by: Henry Hazlitt
Founding father Alexander Hamilton led a passionate and meaningful life. Nicknamed Little Lion for his short stature and bold ideas, Hamilton played an integral role in the founding of America’s union after the Revolutionary War as well the drafting and executing of America’s Constitution.
His life, chronicled in Charles Arthur Conant’s biography of him, exemplifies hard work and accomplishment. Along with fighting in the Revolutionary War, he became America’s first secretary of the Treasury under Washington’s administration, where he set up the nation’s first financial system.
This biographical account of Hamilton’s life shows how important he was to the birth and eventual administration of the young American nation. The life of Alexander Hamilton, as recently performed in the Broadway musical.
In 1960, Ishmael Reed, then an aspiring young writer, interviewed Malcolm X for a local radio station in Buffalo, New York. The encounter cost Reed his job and changed his life. In Malcolm and Me, Reed, acclaimed author of such classic novels as Mumbo Jumbo and winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, reveals a side of Malcolm X the public has never seen before, while exploring how the civil rights firebrand influenced his own views on working, living, speaking out, and left a mark on generations of artists and activists.
Malcolm X was one of the most influential human rights activists in history and his views on race, religion, and fighting back changed America and the world. Reed gives us a clear-eyed view of what the man was really like—beyond the headlines and the myth-making. Malcolm and Me is a personal look at the development of an artist and a testament to how chance encounters we have in our youth can transform who we are and the world we live in.
This is a great book, actually I super recommend it being that the current situation has everyone going full covidiot. But other than that it’s a great opportunity to know why you can control a situation and why you can’t.
The perception of power needs to be legitimate.
–I don’t have time to go into this like my other books I got other stuff to do but here is a good cliffnote review of the book:
Gladwell opens with a re-telling of the classic story of David and Goliath and then goes onto to explain all of the historical inaccuracies in the tale and how this has shaped our understanding of what it takes to beat a giant.
Giants can be such things as a disability, misfortune or oppression. But as you read on you find it is also a basketball team, an education model, impressionist painting, the ability to read, experiencing the death of a parent before the age of 15, power to name a few.
Gladwell proposes that what gives a giant its strength can also be its greatest weakness. Knowing how to identify that weakness to your advantage is how you become David. “the powerful and strong are not always what they seem” “There is a set of advantages that have to do with material resources, and there are a set that have to do with the absence of material resources.”
I found this man Jeremy Gilley a brilliant persistent individual. But more importantly this idea of Global Peace Day (September 21st Ever Year) is brilliant. Just like he says in the last part of the speech, by dropping a single drop of anything into a glass of pure water, will change it forever! In this, I see this a fundamental movement towards global peace worldwide. Why? Because many times people go out trying to hit home runs! Meaning, they have the idea in hand to create a peaceful world, but they come from it backwards. This man it simple hitting singles (in baseball), just make a little wave here and there, and really, that’s how you change the world. A little here and little there.
By speaking to the individual, he believes that will ultimately change the world. Governments and Country Politics are only a very small piece to gaining world peace. It all starts with you!
Great speech, although I think that the truth about polio-vaccinations should be exposed as fraud. I didn’t like that part of the speech. Although, I’m looking at it from a positive point of view. When you watch it, you’ll see that the Taliban actually adopted this day, so over all, even with the disaster of the polio-vaccination, this is TRUE movement for world peace!
In time polio-vaccinations will be exposed, at this time, this is the way to go in regards to a global cease fire!
Nathan J Scheer
This was a pretty amazing talk with Daniel Amen, about how he took a specialized brain scan technique into the psychology field. What he learned was that you can not treat everyone the same when it come to full on treatment of the challenge. Over the 20+ years he has seen over 83,000 brain scans and has really come to understand that you can fix the brain and the challenges created by them. If you are someone you love has any kind of brain damage or psychological problem, you may want to look into Daniel Amen’s work on nuerological psychology!
Great talk, very inspiration and healing towards future generations.
Nathan J Scheer
I’ve seen several different messages with Nick in it before! Really cool guy. If you have not followed my posts over the past couple days, I’ve purposefully found “disabled” individuals that are speaking on Ted Talks so you can see and hear a universal message about hope and over coming challenges in every day life. Every single one of these individuals has a message of not feeling bad about them. But more importantly, they all support the message of love and seeing value in every single person.
This effects your entire life on how you see others and what they do or do not have.
“Why do we kill each other with our words!”
-Nathan J Scheer
This little guy is a bad ass! Sam has progeria and he is 17 years old. This was a pretty good talk, he seemed a bit nervous during the middle of this talk, but WOW he has really come a long way and has some very solid advise that can be utilized by. One point I liked about this was the he sounds very similar to Sean Stephenson in the Ted Talk the Prison of Your Mind. It seems more and more people that have “disabilities” keep coming out and exclaiming that “You should not pitty me!”.
I really look up to these individuals as they give me hope, courage, strength and inner wisdom to live my life to fullest and that everything is possible. The main points of life:
Happiness, Excite and Love can be had by every single person on this planet, no matter what!
See for yourself!
PS: Even though Sam passed away in 2014 in Jan, I believe his quote saying that he believes he can change the world has come true. The inspiration of his life should echo through out history influencing more individuals to live their life to the fullest and not be afraid of what comes in life!
-Nathan J Scheer