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Hmm…

In conversation, I mentioned that someone had once said, “An idea could change the world, if you ram it down enough people’s throats.” It seems though, that they are so dense; I would have to tape the idea to the side of a rock for it to be useful.

They said, “Sugar coat it.” Thinking about it; I have sugar coated this stuff for years, no one listens, no one cares, and no is thinking.

So to be fair and keep consistent with having only one form of uniformity; I’m going to ram the same rock down everyones throat. Its questionable though if the rock will always have the same boogers on it.

I’m bored, tired of being alone. You see, this isolation sucks. Therefore this same rock is going to make you believe in something. They could have been kind, they could have listened. Wish they would have. You wouldn’t like it here, there ain’t no entertainment, and the judgements are severe. They been playing bubble gum for a long time. The tune is about to change.

Nothing left to do. Waiting for the miracle to come. . .

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5 Reasons To Read My Books!

Good Reason To Buy My Books!!

Here are five brief reason to read Christopher Thomas and the next steps you should take to acquire his work.

  • Life is short, these are worth your time.
  • They add culture to society and give you something to talk about.
  • If you carefully consider the content, it will improve your comprehension of some ultra cool ideas.
  • When everyone starts talking about it, you don’t want to miss out.
  • They will give you a thrill. Unless you are a total prude, these will pick your socks up.

First, bookmark this article. That way you can come back to here. Once you have that done, the order the books are read in does in fact matter. So here are the books in order they should be read in.

The Long Road
Dear Goth
Misfit Company 42

The Long Road

This book is available in ePub format, and print. You can pick a copy up on Apple Books, or from Lulu. This is a collection of short stories that spans more than ten years of work. There are stories that will make you think about the life you want. There are stories that will make you wonder, “How?”

https://www.the-long-road-book.com

Dear Goth

This book is available in print only. The poetry found in the book is available on the website and if you skip buying this book, at the very least do yourself a favor and read the poetry found within. Although it is very dark, look at the hope that lives in these words, that despite all the wrong, there is still hope to be had. Read the book also.

https://www.deargoth.com

Misfit Company 42

Calvin Winter
This book is available in ePub format from Apple Books. This book is the lives of two people that are extraordinary and that have some real adventures running Company 42. You can follow the story as they go from one galaxy to the next while hunting enemies that have tried to kill them; though few ever have a chance to try killing them twice.

https://www.misfit-company42.com

A Zombie Like Me

This book is available on the website, and is available in ePub format and html for those that want to read it online. This book is my autobiography and has some interesting points to consider about life, the world we live in, and why life could be better.

You will have to look for the site.

Conclusion

If you take the time to buy, and also read these books you will have something to talk about with other people when you think our culture has become extinct. These really will liven up your life, maybe give you a thrill, and likely bring new understanding about how great life could be.

Check them out, and read them right away.

Christopher

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New Site: The Long Road

My book has been finished for almost a year, it is here waiting for you to read it. You can check the website out, read a sample chapter, and buy the book. It is perfect if you have an Apple iPad to read digital books on.

The book is called: The Long Road. It was a project that was more than ten years in the making, and has taken countless hours of time, effort, sweat, and tears.

I have mentioned this book a few times, it does matter that you check it out now. It has been professionally edited.

Check it out now!

The Long Road

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Balance This

Validation Systems Essay

The world has some problems. Many of them can be solved. On matters of being valid, there is a complete lack of uniformity. This problem has created the mess this country and world now faces.

There are a lot of reasons people can feel valid. There is however something very toxic about people who are only self validated by themselves. Chiefly that they are without a doubt the biggest A-Holes on the planet. Think about it, someone that doesn’t care what anyone else thinks of them, and they think they are great; instant recipe for buttholes.

There needs to be a basic system of validation for people that are alive. This system of validation has to be open to anyone regardless of race, religion, disability, gender, or status.

Basically to be valid you have to meet a general competency test, and then expand on that competency every two years with at least two subjects.

The problem with today’s world is that you can no longer depend upon your family to make you feel valid, and you won’t get it from social media, or anyone else in today’s society.

A lot of times, people set up situations to invalidate someone for their own selfish purposes. And in today’s society once someone has made you invalid, you can never rise back up. The system will beat you to death.

