Meeting people daily sometimes it feels like many of them have figured it all out. They know where they are going, what they want and why they are here and what the truth in life is. My question to myself is always the same; is it better to listen to the ones who know it all or to the doubters and the ones who are on the mission to find out? You know what they say, even a broken clock shows correct time twice a day. I get along with people who are seekers, believers, and the ones who believe in the truth rather than facts. Have a great weekend. @clinteastwood
War doesn't always mean an armed conflict. Regardless if it's a civil, cold or corporate war, there will always be innocent people that get unwillingly involved and hurt. That's exactly what happens every day once we leave our house no matter how positively loaded our aura may be, there will be someone or something out there that is going to try to hurt you. Intentional or not, the danger is out there. A drunk driver, an evil colleague talking behind your back about you to other colleagues on each coffee break in your absence, the loaded rack at the gym that will crush you in less than a second if it gets a chance, the next economical crisis that may affect your life forever etc. When you leave that door at home you have no clue what's out there. But there is something you always can do and that's to be better prepared. Expanding your knowledge, staying informed, keeping all your senses wide open, never underestimate anyone or anything. The same way the military uses their warfare tactics, no matter what's in front of you there is no reason to panic - you organize and use all of your units, resources, and weapons to battle and defeat the enemy. And remember - like in every battle there will be those less strong that are going to need your help, don't just walk by and turn your head as one day we all may be the one who needs a helping hand. Lastly, I remember a quote I heard from someone a while back. He said; "The most feared and strongest people are the honest and good people when they are being harmed and pushed beyond their limits". I often think about it as it totally makes sense. We do tend to be stronger when we feel that we are doing the right thing and fighting for what is right. Have a great week ahead and good luck with whatever you are battling out there. #mondaymotivation
Always keep busy at something and you'll never have time to be unhappy, to hate and to think about failure. A busy life is the closest thing to purpose in life and many people prove their worth by keeping busy = therapy.
New Year's Resolutions...New you, new that... seriously stop for a second and think if you are once again going to fall for empty promises to yourself. There is no such a thing as new you; it's always going to be the same you that is either learning, evolving, getting better, getting more generous, working on yourself, becoming a better person, or it's still the very same you just a year older. Setting short term goals with New Year's resolutions is only going to make you feel more awful about yourself once you quit that diet, don't achieve financial or other goals as planned etc. If you don't re-evaluate your life, priorities, things your stand for and things you stand behind, you will be starting fresh every January 1st until you realize it's too late. Set long term goals and change your habits and your priorities which should not include pleasing others and getting validated. Validation is only needed when you park your car. Cheers to whatever 2017 brings us. Happy New Year.
Even in the 21st century I hear a lot of guys hoping for their first newborn to be a son and one of the reasons is that they believe having another male in the house will double the amount of manhood. They couldn't be more wrong. Having a daughter doesn't only strengthen your role as a protector but also helps you evolve and mature emotionally triggered by a pure love for your daughter and the will to understand her feelings, gestures and needs that I would probably not do with a boy as I would make too many decisions based on myself and my own upbringing and how I had to deal with certain life situations. With my baby girl, I love taking the time to watch everything she does and listen to everything she says. She never talks about things she got from me but she always talks about places we've been to or games we played together or songs we sing when stuck in LA traffic. It made me realize that she is one of the few in this world who values my presence more than my presents and that is true and unconditional love. That changes you as a person, your priorities and the way you see the world. And all of you who tell me that I should enjoy her now because once she is a teenager I will be getting headache because of the boys etc, I think it's total BS. If you as a dad treat your daughter like a princess, she will never settle for anything less and for the boys who are manipulative and have an agenda, trust me I'm always 10 steps ahead and if you're not nice to my daughter you better get used on drinking your meals through a straw. And yes, even though I'm a big believer in diplomacy, whoever doesn't treat my daughter as well as I do ends up instantly on my shit list for life, no exceptions. So don't worry big guy, having a daughter will not make you less of a man or less alpha, it will only add so much value to your life that you couldn't even imagine. #daddysgirl
Mind manipulation. Train your brain to question what it sees, certain ideas or how it sees the world. We get daily mindfucked by politicians and the media (both mainstream and alternative). Always be in charge of your mind.
Don't like your selfies? Read below.
There are many reasons why you think you look weird in selfies. Specifically, the science of the brain.
We are used to identifying with our faces as they would appear in a mirror, but when we take a selfie, the camera captures our faces as strangers would see us from head on rather than how we see ourselves in a reflection. Emotionally unprepared to see our asymmetrical faces tilting in a slightly different way, we sometimes approach selfies with confusion and disdain.
There’s also the technical issue of our close-range camera phone lenses distorting our faces.
While some say selfies make people narcissistic, others say that they actually make them more comfortable in their own skin. Because the more times you take a selfie, the more comfortable you are seeing your face in all angles. And as long as your hair looks good, who cares about the other stuff, anyway? Source: TIME Magazine
Loving someone when things are perfect and everything’s great is easy. What truly counts is when your flaws are exposed, when you keep messing up, when you make mistakes, when things in life get difficult, THAT'S when your love is put to the test. If she sticks to you during those times, she deserves your loyalty forever. If you mess up and don't treat her like a queen after all that then you are simply just an awful human being. Have a great weekend. @beautybydrcat#realtalk#growingup#lovestory
Modesty [mod-uh-stee], noun.
Definition of modesty according to major dictionaries:
The quality or state of being unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one's abilities.
Antonyms: arrogance, boldness, conceit, ego, pride, self-confidence
To me, modesty is nothing else but a made-up word or rather a tool created on purpose or adopted by a larger group of people with a goal to suppress individualism, critical thinking and the ability and freedom to express ourselves, our dreams, goals and qualities that don’t fit in what’s considered to be social norms and to make the comfort zone a safe and normal place. I have never met a successful individual in any field using this word or calling anyone who does not fit within the “modesty” definition for arrogant, conceded or ego-centric. I used to live in a country where being “modest" is a social norm and standing out in any way would automatically place you in a category of social outlaws, trouble makers, dreamers or freaks. I say to hell with that. By highlighting your own qualities, standing up for yourself or showing what you know, what you have built, created or earned in your life does not make you a jerk, arrogant or "non-modest" (I came up with that word) and it does not mean that you think everyone else is inferior to you. On the contrary you are just inspiring others to achieve the same. I strongly believe that EVERY individual on this earth has a special skill and talent that could turn them into a genius in that specific field if they were given an opportunity and freedom to express themselves and develop their talent in a way that "the modesty mafia” does not find it socially damaging. If I listened to those who tried to put me down or convert me to what they thought was modest and normal I would still be in the same studio apartment in that cold country eating my caned tuna and driving my 1987 red Honda Civic. Every time you meet anyone who tries to put a lid on your dreams and ability, run away (literally). #anti#modest