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Using strategic thinking and incentives to win the game of life.

 

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5 Things You Always Wanted To Know About “A Victim Mentality and Game Theory” But Were Afraid To Ask…

 

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What is this Q & A series about?

There are some things within strategic thinking and gamer psychology you really do need to know about but you weren’t aware of.

Once you do think about it, either there is nothing about it that you can read on Wikipedia, or so much complicated and jargony information that you can’t even begin to explore the subject.

 

 

 

#1 Q. What does it mean for an individual to have a victim mentality?

A. Victim mentality is an acquired personality trait in which a person tends to recognize or consider themselves as a victim of the negative actions of others, and to behave as if this were the case in the face of contrary evidence of such circumstances. Victim mentality depends on clear thought processes and attribution. In some cases, those with a victim mentality have in fact been the victim of wrongdoing by others or have otherwise suffered misfortune through no fault of their own. However, such misfortune does not necessarily imply that one will respond by developing a pervasive and universal victim mentality where one frequently or constantly perceives oneself to be a victim.

Victim mentality is primarily developed, for example, from family members and situations during childhood. Similarly, criminals often engage in victim thinking, believing themselves to be moral and engaging in crime only as a reaction to an immoral world and furthermore feeling that authorities are unfairly singling them out for persecution.

#2 Q. Are there specific skill sets that can be used to distinguish those with victim thinking versus those or are actual victims such as a government or corporate whistleblower?

A. Transactional Analysis (TA) an integrative counseling theory based on game theory that has elements of psychoanalysis, humanist theory, and cognitive psychology. Approaches, first developed by Canadian-born US psychiatrist Eric

Berne, starting in the late 1950s. TA distinguishes real victims from those who adopt the role in bad faith, ignoring their own capacities to improve their situation.

#3 Q. It would seem that if a person truly sees themselves as a victim that this pattern would become integrated into their very being as a “reality”?

A. This is true. I speak of this in conversations within my writings on Applied Game Theory) especially concerning Regenerating Thought Processes and sense and cellular memory.

What happens is that the pattern of seeing oneself as a victim in most or all unpleasant situations is intensified once a pattern of victimization has been internalized, This is what occurs when a person finds his or herself in a double bind — some emotionally distressing dilemma in communication, in which an individual (or group) receives two or more conflicting messages, in which one message negates the other. This creates a situation in which a response to one message appears as an ineffective or failed response to the other (and vice versa). In such a situation the person will automatically be wrong or ineffective regardless of response. Double binds appear when a person is unable to confront an inherent dilemma and thus is unable to resolve it or create an exit strategy.

#4 Q. Is there a way of exploring or studying these patterns?

A. There is a theory that explores Object relations. Here one explores the way possession by a false self can create a permanent sense of victimization- a sense of always being in the hands of an external fate. When addressing victim mentality in problem-solving scenarios there are a number of approaches that can also be explored. These include:

· Spiral of silence: Here one opinion in a group of individuals becomes dominant as those who perceive their opinion to be in the minority remain silent because they fear that they may be isolated or attacked by the group because of their opinion. Spiral of science is also known as political and mass communication theory, an idea propounded by the German political scientist Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann

· Somebody Else’s Problem: (also known as Someone Else’s Problem or SEP) is a mental/emotional action where individuals/groups of individuals choose to dissociate themselves from an issue that may be in critical need of recognition. A common metaphor for this behavior is the “Ostrich putting its head in the sand.”

#5 Q. How can one break this type of pattern?

A. It requires that one take responsibility for one’s own desires and long-term actions. This is not easy to do for a person with a long pattern of victim thinking. Since HAGT is focused on personal development one must approach this issue from this perspective. If the pattern is locked in through what is called “emotional baggage” then various approaches can be used. Among these is Inner Child work. Emotional release Bodywork, Homeopathy, and Energy Medicine, Guided Journal Writing such as has been developed by Ira Progoff and various forms of “Ruthless Introspection”.

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Change your attitude, Surrender your fear, and you can have a life of abundance and happiness.