There needs to be some level of fairness and dignity to be maintained in situations like these. Basic human rights are being violated by people who claim to be valid on the basis of being holy.

There needs to be a system that allows people to feel valid in the modern society without having to depend upon their family, or social media to feel like they are more alive than a warm sack of shit.

The wrongs that have been done in this world, there is no protection in place for people who have been condemned to death by the guise of a loving family member. There is no way to show proof otherwise either. There is no system with proper checks and balances in place to ensure that these things no longer happen. There is abuse of power, by people that are supposed to be good people. I see no resolution in the matter, and the injustice that has been done is unlawful and immoral.

There needs to be a system in place that people can seek validation on the basis of their competency, their skill, and their talents. Without such, this world will continue to be a cruel ruthless place to exist.

There is no system to protect people from the abuse of power in situations where power imbalances exist. This is especially important in the family and household.

Without some way to be valid in todays world, most people are going to be left to die. There has to be some system that protects people and something they can point to and say that they are not worthless trash in the world.

Something has to be done to prevent the abuse of power, where power imbalances are currently being abused. People that are cruel will continue to get away with being cruel without protections put in place where people can prove what they are made out of.

When the validation needed is withheld regardless of skill, effort, or talent; there is always a problem. When a person has no way to get, have, or maintain feeling valid, regardless of what effort they put forth there are clear signs of abuse.

Without a system to allow people to have something to point to and say they are valid, else the whole world is just worthless slaves. You don’t want that, do you?

Life has to get a lot better, and many problems have to be solved. Education is an important factor in life, and when there are people that abuse their power, education is abolished.

I would like to see this get a lot better, however there is no clear way to make it better, and there is no one to turn to for help. There are no clear checks and balances in place to protect people from being abused like I have been.

There are problems when your family makes you feel invalid and no one else will even care or pay any attention to you regardless of what effort you put forth. It makes a person seek attention, and without giving it thought will end in disaster for most people.

In conclusion, there needs to be a system that people can feel like they are valid and that gives them the feeling of being valid at something. There also has to be systems that prevent power imbalances from being exploited for wrongful reasons.

There has to be the standard that upholds dignity and the rights of living beings in this galaxy. The abuse of power and the lack of upholding ones dignity have gross moral consequences for those responsible. Solve this problem. On the bounce!!

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Written by Christopher Thomas, a 42bitpi geek

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Really Living

Argue the Facts and The Argument

To each their own. People come in different flavors in this world. Everyone has different experiences, and levels of ability. Some people are like the butterfly, some resemble dogs, while others are much closer to being house cats. There are some people that are like lions. There are some that are like wolfs.

While I understand that some people are perfectly content with just existing like house cats, some of us feel that life is suffocating, and oppressive to be forced into living like that.

The truth is, you can not drug people to be content. You don’t see people drugging the wild wolf for acting like a wolf. Yet, this society drugs people that are not content with a living death, so they won’t complain about being forced to just exist.

Something I have thought about, one of the reasons a lot of people are promiscuous is because they are starving to death emotionally, and they are trying to get a handle on it. They don’t know how else to deal with it. No one has shown them a better way to deal with it.

Some people are content to just exist. They have nothing really special, they are idle, and busybodies, they watch tv, mindlessly consuming content online with tic tok.

Who Are You?

Those people, they feel threatened by people who are really alive inside. The people who are really alive, they do stuff. They do things that the people that are just existing object to, because it would be too much for them to handle.

Would you expect a wolf to live like a house cat? No! The house cat wouldn’t make it day in the shoes of a wolf. To each their own, however sometimes people are not correctly paired together.

It is said that most people just exist. While people can live together peacefully, the real problems have to be fixed. My feelings are that just existing is worse than death. It’s wasting my life, wasting my time; and it’s not making use of the gift of life that I have.

To really live is a goal. To leave behind just existing like a warm body with a clean face; and to really live life at my full potential. These people are like warm sacks of shit, they don’t really live; they just exist.

Adventure

It’s enough to make a man want to jump out of an airplane just to enjoy the free fall. Some people crave adventure, thrill, and some level of excitement. In themselves, there is nothing wrong with this. It is their nature to do those kinds of things.

What is wrong is when someone has living like a house cat in their nature and then prevent others who are not like them from being themselves. It is oppressive.

