Last week, reports circled my tiny twin-island Federation of a chillingly double murder. Guns can allow for quite the distance between victim and perpetrator but not so with chop wounds as reported. Many people don't want to know "why" this happened because they argue that there's no justifying it. Many will express an interest in … Continue reading The Importance of Understanding the Reasons Behind Offender’s Motives
I quite like the concepts behind the "Law of Attraction". I wonder though if it's "attraction" or (natural) "selection".
We think ourselves too small and inconsequential to leave a mark on the world. Notwithstanding, we believe this vast world and everything in it is for the purpose of us achieving our "happiness". This "happiness" we define as an individual and independent, rather than an intertwined and interdependent quest. So we're simultaneously insignificant and the … Continue reading Inconsequential Us?
https://www.facebook.com/ervinwelsh/videos/10157240875842575/ A small percentage of any population can't so negatively impact the whole. For whose responsible, look at home.
"Actions speak louder than words" is one of those popular quotes we all know, but it's important we grasp its gravity. Actions don't speak... that is, unless the action itself is us speaking ha ha ha. "Speak" here means "communicate". But if actions aren't necessarily aural, "loudness" isn't necessarily a significant property of the mode … Continue reading Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Time is the divine's economy, which currency do you spend? Freedom of choice which source to meet your ends. There's love and of course there is indifference, Both currencies spend, it’s all about the issuers. Do you work in love, gift-giving and gifts get? Do you ascribe worth what’s ours at birth and decide who … Continue reading The Divine Economy
What do you recall? What do you rehash? What evokes strong emotion? These tell a lot about our focus. Recall is memory which serves to inform us about how we ought to behave in the world based on past experience. What we rehash conveys what we've seen fit to concentrate on. Concentration itself is focus … Continue reading Rehashing, Recalling, Emotions, Focus & Us.
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.
People barely wield sufficient power over their own lives yet the kind of changes I go on and on about require plenty more power. We believe we are too small and our influence too trivial to affect "the way it is". But the way we are, are the atoms of which our reality is composited. … Continue reading You (Are) Matter
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?
I've argued in absolutes and continue to. I say things like "...if that's the case, you don't value x then". I've also cautioned that since nothing is absolute, absolutes should never be taken as absolute. That said, I (in such a case) won't mean there is zero value but it is certainly lowly ranked in … Continue reading Valu-ations
On Strength I buried one of my sisters this past week and never had I so frequently heard the words “be strong”; this I heard from everyone. At a private viewing the evening before the funeral, from early in my arrival to my slow, meandering withdrawal, I shed tears; scattered showers so to speak. I … Continue reading On Strength and Weakness in Grieving
They say: "Follow your passion." "Do what makes you happy." "Being a little 'selfish' is important." I agree. I agree with it all but only when we have our definitions straight. Do you see yourself as an individual only or a cell in a body? What makes you happy?.. Does personal material or immaterial prosperity … Continue reading The Ifs and Buts About the Importance of Selfishness