Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Collaboration Over Competition?

Collaboration is working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals.

It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals, (this is more than the intersection of common goals seen in co-operative ventures, but a deep, collective, determination to reach an identical objective) — for example, an endeavor that is creative in nature—by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.

Competition in biologyecology, and sociology, is a contest between organisms, animals, individuals, groups, etc., for territory, a niche, or a location of resources, for resources and goods, mates, for prestigerecognitionawards, or group or social status, for leadership. Competition is the opposite of cooperation. 

It arises whenever at least two parties strive for a goal which cannot be shared or which is desired individually but not in sharing and cooperation. Competition occurs naturally between living organisms which co-exist in the same environment. For example, animals compete over water supplies, food, mates, and other biological resources. Humans compete usually for food and mates, though when these needs are met deep rivalries often arise over the pursuit of wealth, prestige, and fame. Competition is also a major tenet in market economy and business is often associated with competition as most companies are in competition with at least one other firm over the same group of customers, and also competition inside a company is usually stimulated for meeting and reaching higher quality of services or products that the company produce or develop.


Competition can have both beneficial and detrimental effects. I think in most cases these days detrimental. Many evolutionary biologists view inter-species and intra-species competition as the driving force of adaptation, and ultimately of evolution. However, some biologists, most famously Richard Dawkins, prefer to think of evolution in terms of competition between single genes, which have the welfare of the organism 'in mind' only insofar as that welfare furthers their own selfish drives for replication. Some social darwinists claim that competition also serves as a mechanism for determining the best-suited group; politically, economically and ecologically. Positively, competition may serve as a form of recreation or a challenge provided that it is non-hostile. On the negative side, competition can cause injury and loss to the organisms involved, and drain valuable resources and energy. In the human species competition can be expensive on many levels, not only in lives lost to war, physical injuries, and damaged psychological well beings, but also in the health effects from everyday civilian life caused by work stress, long work hours, abusive working relationships, and poor working conditions, that detract from the enjoyment of life, even as such competition results in financial gain for the owners.


The tendency toward extreme, unhealthy competition has been termed hyper-competitiveness. This concept originated in Karen Horney's theories on neurosis; specifically, the highly aggressive personality type which is characterized as "moving against people". In her view, some people have a need to compete and win at all costs as a means of maintaining their self-worth. These individuals are likely to turn any activity into a competition, and they will feel threatened if they find themselves losing. Researchers have found that men and women who score high on the trait of hyper-competitiveness are more narcissistic and less psychologically healthy than those who score low on the trait. Hyper-competitive individuals generally believe that "winning isn't everything; it's the only thing".

We are all too familiar with Competition becoming Hyper-Competitiveness. It's a sickening sign in society on so many levels. 

As our World View has evolved it's become crystal clear to many that we all live on a round ball that actually has no boundaries other than the mental projections that have been super imposed to create the illusion of separation and competition amongst groups. 

Bit by bit we are erasing those lines as we step back and see that the so called leaders of these groups tend to be these narcissistic mouth pieces for those still trying to maintain social and economic competition over our realization that we do in fact care for our neighbors well being and our own. We also realize that there are far more of us than there is them (those who have creatively constructed the illusion that they are "The Great Oz" behind the curtain....

Most of us when it comes to creating a lifestyle that allows for both quality and quantity of personal freedom acutely realize that the modern day J.O.B. (Just Over Broke) is designed to segregate us from our power to do anything other than put more Life Force and Time in at work trudging away on the "Dread-Mill" of squeezing out just enough cash every 2 weeks to hopefully make the money to pay the bills and have enough left over to make it to the next paycheck of paper to be dumped into that endless Black Hole again. 

For me I have felt all alone in that fighting to NOT go over edge of Niagara Falls again all my adult life. How about you?

I've gone over that edge a few times in this lifetime and let me tell you... It wasn't pretty nor fun... I am thankful for my lifetime of sticking to maintaining a very high level of physical and nutritional fitness as that foundation I can see these attributes gave me the resilience to claw my way back each time to have another go at finding a way to truly create the Leverage to overwhelmingly go against societies currents towards calmer waters and perhaps even go ashore. (Which is code in this lifetime for whatever resources one needs to more than meet their day in and day out needs for safe and cozy shelter, quality foods, staying connected to others and sources of education.)

I can finally share that the day has emerged whereby a team of others who have been over those falls and back have met up and decided that isolation, division, separation, competition, and all it's cousins is not how best to bring together the ideas, talents, efforts of many to create the leverage so many of us need to be able to not just go against the current at the top of the water fall that wants to suck all of our time, money and creativity away but to create a solution that puts us all upon still waters where the slightest effort can create massive results in any direction we so choose. Hang with me.... I will unpack this concept more as we go along.

Thus the reason for this post. 
Galileo Galilei said  “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”

Meaning if you don't have the encoding within you of the framework of what your seeking outwardly you will never recognize it outside yourself.

How many of you wish that you could do something for a living that involved your getting paid for your expression of the talents you enjoy expressing the most and that because your talents, like combining the ingredients in a great meal of others talents and effort,  created an astoundingly tasty and nourishing meal, experience, or something far more valuable than any one of us expressing solo? 

What if you and those other collaborators got paid a growing amount to more than cover your monthly money needs and that money was paid to you every month just like once a plant breaks through the soil air is provided as a matter of coarse? 

What if life got that easy? Would you be able to accept and handle being appreciated and liberated from your commute, time clock, time and money worries.... For your truest contributions to a collective or collaborative effort? 

