We all have new things appear over our lives, when I was very young, Facebook became a thing I didn’t understand at the time. Maybe that was the point of why so many people lied about their ages and are now labeled as a 28-year-old despite the reality being that those people are actually only 18 or 19. So we sit there with our older images of ourselves. Our parents don’t really understand some technologies so they might look at us and say hey that’s weird. Realistically as things get older, more people use it. But something to take into consideration if you were the first one to adopt something new the increased chance for being the first ones to understand it!
So I follow Gary Vee on the internet. In most cases, I would start by explaining who he is, but I am reasonably sure that everyone kind of knows who he is, even if you don’t realize it. He has his Sonic Branding, and once you hear it it is a part of you, and it eventually comes back to you, and there you are watching more of his videos. The thing is though, at least in the context of my own knowledge, it is hard to get in touch with people like that. You think that starting off with the humble card of saying you’re a big fan will give you a leg up. It is careful though, I do it too. It feels like a way to humanize them and yourself. You’re just a person, I’m just a person, so bam humbleness achieved! Wait… wait I feel like only by writing this somewhere around the world, those words have been written several times to the likes of Alex Becker or Tai Lopez. I’d recommend to just say what you need to them and to see what you can give them instead, praise is something they often get so move past that to the bigger things!
As you may or may not know E3 is happening right now. So you know what that means! We are all mentally spending our money with many oohs and ahhs. One of my favorite games that I have played is actually Animal crossing, it’s a little series where you come to a new town and you make a bunch of animal friends. Weird as that may sound on paper, it is a wonderfully relaxing time that has actually helped me through some trying times when I feel depressed or anxious. It is so simple life is simple in that game it allows you to set small goals for yourself each and move forward towards what ever you might want to do.
So imagine my sadness when when I learned that the game had been delayed into 2020, “Oh no!” I thought to myself how will I ever wait that long! But then I thought to myself. I would much rather the game be delayed and be good than for it to come out and be a bit of a mess. As Shigeru Myamoto once said, “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.” This can be true in life sometimes it could be better to take a moment to breath and get it done right than to get it done first. So while it is true I am sad, I am also hopeful for what the future holds
I woke up this morning. It was still dark out. The leaves and branches were brushing across my window and it made me think about streams, the water rushing by a simple peaceful thought. Something that I wanted to hold onto matter what. I glanced over to my clock, it reads out to be 2:15. That is perfect. There are many hours left to sleep and rest. I close my eyes again and with that it becomes 4:30, the time that I must wake. I think to myself, “No not quite yet.”. I close my eyes again. Boom 4:40, not so bad, I get up, still able to hear the ocean leaves. Water kickstarts my system and with that I hop into the shower. When I get out, the clock, in those blocky digital numbers, reads SOS. Only 10 minutes, not bad. The sky developes the transition between blues. In a few minutes I lose my wallet watch a video on YouTube and then put my shoes all around 5:35. I slip my backpack on brush my teeth, my life feels fine as I jump into the car it happens in a breath then this post came to me, 5:55.
Confessions of a dangerous mind (Logic)
Well there is not too much that I can personally say on this holiday, that couldn’t be said better by others. This isn’t to diss myself, of course not but I suppose this would be a good time to just remember to be grateful for those around you, and lets remember those we have lost fondly. Make today a good one.
The interesting thing about the violence of John Wick, is while it’s abundant, the world that this character inhabits gets progressively bigger with each step. Each movie expands what this world is, what is going to happen, The potential of the characters, the debts put in place. The factions that exist and their relation to the omnipresent High Table. Everything feels expanded but in a reasonable way to where when you learn about it, you say, “Okay that makes sense, of course there is someone working that.”
Another thing that is quite impressive is the humanity of it all, none of the characters feel invincible, they struggle bleed catch their breath, so when you’re watching it it’s not some much on worrying if he’s gonna make it, (this man is an unstoppable badass) the real worries is how. What crazy thing is this man going to do to get out of this situation. As Anakin Skywalker once put it. “This is where the fun begins.” And with we’re off! One thing I really enjoyed was as you watch this movie, you too trigger your own John Wick instincts and you are analyzing the scene with Wick thinking, how can he dispatch these guys. It is quite entertaining to watch in the moment scanning the environment and seeing the creative ways that people will die. One problem did have with the film was some of the fights do drag on a bit, particularly the one where people kick John around for a good minute, now as much as I would love to completely hate on this scene, I really can’t because it beat him down and reminds you that that he is just a guy and no matter how bad ass you are there is a good chance your still gonna take a beating from time to time.
