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2 The Revelations of Asphaliah C. Robert Nelms Failsafe Network, Inc. Montebello, Virginia 540-377-2010 www.failsafe-network.com

3 The Merry Go Round

4 Are We On A Merry Go Round? Asphaliah can help answer this question.

5 Asphaliah l the condition of being safe, that is: freedom from danger, risk, or injury; dwelling without fear or harm. Definition

6 Asphaliah... l security l protection l invulnerability l refuge l shelter l sanctuary l asylum l safeness l impregnability Synonyms

7 Asphaliah... l security l protection l invulnerability l refuge l shelter l sanctuary l asylum l safeness l impregnability l peril l jeopardy l hazard l risk SynonymsAntonyms

8 Asphaliah l be cautious l lurk l escape l move fast l seek refuge To obtain asphaliah, one must:

9 Asphaliah There are three facets of the Merry Go Round which become visible when we ponder asphaliah. enlighteningdisturbing Each of the three facets are both enlightening and disturbing.

10 How safe do we really want to be? Asphaliah revelation #1

11 How safe do we really want to be? l For believe me! The secret of revealing the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: TO LIVE DANGEROUSLY! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships out into uncharted seas! Live in conflict with your equals and with yourselves…. Friedrich Nietzche

12 How safe do we really want to be? l The real risks for any artist are taken in PUSHING the work TO THE LIMITS of what is possible, in the attempt to increase the sum of what is possible to think. Books become good when they GO TO THE EDGE and RISK FALLING OVER IT -- when they ENDANGER the artist by reason of what he has, or has not, artistically DARED. Salman Rushdie

13 How safe do we really want to be? l The future is not free: the story of human PROGRESS is one of a struggle against all odds. We learned again that this America, which Abraham Lincoln called the last best hope of man on earth, was built on HEROISM and noble SACRIFICE…. Ronald Regan

14 How safe do we really want to be? l The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, SAFETY-FIRST INSTEAD OF DUTY-FIRST, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life….. Theodore Roosevelt

15 How safe do we really want to be? l The high sentiments always win in the end, the leaders who offer BLOOD, TOIL, TEARS, and SWEAT ALWAYS GET MORE OUT OF THEIR FOLLOWERS THAN THOSE WHO OFFER SAFETY and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic…. George Orwell

16 How safe do we really want to be? l A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his PERSONAL SAFETY is a MISERABLE CREATURE who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself…. John Stuart Mill

17 How safe do we really want to be? l There is safety in reserve, BUT NO ATTRACTION. One cannot love a reserved person….. Jane Austen

18 How safe do we really want to be? l The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots. True enough, robots do not rebel. But given mans nature, robots cannot live and remain sane, the become Golems, they will destroy their world and themselves because they cannot stand any longer the BOREDOM of a meaningless life….. Erich Fromm

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20 How safe do we really want to be? l Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure…. Helen Keller l Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing….. Helen Keller

21 How safe do we really want to be? Asphaliah revelation #1

22 How safe do we really want to be? Although we do NOT want to get hurt, we certainly do NOT want to be safe! We LOVE taking RISKs. We LOVE the feeling of GETTING AWAY WITH IT. faster and faster the condition of being safe: freedom from danger, risk, or injury; dwelling without fear or harm.

23 Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? Asphaliah revelation #2

24 Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? situation filter outcome

25 situation filter Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? First attempt down the stairs: Extreme Caution

26 situation filter Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? We manage the risk.

27 situation filter positive Where does this risk-taking mentality take us?

28 situation filter LEARNINGLEARNING Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? positive

29 situation filter Second attempt down the stairs: Less Caution LEARNINGLEARNING Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? positive

30 situation filter Succeeding attempts: FASTER! LESS CAUTION! LEARNINGLEARNING Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? positive

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32 Danger Where does this risk-taking mentality take us?

33 Danger Progress Where does this risk-taking mentality take us?

34 Danger

35 Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? The Balanced-Ball Analogy

36 Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? The Balanced-Ball Analogy

37 Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? The Balanced-Ball Analogy

38 Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? The Balanced-Ball Analogy

39 Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? The Balanced-Ball Analogy

40 Where does this risk-taking mentality take us? Asphaliah revelation #2

41 We have made a HABIT of GETTING AWAY WITH IT every day of our lives, so much so that the HABIT has become invisible to us. This HABIT has put us in a VERY PRECARIOUS SITUATION! born on the merry go round? Where does this risk-taking mentality take us?

42 What can we do about these issues? Asphaliah revelation #3 We have made a HABIT of GETTING AWAY WITH IT every day of our lives, so much so that the HABIT has become invisible to us.

43 What can we do about these issues? When we fail to achieve asphaliah …..

44 What can we do about these issues? When we fail to achieve asphaliah ….. the root causes are always the same….

45 What can we do about these issues? HABIT TRYING TO GET AWAY WITH IT! The Human HABIT of TRYING TO GET AWAY WITH IT! When we fail to achieve asphaliah ….. the root causes are always the same….

46 EVERY time we try to get away with something, we: will either get nailed instantly, or will get nailed later, or will cause someone else to get nailed later. Something BAD will ALWAYS Happen sooner or later! The Conservation of Wretchedness Human existence, in all its manifestations, is TOTALLY INCAPABLE of getting away with ANYTHING! What can we do about these issues? HABIT TRYING TO GET AWAY WITH IT! The Human HABIT of TRYING TO GET AWAY WITH IT!

47 What can we do about these issues? The answer is both enlightening and disturbing. HABIT TRYING TO GET AWAY WITH IT Each of Us Must Combat the Human HABIT of TRYING TO GET AWAY WITH IT Its up to each of us!

48 What can we do about these issues? ONE HABITTRYING TO GET AWAY WITH IT (even just once), someone will eventually suffer. If Just ONE Person Succumbs to the HABIT of TRYING TO GET AWAY WITH IT (even just once), someone will eventually suffer. Its up to each of us!

49 Although we dont want to get hurt, human beings certainly dont want to be safe. We THRIVE on taking risks. This risk-taking mentality has put us in an increasingly precarious position. The only way to avoid the potential catastrophes confronting us is for EVERYONE to resist our natural habit of TRYING TO GET AWAY WITH THINGS. In Summary

50 The most advanced forms of human endeavor should always be pursued with the highest degree of attention to human ethics. Anything short of this will certainly put us on a meaningless merry go round ride. Never, never, never try to get away with anything -- no matter how small it may seem. You might get away with it, but someone, somewhere, eventually is going to get hurt. In Summary


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