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HAGT is an umbrella term for thousands of systematic strategies that describe why and how individuals and organizations make decisions. This process involves more than just making wise choices. It is concerned with the effective organization of data and facts, predictive analytics, collaborative intelligence, self-love, serving others as well as ourselves and many other related ideas.

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HAGT: The Secret System To Winning The Game Of Life

HAGT is an anagram for Harrison’s Applied Game Theory…

…To understand how HAGT works you need to understand how game theory works.

 

 

 

 

Among scientists, game theory is the name used to describe systematic concepts that were designed to explain why and how individuals and organizations strategize, i.e. make decisions when one person (or more than one other person) might also affect the outcome of the decision. This concept is so important that researchers in the field have won dozens of Nobel Prizes including the two awarded this year

Today, (2020) game theory has become an umbrella term or ‘unified field’ theory for thousands of games, most being rational approaches to many different defined interactions including relationships in business, spirituality, competition, sports, romance and even interactions with nonhuman players such as computers, animals, and plants.

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Another way of describing game theory is the observation of a set of ideas and numbers that describe the past, present, or future state of something particularly strategic interactions between two or more individuals or groups (players) in a situation containing set rules and outcomes. Gamer theory used in a number of disciplines and can be applied to make individual choices in everyday life. The theory has most notably used as a tool within the study of economics, particularly in politics, sports, and international affairs. The economic application of game theory can be a valuable tool to aid in the fundamental analysis of industries, sectors, and any strategic interaction between two or more firms or individuals who need to strategize to create maximum benefit at the lowest possible cost.

How is game theory connected to happiness? Happiness can mean different things to different people. What game theory, especially my approach, known as Harrison’s Applied Game Theory (HAGT) can do is, reduce the ways in which people suffer.

Suffering is disruptive and at times necessary mental, emotional, psychological, and also a spiritual experience of unpleasantness and aversion associated with harm or threat of harm. On the positive side, suffering can contribute to how you organize meaning in your emotional world and much more. One should never assume that all suffering is negative. The key is to understand which suffering is essential and which is a self-created illusion.

Some suffering is an expression of natural law — an essential tool for survival. For the unaware individual, it is often a negative experience, especially if this individual has made poor choices in the past.

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Compassion, one of the most worthy, and admired human qualities; often comes from recognizing the suffering of others. Their suffering may present great meaning and direction to your own life, motivating, and also inspiring you to serve others in need. This service, in turn, creates a larger sense of community.

What determines how intense your suffering is or will be? The origin and cause of suffering; its processes, the meaning it presents to the individual who seems to be suffering; it’s related social, personal, and cultural behaviors; the knowledge of how to manage, reduce, or eliminate the suffering; and the benefits one might accrue for having suffered will all influence the intensity of that suffering. Add to this the frequency of each occurrence, plus the concurrence of mental, emotional, psychological, and also spiritual factors involved. Now by combining these with the duration of the suffering, and you have a wide range of experiences related to suffering.

If you are to understand the meaning of your life it is essential that you explore how and why you suffer.

The Meaning of Life

All human suffering, whether necessary or self-created, is tied to obstacles that have meaning for us. Such an obstacle

may be associated with some physical or psychological discomfort, or spiritually speaking, from the “pain of longing” — the seeking of something deeper than the world of form. Who can say what it might be?

Transcending obstacles defines much of what goes on in life. Think about it. It is likely that you function day to day on “automatic pilot,” then suddenly you experience a usually unexpected obstacle. Now, this obstacle might be walking up the steps of a non-functioning escalator, or waiting in a long line at the post office. It may be something equally annoying like a sudden red light that causes you to hit the brakes on your car. These types of challenges are what get your attention.

When things, events, or people limit your freedom, these “obstacles” take on meaning. We are also often drawn to things of great beauty, sensuality, and elegance. These things also have meaning. So as you can see, to notice something, positive or negative is to give it meaning.

What does it mean for something to have meaning? This is an important question. Many great thinkers have proposed that all meaning is based on your perception as well as shifts in your perception.

