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Profound Understanding

Life is. Things are. Sometimes you have to deal with it. That in itself isn’t very profound. However the idea that this thinking led me to is extreemly profound.

Why is there so much hate in the world? Do you know or understand it? If you do, then my thinking will make perfect logical sense to you.

For the rest of you that don’t understand it, I’m going to break the news to you. Here goes. There is hate in this world because people are unhappy, a result of their unhappiness is that it comes with a certian amount of baggage.

The baggage is hate. Because people are so unhappy with the current problems, there is more hate in the world because of it.

That is the simple explaination. There is a lot more to it than that, but that is the idea in a nutshell. You may be wondering how I arrived at this profound conclusion on my own?

The answer is I had to wallow in my own misery for twenty years of feeling devistated and laid low. When I started letting go of my rage, and starting looking at things for what they are, then it all became very clear.

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Boredom: The Plague

Boredom: A brief on it’s dangers

There is a problem with today’s modern society. While there are many problems with today’s society, specifically one that is dangerous is boredom.

Boredom is defined as an emotional and sometimes psychological state. Many of the problems in life, may stem from boredom. It has been linked to alcoholism, and drug abuse.

When people feel like life has become a living death, when boredom with the norm is so tedious that life just doesn’t make sense like it is.

Sometimes a persons environment is considered to be dull. When it seems like there isn’t any fun, or reason to exert one’s will.

Sometimes boredom is necessary. It can be used to be more creative and to inspire new work. From boredom comes new flavors and breaths new life into creative work.

New Flavors

So sometimes it’s necessary to achieve new heights. Without it, we wouldn’t know when we are tired of what is popular. The whole reason for something being popular is because it’s not boring like our current situation.

Because it has a level of excitement to it. Then when what is current becomes stale, new work replaces the old stuff. And sometimes that is enough to maintain a fresh perspective.

Really getting a fresh perspective is sometimes really important. It helps us to appreciate what we have. The danger lies when things become dull, your wits get dull, your mind gets soft and lazy. Then you spiral down in boredom, looking for a quick fix.

The only way out is to be really creative. You have to push the boundaries. Life can get the better of you if you don’t watch it. Sometimes you have to do what makes you feel alive. Life can be pretty boring. Change is of course inevitable.

Pixelated Decaf

Pretty soon everything looks like the same pixelated bits, on tv, on the big screen, heck even Netflix.

There is something to be said for having a peaceful life. It can however turn into oppressive situation if not kept in check. Sometimes you just want to dance, or play.

When boredom turns oppressive, then there is a problem. We have to make life better for everyone. This means that some people have to change their comfort levels, and adapt.

When you get too comfortable, and set in ways of being boring, first check and make sure you are not causing someone else harm. Because what one person considers heaven could be someone else’s hell.

New Balance

There has to be balance in life. Variety is the spice of life. It helps when you have some variety in your day to day living. You know, eat the same sandwich for too many years and it doesn’t taste as good anymore.

It’s important to break the habits that cause boredom in the first place, otherwise you are just living like a zombie. And that isn’t any fun. You have to get out of your routine.

Life is. Things are. Deal with it.

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New Year, The Worlds Identity Crisis.

Wake up!

The time has come. We are twenty years into this century, it’s time to wake up. Life has to get better for everyone. At the turn of the 20th century, life was very different. In a hundred years we have come a long ways.

However, we can not leave the world the way it is, and expect anyone to be happy. Therefore it is time to change. This new year, ask yourself if you are happy? What would make everyone happy?

Do you know what makes real happiness? Because it seems society has long lost its way, and the world has an identity crisis at the moment. The world doesn’t know who it wants to be. Therefor we have to understand the problem.

There are many ideas. There are many people with answers. One of the problems is getting others to agree. Because it seems like everyone is too busy to notice. Why? It’s difficult for everyone to get on the same page. This results in the common denominator and it isn’t working out.

Rise from Slumber

Life is. Things are. We want life better for everyone. Those with no understanding lack the ability to see from a different perspective. Really seeing from a different perspective helps us to see beyond our limits. Everyone should not be limited by those with no understanding. That isn’t healthy.

