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Rare Birds – How The System Is Creating The Extinction Of Species In The Job Market

The Problem:

Life has some problems, some of them are serious. There has been a steady de-valuation of human life for some time. These problems are likely caused by supply and demand, or the lack thereof. Seems the supply of humans is high, and the demand is low. Thus, they have lost some of their value; much to their harm.

Seems the book “Snow Crash” by Neil Stephenson is starting to ring true today; the world has been reduced to: Movies, Music, Micro-code, and High Speed Pizza Delivery. That doesn’t leave much room for anything else in life to grow.

The obvious choices we once had for respecting people for skill, or talent have fallen far from people’s minds. Today, they care nothing about effort, skill, or talent. With that in mind, here are some species that are going to go extinct.

  1. Photographers
  2. Graphic Artists
  3. Authors
  4. Web Designers
  5. Poets
  6. Desktop Publishing

Just as forty years ago, printing was a booming business, today you would be hard pressed to find someone with a printing press. It seems the days of yesterday have vanished right before our eyes.

There needs to be some value, even if artificial to the creative trades that support many thousands of people today. Seems, there has been little value placed on really living. Most today are content with just existing, and have been existing like zombie cat shit.

That is no way to live. Some people say, “Be content just existing.” This is really a very harmful way to think. If one were to be content with just existing in any fashion available, life would be reduced to a prison cell; where people sit on a toilet in front of a big screen television, while eating and shitting simultaneously. We don’t want that kind of uniformity.

Life has to get better, and right quick. Something has to be done to make life better for everyone. There has to be some value placed on those in the creative arts, because that is where the future is at. Otherwise, employment will be reduced to nothing more than adult day care where they pay you to attend.

There has to be value in what we do, most people don’t understand the level of effort it takes to be really good at something. Most people are content with just so-so work, and content with entertainment that is just average.

The problems with the devaluation of life can not be tolerated, something has to be done to bring meaning, and value back into our lives. There are so many broken people in this world, that it’s going to take a miracle to heal them.

Really something has to change for the better. It has been rough going a long time. Most people today; they are all hurting. Who will help fix their pain, and make life better?

Really, people have to start being kind again. It has been far too long since people really cared about others. It is time for something to happen that changes all this. We have to start to see the value the creative arts have in our lives.

You don’t want to be content with just existing, because just existing with what ever conditions they will give you, wouldn’t make life better. Really we have to feel like we have some value in life. Our lives matter, and should be respected. Hence, something has to be done to make life better.

Society has lost its way in this world, people are not functional, and have not been having any fun. Really, we have to start having some fun with it. People are so polarized, it is starting to harm everyone that is living. Who can survive?

We have to be more than warm sacks of shit. However, it seems that is what they are trying to reduce us into being. If nothing else, the things that set us apart, are our talent, skill, and effort we put forth. Machines will never really have those things. Good thing too!

Do what you can, while you can do such. Life has to change, for the better. You know?

Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash

Written by: Ctopher Thomas, A Real Misfit!

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Accomplishments This Year

Here is a rundown of my year so far to date.

Accomplishments

This year has been busy. I’ve done a lot in a short period of time. More than most people do in an entire year. Below are the things I’ve been working on this year.

Videos

This year, I have made six videos. Some of them turned out really pretty good. Not that anyone noticed, they didn’t care.

Website

Countless hours working on websites: Below are some of the stuff I’ve been doing with my websites.

Misfit.Ctopher.Me

  • Added Like Buttons to gallery photos
  • Added Cookie Consent Banner
  • Algorithm For Did You Know Posts
  • CSS Theme Switcher
  • Javascript Jump Menu php, MySQL
  • BETA coin flip written in PHP
  • CSS media queries for different devices
  • Lazy load images for Gallery photos and Gallery
  • Graphic redesign for footer
  • Added Page For Books with links
  • Solved Javascript onload problems

My Day (This site moved) now at:

misfit.ctopher.me/myday/

  • Designed Entire Site
  • Programmed entire site from scratch
  • Made photo upload pages, and edit page
  • Lazy Load for images on most pages
  • List View and worked out dates for grouping
  • Footer pages
  • By-Day pages with only that days photos
  • Pagination of By-Day pages
  • Cron Jobs Written

Misfit-Writers – Not Finished

  • Wrote Journal App in php
  • Made auto save javascript for database
  • programmed entire site from scratch
  • ToDo: Multi User Functions

There is a lot more I’ve done, but this is what I’m willing to talk about.