Many of us go through life unconsciously. We each decide arbitrarily that some things are important while others are not. Something might have meaning now that did not have any meaning just a few moments ago.

 

Does ‘meaning’ have to have a particular quality or quantity to it? Will any sense of meaning do? How would you even know if something had more than a superficial meaning? What’s the link between meaning and significance in daily action? If something has meaning for you, does it have ‘meaning’ because it reinforces your sense of being — or is something deeper going on? Is meaning anything more than what grabs your attention?

Your answers to these questions about the “meaning of life” may have great implications for how you think, make choices, use language, and communicate with others in the process of daily living. Without this inquiry, you may be destined to a life of confusion or intellectual, emotional, and spiritual numbness.

What Harrison’s Applied Game Theory does is offer a person the ability to be more effective, efficient, precise, productive, and self-aware. It also gives creative and innovative thinkers the opportunity to create greater meaning in their life by making a measurable difference in the world.

So I did applied game theory become the center of my life?

 

In 2002 I saw the movie A Beautiful Mind about Nobel prize-winning mathematician John Nash. Nash was a pioneer in the development of Game Theory. This story is not about Nash or the movie. It is about the door that opened in my mind’s eye after seeing the film.

 

 

The subject of this particular story is actually not a human being, it is a concept – applied game theory.  Please note that I am not a mathematician and I am not an academic and  I am not a computer scientist. I’m just a regular person trying to make the best of my life as most of us are.

 

 

 

After seeing a Beautiful Mind it became obvious to me that everything in life, as is often said is a “game”.  That is a common cliché, winning the game of life, yet, what does that exactly mean?

 

For me, it means that except for a few things such as the hunger to learn of spiritual things, the nature of art, the exploration of truth, understanding philosophy, making sense of our emotions, and the experience of culture, everything in life really is a game.

 

In practical terms that means that in a world made up of people, places, and things there’s always a playing field, a board, or a game space of some type. The game might be a video game, your job, your family, or your friendships. You can’t have a game without a game space, whether a conceptual environment (a political party) or an actual playing field or board as in football, chess, or track and field.

 

 

All games will have players, and in applied game theory, there must be at least two players (sometimes the other player is a computer algorithm). If a game has many players and is highly competitive, there will usually also be cheaters.  Here, cheaters are players (often called “agents”) who know that they are not going to win the game playing by the rules.  These players intentionally break the rules knowing that they will be caught. It is a type of strategy.  They calculate that the benefits they will gain from cheating will be greater than the cost of any penalty they might receive for cheating.

 

If a person is to win at the game of life, they must have an endgame. An endgame here is what a person wishes to achieve at the end of a specific process (game). Is it wealth, a great marriage, a nice home, to become a philanthropist, to experience spiritual fulfillment? So what are the markings of a game?  Every game, in order to be a game, must have a game space, rules of engagement, players, referees, penalties for cheating,  and a definition of what winning means (the end-game).

 

Once a person realizes that life really is a game, specific changes will take place in their way of thinking.

 

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To begin with, winning and knowing when you have won becomes essential in the process. To win, does not mean everyone else has to lose.  There are win-win games where all the players get to win.  However, when placed in situations where other people insist on playing a strategy where only they win and everybody else needs to lose, the skilled gamer not only knows how to outwit their adversary but can even convert their adversaries’ point of view so that everyone benefits.

Ultimately, when a person sees their life as part of a larger game they are likely to develop a greater interest and intention to be more effective, efficient, precise, productive, and self-aware (EEPPSA).

 

So each of us has a choice to make. Do we want to live our lives without much thought, simply surviving and maybe prospering if we get lucky? Or do we want to have an intention and look at each moment mindfully, recognizing that with game thinking at our base we can maximize our potential at the lowest possible cost?  With this line of thinking, we can also help others to win,  making the world a better place?

 

 

In this complex, multi-layered game, we call “life”, living through cognitive biases, logical fallacies, Fake News, and so-called “alternative facts” just won’t work.

