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Money – Blog No. 51

gun_moneyI hate the way money governs minds the way it does.  It has a power that should inspire awe, and wariness.  We should never be complacent around money.  It is an integral part of an everyday for every single person on this planet.  Whether you have it, or whether you don’t.  Money affords us choices.  As human beings, we are kept happy with choices.  When you have no money, you have no choice but to survive.  That makes for a person who will behave badly in order to get by.  You do what you must do.  When you have no money to fund your addictions and you choose to hurt people in order to support your imbalance, those crimes are of a different nature.  If you are hungry, you will steal or dig in dustbins.  If you are a junkie, you will rob and/or hurt people to fund your hobby.  Hurting others is frowned upon.

There are too many capable people sitting on their backsides, not earning money for themselves.  Earning money is empowering.  A lot of these people have a choice, they can work – they are just lazy and have become totally dependent on state support.  It is not good to be wholly dependent on anything.  There are too many people stealing from the failing benefit system in the UK, there are too many yob parasites and too many disillusioned children of the Empire in that country for the infrastructure to hope to cope.  It cannot cope.  The UK government cannot afford to keep its people in the manner to which they have grown accustomed.  Their’s is a dangerous, rocky road.  What does money mean in the UK?  What does money mean in the United States?  And very relevant – what does money mean in Africa?  In most places, it means status.  In some places, it means safety, security, too.  It would be good if everywhere money meant safety and security, for everyone.  I do not accept that there are people who survive on one US dollar a day.  I do accept that it is not for the rich to pay for the poor.  However, it is for the rich to make every effort to change the way this world works.  They have the platform and they have the resources.  They are somewhat educated, usually, and theirs’ should be a collective social conscience – it just should.  You don’t get rich by accident.  You either work hard and earn or you steal, extort, con.  Stealing is not advisable – did you not hear that the easy way in life is not the trap to fall into?  In anycase, you will pay back whatever you steal.  That is a given.

If you do get rich, make sure your methods are honourable, ethical.  For your own peace of mind.  And give something back.  Make sure you give something back – to the environment, if you cannot be moved to feel charitable towards people, or animals.  Be a visionary.  Be an entrepeneur.  Be the best at what you do.  Command remuneration for your services rendered, make sure it is fair exchange and make sure you do not underestimate your worth.  If you are rich – do not be greedy.  Greedy is rude and a money-grabbing rude person is not a person anyone wants to spend time with.  If your ways to acquiring wealth are not kosher, you can be sure that in your lifetime you will suffer your same treatment, you will be taken advantage of the way you have taken advantage of others.  The best thing about this world is that there is always, always, karma – and there is always, always, consequence.

Money makes most things move.  Most things.  Anyone who imagines that money does not manipulate every class in society, every caste – for there are still the ‘untouchables’ – is deluded.  Unfortunately, money is necessary in our world.  You cannot live without it.  We have made it this way.  It would make sense, then, that we take responsibility for our attitude towards money and instead of using it to demonstrate our successes in life, use it to make a success of this planet.  We only have the one.  We really should use every resource available to make it the kind of planet we all feel comfortable living on.  If someone next door to you is starving, you do not just sit there and watch unless you, yourself, are starving.  You start thinking about what you can do to make this world a better place and you give what you can to those who need something from you.

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Breaking the rules – Blog No. 33

RulesThe rules of life:  there are no fixed rules.  We all make up our own.  We start with personal rules – these we develop as guidelines for what we like and what we don’t when we are quite little people.  Crossing the line – emotionally and physically – is not appreciated, clearly, from a very young age.  What makes us set down our first boundaries?  I think it is instinct.  Children are intuitive creatures.  They feel us, our vibes.  And they mirror our behaviours.  It’s hardly surprising that there is a delinquent overdose in the UK – too many kids have been brought up watching their parents lack focus and ambition.

Children should have tolerance.  Even young children.  If a child is missing tolerance in its repertoire of behaviours then it is disadvantaged.  Tolerance is learned.  Tolerance is a word every person understands by virtue of its effect.  To be tolerated – particularly when you are being frustrating or damnably changeable – is a gift.  Tolerance is not accepting the unacceptable.  It is not mindlessly putting up with somebody or something that offends you, or breaks your personal rules.  It is about realising that you are in a bigger picture than the one in which you are affected.  Tolerance is about standing away from yourself; your troubles, your desires, your judgement.  It is about following your heart to a place of feeling rather than taking your head to a place of reason.  You cannot reason with intolerance.  It is easy to find reason for tolerance when you consider that we are all learning in this life.  Even God is learning something new each day, about how humans have evolved.  That first-world man has freedom of choice does amaze me some days.  That he refuses to appreciate it and fully make use of its facility infuriates me.  I do not understand a man with a lethargy for choosing the path of his future.  How can you leave your life to run its own course when you have no idea where your future is?  That is like driving a car with your eyes closed.

Should you find yourself swamped by official rules – rules that you recognise as being imposed upon you by a needlessly anal bureaucracy (society can make you feel that way on occasion) then you must allow yourself to break a few of those rules.  Try not to break the law, that is different.  It brings with it due consequence.  Consider that if you make the rules that govern your days, you are entitled to break them.  Break with your own rules, your old traditions.  Open your future out in your mind.  Your possibility is limitless.  Really limitless.  You have to see beyond your limitations because you have imposed them upon yourself.  Trust that you can do what your mind dreams of if you allow yourself to step outside of your own box.  Stepping out of your box means pushing parameters, letting go of what you know in favour of the unknown.  The unknown is a place worth visiting.  It is found on the other side of your strict personal regime.