Writing

This year I have written 32 blog posts for mydigitalchaos.blog. Some of them are pretty good. They all have a photo attached with them, and have been carefully written and edited.

  • Thinking Outside The Box
  • Notes From Earth
  • Set XYZZY
  • Visions For The Future – Essay
  • Visions For The Future – The Problem With Progress Today
  • Do Something Great
  • It’s Time To Wake Up
  • Writing Levels And How To Go From Average To Great
  • A Life I Used To Have
  • A Little Racy
  • Thoughts About Value, Meaning, and Being of Worth To Others
  • What Is Advantageous?
  • Creative Arts – In Peril Or Ready To Bloom?
  • Shot In The Dark
  • More Dog Balls
  • One World Government
  • Get Your Creative Seeds and Long Term Inspiration
  • How To Be Successful With Your Journals
  • Posse Bonus Post
  • Depressed because of bots, buggers, and Digital Oppression
  • Why Quality Food Matters and Makes Life Enjoyable
  • Humans Are Shameful
  • Digital Lifestyle of A Geek
  • Today’s Lesson: Quiet Introspection
  • Quick Note
  • High Rise Of The Mind
  • Classical Corner: Music To Sleep With
  • What I Want
  • From A Dark Place
  • 8 Steps To Beautify Your Heart, Mind, and Soul
  • In The Flux
  • A Brief Guide On How To Write

Photography

I’ve taken photos for myself, and my websites. Some of them turned out pretty well. I’ve developed skill and talent with taking photos.

I’ve also done some custom artwork, and a little painting.

Conclusion:

This year is off to a great start. Maybe the momentum will continue to build. Maybe I can make something good that people will use. I hope to gain some skills, and talent from what I’m doing.

Check them out.

Written by: Ctopher Thomas, A Real Misfit

Photo Credit: Photo by Persnickety Prints on Unsplash

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A Brief Guide On How To Write

The Basics In A Nutshell

In simple terms, writing is thinking for your audience. They are going to have to think every word you write. Therefore, your authors voice has to be easy and gentile enough that the reader can understand it.

People in general, they don’t like to have to think too much. So if your writing can be a guide to helping them think, so much the better. However, your authors voice has to be enjoyable to endure thinking what you say.

In the simple terms, you have to make a nice thoughts connected with enough thoughts that the reader can picture, and sense the environment you want them to experience.

So write nice, and make the reader enjoy thinking what you write. If you can write clearly, then the reader will enjoy thinking what you wrote.

Conclusion

In simple terms, that is the idea in a nutshell. So be kind, write in such a way people will enjoy thinking what you wrote.

Written By: Ctopher Thomas, A Real Misfit!

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A Little Racy: Enjoy!

Feed Your Head

Short Story, written when I was bored. Its Racy A Bit.

Today I turned eighteen, as required I’m reporting to the department for Young Women; The Job Interview. It’s a nice building, doesn’t seem that bad, I think that it’s possible to handle this whole thing and not break a sweat.

I wait in line, some half an hour; when my turn to speak at the front desk, they ask for my identification, they take a good look at it, run my chip in the computer system, and then tell me to wait in the green room with the others like myself.

It looks like they are going to talk with the other girls here as a group, seems like some kind of orientation to me. Maybe it’s not a big deal. I’ve never heard about having to do this before from other girls, so I don’t know what to expect.

We wait for almost an hour, then a man dressed in a military uniform walks in, and says, “Lets go, follow me in the debriefing room.” We get up, not like I brought anything with me, so I make for following the other girls into the next room.

