You Should Preference the Man That Retains a Vital Force

You Should Preference the Man That Retains a Vital Force

In life, we see all types of men: young men of ability, middle-aged men with families, older men in contemplation. They all seem relatively equal. What is to distinguish one from the other? How do we know which one is superior?

I say that you preference men with a vital force. A man whose blood is still coursing through his veins. A man that exudes passion and has expelled the parasitic forces of complacency. In short, a GREAT MAN with an active spirit.

It’s too easy to reflect back…to ponder the deeds of our youth. “Remember when I was a somebody!” mutters the nobody. This type of nostalgia is to be frowned upon. The urgency of now is real, and only the brave will rise to meet the challenges of humanity.

Your inner circle should be filled with GREAT MEN. And more specifically, men with an active vital force. Ones that have an appreciation for natural beauty and artistic merit. Ones that respect the divine force of empiricism. Ones that believe the becoming man is worth more than a jealous pettifogger.

You should preference the man that retains a vital force.

See Related Article: The Nice Man is Not a Great Man

Can You Still Capture the Heroic Glory of Life?

Can You Still Capture the Heroic Glory of Life?

Can you still capture the heroic glory of life of life? For one moment, can you sing the song of ascension? Can you still be a lofty soul, playing a guitar solo on the mountain peaks of victory? Can you carry another on the waves of an exquisite passion?

I affirm as much for myself. I stand on the coastline of despair, still willing to fight. I raise my voice on the battlefield of defeat, still affirming the universal life essence. I challenge the force of spiritless materialism, of human cruelty, and of dark and hopeless corners.

For what is a man if he cannot dream? What is a man is he cannot still fight?

The GREAT MAN can never give up. He refuses to drown in the sea a despair…he battles to protect a noble tome.

See Related Article: The Nice Man is Not a Great Man

Focusing Your Attention on What is Mysterious Makes You Ignore What is Obvious

Focusing Your Attention on What is Mysterious Makes You Ignore What is Obvious

Illuminati, Reptilian shape shifters, Russian collusion. All of these ideas are mysterious, shrouded in uncertainty. And therefore, you run into the hedge maze of confusion. You search here and there to no avail. And yet you continue…all because a charlatan sold you an abstract idea.

In academia, we have the mental masturbation of a Noam Chomsky or a David Foster Wallace. Men who are applauded for their ability to confuse. The more they confound, the more praise they receive. What degeneracy! They lead us into a nowhere place, filling our soul with air.

Focusing your attention of what is mysterious makes you ignore what is obvious.

So what is obvious then? The beauty of nature….the waves crashing on a distant shore. The wind as it whistles on a fern-rich forest. The river stream as it runs from a peak into a lush valley floor. The fawn as it suckles on her mother’s teet.

In music, we have Mozart. In poetry, we have Neruda. In architecture, we have the castles that line the European countryside. They’re real and tangible. Accessible to the common man by virtue of a universal life essence. They elevate the human soul.

The GREAT MAN speaks directly to the heart of his audience. He elevates the spirit world of his fellow man…and he shuns mysterious abstraction!

See Related Article: On the Dangers of Sophistry

Today You Reach for Glory

Today You Reach for Glory

Today you reach for glory….

Because God created you…a child of HIS image. Will you let HIM down, or will you push to honor the gifts you’re given?

Because you’re given TODAY. So many could not come with you…so many friends and family members. You owe it to them to reach for the rainbow, to look within your soul for a spark of inspiration

Because you refuse the mediocre…you reject the Valley of Despair. You ignore the Voices of Defeat. ‘

You have a destiny with all that is wonderful…if only you believe it to be so!

See Related Article: The Nice Man is Not a Great Man

On the Dangers of Superfluous Negativity

On the Dangers of Superfluous Negativity

Henry David Thoreau spoke on the dangers of superfluous negativity: on reliving things that are dark and tragic.

“If we read of one man robbed, or murdered, or killed by accident, or one house burned…One is enough. If you are acquainted with the principle, what do you care for a myriad instances and applications?”

Well put.

Everybody is guilty of this to some degree. We revisit an ugly topic more times than is necessary. We read about a particular war six times, instead of two. We read about a corrupt individual five times, instead of one. And so on and so forth.

To quote Kenny Rogers: “You gotta know when to hold…know when to fold them.”

See Related Article: On the Dangers of Sophistry

 

Keep Your Business Dealings Frequent, Brief and Positive

Keep Your Business Dealings Frequent, Brief and Positive

This advice was given to me years ago and I find it to be useful. All the years…and I’ve seen a million faces. So many different jobs and locations. I have to choose my battles. I cannot move a mountain and I cannot change the mind of another man. I have to look within. To focus on myself.

To pick my battles. To know which conversation to have with people…to know when to leave the room.

Knowing when to speak your mind is silver….knowing when to be silent is gold.

The reward for this knowledge is enormous – it’s about my well-being and my sanity. It’s about my peace of mind.

Note to self: Keep your business dealings frequent, brief, and positive.

See Related Article: Put Action Before Thought

We Suffer in Our Own Minds More Than We Do in Reality (Seneca)

We Suffer in Our Own Minds More Than We Do in Reality (Seneca)

It’s Friday, so I’ll leave my readers with the wisdom of a GREAT MAN.

We suffer in our own minds more than we do in reality (Seneca)

Well put, my good Seneca. We often worry about the dangers abroad, the dangers in a distant place, etc. And yet, we forget the blessings at home: our families, our friends, and our health.

Today, I am reminded of such blessings – my little daughter turns three-years old. God has blessed me with a little angel. So I’m off to a birthday party…cake, ice cream, and pizza it is!

See Related Article: On the Dangers of Sophistry