Bars & Melody – a shining example?

… and once you have seen that, how can you not follow them?
So glad they are still together, and to see as they have grown they have got even more amazing. (see next post – see you again)

Just great boys. Inspirational.  Simply inspirational to all teenagers overcoming difficulties.

Life can be tough, and you have to do what you can to help yourself as much as possible.


“A worrying inability to answer a straight question” – 54:22 – 58:22 when the reporter finally gets to ask his question, in the duration Trump takes us on a tour of his disordered narcissistic mind.

People with a clear illness like this should not be in positions of responsibility or authority – not over a child, and certainly not over a country.  With people like this you also have to be very skilled at the ‘compulsive liar‘ score-keeping game.

This guy thinks nothing of blowing a russian ship out of the water – except for the impact or through the lens of “news ratings” – in other words controlling other’s perceptions.

If you have (or had) a parent who is as delusional as this, seek professional help 

An Education in Education *

From Zerohedge (New Tab), an article on how the ponzi system of money has distorted the education market in the US. UK universities have of course followed ….it’s just that the americans seem better at getting the true figures than we do over here.

Economics aside, it points out that there are other ingredients in the cake of success, it seems, than schooling alone:
“The normalization of this system has blinded individuals to their own potential. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs and thinkers are those who have bypassed traditional education. Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and hundreds of other innovators achieved greatness by breaking from predictable paths to knowledge. Instead, passion and experience were the foundations that gave them the confidence needed to make groundbreaking strides. What it means to learn and be educated is changing rapidly as technology develops, and it will eventually force the State to adapt with it.”

Albert Einstein was able to spot the innate flaws in the education system even back in 1936, but it’s doubtful he could have fathomed how far things would go:

“I want to oppose the idea that the school has to teach directly that special knowledge and those accomplishments which one has to use later directly in life. The demands of life are much too manifold to let such a specialized training in school appear possible…The development of general ability for independent thinking and judgment should always be placed foremost.”

But if we can only choose the more likely of 2 possibilities given to us, if the truth is in neither then any decision on the facts given to us has to lie somewhere else!

From Einstein to Sir Branson, the smartest people in the room are those who question and test. Politely. And then do more research to see if wiser options for the truth exist.

Mark Zuckerberg undoubtedly learnt a lot in school, …. but adding a like button…., that was a product of independent thinking (of someone).

The world seems to be waking up to the idea of Alternative Facts, maybe there are a few, that you too, mistakenly believe?

Disclaimer:None of this is of course a substitute for intense studying & use of revision guides before exams!