Yeah that’s right, you heard me… I’m talking to you… I’m calling you out.
I’m looking you in the eyes (OK well, not really since you are probably reading this article, but figuratively, I am burning a cyclops type hole in your face right now) and telling you that you don’t stand a chance.
I’m telling you that if you can read this article, look through this list and not claim it as your own, then you should be a little worried.
Actually, you should be very worried. You should drop everything and immediately question your existence on earth. You should find a mirror, look yourself in the eyes, raise your hand and slap yourself in the face.
Got it? Now repeat that until you come to your senses and continue reading whenever you’re ready.
I’m Talkin’ Bout Street Skill, Son!
I’m not talking about the study hard, party light, graduate-top-of-your-class skills.
I’m not even talking about the slack-off, skip class, smoke weed, drink and party but still graduate skill-set your $50,000+ diploma has lead you to believe you have.
I’m talking bout step out your door, make some moves, and get-some-shit-done kinds of skills! Some move-out-your-mama’s-house, quit your job, say “fuck the world” and then actually go do it kinds of skills.
The kinds of skills you develop in the real world, outside the bubble of your parents protection or the ideological indoctrination that has overwhelmed our entire educational system.
Skills that can be had by anyone willing to pay the price to get them. Skills that are quickly becoming extinct.
I’m talking bout skills that cannot be taught in a classroom or in a textbook. Skills you can only learn by doing; by learning how to fly after jumping off the cliff.
Skills that can only be developed when you find your true self. When you put yourself on the line or otherwise expose yourself to the possibility of failure.
The skills you can only develop when you are willing to risk it all in order to do that one amazing thing.
Skills that up until now, you thought you had.
“Basically, what I am trying to tell you is that, in this game called life, you don’t stand a chance…
1) Because You Have Not Failed Enough
Because you are comfortable in your mediocrity; because you choose not to try.
Because it is easier to talk about learning that new (programming?) language as opposed to actually learning it.
Because you think everything is too hard or too complicated so you will just “sit this one out” or maybe you’ll “do it tomorrow”!
Because you hate your job but won’t get a new one; because it is easy to reject rejection.
Because while you’re sitting around failing to try, I am out there trying to fail, challenging myself, learning new things and failing as fast as possible.
Because as I fail, I learn, and then adjust my course to make sure my path is always forward. Like the process of annealing steel, I’ve been through the fire and pounded into shape. The shape of a sword with polished edges and a razor sharp blade that will cut you in half if you are not equally hardened.
2) Because You Care What Others Think About You
Because you have to fit in.
Because you believe that being different is only cool if you’re different in the same way that other people are different.
Because you are afraid to embrace your true self for fear of how the world will see you. You think that because you judge others, this means that those people must, in-turn, be judging you.
Because you care more about the stuff you have as opposed to the things you’ve done.
Because while you’re out spending your money on new outfits, new cars, overpriced meals or nights at the bar, I’ll be investing in myself. And while you try to fit in with the world I’ll make the world fit in with me.
Because I will recklessly abandon all insecurities and expose my true self to the world. I will become immune to the impact of your opinion and stand naked in a crowd of ideas; comfortable in knowing that while you married the mundane I explored the exceptional.
3) Because You Think You Are Smarter Than You Are
Because you did what everyone else did; you studied what they studied and read what they read.
Because you learned what you had to learn in order to pass their tests and you think that makes you smart.
Because you think learning is only something people do in schools.
Because while you were away at college, I was studying life. Because instead of learning about the world in a classroom I went out and learned it by living.
Because I know more than any piece of paper you could ever frame from a university. Because smart is not what you learn, it’s how you live.
Because I might not have a degree but I challenge you to find a topic that I can’t talk to you about cohesively.
Because I could pass your tests if I had to, but you couldn’t stand for a single second in the face of the tests that life has thrown me. Tests that are not graded on a bell curve or by percentages; tests that are graded by one simple stipulation: survival!
4) Because You Don’t Read
Because you read the things you are required to read or nothing at all.
