Why Respect for All is the Most Logical, Practical, and Compassionate Tool for Peace

Love, of course, the unconditional kind, is the ultimate tool for peace, but based on the state of our world with all of its conflict, strife, and division, humanity has a long way to go before unconditional love becomes the new normal.

Personal experiences and the stories of others who had or were also suffering needlessly at the whims of others wracked me constantly with sadness and outrage for those harmed by ignorance, prejudice, and their own woundedness, acknowledged or not.

I inherently knew we needed one simple tool that the majority could buy into by choice. One simple tool that would entice the majority because of its social, economic, safety, security, and environmental impact. One simple tool with the power to slip beyond the boundaries of race, religion, politics, sex, class, etc. One simple tool with common sense and compassion merged together.

The answer that rose up from my core was the idea of transforming respect from a “value” to a “principle” that eventually became my thesis, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle. The thesis resulted in several essays, books, a play, and will grow into a worldwide social business venture as funds allow … or should I say as people help make it happen.

Maybe these desperate times of the pandemic will motivate people to do things differently … to work together for the common good as well as for the good of themselves.

Here’s hoping … and while I am waiting for help, well, I will keep doing my part to help make the world a better place for all people.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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January 1, 2021

“Cognitive Ability and Vulnerability to Fake News”

From the following linked article by David Z. Hambrick and Madeline Marquardt for Scientific American on Pocket Worthy

“At a more general level, this research underscores the threat that fake news poses to democratic society. The aim of using fake news as propaganda is to make people think and behave in ways they wouldn’t otherwise—for example, hold a view that is contradicted by overwhelming scientific consensus. When this nefarious aim is achieved, citizens no longer have the ability to act in their own self-interest. In the logic of democracy, this isn’t just bad for that citizen—it’s bad for society.”

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/cognitive-ability-and-vulnerability-to-fake-news?utm_source=pocket-newtab

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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December 12, 2020

Maybe these recent events will wake up the people still concerned solely about their liberty …

Maybe these recent events will wake up the people still concerned solely about their liberty versus people and animal health and well-being … as well as how their refusal is delaying an economic rebound, increasing taxes for health care, and burning out the very people who normally take care of all of us, but now can’t … because, well, some people still believe their right to choose to not wear a mask, to not social distance, to not gather, and to not self-isolate is more important than the rest of the people and animals … well, even the whole world.

“Breeders in Denmark euthanized 15 million minks over concerns about a mutated version of the virus that has spread among the animals. Mink farmers in Spain have culled almost 100,000. In the U.S., nearly 10,000 minks across Utah died of COVID-19 as the virus spread rapidly across farms in the state.” Quoted from The Globe and Mail

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-eight-people-test-positive-for-covid-19-at-bc-mink-farm-outbreak/

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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December 7, 2020

“First Born Children Really Are Treated Differently by Mom”

Linked article by Emma Betuel for Inverse on Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/first-born-children-really-are-treated-differently-by-mom?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
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http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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November 21, 202
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Healthy Relationships …

Reciprocal, respectful, non-competitive, loyal, confidential, boundaries, supportive, and wholehearted.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
© All Rights Reserved 2014-2020
November 20, 2020

Before Voting Tomorrow Pro-Lifers, Please Read and Consider the Following

Tomorrow American people who say they are pro-lifers are going to vote for a president that devalues, disrespects, degrades, dismisses, and bullies women … unless he is using them for his advantage … and I cannot stand by in silence knowing he has swayed pro-lifers just to get votes, when in reality it is men who act like him towards women that encourages men to do the same to women … and worse.

Even though there are the “Lowest numbers since 1973 … across all of the US … fewer women are becoming pregnant because of the increased contraception accessibility that is part of the Affordable Care Act. Read the linked article for details https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/number-abortions-u-s-drops-lowest-they-became-legal-nationwide-n1055726

However, we must also look beyond the decrease and the why to the other significant contributors to the problem …

Statistics: Every 73 seconds an American is sexually assaulted.

Estimated cost of rape is $122,461 per victim for medical costs, lost productivity, criminal justice activities, and other, such as counselling.

3 out of 4 sexual assaults go unreported to police.

Statistics from the Joyful Heart Foundation founded by Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order Special Victims Unit fame.

So, choosing pro-life now means not just opposing abortion, but about combining our efforts to change the mindset men have that they get to do what they want when they want with women regardless of the impact and consequences their choices manifest.

Plus, we must be compassionate for those who become pregnant due to rape or incest … would you want to carry and bear that child?

And because we all know that evil thrives when good people do nothing.

On behalf of those who can’t thank you, thank you for your concern, care, and compassion.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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November 2, 2020

“Why We Should All Stop Saying “I Know Exactly How You Feel”

Linked article by Celeste Headlee for IDEAS.TED.COM

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
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http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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September 24, 2020

Looking Behind the Narcissist’s Curtain

Much like the OZ wizard character in “The Wizard of Oz” movie, narcissists may appear more confident, capable, and powerful than what they really are.

“Overview. Narcissistic personality disorder — one of several types of personality disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others.Nov 18, 2017”

“Narcissistic personality disorder – Symptoms and causes …
http://www.mayoclinic.org › symptoms-causes › syc-20366662”

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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September 1, 2020

Submitting TED Fellowship Application This Week!

Hello my worldly blog followers! I have been away from the Internet and this blog for days as I worked to prepare my TED Fellowship application to submit on behalf of the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” global initiative to “transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle” thereby raising the standard of living and quality of life of all people … so I am sure you understand and appreciate my absenteeism.

As always, thank you for coming by and I hope your week holds something that excites you and fills you with hope too!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
© All Rights Reserved 2014-2020
August 16, 2020