antifa is like the kidz bop version of the IRA.
— Aedonis Bravo (@lordaedonis) August 17, 2017
This topic came to my head after seeing this, which instantly put me into a train of thought about selective outrage censorship and how it’s trying to be used to keep ideas from being discussed and snuff them out. Now before I get started on this topic, let’s get one thing straight (and you can quote me on this):
So we’ve gotten to the point where politics is the new american pastime, which is a good thing considering the things that politicians decide have long-term effects on all of us. With the coming of a Trump Presidency we have seen it get to a point where now everyone has something to say whenever anything happens, but a lot of people have a bunch of nothing to add to the conversation and they’re hurting more than they’re helping – themselves, among others.
So after months and months of teasing, I’m finally getting ready to be able to debut my new book. It has been reworked quite a few times since its conception and honestly can’t even be considered the same book as the original draft. One thing I was lacking in that I realized was severely needed was my signature style, my brash,“this is how things are and you can either accept and adapt to them, or work to change them” type of style. It was at first more of a generic, basic bitch self improvement book and had no flair or originality that separated me from anyone else. Looking back, it isn’t something that I would have been too proud of releasing and that’s why I’ve reworked it so much.
So as you may have already heard, an employee of google named James Damore recently wrote a memo (you can read the full version here without the media retractions for their narrative) discussing the differences between men and women in the workplace and what might cause them to seek out different paths. All he said were things along the lines of
Self improvement, it’s literally the core and yet bane of everyone’s existence. Everyone wants to live each day being a better them than they were the day before, and yet most people don’t find pleasure in the work and time it takes to really get to levels of noticeable improvement – be it physically, financially, mentally or any other way. I myself find myself at times to be frustrated with my own journeys, I’ve honestly been something of a fat vapid blob for most of my life so it’s nice being able to mold myself like clay, but like I said at times it’s frustrating.
“The journey of a million miles begins with a single step”
I’m sure we’ve all heard this phrase or have seen it hanging on our 3rd grade teacher’s door on some cheesy cliche motivational poster. It’s one of those types of phrases that sticks with you, you run it through your head a few times and it sticks into your consciousness. I’ve had several teachers who had this hanging up and loved it, and it took until now that I’m older to see what that phrase truly means.