Friday, June 30, 2017

Be Proffessional

This is awesome! I keep watching it, and after the tenth time I thought this is a good life lesson!   An actress was rude to a reporter, and the ladies weighed in.  What they said I believe could be applied to anyone.  Raven kept saying she was raised differently like that would excuse her awful behavior.

Whoopi Goldberg chimed in, and said "Suck It Up!"  We will all in our life need to suck it up, and be professional.  It matters how we treat people!  Watch this video!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Pueblo Revolt

In 1680 a revolt happened in New Mexico.  The Pueblo Native Americans were being mistreated by the Spanish explorers who were in the New World.  This was a big moment,  and for instance College Board wants AP US History students to know this moment.

The accounts of mistreatment the Pueblos experienced is heartbreaking, and unbelievable.  I do not understand how you can be so cruel to another human being!  But maybe that is the problem - the Spanish did not see the Pueblos as humans.  At this time the Spanish essentially had a slave system in place - the Encomeinda System.

Encomienda System

The Pueblos could not take it anymore!  One of their biggest complaints was the fact the Spanish would not let them worship their gods.  Instead they wanted them to work.  So the Pueblos took the moment in their own hands.  The Revolt was led by Pope.

One reason they were successful of expelling the Spanish was numbers.  They had the numbers!  There were 8,000 Pueblos and 200 Spanish.  The Pueblos killed 20 Priests and 100s of Spanish colonists. The Spanish brought their faith with them to the New World.  

A Spanish Missionary in Arizona

It was not till Pope died did the Spanish try to take back their control.  They were successful, but much nicer in hopes of preventing any further revolt in 1692.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Success according to Kevin Hart

It will not come up, but it is so good!  He talks about finding your passion! 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

TED Talk - Live Life!

This is a powerful message about life!  I hate to say this, but everyone will go through something!  My something is MS!  Just know no matter what happens life will go on!  

Monday, June 19, 2017

School of Greatness - Comedy

This podcast is fantastic!  Life is too short to learn all the lessons!  There are so many people who have made it, and are super successful.  Learn from them!  Pay attention!  This podcast talks to successful people about how they made it!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Washington's Farewell Adress

Who is the most beloved president?  Almost everyone has an answer.  My favorite president is Lincoln, but that is a different story.  Polls reveal Washington, Lincoln, FDR, and Kennedy.  But the president who has had much influence was and is George Washington.

President Washington was America's first president.  He won by unanimous vote, and could of died president.  But President Washington's fear was being seen as a monarch so he only served two terms!  President Washington set the precedent till FDR.  Every president till  FDR only served two presidents because he did!

So when President Washington left office he gave a Farewell Address.  He actually did  not deliver the Address, but it was printed in newspapers for citizens to read!  

John Alvon argues in his book that President Washington's Farewell is a warning, and still applies to today!  I find this idea fascinating, and encourage all to read this book!

There were two things President Washington  warned Americans against:
1. Beware of Foreign Entanglements
2. Be cautious of Political Parties

America was isolationist due to number 1, and he felt political parties would divide this country!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Success Tips from Steve Jobs

You can learn from others!  Steve Jobs was worth billions, and successful.  Listen to him!  I went back and watched  Warren Buffet, and he said something fascinating!  Mr. Buffet said he has this fear of failure.  So he studies failure!  Whatever you want to do - study it!  Find your passion!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bartolomé de las Casas

Bartolom√© de las Casas came to the new world in the 16th Century.  He was a monk coming for fortune, but once he got to the new world he became horrified at the treatment of the Native Americans.  If you are in AP US History you must know this man, and  what he accomplished!

For a background one must understand the relationship between the Spanish and the Native Americans.  The Spanish were the first European power to arrive in the New World.  They had the audacity to turn the Natives into slaves.  The Native's immune system were not use to these new people, and perished at large numbers.  They died in the millions, and were not reliable.  By the 17th Century the European powers will turn to the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Above is a social hierarchy chart of the Spanish colonies in the New  World.  The European Power nicest to the Natives was the French, and the meanest was the British.  The Spanish incorporated them into their society.  The British did not even consider them!  One of the first things the Spanish tried was the Encomendia System.   

Before  this system Las Casas spoke out against the treatment of Native Americans.  He used his position as a monk to show his upset.  Las Casas wrote and gave sermons at this horrible treatment.  We now know he made an impact due to a meeting was called in Europe to discuss the treatment of the Natives.  Nothing came to be, but European monarchs debated it!

What comes to life was the Encomendia System.  Which essentially promoted Native American Slavery.  The Spanish Monarch stated they would give tracts of land to full bloodied Spanish.  Those at the top of  the social hierarchy.  Those getting the land promised they would take care of everything on that land including christening the Natives. 

But that does not happen - slavery does.  Eventually the Spanish will be kicked out by the English! .   

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Learn from Others

One great life lesson is you can learn from others!  I agree totally with the quote above.  Life is too short to learn all the lessons of life!  Learn from others, and pay attention too who you learn from.  One thing my brother does is he reads about how millionaires made their money.  He wants to be comfortable in life, and I think it is a brilliant idea!

I was on Facebook, and saw an interesting article from a former student.  It was a millionaire giving advice to young people.  He had two pieces of advice.  1. When you graduate from college get any job you can get!  2. When you graduate from college move out of your parents house!  

On a side note I am watching The View, and Chance The Rapper is on.  He just said he studied Dave Chapelle, and the decisions he made in his life.  He owes his success to him!

I could not find the article, but I found another good one.  There are so many so I encourage you to research this on your own!  Learn from these GIANTS!