CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)
This Story May or May Not Be True
The Apollo 11 astronauts, who were training in one of the remote deserts of the western USA, came across a Native American.
The Native American asked the astronauts what they were doing and they replied that they were training for a mission to go to the moon.
The Native American asked the astronauts if they would do him a favor. He said his people believed that holy spirits lived on the moon and would the astronauts pass on a message from his people in their native language to the holy spirits that lived on the moon.
The astronauts memorized the Native American’s words, but the Indian would not tell them what the words meant, when they asked him.
When the astronauts returned to their base, they found a translator who could tell them the meaning of the words they had memorized. The translator said the memorized words were.
Don’t believe a single word these people are telling you.
They have come to steal your land.
(Source: Sapiens – A Brief History of Mankind)
PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)
Honor Thy Temple (Honra Tu Templo)
Learn to accept your flaws, they make you unique.
CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
(El Crecimiento te Mantiene Extraordinario)
Don’t believe everything you read.
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
(Las Probabilidades y Los Fines de Ser Extraordinarios)
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
Bill Gates suggested to me and 1 million of his other closes friends, that I read this book. I’m not going to suggest you read or not read this book. But you should know first off, it isn’t brief. Also, I believe regardless of what your positions are, you may find some of the author’s assessments and predictions disturbing. I did really enjoy reading the early part of the book about pre-history, but as time went on the author and I had to part ways. Still, the book has many important things to say, so if you do try to tackle this book, you may want to read some of it and skim some of it.
Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari
Human history has been shaped by three major revolutions: the Cognitive Revolution (70,000 years ago), the Agricultural Revolution (10,000 years ago), and the Scientific Revolution (500 years ago). These revolutions have empowered humans to do something no other form of life has done, which is to create and connect around ideas that do not physically exist (think religion, capitalism, and politics). These shared “myths” have enabled humans to take over the globe and have put humankind on the verge of overcoming the forces of natural selection. (Source: Amazon)
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
This film is way cooler than the reviews make it appear. In fact, it is so cool that I cannot even describe it, so I will show you a clip. Of course, most of you will not like it.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
Walk Like an Egyptian
By The Bangles
But when it comes to walking like an Egyptian, check this out
By SNL – Steve Martin
LAST WEEK’S POLL – What do you do at parties?
Five or less 47.06% (8 votes)
Six to ten 35.29% (6 votes)
Eleven to fifteen 11.76% (2 votes)
More than 15 5.88% (1 votes)
More than 50% to 75% 37.5% (6 votes)
Less than 25% 31.25% (5 votes)
More than 75% 31.25% (5 votes)
From 25% to 50% 0% (0 votes)
More than 50% to 75% 43.75% (7 votes)
More than 75% 25% (4 votes)
From 25% to 50% 18.75% (3 votes)
Less than 25% 12.5% (2 votes)
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Truth?
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
Here is something to think about.
I found this in Part One – The Cognitive Revolutions
Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
Actually, the above picture is Elizabeth Taylor, portraying Cleopatra
Cleopatra VII (69 – August 10 or 12, 30 BC) was a queen and last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. She was also a diplomat, naval commander, administrator, linguist, and medical author.
As a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, she was a descendant of its founder Ptolemy I, a Macedonian Greek general and companion of Alexander the Great.
After the death of Cleopatra, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire, marking the end of the Hellenistic period that had lasted since the reign of Alexander (336–323 BC). (Source: Wikipedia)
CLEOPATRA: DEFEAT AND DEATH
On September 2, 31 B.C., Octavian’s forces soundly defeated those of Antony and Cleopatra in the Battle of Actium. Later, with Alexandria under attack from Octavian’s forces, Antony heard a rumor that Cleopatra had committed suicide. He fell on his sword, and died just as news arrived that the rumor had been false.
On August 12, 30 B.C., after burying Antony and meeting with the victorious Octavian, Cleopatra closed herself in her chamber with two of her female servants. The means of her death is uncertain, but Plutarch and other writers advanced the theory that she used a poisonous snake known as the asp, a symbol of divine royalty. According to her wishes, Cleopatra’s body was buried with Antony’s. (Source: History.com)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
Thank you Carol, Darlene, Poetic Bells, Reocochran & Roijoyeux, for commenting on last week’s post.
BLOG & FACEBOOK
And my thanks to LA Feedback Film Festival, Melissa, Nanette, Nick, Nidhi, Poetic Bells, Reocochran & Shreya, who started following my blog.
And thank you Amy, Barbie, Michelle & Taylor, for liking my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.
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Warning: This book will not change your life, only you can do that.