 

The game of life

 

In order to survive and prosper, even the most simple and common person will need to understand some basic ideas. These are ideas that can be understood by a 9th Grader.  Even an individual who has played Tic-tac-toe, Rock-paper-scissors, checkers, chess, ping-pong, or any team sport can follow this line of thought to solve problems.

 

At the next level…

There are more sophisticated and advanced ideas which any high-school student would be familiar with that can be applied to solve problems and for “winning the game of life”.  Ideas that include Murphy’s Law, worst-case scenarios, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, critical thinking, pattern language, probabilities, etc. These are the types of ideas players often use in poker, sports betting, or in applying common sense to solve a problem. Those who can do this and do it well will prosper and survive better than those who don’t.

“the person who refuses to learn about applied game theory in the game of life will be eaten by those who do”.  

 

Why do I say this? Because often, in life, those who know gamer thinking may not always be ethical, moral, or even have your best interests at heart. It is important to be able to see trouble coming and have the ability, strategies, and tactics to address these challenges.

 

In Conclusion

The takeaway here is to recognize your life is a game, recognize you are a player in that game, and that all the people around you, whether they know it or not, are also players in that game. When you play, play to win. If you are a truly extraordinary player, a true visionary, play for everyone to win!

 

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The Great Game Theory Guide: #14 Using “Big Data” to Create Winning Strategies

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Q. Lewis, where do you get the information you need to create winning game-based strategies?

A. Many game theorists ask how I access so much information across so many disciplines and fields of exploration. I answer, that my research, sourcing, and process has been developing for over forty years.

Now, before I answer your question it might be helpful if we begin with a short introduction to the basics of game theory. Below is an article (a 6-minute read) as well as a more in-depth video embedded in the article. Both were created so they would be understood by 12-year-old.

The Article:

The Best Introduction to Game Theory, Simple and Easy to Understand — Written for a 12-Year-Old

A. Now to answer your question. A. I have been a student and teacher in the human potential, personal development, and self-help movements for over fifty years. It as brought me plenty of laughs, joy, playfulness, and introspection

I am always amused and intrigued by those of my peers that like to claim that all problems are simply the product of negative thinking.

“These are either truly extraordinary people or superficial thinkers with no sense of empathy or compassion for others”.

I imagine that if one can live in the state that Zen teachers call Beginner’s Mind, then there really are no problems, there is only, what “Is”! For those with a deep authentic faith in God, there are also no problems. One can simply say “it is God’s will” or “it is Karma” or “it is all grace” and just live with whatever happens.

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Of course, many of us do not fit into any of these categories. We may even aspire to do so but the reality (or the illusion) of our lives doesn’t allow this. Our parent dies and we not only grieve but also see the loss of this loved one as a problem. We care about our job and feel it is a problem when we feel we are underpaid or have been terminated unfairly. Deeply caring people feel it is a problem when poor people are kept in poverty or are victimized by circumstances beyond their control. Political conservatives often proclaim that “big Government” is a problem, and progressive liberals often believe rich people paying little or no taxes is a problem. The truth is that our own limited thinking is the problem. The rest of us need to jump into the game.

I soon came to understand that life is about knowing we have obstacles to transcend or overcome. As a monk, I could simply meditate and contemplate. In the world, I soon saw that I would need to meditate, contemplate, and strategize. Whether we call it a problem or an opportunity to learn something and grow from the experience is irrelevant. Whatever our attitude may be about the challenge it is nonetheless a challenge. If we are spiritually-focused or are so detached from the affairs of the world that nothing really seems to matter then game theory can do nothing for us. If we are arrogant, irrational, drowning in our own cognitive biases and logical fallacies we will slide into a life of struggle and suffering.

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The Takeaway

Knowledge is power. In life, it best to create a long-term goal or vision using facts, not just opinions . Once we have done that we can use HAGT (Harrison’s Applied Game Theory) and gamer-psychology to strategize effectively while maximizing our potential at the lowest possible cost.

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HAGT And The 80% – 20% Principle – Achieving your full potential without struggle

Achieving your full potential without struggle

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I have always been intrigued by the ideas of the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto. He observed in 1906 that for many phenomena, 20% of invested energy is responsible for 80% of the results. This important statistic reflects the value of conserving and balancing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual resources as a means of reducing struggle, and suffering.

