A Boring Dystopia

The world we live in is far different from the world a century ago. Countless technologies and innovations have come out, new business fields created entirely, new laws governing companies, you name it! It’s a really different place. But one thing I’ve noticed when it comes to the “money” section of life is that any entity (saying this because it’s better than company) is really only trying to do one of two things.

Now I’m sure you don’t want to have to read this entire article just to figure out what those things are. So I’ll just spill it out right here and right now:

Any entity in the money scheme of life is either trying to sell everyone something or help another entity sell something.

That’s right! You’re either in the advertising sector or the sales sector- and there’s no other option. Unless of course you volunteer a free product or service- but we’re just going to ignore that sector for now.

Now while my discovery may not be quite as thrilling as you would have hoped and you think it’s the bullshit generic opinion- let me show you just how much it actually applies to various areas of any individual’s life.

It’s important that you remember this rule of my discovery- selling refers to selling a good and/or a SERVICE. So you can’t blow my entire argument out of the water just by saying, “But…but Mason! Don’t garbage men just pick up people’s trash, and mailmen just deliver mail? Those people aren’t selling me anything.” Well yes they are my friend. In fact- they are hired by a company which therefor makes them part of that company while they are working. Garbage companies are selling you the service of trash removal and the employee is carrying out that service. I put that in bold because I think it could be debated that “carrying out a service” could possibly be considered another thing an entity does. But as of now I don’t consider it to be one.

Now here’s something interesting. As I’ve been writing this article I’ve come to find that I think I’ve contradicted myself. I don’t think there’s two things that entities do at all in the money world. There’s only one! Allow me to explain to both you and myself so I can make sure I’m right.

I was originally going to make the argument that advertising entities are attempting to sell what other entities need help selling. However, I’ve come to see that them advertising is just yet another service being sold in its self. So really all anyone who makes an income in the world is trying to do (companies and people both) is sell something to everyone else.

Ah look, I did end up making you read the whole article…

Crazy Shit.

Announcing My First Published Book

I am incredibly pleased to announce the release of my first published book- Success: Defined By You. In my book I offer new ideas on how people can reach their own definition of success in their own way. This is the kind of mentality I live by and to see my work published has me more thrilled than one can imagine! You can get your copy via the link below! I hope you enjoy and share with your friends.

Available in paperback and e-reader formats:

With Love Comes Loss But Not Without Hope

With Love Comes Loss

A frightful thought indeed.

For we fear the unknown changes that arise without need

Who is to know whether the feeling will fade

Or human nature will lead it to slip away.

With love comes loss but it cannot be feared

We Must Love Unconditionally, putting aside future tears.

There is a love that will last forever

And once you find it there is nothing better,

Who is to know which love will be right?

That’s why each time we feel it, we must seek love at first sight.

A Life Of Substance

Lately I’ve found myself having an overwhelming sensation that for most people life is based around one substance or another. My definition of substance may be a bit different from most. I see it as being anything from drugs, alcohol, or addiction to something we know inside is wrong. Things along that line. And of course I can see it in my own life, but I see it everywhere around me too. I see people who can’t get through their day without an energy drink or a pack of cigarettes (or both). I see people who believe they can’t enjoy an activity without a form of alcohol or weed or nicotine alongside it. And I understand them…completely.

But then I made this “realization” about how life revolves around one substance or another. And even once I had this impacting thought I still found myself clinging to the majority. I knew the feeling of needing something extra. Like just watching t.v. by itself wasn’t enough or hanging out with friends wouldn’t be as much fun without more to it.

Then I woke up.

I woke up from the endless cycle that is needing something to go along with everything. And this feeling that I was totally wrong before felt so good inside. Because once you rid yourself of the habits you know are bad- you feel even better not doing them than you ever did before. You rejoice in the fact that what you have truly gained is a form of freedom. Because in all honestly a substance such as nicotine is a cruel master over its slaving users. It controls your mind, it makes you get in your car at the most random time because you “quit” but suddenly its okay to go out and get it again. It makes you convince yourself, literally debate inside your head why it’s acceptable to not quit and to continue to use whatever substance it is. And there is that part in the people that want to live a pure life that tells you “No you must stop, you know it isn’t right.” But as much as you yearn to listen to that inner voice you fall short. Or you stop and go back. The key in quitting, in gaining this freedom over life that I tell you of, is in the realization.

Realize what I have said to you- that being alive in itself is such an amazing thing that it needs no substance to accompany it. That living without the addictions of your past makes you that much more free. Then think to yourself- when I was a kid, the most care-free time in my life, I didn’t use any of these things I use now. You didn’t use to drink four cups of coffee each day, smoke your vape excessively, or drink at every social event. No, you had an endless amount of energy from just being alive! And that’s amazing to think of, it’s something that we as humans can be excited about! For if as children we had no need for substance and addiction and that was such a joy filled time- then certainly we can reach that state of being again! And you can, I promise you!

