Existentialism a Better Way to Live

Do you know who you are? Do you know your life’s purpose? Are you wasting your life away on tasks assigned by someone else? Do you rely on “God” to show you what to do? We are born and we have no pre-defined purpose for existing but we have free will to search for answers in a world that has no answers to give. We must seek out our own answers.

The philosophy of existentialism became popular after World War II where many people saw the horrific acts of the Nazis and realized that there is not a moral deity watching over them, punishing the bad and rewarding the good. So therefore, we are all responsible for steering our own life’s direction.

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Existentialists believe that we are all born a unique individual that cannot be stereotyped or grouped together with values or meaning given to us by society, government or even our parents. We are defined by our actions not our words. What happens in our life, just happens, whether or not you are a “good” or “bad” person. Existentialism is for people who aren’t happy with their life and need something more real than religion can serve on a silver platter.

So maybe your life’s goals aren’t really to go to college, get a job, get married, have kids and then die. That’s just how you were brought up to believe. It may be surprising to think that you can be an amazing human even if you choose to not follow these archaic guidelines of life, in order for you to hone in on your craft and change the world.

You don’t have to add to the overpopulation problem because some ancient ideas (when population was low) said that you should have as many babies as possible so we can populate the planet. This is not relevant anymore. We now have an overpopulation problem and no paradigms are updated to this fact. Having babies to make your mom happy or because you are bored, lonely or to try and fix your marriage is a horrible choice to make. In unhappy marriages, after having children, the marriage will be stressed to the max and possibly fall apart.

You don’t even have to get married if you don’t get along with people and are more content being by yourself. You don’t have to go to college in order work for someone else to be successful, in fact working for a boss is the WORST way to make money. Surprise!

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The unexamined life isn’t worth living so you must look at your life and see how you could tweak it. Some people are afraid to sit down and analyze their life because of existential fears.

Existential fears:

Death

Isolation

Meaninglessness

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We are completely free to choose how we live life and it is our responsibility to make those choices and not let someone else do it for you. We will all eventually have to accept and exist with the above issues. You must consider them before it’s too late. Avoiding reality is not going to change it.

Existential therapy helps people to learn to take responsibility for their life, their decisions; and how to choose paths that are in alignment with their new found beliefs. This is will help them to live a happier and more authentic life. The therapist is not some snooty psychologist, but a fellow human who has experienced existential anxiety has found some ways to help guide others through their path of acceptance of the inevitabilities of life.

One of the founders of Existentialism Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) has stated

“You might assume that there’s some authority figure you could look to for answers, but all of the authorities you can think of are fake. Those authorities are really just people like you – people who don’t have any answers, people who had to figure out for themselves how to live.”

He has said that “the best way to live your life is authentically and that if there are no guidelines to life, then each of us is forced to design our own moral code, to invent a morality to live by.”

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Existentialism states that there is not an inherent reason for the universe, the world or anyone in it. If you want to have importance or meaning, the truth is that you must create it for yourself. Any meaning your life has is because you have created and given it to yourself. No one else is you, therefore no one else can tell you your purpose. You choose your meaning by the values you have hand picked beforehand and by the things you do.

If you would rather accept someone else’s idea for your purpose, then you have what Sartre has described as “bad faith” or burying your head in the sand and pretending that there is meaning naturally in the world.

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The Foundations of Existentialism

We must devise our own meaning in life, not accept someone else’s (or the group’s) entire philosophy. We should explore philosophy’s and choose or create which ideas resonate with you.

Existentialism believes that we should look within to find our own individual meanings. We are all different and do not all follow the same path to personal fulfillment. A person is best when they are struggling against their individual nature, fighting to improve their life.

We are unique because of the decisions we’ve made throughout life. We continually evolve into the person we create, by the daily choices we make.

Anxiousness is natural and we must deal with it in order to live authentically.

We each have an abundance of freedom and we can think in any way we see fit. No police or government or religion has any power over what you think about or choose to do with your life. They want you to believe that they have power over your life. When you are alone they want you to think you are being observed by some invisible man or maybe big brother is watching, so that you always behave in accordance to their beliefs.