We sit down in nice neat rows, and they play a series of videos that we are forced to watch regardless if we want to or not. Seems like basic rules and regulation kind of stuff to me. Most of this is stuff I already know; but they seem to be making a strong point about what the rules are.

I notice before the end of the the last video a woman standing outside the door to the room we are in, she looks tough; like she really means business. I Hope that there are no run ins with her, I would dread of having to face her after this kind of lecture we’re getting sitting here now.

“your cards have all been upgraded, your new id will be ready in five minutes; we just have to print them out. Please wait in the next room until your id is printed, then you may leave here.”

The man in the military uniform closes the projector and turns the light on so we can get up and leave the room. The girls are all going out the main door, I don’t see any sign of the rough looking woman so I follow them walking out the door.

“You, come with me.” The woman that means business takes me by the arm and pulls me to follow her down the hall. “I thought I was going with the other girls?” I ask hoping she will let me go. “No, not you; we want to have a word with you.” The woman who I notice is wearing a name badge that says: Lt Davis.

I follow the woman down the hall to an office. She motions for me to sit down, “Be quiet and listen.” she says, she walks around the desk and sits down in front of me.

“Your a smart girl, at least you look like a smart girl. You have good marks in school, and have passed all your tests, so far to date. We have another test for you to pass, then if we like you well enough; a job for you.”

She takes a payment card out of her desk, looks at it; runs it through the computer terminal at her desk and hands it to me. I look at it, it has my photo on it, and it says: “Platinum Card” on the front of it. I don’t have any idea what they want me to do with this. Are the other girls getting one of these? I ask in a whisper.

“No, we think you might be special. As of today the state owns your body in whole. You will do what we want you to do and you will do such without question.” I start to object, and the woman Lt Davis says: “Mind and body are one and the same, the state owns your body, as of today you belong to us. You will do as you are told to do or you will be killed.”

I keep my mouth shut and try not to look her in the eye. I look at the platinum card in my hand and put it behind my identification card. Then my courage picks up a little bit, and I ask her: “What do you want me to do?”

“We want you to go have some fun, go shopping. Buy some nice clothes, have some good food, meet some men, and have sex with them.”

I start to object, “I’ve never had sex before, I’m not even sure how to do that.” The woman takes a BlueRay disk from the desk, and says, “Watch this and follow the instructions. Now you may leave, we will be watching you; so do as you’re told and you won’t end up dead.”

I stand up, and Lt Davis turns her back to me, I walk out of the office and down the hall to where the other girls were, seems they didn’t get the talking to that they gave me. I don’t know, with tears in my eyes, it’s hard to see real good. The other girls look at me like I just got into trouble, and give me the cold shoulder.

We file out of the building and I drive home. No one is here.

Chapter Two

I watch the video, it’s horrible. God I hope that I don’t have to do those things. I could never. The next day, I drive to the shopping mall, and walk into several stores, they ask what payment method I will be using, and promptly escort me out of the store, while pointing to the security guard. I walk up to the security guard and show him my platinum card, he takes me to the other end of the shopping area, where they scan my card and show me into a private shopping center I didn’t even know existed here.

Someone comes up to me, and asks to see my identification card, so I show them; they take the time to scan the chip and then with all due respect show me to the area I can buy clothing and accessories in.

It’s nice stuff. I mean, this stuff is things I’ve never seen in the shopping areas I’ve been in. It looks like luxury goods. I try on a few outfits and they seem to fit nicely. Maybe a little too well, they seem sure tight around my butt and breasts.

The shopping attendant helps me in picking out everything I need, and the thought that they are watching me terrifies me. What was that Lt Davis said, “You will do as you are told to do, or you will end up dead.” God, I don’t know if I can do this. This is scaring the living shit out of me.

I pick out five outfits and go to pay for the goods. I think this is enough for starters. The cashier takes the card, and runs it; then she frowns at me, and says: “Not enough, ten more.” I look at her and say: “Ten more what?” She says, “Ten more outfits from the private stock room.” She then hands me back my card and says: “Follow me.” I follow the woman and she walks through the store to the private stock room. This stuff doesn’t even look like clothes. I just look at her, finally I ask her to help me.

