Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Page three.

A Journey for Freedom

“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Quite profoundly spoken, by the American activist and leader, Martin Luther King, the above quote demonstrates a great respect for a man of passion; a man of belief. However, we fail to address this – are we dying for the right reasons? Are our battles justified? Will they result in freedom?

There are too many wants, too many wishes - and there is not nearly enough action. Most people want to offer assistance in one way or another. We all strive for justice, for freedom. Unfortunately, no one really knows how to get there.

Our world, is one of on-going conflict. We have suffered the greatest wars, the most destructive disasters – on both an internal and external scale. See, our focuses tend to sway toward such things that carry a lesser significance. As a result, we fail to recognise that which is important. We fail to acknowledge our own thoughts and opinions, as many of us, in this idle, modern world, allow these to be made for us. The consequence – countless individuals squander their lives on a journey of self-discovery. We try to find our ‘truer’ selves, as the 4th leg of the Government - the media - have taken the ability for many of us to think for ourselves. Though, we should not be mistaken into blaming the media. It is the weaknesses of the people themselves, that restrict their abilities to dream; that allow their thoughts to be thought for them, their opinions to be made for them, their actions to be decided for them.

Albert Einstein, one of the most influential Physicists of all time, famously said, "Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."

It is these habits that we must break. We each are parted into three – our physical, mental and emotional selves. We must take ownership of each ‘self,’ in order to ultimately rid us of these outlandish journeys of self-discovery. You are the person that you are, when nobody else is around you. Only after having a grasp of complete self-empowerment, can we conclude our internal battles, and work toward fighting a bigger one.

Conquer yourself before you conquer the world.

Empowerment of oneself is the first step towards freedom - only then can you begin your journey.

- T -

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Page two.

Dreamers and Thinkers

We live in a world of science – a world that is based, entirely, on assumptions and theories. A universe, which in a manner of speaking, is utterly boundless. The word ‘impossible,’ has become a mythical thing of the past. And so, in order to keep up with the rapid development and growth of the economical world today, we have no choice but to look upon things with a completely open mind. For those who are unable to look at things openly, will surely be left behind, in this magnificent era.

"Most people see things that are there, and ask, 'Why?'. Dreamers see things that aren't there, and ask, 'Why not?'"

This fragment of lyrics, beautifully and articulately worded, is by an artist, more commonly known by the name, ‘Lowkey.’ This artist, however, fails to respectfully acknowledge those who ask "Why?" - I call these people, the thinkers. Those who have made the world what it is today. The individuals, that have managed to consider the most intricate of questions, in order for the world to run its course, effortlessly. For instance, an economist's attention to detail, when considering why waiting staff are paid more than assistant chefs? Or why bars charge for water, but offer peanuts for free? We owe it to the thinkers of our small world, such as Scientists, for the medical breakthroughs and cures. And our Mathematicians, for the revolutionary, 'futuristic,' technology we have today.

We then come to our dreamers – the rare individuals, with the ability to believe. The people we owe it to, for movements such as aid work and charity, the inspiration of art and music and unquestionably, Star Trek. Although the gift of being a dreamer can be somewhat burdening, it offers the rest of the world an escape. Dreamers present to us various methods of relief and liberation, through such things as music, film, drama and writing. It is the dreamers of the world that offer us inspiration, guidance and hope.

Now, we have but a single question. How can we acknowledge he, who is both a thinker and a dreamer? A man who will not only question what is, but will also question what is not. For both qualities to be brought together, so perfectly, is a true rarity - as it can, quite often, be tainted by lack of an 'open mind'.
Surely, upon delving into a Gaping Mind, the mind will be that of both a thinker and a dreamer. The only thing left to do now, is to decide.

Dreamers: Pull the world together.

I know what I am, but what are you?

- T -

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Page one.

An Introduction

I admire nothing, as I do passion. That drive to discover, to reach, to achieve - it's mesmeric.

A brief introduction of myself: I am in my youth - my life patiently waiting to be lived, even if I do refuse to see a future.

My relationships with beings are held, and bonded, with my mind - my coherent self.
My relationships, be them somewhat disconnected, with Mathematics, Economics, Music, Fashion and of course Doctor Who, are held and bonded with my heart - my partial self.
For me, everything may not be in order, but is, most certainly, in control.
Something personal: I had experienced, most unfortunately, a full life, before reaching the mere age of 20. I see what many people do not. I feel what most people cannot. I think what everyone refuses to.

Also, Death follows me.

There is not a single person that I dislike, although, there are very few people that do not anger me. The reason for this? Lack of depth. Lack of character. Lack of ambition.

To summarise this short post - love with your mind, think with your heart.

And here, I end page one.

- T -