The Truth About Victimhood

It’s true that anyone can fall victim to something unwanted whether it be illness, crime or nature, but it’s the labels we impose on ourselves that will determine whether we remain victims or forge ahead as conquerors, strengthened by adversity and accepting of what life puts before us. When the word victimhood is imposed on us it cultivates ideas of brokenness. It reminds us that we are incomplete and incapable. It denies the concept of strength and holds up false values attached to playing the role of victim. It reminds us again and again that we can’t operate and succeed … Continue reading The Truth About Victimhood

The Truth About Individuality

The struggle for individuality is real. It’s a sad irony that it persists only because we judge others and wage war against those we don’t understand. When we become threatened by the individual whose expressions run counter to anything we like or comprehend, it is easy for some of us to condemn them for it.   In turn, we are paid back by having to struggle with a desire to express our own nature, one that has become repressed and buried so as to avoid a backlash that we know exists. We know it exists because we’ve taken part in … Continue reading The Truth About Individuality

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

Inversion and selfishness are at the root of all lies. Lies are not just the inversion of truth, but the inversion and destruction of reason. A lying individual may take up the practice not just to get his way, but for reasons he views as being purely practical.  He may not be clever enough to get away with his fabrications for long, but there will always be more lies and excuses to justify them. A good liar not only lies to others, but to himself as well. The imagined practicality of telling lies offers the liar opportunity to proceed up … Continue reading THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

The Truth About Awareness

I think about the word awareness often and it occurred to me that not everyone understands it in the same way. For some it is an ability to discern truth buried amongst falsehoods and misinformation. For others it is something imposed on us by a system that always seems to be telling us about things it thinks we have no clue or opinion about. Unlike grassroots education that can utilize symbolic imagery, awareness is rarely brought about through government or corporate sponsorship and is not about colored ribbons we can pin to our chests or rubber bracelets that tell everyone … Continue reading The Truth About Awareness

The Truth About Virtue

Virtue is undefiled purity. It is a gift of love. It is a gift imparted to those who feel acts of kindness and empathy. Virtue resides in the heart of man, not his brain. You see, virtue is not a determination of what you consider to be ‘good’, virtue is just doing it without thinking of its rewards or how it might benefit others. The truth about virtue is most easily accessed by looking at what it is not. Virtue is not about seeking! It is not about trying to find the most obscure and disenfranchised person to hold up … Continue reading The Truth About Virtue

The Truth About Hysteria

Hysteria is a manufactured mental disorder that preys on the minds of those easily influenced by suggestion. Disorder and confusion are not by-products of hysteria, but causes of it. Schemes that create insecurity are inoculated into susceptible minds by those who prey on the weak. The planted ideas germinate and the result is a paralysis of dread and fear that prompts those under its spell to respond to life like a sputtering chainsaw. Repetition plays a major role in establishing a foothold of dread and angst in a victim of hysteria. They are battered and attacked at every turn with … Continue reading The Truth About Hysteria

The Truth About Role Play

This morning I went to Youtube and my account was logged out so I was seeing the site as it is presented to anyone going there for the first time. None of my followed channels or interests showed up, just the stuff that they want to impose on whoever goes to the site. No surprise that the hand-picked offerings were pure distraction and vapid uselessness. But among the very mainstream and overhyped timewasters were a number of channels and topics devoted to Role Play. At first I found this odd that it should factor so high up on their programming … Continue reading The Truth About Role Play

The Truth About Deception

I had a dream in which I discovered that someone I admired and was learning valuable information from was a heartless serial killer. The dream coincided with my reading a book about familiar spirits and the possibility of good or bad influences communicating with us in our dreams. I took the dream to mean that I was possibly being deceived by an entity that wanted me to have doubt about something I cared about, or perhaps my subconscious brought out doubt that was already there. Who can be sure when it comes to these things, but the timing of the … Continue reading The Truth About Deception

The Truth About Inclusivity

The word ‘inclusive’ sounds awesome, right? All you can drink, all you can eat, and everyone’s invited! If that’s the case, I’m left wondering why it seems like there are so many restrictions to what is deemed inclusive. Has this word been hijacked like so many others to mean the opposite and it now requires footnotes to guide us to a more superlative, updated meaning? The truth about inclusivity is that it is not about zeroing in on who we want to have on board. It is about accepting even those we may not like and accepting anyone who wants … Continue reading The Truth About Inclusivity