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The Opposite of Materialistic is life experiences

The Opposite of Materialistic is life experiences

The Opposite of Materialistic is life experiences


What is the opposite of materialistic? I have learned that people who spend money on experiences are much happier. Western culture has deluded us into thinking that a new car or new clothes will improve our lives. It’s all a big hoax, and we all know it. Traveling and exploring out in nature is priceless. Material things depreciate and rust/collect dust over time and we eventually become bored of them. They also keep us confined. And I am victim to this as well. So congrats on all of our material gains but we can’t allow them to consume us. Memories from wonderful experiences last forever, and never depreciate and cannot be taken away. Even if you were to die all of the sudden, those same memories will still live in the minds and hearts of those who you shared them with. It also becomes part of your eulogy. The answer is: The opposite of materialistic is life experiences.

Just like my old boss used to say. “It doesn’t matter what you own, whether cheap or valuable, you cannot take it with you to the grave.” And this still holds very true to me till this day. I often remember having various conversations with elderly people all throughout my life. After gaining insight into the lives of so many people in their later years, one thing is for certain that I have come to a conclusion on. The elderly who carry themselves more happily and content upon first impression, are usually the ones who have lived more self fulfilling lives that included an abundance of positive life experiences. We all have bad experiences, but these same people do not sulk on the past. Usually the ones who are more bitter, are ones who have spent their lives living up to the standards of others, putting much stress and energy into obtaining material things, and holding on to poisonous grudges. Don’t be this person. Be the person who has amazing stories to tell to the youth of that time. So that they can learn the importance of carving out a more self full-fulling life for themselves. So once the youth comes of old age, the cycle can then continue.



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MINDBLOWN Episode #2: Amazing Blue Whale Facts

MINDBLOWN Episode #2: Amazing Blue Whale Facts

MINDBLOWN Episode #2: Amazing Blue Whale Facts

You often hear about people complain about being single….not being able to find love. Still searching high and low for a soulmate. Well for all the single folks out there, here’s a mind-blowing fact about BLUE WHALES, to help you feel better. The loneliest creature on Earth is the Blue Whale who has been calling out for a mate for over TWO DECADES… As if it could get any more depressing, the blue whale has such a high-pitched mating call, that OTHER types of whales never respond to it…in other words, the Blue Whale travels through the vast ocean completely alone for over 20+ years.

“And you thought you were “‘forever alone?’ Gimme a break…”


The Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) (which is actually a marine mammal) is also the largest known animal to ever exist on the planet which can reach a maximum length of up to 100ft  with a maximum recorded weight of up to 200 tons!

Check out the picture below for a size comparisons of blue whales to other animals and things of different size: 

blue whale size comparison

In this second picture below, you’ll see that the blue whale can reach a maximum size in length of almost 3 school buses. You can also see that it’s size surpasses that of a tank, a triceratops, and even a space shuttle!

Here are some other mindblowing facts about the Blue Whale:

  • Blue whale calves drink 380–570 liters of milk a day.
  • Calves gain at least 90kg a day in its first year
  • A blue whale’s milk supposedly tastes like a mixture of fish, liver, milk of magnesia, and castor oil.
  • Baby whale calves gain about 200 pounds (91 kilograms) every day for its first year.
  • An elephant weights lighter than a Blue whales tongue
  • Their heart can be the size of a Mini Cooper
  • Most whales give birth surrounded by midwives. The midwives help the newborn stay at the surface for breathing, while the mother recovers.
  • The blue whale has the largest penis in the world at about 8 feet long, but not the largest testes. That award goes to the Southern Right whale. One pair of Southern Right whale gonads weighs about one ton.
  • The head and lower jaw of humpback whales are covered with knobs called tubercles, which are actually hair follicles.
  • Because of an absence of teeth (which can be used to estimate age in other mammals), it is difficult to tell how old blue whales are when they die. It is believed they live past 50 years old.

