14FROM my SELF NOT FROM OTHERS. my OWN self my OWN mind my OWN effort A contributor is the OWN-er of something that adds value to benefit others.A parasite is one who benefits from another without adding value for others.
16FOR THE GOOD OF THE GREATER NUMBER TO THE GREATER GOODmeansFOR THE GOOD OF THE GREATER NUMBERTO BENEFIT MANY OTHERSTO HELP SOCIETY
17How Do We Contribute? ADD IMPROVE CREATE modify revise adapt correct INVENTrevisecorrectSYNTHESIZE
18WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS Coming up are six yellow boxes like this.WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDSPress the pause key on your video player.Answer the question before continuing the presentation.This is to help you understand and remember.
19AddOne who copies old ideas is a parasite – taking from others and not adding new value.One who adds new elements into old ideas is contributing something new.WHY IS THIS THE ACTION OF A PARASITE?WHY IS THIS NOT BEING A PARASITE?QUESTION: WHEN IS IT OK TO USE THE IDEAS OF OTHERS?
20ImproveOne who repeats the ideas of others is still a parasite: taking, using, benefiting without adding value.One who uses the ideas of others in a different way is contributing something new.WHY IS THIS THE ACTION OF A PARASITE?WHY IS THIS NOT BEING A PARASITE?QUESTION: WHEN IS IT OK TO USE THE IDEAS OF OTHERS?
21How Do We Become Contributors? ADDIMPROVECREATECOPYREPEATSTEALHow Do We Become Parasites?
22IMPORTANT Acknowledge the source of an idea or element that is not yours orthat you borrow from others.How?State where the source can be found or who the source isWhy?This is the mark of a model scholar.
23CreateAnd perhaps ... sooner or later... You might come up with something totally new.
24Use your imagination. Imagine specific action. Imagine benefits Imagine beneficiariesFor example
25Find an ordinary problem that you experience. Strategy 1: Find a Common ProblemFind an ordinary problem that you experience.Missing pens, USBs, buttons, umbrellas?Broken shoes, bags, eyeglasses?Misplaced stuff?Lack of time?Create a unique, easy, cheap solution.
26Choose any idea created by others. A laptop Soap Hair coloring Strategy 2: Add something new to the ideas of othersChoose any idea created by others.A laptopSoapHair coloringAdd something new.An ethnic laptop cover?Soap leftovers into new soap?Black hair coloring in hair gel?
27Combine old problems and solutions. Strategy 3: Add something new to old problems and solutionsCombine old problems and solutions.Problem 1: tangled hair. Solution 1: plastic comb.Problem 2: irritated scalpSolution 2: scalp medicationContribute something new into that combination.Can a cheaper, softer comb prevent irritated scalp and save money on scalp medication?
28To exercise your brain in combining different elements into creative solutions, see the presentation titled What is a Creative Topic?