On the Freedom of Information and Expression

“In the absence of the governmental checks and balances present in other areas of our national life, the only effective restraint upon executive policy and power in the areas of national defense and international affairs may lie in an enlightened citizenry — in an informed and critical public opinion which alone can here protect the values of democratic government. For this reason, it is perhaps here that a press that is alert, aware, and free most vitally serves the basic purpose of the First Amendment. For, without an informed and free press, there cannot be an enlightened people.”

– Justice Potter Stewart, New York Times Co. v. United States, June 30, 1971

The Question of Motivation

Why do so few people seem to ever possess motivation?

Motivation and enthusiasm manifest as desire and interest, and as a driving force that pushes you to take action and pursue goals. A lack of motivation is the main reason for failure and it is the core reason behind why 98% of people are “okay” with living a mediocre life. Continue reading The Question of Motivation

The Dropout Hall Of Fame

I often struggled in school – In my mind it was never engaging enough or relevant enough or fast enough, and it always took up way too much time out of every day. As a result I rarely made time to study and barely scraped by with just enough effort to maintain passing grades. I finally graduated high school and did what most other high-school graduates are pressured by their peers and parents into doing – I went to college. It didn’t take long before I had taken all that I could take. After two semesters of college, I dropped out and never returned.


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My Goals


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Goals are very interesting in that they sprout from the very essence of who we are as people. Goals are the self-directed road map to where we each desire to go in life. Our choice of life goals is directly connected to the pains we have experienced.
Pain is a universal reveler of our true nature. It is within the fires of suffering that greatness is born and weakness is revealed. The pain we experience then translates into life-long reactions by the formation of goals (intentional or otherwise). These goals are our treasures which no man can take away.

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Fear vs Freedom

“I’d rather be a homeless man on a mission than an average guy without a reason to live.”

~ William Thompson

Have you ever felt that after putting in the time at work and all the time necessary to maintain your family and personal well being that the remaining time is too little to bother with “truly living”? It’s so boring most of the time and you wish with all your heart that you could go on an adventure or a vacation without having to miss payments on your bills and miss time at work – but you’re trapped.

With the way our society is structured people often fall into a rut that feels rather hopeless – I was there only a few years ago. I worked at a gas station. And no matter how hard I tried to climb the ranks or save money or allocate time to adventure, I couldn’t ignore the harsh reality that I was a slave to that lifestyle. The money was never quite enough so I had to cut out simple luxuries. The time was never enough so I had to cut out adventures. And at the end of the day I just wanted to get rested up so that I could adequately perform my job the following day. It was a hopeless cycle. Continue reading Fear vs Freedom