I have observed among many of my students that those who develop a mastery of conserving and leveraging their most accessible resources such as time, space, emotional energy, etc., experience less unnecessary struggle than those who do not. Defining your strengths and learning to conserve them and apply them effectively and efficiently is not a simple exercise. This is a constant process that requires the ability to leverage different resources.

Conservation and balance is a discipline which is innate but often repressed or ignored in exchange for short term gain and immediate gratification. Once an individual has committed to the process this idea of consistent conservation and balance becomes as natural as breathing.

Conserving and balancing is a step-by-step process. Each step requires a distinct awareness. If you are not conscious and have not transcended attachment to short-term gratification, you can take this concept, which is a path to freedom, and turn it into a rigid, mental prison. The greater your awareness and the less your attachment to old ways of thinking, dogma, and short-term gratification, the less unnecessary struggle you will experience.

It is often said that “anything done in moderation is not destructive” but that, of course, isn’t necessarily so. Moderate self-destructive behavior is nevertheless self-destructive. If you understand the value of conserving resources, you may still have difficulty balancing them, especially if in this process of conservation you are motivated by pride, vanity, ambition, and hunger to own more and more or experience greater and greater pleasure at any cost. Unfortunately, those who delude themselves by acting in destructive ways, even if moderately so, don’t know who they are, where they are, where they are going, where they have been, or the cost they are bound to pay later.

A person in this state of being may push things to the point of excess and then claim he or she is being moderate. Unfortunately, this way of thinking and living, more often than not, leads to an unpleasant end. Understanding conservation and balance is not just a philosophical issue. It is connected to an individual’s ability to survive.

Takeaway

It is only the immature, unaware, arrogant, or emotionally unbalanced person that struggles with this concept. In the end, he or she is the first to succumb to a dangerous, toxic, or stressful environment.

Ultimately, conservation and balance is the door to a meaningful life.

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Applied Game Theory, and the Importance of History in Strategizing

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Welcome to my Applied Game Theory Newsletter. This is the place you will get real facts, not fake news, or the hype of wish-full thinking. Read on and you will learn how to create winning strategies while becoming more effective, efficient, precise, productive, and self-aware.  Today’s report is about How Understanding Factual History can Take Your “Life Game”  to a Higher Level

 

 

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Let’s explore Applied Game Theory and the Importance of History in Strategizing. It has been said that if you don’t understand history you are likely to repeat it. This is especially so if you are seeking to be more EEPPSA (Effective, efficient, precise, productive, and self-aware. The skilled gamer theorist and strategist studies history to isolate essential patterns. This does not need to be complex.

 

 

 

 

Whether it’s the history of thanksgiving, military strategy, or business success a good place to start is the history channel which has a pop-culture sensibility but plenty of interesting questions, Of course, you can Google History and work your way in from there, I learned a lot just watching the movie American History X, If you search history online lots of interesting stuff will pop up, another way to learn about the past is to take today’s dates and look up this day in history or on this date in history, you can look up today in history, some ethnic groups celebrate certain times of the year to explore their history such as black history month, some seek hardcore history fetching every small detail of the narrative, others flow through YouTube history.  Whether you are seeking fact-based clear history or fact-based  revisionist history the journey is the same, If you are interested in specific subjects you can check out the history channel schedule for history channel shows on the subject

 

Applied Game Theory can help you to connect the dots correctly, and isolate the Dots ……….You May Have Missed

On the surface the issue is simple. Anti-democracy Communist China is bad, democratic Hong Kong is good. I’m a big fan of freedom of speech and clearly the Communists are not. Still, the question arises, why has Hong Kong been separate from China all these years? If you study history and look at it all through the perspective of applied game theory things get a bit fuzzy.

Watch the video below and you’ll see what I mean.

 

After watching this video I think you can understand what I mean concerning the history of Hong Kong and history in general. Things are seldom black and white. This is where applied game theory and gamer psychology can be such a powerful tool.

