I think I may be dying

It’s true. I’m dying. And so are you. At least as far as this world is concerned. Everything man-made eventually dies. On earth, the man-made stuff just reinvents itself. This is why there is nothing new “under” the sun. This also explains the so-called cursed upon materialism; it will never ultimately satisfy and any attempt to find satisfaction in earthly things will enslave us and cause us to forget who we truly are.

Even Jesus said all things pass away. I have been dying for over 40 years. At the same time the last 40 years have been the best years of my childhood. You keep yourself young by staying close to who were were growing up. So I guess my purpose is to prove that I can be a responsible adult and still be “immature”.

What is immaturity anyway? It is basically a word that grownups who take life too seriously call people who like to have fun every once in awhile.

Face it, adulthood is overrated. Even Jesus said to be like a child. Although this refers to a childlike faith in Divine Providence.

So I’m dying and will continue to do so for another two or three decades. We were created to live forever. Even some healthcare practitioners can’t figure out why humans don’t live longer than they actually do. Or why they even get sick in the first place.

It turns out even dying is an illusion. All dying is is the body slowly decaying. Even this is cause by wear and tear on the body due to excessive demands the world places on us, not to mention our own egos which cause us to push ourselves too hard. People that know how to take care of themselves don’t show the effects of dying as they get old. Often this latter group ends up reversing the aging process. The result is when they hit old age, people end up being surprised by how old they really are.

When Jesus said “die to ourselves”, I believe he meant die to the way of the world and live the divine life that the Great Spirit calls us to live in service to our neighbor. This is how we overcome the world that keeps trying to enslave us.

Blue collar jobs as career options?

I grew up in a blue collar working class family. Actually back in the 1970’s this was the middle class. Since the 1980’s the middle class has evolved to include mostly corporate jobs with the working class falling behind; even though they are the backbone of society and are the ones who create the wealth in society that the upper classes live off of.  

It kind of reminds me of a line from the movie Good Will Hunting where Matt Damon was telling his counselor Sean, played by the late Robin Williams, that there was honor in doing construction work. While many people will look down on someone who waits tables or works as a retail clerk in a store or a gas station, it is good to note that there is no such things as a dead end job.  

The Bible even says that there is profit in all labor. Although it seems as if the better paying jobs involve dealing with more bullshit; not to mention the lower paying jobs tend to be funner and less monotonous.  

Just because I returned to my first job in my fourth company at 40 years of age doesn’t mean I will stay there forever. Even if I stay with the same company, I will likely end up as a store manager or at corporate.  I even talk to the bread vendors who deliver to the store; this is the highest paying outside vendor that we deal with and they are the only vendors who work as independent contractors. Imagine the luxury of smelling fresh bread every morning.  

Also, the last few years I have seen more retail space opening up in shopping centers while corporate jobs decline. The private sector is the backbone of the economy and this is why I feel we have nothing to worry about if the economy were to collapse. It would just go back to the way it was before with smaller family owned businesses. And there would likely be a lot more community.  

I am not ready for it yet but every time I pass by a vacant store for lease, I can almost envision seeing myself owning my own store. I love buying stuff from the local store owners as opposed to corporate chain stores as it feels like I am supporting a greater purpose.  

As much as I miss driving at the auto auction, I have looked into the possibility of acquiring a dealer’s license and flipping used cars.  

It’s not conflicted to have options. As long as you are content where you are at while you dream big.  Of course you can get so content that you end up not doing anything.

Minimalism: Making room for more

Now that I have simplified my life over the last six years, I am discovering that part of the secret to making money is solving complex problems. Man has a tendency to complicate things and this is actually where the money is at. The simple life may be the good life but it is not where the money is.


Being a minimalist is good. To a point, that is. But becoming a minimalist is not about the lack of ambition that many people think it is. Even the folks over at The Minimalist website (the Beckers in Arizona) consider themselves a middle class family.
Minimalism is all about prioritizing what you want in life and making balance.

It is all about knowing yourself and what you truly want out of life. Essentially you minimize the clutter and maximize your potential elsewhere.

