“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” 

~Vincent Van Gogh~


Considering  the context of this statement...shouldn’t we discuss the importance of a life. Building great things from smaller less attractive components is the underlying story of the entire universe. The significance of any one piece in that construct is easily understated, when identifying its individual participation. On that individual level, people want to be recognized for their unique purpose even beyond the underlying responsibility they all too often fall short of accepting. Equality is preached as though it is an accepted reality, while biologically the small minority that have the capacity to understand, realize it doesn’t actually exist. Human rights are exclusive to human consciousness, and don’t carry any presence in the studies of physics, chemistry, or biology. The harsh reality contradicts the misguided perspective being portrayed as truth simply because it’s the story everyone is familiar with. 




 Humans tend to oversimplify things, so we don’t have to work at an understanding. We can tell you all about how we feel, yet stumble to articulate what we know without interjecting our emotions too. The vast majority of people can’t separate those two brain functions with any relative fluency. These are simply the characteristics of our evolution to the modernity we know today. Knowledge, through the advancement of technology developed by the foundations of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and all the other disciplines of science and learning advances at a pace evolution can never approach. This gap spreads individuals across a broad spectrum of any understanding distribution. Sad, mad, glad, hurt, scared, ashamed are the natural emotional responses to facing a cognitive challenge, and more often than not prevent people from pushing forward to a better understanding. This emotional segregation of individuals leaves a daunting sense of isolation, that weighs on the human consciousness like a burden. Evolutions cure is to incentivize clustering of the individuals into silos of familiarity. People that feel the same, must have some commonality in place to build from. This soothes them from their lack of understanding, relieving the need to push forward with their knowledge. 



Individuals are vital to the whole, but not equally supportive to change and advancement. It’s within these categories of awareness that distinguish the various identities for who we are. Innovators, leaders, and followers are all comprised of individuals, but grouped by emotional intelligence and not rights. Your rights consist of the freedom to identify within yourself how you choose to view your circumstances, and define your personal category by managing your awareness with the growth of your individual perspective. What is paramount to participation is having the resources available to support your existence from birth through adolescence, and sadly here is where fairness comes into play. Not all children are afforded the opportunity to flourish, and within the ones who are, not all are supported in identifying their opportunity to do so. ALL...ALL social issues within our species are contrived by the self proclaimed adults. That status of adult is misinterpreted from one’s time alive absent of attained development. All of that emotional entanglement alongside dogmatic ideological biased assumptions prevents measured social assessments of individuals into categories. Instead, we tell the story of equality, even though it biologically doesn’t exist. This pacification of emotional intelligence is the world we know today, but the future can only improve for everyone once we decide to allow an entire generation that opportunity to flourish. That can’t occur until we recognize that the whole is more important than the individual pieces...






  “...not everything is a competition” 

Human consciousness tends to accelerate seemingly every opportunity into some sort of competition. Call it survival of the fittest, but that’s a childlike perception of Darwin’s work, and biology in general. These battles we build into our awareness are mostly self imposed, rising from the emptiness surrounding existing as an individual being.    “Man can do about anything, if he gets hungry enough” That’s not to imply life is void of competition with others, and we often seek it’s exhilarating effects to break up that boredom associated with the individual. I’m here to discuss the rationale for filtering life into the appropriate subcategories to properly engage where competition exists and to recognize when and where it doesn’t.   “Prepare for battle...or, stand the fuck down”





  “...sometimes there are no winners” 


Every conflict is a perceived competition of some kind. What exactly constitutes legitimacy for a necessary or beneficial competition? Remember that individual referenced in the beginning, they hold the answers to this problem. Within the consciousness of everyone lives the basic tendencies of “fight or flight” wherever a threat is perceived. It’s an unconscious mechanism for self preservation, where your brain initiates behavior from fear for survival. This is extremely appropriate when your life is in danger, and detrimental to rational thinking for all situations not involving your mortality or bodily harm. This hardwiring is the basis for the why we arrived here, and the how we rise above this. Measuring gives us power for understanding, and reference for comparison. Lord knows we love to compare ourselves for no apparent reason, just so we can say some shit. 



  “...too much conflict leaves us sad” 


 Competition is part of how living organisms sort things out. Adaptations for the sake of long term survival is precisely what Darwin spoke of in his Origin of Species. How much of ones life should be devoted to the survival aspect of your existence? That’s important because, we can then allocate all of the remainder of our time. Here is where the picture of our existence becomes much clearer by focusing on what holds us back from becoming better individuals. Now all of a sudden the excuses we make appear as lies to ourselves. 



  “...absence of competition allows for complacency” 


There’s a mechanism within the conscious mind of our species, that allows our judgement to regulate our response to the constant stimulus we receive from our sensory receptors. It doesn’t come with a guidebook or instructions, that’s the role of experience and learning. Being able to quickly and accurately identify the difference between threats and pleasure is an individuals responsibility to develop. Taking shortcuts in this process leads to herding of individuals into groups of lazy unaware folks. Circumventing one’s unique individuality with that of a larger group often times leads to ideology, which is not always bad, but most of the time renders its followers confused about their role in making life better for everyone. When you’re not competing for basic survival, then exactly what are you competing for...? 



  “...everyone wants their slice of life” 


Abundance and Compassion are not components of biological competition! Basic survival and being loved shouldn’t be viewed as a race against scarcity. Everyone can have enough as to not be a burden on others without sacrificing their capacity to be loved. It’s a simple matter of perception combined with taking the initiative to become that individual hero Jordan Peterson speaks of in his writings. Imagine you’re in charge of saving humanity, and you don’t have to sacrifice yourself, but you also can’t sacrifice others! Neither Republicans or Democrats see you in this context. Their sole objective is to perpetuate the competition, in spite of whatever sacrifices are necessary to the individuals. Hmmm...pretty fucked up, huh? 



  #game theory  


words offer hope

hope fills dreams

dreams pacify spirits

spirits soothes hearts

hearts weigh life

life spins cycles

and so on... 




   “...charcuterie board”



 “...Sunday, Bloody Sunday.



The very best we are is when we meet life on our terms. The great compromise lies in the reality that the universe only occasionally aligns with what we want, the rest of the time we are called to adapt. It’s acceptance of this dynamic where peace flourishes. That sense of contentment is often referred to as happiness. Words are the tools for expressing this existence, and sewing together a story representing our place within this ultimate spectrum is the reality of living. Many things can alter how we feel, but nothing can define who we are except the capacity to express that story. 


  “Doing the Right Thing...” 


Hidden within every decision we make exists the best choice. It’s not always  Right or Wrong , but far too often it’s simply a measure of the best of what’s right, or the worst of what’s wrong. Most of the time the consequences of this decision don’t represent immediate benefits or peril. The fact that very little appears to be on the line for a particular everyday decision feeds complacency in the identification of what’s truly critical and what’s not. It’s the aggregate of thousands of apparently sanguine decisions for which we arrive at shocked and astounded. 



   “...Flounder Cocktail”



   “...purple hull peas & fresh bacon”



Living a full life requires awareness of ones existence. Joy doesn’t wear a sign for our convenience. Happiness is an unmarked path, not the destination at its end. The cycle of complacency steers our focus away from our ability to be present and aware. What lives outside this very moment only pales to the prevalence of now. Stop living off of rumors of what if, and take your shot at seeing the universe around you. It’s oh so temporary in context to its vast total. The only true understanding you’ll ever know is the one you build with your reality...