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Creative Arts – In Peril Or Ready To Bloom, You Are Here!

We are living in unprecedented times. Its been since 1945 that America faced such gloom. That is a whole lifetime for some people. Looking around me, from what I read, what I see, and what I hear; these days are really tough. The creative arts is an important part of life, not just in this country; but in life in general.

Due to the pandemic many creative artists are in a real bind these days. Seems there isn’t any relief to be had from the way things are. And people have to eat sometimes.

I know my own struggles, it seems people have a high amount of apathy these days. As though, they couldn’t care about anyone but themselves; and it has been taken to an extreme by many. How can we ever get back to being a whole society, and being whole as beings again?

It seems the individual is the only fabric of our modern world. Because one person doesn’t have much force to drive in the face of public opinion these days. There are other causes, and other problems that have more attention. Seems everyone wants to be in the spotlight for their five seconds of glory.

The creative arts is an important part of life. How many people really appreciate the creative arts in today’s modern world? It seems the whole field is being neglected, and treated with indifference. Seems to be a problem with society, because they treat most people that way in today’s modern world.

There is some hope, that in the spring when this winter thaws, there will be new growth in the creative arts; that maybe this winter of life; will pass, and new work will rise up even better than before.

One can hope. Still, neglect, indifference, and apathy are running rampant these days. Someone is going to have to make us feel something again; and bring the human race back to life. Too many today are living like zombies. They don’t care, they couldn’t be bothered, and they are not interested in anything. Seems like a world of house cats to me.

Those same cats are going to get hungry someday. When the world is as dull and lifeless as the face of the moon, somehow I doubt they will bask in the glow and say they have a perfect world. At this point, they can go back to living in mud huts for all I care. I’m not looking for validation from humans in this world. Yet, there are problems that need solved and on the bounce too.

My art, my writing, my feelings, they are are dis-regarded as worthless. It seems there is nothing I could do or say that would make them give any sign of caring. Pity; because if they listened, they might learn something important. I have experience in some things that are uncommon, and not the usual boujee junk most people are trying to promote. Somehow, I seriously doubt anyone is going to listen to me. It feels like screaming into the ears of a deaf cat.

Someday, they won’t be able to object. There will be a time, they are simply out of time; with nothing they can do about it. You would think, they would care before it reaches that point, but alas, they seem far too dumb to think it through.

I was looking to doing more work, in the near future; maybe something much better than the work previously produced. Seems what I need these days is a muse. They are in short supply these days; tough times.

Times are going to continue to get worse, if nothing changes, then it will very likely get only worse for everyone. At some point, you have to wonder if they will feel the sacrifice would be worth what it cost? Everyone has a pain point, and when the pain is great; they are more willing to pay for having relief. If they were smart, they would avoid the pain altogether, and take the best action ahead of time. Seems, they aren’t going to do what is good.

The world is a mess, and maybe we need a lot of people to start to wake up; life is short, and if you don’t have some long term goals that are looking to change the world in two centuries or longer, then you are wasting everyone’s time, energy, and money. We need some real vision about the future that will make life really better.

Most people don’t talk about the future, most are stuck on the problems of today; and few ever think the problems of today will effect the problems of tomorrow. They are however all connected. So some things simply have to start to change for the better.

Don’t neglect the creative arts in life. Some of these people seem to have enough apathy to silence whole groups of people with just a cross look. Yet, someone is going to have to make life better. People that are doing things, they are the ones to watch; because they change things, sometimes for the better.

And what we need at this point, is better. You are here, at the cross road in life, where change can still be made for the better, you do however have to choose to make life better, because the world in a few hundred years won’t be as pretty if you fail to choose right.

You are here, do something good today, for a better future.

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Written by Christopher Thomas, a 42bitpi Geek

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What Is Advantageous?

Not All Things Are Advantageous

What is advantageous in this world? After giving it some level of thought, there are some points I can make about this subject.

  1. The most advantageous options are ones that don’t have a disadvantage.

Seems everyone has some dis-advantage in life, but how we deal with them determine how much of a dis-advantage it really is. What may stop one person in their tracks is nothing more than a mild inconvenience to others. So the conditioning that people have and how their minds work may determine how we handle problems.

There are things that have positive effects, with no down side. Drinking a cup of coffee when you wake up has the advantage of helping you wake up. However, drinking ten cups of coffee before trying to go to sleep has a real downside.

So you have to be smart enough to understand cause and effect, and knowing when, what, where, and how.

I was standing the shower thinking about this, and some song by Janes Addiction came to mind. “What is advantageous?” Some things look good, some things feel good, some things are painful. What advantage is there in life? Seems we should be able to make use of most things in life. Turns water to coldest possible setting, that will wake you up.

Laying on the sofa giving it further thought, what really is advantageous in life? It seems some things are good for us, some things aren’t so good for us. Having a society that is sober and drug free, has some advantage. If everyone was drunk or drugged out of their minds, society wouldn’t function very well.

At the same time, just as people think smoking cigarettes is a major disadvantage, as they feel getting sick and dying isn’t an advantage; it seems at some point in the lives of everyone living; they all eventually get sick and die.