Search for your reason of existing, try things out and Google it. Take everything with a grain of salt and use your fascinating, powerful brain to manifest your own custom, personal philosophy. Establishing your outlook and beliefs will make you a more confident, strong, happy and intelligent human being.

What meaning or purpose will you give yourself today?

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9 Insane Facts About Your Subconscious

Your subconscious mind has been working every second, since before your birth, to keep you alive. It’s pumping your heart right now. If it ever took a 15 minute break, you would be dead before it came back.

Your subconscious mind runs most of your life itself… and you thought you were running things? It prefers to work in secret, behind the scenes. Many people are not consciously aware of it at all. The Subconscious mind is the area of the mind that hides under the level of conscious perception.

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Allow me to introduce you to your subconscious mind with these 10 amazing (and disturbing) facts.

1. It is always watching you and recording  your life experiences.

When you nod off in front of the TV, your subliminal mind stays active and is still listening and continues to archive everything in your surroundings. It’s quite the dedicated stalker!

2. The subconscious never forgets anything that ever happened to you.

It’s too bad it doesn’t play well with the conscious, otherwise you could recall any moment in your life.  For example, you might come across some random object or place from your past and it will trigger your emotions to freak out. Even if you don’t remember anything about that past situation, the subconscious does.

3. It tries to communicate to you while you are sleeping.

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The subconscious doesn’t know how to directly speak to you, although it can convey images, and metaphors while you’re dreaming. These clues can help you to solve major issues in your life.

Unfortunately, dreams are difficult to remember but you can utilize lucid dreaming techniques to interact with your subconscious to learn information about yourself and to have more power (and fun) during your dreams.

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Because the subconscious communicates with imagery, put some pictures of your dream life in a place that you will see often. Dream boards work because the photos speak to your unconscious psyche.

4. It is 1,000,000 times as powerful as the conscious mind.

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LifeTrainings.com states that “Studies from as far back as the seventies show that our brains begin to prepare for action just over a third of a second before we consciously decide to act. In other words, even when we ‘think’ we are conscious, it is our unconscious mind which is actually making our decisions for us.”

5. It can’t tell time and it doesn’t recognize negative words.

The subconscious only perceives the present time and positive words. So if you use positive affirmations to re-program your subconscious, speak in a way that it can comprehend. It can’t grasp “no” or negative words like “don’t” or “won’t”. Therefore toss out any affirmations that say those words and rewrite them in a current and positive way. For example, when you say “I won’t eat doughnuts anymore.”, the dim-witted subconscious thinks “DOUGHNUTS??!!? YAY! WHERE!?”. donuts

So if you want to be rich, then say “I am a millionaire.”. Or you could say “I am always confident.” or “I am amazing.”. It must be present tense and positive.

6. It also hogs 90% of your brain

On average, the conscious only uses 10% of the brain. The glutenous subconscious takes a whopping 90% of the brain.

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7.  The subconscious is… kind of an ….idiot savant.

Although the subconscious is powerful, it has the cognitive level of a 2 to 8-year-old child, yet it is also called the “infinite intelligence”.

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8. It takes everything literally.

Your subconscious does not know the difference between a situation you’ve imagined or real life. If you visualize yourself practicing a skill or sport, it will think it absolutely happened and you will improve as if you actually did it. Your subconscious mind is what makes you feel fear while watching a scary movie. It thinks the images on the screen are truly happening. For such an intelligent area of the brain, it is quite foolish and naive.

9. It is not a logical mind like the conscious, it is a feeling mind.

Whenever you think or say “I feel ____.” the feeling originates from your subconscious mind. Don’t believe every emotion you feel, know that it derives from an illogical and irrational mind. If you tell it a phrase enough, it will believe it, no matter how ridiculous it is! What you feel may not be what is really going on.

What will you get your subconscious to believe today?

​LSD, the Cure for PTSD

14% of the US population will suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at some point in their life. PTSD can develop after a person lives through a traumatic situation or witnesses something terrifying. Common causes for PTSD are sexual, physical, mental abuse; accidents, natural disasters or combat.

