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(21. Juni 2013, 10:04)

Some things will never change.

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But it’s hard for me to believe that it leads to anywhere good.

Our privacy is part of our democratic institutions. And since when did the convenience of marketers become more important than the privacy rights of citizens? That’s what I wanna know.”

Source: Bob Hoffman on his latest book, Laughing at Advertising at the OFF THE SHELF podcast - (around minute 27:00 of the interview)

We’ve never before had it where the marketing industry was doing that. The marketing industry is now reading our mails, listening to our conversations, following us everywhere, having files about us.

This, I think, has already proven to be very dangerous.

We know we have lost confidence in the presidential election of 2016 because of people screwing around with data that they shouldn’t have had and running ads that they shouldn’t have run.

And we don’t know where this leads.

Since when did the convenience of marketers become more important than the privacy rights of citizens?

„We are threatened by what can evolve into very dangerous territory for free societies.

We know what happens when governments follow us everywhere, read our mail, listen in to our conversations, have files about us. Historically, we know how awful that gets. That gets to the KGB, and the Stasi and the Gestapo, things like that.

…You don't hear about lion attacks; there aren't a lot of lions around. This works until you invent newspapers because what newspapers do is they repeat, again and again, rare risks. I tell people, if it's in the news, don't worry about it because by definition, news is something that almost never happens.

Source: What Does It Take To Feel Secure? - April 17, 2015 9:13 AM ET -

…You should factor in the likelihood that the overwhelming number of stories that haven't been told aren't nearly as rosy.
> The untold stories are usually the real story.

Source: The Ad Contrarian - Newsletter #187 / Dec 8, 2019

Bruce Schneier:

> We estimate the probability of something by how easy it is to bring instances of it to mind. So you get to imagine how that works. If you hear a lot about tiger attacks, there must a lot of tigers around…

„news is something that almost never happens”

The fact that it’s in the news means it is the exception, not the rule, and should, therefore, be evaluated with caution.

Sources that support this statement…

Bob Hoffman:

> Before you take any story about advertising or marketing as indicative of a general truth, you'd be wise to assume that just the fact that it is being told makes it likely that it is one or two standard deviations from normal…

In the end, how you experience life is a representation of what you believe about it. If you attack your core believes about yourself and your life, you can change your thoughts and feelings which automatically changes your behavior.

It’s pretty mind-blowing that something as simple as self-reflection can hack the pathways in our brain to fight dissatisfaction. And if this is no reason to be more optimistic, what is?”

By: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

An Antidote to Dissatisfaction

„Gratitude refocuses your attention towards the good things you have. And the consequences of this shift are better feelings and more positive experiences.

Practicing gratitude may be a real way to reprogram yourself. [This] research shows that your emotions are not fixed.

Got some 70s going in my ear buddies - Sto ascoltando RAYOWA - Better Man

I’m really grateful for the work the Accessibility Scotland team put into their event and again in making the talks accessible online. I wrote this talk especially for the event, because these are the things that keep me awake at night.

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@naii If we want to go good, we have to reach the masses.

To reach the masses, we have to go to where they are.

From there, we should try converting them. Slowly.

How do you handle that?

On the one hand wanting to stay ethical by not using spying platforms.

On the other hand wanting the maximum amount of donors for nonprofit.

I appreciate any new perspective :)

I need some help, at least another perspective.

I wanna do the right thing and be ethical.

I’m aware of YouTube, Googe, Facebook being creepy companies spying on us. I try to avoid them as good as I can.

But with my new focus on helping nonprofits I also know that being present on these platforms can help gain more donors. It can substantially help a nonprofit organization.

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If you think a single person is just too small to make a difference, you should read up on Jadav Payeng, the "Forest Man of India".

When he was 16 he started planting trees on a deforested sandbar. He made it a habit of planting at least one tree every single day - over the course of the last four decades.

His forest now encompasses an area of about 1,360 acres / 550 hectares and is home to not only over one hundred elephants, but also monkeys, tigers and deer.

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