 

 

The fact is that if you did even a little, serious, fact-based research you could find short articles and videos to explain basic facts from different political, social, and, economic perspectives. A good place to start is the history channel which has a pop-culture sensibility but plenty of interesting questions, Of course, you can Google History and work your way in from there, or watch historically driven films, even if fictional. I learned a lot just watching the movie American History X.  If you search history online lots of interesting stuff will pop up.  Another way to learn about the past is to take today’s’ dates and look up this day in history, on this date in history, and you can also lookup today in history.

 

 

 

Some ethnic groups celebrate certain times of the year to explore their history such as black history month, some seek hardcore history fetching every small detail of the narrative, while others flow through YouTube history for short 5-minute video tips.  Whether you are seeking fact-based clear history or fact-based revisionist history the journey is the same. If you are interested in applied game theory and being more effective and efficient, there are specific subjects you can check out on the history channel. See the schedule for history channel shows on the subject.

 

 

Though there may not be one “right point of view” there are certain facts most critical thinkers can agree on even concerning such controversial subjects as:

  • The History of Thanksgiving
  • Why the American Civil War Happened
  • The source of the problems in Hong Kong
  • Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza
  • What happened in the American Revolution – For instance, The Boston Tea Party did not happen in any way as described by most history books. Oh, and if you don’t know what the Boston Tea Party is, there is a challenge right there.(No it wasn’t an actual Tea Party). Look it up!

 

So what is the meaning of history? History” is an umbrella-term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. The definition of history is drawn from the ancient Greek word, historia, meaning ‘inquiry; knowledge acquired by investigation’. Essentially history is the study of the past.

Events occurring before the invention of writing systems are considered prehistory. ” Scholars who focus on history are called historians. The historian’s role is to place the past in context, using sources from moments and events, and filling in the gaps to the best of their ability. Written documents are not the only sources historians use to develop their understanding of the past. They also use material objects, oral accounts, ecological markers, art, and artifacts as historical sources. In a sense, you could, if you wish, become a skilled amateur historian, a person who solves puzzles by organizing historical facts, material objects, oral accounts, ecological markers, art, and artifacts as historical sources. Still, there is a difference between being a gatherer of historical data point and just making stuff up.

 

 

As Daniel Patrick “Pat” Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) the respected American politician, sociologist and diplomat once said   “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” In real-time this is important for anyone, whether a Zionist, “boycott Israel” activist, Black Lives Matter Supporter, or gun rights-second amendment constitutionalist, to keep in mind as they wildly Tweet without seeking out historical facts that are not only not hidden but are sitting there in plain sight.

So let’s look a little closer at the history of History

Herodotus, a 5th-century BC Greek historian is often considered (within the Western tradition) to be the “father of history,” or, by some, the “father of lies.” Along with his contemporary Thucydides, he helped form the foundations for the modern study of human history. Their works continue to be read today, and the gap between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused Thucydides remains a point of contention or approach in modern historical writing. In East Asia, a state chronicle, the Spring and Autumn Annals, was known to be compiled from as early as 722 BC although only 2nd-century BC texts have survived, and throughout the aboriginal world history has been passed down through the oral tradition. Is one approach superior to another? Who am I to say. Still, if we wish to transcend old clichés such as “history is written by the winners” we are going to have to put our thinking caps on and do a little research, research that transcends our cognitive biases and logical fallacies about what happened, where and how did it happen, and who was involved or affected by it happening?

 

 

History, like gsme theory also includes the academic discipline which uses narrative to describe, examine, question, and analyze a sequence of past events, investigate the patterns of cause and effect that are related to them. Historians seek to understand and represent the past through narratives. They often debate which narrative best explains an event, as well as the significance of different causes and effects. Historians also debate the nature of history and its usefulness by discussing the study of the discipline as an end in itself and as a way of providing “perspective” on the problems of the present.

