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The Handbook for Life

Have peace and profits (in that order).

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Peter Diamandis’ Truth About Global Violence

REPRINTED FROM MY MENTOR PETER DIAMANDIS (My favorite bits are in bold.)

I call CNN the Crisis News Network (or the Calamity News Network), delivering all crisis, all the time…

Today’s news media is a drug pusher, and negative news is their drug.

It might interest you to know that violence around the world has actually been going down, and has been for some time.

Your chances of dying a violent death are 1/500th of what they used to be during medieval times.

We’re blind to this fact, because our brains pay 10 times more attention to negative news than positive news. I wrote about these cognitive biases in Abundance: The Future Is Brighter Than You Think.

Deaths due to war graph

This graph shows deaths due to war between 1900 and 2005. You’ll notice clear spikes during World War I and World War II.

Check out this next graph.

Waning of War Graph

Here, you’ll see the types of battles fought since 1940, and every classification — colonial, interstate, civil, and civil without foreign intervention — has dropped off drastically over time.

But this isn’t the impression you get from watching the news every night, is it?

Today, every skirmish in every part of the planet is broadcast straight into your living room live, in HD… over and over again.

But when we look at the data, the amount of warfare and deaths by human hands are reducing globally.

What do I do to counter this barrage of negative news? I’ve stopped watching TV news. They couldn’t pay me enough money.

I get my news from selected Google News and my social feed. Try it. You’d be amazed at how much happier you’ll be.

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– Peter Diamandis

July 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm 2 comments

Abundance is Everywhere

I received an email last week about a new book coming out called “Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think” and I had to have it! While I’m waiting for my copy to arrive, I’ve been doing some research about the book’s authors, Dr. Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler.

cover-NYTimes-3d-500Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. He is also an international leader in the commercial space arena; the Founder and Chairman of  Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia; and an MIT and Harvard Medical School graduate degreed in molecular genetics, aerospace engineering, as well an M.D.

Steven Kotler is a bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. His articles have appeared in over 60 publications, including: New York Times Magazine,WiredDiscoverPopular Science,OutsideGQ, and National Geographic. He writes “The Playing Field,” a blog about the science of sport and culture for PsychologyToday.com. He is also the co-founder and director of research at the Flow Genome Project.

So inspired by the message of the book, I also watched Dr. Diamandis’ TED Talk. Watch it if you have time, as it puts a new perspective on things. We are living in an age where science and technology are making it possible for more voices to be heard, educated, and connected. It’s a beautiful thing!

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Shelby L. Phillips

As an intuitive transformational messenger of hope, a communicative wife of 25 years, and an open-hearted mother of two, I take pleasure in telling good news stories, connecting people to the eight dimensions of well-being, and inspiring us to love ourselves and each other because life really is worth celebrating! Find out more about me at ShelbyPhillipsConnects.com

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