I am terrible at multi-tasking. The fact of the matter is, I am a single-minded person and can only focus well on accomplishing 1 long-term goal at a time. If I try to do a second thing, it usually ends up only receiving half the effort that I'd like to put into it, and gets hampered disproportionately more with every additional division forced into my attention. Basically, if I cannot put my whole into something, then I will not be able to accomplish that goal.
A future dream is the idealized realization of ones passions. I have honestly always considered myself a dreamer, yet simultaneously dispassionate. How can this be? Given my definition of a future dream, this doesn't really make any sense that I could be a dreamer and dispassionate. Yet, there is a simple matter that left my future dream, inevitably, in the state of a dream. I refused to acknowledge my passions. I am passionate about helping people, I am passionate about politics and philosophy, I am passionate about family. Perhaps these are not traditional passions, or specified passions, like those of a fireman, police officer, charity employee, or nurse. Yet, these are still passions. Passions from a garden of my own cultivation that I didn't realize how to tend.
Embracing your passion is important. It is necessary to become successful. Regardless of the financial success that I could achieve outside of my passions, I know that I would never be satisfied with my daily efforts and energy going towards something that means nothing to me. I would have the financial stability of my dream, I may even have the family of my dream, but I would not have the life of my dream. For some people, this is a trade-off that they are willing to accept, yet it is one that I could never accept in my daily life.
Three years ago, I worked as a software developer. I found it odd that my employer had talked to me about my career after the company I was working at from my very first day of employment. It was the first red flag, but it was one that I had simply allowed to slide by without much regard. Some months later, I was assigned a project with very necessary work, but very little work beyond the immediate. It was a project that would be retired in the months after my assignment to it. A short-term gap project. For me, this and other events at the operation violated many aspects of my ethical code. Non-work, bought time, and a manager who took credit for the action of others. I turned in my letter of resignation after a month of this. I was financially secure and flourishing, but the events about my work violated the very foundation of my dream, and I believe that foundation to be necessary to build upon from the very beginning of your career. Perhaps this was short-sighted and too bold of me, and my future dream was pushed farther away because of my idealization of achieving that dream. But my actions spoke before my mind, and they tell me something about myself.
I believed I had learned my lesson, but more was yet to come. I believed that graduate school would take me on the path of my dream. Entering into my final semester, I realized that I had once again been led astray. In my pursuit of a post graduation career, I fell into the position of an independent insurance agent, believing this would give me the stability that I needed to pursue my dream. It did not. What I realize now is that this community that I am building here, this is my dream. What it will take to make this community thrive and achieve my success, I do not yet fully know. There is much work to be done, and I am not in a financial situation where I can say I am sure that I will be able to achieve all that I desire. But I am throwing everything I have at this dream now.
The one way to make a dream a reality is to live that dream every day. It is necessary to do what it takes to make that dream true. As Jordan Peterson chose to dress in a fashion that suited the image he wanted to present himself with, in order to motivate those he spoke to and become the man he wanted to become, it is necessary that we all too dress, speak, and act in the way that we imagine we do in our dreams. I've had a nerve in me that has made me act out towards these purposes, in defiance of myself, when I was violating my dream. In the wake of my leaving my career as an insurance agent behind, it is now that I choose to actively embrace my tendencies and act towards achieving my dream, whatever the cost. For the foreseeable future, I will be dedicating myself wholly to my efforts here, and market this community across platform like never before. Look forward to it.
Just thought I'd share this comment I was trying to comment on a Lotus Eaters video. Btw, ya'll should follow the Podcast of the Lotus Eaters if you aren't already. Great analysis and discussion
It's been a while since I've made a video, and this time with a locals exclusive. A cherry on top that I managed to fit within the size requirements. I like making shorter form content like this, considering my tendencies to ramble. Having content exclusive for my followers here is something I'll be working on doing more and more. I'll be creating more value here for my subscribers as well, with some subscriber exclusive content in the future. No timeline promises, cause I think we know how I get when I make a ton of promises (go hardcore for a week and then fall flat on my face unable to keep up with the sprint, lol).
