Wasted Honor -

Carl R. ToersBijns is the author of the Wasted Honor Trilogy [Wasted Honor I,II and Gorilla Justice] and his newest book From the Womb to the Tomb, the Tony Lester Story, which is a reflection of his life and his experiences as a correctional officer and a correctional administrator retiring with the rank of deputy warden in the New Mexico and Arizona correctional systems.

Carl also wrote a book on his combat experience in the Kindle book titled - Combat Medic - Men with destiny - A red cross of Valor -

Carl is considered by many a rogue expert in the field of prison security systems since leaving the profession. Carl has been involved in the design of many pilot programs related to mental health treatment, security threat groups, suicide prevention, and maximum custody operational plans including double bunking max inmates and enhancing security for staff. He invites you to read his books so you can understand and grasp the cultural and political implications and influences of these prisons. He deals with the emotions, the stress and anxiety as well as the realities faced working inside a prison. He deals with the occupational risks while elaborating on the psychological impact of both prison worker and prisoner.

His most recent book, Gorilla Justice, is an un-edited raw fictional version of realistic prison experiences and events through the eyes of an anecdotal translation of the inmate’s plight and suffering while enduring the harsh and toxic prison environment including solitary confinement.

Carl has been interviewed by numerous news stations and newspapers in Phoenix regarding the escape from the Kingman prison and other high profile media cases related to wrongful deaths and suicides inside prisons. His insights have been solicited by the ACLU, Amnesty International, and various other legal firms representing solitary confinement cases in California and Arizona. He is currently working on the STG Step Down program at Pelican Bay and has offered his own experience insights with the Center of Constitutional Rights lawyers and interns to establish a core program at the SHU units. He has personally corresponded and written with SHU prisoners to assess the living conditions and how it impacts their long term placement inside these type of units that are similar to those in Arizona Florence Eyman special management unit where Carl was a unit deputy warden for almost two years before his promotion to Deputy Warden of Operations in Safford and Eyman.

He is a strong advocate for the mentally ill and is a board member of David's Hope Inc. a non-profit advocacy group in Phoenix and also serves as a senior advisor for Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council in Chino, California As a subject matter expert and corrections consultant, Carl has provided interviews and spoken on national and international radio talk shows e.g. BBC CBC Lou Show & TV shows as well as the Associated Press.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Old and Foolish


Old and Foolish

 


A lot has been said about age, growing old, wisdom and being foolish. There are many books written as well as wisdom proverbs that gives those reaching the golden years some motivation and at the same time, instill some pride, passion and motivation that being old and foolish has nothing to do with any loss of power or existence in the world.

 

Age is not a simple concept – rather age is a mere perception. Whether one is 50 or 17 or 30 compared to 85 is a mere calculation of time and existence but in no way, reflects the value or worth of such time spent in this world. Bear with me as I write my defense that we are not foolish when we get older and that growing old is a mere compliment and compensation to the order of the world so we can contribute or continue to contribute to societal efforts to change the world and that wisdom is an independent quality not relative to age at all.

 

To many, age denotes decay. This may be a false impression that can be easily proven if that was the subject at hand for this topic we are covering. Aging includes many things that are part of a continuum that begins at a very young age and demonstrated a vigor and vitality of life that is enriched and postponed indefinitely by individual will power to reject aging as a natural process and not slow you down as society expects you to do when maturing into an elderly status.

 

Passion has no age limit. Aging is not relative to what you can do and what you desire to do. Although some physical deterioration takes place, there are often other means to compensate for such reduced abilities or agilities but hardly any of these actions can stop the passion to live life to the fullest if the heart and mind takes charge of your senescence process throughout your lifetime.

 

Rarely do we qualify age as a determining factor when the body and mind keeps up with demands. In all reality, facing the truth one can honestly say the vision of 80-year-old man can exceed or be wiser than the 55-year-old but lack some wisdom along the way towards the final goal of fruitful living one’s life.

However, this could be a fallacy in a case by case basis as it depends on many variables in order to hold this to be accurately projected.

 

One of the first essential rules of eliminating the old myth that wisdom is associated with old age. This is false. There is no guarantee that the older you get, the wiser you become. If one has the ability to experience many enriched life quality related facts, connected or linked to effective interpersonal communications, and possess the ability to step back and learn from each such experiences, impacting an affect, judgment or conflict, then there are many benefits from such occurrences.

 

It is the immediacy of the moment that fills our minds with what was gained through the perspective at the instant. The more you witness, or experience in your life, the fuller the enrichment and perspectives. It is the basic foundation of wisdom and is subject to different definitions. One would have to understand the variable structures of wisdom to realize how it is attained. One quality is time but time is not the sole structure of wisdom. One can attain wisdom at a younger age through enriched contact with life’s experiences good or bad. One can say these are lessons learned to some degree.

