But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
As I prepare to leave my service in the military, it has come to me that while multitudes abound of books on the principles of leadership, most of these are directed towards the business world and towards maximizing the production of those under you for profit and gain, but there are very few works that point to leadership as a whole, and the concept that we learn from the Bible of leadership through serving those we lead (Matthew 23:11). In my experience, the higher you climb through the ranks of leadership, whether in the military, the business world, politics, or even in the leadership of your own family, the leader strives less and less to serve their own interests to accomplish tasks, but serve the interests of those he leads, that their worries are lessened to do the task at hand. It demands setting aside your own agendas in order to serve the wider body. However, it has also been my experience that the further you push your own agendas to the side to serve others that your own agendas coincide with those of the body, and are fulfilled through your service of the body.
That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
1 Corinthians 12:25-26
Continue reading “Guest Post – Christian Leadership: Three Principles – Sgt Tim of Outlaw Patriot News”
Global monetary systems typically undergo systemic resets around twice per century on average. If you are looking for an excellent, succinct resource for an overview of recent monetary history, please check out the following video before reading on:
140 Years of Monetary History in 10 Minutes – Mike Maloney
If you have come to the realization that the current monetary system is on life support and is overdue for a dramatic shift that will impact everyone and everything on the planet, then you may be wondering about what is coming next? Prognosticators are predicting everything from utopia to apocalypse and all possibilities in between, and it can be confusing and frightening to examine many of the potential scenarios moving forward.
Continue reading “Systemic Reset – What Comes After?”
We have an issue with timelines and attention spans.
When an event happens on the global financial and geopolitical stage and the official narrative is framed, those who question the narrative are brushed aside or even shouted down. Then, when evidence surfaces months and years later that undermines the original narrative those who originally propagated a false story can simply put out a minor release correcting the record. The initial narrative is already set. Even a revelation that the initial narrative was completely and utterly wrong to the point of being the exact opposite of the truth post facto doesn’t matter. The general populace has already framed their beliefs and opinions based on the false reports or claims and will only in rare circumstances bother to adjust to new information. It’s just too difficult to keep track of things.
We’re walking the plank because we outsourced our critical thinking to our information outlet of choice. Millions of Americans haven’t been instructed in proper critical thinking. Otherwise we wouldn’t see people willing to embrace multiple beliefs simultaneously that are overtly and obviously contradictory.
But I digress…
Continue reading “Summer Doldrums – 2016 Edition”
How many times in your life have you believed something to be true only to find out that it was false?
What percentage of your current beliefs are actually false?
It’s safe to say that we all hold beliefs and that some of them are false. It’s also safe to say that if we knew that something was false we wouldn’t believe in it. After all, knowledge can be classified as a justified true belief. Given this situation, why do we passively assume that all of our beliefs are true when a two-question examination demonstrates that such an assumption is completely unreasonable?
Maybe we’re scared of change. Maybe the truth hurts. Maybe we don’t like admitting that we were wrong. Maybe we’re just lazy. Maybe it’s all of these. Maybe it’s something else completely…
Continue reading “Come, Let Us Reason Together”
The Amateur Society will be inactive for the remainder of this week. Our normal meeting will take place this coming Monday 7/25 at 8:00pm as usually scheduled. If you contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) I may be slower to respond. As always: stay safe, keep asking questions, and God bless.
Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 7/18, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at email@example.com.
Tonight we will again turn our attention to current events in the geopolitical and financial arenas domestically and internationally. Please join us for a discussion of the Republican National Convention, the failed coup in Turkey, terror in France, recent actions in monetary policy, Pokemon Go, and whatever other topics are on your radar.
We welcome your participation in an open, honest conversation where everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and ask questions we don’t typically investigate. Thanks for your time and we look forward to speaking with you!