“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...





I’ve recently become enthralled with the HBO series The Deuce. They do such a good job with their productions, Saprano’s, Sex in the City, Game of Thrones are all marquee award winning series from their creative genius. A line in the aforementioned series somehow caught my attention, and so I used it for my title. The main character played by Maggie Gyllenhaal uses this phrase as she attempts to ease the anxiety of one of the new girls making her debut into the burgeoning adult film business. For me, it personifies the way we humans diminish the negative connotation of any marginalized social dilemma. “It’s just...” anything allows us to offer our subverted acceptance of something that may not be widely as acceptable as we want to believe. As individuals we walk the tightrope of our impulses and whether or not they align with the world around us. We don’t want to disrupt the perceived affect of the ones we hold close to us, but underneath our drive to be socially accepted, we have these impulses that well up from somewhere inside us. It’s these details that are held close to the vest whenever we share ourselves with anyone. Typically it’s a life partner that we more fully open up to, once we establish that sense of safety for revealing our inner self. Generational variations frame this dynamic of human behavior as well, as older generations have a much different perspective than younger ones, and far more experiential content to consider. Making comparisons for individuals across the spectrum of a group that includes multiple dynamics is just an exercise in futility. Standing atop of your viewpoint as if it’s some sort of standard to measure everyone else by is ridiculous, yet that’s the mechanics for which most individuals assess their reality. We want to imagine our view of reality is shared by many, at the same time questioning that streak of darkness within us we can’t explain.




There is a biological premise for all of this, yet the vast majority lack the capacity to identify and understand its existence. Using pop culture as a metaphorical launching pad to initiate change is my latest attempt at finding what will gain traction in my quest to lift the awareness of everyone. Just about all of my diatribe expressed here goes completely unnoticed, and only serves as a sounding board to what is conjured up within me as I contemplate the world around me, outside the boundaries of my reality. It doesn’t require enlightenment to access the internet, and the statistical analysis of human capacity to understand reveals the majority of humans lack the capacity, interest, or motivation to buy into my thoughts. I’m not too a place in my life where this becomes my life’s work, so allocating sufficient time to broadcast my thoughts isn’t quite practical at this time. For now, I’m sort of collecting notes for future reference as I construct my understanding of what’s at play within our species from the great men and women doing the research and formulating the foundations for future generations to expand upon. It’s this basic acceptance of how life is an accumulative progression for all forms of life, that’s tied to its past by experiences that anchor our assessment of the present, while we formulate a prediction of the future that continually transforms the past we leave behind us. All that’s left to improve that future for more individuals is to increase the capacity for more of us to understand this reality within themselves. Efforts to accomplish this are exponentially more effective and efficient the younger the individual being influenced is. 




All that that being said, yesterday was a Seminole moment for me. I attended my very first TEDx conference. For those of you not aware of this organization, take a look at https://www.ted.com/ to familiarize yourself with the organization and it’s story, mission, and purpose. I was privileged enough to see many local people sharing their ideas through their passionate examples of caring for everyone in a way that mimics the way they care about the ones close to them. The initiative is all about cultivating grand ideas from everyone, instead of some pre-existing segment of society that hold to some type of high esteem.  “Ideas worth spreading” is the mission statement of sorts. https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization

Having an idea crafted into a vision supported by a driving passion needs support to gain effective traction to become anything other than a novelty. TED is just than mechanism for lifting ideas to their starting point. My unrelenting passion for lifting the lives of more humans than currently receive a legitimate opportunity needs this type of magnification to ever see any hope for implementation. The die is cast, I just need to construct the functional foundation for building the structure for my vision to reside.






That’s the bill for every United States citizen for the repairs necessary to fix the fucked up mess we face. Oh, this doesn’t include any future initiatives that propels millions of future adults into prosperity. This number only prevents the total degradation of our society. A life jacket of sorts, in that it keeps you from drowning, but doesn’t prevent shark attacks while you’re waiting for a rescue to occur. I realize there are people from many cultures that will peruse this post, but unless you pay taxes in the United States you’ve got your own dilemma to deal with. I can only work on one fucked up mess at a time. I’m truly sorry, but maybe we weigh in on other nation states later? I’m certainly not void of compassion, just limited by the scope of my focus. 


Searching for blame to aspersions of guilt is a waste of precious effort and attention. That’s a generational mistake repeated over and over again throughout the past hundred years. A new approach requires building a new realization from a fresh perspective. Not the crazy fucked up kind brought about by the likes of Karl Marx and the subsequent century of communism and oppression that followed. His distorted perspective of capitalism and its effects on the social structure of humanity set into motion a movement enslaving over a third of the worlds population. He missed the mark on the underlying issues of social distortion and wealth distribution. Franklin Rosevelt showed the proper concern for the poor of his country, he just had far too much on his plate to dedicate the proper amount of time to deliver sufficient change. Timing is critical in these epic shifts in collective consciousness. Lyndon Johnson had the heart to deliver an honest pledge, just didn’t have the full understanding of what he was dealing with. After that, the partisanship has destroyed the unique individual vision of a better tomorrow. Even crashing the racial barriers for the first black president failed to yield any results in addressing social inequality. 


What in the fucks sake could a country boy from Arkansas possibly offer then, where all these epic figures of history have failed. Remember that notion of timing? Others have fallen short mostly because the understanding hadn’t quite developed enough to build a complete story for what to do. I don’t claim to be the one with the ultimate answer, but the underlying factors are much clearer today than at any time in the past. The distractions of new technology and how to integrate the benefits into the human condition are overwhelming the desire to improve the social conditions of our species. Things don’t always happen for the reasons we choose to believe, but rather due to the culmination of the timing of their components convergence into what comes to pass. I can only assume what is believed to be true today, and further research and discovery can and will alter those assumptions. We are continually building that understanding with each passing day, and attempting to pacify the masses with a history lesson rather than a tenable vision based on the most recent understanding. Unlike all those aforementioned great thinkers as well as anyone not mentioned, my validation doesn’t lie within accreditation for seeing what’s missing. I just want humanity to find a more harmonious existence absent of the egocentric bullshit we have known since we could first express our conscious experience in words. 


Children matter most to any society, given they are the future for everyone. There’s not a single nation state that prioritizes its children with the highest level of care. Why do you think that is? In the United States we spend five times the amount on the elderly as we do on our children. Childhood poverty rates remain a static 20% in a rising overall population. This fact alone eludes to the inherent issues addressed above concerning perspective and focus with regards to truly understanding how to make things better. Somehow it feels as though because children don’t vote and are not contributing to economic and social matters, that they are overlooked when it comes to allocating resources. We’ve chosen to allow culture to dictate the standards for how a child should develop. This oversight has led humanity to where we sit today, and must be overhauled to make significant progress forward. Now, I’m certainly not the first person to suggest the developmental path for children is vital to adult success, and not even the first to suggest “It takes a village to raise a child”. My perspective is not unique to the problem at all. I’m simply concerned enough to work for a real solution. Tying social media with volunteerism to provide more meaningful experiences to the children who are not getting an adequate standard of care. People are more than willing to volunteer in their community, and these children are in need of more attention, so utilizing technology to bridge that gap just seems like the right approach. 


Absent of some epic reconfigured planning on our part, that cost of maintaining this status quo of a fucked up mess will explode to an unachievable cost to what we are touting as the greatest society. 2034 is not that far away, and that’s when the bill for fixing social security comes due. Then what? Donald Trump nor Hilary Clinton have a legitimate proposal to fill this epic financial void, nor do ANY of their political allies. It’s up to us as responsible citizens to lay the groundwork for that better tomorrow... 



  #better tomorrow