“I don’t even know what to get.” I say to her.

She helps me. We pick out things that seem like they would look best on me. But I’m not sure where I’m going to wear them. We take the goods to the counter, and I look at the outfits I had picked out in the first place; they seem very tame compared to what I just picked out.

The cashier takes the card and says: “Be back in a week for more clothes, you have a fifty thousand credit that expires in two months.”

I take the clothes home, and try on the makeup. I think it looks nice. But I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all this stuff. Then I play the BlueRay disk and watch the whole thing from start to finish. I follow the instruction as for what I was supposed to do to myself.

This somehow seems very interesting. The feeling I get from this is maybe its not going to be so awful after all. Still, I have my doubts, however the fear of Lt. Davis has made me a little tense, I don’t want to end up dead. I pack my purse, with a few things I picked up today, and dressed nicely in my new outfit, go to the side of town I was instructed to report to.

Written by Ctopher Thomas, A Real Misfit

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5 Reasons To Read My Books!

Good Reason To Buy My Books!!

Here are five brief reason to read Ctopher Thomas and the next steps you should take to acquire his work.

  • Life is short, these are worth your time.
  • They add culture to society and give you something to talk about.
  • If you carefully consider the content, it will improve your comprehension of some ultra cool ideas.
  • When everyone starts talking about it, you don’t want to miss out.
  • They will give you a thrill. Unless you are a total prude, these will pick your socks up.

First, bookmark this article. That way you can come back to here. Once you have that done, the order the books are read in does in fact matter. So here are the books in order they should be read in.

The Long Road
Dear Goth
Misfit Company 42

The Long Road

This book is available in ePub format, and print. You can pick a copy up on Apple Books, or from Lulu. This is a collection of short stories that spans more than ten years of work. There are stories that will make you think about the life you want. There are stories that will make you wonder, “How?”

https://www.the-long-road-book.com

Dear Goth

This book is available in print only. The poetry found in the book is available on the website and if you skip buying this book, at the very least do yourself a favor and read the poetry found within. Although it is very dark, look at the hope that lives in these words, that despite all the wrong, there is still hope to be had. Read the book also.

https://www.deargoth.com

Misfit Company 42

Calvin Winter
This book is available in ePub format from Apple Books. This book is the lives of two people that are extraordinary and that have some real adventures running Company 42. You can follow the story as they go from one galaxy to the next while hunting enemies that have tried to kill them; though few ever have a chance to try killing them twice.

https://www.misfit-company42.com

A Zombie Like Me

This book is available on the website, and is available in ePub format and html for those that want to read it online. This book is my autobiography and has some interesting points to consider about life, the world we live in, and why life could be better.

You will have to look for the site.

Conclusion

If you take the time to buy, and also read these books you will have something to talk about with other people when you think our culture has become extinct. These really will liven up your life, maybe give you a thrill, and likely bring new understanding about how great life could be.

Check them out, and read them right away.

Ctopher

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New Site: The Long Road

My book has been finished for almost a year, it is here waiting for you to read it. You can check the website out, read a sample chapter, and buy the book. It is perfect if you have an Apple iPad to read digital books on.

The book is called: The Long Road. It was a project that was more than ten years in the making, and has taken countless hours of time, effort, sweat, and tears.

I have mentioned this book a few times, it does matter that you check it out now. It has been professionally edited.

Check it out now!

The Long Road

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Misfit Company 42

The book has been completed some years now. Maybe 8 years ago when the final words were penned. It’s been edited maybe as long as it took to write it, maybe longer.

The website is up, with a very nice forward that is not found in the epub book as it exists today. This content is exclusive to the website, as you won’t find this anywhere else right now.

Check out Misfit-Company42.com. The site is up, and has some very nice words written to make you think. The book is done. Most people likely will find it far from being boring. It might give you a thrill. So enjoy.

