modern living (tag)

Enjoy life

Truism time! Enjoy life, for it is extremely short.

The moments of such revelation are seldom, perhaps you get one every year or so, and they are almost instantly negated or, worse, dismissed out of misguided cynicism. This is probably the only revelation worth living by. Yet we almost never do, even after being blessed with it, more than once.

Enjoy life, for it is absurdly short if you don’t. Plus, it’s sometimes shorter than expected.

Age of doubt

“Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.” Groucho Marx

“Thou shalt not entertain any firm beliefs.” Good or bad, that’s not important. Intuitive, or based on the best science, it doesn’t matter either. What seems to matter now is that you should never be certain of anything.

This age demands that you remain ignorant, despite the unprecedented amount of knowledge this age amassed. No matter how much you know (or feel) is right, you should not base your confidence on your certainty. “You must never be certain”, is what is asked of you. And it prepares the ground for “every opinion is valid.” Coupled with “anyone is entitled to their opinion on anything”, this heralds the end of civilization.

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The Ultimate Weight Loss Plan

Lose weight? Nothing to it!

Well, then. You finally admitted to yourself that you might have a slight weight problem. Meaning you’re just a tad overweight. No too much, obviously. OK, maybe too much. Anyway, you’ve become aware that it’s no longer cool to just ignore the fact that the your clothes don’t fit anymore and others call you names. Like “fatty”.

You’ve got to thinking and admitted that this is actually a disease, can be compared to heart failure or cancer. Well, you’ve come to the right place! You’re about to find out about the easiest, most comfortable, dare I say pleasurable, weight loss plan out there!

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The thing about personal development

It’s so damn personal!

However stupefying this may seem, in light of all recent technological advances, personal development remains so darned personal.

Self betterment is still so much about the actual “self”. “Personal” and “self” continue to be the keywords here. Who’d have thought that with all this technology we’d  still have to take personal development personally? Shameful.

There are over seventy seven hundred million results for “personal development” in Google search, and over forty three hundred for “self development”. People obviously have an need to discuss it, mainly teaching it to others. Which is utterly absurd, to put it mildly.

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Micro-blogging

Public micro-blogging is exactly the crap that was missing for an even more irrelevant web in an even more hysterical world.

Who doesn’t need such useful information and insight:

11:45 just crapped. you?

11:46 http://youtu.be/plWnm7UpsXk

11:47 wiped ass. you?

11:48 forgot. any one knows what’s a kundera?

And this is the mankind you get high hopes about. If you’re a raging lunatic, maybe.

Instead of private blogging, how about, hm, email? Or IM, maybe? Nah, those are so passeé, darling.

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News intoxication

No one knows it better than the sufferer, the recovering sick man I speak for.

reddit, digg it, fave it, share it, tweet it, blog it, ping it, track it back, IM it, mail it. Track it, don’t let it slip. Scan both ways, hunt it high & low, stay informed, breath it in, fill yourself up.

Is it raining? Sunny skies? Millennia? Has it been millennia?! No matter, where was I? Ah, yes! digg it, reddit, blog it, tweet it! Nothing, on nothing, a rich lady whore, an imbecile cop, a thousand corrupt politicians, two dead, four explosions, a hundred wounded, Huffington Post, a singing whore, iPod, the new iPod, meme, Techmeme, boing2, red carpet, Bond, aggregator, the lich king!! Two hundred thousand corrupt politicians, oil, Amazon, green, eco, Prius, RSS, puppies,  chihuahua, high velocity projectiles, Python, web 2.0, Google, “I love you”, choose payment method.

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My worst enemy

A moment of realization is worth a thousand prayers. Mickey Knox

Is, quite obviously, myself.  I’m not alone in this, when I say “I”, maybe you should read “you” or “we”.

The things I do(n’t do)

I don’t appreciate what I have, and often think I could be better off. I keep overlooking the beauty of each passing moment, and always expect more. I’m trying to live in the future, as a way of avoiding the present.

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