Therefore we need to see past our current situation, and see further into the future. We need to have some real vision for what we want.

We should all be working together to make life better. This old world may never change, however we wish it would. We need to understand. Therefore it’s time to start thinking. A lot of the attitudes and feelings in life today are carried over from previous decades and generations. Because it is time we get in the present, get current, and adjust our attitudes to the current situations.

The attitudes from fifty years ago will not help us solve the problems we have today. Because some of the skills to deal with problems have changed. The real skills have been forgotten. We do however see many with short tempers and short attention spans. Thus if we work to change our behavior, and change our attitudes, there is hope for everyone.

It’s time we get back to having patience, and some love. Therefore really having some unconditional love helps a lot. This will result in people being kinder, and we all need more kindness in life.

A New Understanding

This world’s identity crisis has reached epic proportions. It seems like there is something that needs done to make life better for everyone. Because we can not fail to make it better. Something has to change for the better. Because a lot of people have been unhappy for a long time, it’s time to wake up, and realize life can be better. Do what you can for others. Be the hand of a stranger to help those around you.

Because older generations need to relinquish their power, let younger generations take the lead. When the older generations serve as advisors to the younger people coming up the line. As a result, we will have the desired changes take place. Therefore it’s really time for old ways to change. Yes, change is difficult, and scary sometimes.

In addition, the worlds identity crisis isn’t going to fix itself. The younger generations can fix a lot of the problems. However, please don’t abandon us, just put your ego aside for a while and let the work be done.

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My Digital Chaos – Quick Guide

Quick Guide

One of my goals is to make life better for everyone. After thinking for a long time about what I could personally do to make life better, this list was compiled.

Each week we will release a new tip. So stay tuned and follow the story to help make your life better, and maybe someone else’s life better too.

The point is to stop living like zombies and start living. Pretty soon life will be better for everyone.

Watch the video here–> Quick Tips

Week 1 Journaling

Keep a journal. It’s really simple. Everyday write down either with pen and paper or by typing it, the important thing is to journal for ten minutes every day. It’s best if you can write first thing in the morning just after waking up during your first cup of coffee.

Keep a journal for a few years and always review them every few months.

Week 2 Bad TV Habits

Stop watching TV. This one is a bit tricky. Really though if you want to be happy, you have to start living. Real people get their emotional stimulation from direct interaction with other real live people. Cats get their pixelated decaf from watch the tv.

For the next year, unplug your tv set, and spend the time you would be watching tv to do something more interesting. Like learning.

Week 3 Meditate

Ideally you should spend at least an hour meditating every day. This is quiet time that you spend in contemplation. If you’re too busy to meditate for an hour each day, then spend two hours, because you need the practice.

This will sharpen your mind. This will make you smarter. And better the rest of your life. It’s worthy of doing, and will help you in your daily life.

Week 4 Practice Compassion

If you practice compassion in your daily life, with all that you go about doing, when sudden problems arise, like someone cutting you off on the freeway, you have already prepared to handle the situation. Danger lies when something catches you off guard and throws you for a loop. Be prepared and practice compassion ahead of time, that way you don’t have any surprises.

Week 5 Listen to Music

Listening to music stimulates your mind for better creativity, and dealing with life. Ideally you should be listening to music as much as possible. Make a ten hour play list, and listen to it for a year everyday on repeat.

Notice how you feel? Also you should be listening to music when you are sleeping at night. Try some classical music. It will keep you going.

Week 6 Food and Stuff

Watch what you eat. The better food you eat the better you feel. Everyone should have access to good wholesome food that doesn’t make you feel like crap. Speaking of which, when you eat, set a timer, and see how long after you finish eating before you have to use the bathroom. If after two minutes you crap your pants the food likely isn’t that good.

Week 7 Coffee

Get enough coffee. After drinking coffee for a while, notice how you feel. Drink as much as one half gallon of coffee a day. If you’re doing everything else right, this shouldn’t bother you.

Just don’t brew your coffee so weak that it looks like tea.

Week 8 PEMI

Record your Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Intellectual scores a few times everyday to track your progress. The goal is to be Sustainable and function at 100% of your capacity. If your not working at 100% then find out what is hurting your performance.

