To Respect Simply Means To Value

English words often have more than one meaning, which can even include contrary meanings, but when I researched the word “respect”, all definitions included the words “to value.” Since I was searching for a word, a concept that would cross all boundaries and reflect the belief every person is valuable simply for being a life, respect became a philosophy, has been adopted as principle, and now drives the global initiative because …

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
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August 27, 2020

“The Recession Is Over for the Rich, But the Working Class Are Far From Recovered”

Linked article below by Heather Long for The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/13/recession-is-over-rich-working-class-is-far-recovered/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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August 16, 2020

“People With Creative Personalities Really Do See the World Differently”

“As Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire explain in their book Wired to Create, the creativity of open people stems from a “drive for cognitive exploration of one’s inner and outer worlds”.

“This curiosity to examine things from all angles may lead people high in openness to see more than the average person, or as another research team put it, to discover “complex possibilities laying dormant in so-called ‘familiar’ environments”.

Shared linked article by Luke Similie and Anna Antinori for The Conversation on Pocket

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/people-with-creative-personalities-really-do-see-the-world-differently?utm_source=pocket-newtab

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
http://www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com
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August 20, 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
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August 16, 2020

“Better Brain Health”

A DW Documentary about the impact of what we eat on our brain’s processing and mental health …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLpbfOJ4bJU

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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August 5, 2020

FACE MASKS … When Facts Are Not Enough

The COVID-19 serves not only as a reminder of human frailty, but also of human strength … plus our fears and biases.

Many of us have heard the reasons for wearing a face mask and many of us are being directed to do so, but some people are refusing, for a number of reasons, including those made by people, such as the MD’s video I watched yesterday, who was arguing “facts”for not wearing a mask during the pandemic. He talked about the dangers to mask wearers and encouraged people not to wear a mask.

However, the “facts” he presented, true or not or even partial, did not take into consideration the humane choice.

Plus, his “facts” raised a few red flags for us to consider…

1. If his facts are true, that wearing masks will ultimately kill us, then our medical providers are in deep trouble and so are we, as a result, because we won’t have medical providers after this pandemic is resolved.

2. During the 1918 flu pandemic millions and millions of people died because they did not know what we know … that pandemics and plagues happen … and it is better to take precautions, the best we know how to do, rather than not, in order to protect not just ourselves, but everyone else.

3. Our world can be influenced by those who appear to be acting in our interests, but underneath have self-serving and/or even destructive motives.

For me, the analysis of the facts is not enough to guide my choice to wear a mask or not because most of us don’t have the means or knowledge to test everyone’s hypothesis and their “facts.”

So, logically, at this time, it makes sense to wear a mask in order to not add to the spreading of COVID-19.

And compassionately, it makes sense to me to wear a mask because I would rather take the chance of dying after wearing a mask to protect others rather than worry more about myself and choosing not to wear a mask because that is not a world I want to continue to live in anyway.

What about you?

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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August 5, 2020

“What Can We Learn From People Who Succeed Later in Life?

Shared TED.ideas video …

https://ideas.ted.com/what-can-we-learn-from-people-who-succeed-later-in-life/?utm_medium=referral&utm_content=2020-7-23&utm_campaign=social&utm_source=linkedin.com

Shared Forbes magazine article …

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2019/03/12/what-we-can-learn-from-people-who-succeed-late-in-life/#697e61411014

Personally, I have learned never to give up on a dream, vision, goal because, like the folks we are introduced to in the video and article, I am just getting started at my age. And frankly I am fortunate because my very diverse experiences have prepared me for what I am working on now. Added to that is the fact I have never been so motivated and excited about work as I am now with the goal to transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle that will raise the standard and quality of living of all people, while also fostering the development of potential and the peace born of valuing all life.

Whatever is in you to do, step up, take the chance, and do your part to make the world a better place in whatever way works for you.

Wholeheartedly,
Kaitlin

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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August 3, 2020

Defining Words

Respect is mostly defined, in many dictionaries, dominantly as valuing … being kind to, esteeming, honoring, regarding, being polite to, showing courtesy to, considering, noting, recognizing, taking into account

Admire is often used equally with respect, yet in most dictionaries and thesauruses, admire is best defined as the quality of looking up to someone for his/her/their accomplishments/achievements, rather than for just being a person

Value is defined by the company as a discretionary value because people choose who or what to value, making the choice at their discretion

Principle, in contrast to a value, is a universal idea adopted by the majority and applicable to everyone, therefore making the decision to decide who or what is valuable or is not as obsolete in order to foster true acts of equality in human and natural interactions

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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July 31, 2020

We Are Strange Creatures

We are strange creatures indeed! It’s a funny, yet also a sad, thing that I and maybe you have noticed about social media and well, life too …

We share pictures, abstract ideas, personal opinions, emotions, and experiences a variety of information, a lot of negativity, philosophies, politics, and various spiritual beliefs, but nothing else seems to make as many people, even those Joyce calls ‘secret Christians,” uncomfortable and unlikely “to like” a post about believing in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and being excited about it … which is one of those funny, but sad things, because nothing else has brought about so much good into my life, even though right now, tangibly it may not look that way, but inside, oh my, I have never felt so rich, satisfied, peaceful, accepted, loved, and yes, even happy and joyful. But don’t take my word for it … go to the Word itself. … rather than just getting bits of it, often taken out of context or skewed by someone else’s opinion.

And since summer is always a good reading time and more so because of the pandemic, it’s a perfect time to also discover how best to cope with what is happening in our world. What made reading the Bible much easier for me though was reading an amplified Bible, which takes passages and puts them in modern day context. I’ve been using the Joyce Meyer amplified Everyday Bible. Whatever you choose, you will also discover how many people actually reference the Bible, people, and quotes comparable to the way many people people also reference Shakespeare’s writings too.

 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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July 27, 2020