 

Stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources (such as the tales surrounding King Arthur), are usually classified as cultural heritage or legends. History differs from myth in that it is supported by evidence. However, ancient influences have helped spawn variant interpretations of the nature of history which have evolved over the centuries and continue to change today. The modern study of history is wide-ranging and includes the study of specific regions and the study of certain topical or thematic elements of historical investigation. History is often taught as part of primary and secondary education, and the academic study of history is a major discipline in university studies.

If you have an interest in developing greater historical literacy, I recommend you explore the resources below. Just Click on the Library books below for, the best free resources for accurate history.

 

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Political Correctness Guidelines added to Scrabble – As Reported – on the BBC

 

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Welcome to my Applied game Theory Newsletter. This is the place you will get real facts, not fake news, or the hype of wish-full thinking. Read on and you will learn how to create winning strategies while becoming more effective, efficient, precise, productive, and self-aware.  Today’s report is about Political Correctness in the World of Competition Scrabble

Today, Leaders of the Scrabble tournament community in North America are voting on whether to ban the use of racial and homophobic slurs. This is an example of political correctness 2020. I’m not saying doing this is a bad thing. It is, however an example of a trend.

 

 

The vote will decide whether the words will be removed from the North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA) list of accepted words. Though I have searched I have not found as many political correctness articles as I thought I might, so I decided to tackle the subject

 

 

You may ask – What is the meaning political correctness?  Why is this such an important story?”  You might even ask  – Why do people dislike political correctness?” The answer is that it goes to the very core of the culture war over what has come to be known as Political Correctness or PC.

Do you think people have taken political correctness too far? Obviously the people at the Scrabble Association don’t think so. Let’s explore political correctness pro and con, as well as the history of the term.

 

 

 

 Listen carefully – Political correctness is a term used to describe measures,  policies, or language, intended to avoid disadvantage, or offense to those of particular groups in society. In the media and public discourse, the term is generally used negatively and as a pejorative with an implication that these policies are excessive or unwarranted.  Since the late 1980s, the term has been used to describe a preference for inclusive language and avoiding language or behavior that can be seen as excluding, marginalizing, or insulting groups of people considered discriminated against, disenfranchised or disadvantaged or especially groups defined by sexual orientation, gender, race or religious affiliation.

 

 

What started out as mildly sarcastic has become serious business. Consider that in its early usage the term politically correct was created by leftists in the 1970s and 1980s as self-critical satire.  Back then the usage was ironic, rather than a name for a serious political movement. Essentially  It was considered an in-joke among leftists used to satirize those who were too rigid in their adherence to political orthodoxy, especially by the new Left concerning positions taken by old-line communists.

 

 

The modern pejorative usage of the term emerged from conservative criticism of the New Left in the late 20th century. This usage was popularized by a number of articles in The New York Times and other media throughout the 1990sturned the term into a meme and a Regerating Thought Processes (RTPs). The term was further fueled by the debate surrounding Allan Bloom‘s 1987 book The Closing of the American Mind.  The term gained even further currency in response to Roger Kimball‘s Tenured Radicals (1990), and conservative author Dinesh D’Souza‘s 1991 book Illiberal Education.

One might say that concerning this term conservatives used a bit of tricksterism to flip the meaning of the term politically correct. Commentators on the political-left in the United States contend that conservatives use the concept of political correctness to downplay and divert attention from substantively discriminatory behavior against disadvantaged groups, and on this point, they may be right. Many progressive thinkers also argue that the political right enforces its own forms of political correctness to suppress criticism of its favored constituencies and ideologies. In the United States, the term has played a major role in the “culture war” between liberals and conservatives. Still, it was a suprise to many that somehow the humble, non-political, and highly correct game of Scrabble somehow got pulled into all of this. After all, what is scrabble about?

 

Here we have a word-game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game-board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. The tiles must form words that, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downward in columns, and be included in a standard dictionary or lexicon.

Just think how difficult it would be to force Scrabble to be politically correct? After all, the game is sold in 121 countries and is available in 29 languages. Over 150 million sets have been sold worldwide, and roughly one-third of American and half of British homes have a Scrabble set. As for groups dedicated to Scrabble – there are approximately 4,000 Scrabble clubs around the world.

What are your thoughts on political correctness?. I’d like to hear them.

