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That could be interesting. A group devoted to communion while creating something that benefits others.

What has been shown is that happiness is positively correlated with community. As a society, we has placed consumerism higher on our lists of priorities than engaging with one another. So much so, that as we've grown, the places where community exists have closed down and out-competed by restaurants and shopping while further development is choked out due to suburban sprawl. We have spaces for work, shopping, libraries for learning, sports centers and movie theaters for entertainment. We must invest in our cities by creating spaces for community to sprout roots and grow. We need to build spaces for where the encounter of unfamiliar individuals allows us to be confronted by unfamiliar worldviews and new ideas. When you're told to "get out more", where do they think that we can go? From what substrate does community and thus culture and innovation grow upon?

Solving this predicament is my overall goal. The polarization and animosity pervasive in our society, our inability to come together and collaborate with those who may have opposing views or who are of foreign characteristic in some way, is I think massively dependent upon our inability to physically encounter others, and thus their beliefs, wisdom, and creativity. I think that if we can achieve that, meaning in life takes care of itself.

I'll believe it when I see it. YouTube (google) doesn't care much anymore.

Fan freaking tastic post. I couldn't figure out how to find all of the NPR sponsors, so I've just been listening to the radio and writing them down.

I'm aware of the Nature Conservatory. I'll look into these other names. Thanks for the help.

Thanks for the links. I'm well aware of how tough it is, believe me. Its almost been a year looking for real work, but my interests have to something I do have schooling in. Which means I just don't know where to look for this sort of thing as compared to neurostuff. The career search hasn't yet slapped me in the face on this new front, because I didn't know the organizations to job search for. Hell I don't have a full grasp of what query terms I should plug into search engines. What is apparent to me is that I'm competitive for the kinds positions I hope to apply to.

Looks like it could be a way to get experience via volunteering. It will give me political connections for when I get my own organization up and running. I don't intend to do the vlogging thing anyhow; I don't have that kind of expertise. I merely want to contribute to a cause I see as important with the skills my psychology degree and experience has provided. There may yet be better options..

You're right. I'm going to check out a political party and see if I can contribute that way.

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Thanks for rubbing my lamp. haha

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The survival of populations is due to the diversity within those populations and how isolated, and somewhat thusly protected, they are. How easy is it to fairly elect a madman or a sane person with a dark agenda? It is unclear with whom the management of the health of the system ought to be left , but what is clear is that we routinely ignore those with legitimate expertise in relevant topics to instead revere the loudest bullhorn.

We must increase the average exposure of alien groups and ideas to the most isolated cultures because we know that when we are put in a diverse environment, tolerance proliferates. In the last decade, the United States has become increasingly more polarized. The answer can be found by thinking in a social engineering paradigm. Our supposedly culturally enriching social media resources have instead erected walls between us and created echo chambers of opinion.

If we cannot come together and make enough of a change to save ourselves here on Earth, then to find refuge on some backwoods exoplanet to begin a second chance civilization we must.

Hey there. I'm in job hell too. Recent psych grad — takes forever to get through the application processes for the jobs in applying for — and I'm working at Walmart. They're paying me more ($10.50) than subway ($7.25) because of my experience that I got at subway before I graduated. I'm in the deli now. There's a reason my bs jobs are in the food industry. I'm hungry. So hungry. Brother and mother have been sending care packages of blue apron and veggie chef. Between five finger discount and my relative's help, I haven't bought groceries in 3 weeks.

Tomorrow, I'm going to the blood bank to make some money on my day off. Then I'm going into an interview for a manual labor staffing agency. I nearly left subway a week before employment with the same staffing agency last month, and I'm glad that I didn't because they found out they couldn't place anyone in the factory that we all had orientation for. Instead I went to orientation at Walmart after my shifts at subway. Twelves don't suck when you know you're making progress. The lesson? No company out there automatically deserves your loyalty. May be the mom and pop stores do, and I didn't apply to many of them on purpose (for all kinds of reasons). But other than that, you owe nothing to any company. I feel dirty, yes, but Im only playing the game to eat.

Some thoughts:

Subway gives you a free six inch per 6 hours on the clock. Not so hungry anymore

Walmart pays more and they're orientation with put you on the computer doing video lessons for 35 hours or so, easy money.

Factories mostly work you 2nd or 3rd shift going in but you'll start closer to $12-$14/ hr. Look at Amazon, where you'll sell you soul away and walk a dozen miles a night, and you might make more like $16/hr

On Craigslist, you can find paid surveys to do from scientists and statisticians. $10- $50 each (haven't done any yet

Uber does leases and you can do uber to pay it off ($400 security deposit). I was thinking about doing it to get a car and going to lyft to make better money (tips) but I didn't have $200 let alone $400.

I couldn't sell myself well enough to land the job, but you can try call centers.

It'll take a while to get started, but has been the best money maker for me this far. It connects a service provider for housekeeping, baby/dog sitters, music teachers, and other things to individuals. I helped a guy move out of his apartment, that he stayed in for 10 years at least, in one week.

I know what it's like to pay rent using credit cards for three months in a row because there's no money coming in. I know what it's like to walk to work, bike the mile to the bus stop in the rain using sunglasses as a windshield to catch the bus on its way leaving the bus stop, and work for less than your average dive into a wishing well for quarters will provide. I'm under tornado watch until after I get out of work now, and my bike is oiled up and chained outside. Let me tell you, you can do it and come out on top. Keep your head up and keep on going.

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