Building Self-Respect

Self-Respect is built by consistently engaging Passionate, Persistent, and Thoughtfully considered "practiced experience" in teaching ones self.  Subjects contributing to self-respect are constructive group related information/skills that diversely contributes to build group respect and related influence; this includes groups like family, and larger groups like humanity. The sharing of useful information/skills in support of group goals contributes to the shared growth of group influence.  The "potential" of related conveyed respect by others toward the group, results in the group conveyed respect toward the individual.


To build Self-Respect, individuals must identify groups "worthy" of passionate support, usefully mentor groups that lack direction, and shun groups/individuals that are self-destructive.


The easiest way for students to build Self-Respect, is to form teams of three (3) and each student broadly and diversely supporting a team effort. 


An example of a team project that teachers can implement:


Seek out internships with businesses, even if not getting paid, to learn how the processes of business work so that you can learn those processes and start your own business in the future.  Seek out shadowing opportunities, where with a minimum of interaction you spend the day with an engineer, politician, physician... to learn how they express their skills, and the methods they used to achieve their positions of influence.


A group that engages in drug abuse and/or alcoholism permanently damages the brain tissues of their members and they cannot consistently think with logic, and therefore cannot consistently predict consequences associated with their decisions.  This creates uncontrollable risks that prevents influential people from reasonably offering limited resources to such groups/individuals.  Influential people/groups offer opportunities for the purpose of building low-risk significant opportunities (low risk determined from their experience, more gained than what is spent, achieving goals).  As a result, self-destructive groups/individuals only engage in either high risk (often criminal), or insignificant opportunities (meaningless waste not contributing to useful achievement); and tend to destroy opportunities others are trying to develop.


In a report, 54% of prison inmates used marijuana within two days before being arrested.  THC in marijuana contaminates receptors in brain tissue synapse; i.e. contaminates the ability to consistently think logically and unable to reliably predict consequences.  Resulting in the typical pea-brained expressions of such users, and the consequences to the families they harm.  Example: income spent on cigarettes, alcohol, and/or drugs is more than what is needed to pay for ones self, their spouse, or their child's tuition and subsequent funding to start a business and/or to build the skills to be useful as an engineer/scientist...


Destroying the brain is Suicide related to Personal Significance and Self-Respect; comparable to a life-sentence in prison, blocked from being suitable for being offered access to significant opportunities.



Education related Statistics:


High School dropout
 * * homeless, or can expect to make a maximum of $12,000 per year

 * * very few job opportunities are advertised, mostly word of mouth

 * * logic and predicting of consequences is short-sighted and not diversely considered; and therefore not useful

 * * employment is highly repetitive in nature, to compensate for an inability to develop and share useful information

 * * often engages in activities that are wasteful of resources and otherwise self-destructive

 * * not offered significant opportunities because of demonstrated inability to reasonably complete tasks


 * * the main deficiency of a dropout is their willingness to quit (lack of diversely applied constructive persistence),

      to embrace methods of self-deception, resulting in lack of personal accomplishments, fear of completion

      (tricking ones self into believing the more useful path/effort did not help), and a loathing of others (creating

      road blocks for ones self to justify lack of effort).


 * * likely connected with unethical people; people engaged in socially destructive activities

 * * * * frequently part of groups centered in drug abuse and alcoholism which creates a cycle of self-destruction

 * * the social environment is often filled with Drama (emotion charged interactions with no useful outcomes)

 * * * * this is destructive because it wastes time and mental energy that could otherwise be useful in attaining a goal



 * * there are exceptions; but very few will learn to effectively teach themselves and apply what they learn to

      build significant achievements for constructive groups, and therefore, very few develop noticeable self-respect


 * * * * a main purpose of schools is to provide the mentored opportunity to learn how to effectively teach yourself

          information/skills needed by constructive groups where you are offered an opportunity to participate;

          schools provide support and a more organized method of building brain tissues in support of learning



High School graduate
 * * $20,000 per year can be expected
 * * general labor jobs, advertised, few jobs available because of competition
 * * low opportunity for advancement
 * * unless a person educates them-self diligently they usually are replaced

 * * the most common significant opportunity provided is to obtain mentoring from colleges/university professors/staff

 * * * * by consistently building good grades, and good relations with teachers, career pathways are provided


Associates Degree
 * * $30,000 per year can be expected
 * * qualifies for many more advertised jobs; less competition
 * * the graduate usually has developed a means of thinking for themselves
 * * greater likelihood of participating in an ethical environment
 * * more opportunities to be entrusted based upon dependability


Bachelor's Degree
 * * Many opportunities for getting advertised employment
 * * * * due to specialty there is usually a need to relocate
 * * Engineers: $40,000 to start
 * * * * can expect to make $60,000+ per year with experience
 * * Business: $30,000 to start
 * * * * can expect to make $60,000+ per year with experience
 * * Psychology: $20,000 to start
 * * * * usually works in professions unrelated to their field of study
 * * Music, Fashion Merchandising, Art School: $10,000 to start
 * * * * usually works in professions unrelated to their field of study


Masters Degree
 * * In general $60,000+
 * * Many advertised and unadvertised opportunities
 * * * * more jobs than there are people to fill them
 * * generally, finds multiple revenue streams for income
 * * can work on most grants as a principal investigator
 * * * * studies areas they have a passion for


Doctorate Degree
 * * In general $80,000+ per year
 * * * * many more opportunities than there are people to take the positions
 * * generally, finds multiple revenue streams for income
 * * * * primary job, investments, business enterprise
 * * More opportunities for grants than there are people to apply for them
 * * * * studies and develops areas they have a passion for



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