Or pay the consequences

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of everything else to which he is justly entitled. -Andrew Carnegie

Humans are unique for many reasons, but one of the most noticeable differences between us and other species is that we have the brains that we do. Out of our minds, we create systems, technologies, careers, companies, etc. No other species on this planet — at least that we know of — is able to do this, and yet far too many people give away their power and capitulate to whatever circumstance that may be before them.

The most powerful people in the world are powerful because they’ve decided to take hold of their minds, and to direct it towards…


Why decentralization matters

Many of the products we know and use today, will not be around 5 years from now. Just like Myspace is a relic of the past, so too will the Facebooks and Twitters of the world.

According to the law of accelerating returns, as written by Ray Kurzweil:

An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense “intuitive linear” view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate). The “returns,” such as chip speed and…


The culture has failed all of us

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” — Proverbs 23:7

Far too many people get caught up in what other people may think about them, that they forget the opinion that matters most: what God — or their inner being — thinks about them. With social media being the way that it is, we’re all constantly inundated by criticisms that we know we’re going to get, but limit the blow by not fully exposing who we really are. Obviously, there are people who expose their true selves to the world, but with photoshop, facetune, etc., most want to exclusively put their best foot forward, which does nothing to incentivize a…


Why “seeing color” is not the answer

We live in CRAZY times.

It seems like every day there is a new case of “racism”, and a new person, cartoon, figure, etc. that’s being called to get “canceled” so that everyone knows exactly who they are. At this point, I’m over it. If everyone is a racist, is everyone really a racist? The term gets thrown around far too much these days, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to determine what the definition of racist even is anymore.

For reference, according to Merriam-Webster, racism is defined as:

  1. a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences…

Your individuality is your superpower

I don’t think people are supposed to fit into society. Fitting in means embracing norms and stereotypes and not embracing who we truly are, but instead forcing ourselves to fit a mold that people are comfortable with. I say this from firsthand experience. When I was fitting into greater society, people loved me, but I absolutely hated myself. I hated myself so much that I’d engage in activities that would only make me hate myself more.

I have nothing against people who go out and have a good time, but why are most people going out, drinking, smoking, and having…


External validation is a trap

Whenever you feel the need to explain yourself to people, you open the door for them to feel justified in nitpicking all your decisions. And the more that you allow people — regardless of who they are — to nitpick everything you do, the less trust you’ll put in your own decision-making abilities, and the more trust you’ll put in the opinions of others. And how can you truly live your own life, if you have a bunch of different voices in your head telling you what to do?

When you constantly need people to know everything you’re doing and…


David beats Goliath, so the SEC should WATCH out

Hopefully, you know that this is a rhetorical question. The recent events with $GME, $AMC, $NOK, and others have made it crystal clear that the system is rigged-for the elites. As soon as the subreddit r/wallstreetbets picked up on the fact that Melvin Capital had taken out a large short position on $GME (GameStop), the average everyday retail trader banded together with others like them and decided to buy the stock in droves, which resulted in billion-dollar losses for not only Melvin Capital, but some other hedge funds as well. In short: the people are DONE with the Elite’s games…


Else someone else will

Now more than ever it is important for people to take control of their own mind, and to direct it towards whatever purpose best fits their unique personality and past experiences. It’s so easy to get caught up in what sides are battling it out on the public stage when truly, we each create our own reality, and this world, although extremely crazy right now, belongs to God. Getting caught up in the hullabaloo of the day will only prove fatal to your own dreams, and my guess is that’s one of the reasons why the theatrics are broadcast on…


Open your eyes

Do you believe all that you see, or do you dare to question the things in your reality that don’t seem to make sense? Do you believe that God rules the world, or that evil always prevails and that the ‘bad guys’ always seem to win? Regardless of how you answer any of these questions, always question and NEVER accept something at face value.

If you’ve ever watched the movie The Matrix, then you know that once Neo decided to take the red pill, he awoke from his slumber and realized just how fake the world that he’d come to…


Monopolies are incentivized

The world has been mostly centralized up until the last few years. With the release of bitcoin and its utilization of revolutionary blockchain technology, humanity finally saw an opening for decentralization. While much of the world is still unaware of just how integral the release of bitcoin was in bringing us into the decentralized future, that doesn’t mean decentralization isn’t here now.

One of the major industries ripe for decentralization is venture capital. We see this with the proliferation of micro-VC firms, among other indicators. Venture capital is an industry built on a similar model of the music industry, whereby…

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Just a young woman navigating the world via books and real-life experiences

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