Posts Tagged ‘truth’

Dream Chasers

Posted: February 24, 2014 in Freedom, Insight
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I used to be afraid of my dreams. I thought they were unattainable and they overwhelmed me very often. I wanted to achieve so much, but I was caught up on how others would view me in the development stages. I didn’t want to look like a failure if it didn’t work out. I thought that success had to be instant, and that it all had to be achieved at a young age.

Then I woke up.

I realized that our talents must be utilized. Even if we do not fully pursue the paths that our talents could lay out for us, the least we could do is find out how to pass it along to someone else. God gives us these gifts for a reason, and when I realized that, my fear of not fully utilizing them dissipated. I’m able to strive after something great because I know that dreams are a lot stronger than excuses. I do not want to be that man reminiscing about what I COULD HAVE done. I want to tell my kids that I achieved greatness, or I helped someone else achieve it. You have to chase your dreams regardless of how ridiculous they seem, or how unattainable they appear. Life is about challenges and overcoming them. The satisfaction of succeeding, is far more powerful than giving up because of the fear of failure. So chase your dreams.

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Posted: November 21, 2013 in Insight
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It’s hard to find happiness when you aren’t familiar with the feeling of what freedom is..And no, not in reference to being physically enslaved, or confined to to certain system. But psychologically, I feel like I tend to trap myself in these cycles, or maybe life is just waiting for me to break through….who knows. I have the answers, but I question my confidence that I hold within these answers.

I’m not sure if that makes sense, or if it even matters, but it is what it is. I don’t know if life is about searching for answers or making a difference, or if it is meant to do whatever you want. I don’t know if there is a heaven, or a hell. I don’t know if I will wake up tomorrow. I know I make “mistakes” I used quotes because we have a sense of right and wrong that we grew up with but I don’t know how concrete the moral code is either. I know I have made decisions that have caused discomfort, I’ve felt guilt, and I’ve been angry many times, but I do not know if there was purpose behind it. I guess I don’t know much. But I don’t know if I’m supposed to. I can only be me and live life in a way that suits me.

Questions. There are always questions, many times with no answer. At some point I have to determine if I will continue to chase these answers forever, or if I will just be content with my place. I guess time will tell.

This is Me.




“The way to destroy an opponent is to get them to destroy themselves”

This quote is from the 48 Laws of power. The idea is not new, but the ways in which the action is carried out is constantly developing each day.

As Americans we face issues that are influenced by our culture, our government, and our “needs” based on the economic structure. I quoted ‘needs’ because most of the time I believe that we amplify our necessities based on our inability to separate our desires from what truly matters.

Through this comes markets that exploit this idea and uses it against us and we feed off of it like clueless cattle, not knowing if the feed is full of pesticides and fillers, or if it is truly organic.

Truth is I’m not sure if anything america is based on is organic. We see this through entertainment and mass media that are designed to get us to stop thinking independently and learning about issues that truly matter.

At the same time America divides their ranks among one another (democrats and republicans) and then feeds both sides through debt, class separation, government policies, etc.

Which is all bullshit.

We need debt in order to have money…if we paid off all of our debts then there would be no dollars in circulation. We need jobs to keep up with the debt that is forced upon us through the banking system. Money is created through loans from the federal reserve and the banks allow us to use this money and raise our debt, therefore we pay this back by working to maintain our cost of living.

This same structure keeps us from advancing in technology that could improve energy sources (geothermal, solar, wave, etc.) and transportation, but the ability to use the market to fuel the monetary system, keeps us from investing in these advancements. Human employment is in conflict or direct competition with technological advancement.

Our “technological advancement” is in the form of devices that improve social ineraction. It is in the form of tablets that are flash compatible so that you can utilize certain apps without using a computer. None that help with sustaining our resources.

We are in “debt” yet we spend billions on prisons and police, and only a fraction of that is spent on programs for poverty, which is usually the root cause of criminal activity. Whether it is direct or indirect, it is a variable.

Manipulation is expensive, if you are referring to money. Morality is cheap, in regards to what America chooses to prioritize.

We have perfected the act of destroying ourselves. America is only as powerful as the morals that the people choose to uphold. It’s safe to say, we are the opponent…

But I can now go back to eating my slice of humble pie, as I am typing this article on my ipad.

The power of Lying

Posted: October 6, 2013 in Humor, Insight
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What if you could no longer lie to others? Not even the ones that are harmless, like telling a girl she is a 7 even though she is a 4 so that you don’t hurt her feelings?

If you have not seen ‘The invention if Lying’ then check it out.┬áIn this film, lying has not been invented, until one day a man ( Mark Bellison who is played by and Ricky Gervais ) discovers the ability and uses it to his benefit. That example is not where I’m going with this lol.

What if one day you lied with ease, and the next day when you woke up you could not lie to save your life?! Beneficial or chaotic?….

As people we rarely study the effects of lies, even if they seem harmless. Of course we notice the large scale lies like the ones the government tells us of course lol, or when women say “I usually don’t do this but…” but if we could not lie any longer, would we be truly happy? We would find out how our “friend” of 17 years has been stabbing you in the back, taking passes at your girlfriend for months, we would learn about how you are really awful in bed, but your significant other loves you so they don’t magnify that issue. We would also learn about how our boss has been cutting your time in the hour log so he could minimize your benefits.

In a sense it is beneficial or chaotic depending on how you look at it. Of course you would lose friends and opportunities that you thought you’d enjoy, but at least life would be more transparent and open. Maybe we need lies for things to run smoothly? Can we find no middle ground? No filter to separate the harmful and harmless little fibs?

Those are rhetorical by the way. If we had those answers then life WOULD run smoother. But it’s something to think about. We go through life performing our daily routines, interacting with others and not really paying attention to how the little things may have a huge impact on an even bigger outcome. Would the lie you told your boss about you havIng explosive diarrhea affect the future a lot? Probably not, but it may affect how smoothly the day at work goes with you being absent.

Maybe there is an alternate universe in which we do not lie as much, or pay attention to how much our small decisions impact the big picture. Maybe that universe runs more smoothly than ours. Or maybe it is in compete disarray. Just a thought….