Want to Be Treated Like the Bee’s Knees? Act Like It

Louis-Philippe was King of France in the 1830’s and 1840’s.

He despised every one of the symbols related to the throne, too as royal services. The truth is, he did keep the business of royals, mainly befriending bankers.

However, the king’s conduct didn’t do him any great benefits – he was shortly despised by both the poor as well as the affluent. Wealthy people disapproved of the king that is improbable, while the poor disliked look out for them.

Every one of this hate built he was compelled to abdicate the throne and until the people rose up against him.

Generally, individuals are leery of higher-ups who behave like their equals; doing thus leads to believing as they’ll suppose your simple manners you’re dishonest folks certainly are a sly trick to cloud your prerogatives.

Subsequently what’s an approach that is better?

You ought to instead make use of the strategy of the crown to produce people treat you. To put it simply, in the event that you think you behave in this manner and ’re above others, other individuals begins to consider you’re top-notch, also. They’ll suppose there’s great reason for you yourself to achieve that, when folks find you behaving superiorly.



Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s Solo Flight Across the Atlantic

Today, May 20, is the anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic, which he completed on May 20-21, 1927. It’s also the anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s first female solo transatlantic flight, which she completed on May 20-21, 1932 — on the 5-year anniversary of Lindbergh.

So May 20 is definitely a day for flying across the Atlantic Ocean!

He departed in his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, in the rain from Long Island in the morning, and landed in Paris, France later the next day.

And while it was a great accomplishment, Lindbergh himself turned out to be a bit of a Nazi-loving anti-semetic asshole.

Amelia Earhart Transatlantic Flight Anniversary

Today (May 20) is the anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. She was the first female to make this solo flight.

In the evening hours of May 20, 1932, Amelia left Harbor Grace in Newfoundland, Canada. She landed 13 and a half hours later in Londonberry, Ireland. It was quite a trip!


Be Like the French and Surrender

I’m just kidding. You gotta love the French!

But knowing that you should often surrender to a more powerful competitor will help you collect power down the line.

Perhaps you have gone up against someone understanding that you’d never win? It’s not the path to power while it’s common for individuals to fight for glory against all odds. When confronted with the adversary more powerful than you, what exactly do you need to do?

Throw in the towel.

This might seem an unusual strategy, particularly since people automatically fight with their foes to guard themselves. But when a rival acts with aggression, he’ll expect one to react in exactly the same manner. In instances when you are aware the competition has you beat, surrender and your best move would be to do the reverse.


In case you convince your opponent that you so, or give up, it is possible to ensure he won’t provide significant damage. Not only this, but your competition, believing he’s won, will even let his guard down. You’ll possess a golden opportunity to recover your strength and plan the next move, when he does.

Consider the instance of Bertolt Brecht, a writer of ground-breaking, communist notions who immigrated to America to join other intellectuals.

While his fellow radicals caused a disturbance and challenged the power of Congress by being uncooperative and shouting, Brecht politely replied the questions and was composed.

And his tenacious buddies?

They were blacklisted, not able to release for a long time!

Build long term strength as an alternative to earning major sacrifices for short lived bouts of glory.


Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yesterday, January 27 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was designated by the United Nations as a day to remember and honor victims of the Holocaust and Nazi era and to develop educational programs designed to help prevent future genocides.

It’s brutally ironic (or is it?) that on this same day, President Trump rolled out his plan to slam the door shut on refugees to the United States. It’s shocking, really, for a nation that has built up its very character as a safe harbor for citizens of the world, fleeing persecution.

The very first European colonists in America, were in fact doing just that.

It’s shameful and wrong.



Emperor Nero

Been spending a lot of time learning about Emperor Nero. He was a pretty vicious and cruel emperor and he really didn’t like the Christians. In A.D. 64 there was a great fire in Rome and it destroyed much of the city. Although many people thought Emperor Nero himself set the fire, he blamed the Christians. At the time they were a relatively small population in Rome and were an easy target.

As a result, they were rounded up and persecuted. Many were fed to the lions in large events held at the one remaining amphitheater in Rome. Others were scorched and burned alive in the streets, used as human torches to provide light. Kind of gross, right?

