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NEVER EVER ASSUME

In Self Help on October 14, 2012 at 11:51 pm

” Assume nothing, question everything ” – James Patterson

One key lesson, I have learned from life is to never assume anything. I have to also admit that I personally love making assumptions. I get a thrill from assuming things, as long as my assumptions don’t jeapardise my flow of life (ie. friendship development or well being). A lot of people make assumptions based on appearance and that is clearly shallow, since you can’t judge a book by it’s cover and you cannot be absolutely certain about anything without actual experience.

For me, a lot of the things I like, don’t relate to my appearance. My clothing style is smart and really casual. Behind my black skin, and dress code, is not a book worm or library worm, but a guy who loves hip hop, loves to write, loves the concept of travelling and a plane enthusiast. Also I really like being social with people, but if you saw me behind a white screen, you couldn’t predict those things about me. You would naturally have a list of ideas. I went out today, with my friends to Heathrow Airport to take pictures of planes, and we all dressed as if we were going to skate. We got a few weird looks since we didn’t have suitcases or big luggage bags, but once we all took out our camera phones, and SLR cameras, people were just thinking ‘plane spotters?’ The thing about that particular experience, is that we look like typical teenagers that would go out and skate (we do), go cinema, and play computer games. Actually, our interests and hobbies all centralised around planes and travelling, while we all have particular interests. One of my friends likes photography, another likes martial arts, another likes aviation, and I love to write.

When you assume, you are either trying to solve something quickly, move quickly from point A to point B or simply don’t feel secure with exploration. When I don’t assume, the journey of life becomes more interesting, because I notice things I would have never noticed, if I made a quick judgement. Also when you spend time getting to know people, not for their looks, but their character, you have more of a chance of meeting people that would be great friends of yours, best friends, potential boyfriends/girlfriends and just amazing people who could be life changing.

The question is why would you want to make an assumption on someone who you don’t know? Why don’t you want to forget about appearance, even though appearance is a natural occurrence in attraction? Maybe assume less, and explore more is the way forward.

It’s A New Day

In Uncategorized on July 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

You know everyday you wake up you have about 16 hours or more depending on your sleeping routine to live it to the max. Being lazy and not doing anything gets you nowhere especially living in this society. In a day you could do so much. You could go shopping, read a novel, buy a coffee, buy a television, even drive from London to Scotland. This post is about not being lazy and occupying your day fully so you know that it was well spent.

Everyday, when I wake up, I have to start by writing something. It could be on my blog or by hand. That is just me. I love to write and express myself through literature. My preference is poetry but if a topic I am passionate about comes to mind then my blog is the place to lay down my thoughts. I could as a teen spend my day watching television. I really like Criminal Minds and Lie To Me but I personally find my writing more satisfying. It has become a passion for me to write and share my 16 year old, detailed and constructive thoughts on the internet. That is what makes me tick.

I always say this to my friends ”If you want to do something with me, we have to plan.” I hate people that don’t plan and if we do, I like it when people stick to plans. That is something I have learned from my mother. I think it was somehow naturally inherited. Or maybe I am lying, it took me a bit of time to understand time management and how to be professional in my daily life and in a work environment.

In this post, all I want you to think about is how you could live your life to the maximum and be creative in yourself. What logical steps can you take to be a greater person who makes a difference in life. And how will you make the difference.

Question: What are you going to do everyday to be a better person?

PURSUIT OF PERFECT! THE DEEPEST GAME

In Uncategorized on July 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm

What is the pursuit of perfection?

The pursuit of perfection in my own eyes is finding what one is really good at and achieving it with his or her maximum potential. I am blogging now so what I want is to write the best blog from the view of a black boy, aged 16 who has a deep interest in life and it’s actual meaning. One of the hardest things I face everyday is writing because I am always trying to think of topics that can actually want people to say ‘I need to read this.’ I hate when I do things and nothing comes out of it, yet I feel like it was going to be massive and grab the eyes of millions.

The pursuit of perfect in my own eyes is understanding that whatever you do, you have to have conviction, commitment, understanding and drive. For example, you want to learn how to drive. You have to have the courage to sit in a car, the commitment to learn, the time to understand the fundamentals of using a vehicle to it’s fullest extent and most of all INTEREST.

The pursuit of perfection in my eyes is slowly gathering lifes opportunities and putting it into a basket (imaginary) and reflecting upon it’s contents. From there you pick opportunites carefully that rock your boat gently and take you on unforgettable journeys. Once on a journey you exhibit unique beauty that only the eye can see.

Lastly the pursuit of perfection is using time wisely to understand yourself greater and look beyond the surface of the colour of your skin but as deep as your character. That all links together to understand the pursuit of perfection.

The pursuit of perfection is the deepest game beyond nature and somehow we control it with our minds. It can either control you or break you into pieces beyond repair.

 

Question: What is your personal pursuit of perfect at this time?