So what is advantageous? That which never puts you at a dis-advantage. Then, how does anyone make it through life? Seems everyone at some point is faced with something that challenges them to grow, to learn, and to adapt.

Anything that puts you at a long term dis-advantage would be likely a very bad thing. Some people aren’t given choices in the matter, which is because life can be very unfair. So it is advantageous to do things that improve your life.

I think something that is advantageous would be something that would have good results if anyone were to do so well. There are some things that some people do better than others, so knowing your abilities helps a lot. Not everyone is going to benefit from jumping out of an airplane at twenty thousand feet. Some may find it is very beneficial; some people may find it a career limiting maneuver. To each their own, do everything within your abilities.

Doing what is best, requires that a person have the ability to reason and use logic to understand the full effects of their actions; long before they set out to make something happen.

What advantage is there in being poor? Seems in the long run, its usually a dis-advantage. Yet, some people have come from poverty to rise in life, and do very well for themselves. They learned that they must work for what they want, and have standards.

So poverty in itself isn’t really anything more than a setback. While, being totally stupid; is a major disadvantage. It’s pretty tough to get smarter when you’re as dumb as a rock.

There might be an upside to it; but only as long as you believe that ignorance is bliss.

Do what is advantageous for everyone in the long run, and society will benefit for a long time. You have to have understanding about cause and effect; and the long term goals that need to be accomplished. Anything that has long term dis-advantages would be something to avoid at all costs.

Be wise, feed your head; just make sure it’s not poison.

Sometimes in life, it seems you are screwed no matter what course of action you take, go left; you are screwed. Go right; you are screwed. You are not able to go back; the only thing you can do is go strait. Be brave; have courage. Live so well, no one will ever say you didn’t try.

At some point; everyone will find some problem in life, how you deal with it; that is what matters. Some people train their whole lives for one moment. Do what you can to make life better for everyone.

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Thoughts About Value, Meaning, and Being Of Worth To Others

Finding Real Reasons To Live

What is value today in the minds of most people? It seems they respect money, power, and the illusions of grander. What could they find about someone like me to value? It certainly wouldn’t be my status, it wouldn’t be the money I have in the bank.

There are not many friends in my life, even fewer that know me. Seems I have existed as a ghost in this world for some twenty years, living like some misfit that doesn’t know better. Yet, you would be hard pressed to understand my point of view, such things only happen after you have fallen from grace; and learned some tough lessons the difficult way.

Seems there was nothing to protect me from my fall. In some ways, I had it all some twenty years ago; yet nothing I had was enough to protect me from the fall I have taken. So what does one do when there seems to be nothing of this world that can prevent what you have from being taken from you? Seems awful unfair if you ask me.

If you have known tough times, you might find some value in what I have had to say in my writing. I’m not sure how many would understand my point of view, seems the world today; most people don’t have many first world problems to really deal with.

Of what I have had to endure; they have denied me my honor, my dignity, and taken my self respect. Seems the basic functions of my life have been under attack for more than twenty years. Sometimes, I have reason to believe they did it all to hurt me. That may be true; that they are really so ruthless that they only wanted to hurt me.

Living my life will open your eyes, it would be enough to make you loose faith in humanity in whole. Seems the way this has been, there is nothing they could ever do to make it up to me. I have to wonder after having been treated like I have been, if they human race has any value? Maybe some value; but for people that claim to know their worth and treat me like I have none, isn’t very respectful.

If you know your value; and you treat other people as though they have none, maybe your pride is in the way of being a respectable being. Really what kind of value could you have to be able to treat others as though they have none? Seems people have lost their kindness in ways that leave the human race wanting of reason.

The world is a mess, and these days the problems aren’t getting better. Many today have become cruel, or living in total despair; of what kind of life have we created in this world that these problems are permitted to continue like this?

Life has to get a lot better. You may agree with me about that. If you are not in agreement with that idea, how can you live with yourself in this world and still be a respectable person? Are you blind to the problem? Wake up!

Wake Up!

Really value only comes from the whole having value, when there are those that are treated like they don’t really matter; that takes away from the value of the whole. For the whole to be the most valuable, everyone has to be treated like they matter, respected, and have their dignity intact.

So many today have allowed their lives to be as Charles Bukowski said, “Clubbed into dank submission.” Most people are not really more than warm sacks of shit. Pity, because life is meant to be lived, and too many today want to take even that away from us. I’m not sure what kind of life they want to live, seems to me; it’s not more than a living death.

Do what makes you feel alive. Value is more than meets the eye, somehow we have to get through to them, reach their hearts and minds; to make them believe that not everyone is going to tolerate being treated like a warm sack of shit.

If you know your value, and you treat anyone as though they have less value than you have; what does that say about you? Humans should remember, that they are all living clay, and not be superior to those that are their own kind, even more so they should respect those who are above them.

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It Is Time To Wake UP

I want to live

Seems everyone is in a stupor, these days are tough. No one is paying attention to me. Either, they don’t care; or they couldn’t be bothered. My stories aren’t ranking very well, because no one is reading or searching for my work. I’ve noticed. The algorithms have noticed. For my work to reach an audience, the algorithms have to see some interest in my work.

