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.