Sunday, February 26, 2012

Three simple rules

Three simple rules of life and living.

Love your life. It's all you have.

Be passionate about what you do.

Find someone to share your life with.

The rest is just what happens.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


War should always be the last choice of any nation, and only then when there are no other measures to avoid it. War only benefits the few who argue for it and who profit from it. It is those who fight it and the many who are its victims, there and here, who know and experience the price and cost of it with their lives and their families.

War isn't about patriotism or country. It's about people, the people who live it and live with it. The soldiers who go with the false trust the government and politicians are right and then fight and often die for a cause or reasons they little understand. The people where it's fought who face and fight for their survival every day. The people back home who face the worry of their loved one and experience the pain of those lost or injured in war.

War is what it is, ugly, when winning is never certain and always costly and losing creates revenge and is always costly. And always costly to the many victims; the soldiers and the people. And why it should never be fought unless there is no other choice. It should always be a debate about people, not ideals.

Ideals don't fight wars or live with them. People do. Those who argue for war and those who profit from it rarely, if ever, fight it or experience it as a victim. They know to avoid the realities of it, and leave that to the many; the soldiers and the people. They know to lie about it so others will believe them and fight for them.

War should only be fought by those who argue for it. Maybe the next war will be seen differently, before it's fought.

A Brick Wall

The only sound you hear when talking to a brick wall is your own. Any wonder people on the other side of the wall won't hear each other? To listen, you first must hear them. To understand them, you first must hear them. Discussion only happens when both have their minds open to listen and then understand. Otherwise, it's just the wind talking past each other, through an invisible brick wall.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Truth

The truth is just what it is, itself. Nothing more than itself.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Life and Death

Why do we have to like someone in death and cherish what they accomplished when we didn't in life because they weren disliked then? Why do we forget someone's personality in death and only cherish what talent they had and gave us? Why do we overlook someone's many flaws and faults in death when in life we found them unlikeable, even hated, for the same characteristics?

I ask because I'm always amazed how we raise someone in death to almost icon status when we didn't in their life. We're often quickly blind and forgetful about anyone's bad, especially the worst, side after their death. And when people raise the issue about them, they're often verbally pummelled for criticizing the dead.

They didn't change, we did. They were who they were in life and death doesn't change anything beyond them being dead. It doesn't change who they were or their life. Yet, we love to be kind, if not totally forgetful. And we hate their detractors for being honest and truthful about them while making excuses for those same qualities in the them.

If you didn't like someone when they were alive, why should be like them when they're dead? Why should we think about them any different in life and in death? Is is human nature or just maybe we do this because we want the same when we die?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Truth and Lies

One person telling the truth is worth more than all the people shouting lies, but those shouting lies gets the attention, so we must always learn to focus on the content of the words, their truthfullness, and not on the person or their words declaring the number of voices or the loudness of their voice.

While the many voices of lies will drown the one telling the truth, the truth will prevail and the many be shown to be liars.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Obvious

Some thoughts on the obvious.

What do we all get? Older. Unless of course, something else happens along the way, like death.

What we try to leave behind in our life will always follow us, a permanent shadow in our memory.

What we think is resolved is never resolved. Nothing is ever resolved, just changed to be different.

Death is relative. Some people postpone it until the end of their life, and some live it to the end of their life.

Life is also relative. Relative to the life lived.

There are always choices. It's what makes us a thinking person, knowing we always have those choices.

God is everything and nothing. God exists but doesn't exist. God is what we imagine, and nothing else.

Always write your life in pencil, it's easier to change for the better. Others will use pens.

Judgement in hindsight is handy, but only looking in hindsight. Foresight requires imagination and judgement.

Being and doing are one of the same, and neither can be nothing for they are each always something.

Presences and absence are one of the same view, just different perspectives.