 

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Licence to think – Blog No. 15

headspaceIs the greatest commodity on this planet our headspace?  How many different agencies are vying for our attention, clamouring for our ears, our eyes?  Is their need to dominate our realities a real threat?  To be rude, all you do is shut someone out.  That is one of the greatest powers we hold as humans – the power to sever communications with another.  There is nothing quite as brutal as not knowing why a silence has fallen.  There is, too, huge defiance in staying silent.  That kind of defiance is only justified, though, if the silence held holds a beautiful truth that does not need to explain itself to the outside world.  For all beautiful truths resonate the same.  They do not need to be spoken aloud to be realised.  There is a low hum of truthful activity – whether that be saving the environment or healing the sick – alive on our planet.  It is not possible to lose sight of that.  In the battle between ignorance and environment I think the environment is starting to take the lead.  I think there are more green-minded people right now than there are those who don’t give a shit.  Unfortunately for the rest of us there are a lot of people who still don’t give a shit – I am bound here to rant about the UK yobs who can’t even spell ‘green’ and the Chinese who rape virtually everything natural that they come across.  The list of offenders is endless.  There are also a lot of people who are powerless to make big changes – like huge swathes of Chinese people who are bullied by a regimented state system.  They protest and hope someone hears them.  They have to shout loudly to be heard above the racket of communism in the background.  How best to make a nation take themselves more seriously as human beings?  That is no easy task, especially since so many Chinese seem now to be getting lost in the capitalist plot.  Their ears are stuffed too full of designer labels for them to make sense of the ancient wisdom that sings somewhere within the soul of each Chinese person.  Neglecting their heritage, they are playing a dangerous game with their evolution.  We’ve all seen the results of ‘too much West too fast’.  Look at what the missionaries did to a beautifully rich tribal culture.  Look at what happens with the extremity of Sharia law.  Look at the power of Hollywood, of Bollywood.  I have to wonder what we learned from our empire-minded forebears if it was not cruelty, avarice, greed – and most importantly, loyalty to only the self?

What we choose to subscribe to shapes our person and defines our ‘work’ on this planet.  For we all have a ‘work’ to do.  When you find out what yours is, you will know.  It might take you half your life to find that out.  The better equipped you are to search for your work, the better.  So take back your headspace.  You need it.  Use it to some pro-active end.  Lose the thinking that you are what you have been taught.  You are what you have learned.  There is the difference.

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Blog No. 7

britains yobboesWhat is the UK to do with its generation of delinquents?  It’s like on a universal scale they have inherited the teenagers of the planet.  And most of those teenagers are parents.  I hope those Lib Dems are skilled in the art of parenting.  We needn’t ask the Conservatives.  Their children are not a common part of the real world.  I would say the UK faces a major crisis.  How to bring up a bunch of defunct, emotionally bankrupt yobs?  That’s hard to do when they have no idea what a family is.  That means there is an abundant lack of family values and for a society, that is a big problem.  There is a generation of takers the UK needs to re-educate, and soon.  How difficult is it to confer family values upon those who have no concept of such?  It is very difficult.  But it is not impossible.  A family does not have to be traditional in order to be a family.  Family, like Christmas, is a construct.  It can be what you need it to be, what you want of a ‘family’, of a ‘Christmas’.  All these names have duties, jobs to do, in our worlds.   How we put them to work depends on how we understand the terms.  People who come from broken homes, or no homes, will be different.  Who will they be?  Who are you to other people?  How does your mouth speak about other people?  That is an important indication of what kind of a person you are.  For example, if you are an unkind person you will know.  You cannot hide your unkindness from yourself.  Remember your unkindness will sound as ugly to the ears of your listener as it does to you.  If your unkindness sounds powerful to you, you need to reassess your understanding of intimidation.  If you enjoy intimidating, you are a bully.  If you choose to feel good about assassinating another’s character then you need to address your self-esteem.  You are insecure.  Realise that your criticism is as much for your own ears as it is for the ears of your listener.  Also, try whatever you like, you cannot avoid facing your own short-comings.  They affect your every day.  It is important in life to realise what it is that you are – and what it is that you are not.  What you are not is nothing to be afraid of.  It is how it is.  When you realise what you are not you can modify your goals and dreams.  You can refine your own process and build yourself into a better human being.

If you are not a kind person, don’t pretend for the sake of your face that you are.  Saving your reputation for your own sake is a total waste of time, never mind saving it for the sake of others who judge.  Always check who it is that judges you before you take their judgement to heart.   If they do not know who you are, pay them little attention.  How can a person have a sensible opinion on something they have never understood?  Either make yourself known or ignore the criticism.  There is no point sitting in the corner crying about something that is under your control.  Don’t waste your energy on others’ negative projections, prides, or egos.  Negative voices are noise.  Just try to understand that for everyone it is nearly impossible not to judge.  Be aware.  We judge ourselves all the time and we judge others by our expectations of ourselves.

How can the UK solve its problems?  It can face up to them first of all.  That stiff upper lip needs to crack a humble smile.  Those myriad repressions need addressing.  That attitude of resenting success needs adjusting.  It can start by accepting its failing infrastructure – whatever the reason for it.  It can stop rewarding the benefit parasites with money that would be better spent on university grants to an ambitious youth.  If they had any brains they would wean their dependents off their ‘wages’ and feed said money back into their (once great) education system – which is also falling apart.  Another thing – Britain can stop behaving as if it still controlled all the tea fields and rice paddies on the planet.  The Empire is long-gone, her reign is over.  I wonder why the colonialists are such hard-core hangers on?  Their attitude is out-dated, their behaviour archaic.  How many colonial genes pollute the DNA of the inheritors of Great Britain?  The question to ask is how can we go forwards unless these people – the collective – and these places, take accountability for their past, their future?

Drop the idea that the world owes you a living, Britain.  Your future is what you have made it.

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