“Why Should You Be A Guinea Pig?”

Linked article by Wendy Haaf for Good Times

https://goodtimes.ca/why-should-you-be-a-guinea-pig/

And personally, volunteering for medical studies/clinical trials resulted in:

  1. Inspiring the gratefulness that I am healthy and as a result have been able to help save peoples lives and/or to increase their quality of living by serving as a guinea pig for drug companies
  2. Feeling blessed for the tax free income boost awarded to me for my compliance to the research facilities and study/trial rules, for my transportation costs, for the discomfort/related because of blood draws, being woken during the night, fasting, and restricted diets, plus for the inconvenience of being away from home and staying in dorm environments
  3. Being fortunate to meet people from many different backgrounds, origins, etc. that broadened my perspectives as a researcher and writer

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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January 5, 2020

Co-Founder Opportunity Details

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” co-founder opportunity.

You are:

1. Searching for an opportunity to satisfy your compassion and realize more of your altruistic potential, plus earn income from work that satisfies on all levels.

2. Committed to making a positive change in the lives of individuals and all people.

3. Willing to demonstrate your commitment by investing in a social business venture whose intellectual capital is original and currently solely owned by the creator, founder, and president.

Your Personality Type, based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), complements the founder’s Personality Type, as do your beliefs, values, and experiences.

If you are interested in this key role driving the global initiative to transform respect from a discretionary value to a global foundational belief, please contact me initially through LinkedIn.

I look forward to hearing from you to discover the value you believe you can add to make 2020 a better year for those who need our help.

On behalf of those who cannot speak for or help themselves, thank you! And best wishes!

Wholeheartedly,

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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Updated January 4, 2020

“The Flaw A Nobel-Prize Winning Economist Wants You To Know About Yourself”

Linked article by Esha Nelson for Quartz on Pocket

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-flaws-a-nobel-prize-winning-economist-wants-you-to-know-about-yourself?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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January 3, 2020

 

What Is Going On In The World Is Everybody’s Business

The world’s problems may feel overwhelming as can our thoughts about how we may not believe what we can do will make a difference. But just like those who give no thought or care to what they do to cause harm, through indifference or anger or hate, we can counter their harm by doing good.

And in fact we must for many reasons.

One, for survival.

You have probably heard the story about the scorpion and the frog.  Paraphrased here, the scorpion comes to the edge of a body of water and says, “Hey frog, give me a ride to the other side.” The frog laughs and replies, “No way! You will sting me and we will both drown.” Now the scorpion, being the charmer he is, replies, “No I won’t because I don’t want to drown!” Wanting to believe because he’s a good guy, the frog slides close to the scorpion so the scorpion can climb on his back and says, “All right. Hop on.” When the frog finally hits his stride in the water, suddenly he feels the scorpion’s sting and he yells, “Aah! You said you wouldn’t sting me!” Sadly, knowing they are both going to die, the scorpion sighs and replies, “I know. But it’s my nature” as they both slip below the water’s surface forever.

Thankfully we are not scorpions. As human beings, we have the power to change our beliefs, our thoughts, words, and actions.

Not doing our part to steward the earth responsibly contributes to our and the future generations demise. Our contributions to buying less, using less, especially plastic, re-purposing as well as re-cycling, buying from responsible companies and countries are just some of the positive contributions we make to our environmental world that supports our existence.

Not doing our part to change how we treat each other also contributes to most of the societal and economic problems that could be solved individually and collectively. Instead of ostracizing those struggling in our families, communities, nations, and globally, pulling them into the circle, not by force or manipulation, but by acceptance, seeking to understand, and aiding diminishes the need for government intervention and extra taxes because citizens are addressing needs at the grass roots level rather than the need for taxes beyond infrastructure needs.

Not doing our part to keep learning to enlarge our understanding about our differences, inhibits our willingness to accept people’s differences and therefore our compassion, instead forcing people to conform to the point that we foster mental and physical illnesses, plus addictions and even crime that further send people off balance and add more strain to our social structure, including increasing violence.

Not doing our part to live and let live, breeds the prejudice and hate that fuels everything from bullying to sexual abuse/assault, from caregiver abuse to domestic violence, from employee abuse to employer abuse, from leadership tyranny to financial abuse, from local violence and crime to terrorism and wars.

Not doing our part to help each individual discover and develop their unique blend of talents and potential in the end is comparable to the scorpion stinging and killing the frog because we poison, destroy, and even contribute to, or even kill the unique value each person, each life’s potential could add to the quality of our own lives.

For these reasons and more, we do not need to feel overwhelmed by the state of the world nor do we have to write off that what we could do as unimportant because the point is everyone matters as does what we choose to do, personally and together.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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January 2, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“What to Say to Little Kids Instead of ‘Say Sorry'”

“Children love the word “sorry,” Shumaker explains, as it magically lets them off the hook. “It’s a little like teaching kids to be hit-and-run drivers,” she writes. The problem with the “sorry” solution is that many young children—say, preschool age—haven’t reached a stage of moral development to actually feel sorry, so parents are missing a key opportunity to teach real empathy.” quoted from the linked article below by Michelle Woo for Lifehacker.

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/what-to-say-to-little-kids-instead-of-say-sorry-1819288365?fbclid=IwAR3KLDMPS5MylhPqr0jk4I0NUtge7uDh0BIZTmPLD6bg3FH5yBdHQNDQ78A

This kind of reminds of vehicle drivers who pull out in front of pedestrians that have the right of way at intersections and the drivers that seem to think that smiling and waving justifies their illegal act just like kids and adults who say they are sorry, but don’t really mean it demonstrated by the fact keep on doing what they want regardless of the impact on others because they can get away with it with a word, smile, or wave.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 30, 2019

 

The Birth and Realization of a Vision

When I moved to Toronto in my early thirties, this highly sensitive, traumatized small town (Wallaceburg) girl began reading the Toronto Star avidly and my heart cracked a little more every weekend. Struck by how much work needed to be done to make the world a better place for everyone and as someone who abhors seeing anyone get hurt or go without, I could not sit idly by. At first, I did little bits here and there, but most importantly the spark for what is now called “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” ignited in my heart and mind.

The journey has been long. Fraught with challenges I never dreamed of to the point that several times I have considered giving up, but seeing and sharing some of the social media posts I do, such as those today, continue to fan the once dying embers.

Thankfully, things are all finally coming together, enabling me in 2020 to devote my efforts full time to the quest of raising the standard of living and quality of life of all people by doing all I can to add value to everyone’s life by working to establish respect as a global principle. For this reason, today my heart is shouting Amen because I know God is making the vision he put in my heart many years ago a reality for me and everyone!

Stay tuned!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 28, 2019