Because you think history is boring and philosophy is stupid.
Because you would rather sit and watch E! or MTV instead of exploring something new, instead of diving head first into the brain of another man in an attempt to better understand the world around you.
Because you refuse to acknowledge that all the power in the world comes from the words of those that lived before us. That anything you desire can be had by searching through the multitude of words that are available to us now more abundantly than ever before.
Because you are probably not reading this article even though you know you should.
Because the people that are reading this already know these things.
Because you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.
5) Because You Lack Curiosity
Because you get your news from copy-cat members of the state-controlled media.
Because you are unwilling to ask this simple question… “What if it’s all a lie?” and accept the possibility that maybe it is; that just maybe, the methods of mass media are under direct orders to: keep you distracted.
Because you call me a know-it-all but refuse to call yourself a know-nothing-at-all.
Because I thirst for knowledge, regardless the topic.
Because while you’re busy playing Candy Crush or Megalopolis, I am reading about string theory and quantum mechanics.
Because while you waste your time with Tosh.o I am learning how to edit video, build websites and design mobile apps.
Because if we were to go heads-up in a debate, I would crush you. I would make it a point to defeat my own argument; from every imaginable angle; in order to understand everything you might be able to use against me.
Because I would dedicate myself to understanding both sides of the argument so thoroughly that I could argue your side for you and win; even after having just handed you a defeat in the same debate.
6) Because You Don’t Ask Enough Questions
Because you do not question authority.
Because you don’t question yourself.
Because you don’t understand the power of properly placed questioning in life, respectful disagreements and standing up for what you know to be right in the face of someone telling you otherwise. Unable to question reality; stuck in a self imposed survival strategy within a matrix-style monotony.
Because I know that you will give me all the information I need to destroy you by letting you talk.
Because I study human behaviors and you ignore everyone but yourself.
Because I watch how you say the things you say just as closely as I listen to what you say; and you say way too much!
Because control comes, not from spewing your ignorance like some incurable case of logorrhea, but from properly structuring the context of your questions.
Because I study the premise of your argument and destroy it from the ground level before you even get a chance to establish your ideas.
7) Because You Can’t Handle The Truth
Because you refuse to admit that you don’t even know the things you don’t know.
Because there isn’t an article online that would make up for all the time you have wasted in life.
Because even if I told you everything could be different tomorrow you would wait until then to begin doing anything about it.
Because even when you think I’m not, I’m aware of my surroundings.
Because you think that since I have not acknowledged you, it means that I have not seen you.
Because, you walk around with your head up your ass, oblivious to the world around you. Blissfully ignorant of the reality that sits so close to your face that if you stuck your tongue out, just once, you would taste it and realize how delicious the truth actually is.
Because you would become an instant addict. Unable to pull yourself from the teat of truth. Finally able to understand your lack of understanding, and then you would see; then you would know that the only thing holding you back from doing something truly amazing, is you.
Amazing, but true, if you think about it, and it shows the importance of accuracy in your tax return.
The CRA has returned the Tax Return to a man in Canada after he apparently answered one of the questions incorrectly.
In response to the question, …
“Do you have anyone dependent on you ?“
The man wrote: … “2.1 million illegal immigrants, 1.1 million crackheads, 4.4 million unemployable scroungers, 80,000 criminals in over 85 prisons plus 650 idiots in Parliament and the entire group that call themselves Politicians”.
The CRA stated that the response he gave was unacceptable.
The man’s response back to the CRA was, …
“Who did I leave out ?”
DID YOU KNOW ???
“Australian pensioner vote holds the power of government”
SCHAPELLE CORBY’S SENDS FEAR THROUGH GOVERNMENT … WHY?
Picture compliments of Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
Wikileaks Julian Assange, whistleblower Edward Snowden have turned over to the public USA spy network violations they have conducted behind closed doors. Why is Schapelle Corby terrifying Australian government when her name is mentioned?
TONY Abbott has issued a veiled caution to convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby not to profit by selling the story of her nine years in jail.