This life is a living death of sorts. Its just existing as a warm sack of shit, but it doesn’t really have much living in it. With the way my home life is, I’m not allowed to do a lot of the stuff I would like to be doing. I find it oppressive.

Emotional Starvation

There is another issue, I’m starving to death emotionally. No one has touched me in eight months. I have no friends, no job, no girlfriend, no wife. There is also no one to talk with, or spend time with me.

Have you ever tried talking with someone that is brainwashed? They never see your side of the story. They lack the fundamental ability to reason from any other perspective than their own. They lack creativity, and are often judgmental; while having no real skill of their own.

They treat me like my work is worthless and has no value; yet, they lack a body of work to show as their own. I would like to see them do half as well as I have under the same conditions. That would be fun. I would laugh for months about it.

Skills

People have to be able to work within their skill levels. People that are working too far beyond their abilities often get hurt. Yet, some people aren’t happy unless they are pushing the envelope to the max. You shouldn’t drug people that are working within their abilities. You shouldn’t drug those who are pushing the envelope further. That is how progress is made.

To just exist is a living death. To just exist with no friends, no wife, no girlfriend, and no job, with no real hope of having a better life in the future; a living hell.

So how do we make life better? There needs to be some way that the people that like just existing can be happy without oppressing those of us that like living further on the edge.

Conclusion

How are you living? If you are nothing more than a warm body with a clean face, you lack the ability to understand this article. You don’t have what I have, which is the desire to live life to the max. Take your judgements and go sit in the closet for a while. We are going to live our lives as we see fit. We want better, and damn it; we are going to get better living than this.

The point is to do stuff that makes you feel alive. If that is too much to handle, maybe you should consider being a monk?

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Vivo Vim, Finis Autem Somnium

Dreams are strange things. Sometimes we have dreams that we never act on. You know the ones that it just seems like it wouldn’t ever really happen in real life.

I’ve had some dream in my time. Some of them, I have worked diligently for years to see them come to life. Thus far, they have all ended in failure of one kind or another.

Seems to be some damn curse upon my life. Nothing has gotten better for me. Not able to break free from this evil spell they have put on me.

My projects have failed hard. It seems, no one even really gives a damn. It seems like, everyone is like: “So What?” As if they think what is so great about me that I should ever see success. Well for starters, I have worked for it.

It would be difficult to count the hours of time I have invested in my life working on these projects. I’ve given up friends, TV, and anything non necessary to try and reach my goals. Looking at it now, I’m not sure it was worth the sacrifice I paid for.

Seems nothing is working, and to be frank; there isn’t much more of myself I can give at this point. I’ve seen no return for my investment in energy, time, skill, and determination. So where will I go from here? I’m not able to break the curse upon my life. Seems like its only going to get worse for me.

The sad part, seems no one really cares either. No one has offered to help make it better. You would think people would give a damn. Seems that world is about a million billion miles from here.

This curse I’m under has to be broken. My life has to get better. I’ve not seen a success in twenty years of my life. I’m tired of the failure, the long days, and the pain. Wish it were going better. This lack of success is pushing my buttons. I’ve worked for years on projects to try and make something of my life. Right now, it seems worthless. Its treated like its worthless. Do they value my being so little that they think they can treat me like trash?

I’m out of ideas at this point. My investment in these projects has stretched my life to the max. It seems it doesn’t matter what I do, or how well I do it, no one cares. They are indifferent about anything I do, as if its all for nothing to them.

I think, if you counted the effort I’ve put into making this work, it’s more than they will ever have the guts to do. They certainly couldn’t do it twice.

Bored with the status quo of this junk. Nothing is working out. I’m tired of being alone like I am. I thought these projects would change my fortune for the better, and break the curse upon my life. Seems nothing but bad luck. Dam it!!

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Written by Christopher Thomas, a 42bitpi Geek

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The End Of The Yuppies

Interesting times. One of my favorite memories was being in my twenty’s at the time, working a cool job; and lunch was $20 bucks. Back then, the $20 dollar bill was lovingly referred to as a Yuppy food coupon.

Seems those days are long gone. An ode to my youth. Seems these days; even the poets and bleeding hearts are looking for a free meal. Its been said there is no such thing as a free meal. Yet, we dig deep into our pockets and think of the meaning of zen; only to grasp the world is empty and devoid of meaning.