So all in all this definitely a film worth seeing at some point, I can definitely argue that seeing it in theaters will have the greatest impact but hey just make sure that you see this one.
It happens to the best of us, where you sit there and wonder what you are doing. Perhaps you are laying there dramatically in a field as you type this…. No? Just me…. Well thats cool, fun fact about lying in fields, perhaps you have heard of the author Douglas Adams, in the beginning of his books there is usually a forward that starts the book saying, “The idea for the hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy came to me while I was lying drunk in a field….”
Now for poetry’s sake…. Ahem, the idea for this post came to me while I was lying drunk in a field…. Just kidding I can’t drink, so yeah sometimes you get real introspective in a field or not, like why are we here… honestly I think that is for us to decide… but today I wanna ask you, “Why are you here?” Let’s talk about it!
You know how it goes, a new year a new me! But why is that? Why don’t we just wake up one day and decide to change? I think we want to but the thing about the new year, or perhaps even the minor resets like Sunday or even the beginning of a new month is…. It feels fresh. A great option to change yourself for the better.
Perhaps you saw the memes, the ones that said something like, “Well I messed up on my resolution on the second day, I guess now I gotta wait till next year!” It is pretty humorous I will admit. The thing is though, you need to remember that you can’t stop after one screw up, tempting as it may be, it is something that you have to remember from yesterdays post which you can find here. It would be as if when you see the words You Died and then proceeded to never play the game again. If you stop so easily then you will never beat the game and then you probably will not have the success that you want, so wether you are trying to complete a new years resolution or beat a game, you must keep going don’t let one day of mess ups stop you.
For instance I have lately have been trying to work out more, well as you might have guessed I have missed a day here and there. I was sad for a second but then I thought to myself, “Well i’ve been working hard, I can have today off, granted by the time I realized that I hadn’t worked out it was already 9 pm. That’s it though, I took that day and got back on my goal the next one!
I’ve recently been playing Dark Souls 3…. Truthfully I’m not very good at it. It’s true there are people who can play the game really well. I am not one of them.. I get crushed stepped to on stabbed, you name it, its probably happened, if not to me then at least someone who has played the game has..
So it was my second trying to boot up this game, you know the drill you make a character give either a really cool role play -ee name or something stupid that you would probably be embarrassed about if your mother walked, you know like those times you were sneaking into the GTA V strip clubs and you decidedly believed in god for five minutes hoping that you won’t be walked in on? It happens anyways and your sad… forced to explain away why you were looking at game boobs…. At least you get to do it over a bowl of Mac and cheese. So if you want your mom to walk in saying Mac and cheese ready, go for that embarrassing name, life is yours to live…
Where was I going with this? Oh right… Adulthood… see that title was important. When the game boots up and you are off into the world you stand up like you are rising out of the ashes reborn and ready for the next chapter that is there. If this is your first time playing, you go forward with a skip in your step, because you don’t know what is ahead of you. Now think back to when you were walking across that stage people were cheering you on and you felt like you were on top of the world, you were rising from the ashes of being a high school student you feel like you can do anything and you rush forward. You don’t know much but the whole world is out in front of you and it is all yours. It’s yours to conquer… that is until you get hit by your first enemy and you have the sudden realization of…
Oh wait this is gonna hurt….
Everything feels awkward, the controls are slow and each movement feels important, “Okay” you say to yourself.. “I just need to be careful…”. So you do and it works.. for around two seconds until you get stabbed by one of the undead monk enemies and then your health is cut down a third, you stumble, Your hand seizies up and you get hit by multiple slashes that knocks you down, those now famous words pop up on screen. YOU DIED. There is a sort of release in the tension as if the world is let you breath, you feel calm again and start again rising up.
This is kind of how life goes, you’re pushed down by a failure, and you are shocked, thats okay, who wouldn’t be. You tried to succeed and yet you failed. It’s a little irritating but you try again and make it a little farther, then maybe you mess up again, maybe you don’t… there you go.. a few steps forward one step back, this game, much like life will beat you up, but with each bit of progress you need to remember that the only thing that is stopping you from beating it is you. There will be times where the world feels empty and you’re going at it alone. There will be moments where things feel unbeatable, like the first boss of the game, it will feel impossible bit if you keep at it just like you would in life Victory will be Achieved