 

 

Deciphering empathy, synthesized care of observation and the spirit of justice all play into the wisdom of mankind. One can readily see how one can become wise at an early age if exposed to multiple opportunities to exercise integration and cognition or such events and learn to acquire a self-awareness and capacity to appreciate the fact that these lessons learned are in fact subject to paradoxes, ironies and oxymoronic events that fill our lifetime.

 

This is all based on an individual’s investigative skills, where empathy is defined as a combination of maturity, knowledge, experience and intelligence both cognitive and emotional as well as possessing the skills of patience and connecting to the realization that there are two sides to everything and nothing is black and white. Hence an ability to absorb the self-awareness and at the same time, notice or be aware of the absorption of others rather than self.

 

To summarize my ideas, imagine that the old are always wiser than the young for you cannot be wise about things you have not lived through yet, however, facts reveal that after the age of 30, there isn’t that much of a gain of wisdom from that point on if those individuals lived a life that involved toleration, ambiguity, the search for the truth faced with paradoxes and ironies which in turn the process facilitates a widening of the social radius and a balanced way to cope with adversity. A process that does not have to be complex but in fact can remain simple to gain wisdom relative to your existence in our world.

Old and Foolish

 

A lot has been said about age, growing old, wisdom and being foolish. There are many books written as well as wisdom proverbs that gives those reaching the golden years some motivation and at the same time, instill some pride, passion and motivation that being old and foolish has nothing to do with any loss of power or existence in the world.

 

Age is not a simple concept – rather age is a mere perception. Whether one is 50 or 17 or 30 compared to 85 is a mere calculation of time and existence but in no way, reflects the value or worth of such time spent in this world. Bear with me as I write my defense that we are not foolish when we get older and that growing old is a mere compliment and compensation to the order of the world so we can contribute or continue to contribute to societal efforts to change the world and that wisdom is an independent quality not relative to age at all.

 

To many, age denotes decay. This may be a false impression that can be easily proven if that was the subject at hand for this topic we are covering. Aging includes many things that are part of a continuum that begins at a very young age and demonstrated a vigor and vitality of life that is enriched and postponed indefinitely by individual will power to reject aging as a natural process and not slow you down as society expects you to do when maturing into an elderly status.

 

Passion has no age limit. Aging is not relative to what you can do and what you desire to do. Although some physical deterioration takes place, there are often other means to compensate for such reduced abilities or agilities but hardly any of these actions can stop the passion to live life to the fullest if the heart and mind takes charge of your senescence process throughout your lifetime. Rarely do we qualify age as a determining factor when the body and mind keeps up with demands. In all reality, facing the truth one can honestly say the vision of 80-year-old man can exceed or be wiser than the 55-year-old but lack some wisdom along the way towards the final goal of fruitful living one’s life.

However, this could be a fallacy in a case by case basis as it depends on many variables in order to hold this to be accurately projected. One of the first essential rules of eliminating the old myth that wisdom is associated with old age. This is false. There is no guarantee that the older you get, the wiser you become. If one has the ability to experience many enriched life quality related facts, connected or linked to effective interpersonal communications, and possess the ability to step back and learn from each such experiences, impacting an affect, judgment or conflict, then there are many benefits from such occurrences.

 

It is the immediacy of the moment that fills our minds with what was gained through the perspective at the instant. The more you witness, or experience in your life, the fuller the enrichment and perspectives. It is the basic foundation of wisdom and is subject to different definitions. One would have to understand the variable structures of wisdom to realize how it is attained. One quality is time but time is not the sole structure of wisdom. One can attain wisdom at a younger age through enriched contact with life’s experiences good or bad. One can say these are lessons learned to some degree.

 

Deciphering empathy, synthesized care of observation and the spirit of justice all play into the wisdom of mankind. One can readily see how one can become wise at an early age if exposed to multiple opportunities to exercise integration and cognition or such events and learn to acquire a self-awareness and capacity to appreciate the fact that these lessons learned are in fact subject to paradoxes, ironies and oxymoronic events that fill our lifetime.

 

This is all based on an individual’s investigative skills, where empathy is defined as a combination of maturity, knowledge, experience and intelligence both cognitive and emotional as well as possessing the skills of patience and connecting to the realization that there are two sides to everything and nothing is black and white. Hence an ability to absorb the self-awareness and at the same time, notice or be aware of the absorption of others rather than self.

 

To summarize my ideas, imagine that the old are always wiser than the young for you cannot be wise about things you have not lived through yet, however, facts reveal that after the age of 30, there isn’t that much of a gain of wisdom from that point on if those individuals lived a life that involved toleration, ambiguity, the search for the truth faced with paradoxes and ironies which in turn the process facilitates a widening of the social radius and a balanced way to cope with adversity. A process that does not have to be complex but in fact can remain simple to gain wisdom relative to your existence in our world.