Monday, October 26, 2009


It is no secret that I can't stand some of the ridiculous idiosyncrasies of modern society. Those close to me know how cynical I can get on occasion (I'm generally a positive person mind you) but one thing in particular that really pushes me up to new levels of ire is the modern world's propensity to accept the philosophical ramblings and sage like advisements of its celebrities. The power of celebrity in our day and age is misguided and unforgiving and what saddens me even further is that this power is fed by the hungry minds of those new world inhabitants who are only to eager to accept as scripture the innane guidance of the celebrified underclass.

"As long as people accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it." Dick Cavett

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Relationship Conundrum

I've been thinking about this for a while and whilst I tend not to adhere to the tenets of altruism, I believe that in general terms, relationships can be perfected in ignorance. A heady statement to be sure but hear me out. Relationship breakdowns occur due to various reasons and to name a few, here's a list:

  • selfish pursuits
  • selfish desires
  • selfish needs

A short list, I know, but sums it up. I truly feel that when you give something and expect nothing then you become a person that can be open in any relationship and attract those around you.

Often I find people living a contractual life. Their relationships are viewed as transactions where something is given and the same or better is expected in return. To me, this is not giving someone your all. It's giving only what is required by the balance of those transactions.

I encourage everyone to try this experiment for 2 weeks. In each of your relationships, ie, spouse, friend, brother, son, father, mother, colleague, partner, sister, daughter, etc., make it a priority to give your all and expect nothing in return. See how much it makes a difference.