Monday, July 23, 2007

Change is Good

Probably the most significant piece of legislation coming out of the Legislature this year, was the allowance that new and better ideas should also be considered in addition to the age old answer to all and any problem -- that money is the ONLY answer -- and the only thing lacking is more money, while there can be no possibility of better ideas than how we’ve always done things, even if it may be the cause of all these problems.

Any break from these problems -- is to be considered such a traumatic change from our lives that we might be lost without them -- so these “problems,” is the only thing keeping most sane, grounded and in their proper places -- which they think is the whole purpose of society and culture -- to continue doing things as they’ve always been done before, even and especially if, the realities which originally inspired those adaptations, no longer exist. It is enough just to go through the motions, to keep those memories, thoughts, knowledge alive. However, keeping those memories, thoughts, knowledge alive, prevents one from being aware of the present actualities, which not only might have, but inevitably change.

What is particularly sad are those living only in their memories, thoughts and knowledge -- rather than in the vital, dynamic, living present, that implies and includes all the past and all the future. The memories, thoughts and knowledge of reality are always only a small part of reality -- because it is just one person’s and group’s ideas of what happened, and not the total content of what indeed happened, including the even greater content of that which any or even most human minds were not aware.

The mind is not everything -- and one person’s awareness is not all that was going on. For that reason, many solutions of the past, on greater scrutiny, are realized not to be the solution for all or for most, but maybe only for that one person advocating for it, in a position to effect it. The rest are instructed not to look too closely, not to pay too close attention, but are told what to believe, even if it is not true -- as though that was permitted to be a consideration at all.

Innovation, is the capacity to see age-old problems freshly -- so they are no longer the eternal and infinite problems, which means questioning all the assumptions and premises from the very beginning, and not only at the very end, by assuming that which may be false, as the truth. In that way, it is possible to seem logical but the conclusions are invalid -- because one began with that which was not premises that were invalid but only unquestioned, as that which was unquestionably true.

In that realization and examination, one sees the world in its many different possibilities that work and not only in the one way that has proved throughout history doesn’t -- and thinks he must preserve and pass on to others, as though he is doing them a duty and favor.

All that is required is a mind that is fresh and alert -- without preconceived ideas, biases and prejudices of what the answer has to be. It might be that there is no problem in the first place -- if one asks only the right questions, rather than knowing all the wrong questions and answers -- and thinking one informed.

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At July 25, 2007 9:52 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

Innovation is also using a familiar well-proven product or solution in a new way -- rather than creating every solution from scratch. One merely finds an even better way to use a familiar product or solution -- and this is how each idea is a building block for every subsequent idea.

This is the mark of intelligence and ingenuity -- all things being given equally as the culture and environment. Some people will claim they own it exclusively -- as their own idea without giving credit to everybody else -- but demanding credit for themselves.

Such people are so far removed from the creative process that they think of ideas as tangible "things" -- rather than as a stream of consciousness assuming useful (transient) form. Such minds think that a thing can only be used for one specific, well-defined purpose -- and so each problem has its unique solution, implements and protocols, instead of their being a universal solution (principle) for many (seemingly unrelated) problems and conditions.

The most familiar of this line of thinking, is in the medical/health sciences in which each specific affliction is considered to be totally unrelated to any other, or the general health of the organism.

Every solution does not spring up entirely as a perfect solution from its conception to the end of its implementation -- but is improvised and fine-tuned along the way, by every user, in their own unique manner actually. Often, products that are extremely effective when used aggresively, are much less effective when used to minimize all risk -- and so one finds that the heating pad specifically warns against being slept on to relieve (back) pain.

Trial lawyers wll allow for no risks to come with every solution -- as though that were possible. In every decision one makes, benefits have to be intelligently weighed against the risks -- or one would never do anything, eat anything, go anywhere, etc.

Innovation is finding out whether a limited solution may have much greater and profound implications as a universal solution that solves many problems, rather than having to go through the gateways of every one making a claim just because they can.

 
At July 28, 2007 7:21 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

A few words about the economy and markets:

"The only news is bad news.”

Otherwise, it would be “good” news, or useful information. What one has to understand about the “news” business is that it is to sell you useless information for “free,” so that you need ever-increasing more information, until you are so overburdened and overwhelmed with raw data, you can’t see the truth of anything.

All prices are “impermanent,” and so rises and declines are not “temporary,” but the truth of the matter for the present. Economies change and grow, and so what is needed and profitable to do changes and evolves. That is reflected in stock market prices as an indicator of what is profitable to invest in at the time.

Right now, money is shifting out of the tangible assets like real estate and commodities and moving back into other innovations for adapting to the world. In many places, real estate has risen so fast and so high that nobody can afford to buy it anymore — and so it is unlikely to continue higher.

The better deal is to move to places of opportunity — like Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, New Orleans, etc., and avoid the high priced communities in which one’s entire salary goes towards the rent. Meanwhile, there are always places where the living is “free” — by comparison. But those places eventually get discovered and fully valued and creates the next sector “rotation.”

The strength of the economy is this diversity — to shift resources from and to productively with some dislocation and trauma until people figure out what the “market” is trying to tell us. Foremost, the market (prices) is information of what is economic to do — rewarding those who move in the direction of greatest opportunity and no longer rewarding those still trying to make a buck essentially perpetuating the problems of society.

These shifts are fundamentally healthy, causing and enabling the development of resourceful people who get better at processing information — so much so, that it is obvious that the old sources of information (mainstream media) now seem vapid and irrelevant but are still used by the demagogues of the world thinking to exploit it one more time before it disappears entirely.

That’s one of the big themes the old media is not going to report on because it is the news of their demise and passing.

“The king is dead; long live the king.”

 
At July 28, 2007 7:31 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

Oftentimes, when there are price changes, the first instinct of the legislators and media is to suppress that information or to exploit it to their exclusive benefit.

What that distortion does is cause us to make bad (uneconomic) choices because instead of listening to the information of the real world of economics, they want to change the information, so that it doesn't.

So at legislative and council hearings, people think the object is to change the perception of reality (lying) instead of the reality -- until eventually, they cannot tell the difference.

Such people were known as the despots and tyrants of previous era -- in which things were so because they said "so." Tyranny and despotism are hard habits to break.

 
At July 28, 2007 7:46 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

Mussolini was famous for having the trains run on time.

But nobody rode the trains -- and that's why they ran on time.

Sounds suspiciously like our the proposed "world-class" Honolulu rail transit.

Why is it every report I read about the new rail transit systems springing up all over the country (world) that they are overwhelmingly "successful" and impressive -- but hardly anybody rides them. Any connection between reality (meaning and purpose) anymore -- or are they going to quote these lawmakers who don't even understand what they are saying because truthfulness and intelligibility are no longer critical components of the education curriculum?

But that's who the people vote to represent them.

 
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