I’m bored and working to make life better. This is one project that has been on my to-do list for a long time. So I guess it feels pretty good to have it done and checked off my list of projects.

Now I need a new project. Maybe some audio. . . .

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Dear Goth

My latest project is one that should have been done ten years ago. Back in the day; my life was much darker. I’ve since come a long ways since my dear goth days, however; the spirit won’t die. Thus, I’ve kept the work around in the hopes of making good use of it someday.

You can check the site out, point your browser to: Dear Goth

The photo of me on this site is circa 2010, some dark days of my life. Also most of the poetry is very old, most of it was saved from certain doom years ago, yet its still here.

Check out my new site: Dear Goth, spend some time reading my poetry, and be sure to check out the last poem in the set of poems. They say poets are lovers of life. I think that’s true. These are some dark poems, but they shine in the dark.

I’ve been thinking about if there is some interest in these poems and the book of life after death, then I will do some audio recordings of the poems and put them up on each page of poetry.

Depends on if anyone will show they care about them. There is also a quick escape link, in case you find the poetry too much to handle. I know its deep and dark, but you should have to deal with that.

Buy a copy of Dear Goth.

Written by: Ctopher Thomas, your 42bitpi Geek!

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Project Write A Book

Thoughts On Being An Author

There are many activities in life that can bring a person happiness. Having a wonderful life is just the start, there are some things in life that everyone should try at least once.

For me, this includes having written a book, or two. Being an author has a special kind of rewards to it. To say that writing an entire book with your own two hands and publishing it is a feat would be an understatement.

Writing your first book will make you pull your hair out. Learning to think in words and writing well, while trying to keep the plot strait, and not loose sight of the goals, it is quite the task to perform.

It gets easier once you write on a regular basis. However the first book will always have a special place in your heart as something you can be proud of having done. It takes an incredible amount of focus and attention to detail to write an entire book.

It is something everyone should do. Really! I think most people should write at least one book in their lifetime. With the technology we have available today, it is not only possible; it is also very practical.

Learn To Write, Learn To Think

People that write, are also people that read. My thinking in this matter is that if people were to write more often, then maybe they would start reading a lot more too.

While there is no proof that writers read more, I think it is sensible to believe that people that write read more often. I know my ability to read and write have improved over the years.

However, I have not undertaken the massive effort to write a new book in some ten years. While I have dabbled in short stories off and on over the years, actually writing a full book; daunting and frightening.

This may be one reason I recommend that others take on this project of writing their first book, because people need the experience of writing that first book and being scared shitless and out of their minds with trying to edit it.

I want the best for you. I really do. Hence, my suggestion that you take the time, learn to write; then start writing your first book. If you start now; four or five years from now, you might make it happen.

Results Are Few, But Worth It!!

Don’t expect success. Don’t expect rave reviews. However, what you will learn about the process and the effort it takes to complete this project are invaluable. It’s the kind of feeling you couldn’t get from watching TV.

Take the time, start today. Write the book that you want to read. Someone has to, because if they don’t; this world will be book poor in no time. There is a quote: Books will get you through times with no money; but money won’t get you through times without books.

That is likely very true. I wouldn’t know; the only thing I have are my books. It might be nice to have a taste of what the other side feels like, but I think I will keep most of my books.

Like I said, there is no experience like writing and publishing your first book. It’s a gigantic task. It takes months or years of effort, and will make you question what you know. You have to write something that you really believe in. See where it takes you; you might like it.

Please write something that puts beauty back into life. We have enough problems with life as it is. However, the issues of how to resolve conflict are subjects of entire library’s. Yet, remember to write something with a sense of hope, and make it beautiful so that the reader wants to read it.

Have Some Love

This takes being really in love with the words you write. You have to have a respect for them. Words and ideas can change the world, given enough time and skill.

As far as writing a new book; I have my doubts about taking on this task in the near future. Maybe someday, when I have the idea that really sits with me like a ton of bricks. My interest is really in putting something beautiful back into life. I’m going to have to work on it for a while.