So the next time you’re feeling lonely, imagine how the blue whale feels…  🙁 




“Re-interpreting Our Past” by Les Brown (Motivational Speaker)

“Re-interpreting Our Past” by Les Brown (Motivational Speaker)

About 3 years ago, I remember going through what I would recall as a very “dark period” in my life. A time that was filled with depression, self-doubt and heartbreak. The only things that gave me a sense of emotional stabilization was the art of music and writing. In hard times, I usually try and steer clear of any acts that may be harmful to my health, and instead spend my time watching motivational videos or reading motivational books (including the bible of course). But I also discovered that the power of writing is beyond comprehension. Even if the writing does not come directly from your own brain and you’re writing someone else’s material. It has the power to jump shift your mind into a more positive outlook and direction. It gives you that extra ‘push’ that quickly lunges you out of bed in the morning, as opposed to waking up zombified and dragging your feet to start off your day. At least that’s what it did for me!

Hence, the reason why I am sharing this post with you. To share a powerful piece of material that I personally wrote to myself on this exact day, February 16th, 3 years ago (2/16/2014). One of the best inspirational and motivation quotes. I included a photo of this writing below. I was surprised to have found this in an old folder that was stashed away up in my closet!


This piece of writing is a quote by the popular motivational speaker “Les Brown” that completely changed my life from that day forward. On that day, I was listening to one of his motivational speeches that was almost two hours long (I wish I knew which one it was), and it was something that he said that stuck with me the most. So much that I actually reminded the clip, and wrote down everything he said word for word for my own personal use. The interesting part about all this is how I just so happened to come across this piece of writing today, exactly 3 years later down to the date. Must be a sign.

And the writing is as followed (written 2/16/2015):

“Understanding and knowing that we can move from where we are, that we can begin to design the kind of life that empowers us. That gives us happiness, that enables us to be on top of who we are. Know that as we begin to explore new horizons and new vistas in life that as we begin to focus on developing ourselves….as we begin to elevate ourselves and not to follow the crowd. Activating the thinker in us and disciplining and putting on hold the emotional part of ourselves. It’s not easy but through practice and practice, and practice DOES NOT make perfect, practice makes improvement. You can always better your best and you can always go beyond ANYTHING that you have ever done. You’re never here to state a perfection. You’re always bigger than what you do. And so all you’re looking for are new breakthroughs through practice and practice and practice you’ll get better and better. And there will still be things that happen to you that will catch you on the blindside. That you did NOT anticipate. You’ll get knocked down but you won’t get knocked out, You’ll be able to get back on your feet again and be on the ropes. But you’ll have a fast recovery rate, when you work on yourself….read inspirational books, listen to tapes that begin to inspire you. And stay around people who will EMPOWER you. People that will help you feel good about who you are, as you are in the process of transforming your life. Life is so beautiful….”

-Les Brown

Thank-you Les Brown for the ever-so empowering words of wisdom. These past 3 years have been a true joyride.




5 Very Important Life Lessons That I learned In 2016

5 Very Important Life Lessons That I learned In 2016

The year 2016 for me, has been a bit more of a stationary year compared to previous years- and I’m perfectly ok with that. Having returned to the states after spending an entire year in the Carribean, was proof in itself that I had some “unfinished business”. Spending a year overseas in the azure beauty of the Carribean from 2014 to 2015 was definitely a life-changing and mind-altering experience. It was an important period in my life when I experienced alot of self-growth and discovery.  To stumble upon many kindred spirits on an enchanted island only helped my spirit grow even more. Every day of my life was spent walking the beaches from one end to the next, basking in the presence of the wind as it seized my worries and blew them elsewhere.

But see, that’s the problem. Only temporarily would these worries be suddenly forgotten. In the same fashion that a drunkard lifts a bottle of alcohol to his lips in hopes of drowning out his own misery, temporarily. So has he forgotten that the misery remains after the drinking has ended.  So what can be done?

This brings me to lesson learned #1:
In the year 2016, I learned that you cannot use ‘escapism‘ as a form of solving problems from within. “You cannot ‘flee’ or ‘run away’ from self, because ‘self’ will always follow. You can only acknowledge what can be done to improve self and get to work. Then your problems will ‘flee’ and ‘run away’ from you.” Any sort of negative emotions you may be dealing with, or negative attributes you are trying to overcome, resides from within. Emotions, attributes, characteristics or even addictions that all stem from psyche and personality are immaterial abstracts or immaterial concepts (i.e ‘Reason, love’ ). They are intangible, non-concrete- concluding that you cannot put emotions in a lock box and put it up on the closet shelf to leave behind to come back to it later.