Seems this society has lost its way; however, I don’t believe the Yuppies are to blame for this problem. Maybe the boomers had something to do with it? Maybe it was the problem with people that didn’t understand the question.

Either way, its a problem now. The days of the twenty dollar bill for lunch has ended. We are damn lucky if we get to eat one meal a day; and that one is likely soup or something from mums kitchen.

If I had a time machine, I would go back to the late 90’s just for lunch. I know its selfish of me, but a man has to eat somewhere. My projects seem to be stuck in limbo, and I’m without a good bimbo to waste my time with. These days are tough. Never did master the art of wasting my time. Maybe some other life, when times are much better.

I thought it was going to get better, it seems salvation only comes in our dreams these days. Where did all the Yuppies go? Oh yeah, I forgot; its 2020 and they are all old people now. Pity. What I really want to know is what happened to all those jobs that was keeping the Yuppies in food coupons go?

We could use some of that these days.

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Written By: Christopher Thomas The 42bitpi Geek

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Always Pick The Hot Knife Over The Hot Mess

Always Pick The Hot Knife Over The Hot Mess

Act as though your life depends upon it. Always pick the hot knife over the hot mess. Life is too short to spend it wasting your time. A hot mess might look great, but technically will only waste your time, and make you miserable. Even if they are just a butter knife, it is still better than a hot mess.

There is a lot to be said about a hot mess. Sometimes they look like a lot of fun, but boy let me tell you what; in the long run the hot knife is a better bet.

This will require that you be man enough to handle them, but really you’re better off with someone that knows self mastery. Thus, in the age of ignorance, be wise; do yourself a favor, and pick the ones that are strong, and have self reliance.

Seems today’s culture has produced an infinite supply of hot messes, but the problem is; they don’t want strong women in todays world. Most people feel threatened by strong people.

Today’s Culture

It is a pity that we don’t have a culture that wants people that are self reliant, and have self mastery. It is worthy of doing, to take the time to learn how to be strong emotionally, mentally, and physically.

Really to survive in today’s world, one has to have these things; because life without them is simply just too painful. You have to work out your own salvation, because it seems that weak people will just tear you down, or break your good habits.

So think about this before you choose who you want to get married to, because spending the rest of your life with a hot mess, might look good in the movies; however, won’t really bring much happiness.

And really, life is about being happy. We all want to be happy. Do yourself a favor, be wise. Let the hot mess take care of themselves, they will stay the same and still be just as unhappy. However, you will be happier in the long run.

Work on your skills, and if you are not yet a hot knife, become one. It’s not too late, you can do it. Have some courage; take the time to learn yourself and to control yourself.

Get Tougher

This does require a certain amount of getting tough. Just be sure to look soft on the outside. I think a lady that is a hot knife is better than a hot mess any damn day.

Really, if the world had a lot more hot knives and a lot less hot messes, then life would be a lot better. We could figure out the problems, and work to solve them. It is better than staying stuck in a hopeless situation that doesn’t ever change.

Work toward finding answers. Life has to get better.

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Life is, Things Are

On The Bounce, Stow that crap!

Life has been strange the last year. What most people don’t like about the last year, is what my life has been like for many years. This is really nothing new to me. Same crap, different day. You know?

However, my point about this year being strange still stands. I’ve seen a lot of projects come and go. Sometimes they turn out good. Other times, they turn out great; yet, no one cares either way. Seems people completely disregard my effort in the face of adversity. Is that true?

I’m bored with working for likes, or shares. No one really cares. I would however like to do something that wows you. Not sure what that would ever be, or if its even possible. Somehow I have reason to believe such things are not even possible in this day and age.

What most people fail to realize, life has made me tough. It might have even made me mean. I would like to see you live my life and not become a monster. I think it would destroy most people. I really do.

Yet, here I am. Still here after all these years. I would like to do some projects that make people smile. Some of what I have done is for myself and people like me. Some may understand it someday, if they really work at it.

Tough Life

Life has made me tough. Most people are never faced with the problems I have been forced to deal with in my life. I hope that you never really have to experience that either. It has been hell.

