Complicating Matters

“They” say that there are no easy answers.

I don’t know who the hell “they” are.

Of course there are easy answers.

Lots of them.

People just like to complicate matters. Doing so can be very lucrative.

Drama sells. Confusion is a money maker too. It causes people to pay for clarity or vote a certain way.

It’s all bull shit.

Most often, the best solution is the simplest one.

It’s called, common sense.

The great irony is that the only time people don’t want to see the easy way is when they are profiting off the backs of others.

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Don’t Let the Fate of Civilization Rest Upon Shortcuts

Gullibility is a product of laziness not idiocy.

Yes, I realize that learning is time consuming. Sometimes painstakingly so.

But, that is precisely what makes knowledge a commodity – one that cannot ever be bought or sold.

Sadly, too many people just want to read life’s cliffsnotes. Or, worse, simply get spoon-fed information.

While mankind may get by on fast and easy, it progresses on slow and methodical.

It is the difference between changing and evolving.

The lesser the research, the easier it is to sway opinions.

Take the time. Put in the effort. And let’s have a meaningful dialogue.

Don’t let the fate of civilization rest upon shortcuts.

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Be Remarkable

I’m not a big fan of tattoos – especially the “temporary” kind that are applied with a wet washcloth and take weeks to remove.

My kids want to know why I don’t want them decorating their bodies.

So I explain, there is no need to be markable when you can be REmarkable.

“And that’s all I have to say about tattoos that.” – Forrest Gump

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Be the Egg

Not only is the egg integral to life itself, it is by far the most versatile food on the planet.

Eggs are strong, yet adaptable. And they can persevere like no other.

Eggs can be scrambled, fried, devil’d, boiled, dropped and baked. And even after being burnt, eggs still come back for more, frequently asking, “is that all you got?”

Eggs are the breakfast of champions Stoics.

Be the egg.

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Intentions are Nothing But Perceptions

Intentions are not always easy to decifer.

Sometimes one’s statements are aimed at offending.

At other times, one’s words are actually compliments which could easily be mistaken for insults.

Because I always assume the latter, I am always being flattered and never insulted.

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The Highest Form of Ignorance

According to Albert Einstein, “Condemnation before investigation, is the highest form of ignorance.”

I disagree.

I believe that there are higher forms of ignorance.

Repeating the same exact mistakes over and over again is pretty high up on the ignorance scale.

There is nothing wrong with mistakes. On the contrary, mistakes make progress possible. However, mistakes – much like failures – are only beneficial when they are recognized. If we don’t see them, we can’t learn from them. And if we don’t learn from them, we’ll never move past them.

It’s pretty simple.

It doesn’t take being a genius to understand this.

But, it does take humility.

When one’s ego is so massive that it prevents him from realizing his mistakes, even the most intelligent reach the highest form of ignorance.

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Detours

Appreciate detours.

While they may not be the quickest route to a destination, they are often the most fruitful.

Life’s a voyage – not an excursion.

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