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I think, therefore I am not. Only when the mind is silent I am – Jordan Duchnycz

Dear Readers,

Its almost as though I completely forgot about this blog, after having the last 6 days to embark on a deep spiritual journey.  This has caused me to not be on this blog as often as I like.  In any case I hope to post more in the coming days.  Over the past days, I have watched every Spirit Science (more on this later) meditated extensively, read a buddhist boot camp, and have been arguing with myself on whether to become a new age cook or not.  Regardless of my decision I am to maintain meditation, however things like lucid dreaming I am not so sure about.  As after much reading, I have come to know these things may, or may not be related to Satin.  Therefore, what I’ve decided is I will decide for myself, by practicing catholicism, buddhism, and new age (astral projection) simultaneously and seeing which is the overbearing force.  If I receive even the slightest inclination Astral Projection is related to Satanism, I’m out.  Ironically, during this journey I’ve continued watching Darkmatter2525, as his comedic abilities far surpass any religion I’ve experienced thus far.

In any case, the quote above is on meditation, and I think that it’s a quite interesting and contradictory viewpoint to the western cogito ergo sum, tell me what you think.

Think more, be more, or maybe not!

~Mark~

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Dear Readers,

Today I have a bit of a long quote for you, however you can probably relate well to it.  This quote is from a novel that we had to read for english called touching darkness.   Most of you hate monday’s however I have something to make your monday better.  http://www.youtube.com/user/etthehiphoppreacher I Absolutely love this guy, last year he went viral, and every monday he posts a TGIM, and in case you want one of these everyday, he’s been posting them for 7 years.  In any case definitely check him out.

Think More, Be more

~Mark~

“It’s just been a long week, that’s all.” “It’s monday night, Jess.” “My point exactly.” ― Scott Westerfeld, Touching Darkness

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Weekends/QOD

“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”  — Bill Watterson

Dear Readers,

Although this quote is pessimistic, I think it well defines some of our weekends, lacking productivity.  Despite the fact that we look forward to these short periods all week, we only feel more tired after them.  Therefore I must ask what is the point of the weekend?  For this we have to look at the weekend for different ages using Eriksons model.

  • Infancy- Weekends mean nearly nothing to us except we know that our parents are around more, and that we are more stimulated on the weekends.  Here weekends are a mere non-lingual observation of our parents behavior.
  • Early childhood- At this point they are furthering the observation of their parents behavior on the weekends.  They are also beginning to understand the schedule
  • Preschool-This is the age where kids start to notice more but care less about their parents, this is the age of exploration, and the manipulation of environments.  Here weekends are also a time of immense learning, and something to look forward to, as they have been in infancy, and early childhood.
  • School Age- Here’s where the weekend start meaning something, when children start going to school, they start taking weekends off.  The ultimate question here is are weekends positive (do children dislike school) or are they negative (do they like school, and this is an absence of stimulation).  This stage, even for the majority of kids does not have an answer.
  • Adolescence – Since I am currently experiencing this stage of life I think I can comment on behalf of my peers that no matter who you are, weekends are a blessing.  For some, they are a break from academia, for others a time to sleep, and for others a time to party.  No matter who you are you appreciate the weekend at this age.
  • Young Adulthood – Here weekends are used for forming and furthering relationships, they are seen as positive and ways to break up the normal workweek.
  • Middle Adulthood- Weekends are often occupied by self conscious thoughts, raising kids, and other things.  They are packed and rarely represent an opportunity for anything positive.   This stage all depends on whether or not you enjoy kids, work, housework, and just about everything else you have to do on the weekends.
  • Maturity- After consulting with my grandfather on this one I have decided for these people weekends are just a time of heightened social activity with kids, and grandkids.  Also they do less on the weekends, in theory weekends shouldn’t matter, but after 65+ years of weekends being grained in their heads they still react.

So to weekends have a purpose, I would hypothesize they do.  They help us build and maintain relationships, emotions, workloads, and ourselves.  Sorry Mr. Watterson

Think more, be more

~Mark~

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“All warfare is based on deception” – Sun Tzu

Yes, another Sun Tzu quote, however this quote has proved very helpful in every area of my life.  Unfortunately, I am not the type to be honest unless it is required.  In my eyes, life is a game, and so is war.  If I am to win this game of life, I am going to have to deceive.

Once again sorry for the short posts, additionally I recommend you check out this post on the creator of 5 hour energy by Tie Con : http://youtu.be/x46-XiMOoJE . I think it goes perfectly with today’s quote!

Think more, Be more

~Mark~

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Dearest Readers,

Today, I have a bit of a pointless quote in the way’s of philosophy, but one to celebrate the 10th anniversary of wordpress (1 day late).  Wordpress has been a huge part of my life thus far, I’ve never had a real job yet by the age of 9 thanks to wordpress I was making 2,000 dollars a month online, and was not only able to buy the most expensive toys, but if something came up and my family needed money I could pay a loan.  Obviously, this blog is not intended to make money, however regardless WordPress has changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined.  It got me interested in code, gave me my love of writing, and I hope that it has another great 10 years ahead of it.  Once again I’d like to apologize for the lack of content, as this blog was not intended as solely a quote of the day blog.

 

Think more, Be more!

~Mark~

 

“We are much better at writing code than haiku.” — Matt Mullenweg

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Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? -Sun Tzu

Readers,

If I ever get a post in that contains actual content, then you’ll find out that I’m a huge sun tzu fan.  I carry around a pocket copy of The Art of War wherever I go, so today I would like to bring a quote from that book.  Today’s quote is part of sun tzu’s persuasion of the king to heed his plan.  This is an interesting quote and since I have not the time, nor do I think my interpretation will be any better than yours.  I leave you with Can you imagine what you would do if you could do all I can?

 

Keep Thinking, Keep Being!

~Mark~

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It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. -Albert Einstein

Dearest Readers,

Sorry for my lack of posting, as I have been busy with my schoolwork, and in doing so I have come across many flaws in the educational system.  One of which is assesment, while I do not have long to write a post I would like to ask you one question.  How often do we mistake genius for hard work?  

Mark

~keep thinking, keep being~

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