Corby could learn as early as tomorrow whether her bid for parole has been successful, opening the way for her release from Bali‘s Kerobokan prison.
If it’s approved, Corby, 36, will serve her parole in the Kuta home of her sister Mercedes and her husband Wayan Widyartha. There is speculation Corby could be paid millions of dollars for her first tell-all interview.
But the Prime Minister suggested he does not think that should happen.
“The old principle is crime should not pay,” Mr Abbott told Fairfax Radio.
“But I don’t want to say anything on this.
“I wouldn’t want to prejudice the outcomes of any discussions that are going on about her tenure.”
He said Corby‘s case was a high-profile consular case and the “less public comment by politicians, the better”.
One could understand you thinking a Monty Python script but it is your fearless leader out there loading the dice against Corby on the day before decision of parole is to be considered. “Less public comment by politicians, the better” should have been the only answer to the question.
Corby’s massive support base unearthed evidence those in power did not want recovered. A compliant media network committed to release a Corby telemovie was funded by whom? This production will be sharply discredited from Corby faithful bloodhound evidence warehouse.
Hollywood producer’s, interested in a box office smash? “The CorbyChronicles” based on facts, cameo appearances by Schapelle Corby (herself), bullshit by government bodies, then the finale of Facts.
We await today’s Indonesian court decision before selecting the cards we lead from the warehouse to the court of public opinion.
Letter to Mr Abbott:
I have just read your words regarding Schapelle Corby: the words whichThe Australian Newspaperhas interpreted and reported as a “veiled threat” to her. I wonder, does she REALLY need any sort of threat, at this point in time? I am talking about the interview in which you were stoking up the rabble and feeding the spiteful: those who maliciously want to deny her any form of revenue, who want her to be on public display, suffering in poverty, punished repeatedly for life. The vicious Australian underclass, which is so large it doesn’t bear thinking about. If she escapes from a decade of trauma, do you really grudge her some revenue on which to survive, to obtain the necessary means for expensive medications, for privacy, to try to recover and heal some scars? Go ahead then, because let’s face it, Canberra cannot possibly make Australia look any more barbaric than it already has. In the case of the seizure of revenue, a good case in point is described in the attached report. It documents the open and ILLEGAL theft of her book royalties, which even unlawfully extended Australian law outside its borders. Oh, and lest we forget, it did this WHILST SHE WAS STILL IN LEGAL PROCESS IN INDONESIA. Yes, it actually flagged Jakarta, loud and clear, with the message that Canberra considered her to be guilty. How courageous Australia is. Was this particular act of grotesque political abuse undertaken to hide the criminal acts which had been previously perpetrated against her by government ministers, Mr Abbott? You know the ones: those documented in the UN report (Download HERE) submitted by people in 51 nations. Those which shame and damn the nation. Do you want me to list them? Do you want me to explain, again, what Australian politicians have done to this woman? The trauma, the torment, the torture, the betrayal she has felt burning inside. The degradation she has suffered, the abuses she has endured in her cell, the mental disintegration as her pleas for help to her own nation were ignored? Not ignored: she was ridiculed, slandered, maligned, denigrated and laughed at. She was smeared and fabricated against, endlessly. And what do you now do? You feed that same campaign. Well done, Mr Abbott. True leadership.
You’re past the early stages of your relationship and the two of you are getting pretty close. You are probably thinking that it’s time to open up and share all those intimate details of your past and present. Well, stop right there.
Up until now, you’ve probably been told that honesty is the best policy in a relationship — and most of the time it is. However, there are certain things about you, your family and your personal history that you don’t need to share with your woman — ever.
Now, I’m certainly not advocating lying, but rather selectively omitting some information that might not work in your favor. The following are 10 things that you should definitely not tell your girlfriend, even if she asks. In fact, mentioning any of the following would probably have her say, “I wish you hadn’t told me that.“
Your family hates her. This is an unfortunate situation, yes. But if you tell her, you’ll only fuel the fire by making her angry or insecure. If you don’t agree with your family’s hesitations about her, then politely ask them to butt out. Just do what you can to make them change their minds and hope they’ll warm up to her with time.
