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§ End of Suffering/Misery/Adversity ... wherever possible § Other interests: Human-Powered Vehicle | Hypermiling | ... /
Older interests: Teaching | Computational Linguistics | Programming | Foods/Cooking | Travel | Tango | Radio | Paper Models

Organizations: Ewing Public Schools | Mercer County Library System | Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer Co. | CONTACT of Mercer Co. | Mercer Free School
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Family links: Home (Anna | Furby | Sachiko )

"The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of one." (Chinese fortune cookie)
"The high value our society places on material accumulation has made people particularly vulnerable to being controlled by contingent financial rewards as well as by contingent love. Thus, when people in one-up positions use these contingencies controllingly, they tend to have clearly negative consequences for the children, students, employees, and patients on whom they are used. As such, people in one-up positions who use rewards controllingly are catalysts for the systemic processes that, in the final analysis, limit the psychological freedom of many people who live within the system. The American system offers substantial freedom to pursue desired outcomes, but paradoxically people's freedom often ends up being limited by the pursuit of these outcomes." (Edward Deci)
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