Those who have PTSD typically have trouble functioning normally again after the trauma. They can change into a person who is constantly on edge, anxious, unable to sleep, paranoid, depressed and isolated. They become tormented by horrible memories and nightmares of the trauma and paranoid of it happening again.
At first it seems like the world is a pretty alright place and all the traumatic stuff happens to other people. Until something extremely fucked up happens to you. Rocking your whole philosophical foundation till it comes crashing to the floor. Try and put that back together when now everything you thought you knew was wrong, all trust and safety vanishes because you know that fucked up things can and have happened to you.

This instills the isolation and avoidance of situations in life. Eventually leaving just a lifeless, shell of who you once were. This is the reason that PTSD frequently leads to alcoholism, drug addiction and in some cases, suicide.

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a non-addictive, psychedelic drug that was discovered by Dr. Albert Hofmann in 1938. Although he discovered the effects of LSD in 1943, when he spilled some of it on his skin. He started feeling strange and decided ride his bike home. That must have been quite a trippy ride!

When Dr. Hofmann got home he entered a wild, somewhat scary, mind-expanding, reality (and his wife was in for a bit of a surprise as well!). Luckily the next day, he woke up  and his mind was back to normal.  He knew he must find an explanation for what had happened to him.

He began to experiment with LSD on patients and he found that “Each individual who experiences LSD enters another reality. He enters another world seemingly even more real than actual reality. Until that day, I’d always thought there was only one reality. Suddenly I was experiencing another.”

From the 1950s through the early 1970s, psychiatrists and researchers gave 1000’s of doses of LSD to people as a treatment for alcoholism, addictions, anxiety and depression in people with terminal illnesses. This drug was actually curing people!

After the experiment, some patients described that it seems like LSD has created more “connections” in their brain, than they had beforehand. In fact, this may be true. Brain scans of people who are tripping on LSD show their brains are lit up brightly, illuminated with activity all over the brain.

Whereas the normal (placebo), non-tripping brain’s activity was only activated in few specific areas – the rest of the brain remaining dark and seemingly unactivated.

Brain scans revealed that the tripper can have visuals through many parts of their brain, not just the visual cortex. Parts of the brain that never connected with other areas, were now communicating.

How does acid help treat mental disorders?
The subconscious mind wants to mull over the same information and do the same things, day in and day out. This keeps us stuck in life repeatedly doing automatic, core behaviors. The reason PTSD, anxiety and depression are so hard to treat is because people are trying to cover up the disorder with pills. Surprise! That shit doesn’t work!
You must treat the core issue, or underlying reason, for the disorder.
Ideally, people who decide to trip, should think and talk about their issues with a therapist that works with them through the trip, in order for them to gain a new, more profound meaning from the experience.

Acid trips can alleviate depression, anxiety and can even help people conquer their addictions. Patients have stated that when they were tripping, they could see their issues from a new perspective and they can then gain insights into their past behaviors and reactions.  They emerge with an upgraded, positive outlook on life.

Psychological disorders can affect people for their entire lives, sometimes sucking out all quality of life as well. For treatment resistant people no matter what they try, they cannot seem to get well again, LSD may be the only possible cure for them. There is a good amount of evidence regarding the benefits of psychedelics treating psychological disorders, but we still need more.  Currently, privately funded organizations are left to do most of the research.

In the far off future drugs will be legal because it is just too costly and distracting from priorities, to try and control it. It’s about as dumb as trying to control who people marry. Hopefully soon we can end the war on drugs and instead of fearing them, learn about their potential benefits.

How to Transform Your Old Laptop Into a New Computer FOR FREE!

You know that you have that ancient laptop in your closet that might as well be in a “laptop grave”, never to be used again. You will feel pretty badass once you completely revive it by using this one secret…  Linux. It’s not for just computer enthusiasts anymore, your Grandma could use it. Plus, you will feel even cooler when you are using it (nerdy is sexy). 

It’s like you will have a top secret operating system, with elite group of coders working 24/7 to make it even more amazing daily,  where almost all of the apps are free, 10x faster, 10x safer and viruses are so rare, that you don’t need an anti-virus. 498 of the top 500 supercomputers run Linux for a reason.

If you are new to Linux and you have an old laptop you aren’t using, you might as well try it out.

