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It has taken me a fantastic amount of little detailed picky work to make the World Heritage Links site even have a chance of working. Still, I work arduously on it because I believe that when it is fully functional it will be very helpful to all world travelers and will become very popular. I am trying to set it up to be monetizable, because that is the way things in this world are made to flourish. This blog has furnished plenty of worthwhile discoveries, but they haven’t gone into the public consciousness. I believe that is because when no one profits monetarily no one cares to explore an idea. But, when money is involved, people will value the idea more and it will grow. Over the years I have listened to quite a few lectures by billionaires and feel I have come to some understandings that will need to be applied before my ideas even have a chance of proliferating and I have a chance of making money from them.

One curious thing has become apparent to me, and it is an idea I have explored many times in the past, and that is that most people are blind to the world outside of their personal experience. Furthermore, it takes a long time to develop an understanding of some particular aspect of life, and if one hasn’t been exposed to it early in life, it becomes almost impossible to develop it later. everyone is functionally blind and it is impossible for them to learn to see clearly. The standard examples are:  if a child isn’t exposed to language it becomes very difficult for them to become skilled later in life. The same is no doubt true for music, and if a kid isn’t really skilled by age twelve he will never be exceptional. It just takes a decent natural ability with the proverbial 10,000 hours of practice cultivated into the brain by that early age to get really good at something. The power of this idea is that all skills are like that, and since we all develop skills as we mature we simultaneously lose the ability to have other skills, because we all have only so much attention. We might have quite a variety of unique skills, but they are at the expense of quite a few other ones.

It isn’t just native intelligence that permits one to become successful; it is the  the absorption of talents of those people we are exposed to in our youth. It is because of this early exposure and training that some people become generals in the army and others become sergeants. The generals are not natively all that much more able; the difference is in the roles they learn to fill. They learn early and practice early the skills they will need later in life, and if they don’t develop them early they never will, because they can’t. I wander on this issue because I am thinking about things that I don’t want to talk about anymore. It is part of my new world view of commercializing ideas rather than just spewing ideas out onto the world where they evaporate.

Sorry, folks, but I am no longer giving free lunches.