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PES Rule #1: High Level of Respect
I propose three rules for those who participate with us at PES Network,
either as workers, volunteers, forum members, inventors, entrepreneurs, or other
networking functions. 1) Function in a respectable way, 2) be flexible, 3) pay
attention. Vote Yes or No to adopt these.
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I just finished another amazing seminar by Kirk Duncan with 3KeyElements and 500
participants at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.
I plan to do a separate report to tell you some of the phenomenal things I
learned at their Master
of Influence seminar that I think will be of benefit to us in our quest
for exotic free energy solutions. As usual, I want to give them a chance to
review what I write before I post it.
Meanwhile, there is one thing I would like to bring up now that I think could
really help morale among our troops in the world of exotic free energy.
I would like to set a clear set of rules for participation with us at PES
Network, whether it be in the comments, or in interacting as an inventor,
investor, entrepreneur, or among team members.
We can be far more productive in the quest when we have rules established.
So, if it is okay with you, I would like to set these forth. Then, at the end,
I'll present a survey where you can indicate your acceptance of these rules. If
we have at least an 80% approval, then these rules will become binding on the
Pure Energy Systems community, and all participants will be expected to comply
with them, or they will be asked to not participate.
I've taken these rules from Kirk, that he uses at each of his events, with a
slight modification, which I'll explain below. The rules are as follows:
1) Be Respectful
2) Be Flexible
3) Pay Attention
Rule #1: Be Respectful
The first, and most important rule, which Kirk also recommends, is to have a
high level of respect for one another. This goes in all directions: from me
as a presenter (or whoever else is presenting), to you as participants -- among
yourselves, toward the presenter and the subject matter, and in your
interactions with others in this sector.
We have a wide array of personalities and talents in our midst including highly
intelligent, interesting, outside-the-box-thinking, intuitive, scientific,
self-taught, insightful, humorous, witty, and serious people among us. In order
to get the best from each of these types, it is important that we have respect
for one another.
Google gives the following definition
of "respect". (For those of you from other languages reading this,
note the link for a translation of this word, with the first definition being
given as: "a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something
elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.")
That chart at the bottom, showing usage over time for the word
"respect", is very interesting. We are presently at the lowest ebb
since 1800 for the usage of that word. I would conjecture that this is a
function of the downward slide of civilization from having attributes worthy of
respect. This increases the importance of setting "respect" as a rule
of decorum among us who are seeking to get get back to what we've lost that is
good as a civilization. I was born in 1963, which is close the the pinnacle
point on the above curve where an upward trend that lasted around 50 years
turned back around, and has been in a downward slide ever since.
An obvious question or objection that people might have is: "In order to
respect something, it must be worthy of deep admiration; and if something is not
worthy of admiration, how do you expect us to respect it?" The same holds
true for people.
This is where our ability to create something new that doesn't presently exist
to an adequate extent comes into play. We are seeking to become that which is
worthy of emulation, individually, and as a movement, as well as the technology
developments we are pursuing. So at a minimum, we need to have respect for the
noble intentions that are mostly common among us; and we need to be respectable
ourselves. We might not be able to change everything in the world, but we can
I realize that respect should be earned, and there is much that is unrespectable
in this field of pursuit, including those who run scams or hoaxes, or who behave
in ways that are less than admirable, or who are self-deluded. In these cases,
we need to behave in a respectful way toward these situations. Another person's
acting in a way that doesn't merit respect, does not give us license to act in
an disrespectful way regarding them.
The third rule that Kirk has in his courses is: "MCD, Manage your
Communication Devices." I see this as being part of #1, having proper
respect, so I'll mention it here. Also, since most of our interactions are via
the web, taking proper care of our cell phones and other electronic gadgets
isn't the issue that it is when people are gathered together in person. But
there is another part of MCD that has very much to do with our venue online, and
it has to do with being respectful and tactful in how we use our mouths -- or
writing comments as it is usually manifested here.