“This breakup has me depressed… I’ll just simply lock up the depression in this lockbox and voila!(solved!)”

“You cannot ‘flee’ or ‘run away’ from self, because ‘self’ will always follow. You can only acknowledge what can be done to improve self and get to work. Then your problems will ‘flee’ and ‘runaway’ from you.” – PeoplesBrain (2016)

Can I give you a bucket of #1? Not the substantiation or numeral of ‘1’ but the concept of ‘1’?

No  I cannot. It is impossible. Because these concepts are inclusive to immaterial abstract laws.  So do not treat your emotions as tangible abstracts that you can just ‘run away’ from. You cannot hop aboard a plane and fly away from your weaknesses. They will follow you wherever you go. So step up to the plate and conquer your weaknesses! And that brings us to lesson #2 learned-


Lesson #2: “Life is 5% what happens to you, and 95% how you respond.”


“How do YOU respond to life?”

This is one of those quotes that makes you immediately stop what you’re doing and stare off into a void of space.  However, interestingly enough, we as humans tend to believe the exact opposite. In opposition, we possess the pre-defined notion to think that life is 95% what happens to us and 5% how we respond. But this is wrong on so many levels. This a mind-conditioning curse that goes centuries far back and emanates from the source of what we refer to as, “Human Behavior“.

Let’s take relationships for example. When two people go through a breakup, it’s obviously a heartbreaking experience (Well, in most cases…).  History, countless reports as well as statistics has proven time and time again that heartbreak results in negative emotions, which in turn, causes negative reactions. Such negative reactions can make you do CRAZY things. It’s no wonder why they say, Love makes you do crazy things. Perhaps, that is an understatement of an understatement to say the least…

So in essence, negative reactions to negative events, sourcing from negative emotions will ALWAYS lead to consequences and ramifications. Same goes for positive reactions to positive events, sourcing from positive emotions. Try and remember a time when something good happened in your life. Perhaps, newfound love? Or that awesome job that was handed to you after the victorious interview? Or maybe just a brand new haircut that made you feel better about your appearance?

Such positive events can lead to positive emotions and reactions. Someone who gained a new job may want to celebrate as a result of feeling a heightened sense of achievement and satisfaction. Or perhaps a couple who decided to have a baby shower as a result of excitement for their newborn soon entering the world.

Again, these are all examples of why a large percentage of your life is determined by how you react to EVERYTHING.  Another prime example is an elderly individual who goes through life with a myriad of “shoulda-woulda-coulda’s (but didn’t!)” and suddenly feeling the sentiment that it’s too late…


Lesson #3:  “Do not dive into new relationships with the intent of fixing a person who is already broken.”

For the love of God, this is probably the most important of the 5. The reason why I put this in my top 5 is because not only have I experienced this in the past, but I have witnessed close loved ones become victims to this vicious cycle. When we dive into new relationships, we become “blinded by love”. It’s funny because in most cases, we’re fully aware of the red flags in the relationship early on, but the abnormal, helpless powerful feeling of ‘love‘ causes us to quickly turn those red flags into green flags. But queue the yellow flags..

Now of course, nobody is perfect. And never ever will I ever believe that on this planet exists or existed a perfect, non-imperfect human being. If so, pics and proof or it didn’t happen. But in all seriousness though, we as human beings have to learn that a relationship requires both individuals to work on themselves respectfully. To fix what is broken within themselves on a personal journey with oneself. The other person can only help guide them and learn to deal with their ways in the process. I’ve also noticed that so many people go into relationships thinking that they can ‘change’ the other person. While at the same time focusing on the things that they can ‘get out‘ of the relationship and not so much, what they can ‘put in.’ We must look at relationships as an abstract contract of love and stop looking at relationships as a “business transaction“. For every output, there is an input- and vice-versa. That’s just how the world works. True love is about what you can give, lust is about what you can take away. So upon entering a new relationship or while being in a current relationship, really ask yourself: “Is this a person I truly love and will do anything for?” Or “Is this a person I only lust after for personal gain?” And if the person has issues and problems that they need to deal with personally, let them fix it. Please, do not put on your scarlet colored cape and play the ‘hero’ in the relationship to magically save the day. This isn’t Marvel or Capcom. Relationships are not founded upon “heroism”. Because in the end, you’ll only end up hurting yourself even more- as the other person’s problems intertwine with your own problems over time. And it will be a very painful and frustrating experience. Remember, people who are already broken have the tools to break hearts.