 I am certain you will want to stick with Linux once you try it. Windows is inferiorating after being spoiled by the luxury of this free OS. Linux doesn’t ever tell me it’s “not responding”, it installs the drivers I need once I plug in a device, it’s ready to go. 

Also, it’s highly unlikely you will ever get a virus (those are targeted at the unlucky Windows users), no antivirus needed (they slow down your computer anyways) and it will make an old laptop quite snappy and a new one AMAZING. Yes, I am a bit passionate for Linux.

Things you’ll need:  

  • an empty flash drive 
  • the internet 
  • about an hour
  • an old dusty laptop (all data backed up)

So, now that you have all of the above, get on a computer (that is already up and running) and plug in your empty flash drive.  

Step 1 

Download Linux Mint (I like the Cinnamon edition, but you can choose).

Download Rufus 

When they are done downloading open up Rufus and make sure it’s set for your USB, it is set to format to FAT32 and check  “Create a bootable disk using ISO image” then click on the little disk icon next to it. 

Find your LinuxMint.ISO file and choose it. Then click “Start” on Rufus. When Rufus is done, close it and reboot your laptop.

Step 2
As your laptop starts revving up again click the ESC, F12, DEL, F2, F10 or possibly F1. Your computer will tell you which key to press to get you into the “Boot Menu”,  “Boot Device Options” or BIOS (it is different on different computers). 

Get to the “Boot Menu” and use the keyboard arrows to highlight your USB drive and hit enter. 

Choose “Run live session and install” if it asks.

***** The live Linux Mint OS will start up **** 

Go to the panel where your wifi signal is and connect, or plug in your ethernet cable. 

Click the “Install Linux Mint” icon on the desktop
(don’t worry this won’t hurt a bit!)

Now, choose your language and click “Continue”. Check the box to install 3rd party apps and ” Continue“.

Choose “Erase hard drive and install Linux” (this will delete Windows and good riddance! Say goodbye to buying anti-virus and office programs! Most all of the apps and games for Linux are free!) 

Next, it will ask you for your timezone, username and password
Linux will tell you when it’s done installing.
When it does finish, pull out the flash drive and reboot the laptop.

Now it will boot right into Linux Mint! 

Congratulations! Look at you, you just installed LINUX!  😉 GENIUS!

* You will want to update it so click on Apps and find “Terminal”, open that and type:

sudo apt-get update && upgrade

Type in your password and hit enter. This will update everything and could upgrade the entire OS (that’s a good thing). You can use your laptop while it is doing all that work in the background. 

If you ever run into an issue, most of the solutions are just a Google search away. Also, I am happy to help you if you are stuck or have any questions. Enjoy!

5 Stages to Change Your Life Forever

Are you excited about your life? Are you pursuing your passions? Or are you miserable a lot of the time? You don’t deserve to live a life that doesn’t make you happy.  In order for you to rise above this stage in life you will need to stop and reconsider your life’s direction.  

 Stage 1: The Pre-contemplation Stage

Realize you have built this world for yourself, so you have the power to re-model it, however you choose.

 So often we get in the habit of floating down the lazy river of life. We  don’t do  a “life inventory” as often as we should. You are your most important relationship you will ever  have, don’t neglect yourself. 

Stage 2: Contemplation Stage:
So now you are thinking about the areas of your life that cause you unnecessary stress or even make you  depressed. You know that there are actions you need to take in order for you to change.
Now it’s time to prepare!

Stage 3  The Preparation/Determination  Stage:

So, you’ve  decided to do something about it. Good! Know that you have the power to steer your life in any direction you choose. It’s your  life.  You grab a notebook and write down the parts of your life that are not fulfilling you or  leading you to your ultimate  goals. Write out your current problems  in life and the solutions for each item. 

Take your  “Problems/Solutions” list and Google your solutions and how you can achieve them, write it down. Focus on the solutions, not the problems. Break each solution down into small steps and then prioritize them. 
 These are the tasks that will  change your life. 
Perhaps you have been denying and ignoring these issues for most of your life,  so why wouldn’t you do the same thing today?  Just do the first item. Don’t think  about it, you might talk yourself out of it. 