Right now, interest is at zero. So wake up. Until people start to care a little bit, nothing will get better. Seems the human race has some problems. Nothing that couldn’t be solved. If people would pay attention and wake up.

Somehow, I doubt anyone is going to change. People are so selfish these days, they only care about themselves. Pity. Seems I’m not important enough for anyone to care about me at all. Its obvious. I wish this would change a bit. I needed for my work to reach new levels. I’ve put the effort into making great work; somehow no one cares.

I want my life to be amazing. I really do, it is my desire to have a better life. There is nothing wrong with wanting life to be better. Right now, my teeth are rotting in my skull. I wanted that fixed. Seems no one could give a damn.

So what is it going to take for people to start to care? Seems like, I would have to pay people to listen. That isn’t how life should be. I’m tired of the fact, I’m being treated like I don’t matter at all. It is obvious, they couldn’t care.

If no one is going to pay attention, then why bother? Seems there is nothing that I could say, or do that will make people listen to me. This is not the kind of treatment I want. They should at least be paying attention. Most people are content with just existing. Well, if that is all you want out of life, then you can just exist to read my work. You won’t even know the difference. Nothing will be different.

Nothing has really changed in a long time. People are content with just existing; like they are all in stupor and asleep. Are you sure that is the kind of life you want? You should be more alive than that. Really, I think a chimpanzee has a better life than you people. You’re not much smarter than chimpanzees. Living like you are, you don’t really seem to be alive. You are just existing, like warm sacks of shit.

That isn’t the lifestyle I want to be living. That isn’t any kind of life for me to live. I’m tired of the fact my status in life is so low, that no one will give a damn about me at all. It seems humans are cruel about the way they treat me. Maybe even ruthless.

Pity; thought life was going to get better. Feeling like, damn it. Nothing I can do to make this situation better. I’ve tried, no one will listen long enough to reach their hearts and minds.

Really, what I wanted to do is reach their hearts and minds. Seems they are too hard headed to think, and their hearts are stone cold cruel. Someone should have cared by now, I have worked my butt off. Seems talent, skill, and effort are not respected at all. So what in the world do they value? Maybe they just want to exist like warm sacks of shit? Maybe.

I want to live my life, I want life to be amazing. I am tired of just existing like this. It’s not the kind of lifestyle I want to be living. When I thought about what I have in my life, it seems this life is a damn cage. Is that what the human race wants to be born into; A CAGE? Maybe they are that dumb.

It is time to wake up. Because if this goes like it is, it won’t be much longer before they all turn their minds over to computers to think for them, to feel for them, and to pray for them. Sick!

It is time to wake up. Stop your slumber, start to feel again. You have to awaken your spirit, you have to start to live again. The human race is dangerously close to loosing their ability to reason. No one is thinking, no one will listen, and the poor fools are going to pay for it.

Conclusion

People are in a slumber, or some kind of stupor. They are not really being kind, or loving. The neglect, indifference, and apathy are a sick society. If this doesn’t change, the world is going to be thrown into chaos. Life has to get better, a lot better. Maybe most people are happy? Maybe they don’t know better? There is no excuse!!

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Written by Christopher Thomas, a 42bitpi Geek

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Visions For The Future – Essay

Really, people have to start thinking about the world we want to live in. Many are overcome with despair; however that isn’t going to solve the problem. This essay is some of my visions for the future. Please take the time to read it.

Space

Exploration of outer space may be beneficial, with the understanding those on this earth may only take material out of our own solar system for use on earth. You must not steal material from other worlds / solar systems outside our solar system.

There is some good that can come from space. If nothing else, we wonder who the first painter will be to paint in zero gravity? Maybe they will be famous? You never know.

Point: As long as space travel doesn’t drain resources on this planet, there is some good that come from space exploration. Don’t junk the solar system up. We all have to live here.

Technology

The future can be better. We have to think a few centuries in advance, seems most people are only thinking, 5 years, or 10 years into the future. This simply won’t do, we have to plan a few hundred years in advance. Life could be better for everyone with the proper use of technology.

We need systems that work. What we have today isn’t great. Its all kind of neat, but just expensive toys compared to what we need. The way things are, most people are being taken advantage of. Seems some people put profits ahead of everything. This has to change.

Resources

There are enough resources when used properly. Waste will leave us wanting more in a few centuries. We have to think in advance. Some of the things that need to be changed include using hydrogen fuel cells that output more water, and the correct use of nuclear fuels.

Our cities are awful wasteful. We need to find ways to have better community and education resources. And the use of resources in a more positive way. Water is important to our survival, and must be maintained.

We need cities that are better designed for transportation, around central hubs with points of interest. Also, transportation to and from points used for shopping. This has to be a lot better.

Design cities with enough advance knowledge that will work for long periods of time, even with growth.

Food

Don’t muck with the good stuff.

