Figure out life as you go!Continue reading “IMPROVISE.”
How does one become a great blogger, and what does it mean to become a great blogger? My thoughts.
First of all, I believe it means to give yourself the freedom to blog about anything. Literally anything on your mind. And the best blogger is the most fearless blogger; the most courageous blogger. It ain’t about being ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ — it is about not censoring yourself. The more directly and honestly you can speak your mind, the better.
Also, it means for longevity. To never run out of ideas to blog about; this is the goal!
How is photography actually done in the real world?
Perhaps this is why street photography is so fun and interesting — all randomness, chaos and chance. Street photography as insanely fun because you can control so little of it. And perhaps this is what creates a more fun game and challenge for us?Continue reading “REAL PHOTO”
All day, every day.Continue reading “WHEN TO THINK ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY”
Photography as a tool to augment joy and thanksgiving in your life.Continue reading “How to Think About Photography”
In other words, defense with financial matters as more robust than offense in additional money-acquisition matters.
A better life means a life of *more* freedom: freedom of movement, freedom over your schedule, freedom over your activities and freedom over your life!Continue reading “What is a Better Life?”
The striving towards satisfaction; a sucker’s game. Why? Once you’re satisfied… then what?Continue reading “Satisfaction is a Sucker’s Game”
Meat, glorious meat!Continue reading “No Meat, No Life.”
Let us not be suckered and fooled:
Digital publishing (not print) is king.
Digital is far superior to print in sooo many different ways:
- Ability to re-edit past publications
- Cost (virtually free)
- Scale (can manipulate and spread almost indefinitely!)
Digital publishing, media includes your photos, thoughts, words, videos, sound, art, movements, and far far more:Continue reading “DIGITAL PUBLISHING IS KING.”
It all comes down to moving others and the people!Continue reading “HOW TO MOVE AND MOTIVATE PEOPLE”
It seems the most ‘antifragile‘ mindset to have is this:
Continue reading “The Stoic-Entrepreneurship Mindset”
Remain the strong zen-stoic calm of what you cannot control, but when you do identify what you *can* control, strive to exploit that to the maximum!
Shine brighter:Continue reading “How to Outshine Others”
Conserve your energy and power. Don’t complain; change:Continue reading “SEEK YOUR OWN PERSONAL MAXIMAL BENEFIT INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING”
Leverage what’s in your power to change, and when you cannot change certain things, let it be. Or given the constraints of something you cannot change, seek your own personal maximum benefit!
I’m very grateful for my life, all my advantages and accomplishments yet I’m still dissatisfied — I want more. Perhaps this is a good hybrid? To harness dissatisfaction to continue to hustle forward, yet still expressing and feeling gratitude for your past accomplishments?
The goal in photography: to never run out of inspiration and motivation to keep making new photos, to never lose your enthusiasm to keep exploring, and creating the new!Continue reading “Photography Longevity”
A life of perfect ease and satisfaction … how would we be any different than happy cows?Continue reading “Why Dissatisfaction is Good”
A personal essay on how I appreciate cops so much (especially coach Greg Lowe, former Oakland PD head), and in defense of cops in general:Continue reading “IN DEFENSE OF COPS”
What gets us moving and what motivates us to move, act, do, create and challenge things? My thought: perhaps dissatisfaction is good. If we were perfectly satisfied with everything, what motivation or motive would we have to do anything?
I am a very curious case. On one hand, I am very anti consumerist and capitalist. On the other hand, I am very pro-capitalism and pro-consumerism in other contexts and domains. This is the tricky thing:
There are times when buying stuff (merino wool clothing, happy lamps at home, workout equipment and weights for home) is legitimately a good use of money. And there are other times when money is a huuuuge waste like buying expensive sneakers, expensive watches, expensive cars, etc.
Then I suppose the pragmatic goal we have is this:
When is capitalism-consumerism bad, and when is it good?
So the ‘when‘ question needs to be addressed!
Hack your environment:Continue reading “ENVIRONMENT HACKING”
Going from a 300 square foot “luxury” minimalist studio apartment to a 1,700 square foot 2 bedroom, 2 bath, enclosed garage, three floors— I will easily say:
The smaller more high quality (well designed space in a “luxury” apartment complex) space is superior.
Why? Some reasons:Continue reading “Big Homes Are Overrated”
In order to become more.
Insane goals are the best and only goals worth pursuing in life!
Like Big Sean said: “The city is metabolic and my metropolis”.
The city as more dynamic, alive, and metabolic. A greater form of society. More energy, force. The beauty of a concrete paradise.
Regret will help you make superior decisions in the future!Continue reading “The Philosophy of Regret”
Never blame others, only yourself. And if you regret a certain life decision, harness that regret to *NOT* make a more costly decision in the future!
More important: natural light, quality of goods, color and aesthetics of materials, big ceilings, and huge windows.
No aesthetics, no beauty.
Why beauty? Beauty is the great physiological joy of humankind. And we as artists… aesthetics is all we care for. Beauty and only beauty — we hate the ugly!
Then the goal is this:
To surround ourselves with only the beautiful, and to strive to create beautiful things, and to become *MORE* beautiful ourselves.
To focus on our own self-beautification.
A life only focused on utility — a slave-like existence.