Imagine the benefits you will gain from adopting these new behaviors and skills. This should help fuel your motivation to attain these goals. 
If you don’t talk yourself into why you need these different behaviors then your mind will blow it off and go back to default settings (where it loves being). Know that those default settings aren’t working and they need to be tweaked. 

Take your goals seriously, this list not a list of things you’d like to have someday when the time is “right”. Do not wait for the time to be “right” to start something. Start before you are ready! That is the fastest way to learn,  just jump right in! Turn your solutions into your new habits and take them seriously.

 Stage 4 The Action Stage:
Now, you start the first step. You start doing the things you need to do in order to improve your life like: meditating, doing Yoga, controlling your anger, hanging out around positive go-getters,  you manage your time better so you can do things you enjoy or maybe you find your passion? Do the solutions you chose on a regular basis. Keep that “Problems/Solutions” list in a place you will see it often. 

Stage 5 Maintenance Stage:
Setup a system to help you through the rough parts of your mission. Join a group that is focused on your goal on Meetup.com. That way you can be around people who are striving for the same goals. 
Set a reminder on your phone to go off every day at your designated time for you to do that task. When your reminder alerts you, stop what you are doing, don’t think and start the task. Starting is the hardest part, so you might need to just shove yourself right into it.
 After that, it will be so much easier, you will be motivated to blast through obstacles on your path because you know that you are taking control of your life and heading towards your dreams.

My experience in Hurricane Harvey in Houston

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These are the messages I’ve been hearing constantly the past few days. Is this hurricane really going to be that bad? My phone has been blowing up with emergency alerts for flash floods and tornado watches and warnings but it just appeared to be raining like normal. Then at 8:45pm, the sky just dump massive amounts of water down on Houston.

Hurricane Harvey is a category 4 and the worst hurricane the US has seen for the last 12 years. We live on the 1st floor in a condo in West Houston. Luckily we have a Jeep and it’s nice and tall, so it should be okay. Plus we drive the first 2 wheels on top of the parking block so water doesn’t flow into the engine.

Wow the emergency alert message on  just got cut off with static, then came back saying “Take cover immediately!” There’s a tornado warning too. Maybe this will be worse than I thought?

It sounded like a waterfall was outside our front door so I peaked outside and  saw that our condo’s parking lot was under 2 feet of water and the clouds were relentlessly unleashing tons of water, collecting several inches per hour. 

Tuesday August  29th 2017    12:20AM

It is still raining. Luckily it isn’t collecting on the ground anymore. I think the worst is over but each time I think that this storm is done… it explodes with water, overwhelming the bayous and reservoirs. I guess Houston let some water out of the main reservoirs in order for them to hold more water. 

The news is full of people evacuating and trudging through the mucky water. People were stuck in their attics from raising water levels. They had no way to get out of the attics and eventually drowned.  That is quite scary.

A lady was driving the first day of hurricane Harvey and ended up in 6 or 7 foot deep waters, she got out of her vehicle and she drowned. It is scary when a traumatic, natural disaster occurs but it’s that fearful, irrational thinking that can get you killed. I think 6 people have died. We are staying put. Inside is the safest place to be.

Hurricane Harvey is going to go down in weather history, people haven’t seen anything like it. Harvey went back out to the Gulf again and came back! I guess it is heading to Louisiana now. This hurricane hit landfall and sat basically in place just constantly dumping water over Houston and causing tornadoes to spin out from it.

On a more uplifting note, while being held captive in our condo that luckily held power the whole time we watched a lot of News weather. It is heartwarming to see so many citizens are volenteering to help out. They are bringing out boats and trucks to rescue Houstonians in need. They are working all through the night saving people in dire situations. It is great to see the kindness of humanity.  

​PARADIGM SHIFTING THOUGHTS

I’ve always loved a good idea, positive message, quote or saying. So in my lifelong pursuit of self betterment I’ve read, watched and listened to many great teachers. I actually enjoy improving myself but I really love helping other’s improve their lives. I can’t help but write down the truly life impacting and paradigm shifting thoughts. 
I wanted to reprogram some of my default thoughts so I needed to make sure I was exposed to these messages without trying. I wrote them on sticker paper, in calligraphy (or legibly)  and I stuck them on items that my eyes wandered to multiple times daily, so my mind would absorb these positive messages. Therefore, programming my subconscious into turning me into the ideal version of myself. I want to share some of those thoughts here with you.

