high quality language along with the skills to use language effectively and efficiently.

A Spell or Charm is a set of words, spoken or unspoken, which are considered by its user to invoke some magical effect. Historical attestations exist for the use of some variety of incantations in many cultures around the world.

10 Deadliest Spells In The Harry Potter Universe (youtube)

5 Popular Words used in Speeches (Instantly - New - You - Because - Free)

The Hidden Souls of Words: Keys to Transformation Through the Power of Words (amazon)

Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (amazon)

Vocabulary Books (amazon)

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The Power of Words: 50 words that lift, motivate, and inspire from a LDS Mormon view (youtube)

What the World Needs Now Is Love (youtube) - What the world needs now is love, sweet love, it's the only thing that there's just too little of, What the world needs now is love, sweet love, no not just for some but for everyone. Lord, we don't need another mountain, there are mountains and hillsides enough to climb, there are oceans and rivers enough to cross, enough to last till the end of time. what the world needs now is love, sweet love, it's the only thing that there's just too little of, what the world needs now is love, sweet love, no, not just for some but for everyone. lord, we don't need another meadow, there are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow, there are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine, oh listen, lord, if you want to know. what the world needs now is love, sweet love, it's the only thing that there's just too little of, what the world needs now is love, sweet love, no, not just for some but for everyone. no, not just for some, oh, but just for everyone.

Put A Little Love In Your Heart (1969) - Jackie DeShannon (youtube) - Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand, put a little love in your heart, you see it's getting late, oh, please don't hesitate, put a little love in your heart, And the world will be a better place, and the world will be a better place, for you and me, you just wait and see, another day goes by, still the children cry, put a little love in your heart, if you want the world to know, we won't let hatred grow, Put a little  love in your heart, and the world (and the world) will be a better place, all the world (and the world) will be a better place, for you (for you) and me (and me), you just wait (just wait) and see, wait and see, take a good look around, and if you're looking down, put a little love in your heart, I hope when you decide, kindness will be your guide, put a little love in your heart, and the world (And the world) will be a better place, and the world (and the world) will be a better place, for you (for you) and me (and me), you just wait (just wait) and see, people now, put a little love in your heart, each and every day, put a little love in your heart, there's no other way, put a little love in your heart, It's up to you, put a little love in your heart, come on and put a little love in your heart, you've got to put a little love in your heart.

Under Pressure - Queen (youtube) - Pressure pushing down on me, pressing down on you, no man ask for, under pressure that burns a building down, splits a family in two, puts people on streets, It's the terror of knowing, what this world is about, watching some good friends screaming, "let me out!", tomorrow gets me higher, pressure on people - people on streets, chippin' around, kick my brains 'round the floor, these are the days - it never rains but it pours, people on streets - people on streets, It's the terror of knowing, what this world is about, watching some good friends screaming, "Let me out!", tomorrow gets me higher, higher, higher...pressure on people - people on streets, turned away from it all like a blind man, sat on a fence but it don't work, keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn,why, why, why? Love. Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking, can't we give ourselves one more chance? Why can't we give love that one more chance? Why can't we give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love?..'Cause love's such an old-fashioned word, and love dares you to care for, the people on the edge of the night, and love dares you to change our way of caring about ourselves, this is our last dance, this is our last dance, this is ourselves under pressure, under pressure, pressure.

Am I Wrong - Nico &Vinz (youtube)

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