Archive | March 2013

Live Life: Working vs Wishing

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Many of us wish for so many things, but the end result is that these wishes just remain wishes. We, ourselves, are mostly to blame for this, but a portion of the blame can be put on the system created by society.

From a young age we’re told to stop dreaming and focus on reality. This I feel leads us to a state of wishing, because dreams are wishes that possess more substance than a mere wish. It doesn’t have to be this way though. And this is where work comes into play.

When we think of work we think a job, but that isn’t what work is. Work doesn’t need to be a job, but it is something that requires effort. If you’re willing to work, then most likely your wishes will become dreams that come true. With that being said I hope you may all achieve your dreams. Until next time take care and live life.

Life Life: Slavery Starts With You

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I haven’t written one of these for a while, but with the stuff I have been looking into I felt it was a good time to share what I have been looking into: Becoming Free.

What is freedom to you? I had to ask this of myself because I felt I was free, but as of late it started to dawn upon me that perhaps my thought of freedom was merely an illusion. After much pondering I realized that I was not free. This made me wonder how I got to the point of not being free. A lot of people would try to blame this lack of freedom from the stresses set by society for social status and material desires, but the real culprit is none other than oneself.

We have done a marvelous job creating a system that enslaves us while providing the illusion of freedom. This is not to say one shouldn’t get material objects or socialize, but that one should ask if you are doing this because you want to or that you feel that you are some how obligated to do so. Take a moment and mull over this thought. Also remember, only you can choose whether you want to be free or not. Until next time take care and live life.

Child Rearing: Are We Going to Soft?

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In our current society we hear lots of adults talking about the consequences of so called child abuse. At the same time there seems to be an increase in problematic children in our society. So it begs the question are we being to soft on our youth?

Before child abuse laws were put into effect parents were laying the law down and setting a firm ground work on good moral values. Of course, there always exceptions to this and hence why child abuse laws were made. However it seems now that even the smallest form of disciplining a child is considered child abuse these days. Is there no limit on how limiting we can get with our laws?

I am not saying that it’s bad to have child abuse laws in our books, but I hardly think a harsh spanking should be considered child abuse.  This is my thought though and I would love to hear from those who read this to leave their thoughts about the current laws we have in place to protect children from abuse.

Self Help: An Endless Loop of Common Sense

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“The only one who can truly keep you imprisoned is yourself.”

~Naoki

 

This post was inspired from my personal search to grow with the help of self help books. At first I had devoured any book I could get my hands on. In some ways I still do, but it then dawned upon me what I was doing. I was not taking action and just looking for a cure all that I would never find from reading all these self help books.

Self help is named because we need to help ourselves. However, I feel that most of us go on this endless loop of continued reading in hopes that a solution would present itself and solve all our problem. I know I was one of those suckers. In some ways I still am that sucker, but I have a better idea of what I need to do and the answer to that can be summed up in one word: “ACTION”.

Action is the vital key to helping ourselves. We take the first step of doing research by buying up these self help books, but we don’t take the second step and that is to take action to change our lives. If any action occurs it is usually where you would go out to your local book store and purchase another self help book. There is nothing wrong with reading these self help books, but essentially they are just books of common sense based upon the writer’s experience. So start taking actions that will change your life and end that endless loop of just reading in hopes of a miracle answer.

Now, before you decide to quite reading self help books altogether I want to say that there is nothing to keep reading. Different people have different experiences and it is this difference that can help shed light on a problem you may be facing in your life right now, but you still need to remember to take real action. I know that is something I need to work on and I feel safe to say that that is probably true for many of us. Now stop reading and start taking action. 🙂

 

“Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing as things as they ought to be.”

~Harriet Beecher Stowe