Quality of Life

Some people like to say, "Eat well, do good, get exercise, and die anyway," as some sort of excuse for partying, being unhealthy and/or being inconsiderate. This logic has no place in a happy, fulfilling and successful life. Regardless of when you die, you want the life you live today, and tomorrow to be the best life you can possibly have. There is no excuse for not doing the best for yourself and the best you can for those you love. Even if I were going to die in six months, I still would continue my diet exactly as I do (if not do even better) because I want the highest quality for my life. The quantity is quite irrelevant.

~Raederle Phoenix Jacot

"Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?" ~ M. C. Escher

Sunday, June 06, 2010

The Cage You're In

This is highly well written, and worth watching.

The Cage You're In

Large government can be bad - but then, if we minimize the government, then who has the power? The large corporations - the ones that control so many jobs and products we rely on. If we take power away from one bully, as long as there is a controllable resource to be had, another bully will seize control of it. The only answer is for us to be less controllable.

Research the companies and countries you give your money to. Your money is your real vote.

The Dirty Fucking Hippies

Are you really going to trust someone, elect someone, give your money to someone who wants to send out our people to go get killed trying to kill other people? What's wrong with you?

Use your dollars to vote for peace, small business and local economic stability. Boycott Monsanto, bp, walmart, and so forth... Those are just the obvious ones; with a few hours of research into the things you buy, I'm sure you'll find you're much happier about certain products (and will feel good when you buy them) and will find yourself motivated to find alternatives to other certain products you buy.

1 comment:

gigL said...

Right on. As mentioned at the start of this clip, it is (unfortunately) somehow human nature to attempt to control or farm one another. Not saying that working together in structures or hierarchies is always terrible, but it's just something interesting to keep in mind with any decisions you make.

99.alot% of people will take the path of least resistance. Since social pressure is the most difficult to overcome, most people will live their lives in a "cage" to avoid the gross discomfort which comes with social resistance.

The rest of us who break out of our cages will happily walk around the system, "retire" at 26 and enjoy living in the Cayman Islands, sipping a martini while watching the sunset on our yachts.