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Makati Power Plant Mall’s Clientele

Visit the mall early on any day and you’ll be thinking it has the best geriatric park benches and there must be some hospice nearby.

I have the utmost respect for wisdom and maturity but NOT FOR ATTITUDE AND ENTITLEMENT. You see, senior citizens enjoy enormous discounts here in the Philippines but more so in Makati City, with unlimited and unencumbered free movie tickets.

And herein lies the problem: they now DEMAND FOR RESPECT AND DEFERENCE, both of which are EARNED NOT DESERVED. If only I could ask for proof that they have, indeed, contributed to society and paid their due taxes enough to qualify in that my own taxes should pay for their free movie tickets.

I long for the day when perhaps five years from now, this mall will be mostly empty. When these particular geriatrics with their abusive, entitled, and rude behavior; setting a particularly obnoxious example to the future generations, are no longer among the living. Good riddance!

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Ethical Design: The Practical Getting-Started Guide


Ethical Design: The Practical Getting-Started Guide
 — Smashing Magazinehttps://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/03/ethical-design-practical-getting-started-guide/?ref=donvy.comAs designers and developers, we have an obligation to build experiences that are better than the norm where design features are meticulously being built to exploit human behavior and make us addicts of social media. This article explains how unethical design happens, and how to do ethical design through a set of best practices.

Smart Money: How AI Could Make You A Better Investor

https://www.wired.com/brandlab/2017/10/smart-money/?mbid=nl_121517_daily_list3_p5&CNDID=49046367Old habits die hard. But as the data we generate allows us to gain a deeper understanding of how we think and behave around money, new behavior-hacking technology is creating an innovative path to better investments – and decision-making in general.

Motivation is Overvalued. Environment Often Matters More.

Motivation is Overvalued. Environment Often Matters More. | James Clear

Motivation is Overvalued. Environment Often Matters More. | James Clearhttp://jamesclear.com/power-of-environmentEnvironment is the invisible hand that shapes human behavior. If you examine how human behavior has been shaped over time, you discover that motivation (and even talent) is often overvalued. In many cases, the environment matters more.

‘The Circle’: A movie review for the tech literate

'The Circle': A movie review for the tech literate - CNET

‘The Circle’: A movie review for the tech literate – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/the-circle-review-tom-hanks-emma-watson-tech-dave-eggers/#ftag=CADf328eecIs Tom Hanks playing Zuck, @jack or Jobs? The objective of a tech thriller shouldn’t be an award for peering most presciently into our digital downfall. “When you see someone on stage in front of a great group of people being incredibly charming, do not trust that man!” he warned. Hanks strutted back and forth, ironically enacting the exact behavior he railed against.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read – Brain Pickings

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read – Brain Pickingshttps://www.brainpickings.org/2014/12/29/neil-degrasse-tyson-reading-list/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethitsAdding to history’s notable reading lists — including those by Leo Tolstoy, Alan Turing, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Stewart Brand, and Carl Sagan — Tyson offers the following eight essentials, each followed by a short, and sometimes wry, statement about “how the book’s content influenced the behavior of people who shaped the western world”:

Why it’s not OK to drink too much and talk too loudly at this L.A. bar

Why it&apos;s not OK to drink too much and talk too loudly at this L.A. bar - LA Times

Why it&apos;s not OK to drink too much and talk too loudly at this L.A. bar – LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-cocktails-eric-alperin-20170531-story.html“Welcome, please wait to be seated. Our process takes time; thank you for your patience. We are first come, first served and we don’t take reservations. We cannot accommodate parties larger than six people. No vulgar language or loud behavior please. Disrespectful attitudes towards other patrons or our staff will not be tolerated. Cocktail attire is admired, not required.”

The Age of Rudeness

by Rachel Cusk @ nytimes.com

Society organizes itself very efficiently to punish, silence or disown truth-tellers. Rudeness, on the other hand, is often welcomed in the manner of a false god. Later still, regret at the punishment of the truth-teller can build into powerful feelings of worship, whereas rudeness will be disowned.

Are people rude because they are unhappy? Is rudeness like nakedness, a state deserving the tact and mercy of the clothed? If we are polite to rude people, perhaps we give them back their dignity; yet the obsessiveness of the rude presents certain challenges to the proponents of civilized behavior. It is an act of disinhibition: Like a narcotic, it offers a sensation of glorious release from jailers no one else can see.

Google Zeitgeist

For both breaking news and obscure information alike, people around the world search on Google at www.google.com. With a bit of analysis, this flurry of searches often exposes interesting trends, patterns, and surprises. On a regular basis, Google Zeitgeist‘s page will be updated to reflect lists, graphs, and other tidbits of information related to Google user search behavior.