Are you a master of your environment? Or has your environment mastered you? Are you an independent person capable of making his/her own decisions? Or are you a follower?
Chances are that you didn’t choose what you believe in. Chances are that your environment chose it for you. Chances are that you have been coerced and brainwashed without you knowing so.
If you are from Indiana, USA there is about a 60% chance that you are a Christian. If you are from Indonesia there is a 87% chance that you are Muslim. Come from Utah, USA? Then there is a 62% chance that you are a Mormon. Do you come from India? Then there is an 80% chance that you are Hindu. Chances are that if you are from Saudi Arabia that you are a Muslim and actually there is little chance that you are anything else.
So if we look at the above percentages on the global scale is there one religion? Doesn’t look like it to me. If there are many religions then is there just one truth? So before you say whatever your religious truth is – think on the global scale. So who is right? The Christian and his belief? The Muslim? The Hindu? The Mormon? The Buddhist?
Doing something more often for shorter periods of time in many cases will outweigh doing the same thing less frequently for longer periods of time.
Example 1 – Working out
Working out once a week for two hours is much less effective than working out four times a week for thirty minutes. This will get you in much better shape than the former.
Example 2 – Learning an instrument
Playing the piano, drums, turntable, etc. for twenty minutes a day is more effective than playing once a week for an hour and forty minutes.
Example 3 – Learning a language
Studying Chinese once a week for seven hours is less effective than studying everyday for one.
So to develop a skill in something or to create better habits – do it frequently for a shorter period of time.
“Eliminate the distance between what you’re doing and what you’re thinking.” – KRS ONE
It’s not me, it’s not always and it’s not everything.
“Why do people say “grow some balls?” Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things really take a pounding.” – Betty White
1 pound of beef requires:
- 1,799 (6,810 liters) gallons of water
- 6.6 pounds of grain for feed plus irrigation water
- 36.2 pounds of grass or roughage to eat plus irrigation water
- 18.6 gallons of additional water for drinking and processing
*taken from National Geographic
It’s simply not efficient. On top of that overgrazing of cattle destroys the environment and causes erosion. And add to that the methane gas that they create which is apparently more powerful than carbon dioxide emissions.
“To elevate the mental is to be poor no more…” – Guru
Ever get cold sores (herpes simplex 1)? Have one now? Wanna learn how you can stop them from taking over your mouth? Here is a remedy and you most likely need not go beyond your kitchen to get it.
When I was a kid I would always get them. I got them quite frequently. As I got older I got them less and less. And now a days I get maybe one or two a year, but they don’t get all big and gnarly. I think the main thing is that now that I am older I have developed better habits. I eat good food, exercise and meditate. So maintaining healthy habits and keeping away from stress will help.
When I was young I would try everything in the book to stop them. I would try taking large amounts of vitamin C, zinc and lysine. But that didn’t work. I would apply alcohol and peroxide, but that didn’t work. I would try piercing the little blisters with a needle and then applying peroxide. That didn’t help. I also tried applying Chinese medicines.
Use salt. This is how you do it. You simply need to keep salt on it. As soon as you feel one coming you need to apply salt. And you need to keep it on it always until it’s gone. The salt will dry it up and salt is a natural anti bacterial agent.
My problems are going away quickly. I can do something about it and it’s just this one situation.
That’s how the optimist thinks. You can now imagine how the pessimist thinks.
Nice word isn’t it? I am reading The Resilience Factor.
“…but wait I have been through a whole lot of other shit before, so I oughtta be able to withstand some more.” – Guru