Each of these thoughts should be read and thought about. Don’t just skim through them. Of course, not all of these thoughts will be for everyone, we are all different, Choose your favorite ones that you feel resonate with you and your future best self.

  I do highly recommend you write them (pen to paper) and put it somewhere that you look at daily or you can put them in an app you look at daily, it really does help me to think more positively. If you know someone who would benefit from reading this, feel free to brighten their day and share this to them. 

  • Understand who you are and the immense value you bring
  • Believe  and know that you have the power to control your reality
  • Start making your happiness a priority
  •  Have a creative, detailed vision of your life’s purpose/future/outcome
  •  Thoughts determine all that happens in your  life
  • Have fun in ALL SITUATIONS with whoever is there with you 
  • Do not worry about the process, think about the outcome
  • Accept yourself and other’s as they ARE  (Even if they are annoying as hell)
  • Knowledge without action is useless
  • See yourself as the badass you are becoming
  • If you can’t personally control something then you have no business worrying about it
  • Stop waiting to be ready!  Start BEFORE you are “ready”. 
  • Don’t think thoughts of fearful outcomes,  always think of what you want to happen
  • Never lie to yourself by thinking other’s can do things, that you cannot
  • Gain new beliefs about yourself
  • Do something today, to make the future you, proud of you.
  • Don’t try to suppress  the uniqueness in yourself or others
  • Never fear “failure”. “Failures” are the mandatory stepping stones to success. Be happy to get those notches on your belt, they are priceless life lessons. 
  • Pain is a part of growth. Every little struggle is growth
  • The best thing you can do is KEEP GOING! 90% of  success is just showing up!
  • Be patient but persistent in every situation
  • Everyone is entitled to be a full person
  • Be completely present in all relationships today – phone down, eye contact
  • When you release your attachments, you will release your suffering.
  • Believe in your ability to figure things out, always
  • Breathe deeper – from belly to  diagram 
  • The more you focus on the something, the more of that you  will get, so stop bitching
  • Don’t point out negative things about others. Compliment someone daily.
  • What you believe becomes reality. So be careful what you think.
  • On ANY day you can change your life, choose today
  • Journal daily – you will find solutions to  your life problems
  • Don’t care about other’s negative opinions of you and release the need for their positive opinions as well. (As long as you aren’t hurting anyone, fuck the haters, only YOU know the true you anyway, so they cannot talk.)
  • Sharpen your mind – read, use brain training and memory apps, learn daily, do NEW things
  • Teach everything you know. Share knowledge, advance humanity a bit.
  • Watch, listen and read positive messages
  • Life can happen to you, or it can happen from you
  • Repetition is key
  • Be nice today
  • Re-write your  story
  • Most bad things happen for good reasons
  • Flow with the universe, don’t push or resist it. 
  • Take the time to focus and be 100% mentally present. Be charismatic
  • Timidity is dangerous

Are you living like a robot, programmed by your parents and society?

Do you know if you’ve been programmed? Do you feel free to say, do or wear whatever you want? Are you religious? Do you think a perfect life consists of going to college, getting married and having kids, getting a degree and working in that field for the rest of your life whether or not it is your passion or if you even like it?

Is that all what you REALLY want for your life? Would making your parents proud of you, make the inner you, satisfied with what you’ve done with your life?

I am not the wisest of all people but I am a truth seeker and within truth is wisdom. I have had years of contemplation, several near-death experiences and I believe that life is invaluable and should be treasured while you have it. One should never waste their life just to appease other people. If you don’t plan your life (or program yourself), someone else will, and that most likely won’t be to your benefit.

We have one thing in life and that is life. This is the ONE AND ONLY TIME that you get to be here alive. Do not waste it trying to fulfill your parent’s (or your friend’s) fantasies and religious belief’s their parents programmed into them.  

You don’t have to live the ideal life of someone, a generation before you wanted. Things change. The Cold War is OVER. We no longer should think we have to go to college, get married, pay taxes, have kids and die. There is much more to living than being a human clone and hoping nobody notices that you are a weirdo inside.