We expect people who participate with us to raise the bar when it comes to
decorum in comments and forums. It's fine to disagree with someone. Just do your
best to not be disagreeable in how you voice your disagreement. Jesus
admonished: "Love your enemies. Do good to them that despitefully use you
and persecute you." This is a higher path than meting out an eye for an
eye. Be respectful.
For me, at the heart of being respectful is the quintessential principle of
Rule #2: Be Flexible
A second rule that is crucial in the quest for exotic free energy is to be
flexible. This has several aspects.
- Be open to new ideas, evidence, and methods regarding energy technology.
- Ditto for being open to new ideas and methods regarding business methods
and working with other people.
- Realize that things usually take longer and cost more than expected at
the various stages of bringing something to market.
- In interacting with people, realize that there are many personality types
in this field, and that what works for one personality type might not be
appropriate for another personality type.
Here's Google's definition
of flexible. (For those of you from other languages reading this, note the link
for a translation of this word, with the first definition being given as: "capable
of bending easily without breaking.")
Note that the usage of this word has the opposite trend to the word
"respect." The usage of "flexible" has increased
significantly in recent times, peaking about 20 years ago. I see both good and
bad reasons for this. On the good end of the scale, flexibility can be valuable
for considering then implementing new and better ways of doing things. On the
other extreme, the admonition to "be flexible" has been used
effectively to implement draconian policies. At the heart of this issue is the
heart of the people. When the heart is good, being flexible leads to more
goodness. When the heart is backsliding, then being flexible leads to more
backsliding. It's part of the package of free will.
So combining flexibility with respectability puts that flexing in the context of
a good heart and upstanding principles.
Rule #3: Pay Attention
The third rule, which Kirk puts as #2 in his three rules, is to be present. This
is a word that isn't going to translate very well into other languages because
there are so many other meanings of the word. I prefer to use the more exact and
not-variant terminology of "pay attention."
At first blush, this is a concept seems to apply much more to in-person
presentations and gatherings than to online presentations.
Online, if you're not interested, you can just move on. But if you're at a
seminar, it makes more sense to expect that people will tune into the speaker in
order to get the full benefit of what is being offered. Both have their
advantages. Online is convenient, enabling people to come and go at will
wherever they are, absorbing it in pieces, over time, or at least getting a
snippet. Hence, the outreach of at least a piece of the information is
potentially much greater.
However, the main advantage of an in-person gathering is the power of the group
setting, which cannot be mimicked online. There is something about being in the
presence of the speaker along with an audience of engaged participants. There is
a power that can come over and transform the group, which is harder to achieve
That said, I still think that paying attention is an important rule for us in
our endeavors, even though it is mostly just online.
One of the biggest problems among people is misunderstandings between them
because people don't have enough information, and they jump to conclusions based
on what limited information they have. If you want to comment on a story, it's
usually best if you first read the whole story. Otherwise, the parable of the
blind men and the elephant ensues, as different people with only partial
information shout at each other, vehemently defending their point of view,
rather than realizing that maybe if they just took the time to first take in all
the information, they might have a much more complete perspective.
For what it's worth, here is the usage graph
for the word "attention" since 1800. Like the trend with the usage of
the word "respect", it also shows a gradual decline in usage, and
probably for the same reasons. But at least it shows a movement upward in the
past 20 years, perhaps as a function of the awakening of a subset of the people
to the awful situation we are getting ourselves into on this planet.
So, those are the three rules I think it would be good for us to adopt here at
PES Network. These will apply to all of the following:
- People who participate on the PES team.
- People who participate in the comments and other PES forums (such as email
- Inventors who seek PES assistance in bringing their technology forward.
- People who work with PES to help inventors bring their technologies
If you have suggestions for other rules we might want to consider (I think it
would be best to keep it to three simple, easy to understand principles), feel
free to present those in the comments below, or by email or phone.
Here is a poll for you to be
able to vote on whether you think these are good rules for us to establish. If
we get at least an 80% approval of these, then we will adopt them as our
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