When We Expect People to Be Like Us …

When we expect people to be like us, we do not allow people to be themselves; therefore we make life more difficult for us all. Of course there are important social norms that allow us to function as a collective, but when those social norms restrict individuality, those same social norms inhibit or prevent our ability to be humane.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Writer, Founder and President of

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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August 12, 2019

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Women Can Also Be …

“When a widow and three children are found dead after a suspicious fire, an investigation ensues that uncovers one of the victims’ monstrous past.”

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Article by Lucus Reilly for Mental Floss by Pocket

A perfect example of what can happen when a woman is broken at a young age and therefore never develops a moral compass. Plus her story and my own experience are reminders that not just girls, but women also can be just as mean, cruel, selfish, vengeful, and diabolical as any man.

In light of all we are discovering about people and the effects of how people are treated at a young age, the more crucial the idea becomes that raising people’s “Respect Levels” in schools is necessary because we never know what children are experiencing at home and how their experiences will affect their unique personality.

It’s the only humane course of action we can take.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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July 15, 2019

 

 

 

A Personal Story About Reclaiming One’s Identity

Today I realized I needed to tally up my writing time spread out in bits and pieces over several years while I was doing other work. The actual real time for the volume of work I have written only adds up to a little over two years.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Honourable Mention, Literature Award
  • November National Novel Writing Month Award for completing the challenge by writing a 50,000 word novel in November, which I actually completed in three weeks
  • For my company’s blog, http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com, I write and share other people’s articles relevant to the blog’s focus. The blog has followings from over 70 countries
  • Wrote and published in print a 100 limited edition copies of mu first Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle book
  • Wrote and recorded in a studio the splay, Charles Choice, to address bullying in schools. The play has now become the cornerstone for presenting the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle in schools and in future, as part of a school video production contest
  • Wrote and epublished several non-fiction and children’s fiction books through Smashwords, an American ebook retailer and distributor, but removed the books when informed by the founder that what sold best in ebook format is adult fiction. Still have one short story and a small book available for sale on Smashwords
  • During my first year of writing, kick-started by essay writing for university in my forties, 700 poems, 40 short stories that included six of my Little Jack children’s series, and my first book poured out of me in stream-of-conscious writing. Several poems and short stories were published, and even paid for, by literary journals, trade magazines, trade journals, newspapers, a university newsletter, and anthologies. An anthology, Shore Words, dedicated to Lake Huron was published by a Port Elgin, Ontario publisher that hosted a press event with book signing by the 26 contributors that I participated in as writer of the poem, Rolling Thunder. My first book received interest from an Arizona publisher, but I declined the offer at the time due to its very personal and damaging content

All of these writing achievements resulted even without my having high school English, but after the writing my GED, passing a few English courses in business school, and my essay writing for a few York university courses before I dropped out in my forties, though the high university marks served as the catalyst to my rediscovering and reclaiming my writing aspirations.

And all of these writing achievements were also accomplished while I was doing other jobs that I excelled at, but were stifling and frustrating for me even though they included writing reports, newsletters, etc. Why I spent a lifetime doing other jobs rather than what is a natural fit for me, writing, was because people convinced me, for whatever reasons, that writing was and still is not a real job. Yet one only has to look at our world, driven more than ever by the written word to know the exact opposite is true.

But my writing successes that would normally have been accomplished in a few years reveals the deepest truth of who I really am (an introvert/geek/nerd/seeker/researcher/book reader/ writer) and what work is right for me, so now I am applying for freelance writing jobs as well as writing (blog posts, books, and grant applications) for my social business venture.

The good news is this big picture realization certainly gave me the confidence boost to not settle for anything less than the writing life I dreamt of when I was a child. And I am sharing my story not just to secure freelance writing work and grants for my social business venture, but because my experience serves as a vital message to anyone that it is never too late to be who we really are.

And personally, I thank God for all I am and have yet to be.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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July 14, 2019

Revised July 18, 2019

 

Because You Love Your “Best Friend”

“A dog’s age and health can also be a factor in how well he handles extreme temps. When the outside temperature is 70 degrees, a car can heat up to 89 degrees in just 10 minutes, and to 104 in 30 minutes. At 80 degrees outside, you’re looking at 99 degrees inside a vehicle in 10 minutes and 114 in 30 minutes.Aug 15, 2016” Google Search

Today’s post inspired by a recent true event I witnessed:

Thursday, June 26, 5 pm, the temperature was 25 C. A couple parked their SUV in the sun, facing the sun, as I was looking at outdoor displays of merchandise. Concerned because of their lack of consideration for their dog, I set my phone’s timer. After 5 minutes I went into the store and requested to speak with the manager, hoping he would announce on the PA that there was a dog in distress in the car. By this time, I was back outside and the dog’s distress level was escalating. I went back in and discovered the store manager had not made an announcement. So I watched and fretted and grew angrier. Finally, 11 minutes later the owners returned to their vehicle … the temperature I now know would have been about 100 degrees, so next time I won’t wait so long. Next time I will call the police just before I intervene on the animal’s behalf.

Show your furry friends how much you love and value them by leaving them in a safe place rather than take them with you when you do errands. If you’re travelling with your furry friend, until you get to your destination, here are some suggestions:

  1. Park in the shade
  2. Pour a bowl of water for them
  3. Leave the windows open several inches
  4. Rather than eat in a restaurant, take out your food and picnic with furry friends inside or outside of the car
  5. Leave someone in the car with the animals when shopping needs to be done or take the animals to your destination such as the cottage and go shopping afterwards
  6. Be respectfully innovative about how you take care of your “best friend”

P.S. Unlike humans, dogs can’t sweat to cool down their bodies, so imagine how it would feel to you if you couldn’t escape the heat, experienced heat stroke, or even died because the one who loves you didn’t take enough care.

https://qz.com/1329685/what-to-do-if-you-see-a-dog-in-a-hot-car/?fbclid=IwAR37wKtDYyd_lvv_VplMeNFGCx8tPXSsEjY_4O_7Xxo7gUiKfQb_ZU9jQs0

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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June 29, 2019