Conclusion

Please start planning five centuries in advance. We have to have systems that will work and don’t disturb life as we know it. We have to be able to give people some hope for the future. I think the status quo is just waiting to be broken; we could all have better lives. People wouldn’t feel taken advantage of if their lives were worthy of living. We simply have to have enough culture to sustain wanting to exist in this world. The lack of culture is going to cause people to feel dis-heartened.

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Notes From Earth

My Cage Needs Torn Down
Notes from a steppenwolf

Are we living in a cage? The very fiber necessary to make life worth living, is missing from my existence. After taking inventory of what I have, it seems I have a cage. There are no friends, no job, no girlfriend in my life. The world lacks the ability to be selfless, because it seems no one gives a damn.

Being subjected to this mis-treatment, clearly this is not a humane way to exist. Certainly it feels like torment to me; it also feels like my rights are being violated. My existence in this manner is certainly not of my choosing, and after having worked diligently to change this situation for years, the situation is oppressive.

When the human race learns to be kind, this situation will get a lot better. There is nothing I can do to make my situation better; everything I have done thus far, it has all failed for me. The situation is not hopeless, it is however hosed; The human race is so selfish that no one will take the time to listen, to think, or to learn. Pity that they are so cruel.

My main complaint is the isolation. This isolation has spanned more than twenty years. There is no one to spend time with me, no one to talk with about what I value. It also seems, no one reads my work, or values it more than worthless trash.

I’m not able to do anything or say anything that will make them treat me different. There is absolutely nothing I could ever do that would change their behavior to treat me better. Nothing what so ever.

I don’t like my cage. This isolation is ruthless cruel. I’ve told them it hurts me, they have done nothing to make it better. Nothing at all to help make it better. I have reason to believe, that is the definition of cruel. For them to not care at all.

I hate my cage. It’s just me with my mind. No one reads my work, no one listens to me. They don’t give a shit what I think, believe, or want from life.

Also, there is no path to make it better. This life is all I ever have to look forward to. In twenty years, this situation has not changed to satisfactory level. That is twenty years of my life that I have been forced to endure this cage. Ruthless.

I wanted my life better. I wanted change for the better. Seems my status in life is so very low, that they don’t care what I want. It doesn’t matter to them at all. It’s not any skin off their nose, so they don’t give a damn about my needs.

Speaking of needs, my needs are not being met. My intellectual, emotional, physical needs; none of them are being met right. This cage has beaten the living life out of me. As a wolf, this captivity is cruel. The house cats enjoy the life they have; but the wolf feels it’s not been kind.

Really what kind of sick people think keeping a wolf to live like a house cat is kind? I’m tired of this cage. This cage, it’s not living. It’s a living death.

If I had some companions to talk with, and to spend time with me, someone that could inspire me to rise; then life would be worth living. This isolation is kicking the shit out of me. No one to talk with or share ideas with. The way things are, no one spends time with me, no one cares. The world couldn’t care. No one else does either.

The people that I thought I could count on, they have let me down hard. They treated me like shit. I don’t have anyone to turn to for help, nor advice. This cage keeps me confined like this. There is no way to make myself visible. And when I do try to make myself visible, it always fails. Nothing I have done in the last twenty years has been successful. Nothing.

The failure has hit hard. I hate this cage. It keeps me held in place, just like I was twenty years ago. I’ve been able to make my mind grow, but at great pain.

There is no emotional support here. This cage prevents me from having my emotional needs met. No friends, no job, no girlfriend. It’s been this way a very long time. Seems I’m not special enough for anyone to care about me. They didn’t care when I am alone and hurting from isolation.

I hate my cage. Have no desire to trade for a bigger cage. I want out of this damn cage. I want my freedom. I want to live my life. I want to have someone to spend time with me. I want to be able to have intelligent conversations with others. I want someone that can reason.

It’s not that difficult, it shouldn’t be that difficult. Yet, in twenty years; they have never been able to fix it. I’ve spent the last twenty years in this damn cage. It feels ruthless cruel. Why the abuse? Why the psychological torment like this? Am I a prisoner? Why? What right do they have to cage me?

It has made me mean. I would like to see you spend twenty years inside your own head and try to get out of this shit. Let’s see how you like my cage. I would like to see you live my life. You will beg for death, long before it’s over with.

I think that is fitting punishment. Those that caged me, should have to live my life. Let’s see how they deal with it. I want them to suffer, I want them to suffer like I have suffered. Let’s see how you like this psychological torment, I’ve endured it; let’s see how you deal with it. I hate my cage.

If I had some friends, this would be a nice escape pod. Since I am forced into solitary confinement with no friends, it’s a cage. It’s cruel. It could have been a home.

Part II
Does Anyone Have A Life?
Thoughts from a wolf

I’m curious to know, does anyone in this world have a life? Is anyone in this world really living? They say, most people just exist. That seems to be very true. I don’t have any friends, no job, no girlfriend, and no one to ask personally.

There is no one that I have ever known that has a life. So how are you people living? Do you have any kind of life at all? I’ve taken inventory of what I have, it seems this cage is all I have. How are you living? Do you like your cage?

Does anyone have their needs being met? Are you able to provide for yourself? Do you have an idea and the ability to see it turn into something successful? I have not had a success in twenty years. The only thing I have known is failure. I hate my cage.

