Socrates didn't pen a word of his thoughts but his student Plato and Plato's student Aristotle made tremendous contributions to an array of subjects. I don't like making comparisons because people often focus on the example not the message but observations like this are the reason I focus on refining the substance of my thoughts, … Continue reading Risking Obscurity
There’s life as we know it personally; life as we know it second-handedly; and though virtually always ignored, life as it could be. We have the option of being unwitting consumers subject to the inertia of change or we can assume our intended roles as Architect, Engineer and Contractor. We are the engineers of our … Continue reading We are creators. The possibilities are endless.
We're to take up our cross daily but what exactly does that mean?
We exert exhausting effort to right the adverse impacts of "the way it is". We strive to help the underprivileged, the disadvantaged... the damaged. There's our food-feeding, clothing-donating, mid-incarceration counseling, there's even fundraising efforts, but all efforts focus on changing outcomes without actually changing "the way it is". While these are important, where are the … Continue reading Good Doing or Undoing?
If "payday" is the only day you get paid you're being short changed. Ask those who pursue purpose about the benefit and bonus of just working in the moment. Ask about their vaca-modus and compare with the relief most feel when the work week is over. It’s making or way to goals, not goals themselves … Continue reading Payday.
A lot of people passed away in the last three months — many unexpectedly. What would you be doing if you knew you wouldn’t see past the next three months? I mean, I know it’s hard to think considering the festive season is like a sedative, but when you go back to working (you know, … Continue reading What Would You Do If You Knew When Your Life Would End?
Wrong-righting Ammunition-biting, For love fighting Differing view inviting. Shit storm weather-er Status-quo won't accept-er, Truth represent-er Upon you can depend-er. First responder Lover not a loy-er Giver not a lender Family not no friend, nah! Ah beast An officer of the peace Un catalyseur Fiat justitia, Ruat caelum, New way of being, New days will … Continue reading Brave Ones
What awaits in life after work? If you are the occupation you do and you no longer do it, what then? If your social life surrounds engagement with colleagues and friends who do the work you do e.g. conferences and summits etc., when you retire what's left? Many people were asking this question during a … Continue reading Dealing With the Social Implications of Retirement: Identity
As it stands, the purpose of business is 1. profit and 2. creating value. The first is problematic enough just being a purpose. Worse yet, the second is unattainable. The true purpose of business is organizing and economizing toward social progress. Business can serve no other purpose. What it can do is to miss the … Continue reading Telos: The Truth
I don't care to be remembered. That's not the kind of legacy I'm preoccupied with leaving. Memories are made in the same way reputations are; they're made outside self, in the mind of other. Character — not reputation — is my concern. Over this I have control and is a matter of intrinsic (not just … Continue reading Legacy Left
There's no such thing as "being yourself". To "be yourself" really means to "be who you've been". At any point in time we are only ever being who we want to be. If that means being who we've been, then so be it. That's the choice we are making in every moment. The person who … Continue reading There’s no such thing as “being yourself”.
Listen: https://audiomack.com/song/ervinwelsh/mirage-marriage-sample-20170109 Mirage (Marriage) Lyrics Written by Ervin Welsh So girl guides and boy scouts are tying the knot. Not me, perhaps eventually But myself I must understand first Then, I can consider that after Because marriage requires compromise - that's comprom-eyes But I see clearly now, The rain is gone, a rainbow formed... Going … Continue reading Mirage (Marriage)
Listen: https://audiomack.com/song/ervinwelsh/pursuit-of-happiness-sample-20170108 Pursuit of Happiness Lyrics Written by Ervin Welsh That we were created to be happy is an interesting concept. If we weren't created we wouldn't worry about happiness. Death is the only thing guaranteed in this world So I doubt your concept’s correct I got one accurater. [Break] We're here for a reason. … Continue reading Pursuit of Happiness
Listen: https://audiomack.com/song/ervinwelsh/jack-of-all-trades-master-of-many-sample-20170109 Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of Many Lyrics Written by Ervin Welsh Ha ha! They said a jack of all trades can't master any But I'm a jack of plenty things and a master of many. I’ve been stacking the deck since before I turned twenty And learning to shuffle better with every year God blessed … Continue reading Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of Many
Listen: N/A Why Bother? Lyrics Written by Ervin Welsh Why do I care? Why do I bother? Being so sensitive to what the world needs in a world so insensitive is self-inflicted torture. For what purpose do I swim against the current? Is this wasted effort? We’re promised one thing in life, that’s debt - … Continue reading Why Bother?