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Psst! We are all weirdos inside and everyone else is hiding it too. Break out of the facade and be brave enough to let your inner weirdness out. People might be inspired by you and bust out of their illusion of normalcy also. You were not meant to be a robot you were meant to be a unique individual.

Screw it if people think you are weird … they just don’t have the balls to express their inner weirdness. Weird is good. People that talk shit about you are not the people you WANT to be around anyway. So simply tell them to look the other way if they don’t like what they see.

If they cannot pry themselves away from obsessing about you then just block, ignore or unfriend them. Seriously, even family. You are not a bad person if you choose to not listen to negativity from people in your family. They don’t deserve to be able to talk to you if they can’t be supportive or nice. You are worth more than that and bloodlines do not mean you have to be at the mercy to their passive aggressive comments for life.pexels-photo-320007

You don’t have time for that BS. You are rarer than any diamond. You are the ONLY YOU EVER. Take that bit of advice seriously when you think of picking up that call or responding defensively to a hater’s text. You don’t have to defend yourself to them. That’s not your job to prove your worthiness… just know you are worthy no matter what ANYONE says, have quiet, unbreakable confidence.

So to recap, realize that is YOUR job to program yourself how you see fit. Relationships will come and go throughout life but the one you have with yourself will be with you till your last breath. So, you might as well get along with yourself, do work that you are passionate about and live your life according to your standards.

50 KKK members met by 1,000 counter-protesters in Virginia and a message to KKK members

The KKK had a protest in Charlottesville, VA last Saturday because of the city council’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, and other Confederate memorabilia, from Lee park. They also plan to rename the park, Emancipation Park. A court order has ended the statue’s evacuation until a November hearing.

The protest was to start at 3pm at Lee park. 50 KKK members showed up to meet a critical mass of 1,000 counter-protesters of the KKK, ready to throw down for what they believe, that their city is modern and diverse with no room for their nonsense. Getting through the angry crowds made the KKK late to their own meeting. By the time 5PM rolls around, policemen were shooting tear gas canisters into the crowd to get people calm down, snap out of it and to evacuate the premises. At the end of the day 23 people were arrested along with a few people going to the hospital.

Klan members held signs filled with ignorance and hate towards blacks and Jewish people. When interviewed, members stated that they were there to protect white history and argued that white people alone are told they have no right to have racial pride. Personally, I (the writer of this blog) am a white, American but I have no desire to shove it in anyone’s face, nor do I have any thought of supremacy of any race. There is no race that is better than the other. Humans are human, they are all made of the same ingredients so therefore, they deserve to be treated the same as ANY other human no matter what. It’s really that simple.

It is so strange that the KKK still exists today. Does the KKK not realize that slavery is over? Or what century it is now? They have not made an impact with their white pride protests. They are a perfect example of “herd mentality” which is the thoughts and behaviors that people adopt from their peers because they are afraid of being outcast from the group.

It is a human need to feel that they belong to a group but I promise you there are better groups out there to be a part of, just use your critical thinking skills instead of blindly believing and following smooth-talking leaders. People in power know all about this phenomenon and trust me … they take advantage of naive, weak-minded people to fulfill their wishes. It has been occurring since the beginning of human civilization and the sheep are still none the wiser.

 I advise you to step back from the mental programming you’ve been through and see if anything seems wrong to you. Is your group hurting, damaging or hating anything or anyone? You have probably been subject to conformity. It’s okay we have all conformed in some way at some point in time, but sometimes, eventually we find ourselves and choose our own path in life whether the group agrees or not. You do not need the group to survive but they want you to think that horrible things will happen to you if you leave them. If you are a member of the KKK, or you want to be or you are just a huge racist then the rest of this message is for you.20150413_huss

 
Now it’s time for Fun with Flags (Sheldon Cooper would be so proud), that “confederate flag” you KKK members are always waving around, like it means something, is not even the correct flag. 

During the Civil War, the South went through 3 different Confederate national flags, none of which were the Confederate flag we all know. What you KKK members are waving around is just an obsolete flag that was only used on battlegrounds, so they know which direction to shoot at. So, really you are just waving around a flag that symbolizes your ignorance. The real Confederate national flag looks like this :     3rdflag

The KKK started out as a Protestant (now generally Christian) group that uses a symbol of a cross with Jesus’ blood drop in the center, which symbolizes that they believe Jesus shed his blood only for the white people, which they think is the “chosen race” (what Bible were they reading??). 

