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TEACHING CHILDREN SOUND THINKING

by Dr. Joseph A. Bailey II, MD., FACS on 8th-January-2017

The absolutely single most important thing children can be taught to begin developing their Pure Intellect is: “Keep Your Word.” So spotlighted was this in my boyhood all-Black community as to be the standard for determining Manhood/Womanhood. My experiences with Amerindians suggests that “Doing what one says one will do” is also of top priority. Such cannot happen in those with Schema orientations to life because they lack a concept of the Spiritual Elements or “ME/WE”. Others are vaguely aware of the significance of “Keeping Your Word” but their weak Private Selfhoods leads them to adopt a False Self—e.g. “being a legend in their own minds”. They, like Schema oriented people, are grossly Incompetent, feel inadequate, and self-hate. Thus, they try to cover up with the foolishness that whatever tid-bit of Technology information they have makes them brilliant. Out of that Delusional Mindset they loudly proclaim they never make a mistake; project any self-caused problems as being someone else’s fault; and, for self-protection, become addicted to the Crowd’s Trinkets and Trivia forms of “Excitement”. They accept “slipping and sliding, peeping and hiding” as a way of life. Hence, they avoid being their Real Selves; never engaging in their Purpose in Life; failing to even attempt achieving their endowment and propensity potentials; and make this “okay” by not believing in a life after their death. There is no possibility of them being Happy because Happiness means Beautiful “Aliveness”–a by-product of pursuing ones Purpose in life. “Purpose” (C13, declare; object in view; put forward) is roughly the same as ones Calling in life. As a response to ones pre-birth Divine Disposition assignment, it demands a continuum of ones mental and emotional focus to carry it on to the other end with an intent of achievement. Top of the line in keeping ones pre-birth given Word is to go “straight ahead” in carrying out ones Purpose in life. Indivisible with this, because it is also God imparted, is to make the silent Self-Declaration to stay with ones dignified Self-Greatness.

Both are such vital decisions as to need elaboration because they are the core of being true to ones Real Self “forever.” A Self-Declaration is giving ones Word to do what one says one will do, no matter what—and to the end of time–especially while holding oneself in check during bad "earthquake" life moments—even when others do not. To stay dedicated to ones Mission means it will start out hard but it gets easier as one progresses from middle age onward. If a mistake is made or if one is headed down the wrong path, then immediately correct it. All of these can generate new meanings and increase ones knowledge. One has the Free Will choice to remain “forever” on the course of ones birth-hood state. These people do not wander off course, despite losses, lacks, and obstructions. That struggle to succeed is vital to learning Self-discipline and Self-control. People who “pick and choose” about Keeping their Word put a ceiling on their ambitions and degree of involvement. “Being too Hard” allows stop/starts and “Attractive Distractions” by things the Crowd is doing and “I don’t want to be left out”. A low ceiling will be placed if one believes it is necessary to be social while in ones preparatory years. One will pay a heavy price for that. Those who become addicted to the Crowd either immediately get off their Purpose in Life course, or never get on it. Their ignorance causes things to start out easy—but all gets harder with time. Besides, almost all friends of ones youth will be gone in ones Senior years.

When children are taught to Keep their Word, instructions are to be about learning how to assess a situation for wins/losses; assess the people involved; assess oneself; assess those who one will affect; assess the importance of outcomes in accordance with “Risk/Reward” ratios of all that is assessed. In this powerful exercise in Foresight and Forethought development: (1) consider whether it is worth giving ones word within the context doing the most good, for the most people, over the longest period of time. So, is it in the best “ME/WE” interest? Is it worth the time, energy, and effort? Will there be any harm done—and, if so, to what degree and of what magnitude?; (2) who else is to be affected if one gets involved in keeping ones word?—and is that fair to them, considering what they will have to go through as well as to “give up” because of it? And is it with the permission of loved ones? Once started, to stay with the struggle, rather than “giving into it,” brings a sense of Self-Efficacy—the knowing ones skills match even the challenges one has never seen nor heard of before. jabaileymd.com

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