To look to the future, study the past


No jobs in the future? The idea of having a job is so 20th century. In fact most of the things we stress over we were able to do without for centuries. We may have been better off in some areas.

If you want to see what the future holds just study history. Mankind is one colossal experiment of hitting bottom and starting over. Usually within a span of 2000 years.

We may be in an awakening now. They will forget all about it within one generation. A new age will begin and within a few centuries man will corrupt that too.

We are not going to suddenly”evolve” out of something we have been doing for centuries.

Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise.

Embrace diversity by embracing tribalism. It’s okay to be different


I saw an articles recently that talked about how Democrats and Republicans are not only divided, but they have two different worlds.

It is also known that the public education system prepares us for a world that doesn’t even exist. This is why so many college graduates, after spending years in school, have breakdowns and mental health issues when they get out in the real world. If they grew up in the proverbial middle class family, reality will hit them even harder if they were sheltered by material comforts.

My point in this blog post, is why do we assume that something isn’t working just because everyone doesn’t do it?

  • Christianity (or any religion) fails because it can’t convert the whole world? Maybe not. Maybe the person is disenfranchised with the established church but still trust in the Divine indirectly. Especially since God, Jesus and other names have been changed so many times.
  • Capitalism is a failure because it didn’t make everyone rich? It doesn’t promised to. It only promised those with capital can enrich themselves. You can live richly with little or no money if you know how.

That’s just the two biggest examples. We view success and the so-called American Dream as being one sided. What if someone’s dream is to live off the land or live in an airstream down by the river?

It’s a big world. There is plenty of room for us to all co-exist and live differently. But different tribes have always fought each other, and even killed each other, because they couldn’t convert each other to their way of life.

The only way to have a peaceful world is to live and let live and respect each other’s decisions, as long as they aren’t hurting anyone. That is the definition of a free society. It’s okay to pursue wealth. It’s okay to be poor as long as you don’t mooch off people and have the wisdom to to know how to survive. In this sense you are not really poor. Just look up how third world countries chose sustainability over capitalism.

The worst thing one can do is create a god that will pronounce judgment on someone who doesn’t live up so certain societal expectations. But apparently we all do this to some degree.

I saw a quote by former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that said “There is no such thing as society. There are only individuals and families.” Society puts the notion of expectations on us. This can lead to anxiety and depression. We are not promised tomorrow. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do things today that will ensure tomorrow is better.

Why do we push everyone into one category? The world would be boring if we were all the same. Embrace diversity and your own individualism. You don’t have to conform to any status quo. Life is inherently meaningless. We give our own life meaning by pursuing whatever gives us purpose.

Tribute to Mom


I have to be careful showing pictures of headstones on social media. Someone took it as a death threat. I found my mom’s side of the family’s cemetery by “accident”.

I was headed north on 75 in McKinney, Texas when I recognized a landmark that I remembered passing on the way to previous funerals. I followed a winding road back to a plot of land my maternal grandparents purchased decades ago in the small town of Climax, Texas near Princeton, Texas; where my grandparents grew up and got married in 1938 until his death on February 7, 1990.

I just missed Mother’s Day and her birthday is coming up so this picture came to mind that I took a few years ago.

Serfs up dudes


Perhaps the scariest thing to hear at your job is:

“We just got bought out. We don’t know who they are aside from being an “investment” group.

“Investment” group. This could be code for the Mob laundering their proceeds from organized crime into Wall Street. Of course they pay us so well that we would never ever question it. Especially with the “benefits”.

You ever wonder what happened to the Mafia? I can’t help but wonder if Al Capone were here today that he would probably be CEO of a pharmaceutical company.

The second scariest thing I ever heard at work was to expect a visit from 50 Chinese businessmen. These businessmen will be arriving in two buses. I’ve seen how big Chinese people are and wondering why it involves two buses. This isn’t exactly what I meant by power going back to the little man.

Lastly, I keep seeing “LLC” on a bunch of small businesses and trucking companies. Usually denotes an investment group. Lately I can’t help wonder if LLC is code for government.

Either way it’s a futile system. I mean feudal.

Life on the Street


Do you think the rising cost of rent is effecting the Muppets on Sesame Street?

Everywhere I go these days, it seems the cost of rent is going up everywhere. This can induce a feeling of anxiety.  The average rent is about $1000 a month and in most cases, you have to make three times that before they even rent to you.

That means if you don’t make at least $3000 a month then you are homeless. If it keeps going at this rate you may end up making six figures a year and still be on the streets in a few more years.

All that being said, I can’t help but think about those poor Muppets on Sesame Street.  Although some of them have trash cans they can live in. Of course we all know that nothing is free and the rent on a trash can is pretty high considering Sesame Street is in New York.

Add to the fact that federal funding is being cut for Sesame Street, which just means that the Muppets will not be able to receive welfare benefits.  

This could be the making for a new movie called The Muppets at the homeless shelter. Can you see all those Muppets standing in the welfare line?

Whatever the end result ends up being, I am sure nothing will get in the way of Bert and Ernie’s undying love for each other as they are still celebrating their freedom to same-sex marry.  These two have been together nearly half a century and I am surprised that when you Google “longest same-sex couples” you don’t see any mention of the cute little Muppet couple as they are so popular.