How do you define success?
How do you define success?
Alot of inspiration for this post comes from the book Empire of Illusion:
O the joys of it. Facebook, Twitter, Jersey Shore, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, NFL, Xbox, alcohol, the list goes on and on…..
Congratulations corporations, you have successfully taken away the power to change anything from the common man. All we care about is when we will get our next dose of Fun. And we as people of this great country that has given us so much sit here and enjoy these things as our country collapses around us.
Now don’t get me wrong. Fun is a GOOD thing. But the over saturation of it causes a desensitization of what is really going on in the world. Today nobody cares about politics, legislation, ongoing wars, its just “O well there’s nothing I can do about it”, or “This is boring”. Yes, quite frankly it is. And it is for that very reason. Why would we want the people to pay attention while we slowly infringe on American freedom? Why should we tell them that we spend over half our federal budget on defense weapons? While this money can be used to try and at least salvage a weak economy. It is designed to keep you excluded.
Our lives have become too selfish and individualistic. It’s all about what “I” want and “As long as it doesn’t effect me” attitudes that are causing this gap in information. And the people in power will be happy to oblige. It’s not until you look up and see that you have been affected that you realize it’s too late.
Sit down and read Fahrenheit 451 and tell me we aren’t headed in that direction….
“Today nobody cares, but o tomorrow, they will” – Lupe Fiasco
Empire of Illusions by Chris Hedges
This book will make you see things a little differently….
I will be posting some of my opinions on his ideals soon
This was a definite must read for me this morning to kick off my motivation for the week, I hope it does the same for yall:
The same thing week in and week out.
We all do it. The same route to work, the same time to eat, the same people we talk to. We as human beings are creatures of habit. Once we have settled into a routine that is comfortable it becomes very difficult for us to deviate from it.
What is the definition of insanity? To repeat the same action over and over and expect a different result. We as people fall into this definition of insanity sometimes and don’t even know it. Then we wonder why we are no longer growing and not at the point we want to be in life.
Change is necessary. It is the only way to truly get what you want. And if you no longer want to be mundane, stop doing mundane things. At the end of the day it’s that simple.
I recently completed bar tending school and am now actively looking for a job practicing this profession. Not because its my dream job. But for the goals I have it is the next logical step.
When we settle into a routine and no longer move in the direction we wish to go we are asking for misery.
Take a new class, set up a new workout routine, go to a restaurant you’ve never been before, talk to a person you usually would never dream of talking to. The only thing that can happen is growth from these experiences.
And it is through these experiences that we may become extraordinary.
Click, Click, Clack
The sounds of keys
Caged in an open door room
Leaving is frowned upon
Judgment would surely be passed
No judgment is all I ask
Not one for routine
My cup of tea
That sounds alot closer to me
Change is necessary