incomplete definitions

This is not a joke and I am NOT Einstein.

Loneliness is a modern disease.

It is know even studied by scientists: “The Burden of Loneliness”

“Why togetherness and caring for each other is essential for us

“The most frequent cause of death is neither cancer nor cardiovascular diseases.

Most people die of loneliness.

The renowned German psychiatrist Dr. Manfred Spitzer describes this frequently unrecognized condition as “painful, contagious and deadly.”

https://www.naturalscience.org/news/2019/11/congress-2019-review/

or in other words: why are so many people single?

(in cities up to 50%)

or in other words: why do people get dogs instead of babies?

imho: because the way we life is not healthy.

  • the way we life is concentrates around “what is more efficient/what does capitalism need to make bucks”?

instead of:

  • what do humans need in order to survive in a happy manner and be symbiotic with other species and the balance of nature
  • The houses we build are efficient but not healthy for us:
    • In an ideal world – everyone had a little house
      • not far from all other houses
      • with a garden of at least 1000m2 that everyone would use for organic farming at least 50% of what they eat
      • the surpluss of the harvests are shared automatically – because can eat 30 lettuce a day.
      • If people had no running water – they would have to “run” themselves to village / city centers to fetch it
        • what an inefficient (takes a lot of time) and hard (water is heavy) task!
        • BUT: humans would be forced to spend time with each other, get to know each other, interact with each other, talk to each other, ask questions, become curios about each other.

another example: If there is a lot of infrastructure for bikes in a city – people will use the bike more often (ask city planners in the Netherlands and in Denmark).

So is the infrastructure designed and build centered around the question: What do humans need for a happy life?

What do people need to survive happy and sustainably?

Fully automating everything does not seem to be the answer.

the highly educated get less babies

because they are toooooo busy i guess.

So this how capitalism and workoholism “automatically” makes mankind DUMB SYSTEMATICALLY? (bet TV ads kill more brain cells than alcohol, if you feel too intelligent… get drunk! X-D)

Einstein was a Genius – he was able to run experiments in his brain like in a computer simulator (this video says, his brain had +17% more neurons … by the way… humans have ~100 billion brain cells / neurons and the method of counting them is DISGUSTING X-D) – but just as Sheldon Cooper – he had a lack of social skills.

The sad story is: “REAL” Sheldon Coopers with a Ph.D. in Physics DO  EXIST!

NOBODY wants to move in with them or be friends, because (my particular friend) has an unimaginable unawareness of his egoisms and lack of social skills.

So in real life Sheldon Cooper would have almost no friends and live a very sad and lonely life.

That Einstein bastard got more lucky, because of all his fame.

“Einstein always felt out of place at social gatherings and with friends and family. He treated his first wife Mileva Maric very poorly and flaunted his many affairs.”

https://www.reference.com/history/were-character-traits-albert-einstein-f858f98eda58d8bd

the Dunning-Kruger Effect:

…It’s a psychological rule that states:

  • it’s the most incompetent who are the most confident
    • (GREAT! this explains the fail state of our western democracies in one sentence! (but also Socrates: democracy only works as well as the educational system)
  • while the intelligent ones doubt their own abilities
  • Put simply:
    • dumb people are too dumb to know how dumb they are
      • ah gosh… we all gonna die. Mankind is a slow learner. But the internet (would it be uncensored (without fake news monopolies) cheap (no PRIVATE MONOPOLIES!) easy to access and cost effective, can act as a “educate each other” tool, it is the century of Open informations!
      • Share your results with the world!
    • Smart people are clever enough to know how much they don’t know

or as Socrates said: “i know, that (compared to all that can be known) i know nothing” (source)

also would add:

  • children want to succeed
  • no child is born that says: “i want to be a failure”
  • children are born with curiosity in mind
    • school stuffs them with massive amounts of “test and forget” useless informations – in the end – not much curiosity is left
      • no questions are being asked
      • learning stops

source of inspiration: https://medium.com/swlh/why-highly-intelligent-people-are-miserable-c257f7d0680c

superb documentary “System Error – How will capitalism end?” (Optiz, 2018)#

PS: faster machines are nice – but sufficient fast machines are sufficient/enough – going faster and faster will not rescue the planet – a holistic concept for sustainable survival of life on this planet could.

