Wednesday, June 15, 2011
T.V., internet video surfing, playing video games are all just a waste of time. I don't want to be a mindless drone who does what he is told. I'm not impressed by flashy shit. The stuff worth having in life are not just dropped onto your lap. Anything worth having must be wrestled with and taken. Life can be a tough mother fucker. I live a more comfortable and secure life then 99% of the people on this earth. So i most definitely should be taking risks. I want to explore and learn, create and conquer.
So, instead of Facebook and Twitter, and T.V, internet surfing and video games in my free time, I will:
Read books to gain different and valuable perspectives.
Continue writing my blog to improve my English writing skillz.
Pick up a hobby that will help me earn money down the road (programming, new language, martial art...? More brainstorming on this later).
Look for different kind of work I could do. Gain skills and experience so I can be a kick ass entrepreneur. I don't want to worry about money. I want to be able to live freely, without somebody telling me what to do, telling me what hours to work, telling me where to go, telling me how to act.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Emotions must have played an important role in our evolutionary past. Emotions guide our most primal behaviors. I hypothesize that animals whose cerebral cortex are less developed, live a more emotional life.
I believe our emotions were very useful in the more primitive environments in which we evolved: the hunter gatherer society.
Emotions range from fear which prepares an organism for fight or flight.
Many people let their emotions govern their behavior. I think to thrive in today's society it is better to be in control of your emotions as much as possible. To be cool as a cucumber, calculating, precise. Our emotions were designed for simpler times. Its our job to use our intellect to shape our emotions to help us get ahead.
In my case, I would like to show loving compassion to my family and close friends as much as possible. Everybody else is one among many, anonymous. Treat these people in a way that benefits you the most. Be polite with everybody but do not tolerate their bullshit. Remember that people are a commodity in great surplus. If they give you trouble there are literally millions of people out there who can replace them...
Friday, June 3, 2011
I want to be successful. I have ambitions to become a doctor, to drive and Audi, to live in an expensive condo downtown, to wear expensive watches, to own a cottage with fast boats so my kids can water ski and go tubing....
Why though? Are all these things important? My main argument is that I want my offspring to have the upper hand for survival. The planet is becoming a crowded place with limited resources. When push comes to shove it is better be in a position of power rather than being subjugated to the will of others. I think money is a direct means to power. Large corporations lobby politicians with money. Powerful parents open doors for their children to become powerful people. Powerful people survive and thrive. Powerful people shape history.
I think it would be nice to be in a position of power... Would I be happier than I am right now? Pshh probably not. Would if be beneficial to my offspring in ensuring the survival of my genes? Definitely. That is why I am willing to put in work to obtain power.