Would you be able to accept that because all your doing is what you love and the sum of all participants efforts means the goal can be accomplished in minutes instead of weeks worth of time but you get paid or rewarded anyways for a week or even more equivalent time - work - effort - would that be OK with you?

Well such a Collaboration Community has emerged.  

This is your formal invitation to come explore a whole new paradigm in practical income generation as a side effect of your doing whatever your talents are and time allows. 

I look forward to meeting you in our Collaboration Community 

Erskien Lenier

Professional LandSurfer
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Skype: erskien.lenier

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Is Your Food and Water Programming You to Become Mentally Ill?

Some very cutting edge new research is looking at these 2 areas from a different angle and the view is proving quite startling.

Check these out

Here's more to deepen the mystery of life even further:

Water: The Great Mystery from Les Sundeen on Vimeo.

If your having issues with coming up the time to explore these kinds of new information videos perhaps we need to meet here first:

Erskien Lenier

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Is it time for everyone to have a Minimum Monthly Income as a Right or Re-Democratizing the Economy

When I was a child with just a budding curiosity about mans use of and pursuit of technology, I asked one of my uncles why was technology important?

He said, "The purpose of technology is to accomplish more work with less effort and free people up to pursue more lofty aims in life."

I thought that made a whole lot of sense. As I fast forwarded into my teens and calculators and eventually computers cam along I began to realize that something wasn't right. Instead of civilization being freed up of the burdens of enough nourishing food and water on tap, a decent place to live, an ever expanding source of education to learn about what's new and cutting edge and useful I saw that people were being subtly and not so subtlety being forced into working more and earning less. Of doing task that demotivated them instead of inspiring them.

It's taken me decades to sort out just what happened to derail that original premise my uncle spelled out... While every day for decades now I have had this same burning question in my heart of.... If we can and do produce far more food, homes, transportation, and even information than our global society can use at any given moment then why and what is keeping so many in need and even dieing from unmet needs? Who is manipulating the supply of everything to create such supply shortages?

We've all seen the figures on how much was given to banks to bail them out during the 2007-2008 recession. We've also seen the figures of how much per day, month, year is being spent on the false cause wars. We've probably also seen the calculations that show that each of these areas of spending a piece could have fed, sheltered, educated every man, women and child on the planet.

Just recently we were media prodded in an attempt to launch another war only to have that over shadowed by a possible bankruptcy of the USA in almost the same week as the Federal Government shut down due to no agreement to deeper into debt while unable to pay even the interest on current debts.

I recently began to come upon documentaries and discussions online about how nations could come pay off their debts and end welfare and unemployment.

I would challenge you to watch the following video and then comment, repost, Like or what have you on this topic.

I believe it's an idea who is desperately trying to be born...

More resources to explore:

Erskien Lenier
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Friday, October 4, 2013

The Story of Enslavement...

It's been going on for generations.... Like a fish who is unaware of the water around it most have no gap in consciousness to question the nature of their reality.

Then suddenly I came along and shared this...

and this

Are you beginning to see why I continue to offer you means to become home based employment wise? You will need that level of freedom to further explore and move around in the new vision you now have of the nature of our collective reality.

Human Farming The Story Of Your Enslavement

Come join me and I will help you transition and thrive in your growing awareness and you can assist me in freeing others who are awakening now...  Click Here

Erskien Lenier

PS: Here is a friends blog that has more on this topic

All Out Raw, Naked, Uninhibited Freedom - What is it? What can I do with it? How? Why? Where? With Whom?

Freedom is When You've Got Nothing Left to Lose.... and you'll taken totally responsibility for where you are...

Most will read the above sentence and primarily think of not having anything materially to hold one back.

A few will think it means they no longer have to defend their former position on something and can proceed with courage, boldness and a clear consciousness of knowing they are "On Their Pathway of Destiny."

If you've read a few of my prior post, you will see that I've used references to the movie "The Matrix" more than a few times. This movie is relevant because it so lucidly illustrates the effects of the unquestioned "Factory Farm Induced Belief Systems.

Morpheus in The Matrix stated it so eloquently.... "Like a "Splinter in the Mind"....

Having questioned so many aspects of The Matrix we all are born into I recognize that we all must interface with it in a day to day sense but that our interface need not be as unconscious or under the hypnotic trance as "The System" wants us to.

What do I mean by that?

Here are some of the key questioned areas that will unpack and give you food for thought upon in this post and all to come.

Do we need to believe such things as:

Being poor is noble and good....

Money is bad and you had to do something bad to get it....

Our beliefs about sex....

I'm not OK if I don't get a degree, decent paying job, car, house, spouse, produce kids, contribute to a retirement program, qualify for credit, etc...

I need a full time job, work hard....

Fitness and the pursuit of Health is fine as long as it doesn't interfere with work....

That's not what the commercials, my factory farmed education and my parents told me was food!

I - we need to have full medical coverage no matter what and get vaccinated and take the medicines the doctor prescribes or suggest to us and get regular check ups if we want to stay healthy...

If your not patriotic your a traitor and a Communist....

If you don't vote you have no say....

We must have a government to maintain order and laws...

Our current system of government is the best there is or can be and just get over it and march to the beat of everyone else trying to make it work...

You need to be realistic and stop questioning so much. Just be happy for what you've got.

Stay tuned....

My sole mission is inspire you to question the nature of  what you have perceived as "Reality" for you and to become Self Aware of the larger picture of the Nature of the Reality we all are waking up within. It's not until we are awake that we can begin to find freedom.

Erskien Lenier
Tools For Releasing The Matrix's Grip On Your Life