 

 

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Q. Lewis, what are the basics of FIFA 20 Ultimate Team and Fantasy Football.

A.  Let’s begin with “How does fantasy football work?Basicallly  The participants serve as general managers of virtual professional  football Clubs, often from the Premier Leagues. The competitors select their rosters by participating in a draft in which all relevant  players are available. Points are based on the actual performances of the players in the real-world competition.

 

 

 

 

I’m addicted to FIFA 20 Ultimate Team?  If you are as well, you have come to the right place.  I have been a student of sports analytics and applied game theory, and fantasy football and fantasy soccer for many years.

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Let’s begin here. often “What are the best fantasy football apps  Or What is the best fantasy football site?” For me, it is FIFA 20 Ultimate Team.

A friend once asked me “Why do you play fantasy football?”  The truth is that I love games of all types, gamer psychology, game theory, and fantasy sports of any kind, especially fantasy football. These really fulfill this need.  Still, there are challenges here. To most of us, it can be really frustrating when you happen to come across an insanely expensive player, or a great team that has all in-form players, with some top tier players like Messi and Ronaldo who each cost more than 2 million FIFA coins in the market. Worse still, you know that you might never ever get see 2 million coins in your life, which basically means there are only a few options left.

 

 

If you want to get those top players, you need to make a lot of coins by basically trading in the  FIFA market. Fact is, trading is usually so very boring and difficult especially if you are trading manually. And if ever you are going to become an expert at trading in order to afford the top players and teams, you will have wasted a lot of your precious time which you would have otherwise used playing and enjoying some more games, or even doing something else that’s more fun.

Fortunately however, because of this unique problem, a guy by the name Mike Miranda came up with what is known as, FUTMillionaire Trading Center to help players like us out. FUTMillionaire Trading Center is a fantastic private community comprised of professional FIFA traders. This community helps ordinary FIFA players like me and you become extraordinary traders (or trading experts), and make millions and millions of FIFA coins.

 

 

FUTMillionaire Trading Center helps users a lot as it has an exclusive Members Area which provides information on what is working best in the market, and what the expert-recommended selling and buying price is on the FIFA market. That’s just half of it, the best thing about FUTMillionaire Trading Center is that they feature Members’ only automatic trading programs which do all the FIFA trading for you. FUTMillionaire also offers actual trading methods which you simply need to follow so as to attain FUT’s Trading excellence.

 

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What makes FUTMillionaire even better, is that all of the programs and trading knowledge which you find inside will also help you make actual money (real cash) with FIFA. As a matter of fact, I have been making a good amount of extra income by simply selling my excess FIFA coins on eBay. This has allowed me to purchase some other games which I enjoy playing once in a while.

 

 

At the moment, there are 2 modules, FIFA Ultimate Team Millionaire Autobuyer module, and the Autobidder module, which bids for items, trades 24hrs a day when you are at school or at work, and searches for all the best deals. This is actually how all of the top traders normally end up making those millions, and eventually afford those amazing teams you encounter.

 

As for me, the FUTMillionaire Trading Center is a must have for any real FIFA Ultimate Team Gamer out there. I definitely recommend it, and you should check it out today and start enjoying the many benefits FUTMillionare Trading Center offers.

Ultimately My passion for FUTMillionaire Trading Center comes from my passion for Game theory. Game theory is the branch of mathematics concerned with the analysis of strategies for dealing with competitive situations where the outcome of a participant’s rational choice of action depends critically on the rational actions of other participants. Game theory has been applied to contexts in war, business, and biology and has won economists many of the Noble Prizes awarded in the 21st century. It is the perfect system for success in any fantasy sport.

I have been successful at the game of life, mainly through my ability to predict how people are likely to act irrationally in certain situations. Through this skill I developed a system called HAGT, Harrison’s Applied Game Theory. Of course, it is one thing to have a theory, and something else all-together to apply a theory to making money. I have dedicated my gamer psychology skills to making money in affiliate marketing, creating and promoting my own courses on-line, and engaging in sports betting and fantasy sports.

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