Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prometheus Reborn--Now as a Page

Since this blog is taking a more personal development direction now, I made Prometheus Reborn, my essay on transhumanism and the drive to become greater as its own page. Click the tab at the top to check it out.




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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Back from Yellowstone

Today marks two weeks after I left on vacation to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. As with my previous vacation, it was a wonderfully creative time. This time however, I know what to do with my revelations. Share them. So, in the coming week or so, you can expect articles on:
  • Commercialization
  • Hiking
  • Wilderness
  • Yellowstone's personal effects on me
  • Determination
  • Overcoming fears
  • Body image
And of course, there will also be an adventure report, complete with stunning pictures. I hope that some of these posts will lead to further discussion and possibly series on media and the outdoors.


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Saturday, July 5, 2014

2-week Hiatus









I'm going to Yellowstone for two weeks. Should be some good adventures there. But, internet will be spotty, and I will be busy, so I will be gone for two weeks.


While that happens, check out some of the new blogs in the blogroll, or other places like /r/adventures to entertain yourself when you aren't out adventuring.


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Friday, July 4, 2014

Things Others Do That I Won't...And Why

I said in this post that I wouldn't be making any promises. I would like to retroactively add a qualifier. I won't make any positive promises. Promising to not do things, well that is what this post is for.


A Different Path






  1. Bloat your self-esteem. I hate to say it, but I won't do this. To be honest, it is a you problem. That is why there is that word self in it. Besides, if I do, you have no reason to believe me. Unless you already have self-esteem, in which case, you will buy what I tell you because you will know that it is true. Rather than tell you that you are great, I'm going to help you make yourself great.
  2. Go out of my way to motivate you. I don't like seeing all of the blog post that go "X number of quotes to motivate you," "X number of quotes to start your day," "X number of facts that will have you up and going in no time." Not only is there plenty of that available else where, but also comes down to leadership. I want to be a good leader, so rather than motivate you with quotes from other people, I'm going to motivate you with information and stories. Lead with action, right?
  3. Do the New Age stuff. I spent a 2 years involved in that stuff. It lead to a year of deep emotional and mental problems. That isn't to say that will happen to you, but I try to avoid it now, as I'm sure you'll understand. So, I won't be telling you to "Find your actual self," or "Use Chakras to transcend your existence." I'll tell you things to do, adventures to have, experiences to experience that may or may not help you do these things. I'll focus on the practical. If the New Age stuff works for you, please, please, use it.
  4. Claim my way is the only way. I find it ironic that the education system that tells us that we are all unique thinks that things only work if we all do them the same way. There are so many different contradictory systems for self-improvement out there that all have their own success stories. To me, this means that they all work for some people, but not for others. Mine will be no different.
  5. Tell you to just be yourself. If you are looking for self-improvement, or personal betterment, or anything else related to you and being better, then I bet you aren't loving yourself. There are some things you want to change. And if you just be yourself, those aren't going to be fixed. For school one year we went to a respect retreat. There, they told us to remember the 97 things right with us, and not focus on the 3 things wrong. That concerned me. If you read at a 2nd grade level, you might want to focus on that one thing wrong. As for being yourself in social situation, I still won't. Sometimes, sure, it's fine. But sometimes, its better to put on a face. If you are naturally an constant talker, you may want to put on a mask for your meeting with the CEO. Other times, it is just fun to pretend to be different in social situations that allow for it. Actors must act for a reason, yeah?


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