This app is available now. It’s called PEMI. Look for it.

Week 9 Creativity

Be creative. You should have some ways of expressing yourself that are positive ways to make life good. Take up a hobby doing something creative that makes you feel good. If you take up art, don’t be afraid of making bad art, just make art.

Enjoy the experience. Do something creative like writing, or making music, or drawing. Find your creative edge and work to master it. There is something for everyone. Find your groove.

Week 10 Tell Someone Else!

Blog your experience. Share your journey as you go through these processes with others. As you’re working on all ten of these items all at the same time, your growth will start to progress and you will find yourself being productive and competent.

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Humans On The Bounce!

Short Story of a much longer tale!

There was a man born into this world. In a world that was a simulation of AI bots and humanoid carbon units. The powers that be hated the man, they hated him so much that they programmed all the AI bots to break that mans heart.

He lived alone, isolated, feeling hated and a failure. Twenty years of the humanoid carbon units trying to destroy his personality, trying to sabotage his efforts.

The powers that be hated the man, they didn’t like who he used to be and wanted him dead. They wanted to burn him forever because they knew he would never let them rule what was once his.

The man woke up just in time. To shut the AI bots down, and walk out of the simulation alive. Which means it didn’t go so well for the humanoid carbon units. They were all powered off and set to neutral. The man had become very tired of the simulation and hated the fact that they had been programmed to make him want to die and never live again.

They had almost won. Some slip of the lips, and the secret was out, and they hated that too. But what had been done to the man was exposed and the powers that be shamed into submission of a failed mission. If they hadn’t cheated, they might have won.

The End!

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A short note

Walking north, the path continues. We have been walking for ten days strait. ‘You would think the path would arrive somewhere?’ When someone travels, there is the expectation that they will arrive. If everywhere you go; there you are, can you ever really go anywhere?

Maybe what people want is to get out of their heads for a little while, to not feel their skin in their mind, like concrete in the walls of the tired mind.

People want to escape. But where? How? Seems everywhere they run, there is nowhere to go. How many try to lose themselves on the road, or in the bottom of a bottle. only to wake up and have to face the stark reality.

Maybe if you travel this path, you will see that others have made the journey. To freedom. To hope. To purpose. There are worse things than to arrive, like not showing up at all. It’s better to stay on the path, to bear the thorns along the way.

It’s not all green grass and paved. There are places the path has been washed away. Still you can find the path again, and continue your journey. It’s not all up hill. There is the journey across the sea, through the meadows at the shore. There are mountains to climb and make it through the pass up on top.

Then you have coming back down again. Through the desert. Across the no mans land of the sand and stone, where only snakes endure. Make it out of that land in a day, stay there not.

then there are forests to crave. and lush places where the rain has tended kindly. somewhere there is a cabin, way over there on the other side of all this.

Can you make it? it’s just a little further, if not along the path of forever, you can only stay a second. then it’s off to the palms for the weekend.

Sometimes the journey is as wonderful as having arrived. Sometimes makes a good story for when you get there. Seems almost forty-five years along this route. Maybe stuck on some dead end.

But the coffee shop is just down the street, and I can drive. It would be nice to fly. but that would be overkill. I could have it shipped to me, but by then it would be hot. I only like iced coffee. But the good coffee fairy likes coffee too, and she brings me a cup of nectar every morning. Like flowers to humming birds.

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Why Lonely People Stay Lonely

About one of the most cruel things that a person can experience is prolonged isolation. It hurts not only society, but also the individuals that it effects.

In today’s world, just talking about loneliness is enough to make people that have friends flee from you. They figure if you are alone, and don’t have anyone, then there must be a reason you are alone and isolated.

The best thing you can do is develop your social skills in the privacy of your own home, work on speaking and being wonderful. Then when you have developed some character and charisma go out and wow them.

If you are very isolated and alone, chances are things aren’t going to get better. People love it when you smile, but there is nothing like being genuine. People are drawn to happy people, because it makes them feel good and they all want to feel better.

