Article 13 just passed in the EU. This is an atrocity. Much like SOPA in the U.S. (which was stopped), it reflects the idiocy of the cronies that support it.

It goes against every single thing the Internet was built for.

Humanity is losing that which makes it whole.

Consciousness is exactly what that thinks it is.

Worship of a green piece of cloth, and the accumulation of it, will amount to nothing on the cosmic scale.

Wouldn’t you rather be remembered for your small part in taking humanity to the next level?

Want to have a meaningful life? Everything you do matters (good or bad, to yourself, or to others).

There, now your life has meaning, go make some more.

Synchronus events can’t “be connected” by someone, they already are connected. (So the odds anyone finds the totality of connected events together “in synch” are low)

The ability to listen to uncomfortable views of the world and adjust your own accordingly is a sign of maturity, not something to fear.

Those that create their entire identity around a set of dogmatic view points live short, uneventful lives.

Death

When you die, the scene of life will likely end like the Sopranos did … it will cut to black in mid-sentence. But take comfort in this, for you would have had an opportunity that billions of possible humans did not … you got to live. You won the lottery of life.

Since you’re reading this, you’re not dead yet. I suggest you enjoy every moment of the gift that has been given to you. Go live.

You are your “self.” There isn’t another one.

Human Nature

Big game companies like Nintendo sometimes put out “laziness” and expect people to pay $60 for that game.

People buy these “lazily developed games” though, so the cycle keeps going because Nintendo never feels consequences for their shotty game development.

Tells you a lot about human nature.

The political system is ideally fluid and dynamic, not linear and binary.

Instead of thinking “political spectrum” … think “political sphere filled with liquid operating at different temperatures depending on context.”

Reality

Realities that have the highest probability of being truth:

  • We live in one universe, not some “multiverse” … and the mathematics behind it need some revision.

  • We do not live in a simulation. That idea simply replaces a “God” with a “Creator of” … and we think this because of gaps in our knowledge.

  • We are not alone in the Universe. There are too many possible planets where life can exist, and an enormous selection we can’t even see.

  • The “self” or “soul” is an illusion.

  • We don’t have any “special” free will, only a very limited ability to make choices. We don’t “take responsibility” for our actions … but our actions make us “responsible” for them.

More to come…

From this point, this micro blog will model the “Book of Disquiet” by Fernando Pessoa, minus the heteronomous alter-ego.

Always live your life against the idea of death. Life is short.

Be human first. Not some empty affiliation, tribe, or “brand.”

You can be remembered for the first, you will be forgotten for the latter.

Never be afraid to speak your soul.

If you don’t yet know what that means (deep down), then watch this for 5 hours:

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There’s more to it, so think beyond the sound bites.

To eliminate darkness from your life, shine a light on it. Sunlight is strongest.

Are you sure?

Before you send off that scathing rebuttal, that seething remark, or that emotion-destroying thought … think first…

Is that really accomplishing something? If you were to allow 1 day before sending, would the feeling that is driving this poisonous bile subside?

In most cases, yes it will.

Most of life is uncontrollable chaos.

Do your best to let go of trying to control the outcome. Instead, focus on “inputs” that you can control.

Let go of harsh reactions to “stuff” that happens to you. Instead, make yourself more resilient, because something else WILL happen to you.

Ask yourself…

“Do I really want the answer to this question? Or, do I just want to wallow in pitiful search of the answer?”

Most people do the latter. The proof lies in what people do once they have the information they need, generally they do little to nothing with it.

Science and reason are things to celebrate, for sure. But the world, life, and existence encompass so much more than our logical discoveries.

In short, there’s more to life than any one thing.

Don’t over-rationalize the world. People are irrational, emotional, and impulsive. Let go of the need to put everything into an easy-to-contemplate metaphorical box.

That box doesn’t exist.

Instead, transcend all of this by being the best person you can be. Start now.

Is there something that you keep wishing you had time to do? Something you feel incredibly passionate about?

Do that, today.

Eat your shadow.

(Look into the “Little Book on the Human Shadow” by Robert Bly and go here buddhism-for-vampires.com/eating-th… to get started)