Still, I have answers if you are faced with impossible times like I have had to deal with. It is not easy; yet, it can be done. The skill it requires is beyond what most people will understand. They have no way to understand it. Because they lack the life experience to know the full story.

Most people, they eat what they are given. Most don’t think about much, and many are perfectly happy with that. I’ve had some failures in making my projects really stand out. Seems people don’t want much from me. Seems they don’t even want my friendship these days. Pity.

I’m bored with the status quo of my life. This living isn’t really living. It is an existence of sorts, I guess house cats would like it. However a wolf would find it a living death to endure this much.

The real problem is nothing new. This isolation has been happening for more than twenty years. At this point, I’m not even sure if there is any way to fix it. It is something I would like to have fixed right. Damn tired of this isolation like it is.

More to be done

Still, there are things to be done. Maybe life will change someday and this mess will be behind us all? Maybe! Bored with the way things are. Feeling like no one will ever care. Pity!

Still, check my projects out. They wait for you.

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Misfit Company 42

The book has been completed some years now. Maybe 8 years ago when the final words were penned. It’s been edited maybe as long as it took to write it, maybe longer.

The website is up, with a very nice forward that is not found in the epub book as it exists today. This content is exclusive to the website, as you won’t find this anywhere else right now.

Check out Misfit-Company42.com. The site is up, and has some very nice words written to make you think. The book is done. Most people likely will find it far from being boring. It might give you a thrill. So enjoy.

I’m bored and working to make life better. This is one project that has been on my to-do list for a long time. So I guess it feels pretty good to have it done and checked off my list of projects.

Now I need a new project. Maybe some audio. . . .

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Dear Goth

My latest project is one that should have been done ten years ago. Back in the day; my life was much darker. I’ve since come a long ways since my dear goth days, however; the spirit won’t die. Thus, I’ve kept the work around in the hopes of making good use of it someday.

You can check the site out, point your browser to: Dear Goth

The photo of me on this site is circa 2010, some dark days of my life. Also most of the poetry is very old, most of it was saved from certain doom years ago, yet its still here.

Check out my new site: Dear Goth, spend some time reading my poetry, and be sure to check out the last poem in the set of poems. They say poets are lovers of life. I think that’s true. These are some dark poems, but they shine in the dark.

I’ve been thinking about if there is some interest in these poems and the book of life after death, then I will do some audio recordings of the poems and put them up on each page of poetry.

Depends on if anyone will show they care about them. There is also a quick escape link, in case you find the poetry too much to handle. I know its deep and dark, but you should have to deal with that.

Buy a copy of Dear Goth.

Written by: Christopher Thomas, your 42bitpi Geek!

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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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A Life Uncommon

A Life Uncommon

Some people have had a great influence on me. There are subtle ways this has happened. I would say they have made my life an uncommon one. Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, you know?

There are tough days, that require the music to pound in your ears, like being in a war zone. Then there are the days, you just need something to cheer you up, like your dog had just died.

Seems these days there is a song for almost any mood I could have experienced. Thank God. Where would we be without music? To quote Nietzsche, life without music would be a mistake.

Really though, the person I’m not totally sure was right in the head is Plato. He didn’t want people to hear the flute, geeez, is this guy for real?

Thank goodness there is KMFDM. If plato was here the guy would have shit running down both legs. Have you heard them? They are the ultra heavy beat.

Heavy Beats

To have a life uncommon, seems the average person these days is all related to house cats. Life is rough, I’m not sure where these people come from, they must find them somewhere, but where?

Never mind, I’m not sure I want to know. I’ve been thinking about people that are common. Which led me to thinking about what isn’t common these days. Seems like, kindness today isn’t as common as it should be. Really, I tire of this world and its war that is here.

Seems they don’t treat us the way they used to. Yet, we keep rising, like the ones you used to know. Rising to put meaning into life, to put beauty into life, to put love into life.

Seems few have it, most need it, and a few are still fighting for it. Wanted life to be better, and when I get my way; it will be damn it.

I’m not really sure about the human race anymore. Seems they have gotten out of hand. Look at how they are living! I’m amazed everyday that people are living like this. I still don’t believe it. I’m like, really?

Sound The Drums!!

Life has to get better. It seems the common life these people enjoy so very much, is something that makes me want to crawl into a war zone and find a nice place to sleep for a few hours; just for kicks, you know?