Anyhow, let me know your thoughts and questions below. Have a great day everyone!
A direct upload! It turns out I recorded a video just short enough to meet the minimum upload offerings that locals offers to small communities like mine. That means you guys get this exclusively on locals!
I didn't sleep much last night, so I decided this was the perfect time to mull over my confused thoughts on how businesses are viewed from a legal perspective. Businesses are somewhat legal enigmas to me. Corporations are kinda treated as persons so that they can be double taxed, but have other protections, other types of businesses aren't treated the same way. They're able to consolidate power like governments, yet aren't subject to any form of limitations in regards to violating natural rights the same way the government is, despite being treated somewhat like persons they can still buy each other. It's just very odd to me from a principled, legal, and philosophical position.
Anyhow, my ramblings here are just that, ramblings. Still, I am curious what you all think of this topic. ...
The 2020 election is over, and the battle has just begun. What do I expect to come from the end of the election? Will the legal suits turn over anything for this election, or will they mean something for later down the line? I reflect on these questions and more in this discussion, and I also reflect on some final thoughts relevant to the Rise and Fall of Empire Series, that, thus far, being episodes 8 through 10 of the Construct Cast. Let me know your thoughts, and if you have any reflections of your own from this year's political cycle or other developments that you can't seem to get off your mind in the comments below.
In this episode of the Construct Cast, I discuss my analysis of Sir John Glubb's The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, with an emphasis on my own consideration for what it would take to help an empire survive, or reboot. If immortality for an Empire is impossible, is rebirth impossible in the same way? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Editor's Note: Returning to the podcast versions of the Construct Cast, I want to catch our content up to the videos we have had released over the past month. I apologize for this getting away from me for a bit. With the rise in content production, I had allowed this to get away from me. We will be returning to audio podcast uploads of the Construct Cast as per our original regular schedule, at 12PM EST on the day of the original upload, going forward.
In this second Crossover podcast, we are once again recording with Kevin @Eng_Politics. His channel is a bastion of political thought and analysis from the perspective of a conservative engineer. Interested in diving deeper into my concept of Progressive Traditionalism and combating the concept with his own beliefs of what it means to be Conservative, we decided to put our definitions and beliefs to task in this crossover episode!
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As someone who works with daily reporting to the Fed, big companies dealing with regulation are basically a clusterfuck and the requirements basically leave the companies in a position where they can never really update their systems because they need their systems literally every day. They can make new systems, potentially, but updating the regular system is more of a liability since missing a single day can screw the company up. At the same time, it seems like the big companies, at least the one I'm in, are mostly carried forward by the inertia of their own weight. I am fully convinced there will be another massive financial crisis if other major banks are like mine, just cause there really isn't anything that can be done if something is messed up. It's like fake it til you make it, only in reverse. Once something goes wrong, the requirements for constant regular action leaves no time to go back to correct the damage. All you can do is mitigate. Like debt gaining interest, eventually ...
Does anyone have any advice for the work, life, content creator balance? I just genuinely have not had the spirit in me to be able to create the content I want to be able to create these past few months as I am just feeling totally worn out day in and out. I'd like to get back into the philosophic deep dives and contemplations you followed me for, yet that's feeling like a lifetime ago now and every day feels like a step away from where and what I'm supposed to be doing
My locals app is finally working again. Been sick lately. Started considering the differences between corruption and evil. I decided to look at it from a moral framework and came up with a new perspective on how to define the 2 from a moral standpoint. A corrupt person will defy their morals to achieve their goals, whereas an evil person will determine their morals based on whatever ends satisfy or help to achieve their goals. In this way, you can see that a corrupt person may acknowledge when they are doing something morally wrong and feel guilt over it, whereas an evil person will determine that all who oppose them are the true evil threat and could even assess their own will as being justice.
Just a little thought that's been running through my mind lately. And it's interesting because it really makes you wonder which is worse? One who will defy morals or one who will redefine them? Perhaps they both have the same end result, but do they both have the ability to find redemption? I ...
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