Thus, you should start today. Because it may take many years for your book to come to completion. It is an important project that everyone should undertake once in their lifetime. It is also something that everyone should have to endure too. It will change your opinion of the task of writing good books.

Maybe if enough people write their first book, they will start to appreciate what good writing is really about? Maybe. One can always have hope. Maybe your book will change the world; give it a shot.

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Thoughts

Life is what God and men make it. Seems humans haven’t been doing a very good job keeping things in good shape, or running smoothly. My thoughts about this are that peoples attitudes and priorities are not in line with what matters the most.

Seems everyone these days is kind of bent in some way. Maybe this world is some kind of junk box? There is beauty here, if you look for it. However, you won’t find it if you’re looking in the wrong places.

We have to get back to what will really make us happy. I’ve been thinking about this. Sometimes what we think will make us happy, in the long run; really doesn’t satisfy. The world needs peace, humans have forgotten how to be kind. They have lost touch with their humility.

Something needs to change in this world. Most humans aren’t thinking, they don’t listen; and they don’t want to be wrong about anything. Humans need to get back to always being beginners. When everyone thinks they are experts, there is a lot of problems.

This is what we are seeing today. Everyone in their own eyes thinks they are experts, and none of them ever want to admit they are wrong. Because they don’t want to look bad; even for a second.

When you have the right frame of mind, everything else is easy. Too many people today have the wrong frame of mind about their lives. This makes things get out of perspective, and people loose touch with their priorities and then their attitude gets all bent.

Life has to get better. It really does. At this rate, the world will blink and be out of existence. There has to be some changes made in life. Start by being humble in your life. Then work on being kind to everyone. Work on your thoughts until you can live with yourself, and others are willing to live with you.

When everyone gets in the game, life gets better for everyone. That is what we want. Too many today are positive they are right about the wrong stuff. They need to work on their priorities and their attitudes until they are being humble and kind.

Here is some music to start your meditation with. Give it a listen!

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Written By: Ctopher Thomas Founder My Digital Chaos

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Books I have Read

In all fairness, I’m not reading much these days. I have been focused on writing and doing creative things. In addition to writing, I have been making music, playing with making video, and doing photography. That said, I’m including a link to all the books I have read in the last twenty years.

I have however read a number of books in my lifetime. About a hundred and forty to be told. If you are interested in seeing the books that I have put on my shelf, check out my goodreads account.

You might find something new to read. There are a few not on there yet too. I guess I need to update my list again.

I’m thinking that I might start reading again, if I can find books worthwhile to read. Its tough these days. I’m a picky eater when it comes to what I want to put in my head.

My books haven’t sold a single copy. Its tough tits, I had hoped to sell some of my books. Seems I’m not established as a writer in this world and in this day and age. Maybe someday.

You can check out my books on my website: MY Digital Chaos, while you are there, check out the photography too.

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How I Journaled Six Million Words

How I Journaled Six Million Words In Ten Years

Sometimes writing is a necessity. Sometimes it is for fun. I had never really started with the idea of writing a lot. I feel the minimalist urge to write better quality and a lot less dribble. My journals were an answer to a problem. To have journaled six million words takes some effort!

Yet, here I am. Some twenty years into the game. I started off writing in my journals to better understand my life, to make sense of something I couldn’t understand. Because there aren’t enough good answers in today’s world.

I do however remember a turning point. It was back in the year of 2005 or thereabout, I remember being inspired by a photograph. Back then there was a challenge to write a thousand words about a photograph. I tried it out and found it difficult to do. A thousand words about a photograph is a lot.

Then between looking at the photograph I had taken, the idea came to me; what if I write a million words about this photograph? Is such a thing even possible?

The goal seemed absurdly high. I didn’t think it was possible, yet in some small way with the seed of the idea planted in my breast, I thought, “Maybe I can.”

What It Took:

I had to design my own journal software to do it. It took a few years to work out the program and get all the bugs out of it. It’s a few simple perl scripts that work from the command line. The text editor I use to write my journal entries in is the text editor VIM. Then perl does all the rest.

