Emerson Translated ~ Fuck Conformity

“There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion” Ralph Waldo Emerson There is more power within this single statement than in a hundred modern books.  Simplicity is brilliance. Complication …

THE NUCLEARIZATION OF STUPIDITY

“Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.” Peter Ustinov Stupidity is highly dangerous.  I can say with great assurance there have always been stupid people.  I also feel pretty confident saying there will always be stupid people.  The danger arises when idiocy becomes an epidemic. And …

NEVER EAT FROM THE HAND OF MAN, ONLY FROM THE..

I am going to make this short, sweet, and delicious.  I’m lying. This is going to leave a terrible taste in your mouth.  What do you know about food? Yes, I love to eat too, we all do. Are you in charge of your food? Other than when that demon takes over, and shoves chocolate …

OK GOOGLE, TELL ME SOMETHING UPLIFTING ABOUT THE USA

People tell me that my writing is dark. Sometimes it is. I don’t live in a fairytale world. I take in information sometimes undesirable, I look at the data, and it informs and forms my reality.  Many of us, however, are trapped in a false reality. Part of the pain we are experiencing as a …

WHO WILL BUILD YOUR MONUMENT?

Family is not the most important thing. It’s everything. Michael J. Fox When this life is all said and done, what’s left.  What will we leave behind when we go. I guess most of us want to leave a piece of ourselves.  Maybe some investments, a house, some contribution, perhaps even a statue. That would …

AN ENCHANTING KINGDOM OF DESPOTISM

Once, there was a modern Kingdom ruled by an enchanting King.  The King had five sons and no daughters. Their name was the Despot family, and descendants of their family had ruled the Kingdom for as long as anyone could remember, or as long as their history books told them.  According to what citizens learned …

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL

People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster” James Baldwin Isn’t it ironic, the forces that cause us to rise, are the same forces that cause us to fall. …

Your Loss is Their Gain

I don’t care what profession you are in, its a business, bottom line.  That is what we have become. It’s not to say that making money has not been a part of all ventures since well, forever.  Even an orphanage must make money to house and feed the kids. But our 21st-century business environment is …