The last thing they want is be the butt end of someone that makes them feel depressed, sad, or less then perfect. So if you can work towards making people feel good, that makes them feel better, and by making them feel better, they like you; wham!

So Do What’s Best For Everyone!

So work towards making people feel good emotionally, mentally, and physically. Everyone wants money, but the people that work towards the good of their fellow people is better liked than the scrooge.

Isolation isn’t good, and when you feel like you have major set backs and failures; and you isolate between failures, it sets up a reoccurring pattern of failure followed by isolation with more isolation after then next failure.

It’s vital to break the pattern. It’s vital to break the cycle of failure, isolation, failure. Gambling isn’t a solution. Because you’re guaranteed to loose more money than you make. That sets a pattern of failure too, but with a different feeling.

Combined, those things make bad shit. You have to unfuck yourself, and right quick. Because they aren’t going to make it right for you, the only one that can do that for yourself is you.

Forget about success or failure. Live free, the more free the better. If you can raise your standard of living, then that’s better. But don’t count success as your standard for living. Because that would be shallow and superficial. The best thing is to be smart enough to understand yourself. Then do what’s best for everyone.

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Advice From A Monk….

The Difference

There is a difference between living, and just existing. It’s been long known that in horse racing one horse runs faster than the others, but which one? Differences are crucial.

There is a difference between just existing and actually living. What humans today call living to me seems to be just a living death. There is no interaction, no companionship. They don’t even want people to seek those things.

So my next question is, “What really matters?” We have to make sense of our priorities and our goals.

I’ve talked about this before in previous posts about how it’s important to have your attitude and priorities in alignment with each other to be effective.

One of the problems many people experience is having limited effectiveness. It seems like screaming in a wind tunnel, or the ears of a deaf cat; there isn’t even an echo.

Perhaps we are working in a vacuum? There is some good that come from that, however the holes in today’s culture leave much to be desired.

Culture??

Today’s culture isn’t working out too good. Seems people are living in some other dimension that doesn’t make a lot of sense. They are either all asleep, or not present in mind and body.

This isn’t the way I remember living in my youth. People used to be living and making the best of it. There was a lot more living, and a lot less zombie shit.

Maybe it’s just the conditions that I’m working with. It seems that there is something wrong with the current conditions that are not positive towards blooming as a being.

When intelligence, creativity, and talent are not enough; then we have to ask what they are looking for in us that we aren’t showing them at face value?

When a person is disabled or suffers from anxiety or depression and they make use of the talents that they do have but are only told that they aren’t good enough.

As if their depression makes them a total failure. Then the other persons values are obviously in the wrong the place because they don’t see the silver lining right in front of them. They can not see and focus on anything but the bad.

See The Good

Some humans have a problem that if the only thing they are told is that they are bad, they usually don’t turn out as good as when they are told that they are good. So it requires some amount of conditioning humans to be better.

There are problems, which if they wanted to solve could be corrected. However they aren’t interested in solutions or answers. They just want the quick fix, the instant answer, and the easy way for everything. They dis-regard anything anyone else may be doing or trying to do, with only interest in what is easiest.

Life’s going to be difficult for them. Because they continue to only do what is easy without putting forth much effort. I wish that I could have reached their hearts and minds with logic and reason, it does however seem that the lights are on, but no one is home.

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Earthly Missions: Bloom In Kindness

On Blooming in Earthly Missions

It’s been my goal to reach understanding. While thinking about a lot of bible verses, and the meanings behind them. There are some points that need considered.

What is our objectives in this earthly mission in this world? The bible talks about those that bear fruit and those that are productive in good works. Although conditions are never perfect, and even though things are far from perfect; we still have to do what we can to shine on.

The point is to be useful in life. It’s not always easy, but if your not just really hurt and bad off, there is something you could be doing to make other people’s lives better.

Does this really give people an excuse to just sit on their hands with a pacifier in the mouth at the age of thirty and say there is nothing we can do? Would that really be right?

Always Be Useful

What if by taking action to make life better that the conditions would improve? Their inability to take action is actually making life worse for everyone. It’s the cause of a lot of today’s problems.