Lesson #4: “Self Employment is extremely essential for the coming years ahead.”
Here’s why:

I’ll be completely honest. The more I research and discover more about what’s going on in the world politically and economically, the more I worry about how society will even make a living. For many years since I was a teen, I always had a passion for learning new things completely on my own and being able to support myself with those same passions. I like to declare myself as an “autodidact” in many different things. But now as a young adult approaching the age of 25, now I realize how the job market has become so obscured, that it’s turned into a classic game of “russian roulette“.

For example: Earlier this year I remember reading an article on titled, ”

“WEF: Robots, automation, and AI will replace 5 million human jobs by 2020.” – (Lianna Brinded- 2016)

“Job Security? HAH!”

Upon reading that article, it made me wonder if many people would even take it seriously. Robotics and automation sound so far-fetched to most people because they think it’s just an erroneous, make-believe sci-fi concept only found in Hollywood movies. But if we open our eyes, we can already see it slowly making it’s way into businesses and restaurants around the world. For example, as a young adult heavily involved in the IT field, in past jobs I have witnessed superstar workers getting hastily replaced by either some sort of new automation technology or their job being outsourced to a worker in a foreign country completing the job for a fraction of the pay. In addition, at my past jobs, higher-ups have told me stories of many people getting laid off as a result of data centers in the thousands or tens of thousands of square feet in size; being reduced down to a room full of servers due to Robotic process automation (RPA).  To me, this is some very alarming and shocking news that I think no one should take lightly.

This is why I am so gung-ho on becoming self-employed. Having come from a family of entrepreneurs, this is something that was ingrained in my youth early on. For years, I have put forth blood, sweat and tears into taking my passions and establishing online projects and platforms that grant me a passive income. Even if it doesn’t replace my ‘day job’ income, I can at least say that it provides a very helpful ‘supplemental‘ income that only grows more and more with time, hard work and dedication. Until such a point when I can “be my own boss”, and become self-sufficient as I live off my own income and avoid clocking my brains out every morning to help the “big dog” accomplish his dreams and not my own.  I absolutely refuse to spend the rest of my life in such enslavement. 


And last but not least- Lesson #5:  “Be thankful for closed doors, detours and roadblocks. They protect you from paths & places not meant for you.”

I feel like this one is completely self-explanatory. This references a previous article post I wrote titled,

“You Haven’t Met Yourself Yet…” (Amazing quote from the movie “Waking Life”)

In the simplest interpretation of the quote, everything happens for a reason. Closed doors, detours and roadblocks are there to protect us from people, places or events that just wasn’t meant for us. Perhaps, they were there to protect us from possible imminent danger? A possible breakup? Even a possible death? Once again, Human Behavior, by nature gives us the false presumption that closed doors, detours and roadblocks are a bad thing. But that’s not necessarily the case. As a result we often believe that we may have ‘missed out’ on a good opportunity, a chance at love, meeting our soulmate, and what have you. Which leads to negative emotions > which leads to negative reactions. See how the lessons in this article link together?

Simply put, it all protects you from paths & places not meant for you. As long as we as human beings can acknowledge this and take it to heart, we can avoid about 90% of all negativity that happens in our life. If not that- then we’ll at least learn to react in a way that reduces the negativity all together. And we’ll begin to become happier as we strive for self-fulfilment and self-love which I feel are the two most important, ultimate goals in our lives.

Thankyou 2016– You have been good and dearest to me. Another year that has come and gone that we will never experience again as time only progresses forward. 2017 shall be even more interesting.