The life they live and enjoy. Really to force that kind of lifestyle on someone else, would cause a war. It’s enough to really piss someone off.

Sometimes you have to bear the blows in life. But how much is enough? Maybe the quantity is known today? Have you had enough of this circus that is like someone poured gasoline on a lion and is playing with matches like they won’t spark a tail?

It’s time to turn the page. This mess here has to get better. Its been a life uncommon, but there are limits that one can endure. Seems that line was crossed years ago. Everyone has had it like they ate a meal that was just too much food, and now they want to puke.

They say, “May you live in interesting times.” Well we’ve had enough of this. If something doesn’t change, there might not be a happy ending. We know we all want a happy ending, right?

Thank goodness for music. Life without it would be a mistake. Its a good thing there are artists that have had the guts to play the music they have. It has made life better for a lot of people in the long run. Keep up the good work!

And keep thinking free.

Tell Plato where he can put that flute.

Written by: Christopher Thomas.

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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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Five Tips For Better Coffee

Five Tips For A Better Cup Of Coffee

If your drinking coffee, you may be aware of some of these points. If not, this quick guide with five tips for a better cup of coffee may help you.

Your morning cup matters, and here are five tips that will make it that much more enjoyable.

  1. Use distilled or filtered water.
    Having good water in your coffee is crucial. The flavor matters, and tap water just won’t do. At the very least you should filter all the water you use in your coffee.
  2. Only grind your coffee beans when you prepare to use them.
    This will keep your coffee having the best flavor. If you have a coffee grinder, and only grind the beans you’re going to use for your next cup, then it will have better flavor.
  3. Don’t make the water too hot.
    If the water is too hot when the coffee is being brewed, it will make the flavor seem bitter. The water only needs to be hot enough to be actually hot. This puts the temperature somewhere between 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit. Any hotter than this and it will make your coffee not taste as good. You can brew iced coffee with a lower temperature. It has to very warm, and not cold which results in poor flavor.
  4. Brew Time for coffee presses
    The brew time for a coffee press matters. Too short and you don’t get the full robust flavor, too long and it doesn’t taste as good either. The optimal time for brewing in a french press is about four minutes. You will have to experiment with the best time to allow for the coffee you are using.
  5. Use good coffee beans to brew your coffee.
    This one is really important. You have to use good beans to brew your coffee with. Depending on what flavor you want your coffee to have, can be selected by knowing what beans to start with.

Please select the beans that have the flavor you like.

Conclusion:

If you put all of these tips together, you should be able to get a great cup of coffee brewed for yourself in no time. Use distilled water, only grind the beans before use, don’t make the water too hot, perfect the brew time for a french press, and use good coffee beans to brew your coffee.

If you want to see me brew a cup of coffee, watch my YouTube video of my coffee brew process.

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Five Tips For Using A Computer

A lot of people are scared of using things they don’t understand. Their fear comes from not understanding what they are using. And since they don’t want to take the time to understand something complex; they live in fear of what they don’t know.

I’ve been giving a lot of consideration to how to help people, and one of the things I can contribute to others is my skills and knowledge in how to use a computer without pulling your hair out every few days.

That said, some of the basics are to be covered. This is by no means a complete guide, it is only a starting point to build skills to other skills that will guide you through the process.

READ THE SCREEN

When using a computer, the simpleist advice is what my dad told me twenty years ago. “Read The Screen” If you read what the screen says and then do the next step, this solves knowing how to use the computer over 70% of the situations you will encounter.

Want to know where to save that file? Read the screen. Most of the situations most people have to deal with can be solved by reading the screen. Not sure what something does? Read Up!

Search For Answers

Its true, most all the answers you could ever want, likely have a YouTube video made to show you how to do it. Not sure what something does, or how to make it work? Search for it. The answers are out there. Even a computer user like myself, I find most of the answers to problems I have because someone else had the same issue.

Keep Trying To Learn

Always keep trying to learn something new. It takes a certain amount of curiosity to learn how something completely complex works and understanding it. However, I can tell you this; once you master it and really understand it, you will know it inside and out.

Only through sheer bloody mindlessness can one keep trying to learn how it all works. It takes time. Maybe six weeks, to really learn the details of how this stuff works. You have to teach yourself how it works, because most people aren’t going to take the time to teach you how to do it.