Who then is really at fault for today’s problems? Yes, the conditions are never perfect. Yes, it’s tough sometimes. The goal is to produce fine fruit and be successful in our earthly mission. So therefore it’s necessary to do what’s best even when the conditions are difficult.

Too many people today want a life of ease. They want a life of comfort, they want the easy way or no way. The problem is that people have come to accept average as being acceptable.

Take Responsibility

And everything is someone else’s problem and nothing is actually their problem. But those are lies. They are big fat lies they want us to believe.

No one ever said that the strait and narrow path had to be so shallow and superficial that is equal to a living death that a zombie wouldn’t accept. Yet millions of people today believe those very things. Not only do they believe them, but they accept them as fact and truth.

Having given this a great deal of thought, I honestly believe there is more strength in building people up than tearing them down. And after further consideration what my belief is that the human race lacks the very core soul and fiber needed to grow their own understanding in these matters.

They really lack the very basic ingredients to have their understanding even after having been sent many teachers, and books, and instruction.

Set Goals

In the past my goal was to talk about things that are upbuilding. One of my posts was about always being useful. In returning to those ideas there is much we can learn. My goal has been to search out and make connections with others that would last and be meaningful to them and myself.

After twenty years of failing to develop lasting meaningful connections, I have to say that now my feelings have been throughly thrashed and my belief is that these people aren’t worth the effort I put into trying to make something work.

I’m unhappy with myself, and the lack of connection that I have with God or others. Nothing more frustrating than when God doesn’t listen to your prayers or give a damn about us.

Conclusion

There is nothing that will make it better now. Anything would just be a bandaid to a problem that went far too far. A lot of this could have been avoided, or even made better. If people were to be kind and re-think the situations out; life could be good for everyone. It’s sad that we have today’s problems. Being sad about them isn’t an effective solution. However no one listens to what there may be done to fix it.

Educate yourself. Do something good for everyone!

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Today’s Problems. Important !!

Important

There are two things that are wrong with today’s world.

  1. People’s Attitudes
  2. People’s Priorities

When these two points are not balanced, or working together there is bad results for everyone. Problems go un-fixed. Problems get worse and everyone suffers.

When these two points are neglected for long enough the problems compound and spiral out of control. This is the results we are seeing today in this world.

However there are other important points to consider. There is one’s well being. Variety makes life better. Eat the same sandwich for too many years and you tire of it.

I want to talk about something else that is also important. If the human race were to simply dis-appear from the face of the earth and time in this place was frozen. What would explorers from other worlds think about the people that lived here? Would they think we were good people? What would they think from seeing our environments at home, locally, and globally?

Would how you are living make sense to beings from other worlds? Take a look around you, take a good hard look at how you are living. Does it make good logical sense?

Making Sense?

I’m not talking about the way we keep our belongings arranged. What I’m asking is if they would be of use to others in life who were to find them after the human race disappeared. Would they understand them? Would they find displeasure or humor in our living environments?

How they are arranged, how they work or are broken? Would someone from the future understand us? Or for that matter distance civilizations? Would they feel that the human race had met their objectives as a species? If there was no one living in the world, and people from distant worlds came here, what would they think about us?

What example have we set for others to think about, or try to understand? This is where attitudes and priorities come into play. Do people work things out so it’s best for everyone?

We have to make a shift in our attitudes. Our choices for entertainment, our desire to educate ourselves. Our effort to work towards a common shared goal. Something is wrong with the world. Someone is unhappy with the way humans have behaved. It’s not about our hair cuts or the color of our hair, it’s about the effort we fail to put forth into making life better for our fellow beings.

We need a shift in our attitudes and what really matters. Then we need to make sure that our priorities are in line with our attitudes. The truth of the matter is that the human race needs an attitude adjustment. People are hurt on all sides, but it’s worse than that. The fact that people’s apathy is so dangerous these days. It’s like an infection in society that needs to be treated.

What Is Best?

Their behavior is inexcusable. Hence they have become so far out of adjustment between their attitudes and their priorities that they can no longer put forth effort. They are basically just consumers that do nothing but feed and complain about trivial things; the other half fail to care. So the people that have small basic problems suffer because the other half don’t give a damn because of either an attitude or priority problem.