Unfortunately for Nero and the Roman Empire, this only emboldened the Christians. Their refusal to abandon their beliefs and the bravery they showcased at death only furthered their cause, turning them into martyrs. Within just 300 years, the popularity of Christianity in the Roman Empire became quite large and under the rule of Emperor Theodosius, it became the official religion.

Guide To Early Poptropica

Early Poptropica was actually the very first island to come forth in Poptropica. Within it, the islands original occupants ask you to help them locate 3 poached objects: a pig, a bucket, and a signal flag.

First Stop: Main Street

As soon as you hop down from your blimp, you will be on Main Street. You can walk inside the Pop Art Museum to browse several different paintings and talk with some famous artists. Meet other players inside the two multi-player rooms: the Soda Pop Shop and the Arcade.

If you are itching to begin your explorations, you can first try jumping up the Water Tower. The Signal Flag that you need to retrieve for the Early Poptropicans is way up at the top but it’s not accessible yet. Look down on the street and you ‘ll see a manhole that is open. Before you go down into that dark hole, you’re going to need something to help navigate down there. It’s spooky and dark inside that hole and some light will really help.

Old Poptropica

Run to the right until you get to the end of the street and then proceed to the Early Poptorpica region. The characters here resemble pilgrims, and the buildings resemble traditional cabins. After you talk with each of the inhabitants, you ‘ll discover that three things have been stolen: a pig, a flag and a bucket for their well.

Now it’s time to go get the Glow Stick. The Glow Stick is in the very upper-left corner of this room. Walk into the Glow Stick to add it to your items.

Back to Main Street

Now that you have the Glow Stick, it’s time to explore that manhole. Go ahead and enter the manhle and then make your way to the very bottom. You don’t really need to avoid the spiders here. Keep falling all the way to the very bottom. You ‘ll land just fine. Then hop over the green spider and transfer straight away to get the prized porker. Touch the pig to include it to your inventory. You might be tempted to leave the manhole now, but there’s more to be found down there. Get past the green spider again and enter the tunnel on your left.

Because you have the glow stick, you ‘ll be able to find your way through the dark passages. When you see a rope, climb up. Keep climbing until you spot the Golden Egg. There are hints written on the walls to tell you if you’re going in the right direction. When you find the Golden Egg, touch it to add it to your items.

Once you get the Golden Egg, make your way to the top left and exit. You ‘ll arrive in the Poptropica Towers area.

Check Out Poptropica Towers

So now you have the Pig, but you still need the Bucket and the Flag. Since you are at Poptropica Towers, you should start exploring the city street lined with tall buildings. Leap over to the ledge of the first building you see and head for the roof! Travel from rooftop to rooftop, bouncing off clotheslines to help you. When you reach the blue building, climb to the very top, which looks like a rooftop restaurant. Then climb up the vine.

Land of the Purple Giant

You ‘ll soon find yourself way up in the clouds above Poptropica. Go right until you see a huge pair of giant’s feet. Click on the feet to talk to the giant. He will take your Golden Egg as payment to enter his vegetable garden. You’ll find the bucket among the enormous veggies.

Continuing in the Clouds

Continue moving right until you find the Aircraft Graveyard. You can’t use the aeroplanes here, but if you search fastidiously, you will discover a Jet Pack. This is just what you need to get to high places– like the top of the Water Tower, where the Signal Flag is waiting for you.

Return to Main Street as soon as possible. Then equip the Jet Pack to get up to the top of the Water Tower. In order to fly, move your cursor until you see a green up-arrow. Click and hold to move up. Then move left or right. When you reach the top of the tower, click on the Flag to place it in your backpack.

Completing the Quest

Now you’ve got the Pig, the Bucket, and the Flag. Return to Early Poptropica. (You can fly if you want to, but you’ll have to walk between Main Street and Early Poptropica.)

Talk to each one of the three pilgrims who were missing items. Once you do, the things are taken from your Inventory and returned to their former owners. After you return the Signal Flag, a boat will reach the pier. Consult the person on the vessel, and he will thank you with an Early Poptropica Medallion. Woo-hoo!