As someone on my social media feed said, the best way to find your calling in life is to ask yourself what problem you would like to solve.


The best way to market yourself is to make the problem sound as complicated as possible and then in the interview you go and make yourself sound like you are the only one who is able to solve said problem.

Play the game. Or white man’s game, or whatever you call it. Although it is not really just the white man’s game anymore.


My ability to simplify as a freelance writer resulted in getting paid less for jobs. When you get paid by the word, it is not a good idea to simplify content into less words. I read somewhere that even in novels, the authors have to insert fluff. The result is a 500 page novel may in all actuality just be a 100+ page short story.


Factor in that every time the author mentions a name brand product that the advertiser pays a bonus to the publisher and then subsequently to the author.


So basically, the secret to making money is to overthink and overcomplicate. Then proceed to solve the problem by creating another problem. Or maybe two or three more. Why not be an overachiever?
Keep doing this for four or five decades until you can retire.

How to get rich quickly and painlessly

This blog post is about how to get rich quickly and painlessly. Everybody wants to be rich. However most people, especially in western culture, only see a limited path to this goal.

A wise man once said there were two ways to get rich: one is to figure out how to make enough money to pay for the luxuries you want. The other method is to be content with what you already have.

The latter method only sounds defeatist to a materialist. To someone who isn’t fulfilled by materialistic goals it actually sounds like heaven on earth. It is also in line with Native American or Minimalist philosophy.

It’s not hard to get rich the first way either. If you really focus on something long enough you will eventually attract it ways to get it. This is known as the Law of Attraction.

To sum it up, you only get out of life what you truly want to have. If you feel unable to achieve a goal then maybe it is because you don’t really want it for yourself. Or maybe you are seeking what someone else wants for you, even though it may never make you happy.

The Bible doesn’t condemn or condone wealth. It is pretty much tied to an individual’s work ethic and life goals. True wealth radiates from the inside out as you come to know your Creator.

Someone else also was quoted as saying that the real secret to getting rich is to realize that you already are. It doesn’t matter how mainstream media tries to convince you how poor you are. That is all propaganda to serve an agenda.

What if Antarctica became a country?

As the world soars past seven billion people, it is a constant thought on everyone’s mind as to how we are going to sustain all of these people. The world is definitely overpopulated. The chief principle in economics is the theory of scarcity; that is the belief that the world cannot contain this many people. This leads the vast majority to work hard and hoard material things while at the same time fearing an economic crash.  

There are many theories as to how to deal with the mass overpopulation problem. One idea is to stop making babies. China already limits households to two children. I can’t help but wonder what happens if a couple were to have triplets?  

Another theory is to start colonizing other planets. Since America is known as the last frontier, many Americans are bored because there is nothing new to discover in this world.  This is perhaps why we are so infatuated with space.  Is there life on other planets? If not, maybe we should find a way to start colonizing Mars next since there has been water sighted on the red planet.  

Migrating to Antarctica?

If the global warming theory persists, eventually Antarctica may become habitable. This is the fifth largest continent and already has tourists visiting during the warmest parts of the years. What if one day Antarctica became another country? That would go a long way to easing the burden of living in an overpopulated world.  

How would we go about populating Antarctica? One thing that is almost for certain; the global elite would definitely want to establish a bank there.  It would probably start with people from all over the world trying to escape oppressive governments and declaring their freedom. Then the global elite would definitely want to invade the territory and establish a bank. This would lead to the Antarctican Revolution and possibly a mass genocide of penguins.  

The Real Problem and How to Deal With It

It’s fun to speculate but however it all turns out, the real problem is overpopulation. People blame the baby boomers for this problem, but it is actually their frisky parents who came home from World War Two and started having an average of four children per household.  

Whatever the case, the overpopulation may have been a blessing in disguise. The elite were trying to turn us into robots and then realized there are a way more of us than there are of them.  

The Post World War Two generation may have saved our lives by procreating more humans than they could control. They can either kill all of us or empower us to provide for ourselves. The latter is the result of the Internet being released to the public over twenty years ago.