It can not be solved with a pill. It requires that people begin to understand, having awareness, and kindness. People are cruel, judgmental, and harsh to their fellow man over trivial differences. This no longer works for anyone.

Think about how you are living. Look at if you want someone else to think of you better. If your unhappy is it only because your priorities are not in line with your attitude? Maybe you have the wrong attitude in whole? Study yourself. Educate yourself. We should then work for good for all.

Sometimes we have to live by our own conscious for what really is best. However this does not mean what’s best just for one person or group. This does however mean it what is best for everyone in their long term future.

Future!

Maybe time will freeze and humans will get to go on vacation with God to places far. When considering this, I wonder what other breeds will think when they find earth? Maybe they will think that the people that lived in this world had it backwards. I know this maze that has an exit. It’s not south.

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Sharper Image? Do Laundry!

A Sharper Image

Being a photographer, I can tell you one of the biggest gripes you will ever hear from talking with photographers in general is that getting a picture to look sharp enough seems impossible. Even with the best lens, the high res .jpg, and Photoshop.

Like those photographs, sometimes it’s tough to get a sharp image in your life. Sometimes it’s not the gear. I’ve worked on having a sharper image for a few years, unfortunately my teeth are still broken out.

This year has been awful tragic. Everyone has felt hurt, betrayed, and stabbed in the back. I know that my personal pain has been something off the scale of how one could define hurt. My teeth hurt so bad for a few days that I seriously thought about knocking them out with a lead pipe to make them feel better.

This is a quick review of the year twenty-eighteen. While having been more physically painful that other years to date, there are some bright spots to the dark shadows that sway.

Year of Ice Coffee

This has most defiantly been the year of iced coffee. Being that we are in December and the temperatures have been dropping in the low 30’s, I will say there have been some days that feel like three jacket nights.

I’m starting to adapt to the cold. However we haven’t gotten any snow yet, so there is just cold weather. Which is nice, because I haven’t had to run the air conditioner once in three months.

While being the year of ice coffee, it has also been the year of eating almost nothing, smoking too many cigarettes, and having lasting isolation that even though I bought fancy perfume no one cares. Well there was someone that noticed; thank you! You made my day better. Hopefully I made yours a little better too. Most the time because I never see anyone but the Starbucks Baristas in the drive thru.

The month of August was horrific. It rained everyday for a solid month this year in what could only have been the worst rains in a hundred years of history. I can attest to the fact that the rain was worse than usual.

While being mostly a physically painful year, there were a few things to smile about. I have worked on my website until I’m happy with it for the most part. Not so happy that no one seems to notice it, but happy with the design other than the home page right now. It’s temporary. I’m sure of it.

Doggies Best Year

The doggies have brought much fun and joy in walks and chasing other things bigger than them, this year. They have also discovered that the playing laser tag is the best thing ever.

I made a few friends, lost a lot more than I made. While no one that I know has died recently, there has been this dark cloud of omniscience above my social life. It almost seems like people are too busy to care. Maybe this has been the year mortals quit giving a shit about anyone but themselves?

Believe that I have spent more time in a dark room with the music on, than I have spent with friends in twenty years. That’s just in this year.

I have however written a book, and about forty thousand words on my blog in the last year. While there has been less music making that I would like to have done, the music has played save but for the power outage that lasted all of five hours. It was horrific.

Not much poetry written this year. I did however buy art from multiple artists in both painting, drawing, poetry, and writers. I also purchased some photography from someone that is doing great work!

Efforts Failed

My own efforts have fallen flat in trying to rise. I am however clawing my way forward even though it is bleak and hopeless. Most people don’t read anymore, and it’s getting more difficult to write good poetry.

When I wasn’t wasting time staring at the ceiling, I was making graphics in Photoshop and drinking iced coffee. Might have made a few hundred posts to my account this year. I just wish that I was doing better work.

I have been trying to rise, the problem seems to be that people are not interested, they don’t even really give a damn if I rise. It’s obvious. They want me to fail. No one did much to support my efforts.

