“Dystopian/Utopia”

Our view of the lives we lead is more influenced by what we eat, than what we understand. The affect of mood seeps into every attempt at discerning our interpretation of the reality surrounding our existence. This sense of how we feel about a train of thought is deeply rooted in the bacteria of our digestive system, and the balance of normalcy between billions of microbes working to breakdown the content of what we consume as nourishment. Consciousness arrived long after nature developed this system for supplying the body with the necessary fuel essential to survival and thus reproduction. The ties between our bodies responses to the what we ingest are profound. Every cell throughout our body is in constant and continuous contact with effects of the digestive process. At the cellular level, we budget energy to correspond to the rate at which its replenished. Individual cells don’t store energy, thus their usage is dependent on an efficient means of continually delivering that source. Through the adaptation of consciousness and higher levels of cognitive deliberation, the body’s response to what we derive as fuel is highly regulated by the master of all human regulators, emotion. How we feel is the most significant indication of our state of being. Controlling the lens that we view our reality through is  all the control we possess. 

 

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“...waiting out the rain” 

 

I can’t help but wonder what the extent of our industrialized food culture contributes to the current state of affairs here in the U.S. I realize it’s not that simple, and the complexity of any modern day society is immense with contributing factors, but the anecdotal occurrences of digestive disruptions within my world causes me to consider the effects. Even if it’s just a small part of the why, it’s one aspect of life we have all the power to regulate. With the rate of change for everything around us soaring as humanity expands the volume of ideas converted to reality, the fundamentals of our existence are vital to our continued well being. The average lifestyle is trending away from what has allowed our species to become what it is today. The very basis of healthy is being challenged by convenience in order to keep pace with the speed of our social development. All the while, we are biologically tethered to the fundamentals of life itself. Eating, sleeping, and exercising are the foundations of how we arrived at today. Budgeting them into the modern lifestyle, while capitalizing on the advancements of all that change development is the challenge.  

 

 

 “...sneaky passenger”  

 “...sneaky passenger” 

 “If all we know, is all we have”...what we know matters most! In today’s world, this is what separates the majority from the 20% taking advantage of their understanding of how we exist. 

 

https://twut.nd.edu/PDF/Summary_Diffusion_Theory.pdf

 

How we rank in this paradigm greatly influences our outcomes. How you view your life helps determine the trajectory for your progress. Understanding the effects of change in regards to progress allows the individual to ascend upward, while defiance lowers that trajectory downward, even to the extent of despair. Now imagine the effects of your mood on this situation, and the realization of that next bite of food contributing to your place in life. Low and behold, the big picture is just a collection of small brush strokes, and the details really do matter. Creating understanding, observing the creators, awareness of the observations, and continually updating your story is the process for being included. Authoring your individual story with knowledge delivers a vastly different outcome than feeling good or bad, depending on what transpired and calling it luck. 

 

   “...Mansfield, LA”   

  “...Mansfield, LA” 

Decay is rooted in the stagnation of growth. Growth is only limited by the infrastructure of the organism. Trees attain the height their individual structures will support absent of external influences. Humans are given our internal structure from our ancestors genetics. We fulfill that capacity with the fundamental basis for supporting life by eating, sleeping, and physical activity. Growth as a person, emotionally and intellectually is chosen and lacks the constraints of infrastructure as previously described. Decay comes in the form of rationalization of your lack of effort and subsequent failures. Isolation is the end game of this path, leaving you alone and suffering the misery of being disconnected, or possibly worst, being surrounded by people just like yourself. 

 

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  “...hidden treasure” 

 Knowing who we are and accepting our role in that is about the best anyone can achieve. Staking a claim to the notion of control in hopes of satisfying our desire to have or achieve can backfire. Life is a struggle for all forms of life itself. Peace is not being consumed by the challenge of life, and embracing the unknown as an opportunity rather than something terrifying. Managing your emotional impulses, so that they align with the decisions they’re intended to support. Stop wanting and start living...

 

 

#guidelines

"Political/Considerations"

I pondered the title for today's piece, with all of the things going on drawing my scrutiny. Urban Meyer made the list with his nepotistic handling of his assistant coaches domestic violence accusations by his estranged wife dating back to 2009. 

 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/23/sports/ohio-state-report-urban-meyer.html

Obviously, winning football games is the top priority in the culture of Ohio State. There’s no legitimate argument to defend the behavior exhibited by this institution in the face of what we assume as the truth of all this. No one is denying the events leading up to this day of judgment. None of the details are being disputed or portrayed as misrepresented. In my eyes, it’s a case of values and poor judgment rewarded with essentially a slap on the wrist in the face of a nation wide scandal. 

Jeff Sessions is the other person smelling of disgrace this day. Who takes the criticism of their boss like he does? Come to find out the president doesn’t have to obey the actual laws. Lincoln threatened to jail the Supreme Court Chief Justice, when informed his suspension of habeas corpus was unconstitutional. Trump dogs the fuck out of these people, and they just take it. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/23/jeff-sessions-pushes-back-against-trump-actions-of-doj-will-not-be-improperly-influenced-by-political-considerations.html 

 Sessions is so delusional with rampant ideology, he fails to identify his role in supporting progress. He wants to hold humanity to this Johnson era conservatism at all costs, while wiggling around the legal controversy pushed up by the very administration, that nominated him for his current position. 

Asia Argento seems to have a double standard for her role in the #metoo movement. I don’t know what she did or didn’t do, and the personal life of those who pretend to be other people, so that their audience can numb the fuck out of their own actual lives is a waste of my attention. What I find perplexing is the volume of attention this situation has garnered. 

 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/us/jimmy-bennett-statement-asia-argento.html

The media takes the position of delivering the truth in support of free speech, so that the populous can hold the authority accountable with their vote, derived from this transparency of understanding. Trump has attacked this relationship with accusations of fake agenda based content from the mainstream providers of news. The expansion of the internet has diluted the capacity of any single source of content for providing in depth factual beneficial information with attention grabbing headlines absent of breadth and scope.  

  “Do we find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground. Mother Earth will swallow you, lay your body down...” 

~Crosby, Stills, and Nash~ 

 

“Beautiful/Loser”

Three hours of Bachelor Finale Hell, and thirty-one seasons in we now get uncut, unedited footage for the first time in the shows distorted history. WTF is wrong with this crazy show?

 

First, let’s take a look at the whole idea of putting twenty-five women through the process of hoping this is their magic opportunity, then destroying one of them, who gets cut at the final moment. Why would anyone subject themselves to that heartache? For the one who does dodge that misfortune, how can they ever truly know he has gotten over those feelings for that other woman? Even more disturbing, millions of people watch this shit every single time.  

 

Secondly, are people so gullible that they perceive this as actual reality? It’s a testament to the emotional dysfunction of our modern American culture. Seeing yourself within the context of a reality television show should scare the fuck out of anyone caught up in such a dilemma. These contestants subject themselves to an opportunity to be elevated to celebrity like status, in exchange for a little emotional humiliation. 

 

The whole problem for me is that the masses of these personal stories are actually people’s lives being objectified to market some advertising. If we watch, we show support for this heinous distortion of something so emotionally difficult to actually endure. Broken hearts and crushed hopes aren’t something to subject people to for the sake of entertainment. This is the realm of fictional depiction from creative geniuses touching that nerve we all can relate with. Not actual experienced tragedy displayed in between commercial breaks, portrayed as real life, yet scripted and edited to give it the perfect production touches. 

  #bachelornation bullshit