posted on Apr, 19 2015 @ 04:06 AM
originally posted by: GENERAL EYES
a reply to: artistpoet
The only picture I wish to gain is the one that makes it possible for me to help other people to smile and feel good about life. I've been through
the mazes and labyrinths of thought and trials, and I do not wish to bring any demons back with me.
The last thing the world needs right now is more demons.
Part of that is the reason the Work takes so long, knowing what NOT to say because it will open the mental doors of fear, suspicion or lower thought
forms. I wish to inspire and illuminate, not confuse or riddle the viewer with more cryptograms than needed.
Even if you have the answer to living a perfect life, forcing it on others will only make them unhappy if it goes against their beliefs.
If you want to make the world a better place I have a couple of suggestions.
1. Do good deeds, if you can avoid making others feel worse while making atleast one person feel better each day, you've made the world a better
2. Figure out new and better ways to perform daily tasks. More efficient work means people work less and can enjoy their time more.
3. This one is focused on the self rather than others... it's tough to help others if you aren't already happy. Simply be content, find some sort
of idea you like that restrains you and keeps you from making bad decisions. In my case that's minimalism. Being a minimalist, I have mostly
forsaken the quest for new and better stuff to keep up with others. That lets me avoid the negative feelings of always believing I need more, and
that I don't have enough.
If you would like another suggestion, I would point you in the direction of Benjamin Franklin (a big inspiration of mine). What he did with his money
upon his deathbed, was he gave the city a fortune with the stipulation it would be spent for the public good after X years had passed. The money he
left Boston and Philadelphia was lent out to fund first time home buyers at 5% interest and grown for 200 years. It ended up doing rather nice things
for those cities. If I were in the monetary position to do such a thing (or had the time to get a group to invest in that pursuit) I would do it in
When you're limited in what you can do in the present it seems quite logical to me that one would take a small contribution now and let it grow over
time, to a point where it can have a real impact.