Do you have the ability to dream, and see your dreams turn into something that works for you? How do you make such things happen for yourself? Do you have people that listen to you and respect you? Do you have a group of people that inspire you?

All I have known is this damn isolation. It’s all I have. This isolation is all I have known for twenty years; maybe more. How can I move my life from where I am living now, to a better more satisfying lifestyle? What path is there to take to make my life better?

Everything I have done has failed. The people that I thought would have my back; they are a let down. None of them could care about my life at all. Pity.

I don’t have opportunities. I’ve lacked the social circle to make my life better. I’m not able to rise, I’m not able to make myself visible to others. What kind of life can I look forward to? Seems my life is a living death. There is no path to make it better.

Humans are strange creatures. This world isn’t the place it used to be. It used to be a man had some way to make their life better, seems there always used to be a path that a man could take to change their life.

There is no path here. So how are you living? What path have you taken to make your life worth living? Are you really living? Does anyone in this world have a real life? Prove it.

This world feels like a damn cage. The isolation is the main factor in making it feel like a cage. If the isolation were to be fixed, the situation would be a lot better. By 1000%. In twenty years, they have not been able to fix the isolation. They don’t even care that I’m isolated like I am. It’s not any skin off their nose. It doesn’t bother them.

Seems a lot of people suffer from isolation. Some are like house cats and seem to enjoy it. However, you will never meet a wolf that enjoys solitary confinement for long periods of time.

The problem has continued, it has never been solved. Obviously; they lack the ability to solve the problem. They have prevented me from solving the problem, which means they don’t want a solution to the problem.

I have reason to believe; they are sick. This world is a twisted place. Pity. It could have been a lot better. I hate my cage.

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The Human Paradox

The Difference; What Separates Men From Humans

There are just a few things that really you need to know. While the topic will generate a broad discussion of many topics, the focus today is on the subject of what separates a man from a human.

It is a popular misconception that all men are human. Really there are men and their kin in this world, then there are humans. The two kinds it seems have been at each others throats for eons. Really something has to be done to make life better for everyone.

One of the main differences between a male human and a man is that the man has a soul. Humans of themselves have no immortal soul and are just living clay.

A man however has a true soul that can not be replaced. While many a man has had mortal parents that were human, the difference will always soon become clear by his early twenties.

Some human religions preach that the humans have no immortal soul, therefore they are a religion for humans. Real men should have nothing to do with them. Real men have no need for religion.

Real men are few and far between; even more rare in this world is a true lady. But that is a different matter. Most of the women in this world are all humans. This however doesn’t mean that a man can not be born from a human. Such is life.

Real men are different than humans. If you looked closely, the differences in behavior would shock you. A human is really little more than magnetic ink. That is putting the situation in a delicate way and being kind.

All too long, my kind have been abused, tortured, and cheated out of living a good life by humans that hate true men. They are not kind, respectful, or loving towards men that are true men.

It’s not any longer about the battle of the sexes, because the men in this world have been pushed all too far by those that are human in this world who have hurt my kind.

Wanted my life better a long time ago. It is too late to make it right with me. The humans in this world must be taught some important lessons. Mostly that in real life, they are nothing more than magnetic ink.

Remember to be kind, Life has been far too cruel. Treat others with respect, regardless of what paradox there is.

Real men shouldn’t eat watermelon. Once a pumpkin, always a pumpkin. Smashing Pumpkins Forever!

See my article about what a real man today should be.

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What Is A Real Man Today?

What Is A Real Man

After a long time of consideration I have compiled a list of things that I feel make a real man. There are songs about this, however no one really has answered the question in a satisfactory way that makes people say, “Yeah that is what a real man should be.”

So without further hubbub Here is my list of things that make a real man.

Courage

A real man is valiant. In today’s world, a real man has to have courage to do what is right; and sometimes even risk his own life to set right the wrongs in the world. He is not a coward, he does not shrink back when foes attack.

Intelligence

A real man is intelligent. This spans greater than just being a database of information. A real man is wise, with understanding that is deeper than just being a walking phone book. Real men are intelligent, they engage in intelligent conversation, and writing, and reading. They know what is important, and what is a waste of time to pursue.

Honesty

A real man is honest. There are few that have the courage in today’s world to be really honest. It is important that a real man be honest with others, and himself. There is sometimes need for being able to keep a secret, however in most situations a real man is very honest in his dealings.

Respect

A real man is respectful of others and himself. He holds himself in deep respect, and expects to be treated with respect by others. He is kind in his dealings, and you could say that he shouldn’t be a toxic eye sore to others.

Strength

A real man is strong in emotional and physical ways. Even mentally strong. A real man can endure pain, discomfort, and burdens without loosing his cool or coming into rage and hate. A real man is one that takes care of himself, and others in ways that keeps everyone functioning well.

Creativity

A real man is creative. He has his ways of expressing himself and being creative that are applied to everyday living, and artistic pursuits. Being creative is also a sign of intelligence.