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!! GODBLESS



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“You Haven’t Met Yourself Yet…” (Amazing quote from the movie “Waking Life”)

“You Haven’t Met Yourself Yet…” (Amazing quote from the movie “Waking Life”)

“You haven’t met yourself yet. But the advantage, to meeting others in the meantime is….

that one of them may present you to yourself…”    Movie: “Waking Life” (2001)


Remember hearing quotes like,

“People walk into your life for a reason.”


“People come into your life for reasons, seasons or to stay.”

I feel like these quotes hold alot of power and meaning to them because the truth about human relations is inevitable. I remember watching this movie as a young kid called “Waking Life (2001)” and obviously at the time- I did not possess a lick of mental prowess to be able to decipher the meaning behind this movie.  But now as an adult 15 years later, after watching it for the second time I can definitely conclude that this is a movie that hits home for me. Waking Life is a movie written and directed by Richard Linklater about a man who shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. The protagonist takes you on a mental journey as you join him on his quest for curiosity of the unknown. Or shall I say, “the not yet known”. Not only is this movie mind-blowing to say the least, but after watching it- it feels like it forcefully grants you a new frame of mind. It presents you with a gift that gives you a sense of heightened awareness and appreciation as the light-bulb illuminates inside your head.

This pretty much sums up my thoughts after watching the movie. I must say, alot of what is said in the movie flew over my head and I had to catch it before it flew too far. It’s one of those movies that makes you pause and stare into a random void of space as you attempt to crack the code of the dialogue.

“You haven’t met yourself yet. But the advantage, to meeting others in the meantime is….

that one of them may present you to yourself…”


Upon hearing this, the first thing that came to mind is ‘relationships‘.

Me myself personally, I’ve always been an advocate of referencing life to a book itself. A book can be thick, and it can also be thin. All the chapters of this ‘book’ are numbered by the experiences we have. As the main protagonist of this ‘book’, we exist in our own individual story.  With the predestination to complete our story from front to back cover.  As we undergo a myriad of experiences, through time, the chapters in our story mold and shape who we become as a person.  Not only experiences, but different characters within our story also influence our thoughts and actions. While our response to those same thoughts and actions contribute to our future.

For those of us who have experienced relationships, we have already witnessed the impact that these different ‘characters‘ have made on our lives. Whether the impact was a positive or negative impact, the truth remains that each person has taught us something about our-self that we did not know prior to meeting them. They teach us about what we find tolerable and intolerable- thus concluding whether or not such a person is worthy of a reserved spot in our future.  Some people can be a reflection of ourselves, while others can show us our true reflection that we refuse to acknowledge. Such a quote so short in prose yet so significant in it’s context is bound to leave someone in a true state of profound thought.



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Keanu Reeves Story & Powerful Message

Keanu Reeves Story & Powerful Message



The Keanu Reeves Story

Millions of people worldwide are being moved by these deep and soul abiding words from a very iconic actor, none other than the famous Keanu Reeves:

“I cannot be part of a world where men dress their wives as prostitutes by showing everything that should be cherished. Where there is no concept of honor and dignity, and one can only rely on those when they say “I promise” .

Where women do not want children, and men don’t want a family.

Where the suckers believe themselves to be successful behind the wheel of their fathers` cars, and a father who has a little bit of power is trying to prove to you that you’re a nobody.

Where people falsely declare that they believe in God with a shot of alcohol in their hand, and the lack of any understanding of their religion.

Where the concept of jealousy is considered shameful, and modesty is a disadvantage.

Where people forgot about love, but simply looking for the best partner.

Where people repair every rustle of their car, not sparing any money nor time, and themselves , they look so poor that only an expensive car can hide it.

Where the boys waste their parents money in nightclubs, aping under the primitive sounds, and girls fall in love with them for this.

Where men and women are no longer ago identifiable and where all this together is called freedom of choice, but for those who choose a different path-get branded as retarded despots.

I choose my path, but it’s a pity that I did not find similar understanding in the people among whom I wished to find it most of all … “

~ Keanu Reeves

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