Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Demo- Want You More

New Demo, damn, finally something out of the lab, I know its been awhile but things seem to be rolling again. Want You More

Sex Or Food? You Decide

In our society, eating is viewed similarly to sex. However, people rely more on food for pleasure than on sex. You don't see people constantly seeking pleasure from sex in the way they do with food. Rather, sexual pleasure, pleasure from hobbies, pleasure from playing sports, and pleasure from interacting with friends and family are all treated as enjoyable activities to be indulged in at appropriate times. I don't see people fornicating in the streets, nor do I see people leaving work in the middle of the day to play basketball or go fishing or do whatever else they find pleasurable.

When it comes to eating, though, the underlying, subconscious idea that has been instilled in peoples' heads is that every meal, of every day, of every week, must taste so good that you are overwhelmed with pleasure. Very few people that I know dislike the taste of apples. But few Americans eat apples with the same frequency as they eat starchy or sugary snack foods, even though apples are more healthful. Similarly, very few people that I know dislike the taste of water. But few Americans drink water with the same frequency as they drink soda or other sweet-tasting fluids. Why? Because apples and water don't cause people to go ummm when they consume them.

Outside of Western culture - in rural India, China, and Africa, for instance - eating is viewed primarily as a source of nourishment, not pleasure. Sure eating is one of the pleasures of life, but that's not the purpose of eating. Few people realize how completely they have been brainwashed by powerful market forces in society; but the fact is that many Americans subconsciously hold every meal to the standards of an orgy. Long-term success requires that you replace this self-defeating mindset with a self-empowering one.

from Rob Faigin's Natural Hormonal Enhancement

Friday, April 21, 2006

USS Blue Ridge(LCC-19) 17 Year Anniversary

Not only is it Earth Day tomorrow, its my anniversary of both joing the U.S. Navy and finishing my tour, April 22nd. Truly a very special day for me, both the beginning of my adventure into this thing we call life and my arrival back home to a country in inner turmoil (now international as well).
The shot above (2nd) was my last of many visits to Hong Kong, I was on a plane bound for the U.S. about two weeks after this shot was taken. If I could only tell you about the never ending sea stories about my five years abroad. Just ask:) but beware, there probably aren't enough years left on your life for all of the stories:)

Monday, April 17, 2006

The TRSQ Commentary- Conformity

A dear friend of mine passed on a book to me to read, I thought it prudent to relay a passage that really hit home for me personally, and it too, may do the same for you, its about 'conformity'
we all adhere to this dreaded "C" word in some form or fashion:

One thing you must put aside in order to fulfill your destiny is conformity. We all conform in hundreds of ways. Even those of us who feel we have travelled on our own seperate paths, who have lived more of less as free and independent spirits are conformist to some extent but you must realize the ways in which you should not conform. You should not lead your life according to the dictates and mandates of others. Confoming to the whims and standards of others is insidious and dangerous. There is a human tendency, no doubt acquired and strengthened in childhood to believe that whatever people in significant numbers are doing must be correct or so many would not be doing it. We live in a society in which popularity is confused with superiorty or excellence. For example the most popular consumer brands are not neccessarily the best consumer brands. American made cars and clothing are heavily advertised and therefore are most popular. But the truth of matter is, the great majoirity of people seldom enjoy the best of anything clothes, cars, cuisine or life-style. The best is never the most popular. You must find your own unique pathway in the world; the masses or majority never do. Until you set the tone for your existence, you will follow others, who are, in turn following you as you. As you continue your trek to greatness you must remember this: If you do the exact opposite of what everyone else is doing you'll probably avoid one of lifes most costly mistakes---conforming.

These are the opinions of Theron of the TRSQ and just that, opinions, these views are not to offend or disrespect but only to open the inner mind to new perspectives.

courtesy of Think and Grow Rich, A Black Choice, by Dennis Kimbro and Napoleon Hill