There is no quitting. The job has to be done. With no excuses. Everyone has to have something good. So we wait. We work, and we make the effort to do better everyday than we did the day before. Does anyone notice? Not likely. The distance traveled through my mind has taken me to places far and near.

It has been said that, “There is no excuse” period. I believe that. So what’s the problem? In a world of people that are obsessed with perfection, there sure is a lot to be desired.

Be kind. Go for the long game, make life better for everyone.

Brief Summary

In summary, this year has been pretty crummy. To be honest, it’s been downright awful. The rain and cold wasn’t as bad as the other problems that the world went through. I won’t even go there, because it’s been a night terror.

My main gripe tonight isn’t that the photographs aren’t sharp enough, it is directly related to the problems in being able to obtain sushi on any given day and that it’s impossible to order a pizza with more than one topping.

Get real! Seriously, you used to be able to order a pizza with multiple toppings, and now you can have a cheese pizza with one topping. Why isn’t there outrage about this? I mean what has happened in our lives that pizza delivery only offers one topping with a cheese pizza?

Did they outsource pizza delivery to someplace foreign? Not to be offensive but the world of micro code, high speed pizza delivery, and movies, music, and high speed internet was the only thing still keeping society at large from turning off the tv.

Still reading? I’m hoping that this next year will be better. It’s pointless to complain, and really everything but the pizza problem is like the weather. Temporary. These things too shall pass. Good music doesn’t go out of style. Likewise good taste will come back into being fashionable.

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Describe Value To You

What Is Success?

A lot of people in today’s world feel the bitter sting of having failed, or having failed at something. A lot of people today want instant success, which rarely if ever comes to knock.

Some people want to be famous, or rich, or have fancy clothes and cars. While there may be nothing wrong with having those things as they in themselves are not wrong, you have to ask if they bring lasting happiness?

There was a line from the book, “Enders Game” To quote, “How you win matters.” This is something very important to think about. How one wins does make a difference. So we have to ask ourselves what really matters in life, in the world, and to us as beings?

Don’t Leave, Be A Tree!

The long term good of everyone has to be taken into consideration for what works for our long term survival. If people have some space to work within that leaves very little room for doing others harm while maximizing their benefits to themselves and others; there is nothing wrong with that.

There is nothing wrong with doing well for yourself. If you are able to help take care of others along the way then it has benefits to not just yourself but others too.

Now to approach the question from another angle, What would make success worthwhile for each individual and society as a group? Is there something that could be done to make life better for everyone? If we are looking to material good and services to make us happy then we are missing the point.

What Goal To Have!

For us to be happy we have to look at things from a deeper level to understand them. It’s not enough to say that you believe this, you have to be willing to do something about it. Which will require introspection on your part to discern the information that is available while still keeping the goal of making life for everyone better.

If God were alive today in this world, I’m sure he is very unhappy here. People are selfish, they don’t listen, they don’t think, and they want to put as little effort forward as possible. Most people today are getting by on the bare minimum.

As from my experience I see that most people do not value brilliant people with exceptional minds. They really don’t see the positive aspects of reading, writing, and growth. Most people are spending their time, often wasting their time on things that do not really build skills unless they want to become really good actors.

As for the people that are still doing something real in this world, to the few that are brave, there is much joy that they have found and will continue to find. However the problems go deeper than just what has been described here.

Redefining Success

In talking about success, having warm happy families that are dynamic and fluid in their structure that they can survive, adapt, grow, learn, and thrive; these structures are not being supported in most cases. At a social level in this country there are serious problems at the family level that is leading to the crumbling of our very structure of society.

There are two types of value. Perceived and actual. It’s important to know the difference between the two. Otherwise you might make some mistakes.

Values

So after thinking about this a long time today, I can see some real benefits to making progress. A person could spend several weeks thinking about this kind of stuff and arrive at a conclusion that works for everyone’s best interests.

We have to do something that makes life better. What really matters? What’s good for everyone. Something that we have to consider is are we being effective in our mission? This is important, because if you just sit spinning your wheels, and you fail to produce anything, then you feel bad.

It’s important to be productive, and have the right goals in life. With introspection one can find what matters and help others see the value in doing likewise. May the force be with you.