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Pressure to conform can backfire. Individuals may react against the pressure they feel is being exerted on them, making purchase decisions that assert their individuality or that are purposely rebellious. The young mother who is told repeatedly that using cloth diapers will make her a better mother rejects them in favor of disposables. A college baseball player whose teammates try to pressure him into wearing a team cap off the field wears a cowboy hat in defiance. A person whose social group has the Apple iPhone chooses an Android instead, reacting against the pressure of social conformity. Do you find yourself having problems “fighting” against peer pressures to think and act certain ways? Look at for some great suggestions.

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Inclusive Leadership: The Essential Leader-Follower Relationship

When two atoms come close to each other, if the potential energy of their combined state is less than their potential energy when they are separate, the atoms will tend to react. But the reaction only happens when the electron shells come into an alignment so that the reaction happen. It is an issue of alignment and the atoms’ velocity. If the shells do not meet in the proper alignment and velocity, the reaction will not happen and the atoms will bounce away from each other. The faster and more often the atoms collide, the likelier they are to react and reach that lower energy state. Chemical (electron shell) reactions need to reach their to occur, and this is measured in temperature. The activation energy for hydrogen and oxygen to react and form water is about 560 degrees Celsius (560o C). Nuclear reactions work in similar fashion, but for nuclear fusion in the Sun’s core, at 16 million degrees Celsius, at a pressure 340 billion times greater than Earth’s atmosphere at sea level, in 10 billion years at one trillion collisions per second, a proton has a 50% chance of fusing with another proton. Nuclear fusion is thus far rarer than electron bonding, and far less energy is released when atoms bond via electrons. The fusion of a helium nucleus releases that it takes to ionize a hydrogen atom. As , some reactions have a cumulative result of , while others . The first can be seen as an investment of energy, while the second can be seen as consuming it. Organisms and civilizations have always faced the investment/consumption decision.

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, writing during the reign of (27 BCE to 14 CE), recorded the astonishment of his contemporaries when they learned that the Ciminian forest was once as dense as those at the Empire’s edge, in today’s Germany. Augustus and had just returned from the frontier in Germany, and the Roman public was amazed that such a forest existed; nobody suspected that only a few centuries earlier, the Italian Peninsula had such forests. When the soils of the deforested hillsides came down, they often formed marshes and swamps. Malaria is Italian for “bad air,” and by about 300 BCE, Greece got malaria from its deforestation and marshes, and the Italian Peninsula got it a couple of centuries later.

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I realize that almost nobody on Earth today can pass the integrity tests that my fellow travelers were subjected to, and I do not ask that of anybody whom I will attempt to recruit into my upcoming effort. It will be a non-heroic approach, of “merely” achieving enough heart-centered sentience and awareness to where a world of free energy and abundance is only by a sizeable group , but who will also not be proselytizing. If they can truly understand this essay’s message, they will probably .

Re-conceptualizing the Hierarchy of Influences for a Digital Age

Also, each Epochal Event was , perhaps even by , and even the Industrial Revolution and its attendant Scientific Revolution had few fathers. However, I came to realize that there is probably , and even Indiana Jones cannot save the world by himself. With the strategy that I finally developed, I do not because I know that there are not enough currently walking Earth. I am attempting something far more modest. The is making free energy technology and the resulting epoch of abundance , and all of , which is largely why my former partner and my astronaut colleague were voices in the wilderness and like ducks in a shooting gallery that did not know where the next shot would come from. The most damaging shots were usually fired by their “,” right into their backs, which nobody could have convinced me of in 1985. But after play out dozens of times, , and my partner admitted it to me in 2013.

Weber: Political Writings, "Between Two Laws," p. 76.

Those recruits will simply be singing a song of practical abundance that will attract those who have been . Once enough people know the song by heart and can sing it, and have attracted a large enough audience that can approach the free energy issue in a way that risks nobody’s life and will not be easy for the provocateurs and the effort’s “allies” to wreck, then it will be , but .