Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Who Get It (Do You Make the Most of Your Sleepless Nights, Does it Matter)

Realistically cigarettes should be sold in packs of five for twenty dollars a piece. Temper tantrums are like protests. Attention and results may follow but victory remains out on the horizon. Squiggly lines are not more interesting than straight ones. I read a piece of paper at a friends house that I shouldn’t have. It was a poem. There was one sentence about not spending time with people who are not excited to see you. That’s part of my memory. 
Sometimes the margin between success and failure is razor thin. A failure can become an eventual success. This is common knowledge. The blueprint for navigation from failure to success is not deep in a cave somewhere or hidden in a high security vault. Although it is. Simple things. "An object in motion stays in motion. An object at rest stays at rest." 
You can touch my radio. But be confident and play something appropriate for the moment. If you are not in tune with the moment do not suggest a vibe. Otherwise the choice between which frequency to tap into is something each individual is perfectly capable of bumbling through on their own. 
There was a funny moment once in a movie written by the guy who was Dave Chappelle’s co-writer. It’s about a car dealership. There’s a DJ who works at the dealership to help attract business. At random moments, otherwise known as the perfect ones, he spins just the right tune for the moment. Towards the end someone requests a song. They comment on how he always plays the wrong songs at the wrong moments. The DJ quietly whispers to himself ‘I will never play what you want me to play.’ Then spins another completely random tune for the moment. That is somehow perfect. 
It’s easy to say out loud what tastes bad about something. It is more difficult to actually figure out how to make something taste good. One of the effects of statistics being incorporated into everything is that the data will start to become less significant the more it is followed. At a certain point, in certain cases, this leads to doubt. The doubt exists because of the success. But it can still defeat it. 
Things snap together as they pass. Connections are easier to draw with more information. The weight of that information can become a challenging load to carry. There are points beyond that. They are embarrassing. What embarrassing means to me is it causes me to take a moment to think about what I’ve done wrong. Process how I feel about it. Then begin to make an effort to move forward. Choosing between right and wrong is an old question. Being a good liar is more important than that question or in being either. That’s what some books say. Some people think.
"Men have imagined republics and principalities that never really existed at all. Yet the way men live is so far removed from the way they ought to live that anyone who abandons what is for what should be pursues his downfall rather than his preservation; for a man who strives after goodness in all his acts is sure to come to ruin, since there are so many men who are not good."  

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