It’s been a long journey. There have been a lot of ups and downs in twenty years. Some good times, and a lot of rough days. I can say that it wouldn’t have been as good if I hadn’t been writing. It would have no doubt been much worse.

My journal software is fast, clean, and addictive. It is fun to write it the way I do. Like I said, I never started off with the idea of writing more than a million words. But the snowball effect and the years have added up. And now at over six million words, I think that I understand myself better.

Understanding

And that problem I couldn’t understand, I think that I untangled it sufficiently to at least know something about it. So in some ways I guess it’s a success. I’m closer to myself these days, I just wish that I had someone to spend time with.

My journal software keeps some statistics for me. This year, I have made 961 entries. for a total of 693,006 words this year alone. My typing speed averages 61.01 words per minute, and most entries are 721 words each. The average time it takes me to write an entry is 12 minutes.

After almost fifteen years of writing in my journal, I’ve written four books which aren’t counted in the word count. I’ve also written numerous blog posts, and essays in this time, both of which aren’t counted in the word count.

Drivel Count

Maybe I’ve written a lot of drivel. I learned how to write. It only took five million words to be a better writer. I guess that is good. I’ve come a long ways.

One side effect of this mess is that sometimes my fingers go numb. Job hazards I guess. That said, it is not for everyone; and it may not be for you. For those that dare, I suggest you write your million words in a year. It is possible.

Just remember to move on, don’t stay stuck writing the same stuff week after week. Be productive, be useful. And for heavens sake, be kind in your words. We need a lot more kindness.

Maybe it was shear bloody mindedness, maybe it was being stubborn. Somehow it seems like so long ago that I set the goal. Still I need to write that million words about the photograph. Maybe someday I will.

I wouldn’t expect anyone to read them, Don’t even ask.

Buy a book.

Therefore in conclusion, there is something you can learn from it, like be wise; don’t make the mistakes I did. If you set out to have journaled six million words, plan it out. It’s been years, somehow I feel they are best left to gather dust.

Because, it was written for myself to make sense of something impossible to understand. Do better than I did, maybe your words will change the world. Because, you never know unless you try. Give it a shot.

Written by Ctopher Thomas

See my website here: Ctopher

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Potential To Change The World

Potential

There is a lot of potential in life. Everyone has some for something. The question is if we make use of our potential? A lot of people get comfortable, and want to live like warm bodies with clean faces. Anything that requires something new is considered to be too difficult.

Yet, we have this potential. It’s something, it really is. There are a few factors that play into these things, I want to talk about them with you.

To be effective is a goal a lot of people have. Being effective depends on a few factors. Some of them include how good looking you are, how well you speak, and people’s willingness to follow you into the heat.

Being successful may depend upon how much potential you have, how effective you are, and how well you can execute your plans. So there are at least three factors that play a role in the process.

Leverage The Factors

Therefore, how can a person leverage the factors in their favor? There has to be some way to make a difference in the world that has the positive effects that we need to see happen. Because life is short, we have a limited amount of time…

We need less glory and more true leaders in our world. Seems everyone is looking to the next paycheck, missing the point entirely.

I’ve found, few will listen. Even fewer will spend the time to find out more. It is a sad state of affairs in this world these days. My need and instinct says that I need to find people that will help. Because, we have to make the world a better place to live. Before it is too late to loath ourselves. The world has some problems. A lot of can still be changed. We can make a difference.

To be effective. To bring forth change. It is a slow process, but one that doesn’t have to be painful. If people start thinking again, start talking again, maybe someone will listen?

So Many Miles To Go

Life has to get better. We need a better world, and a better life for everyone. So how can someone help? The changes have to take place in our homes, and when we are in the world.

It seems we can not leave things the way they are. Because that would be to invite disaster. Really we need to see the events from the past, and reverse engineer the future based on what has already happened thus far. Everything could be predicted with accuracy.

Therefore, we need to head disaster off at the pass, before it is too late.

Written by Ctopher, you can see my website here: ctopher

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