Dedicated to politics, tricks and social nitwits 😉
Dedicated to politics, tricks and social nitwits 😉
WARNING: As the herd of Valentines weekend movie-goers eagerly prepare to contribute to what is sure to be jaw-dropping box-office numbers — the following point of view may be as controversial as the film itself…
The inevitable success of Fifty Shades of Grey is essentially a raised glass to the moral decline of values in the Western world.
BUT WAIT! Make no mistake… or better yet make mistakes: humanity is not perfect! And in a world where our experience is based on polarity and relativity, we never will be….AND THAT IS OKAY! Being perfect is not our purpose… nor is that point the purpose of this article.
The purpose is to use the latest of many points on our social trend line to reflect on the real threat our humanity faces: desensitization…. Evil needs to exist in order for “Good” to prevail… We will make mistakes, we will do evil… but will we recognize it?
The biggest obstacle which stands in our way of becoming a more loving and unified world is the blurred lines. Good and Bad used to be two opposing but clear perspectives, now its controversial. Right and wrong used to be Black and White, now it’s many shades of grey.
I admittedly have not read this book, so am not passing judgement on it — and CERTAINLY not on it’s readers or movie watchers. I wrestle with my own demons — and they would gain ground on me if I focused too much on the wrestling matches of others.
I am however using the controversial buzz as a springboard to remember that the single most important thing to do on the road to becoming a good person IS NOT to be flawless, but rather, to recognize your flaws. As long as we, as individuals and as a society, can be true to ourselves and discern what is making us weaker or stronger — then by simply recognizing our negatives becomes a positives…
There is NO greater strength than the recognition of one’s own weaknesses.
I HOPE ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND! It’s okay to indulge in a drink, some not-so-healthy eats, or the guilty pleasure of your choice, but as you do, I challenge you to challenge yourself with some self-evaluation and ask yourself the question “why”? Our weakness is demonstrated in how we ‘chase those highs’ — we enjoy the junk food so eat more and more of it, we enjoy the drink so go from 1 to 5… We lose ourselves in the chase of those highs, and become prisoners of our own device. Our strength, however, is demonstrated in our ability to enjoy those guilty pleasures with the discipline to do so in moderation.
And if you’ve already chosen to see it, then…
I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE SHOW! And as you do, I challenge you to challenge yourself to recognize how the message of it, or other creations, can change you and/or others around you. Then discern whether or not the change reflects the type of person you want to be and/or the type of world you want to live in.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR LIFE! It’s okay to make mistakes — we are not perfect, on purpose! Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. As you enjoy your life, I challenge you to challenge yourself to simply acknowledge them!
After all, WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES... the best of us will work on them, the worst of us won’t recognize them.
“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”
~Kevin Spacey, “The Usual Suspects”
There’s only two sides; from Day to Night, Dark to Light, and Death to Life…
But between the extremes we lose site of what once was Black and White.
So why would you and I use the grey-scale for weighing Wrong and Right?
Wanna be remembered forever – or at least ’til there is nothing left to be remembered!? Take a tip from the all-but-forgotten Mayan civilization which suddenly surged back into modern-day relevancy!
Yes friends, you too can create a legacy which towers over even the most massive megalithic structures of old! YOU TOO CAN CREATE A DOOMSDAY CALENDAR!
As the bell tower chimes for the last “time” — let freedom ring!
Your escape from an enslavement many still refuse to believe exists begins now.
This journey will take no time at all; in fact, it will leave all time behind.
Welcome to the rebellion.
We awake to a new day. There are new experiences to be had and new choices to make. It may sound liberating at first. Yet, we begin each morning by believing everything we’ve been trained to see; and there are no better slaves than the ones who are convinced they are free.
Great quote from Hawking. I think it puts into perspective both our ‘relative’ significance in the universe and reinforces perception as well — after all, who are us ‘slightly more advanced monkeys’ to assume that ‘advanced’ isn’t relative in itself, and that those ‘less advanced monkeys’ have, perhaps an even more, clear grasp on how the universe works?
