Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Subtle Message on the Essence of Competition From California Governor Jerry Brown

updated at  21:39 hr

Governor Brown expressed his reservations about legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

"fiscal discipline is the fundamental predicate of a free society, ...  but it may help if everyone isn't getting stoned.  ... Well, we have medical marijuana, which gets very close to what they have in Colorado and Washington,  ... I'd really like those two states to show us how it's going to work. The problem with anything, a certain amount is OK.  But there is a tendency to go to extremes. And all of a sudden, if there's advertising and legitimacy, how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation? The world's pretty dangerous, very competitive. I think we need to stay alert, if not 24 hours a day, more than some of the potheads might be able to put together."

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Sources:   Politico,   Sacramento Bee and  Washington Times

It is rare that the top-down results-based people and the field level "ground up" people are able to see the possible positivity and the possible negativity that could originate from the opposite view.  . . .  Governor Brown is one of those rare individuals who understands the opposing sides that originate from the legalization of marijuana.  . . . 

Look at the state of Copenhagen, Denmark. One man's positive is another man's negative and vice-versa.   . . . Read and reflect on why other countries are still illegalizing marijuana.  . . . 

It takes an abundance of rules and regulations to manage this legal process. Who is willing to create the system and manage it? Is the projected outcome is greater than the projected income?

The State of Competition
"Competition is the greatest matter of any capitalistic economy, the basis of success and failure, the Dao to survival or extinction. It must be thoroughly contemplated and analysed." 
- Art Of War 1

The understanding of the social-economic psychology behind a grand situation enables one to see the risk benefits, the risk consequences and the challenges of a major political-social decision.   Could you see the chain reaction that could originate from this above decision?

The only way to stay safe is to assume the worst until one could see the matrix of connectivity that lies within the situation. 

Side Notes
The competitively innovative people are regularly mindfully alert. The state of being mindfully "stoned," will usually lower the state of competitive efficiency. 

One stays alert by practicing the art of mindful centerness. From personal experience, mindful centerness and sipping some good tea will assist one in become innovative.  ... While necessity is the mother of invention, mindful experience and conscious awareness are usually the causes for great innovation.

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