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Back in 1762 Rosseau Wrote the Social Contract, and Here We Are Today With The Same Issue

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“Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.” The opening sentence of Rousseau’s The Social Contract not only summarizes his entire philosophical system, it also proves how important he still is today.breakingthechains-300x199

Written in 1762, The Social Contract picks up where his Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men left off, defining natural man as being free and happy and living in the forest. Rousseau explains how man went from this state of autonomy to the modern condition, dominated by inequality, dependency, violence and unhappiness. There were positive aspects to this process too, he admits, including the creation of families, the discovery of tools and technology, and the building of cities and social organizations. Unfortunately, this also gives way to what Rousseau called the “right of the strongest”, where a reign of inequality destroys man’s original state of happiness and freedom. Humanity becomes alienated, and the Discourse on Inequality ends unhappily in general war.41CAcqP0qFL__SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

The Social Contract is an attempt to find a solution to this problem. For Rousseau, because of man’s “perfectibility”, the passage from a natural state to a social one is both an accident and necessary. Unlike animals, men are programmed to create and progress from one condition to the next. Rousseau discovers a way men can associate themselves with each other while maintaining their own individual freedom inside a social and political organization. He calls that concept the “general will”. Simply put, it is a form of association in which an individual alienates himself completely to the general will, and therefore regains his freedom in a political form. This of course has been criticized: some say it leads directly to dictatorship. Others, like Louis Althusser, say it is based on the premise that the people enter into a contract with nobody else but themselves – a logical impossibility.

However, Rousseau believed that in the form of the general will, the alienation of man would transform itself into freedom – this makes him nothing less than the inventor of modern dialectics, uniting the opposing concepts of nature (or freedom) and society (or contract), in their own opposition. All of Rousseau’s philosophy is an attempt to find a solution to the problem of alienation. For Rousseau, the only thing that made humans different from animals is his free will, something constantly placed in danger whenever man enters into society.

As a revolutionary thinker, Rousseau understood that the general will, or the will of the people, should be sovereign – and that is the catch. It is here where we regain our freedom inside social organisation. Only the general will – general interest as opposed to private interest – guarantees man his autonomy. No society can be free unless individuals understand that the general will or general interest should prevail over their own individual one.

Rousseau also wrote of the emergence of machines and the rise of technology. He was the first to say that nature has limited resources and that we are putting our own survival in danger by over-exploiting it.

“Man is born free and everywhere is in chains.” Centuries after that prophetic10247364_610569555688136_940960476943036655_n opening sentence, we should ask ourselves if we can afford to ignore Rousseau’s warning, in a world dominated by flashing mobile phones and social media. Man may indeed be born free, but in the 21st century, the chains may be even harder to see.

Learn How To Play The Game Of Real Life

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Why is it the best time to become an Entrepreneur? Because it sounds fancy and it’s the cool thing right now, duh.. WRONG! It’s because right now in this very moment we are so closely connected than ever before! Right now, writing this in Ohio, if someone challenged me to become best friend’s with someone over in Beijing, China. I could, very easily. The people that figure out how to utilize the internet as a tool to create a steady income right now are going to have it made in say, 5 to 10 years. Why’s that? Well, it only makes sense. All eyes are always on the internet. Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, InstaGram, WordPress, Tumblr, etc. No one looks at billboards anymore, no one watches commercials anymore. In 5-10 years we probably won’t even have TVs anymore. IAmEntrepreneur1024-copyEverything will (or should) be set up through one big main computer in the living room. Just my opinion though. Heck I bet more than half of you barely watch TV right now anyways. We can just get on Netflix and roll through a whole season of Prison Break in 1 day.

People need to get with the times. It’s 2016 ya’ll!! It’s the age of information and information is power! Unfortunately, it’s also the age if ignorance and most people don’t like change. But the worlds about to change FAST, don’t get left behind!

Also, who likes to be told what they’re worth? You, my friend, are worth $13.75 an hour. You, my friend, are working to survive and pay the bills. If you are working a job just to pay your bills, support your family, and put food on the table you really need to listen closely. Heck, all of you need to listen closely.

There’s no doubt about it $20 today isn’t what $20 was in the 90s. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Our economy is rigged. People do not have an equal opportunity to make it towards the top. Or so we have been brought up to think at least… just hear me out.

You ever hear of the Federal Reserve? You ever hear of a Pyramid Scheme? The definition of a Pyramid Scheme on Webster’s is this: a dishonest and usually illegal business in which many people are persuaded to invest their money and the money of later investors is used to pay the people who invested first. Hmm.. Well, the Federal Reserve should be illegal but since it’s the biggest Pyramid Scheme of all time and basically runs the whole planet it’s not. We invest “fake” moneyFollowTheMoney-Bank-Pyramid into stocks, banks, houses, etc. Playing this make pretend game that the extremely wealthy have created. It’s just an exchange of cash from one person to the other without a tangible product such as gold or silver to back it. Crazy right?

Now why in the heck did I just bring all this up? Because to play the game, you have to know the game. People are finally waking up to the fact that, yes, this is a game and most of us are just the pawns in a chess match.

So, what’s the solution? Become an Entrepreneur. Become self-sufficient. Create your own Economy.

Lucky for all of us there’s this Industry that has already been dubbed The Business of the 21st Century. That Industry is Network Marketing.

Woah! You mean one of those pyramid things? You seriously better have not asked that question after just reading about the Federal Reserve! haha 🙂

Let’s dabble around the idea that it is a pyramid scheme for a second though. If the Federal Reserve is a privately owned business and they own over half of the world wouldn’t it be a pretty damn good idea to join one of these pyramid things?

In my opinion they’re not though, for these reasons. 1) We are vacating the corporate slave cycle. 2) We are putting money into people’s pockets who actually need the money and care about THE PEOPLE. 3) We actually sell a tangible product. This isn’t just a flow of cash from one investor to the other. 4) You get paid for what you’re actually worth. Not just what someone decides you are worth. 5) You don’t have to go to college just to end up with more debt than you can handle. Honestly, there’s so many reasons why/how Social Network Marketing could level out the playing field in our economy to the rest of the 97% of us but I’m going to leave it at that for now.

Sure, it’s shaped like a pyramid but so is our economy. Learn to play the game my friend, you won’t regret it.

If you would like to learn how to break free from those chains from me and take control over your financial situation. I teach multiple ways of how to create an income online just send me a message on one of the accounts below. You can’t afford not to hear me out. Much love, Quinn.

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50 KIDS AND ADULTS WERE ASKED 1 QUESTION; THE DIFFERENCE IN THEIR RESPONSES WILL STUN YOU

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There’s a lot to be said about the wisdom of children: They don’t overthink things.

In this video, adults and children are asked one question to do with their bodies and how they look. The adults responded in a way that we would all expect but the kids, on the other hand, gave imaginative and un-corrupted answers.

This definitely acts as a useful reminder for all of us to tap into that childlike positivity more often. It really is true when they say that kids sometimes know best. We can learn a lot from our children if we only listened.

How To Be Happy

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  1. Do everything with passion.
  2. Be honest.
  3. Be reliable.
  4. Be trusting.
  5. Treat everyone how you’d like to be treated.
  6. Treat the world as a playground.
  7. Don’t do what everyone else tells you to do.
  8. Live your life based on your knowledge.
  9. Don’t live your whole life to make money.
  10. Live your life to try to have the best time possible.image