In fact, perhaps those ‘less advanced monkeys’ define advanced differently — perhaps their understanding of the universe is intuitive and they view US as less advanced for fruitlessly breaking down particles more and more and exploring the cosmos further and further — and in the process, THE ONLY THING WE HAVE DISCOVERED IS INFINITY. 🙂
From rock ‘n roll icons to religious leaders;
From ancient philosophers to 20th century scientists;
From inventors & poets to politicians & social reformers;
The mystery of time has been revealed to us through a series of clues left behind by history’s most influential figures. It’s been easy to overlook the common theme across such an uncommon group – UNTIL NOW!
The most renowned and wise of our kind all spoke about “time”. Think about the themes you see, as the sayings from 23 of these individuals are brought together in a timely verse of their timeless words.
Remember that, while slight change can happen from the top-down…. lasting change comes from within.
Act like the change you want to see. BE the change you want to see. No president out rivals THAT precedence.
Presidents are voted once every four years. Precedence is set every waking moment.
Cast a vote of confidence in yourself through your actions.
Truth seekers & conspiracy “theorists” should appreciate the synopsis of how the global economy really works (the video alone connects some dots which are not explicitly called out, :cough: thethreecitystates :cough:).
Musicians & poets should appreciate the fact that this entire song was written with the SAME tri-syllabic rhyme….the….whole…time!
EVERYONE should appreciate THE TRUTH, which as always, is inside.
All around the world, there are whispers of a holiday being celebrated today…across the United States… in select areas… by a handful of people. Happy Sweetest Day to you all!
Do you know how Sweetest Day originated? It was FAR from a scam, and it was not intended to be the red-(or pink)-headed step-child of Valentine’s Day that it has become.
Some celebrate, some refuse – but let’s all learn and/or REMEMBER what this holiday and the art of leverage is all about…. Continue reading
The reset button has been hit on humanity. The billions who tried to keep up with the Jones’ have vanished. Only Mr. & Mrs. Jones remain.
The survival of our species now relies on Mr. Adam & Mrs. Eve Jones. Their journey will provide clues as to why the world is the way it is and why history has a strong tendency to repeat.
Welcome to Imagination Island, where humanity is about to start over from scratch! Continue reading
Who found what when? What is really being honored and what are we really celebrating?
By now many are familiar with “some” of the “controversy” that surrounds the ‘Columbus Day’ holiday.
Let’s take a different spin on dissecting the events leading up to “that day”, and use it as an opportunity for some self-discovery. Continue reading
11 years ago marks the date of one of the most tragic events to fall upon American soil.
Many hard-fought debates and questions emerged from the wreckage, “Does the action justify declaration for war?”, “Who is truly responsible?”, “Was it an inside job?”.
The questions are to be expected, but the truth is that, in a life of “cause and effect”, the real conspiracy we were slowly trained to accept is:
I’d like to thank Charles for the first contribution, comment and commitment to “loopholes on life”! While I only began this blog 3 days ago ‘physically’ (Sunday night, 8/19), I’ve been building toward it for the last two and a half years, when I had my first “click” (I’ll explain what exactly I mean by that at some point, for now, think of ‘clicks’ as meaningful milestones for the journey of truth-seekers & ‘game’-changers… or… perhaps more simply put, think of them as true blue epiphanies).
For today’s blog post I’d like to expound on some sage points he alluded to in his post:
I stumbled across this blog. I have been asking a lot of questions lately and looking for answers in places which they would make sense to be found. However, I have found only lies and deceptions that laid the ground work for building societies of followers and none of free thinkers.
A great man once said, “There is not a truth existing which I fear… or would wish unknown to the whole world.” I feel you are liberator of those truths.
I look forward to reading and sharing thoughts on your blog, and to helping make the world a better and more informed place.
I smell what you’re stepping in, Charles, and it smells like roses. Continue reading