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Music Resources

Friday Fun Trifecta #16

If you remember a while back, we did a segment here on SDMcKinley.com called Friday Fun Links. Fun links have evolved into Friday Fun Trifecta, where I will feature one thing of each – music, book and visual arts. Welcome to Friday Fun Trifecta #16, in appreciation for artwork.

Music:

Tennis Court by Lorde, remixed by Flume – lyrics @ Genius.com

Visual:

house m.d. by mart-art

Book:

Prey by Michael Crichton

“They didn’t understand what they were doing.

I’m afraid that will be on the tombstone of the human race.”

― Michael Crichton, Prey

[ Quote Source: goodreads.com ]

Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.

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Opinion

Methodology for Empowerment

How do you empower someone or something like music or even a book? Assuming the element doesn’t have very much power in some form already: let’s take the example of the lottery, which isn’t a direct empowerment of anyone’s particular choice, but an extreme, random type of empowerment through winning a sum of money through a lucky draw, as if the randomness in the universe picked a person to potentially empower through the form of money. Oh, what a great tool money can be!

There always needs to be people in power, so what are America’s methods for empowerment? Voting? Yes, we vote for laws and office seats, but for the people in power that do not sit in an office seat – what are our methods for choosing people to empower otherwise? Through companies, media and the luck of the draw?

My point is half of this: if you want something you must take it! Well, that’s quite rude, similar to someone cutting you off in traffic. This is nothing but a compilation of thought, of how do you, if you were to choose to empower someone, instead of stealing their place in line – how would you choose to empower people that you see fit for the bill, fit to take that next step? Through a recommendation? Through a voucher of faith? Through a prayer? Through what? How do you do it? Is it purely organic?

What about the opposite? What if you choose to disempower someone you see already falling? Maybe they aren’t apt to fit in the position they are in? Will you let them down easy or will you support them until you simply cannot anymore? They are used to being braced, so if they aren’t let down easy, a proverbial bump of the head is in order. Ouch! My point here is nothing more to say that this subject is a dark one, one of those unsaid rules ( don’t get me wrong, we don’t need any more rules! ), not so much about simply empowering or disempowering someone, but it’s our methodology that we often sweep under the rug . . . Enjoy this lovely day and who will you empower or disempower? And better yet, what will your methodology look like for doing so? As I sometimes rudely and rightfully say, “Think about it.

Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.