There is alot of traffic coming from copyright claims. In my younger days, i used to rely on google images alot and usually just copied images straight from the net to my blog. Supposedly in the last month, there have been 35 visits to my site, each averaging about 2.5 minutes just looking for copyright images. That is why in alot of my older articles, you find alot of blank images that have been taken off.
Hello there copyright reviewers, sorry for the stealing. I'll try not to do it again.
There is no escape from mortality. It is something we all have to deal with.How does one deal with loss of a loved one? How does one manage the pain? When you lose a loved one, Why does this happen? How can you understand this? How can one cope?
As an atheist, I have no incentive for death. There is no afterlife, no place that comes after death, But due to this what i do in this life is of utmost importance. I plan to accomplish many things within my limited time. I need to do something meaningful in this world that will endure. I need to have a legacy. I need my friends and family to have a meaningful contribution to remember me with after I'm gone.
With religion, one is told time and time again of Gods master plan. The principal object of faith is the one who ordains and orchestrates this, all to a grand purpose. I always ask myself what kind of monster would do this and rob us of our friends or even family? What sort of convoluted, depraved purpose can only be accomplished by bringing death in the painful ways that it occurs?
I know when something happens, it is tempting to look for an agent in it. Why was what was precious taken away from you? Whom caused this and what purpose was there in it? There was this unerring comment by Sam Harris about this aspect of human nature. When we are in the dark and we hear rustling in the bushes, we don't first think that it might be the wind or a gust. The first thought is who is that? What do they want? Not because it is likely but because we have developed or evolved in situations where thinking like this was beneficial to survival.
We are stuck in this primal mental make-up. However we do not have let it rule our lives. It is better for you not look for an agent to a loss as you will always be looking for something that does not exist.There is no purpose to it, there is no one who required it to happened, there was no plan for it, It just happened.
If you have experienced a loss, I want you to instead think of your loved one and all they accomplished in their lifetimes. Think of the struggles they overcame, of the changes they made in your life and all the lives that they have influenced. Appreciate that they have made an impact in the world, They might not have solved all the world's problems but they have helped somehow. How do you want to continue their legacy? How do you want to their meaning to endure.
How do you view social inertia. It is rarely thought critically.I do not mean social inertia as defined psychologically. This is just part of what i describe as momentum of the populace. I define the inertia as the collective of people that is your community or society acting some way not necessarily because they have a goal but that is where their sum of emotions has led them. It is a matter that is rarely thought about in terms of right or wrong. I mean in all of human society, the winners get to tell the tale and if the populace is the winner, the tale get twisted and warped around the phenomena that is social inertia.
The Arab spring has objectively brought mostly nothing but war and death all around the world but it is still talked about as this beautiful thing. Why? Because the arab spring is a child of its society and society can do no wrong in its own eyes. I know some might disagree as a fact but the arab spring has caused objectively a bad effect on the world. One might argue that the net effect in the future will be good but when is this good net effect going to happen? How many decades is it going to take to overcome the poverty, war and misery that are occurring now? Is this the only way that was found to bring change to whatever needed it or was this caused by simply mob mentality?
The clashes that have occurred and are still occurring that can be termed as “witch hunts” all across the world, in africa and the western world, in the lay world and political worlds are part of this mob mentality. Blaming people for a problem they did not cause, where the pressures of society cause for lack of a better word, hordes of people to spring up into action creating strife or bring forth accord. These events are not derived from reason or logic, they might have individuals, or entities within them that have logical reasons for what they are doing but the group as a whole is usually a rabble of people devoid of any particular purpose. They might have an end resolution that is agreeable but the beginnings of these things are from dark parts of our primitive brains.
I think that this is what happened in Romania this week. Essentially the prime minister of the country was made to resign due to a club fire. I am not making light the death of the 27 people or the injuries that occurred, but it was not the fault of the prime minister. It just was not. I cannot see it. The reports claim that rampant corruption was the reason for this, but how is this related to the prime minister? Did the owner of the club send a personal bribe to the prime minister? What is this link i am missing that puts the blame of some stupid organizer on the PM?
To be fair, The corruption charges that have been levelled against the PM might be true and there actually might be some truth that the corruption on a local level might have led to the conditions that caused the accident. However, the resignation of the PM will not be the solution to end all corruption. The PM has very little say on a local level, no amount of oversight would change that, he would be doing fuckall trying to improve corruption at such a low level in such a short amount of time considering the scale of corruptness currently in romania as talked about by the EU.
My point is this, The revolts that are going on and will be going on there are a “witch hunt” at their best and violent unthinking mobs at their worst. This is not the best way to get change in the country, This is probably not even a good way to get change in the country. It is just the social inertia has swayed people, and since the throng has an energy, it has to take action, The people who really hates the PM have found themselves leading this horde and have conceived of a way to get rid of the PM, who by the way i view as somebody who was trying to do something about the corruption. This is not a feel good story of revolution and social change, it is a story about the ills of being led by social inertia. Do not let yourself be easily moved by the momentum of the collective.
The pleasant words and ideas of the debonair world are a poison. Spun into sweet sounding cosmopolitan nectar that is left singing in your ears. It robs your mind of the ideas that are the results of its grueling toil, it erodes your canons and removes reservation to the dangers of its lures, it launders the script of your mind. You suddenly find that what you need to be doing is hard and somehow the least path of resistance is where you are.
I do not describe myself as immune to this. Indeed even I have been corrupted by the evil that is Pop, and also forced to recon with the might of the PC world. However I do not yield lightly. Even when I am the odd man out, the last hold out when everyone else is flocking to neutral, inoffensive viewpoints or to the new hip and vogue trends, I will not be cowed into fashionable ideology or ‘cool’ styles. It is not always right and they do not always win.
Think about all the trends in technology that have gone the way of the dinosaur. Where is your zune? Where is that fancy amazon phone or your fancy BlackBerry tablet? Why did you not sign in to AOL or Earthlink? I'm sure your info is still on file.
Think of the cultural trends that have come and gone in your life. Maybe tech gets outdated but surely Britney Spears would forever live in your hearts. What about Mike Jones? … . Who? Or Adelle, Scratch that, i heard Adelle is back, but for how long?
Think about the metaphysical trends, those spiritual attestations that are now so passé. I remember when people were copying Angelina Jolie and inking themselves up with Buddhist scripts. Britney Spears, the now defunct definition of yesterday had inspired many hapless teens to tattoo themselves with Kabbalah or something close to it.Everyone was wearing red Kabbalah string, the “bling” that was trending was the cross with diamonds and gold, with stars like 50 cent (now bankrupt) sporting examples of them all the time.
Do not let your reasoning be affected by this debauchery. I know it sounds nice, sweet and innocent but it is not.You might prescribe to it now but there is a good chance that it probably won't be long before you regret WASTING time, money, energy and brain power trying to look or be cool.