Leave the substances behind, free yourself from whatever it is you know has a hold over you. Because you’d have to oblivious to not know when something is controlling you. Wake up. Live life in its purest sense, it doesn’t need anything to go with it. Take my word- you will be living in a way you never could if you continued your attachment with substance.

Be free my friends, and enjoy this extraordinarily beautiful life you have.

Age: A Human Created Concept

Growing older, an unavoidable occurrence which we must all face. Is it to be feared, welcomed, or avoided? Perhaps none of these truly describe the deep feelings associated with aging. For it is something that everyone must accept, from a toddler turning into a teenager, or someone celebrating their 90th birthday. Does each year have the same significance as the one prior, or are there really certain birthdays that matter more than others?

The answers to these questions remain somewhat unclear to me- a recently turned 19 year old. In some ways I have been very excited about the additional responsibilities I carry. But there is also the part of me that thinks fondly of simpler times when I was younger. Most people describe being younger as “simpler times” and I can’t disagree. Our main worries, for the majority of us, were things like what was for dinner that night, what game we were going to play next, etc. And I loved that. But then I started thinking to myself- that hasn’t changed a whole lot for me. Sure, I have more aspects of life that take up my time now, but I haven’t lost that childhood spirit. I still look forward to life’s next adventure and now those adventures are on an even larger scale. Maybe a road trip across country with friends, moving into my own place, choosing the paths I will follow in life. It’s these thoughts that made me realize growing older doesn’t have to be a nuisance.

I really believe that my thoughts on aging can be applied to someone of any age, not just a teenager becoming an adult. The “next adventure” is just something different at each stage of life. What is there to be ashamed of in being at the age where you can pass on wisdom to those who are younger? Or share your thoughts and ideas with the world after gaining experience simply through living. Aging only makes us experts in the knowledge of what life has to offer. The old adage “age is just a number” is true beyond belief! Time, when referring to years and hours and months and days, is all basically made up anyway. We could have said a day is when the Earth rotates one and a half times around its axis. Or that a year is when a certain comet passes by. So yes, we do grow older, but if time in this sense is made up anyway, why not think of age in your own terms. In other words, you are as old as you consider yourself to be. And your answer shouldn’t be based on appearance, but rather how young you feel in your spirit, your being, and your mind.

We do not know what comes after death, and those who say they do are only certain in their own beliefs. I say death is not to be dismayed. For we do not really know what all death is. Could it be that dying is only the act of our spirit, our essence as a being, outgrowing our body here on Earth? I do not know, nor do I claim to know, what exactly happens when we pass away. But I am certain that there is more to it than many think, and that it should just be left to happen when it happens. Think of it occasionally when your mind drifts, for it is almost unavoidable to never have the thought of dying pass through your head. And then just go on living and living- the way YOU feel inside.

Seeking Positive Interaction

It is far to easy to find ourselves tired of the routines of life.  Our minds gradually grow accustomed to the negative reactions we have associated with our day to day activities.  I have found but one true solution.

We must seek out positive interaction.  When you think about it, doesn’t your day brighten up when you find yourself having a positive interaction with another person?  And maybe that good feeling continues for a few minutes after the interaction.  And then you think back about how awesome it was to feel that way purely from the existence of another person who shared some joy with you that day.  By the time all of this interaction wears off, usually you can have found or created yet another positive interaction.

So why not go out and be the person who creates positive interaction for other people?  You know, from past experience, that the interaction will benefit you just as much.  As my arguments often have come to this same conclusion, it still holds true- there is no downside.  The simplest of scenarios can make another person go off on the rest of their day with a much better outlook.  Making conversation with the cashier at the groceries, shaking the hand of someone new you just met, it can be almost anything!  The benefits come from the very interaction in itself.

Give what you seek- perhaps the favor will be returned.

Sunrise, Sunset

All to me, all to mine

The Earth with sun and moon divine.

From heavens fall gifts but of what we know not

Only in our heads, our prayers begot.

Wind whispers in anxiousness-

to our excavation of lands.

Telling the sea and the mother of our wondrous plans,

To fill this planet with people, up to the brim

whilst nature takes to hide in the ever growing dim.

We must appreciate the true wonderments of mother earth,

she remain forever our sacred center hearth.

No more will waste be found in the seas,

wind no longer carrying disease.

The people are happy, the earth has recovered.

The earth, one woman, our sacred mother.