You have insecurities. Do you feel jealous of your best friend’s looks or his sweet new car? Or do you envy your girlfriend’s status, job or salary? Everyone has their share of insecurities, but in the dating world, it’s vital that you keep these insecurities under your hat. One of the most important things a woman looks in a man is confidence, and if she sees that you are constantly insecure and jealous, you won’t seem so poised. So if you can’t put a stop to your insecurities and your green-eyed monster, at least try to keep it to yourself.
You flirt with other women. If you are a flirty type of guy, she probably knows it already. In fact, you probably flirted with her before you got together. Having said that, she doesn’t need to hear the list of women that you flirted with all day, nor does she need to hear about the list of women that flirted with you. If it really is harmless flirting, then why make her worry about it?
If you’re afraid of spiders or think your ex was way better than her in bed, for God’s sake, keep it to yourself…
You have wimpy behavior. Okay, so you don’t kill spiders, you run away from fights and maybe you even cry during movies. Unfortunately for you, the clich is true: Women like strong men. So telling her that you’re afraid of an itty-bitty insect or that you can’t stand heights isn’t going to work in your favor. Naturally, if you are going to be with her in the long term, she might learn some of these little factoids as you go along. But do your best not to divulge them all in the beginning.
You compare her to your ex-girlfriend in bed. Needless to say, everyone does this; she is probably also comparing you to her ex to some extent. But do avoid offering her specific details about your past conquests, specifically the fact that your past lover was better than her in bed. In fact, even if you are telling her that she is better than your ex, this is a bad can of worms to open. No woman wants to be compared to another, especially in the sexual department.
You talk to your mother too often. Do you talk to mom several times a day? To a woman you’re dating, that could be a little intimidating. A woman doesn’t want to feel like she’s competing with your mother, or worse, that you’re dependent on mommy. So just keep that cute little secret to yourself.
You have not-so-cool hobbies. So you might keep a collection of Transformers in your underwear drawer or be fascinated by things like Faberge eggs. But you have to realize that it is unlikely that she will appreciate your wacky interests and hobbies. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that such quirks
You don’t like her girlfriends. What’s the only thing worse than having the hots for her girlfriends? You guessed it: talking badly about her girlfriends in front of her. Or even divulging that you think her friends are anything but sweet and fabulous people. Most of her girlfriends have been in her life longer than you have, so talking negatively about them probably won’t work out too well for you. If she doesn’t end things with you entirely, she’s sure to at least become defensive and angry about this — so if you absolutely need to trash her girlfriends, just make sure she’s not within earshot.
You’ve done shameful things in the past. You might think that the two of you are close enough for you to reveal these little tidbits. But unfortunately, she’ll never be ready to hear that you’ve cheated on past girlfriends or that you’ve enjoyed private dances at strip clubs. Even non-sexual shameful acts that you’ve committed — like theft, bullying or betrayals — are not things that you want to divulge. While you might want to get some of these secrets off your chest, she will never forget them. And you’ll come off looking like a less moral or honest person as a result.
You find one of her friends smoking hot. So you think that blonde friend of hers is cute? Fair enough. But do have the sense not to mention it to your girlfriend — not even as a joke. She won’t find it funny; actually, she will probably be angry and hurt, and in the long run, she’ll never trust you around her friends. You might think that your girlfriend is secure enough to handle this piece of information, but let me tell you that she’s not. Most girls aren’t, so don’t risk it.
Don’t say more than you have to
Do be open and honest with her about most things — by now, she should know most of the details of your personal life. Facts about your health and personal life that affect her are important to divulge. But consider this: Her opinion of you isn’t completely formed yet.
So when it comes to these 10 seemingly unimportant tidbits, be selective about what you tell her. Just as you are living the good life not knowing all those little secrets she’s been keeping from you, she’ll be happier not knowing the about ghosts in your closet.