Morality

A real man has moral standards that he upholds and lives by. These are his core principles that make his life worthy of living with himself. A real man knows that being toxic isn’t a moral option that he should pursue.

Sanity

A real man is sane. This doesn’t mean that he lives like a damn vegetable and has no life outside his easy chair. It means that he is has self mastery of his entire body, heart, and mind. He shouldn’t be overly emotional or easily con-able.

Godliness

A real man aspires to rise above the common herd and their base ways. While not being judgmental, he should have an aura of splendor about himself.

Cleanliness

A real man can get dirty. Doing man type things will often get you less than clean. However, in general a real man is a clean person in his living conditions, and his physical appearance.

Years

It may take years for a boy to develop into a real man. People should be willing to give them the time to develop their character into becoming what they should be.

In conclusion, a real man should be courageous. He shouldn’t be addicted to drugs or alcohol. He should be wise, kind, and avoid people that are toxic. Let me know what you think of this list of what a real man should be, if I’m missing anything in this list.

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May You

May You

The world needs something. Do you know what the world really needs a lot more of? Maybe you can guess? Okay swell, now everyone should know!

May you have peace of mind. Really! To be living in these times and these uncertain moments of time. Everyone is going to need someone to take it easy on them. You know, cut people some slack for the modern days.

It is important. You can not be too uptight these days, otherwise; you are likely to implode upon yourself. Everyone is pushed to the limits these days, everyone needs some space, some room to breath.

And if you are feeling really stressed, it is best you avoid people all together. Just until you get calmed back down and can deal with the day to day stress of life.

How to cool down

If you can do some breathing exercises and cool off your heart and mind a little bit, then venture back out into the world of the crazy life that we are all living.

To be able to live in this world, one needs the skills of a monk. You have to be emotionally strong enough and spiritually strong enough to weather the storms of life.

It seems you also need the strength of a soldier. Because there are fights out there looking for you. The best advice I can give you is to be a member of the “No Sword” school of thought. That is while carrying a sword, it’s not the first thing to settle the dispute.

Really though, you have to think like a monk. People are hard headed in this world. And they are often ignorant of their actions and how cruel they are. However sometimes you have to bear the blows and roll with it. Not always; but sometimes it is necessary.

May you have peace. May you have peace of mind. Cultivate your monk like personality and grow spiritually to the point that these problems in this world don’t require a sword to settle the problems in your favor.

Solutions

It is the best one could hope for under the circumstances. Eventually these cruel people will have to have a cure for what plagues them. Everyone these days seems to have fallen short of being human kind.

May you search for peace. Look for it. Seek it out. Maybe the edge of the sword will not find you while you are sleeping in your bed.

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Advice For People That Want To Be Smarter

You want to be wise? Be careful how you spend your time. Make the best use of your time that you have. Be careful what you spend time talking about, or watching. This is some of the simplest advice for people that want to be smarter.

That said, there are a number of things one can do to make their life better. The smartest are not always the happiest. Read that again. It is best if you can be content with what you have. If you have the ability to make good use of your time, and can do what you love; then you have a good combination.

If you just want to be smarter, ask yourself why you want to be smarter? Wisdom is more than being a good living database. You have to know how to apply what you know in the best way possible.

There are many people that are good databases, they know tons of information. But ask if they know how to use that data, you might be surprised to learn; they are just as confused as you are.

That said, really you should do what you love. While there is very little love being shown to those who do. You have to pick out the process that you enjoy the most, then; do that!

A lot of people will give you the advice, to be popular, to be important, and to have a life; that you have to fit in. They won’t believe the people that think outside the box; because if they did, it would threaten their whole existence. That will never do. Really you have to package your ideas in ways people that still believe in the box will understand.

This means it has to be gentile on their minds. Something new is always regarded as being too bold, too forward, or unnecessary. It is only after its been around a while that they start to see the advantages. If you want to be smarter, seek first to understand yourself. Know what you want.

If you really want to be smarter, first you have to teach yourself how to really think. You have to move past the point of having thoughts and get to the point you actively control your thoughts and emotions. Having a high emotional IQ is just as important as being intellectually smart. Really you have to have some balance about these things.

Make good choices. Make good use of your time. Do what you can. Everything else is just a matter of continued effort at the same level with the same amount of enthusiasm and effort to sustain new levels.

Intelligence is more than being book smart. How you express yourself creatively matters too. There are problem solving skills, and skills of how to execute your plans once they have been formed.

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First Podcast: What is a free thinker?

Hi there! This is our first podcast on SoundCloud. It talks a little bit about what is a free thinker? Check it out, and give us your feedback on what you think about it.

Also of note: I have no formal training in audio production. So if it sounds a bit rough, please let me know how to make it better. Any help would be appreciated.

mydigitalchaos · PodCast #1 – What is a free thinker?

Enjoy!!

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Two Sides To Choose From

The Cats Side Of The Story

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We want left alone. There will be no talking about anything. We have enough food for tonight, and we just want to watch the TV. I’m not going to worry about anything like the future, what would that accomplish; nothing!

We are perfectly happy wasting out lives, and besides we are just too tired to chase mice. Haven’t been outside in months if not years. Thinking about it now; I’m not sure how long it has been since we went outside. We are queens of our lives, and no one is going to tell us what to do, or not do.

