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Last post Author Topic: good Videos [short films] here :)  (Read 84726 times)

IainB

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Re: good Videos - Luca Pacioli: Father of Accounting (27min.)
« Reply #300 on: June 19, 2017, 03:46:50 AM »
...The worst offenders I have met in that regard ("Why would you need to prove your totals?") were mathematicians who apparently had never heard of that other mathematician - Fra Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli ("the father of accounting and bookkeeping"). ...

Luca Pacioli: Father of Accounting - YouTube
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Fra Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli (sometimes Paccioli or Paciolo; c. 1447–1517) was an Italian mathematician, Franciscan friar, collaborator with Leonardo da Vinci, and a seminal contributor to the field now known as accounting. He is referred to as "The Father of Accounting and Bookkeeping" and he was the first person to publish a work on the double-entry system of book-keeping.[3] He was also called Luca di Borgo after his birthplace, Borgo Sansepolcro, Tuscany.[4]
From <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luca_Pacioli>

Pacioli also documented the Rule of 72 to estimate  investment doubling or halving at different rates.
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Re: good Videos [short films] here :)
« Reply #301 on: June 19, 2017, 10:01:10 AM »
Father Ted Series 1 Episode 1 - Dead Parrot:

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Re: good Videos [short films] here :)
« Reply #302 on: June 19, 2017, 03:44:43 PM »
Video: TED Talks - Tim Ferriss (13:21min.)
WHY YOU SHOULD DEFINE YOUR FEARS INSTEAD OF YOUR GOALS
https://embed.ted.co...stead_of_your_goals#
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Tim Ferriss video notes:
He bought a book on "simplicity", which held the quote:
@05:20 He gave the quote: "We suffer more often in imagination than in reality." - Seneca the younger.
Which led to" Prememdiatio malorum" (the pre-meditation of evils).
Which led him to develop :fear-setting".
@06:00 He describes "Fear-Setting" (Goal-setting, but for FEARS). [@10:20 He does it once a quarter-year.]

3-pages of analysis
Page 1: What if I ,,,? (list of fears causing procrastination of action steps)
   Define: (the worst things/events you can imagine happening if you take that first step).
   Prevent: (what could be done to prevent each fered event feared, or devrease its likelihood).
   Repair: (if the worst-case scenarios eventuated, what could be done to repair the damage?Key: conside who are the likely people who have had to deal with such events and have useful experience of same and that you could learn from?)

Page 2: What might be the benefits of an attempt or partial success? (the upsides)

Page 3:
The Cost of Inaction (doing nothing).
(Emotionally, Physically, Financially, etc.)
    6 months-------- 1 year -------- 3 years
If one avoids the action for these periods, then what might be the result - what might one's life look like after those periods?

[..] quote: "Easy choices - hard life. Hard choices - easy life."

Sounds seriously interesting.
I've always been mistrustful of the positive thinking type of approach to life, and in favour of one that removes the negative ideas that get in the way [of life] . . .
but,
I got distracted by the wonderful Fr.Ted:**
Father Ted Series 1 Episode 1 - Dead Parrot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAMsPEiSLyY

** I will definitely watch Ferriss once I'm finished Fr.Ted ;-)

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Re: good Videos [short films] here :)
« Reply #303 on: June 21, 2017, 05:53:08 AM »
Video: TED Talks - Tim Ferriss (13:21min.)
WHY YOU SHOULD DEFINE YOUR FEARS INSTEAD OF YOUR GOALS
https://embed.ted.co...stead_of_your_goals#

well worth watching :up:

must read up a bit about stoicism too

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Re: good Videos [short films] here :)
« Reply #304 on: June 21, 2017, 12:06:46 PM »
...well worth watching
must read up a bit about stoicism too
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He essentially discovered that stoicism could be used as a tool to help his mind make the experience/perception of life endurable. It is the mind that makes it unendurable.

We cannot control events that occur in life, but we can control our response to those events.

To paraphrase Jack Benny: It's mind over matter - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
("Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." - Jack Benny.)

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The realm of consciousness is much vaster than thought can grasp.
When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are.

- Echkart Tolle.
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It is probably hardest to perceive the truth of that Echkart Tolle quote if/when one's perception has been clouded by one's mind creating the illusory/illusionary state of Ahamkara.
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