Links:

https://medium.com/@Swartzchild/the-cancer-of-capitalism-92d82bd01089

Tax Avoidance is currently at 80 Billion € per year via Ireland/City of London Banks/Luxembourg and other tax havens.

Historian Bregman: “the Rich are not paying their fair share”

“how to prevent a broad social backlash – the answer is simple – stop talking about philanthropy and start talking about taxes avoidance – taxes – taxes – all the rest is bullshit” (for the top 10%)

“The main reason for the particularly high Irish GDP growth rates lies in the fact that in recent years,

attracted in large part by low corporation tax rates,

a number of large multinational corporations have relocated their economic activities,

and more specifically their underlying intellectual property, to Ireland.”

https://www.oecd.org/sdd/na/Irish-GDP-up-in-2015-OECD.pdf

two possibilities: a race to the tax-bottom (in Germany companies pay 40% income tax consumers pay 19% tax on almost all products… where does it end?)

or

social unrest – we all shall become “criminals” claim land and pay no taxes with reference to Ireland and especially Luxembourg – how well this works for them.

Sorry – this is the EU and if this is happening inside the EU and the EU is not doing anything about it – it is corruption – cancer to democracy – people need to build a wall (or block all streets) to/from Brussels and Berlin and Dublin in order to contain the corruption. (anyone inside may chose to leave or starve)

Historian Mr Bregman: “the rich are not paying their fair share”

  • “find it quiet a bewildering experience – 1500 private jets flown in here (to Davos) to speak about how we are wrecking the planet”
  • “i hear people talking the language of participation – justice – equality – transparency – almost no one raises the real issue – tax avoidance and of the rich just not paying their fair share”
  • “i feel like a fire fighter conference and no one is allowed to speak about water
  • “something needs to change here”
  • “10 years ago the World Economic Forum asked the question ‘what must industry do to prevent a broad social backlash‘ – the answer is very simple – stop talking about philanthropy and start talking about taxes – taxes – taxes”
  • billionaire Michael Dell: “name me one country where a top marginal tax rate of 70% has actually worked?”
    • “i am an historian – the answer is: The USA in the 1950s – during Republican President Eisenhower the the top marginal tax rate was 91% for people like Michael Dell – the top estate tax was more than 70% for people like Michael Dell”
    • this is not rocket science – we can talk a long time about all this stupid philanthropy themes – we can invite Bono once more – we got to be talking about taxes – taxes – taxes – all the rest is bullshit

Was Brexit about Tax Avoidance?

(City of London wants to avoid taxes like hell) “the Conservatives (Theresa May Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019) were vehemently opposed to Tax Evasion regulations that were being proposed by the EU.

Back in 2015, Britain rejected plans announced by Brussels to combat “industrial-scale tax avoidance by the world’s biggest multinationals”. Britain had built a corporate tax haven for multinationals that included slashing corporation tax from 28% to 20%, new favorable tax regimes for multinationals with offshore financing subsidiaries, and tax breaks for patent-owning companies. As a result, Britain saw a number of large corporations like Aon, Fiat Industrial, and Starbucks’s European operations, set up headquarters in the UK with a small number of staff in order to take advantage of these tax laws.”

https://medium.com/the-jist/was-eu-tax-evasion-regulation-the-reason-for-the-brexit-referendum-980ba88a8077

The Financial Secrecy Index: or where finance transparency is worst

https://fsi.taxjustice.net/en/introduction/fsi-results

2020 Secrecy Ranking
See full index here
1. Cayman Islands*
2. USA
3. Switzerland
4. Hong Kong
5. Singapore
6. Luxembourg
7. Japan
8. Netherlands
9. British Virgin Islands*
10. United Arab Emirates
11. Guernsey*
12. United Kingdom*
13. Taiwan
14. Germany
15. Panama