No darlings, you have been very led astray. I (unfortunately) was raised in a strict Christian home, where the Bible was pounded into my brain constantly. 

According to the Bible the chosen race by god was… hold onto your cone shaped hats… JEWS! In fact most people in Israel were Jewish even 2,000 years before Jesus even came around. In fact, JESUS WAS A JEW.

No cotton sheets will save you from this one…. JESUS WAS NOT WHITE. Yes it’s true, the Jesus figure you little clansmen hold dear to your hearts was really was a poor, dirty, homeless Israeli. Over time his figure was morphed into an attractive, white, tall, blond haired, blue eyed man with glorious shimmering abs. I guess the higher ups thought that the “pretty Jesus” would draw more people into the church, in order to program more of society’s minds and taking 10% of everyone in town’s paycheck is a nice bonus I’m sure.

So, what if Jesus (from 2000 years ago) wanted to be in your Aryan group? He wouldn’t even have had an option of joining your group because he isn’t white AND he’s a Jew. The 2 main things you spend all your time dwelling on how much you hate, is what the god you worship, really was.

So now you are awake, read on to realize some more of reality.

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13th Amendment [Ended slavery in 1865… FYI it is currently 2017]

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

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14th Amendment Section 1.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Don’t be so fearful of people you do not understand. The more you hold on to these antiquated beliefs, the more you are unknowingly increasing stagnancy and the deterioration of the human civilization. Take off your ghost costume, you aren’t fooling anyone. Put out your torches… it is the year 2017… you probably have a “flashlight” app on your phone right now. Slavery has been done with since 1865… give it up, you are not bringing that shit back.

So if you really are proud to be American then you should read the US. constitution, or read a history book or even watch a YouTube about the constitution because that is what a real American holds true. Also, your best choice is to walk away from this ridiculous embarrassment of a group called the KKK. The hate they preach will tear you down internally … for no rational reason. 

All who read this are human and we are all equal everyone is welcome to join freedom. Where you are free to be yourself and make your own beliefs as YOU see fit.

Sorry, you are not allowed to adopt children

I currently live in Texas, and we have 4,000 children here in desperate need of a loving home, yet Texas lawmakers have made it legal for Christian-based adoption agencies to refuse same-sex couples from adopting a child from them, no matter how qualified the couple is to adopt children. Even as a straight person, I feel that this is an outrage and really shows how stuck in time Texas appears to be. What happened to separation of church and state? Obviously they have not been informed about the First Amendment of the US Constitution that says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,…”.

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Straight mother/father families are not necessarily the best thing for children (even if the Bible tells you so). There can be abuse, hate, rape and abandonment in these families. Being straight does not mean that your marriage will last forever, in fact chances that they will last forever are not too good. Being straight doesn’t even mean that you will be good, quality parents. We need as many good people as possible to adopt children that have no mother or father.

Gay couples have to deal with ignorant people that openly oppose their relationship, yet they stay strong and stay together. That is a strong love. The weak thing to do would be to break up and then pretend to be straight, and get married to someone of the opposite sex. What a horrible life that would be. Parents that are full of love are good parents. Especially since they want to overflow their love onto a baby or child that needs love.

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LGBTQ people are usually highly educated and live in more affluent, safe neighborhoods. The perfect situation to raise a child in. Everyone who opposes them, should only be allowed to say anything if there is abuse or malice on the parents part (same goes for straight parents). You cannot change who people love no matter what bill you pass. So save yourself some time and save face from exposing your ignorance to the world and just get over it and let it go.

 

Haven’t these government officials read the Declaration of Independence or heard the “I Have a Dream” speech? “We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.” If I could add a bit to Martin Luther King’s speech it would be “That men will not be judged on the color of their skin, [or their sexuality,] but the content of their character.” The intelligent thing to judge potential adoptive parents is by their character. Who you love does not make you a bad or good person (as long as your lover is on board with being with you). I really hope that Texas will wake up soon.

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