We want life easy. No living, we want a living death. We really like zombie cat shit. It is so rewarding and pleasent. We don’t care about anyone or anything that isn’t in our face screaming at us. And if they were, we would just ignore them until they leave. We like watching TV and a boring living death, because work is just so difficult, with all this fur, who could ever think or use their mind. It’s just so darn difficult. Purr. . .

The Dogs Side Of The Story

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Life has to get better, and right quick. We want to have company visit, and to talk about the great walks we could be having. There are rabbits to chase, and life to be lived. We want to live our lives. No sense laying around all day looking like a queen, we want to play and work; we want to have a life worth living.

No sense to watch the TV, it is all the same. We want to have something of purpose to do, something that has meaning and value; we want to feel good about what we do, because we did it.

We’re tired of the the cats that live like zombies. They don’t do anything with their lives, and they are boring. Dogs have better things to do than laying around playing with their poo poo all day.

If the world doesn’t get a lot better, we are going to start biting people. That will teach them a lesson. Maybe we will start with barking at them and giving them orders to follow, as if they could follow orders, they are so damn lazy they wouldn’t know their own poo.

We want to make life better for everyone. At least all the doggies lives better, at this point we don’t give a damn about the cats. They have ignored us and pretended we don’t exist so long that we know without a doubt they don’t give a damn about us.

Life has to change, for the better. We have to start being more active, having some meaning and purpose in our lives, because without that; life isn’t worth living.

There has to be more to life than chasing lizards. We want to catch them too. But if we brought the dead lizards to the feet of the cats they wouldn’t give a damn. Nothing pleases them. Damn zombies.

Life has to change. The world has to be made a better place for everyone. And right quick. Before we know it; the cats are going to take over and everyone will be drugged and so damn stupid they will just play with their poo poo.

Stop the cats from being evil.

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The Humans Vacation

When Tomorrow Is October

Looking back, the life we want and the life we have don’t always look the same. Sometimes they are very different. And knowing what path to take at a young age is seldom obvious.

Seems sometimes you have to fly by the seat of your own pants. Sometimes things are too easy to be fun, other times the difficulty exceeds the skill we have. That isn’t to say it isn’t still a bit of fun. It’s been fun, it hasn’t been great. Sometimes I would dare to say it hasn’t even been good.

Life has kicked the shit out of me more than once. It has been rough going some days. It did however get a lot better. Maybe it won’t always be total crap; things change. People change. Sometimes others are too dumb to see that people have changed. It isn’t always obvious. But what is these days?

I’m bored with the status quo in this world. Life is a lot of mundane boring and trivial times. Seems sometimes its necessary, but it isn’t always much fun. The world is changing. Times are changing. Maybe some will survive this world? No one really knows. Life is rough. A lot of people are unhappy.

I enjoy what I do. I really do. It just seems that I want more from my life. I’m getting old, too old to do some things I would like to try, and should have done twenty years ago.

Life has its ways of making the years pass by, and before you know it; Wham! You’re eighty years old in a nursing home talking about how your car was the best, because you liked it. Life does that shit to people. Happens everyday.

The quality of life can be understood. By how much we love, or the lack of love in our lives. Love is important. There are other things in life that make life worthy of our time. It is important to have our priorities in order. Seems this world has forgotten what matters. Does anyone even know in this modern world? I wonder?

There are things that help pass the time. Music helps. It is a good start in the right direction. So is making music. That is a good positive thing to be doing. There comes a time, when you start to understand things in new ways. I just wish that my understanding would have come to me sooner. There was a lot of wasted years in between the time that I was too young to know better and the time that the light came on.

Poor Instruction Make Junk

Seems sometimes we have been given bad instructions. That is something I would like to change about this world. Seems the information and teaching needs to change.

The human race needs to go on vacation. Maybe that will give the God enough time to clean this crap up and make it better. Maybe they will be gone long enough to make a difference. In my humble opinion they need to be re-educated. Life is rough.

Most things in life only come the hard way. Seems that we forget the easy way doesn’t always bring results we want. Life needs to change for the better and right quick. It is getting better in some ways. Still we have a long ways to go.

My past blog posts have talked about some of the problems, and offered solutions to some of the more serious problems I see taking place in this world. No one is really reading, I wonder if anyone would ever notice? Maybe someday; like in a hundred years or more.

Sad state of affairs in this world. People are unhappy. Sometimes they aren’t really sure why they are unhappy, but they know something doesn’t add up. Almost as if someone has pulled the wool over their eyes, and they stubbed their toe on something they couldn’t even see.

Maybe that is a good way to put it. A lot of people want life to change. I know that I do. Too often we are in a rush. Everyone going at the speed of life. Sometimes we miss the finer points of what life is about. Maybe we will wake up in time. The world could be a better place to live.

The world has become a cruel place to live. Please start being humble and being kind to each other. I think this is important advice. Life has to get better, and some people just want to be understood. Or loved. There isn’t enough love in life for this world to sustain the current pace.

