Wow, time flies.
Hawk has been posting and putting up insightful, thought provoking material and i’ve been more free than him and instead been dicking around trying to find the RIGHT topic, or trying to make the PERFECT first video.
It was then that I realized that if I kept waiting for perfection and waiting for the weekend to work with Hawk and prepare a video, it would be exactly that: waiting. Stalling. Procrastinating. In short, NOTHING WOULD EVER BE PUBLISHED. The right time is now I guess, and perfection will be attained through experience.
NOW back to the main topic. Today wanna write a little about societal shackling in the form of OVER STIMULATION and UNDER STIMULATION. Its very important to have a goal, a main focus in life (or many) and to not be procrastinating or being distracted by bullshit vices that society deems “Okay” to indulge in. Think of you walking on a straight road towards happiness or whatever your personal life direction may be, and temptations around you that pull you off track.
What do I mean by these temptations? First there’s OVER STIMULATION.
Your normal day consists of checking Facebook over 20 times. Dont lie. Its true. We live for that one notification or one message to pop up. We refresh twitter and get 20 new tweets and our brain goes YAY. These are forms of OVER stimulation where we get hit hard by doses of information that trick us into believing that we live a great social life and that if we don’t keep up with our notifications, we miss life changing events! So we sit online on facebook. We might not even be browsing it much, but hey, the newsfeed is refreshed every 5 mins and we laugh at whoever posts. (Sites like 9GAG included 😉 )
Another form of OverStimulation that would be more relatable to people who go out a lot instead of sitting on the computer the whole day would be over indulgence of alcohol and cheap thrills, these put your brain in a frenzy of fun, but usually go out of control. Its never always ONE drink? Its always HOW MUCH MORE CAN IT GO. HOW MUCH HIGHER CAN I GET? OH YEA WOOHOO WAST33DD FUN !!!11!!
UnderStimulation would be sitting on the tv all day, numbing your senses. Hey, watching tv online counts too! Its also why, after a great movie, you don’t wanna go back into the reality of actually DOING SOMETHING.
What I want you discover and live, is that life of balance. It’s normal if you take a break or go for a party, but the goal should always be in sight. A life of pure overachieving without the experiences and balance leads to the studious or boastful prick that no one likes. (I’m sure you have people in mind)
Instead, don’t look down on them, they too, by societal pressure have chosen a life of pure focus and suffer from it. Be inspired by them, to snap your life back on track every time you lose far too much control and focus.
It is ALL ABOUT CONTROL AND BALANCE
The moment you realize that you have stopped and smelled the roses for too long, will yourself and shift into the control mentality and get BACK ON TRACK.
These problems are exactly what I have been going through, to some degree or the other and I never forget to turn back to that straight road.
I’ve had someone ask me though , WHY live the life of the straight road, why not sit down and smell the roses forever? WELL :
Think hard about it, imagine wasting away the BEST years of your life fulfilling your senses only to discover later on that the hole is too deep to get out of. Its the same reason why people end up addicted to drugs, or go to jail, because they lacked simple common CONTROL and let their life spiral into short term pleasure.
I hope that helped you and I cant wait to post again. Keep spreading love ! ❤