Have hope. You can teach yourself how to make it work. Then when you learn it, you will really know it and understand it. That has its own special reward built into it. So give it a shot. Teach yourself. It takes time; and if you work at it a little bit everyday; in no time you will have it down.

Don’t Repeat The Same Mistake 10000 Times

If doing something doesn’t give you the result you want, find out why! It goes to say that if you do the same thing over and over again and it doesn’t give you the result you want; you are doing it wrong.

Search for what you want to do and learn how to do it right.

You have to use common sense. Most things are designed to be easy; under most situations most things are very simple to do. So unless you are doing something stupid, it shouldn’t be difficult to do.

If you are trying to do something stupid, ask yourself if there is a better way to do it? You have to always be thinking about what you are doing. Please don’t be drinking booze while trying to learn how to use a computer. It doesn’t work well in that situation.

Know What You Want To Do

If you know what you want to do with something, then finding the answer is very simple. If you don’t know what something is called, then you have to search for basic answers that answer the question. Then return to the original problem with the understanding of what you want to do once you know what its all called.

If you know what you want to do, everything else is simple. It takes time to learn new stuff. But its all easy when you build skills upon skills and have the experience of having done the work yourself.

Conclusion

Therefore in conclusion, you can learn how to do this stuff on your own. If you have the time to learn it yourself. It might take six weeks, it could take six months. Knowing when to call a professional is a matter of how much time you have to learn it and what your budget is. If you have zero budget, go back through; READ THE SCREEN, Search for answers. Keep Trying To Learn, and Don’t Make the same mistakes 10000 times in a row.

If you know what you want to do, it helps a lot. Trying new stuff out is a good idea. The real thing you want to avoid is deleting files, and messing around with files you don’t know what they do in the core of the operating system. Everything in your Documents folder is yours to play with though. Have fun!

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Meditation Video

One of my projects in recent months has taken shape. A friend of mine is creating meditation videos. In passing I casually asked if I could do the music for one of his videos.

Didn’t really believe anything would come from it; however here we are. They used my song for their video and it is live right now. Click this link: Meditation Music Series 2, #1 and go check it out.

It was a lot of fun to work on this project and make the music for this video. Making music is something I really enjoy doing, and it sounds pretty darn good too!

It is only five minutes long, so it is short enough that you can watch the whole thing. Take a look and check it out. Music by Christopher Thomas.

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Five Small Changes You Can Make To Be Happier

Five Tips To Live Better

If you are looking to improve your life and you are not sure where to start, I can offer five points that will help transform your life for the better.

Remove The Word

I once read the worst word in the english language you can say or think, is the word: “Can’t”. If you remove this word from your thinking, and from your vocabulary you will soon find that you can do a lot of things you previously didn’t believe you could.

Add The Word

Use the words: “I can” and watch your life shift. Your thinking will change, and you will start to see remarkable results from your efforts.

Give it a shot for a while. Try correcting yourself every time you say or think: I can’t with the words: I can! Watch how your life will change and improve.

Write In A Journal

Spend ten minutes a day writing in your journal. If you write every single day; you will be closer to knowing yourself a little better. Set the goal of writing 500 words everyday. After about a year, go back through and read what you wrote.

You will see a lot of change just from writing in your journal. This is an important part of getting in touch with yourself, and learning about what makes you an individual.

Listen To Music

If you find it difficult to listen to music, then you are not listening to the right music. Search for and look for music that you like, that you can listen to for long periods of time.

My advice is to avoid bubble gum music and listen to real music that has soul, depth, and makes you feel something real. By listening to music, it uses almost every part of your brain at the same time. Get in the habit of listening to music often.

It will change your life; for the better. Music will change your life. It really will. You have to search for music that has real substance. Try listening to classical when sleeping at night.

Drink Coffee

If you drink a good amount of coffee everyday, it will add to your daily routine. Should you have days the above items don’t feel like they are working, this one will add the kicker.

Coffee is good for you. It will help you feel alive.

Watch you life change. Try drinking 40 oz of coffee everyday.

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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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New Video Check It

Here is our new video on YouTube. It would help a lot if people would search a few times a day for months on end. Help us out, Help us grow our reach. Give it shot!

It is chaos!

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