Love and Kindness

If love and kindness become luxury goods, no one can afford to stay in this world. It just wouldn’t work for anyone. Life has to get better, and people have to change for the better.

The world needs peace. The world needs kindness. Do what you can to be the change that makes the world a little better for everyone. It does matter, and you matter; be the light in a dark place. Once others start to see, they can be lights also.

Maybe life will change. Like I said, the human race needs a long vacation from this world. They need to re-charge their batteries. I think a lot of them have become a little too cranky. Maybe they will get what they think they need and be happier soon.

May you have peace of mind.

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Surprise For You

Read This: Never Human!!

After thinking about it for a very long time. I want to open your eyes. So you can see clearly, and maybe understand a little better.

  • You want to be a politician?
  • You want to be a business man?
  • You want to be an actor?
  • You want to be a rock star?
  • You want to be a dictator?

Really after giving it careful consideration, I never want to be a human. It would never be enough. Not for me. Even if I lived a thousand lives as a human, I would at the end of the day; still be a human.

This would never do. Not for me. Consider this: I would run a restaurant that serves fifty people an hour. I would control a staff of thirty people that are human shells that I control.

They would serve every dish perfectly on the spot. This would just be the icing on the cake for me. Because you should see what I really do for fun.

Really after giving it careful consideration, being human would never be enough for me. I want life to be a lot better. I’m tired of the limits that being human has. I’m tired of the disrespect I’ve been shown, and I’m really tired of the oppression I’m being subjected to.

The truth is, life has to get better. These people live like house cats. They think a living death is really living. There has to be a way to tell the living from the dead. Would you know the difference in this world?

These humans are magnetic ink, they are living clay with spirits dead. They are nothing more than warm bodies with clean faces. If you ask me they are little more than warm sacks of shit.

The disrespect they have shown me is almost unbearable. I’ve asked them to be kinder, it seems they don’t listen. Damn tired of this abuse. It’s been wrong of them to treat my kind like this. They know it’s wrong, yet; they do it anyways.

That is cruel. Being human would never be enough for me. There is so much more that I could be doing with my life. My skills and and talents are being wasted living like a zombie cat shit, in this world that doesn’t understand me, or my kind.

Life has to get a lot better. Right quick. On the bounce!

Christopher Thomas Founder MyDigitalChaos

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Blocking Blue Light

Blocking Blue Light With Glasses

If you use a computer or device for very long you are likely being exposed to blue light. This blue light has some effects on your mood and well being. Prolonged exposure to blue light can effect your sleep and make you cranky. So how do you block blue light from reaching your eyes?

Blue light can effect the amount of melatonin and effect your sleep if you use screens after dark, or for long periods during the day time. This can hurt your eyes too.

The solution is to wear glasses that block blue light from reaching your eyes. While there are a lot of these glasses on the market these days, I have a favorite. The glasses made by Gunnar in my humble opinion are the very best you can get.

I’ve had the same pair for more than five years. They work wonders for me. To be honest, it would be difficult to imagine my life with out my Gunnar glasses. The amber lens have changed my view to something much better. When I wear them, I feel better.

Blue Light Everywhere

Often I wear them everywhere I go. Because I’m sensitive to blue light as it is, and having something that blocks this light helps me to be more functional.

This article from Harvard describes the effects of blue light and what you can do to minimize the effects on your body. Take my advice and get a pair of Gunnar glasses to block blue light today.

In conclusion, blocking blue light can help you feel better. You can get the best blue light blocking glasses from Gunnar.com. They have a wide variety of styles and colors, with some really cool designs. Get yours today! Therefore you will show how smart you are and look like it too!

Your eyes will thank you, and maybe you will feel better soon.

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Leaving

Why We Are Leaving

There seem to be two sides in this world. Everyone is unhappy these days and everyone is trying to stab each other in the back. There is no peace in this world. It is a sad state of affairs.

The hostilities in this world are more than one can tolerate. The weapons they use such as stonewalling, silent treatment, isolation, and gas lighting are ruthless and cruel. Our kind have grown weary of trying to reach their hearts and minds with words, and they refuse to listen.

The isolation in this world is beyond cruelty. Our kind have asked them to stop hurting us like they have done. They refuse to listen. They will not rectify the situation or make it better. We find their actions cruel and ruthless.

It is time to leave this world. Our words have fallen on deaf ears far too long for us to continue trying to use logic and reason with them. Obviously they are too ignorant to listen.

The only item left in this mess is to get justice from the true God for the abuse, torture, and violence they have done to us. They can not be allowed to do this kind of treatment to others that may come into this world and try to live here.

They have created a hostile world. We can not live in this world with them like it is. They want a living death for warm sacks of shit. Pity they don’t know how to live. Let the dead bury the dead. We want to live.

We wanted life to be better for everyone. They can not listen, or understand. And they have become senseless persons in their thinking. They are not even teachable in their thinking. It is a waste of time to try to reason with them. They are deaf and blind. Clearly.

Pity. The world is going to sink. Everyone on spaceship earth was supposed to be acting like crew. What we got is a lot of damn idiots.

So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish

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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!