My Number One

Who is the most important person in your life?

I honestly don’t know what to answer to this question. It’s perhaps my mother, who brought me into this world, and well, so far is keeping me intact, even though I’m not that close to her (or anyone else for that matter). It’s perhaps my ex-girlfriend, who made me into the current better version of myself, both when we were together and now unfortunately due to circumstances who is not there with me. Perhaps it’s my own self, because if I’m not there, there is nothing to even think about, but that might sound a bit narcissistic and perhaps stupid.

I don’t know, I’ve stopped finding absolute points in the important aspects of life (and others). I’m more into co-existence and amending.

Your Journey Is Your Own

“I feel like my life has taken a turn. I’m heading down a road I’ve never been on before.

Nothing is familiar. The signs don’t make sense.

Do I get off the road, or do I keep riding?

Do I go alone or take others with me?

Who do I trust for the journey?

I now understand why being a leader requires isolation.

I have to remove myself from those whose lives were affected by my decisions. Those I love… as well as those I hate.

It’s getting more and more difficult to be a brother, when my decisions are the ones a father has to make.

By the time you’re old enough to make sense of this life, you’ll know everything about me, the things I’m proud of and the things I regret, and then you’ll be faced with your own decisions. And as much as I want to help you, tell you what to do, those choices will be yours alone.

The only advice I can give you, sons, is to examine who you are as men.

Figure out what’s important to you. Know yourselves. Know what’s in your heart. Don’t be swayed by fear or history or the opinions of outsiders.

Find your own truth.
It will lead you to the things you love.” – Jackson “Jax” Teller (Sons of Anarchy, S06E01)

My Precious

Who is the person in your life who can do no wrong? Describe this person and tell us why you hold them in such high esteem.

I wish I had a definitive answer for this one, I really really do. But the truth is there can’t be such a one, even you can’t even put your own name as an answer for this one. Our mistakes and flaws, no matter how bad, is what keeps us alive.

Also on another note, I just came back some time ago from watching The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug at a special screening. Good watch. My precious, get it?

Self Analysis

When thinking about analyzing the self, what came into my mind is one of the most iconic poetry called Song of Myself by Walt Whitman. This poem is from his collection of amazing poetry from his book Leaves of Grass, a treasure would be just an understatement. Below in it’s entirety for your reading pleasure.

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Louis C.K. Explains Why Smartphones Are Awful, And It’s Heartbreaking

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DIS MAN.
Well, that’s not a typo, it’s a now-a-days way of showing emphasis.

Jabs about how we can’t stop checking our phones are incredibly common, but that doesn’t stop comedian Louis C.K. from having some hilarious, if not sad insight as to why we do it. He makes such small but crucial points which is a problem everywhere in today’s world.

This video has been making the rounds these days, well, you can see for yourself why.