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posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 07:56 PM
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"Look at all the details on all the buildings," a friend said one recent night, "Can you believe somebody created all this?"

"Nope, I sure can't," I responded with a private laugh. "It's pretty impressive."

We were together in the same place. We were sitting on the same couch.

But we were looking at two different things--

And that's what made me chuckle.

He was looking at the television and talking about the graphics in a video game. I was looking out the window at reality around.

He was impressed with the amount of effort that went into crafting raw pixels into an approximation of physical structures.

I was amazed at the effort it took towards manifesting raw energy into a plethora of material forms.

Think about it--really stop and consider. Somebody made everything you currently enjoy.

Somebody created every single thing within and beyond the range of your senses.

All objects from your coffee cup in the morning to your clothes you wear to work to your car you drive to the music you enjoy and the games you play--all came about through creative intention.

And all raw materials for those inventions came courtesy of celestial powers--just as all environments from the forest to the mountains to the earth under your feet arrived into existence from the direct intention of forces benevolent and sublime.

Even the body you enjoy is a gift given freely--it too was made and designed by the same creative soul(s) that manifested this incredible reality you probably catch yourself often taking for granted.

The universe entire is a gigantic act of creation. The entire cosmos is nothing more than energy coalesced into form.

And it's all been given over for you to enjoy.

So the best thanks you can give it is to create something of your own and offer it unto others in return.

It doesn't matter what, it doesn't matter how--all that matters is that your intention is positive and your effort sincere.

So don't make a gun, don't make a knife, don't make anything designed to kill or maim or harm or destroy.

Instead, make something to enliven your reality. Make something to inspire people unto greater heights.

Draw a picture, write a poem, pen a short story or scribe a novel.

Make a painting, compose a song, form a rhyme or edit a video.

Create something. Seriously, create something!

Too many waste this great opportunity to be alive and give nothing back towards the world around. Too many sit and consume all their lives without ever once knowing the incredible joy that comes from knowing you made something that others can enjoy.

That lesson first formed in my mind long ago, but it came into sharp salience when my friend found himself so in awe by the amount of effort that went into a video game.

Well, I guarantee you a lot more time and energy went into creating the world around.

You're inhabiting a magical planet in material forms. The designer (or designers) of reality went to a lot of trouble to give you a great experience.

Pay it forward. Advance the cause.

Create something in turn.

In your own small way with your own vast talent, help make the world a brighter place.

With each creation you help make your influence upon this world immortal. You take ownership of this reality and add something more to this sandbox of fun.

And most of all--you make your time incarnate in this reality count for something great.

Creators, after all, appreciate fellow creators.

So I guarantee the designer(s) of this reality will smile bright at your efforts--even if you personally think they suck.

Because at least you tried, at least you put in the effort, at least you didn't waste this opportunity to be alive.

Because I can also guarantee:

None of you incarnated into existence to sit around slacking on a couch.
edit on 27-8-2015 by Trachel because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:03 PM
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I have made many things for many people. I love making jewelry and all kinds of crafts, some heirloom quality and all deeply appreciated. I love making and giving things to people even if it isn't their birthday or Christmas or any other special occasion. I do it to make them happy and see them smile.



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

That's awesome!

Got any pics?



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: Trachel

Irony.

OP starts with an anecdote of them sitting on a couch and ends it with a complaint about people sitting on couches.



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:22 PM
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originally posted by: daskakik
a reply to: Trachel

Irony.

OP starts with an anecdote of them sitting on a couch and ends it with a complaint about people sitting on couches.



Pretty funny observation.

Thanks for the laugh, amigo!



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: Trachel

Funny, your first 10-15 paragraphs were almost exactly the same as what was said in my 1st year studio class for Architecture.

Many take for granted this fact that almost everything they touch and walk on went through some type of creative/production process. From toothpicks to cell phones.

In the amorphous, ethereal world of right and wrong, good and evil, every conscious and unconscious act is in itself an act of creation. But there is no way to escape the duality of such an action. What's right today may be wrong tomorrow.

I sometimes ponder ideas as this, if the child Hitler was murdered, society would of condemned his killer, but knowing what he came to be in truth his murderer should of been hailed a hero.
There is no way of knowing, therefore there is no true way of desiminating what actions one takes as righteous or wicked.

With that said I wonder if our generation will be criticized years from now for being lazy. Wasting all our time staring at a screen, typing long forgotten words that in truth serve more in the purpose of vanity then progress.



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: AnteBellum
a reply to: Trachel

Funny, your first 10-15 paragraphs were almost exactly the same as what was said in my 1st year studio class for Architecture.

Many take for granted this fact that almost everything they touch and walk on went through some type of creative/production process. From toothpicks to cell phones.

In the amorphous, ethereal world of right and wrong, good and evil, every conscious and unconscious act is in itself an act of creation. But there is no way to escape the duality of such an action. What's right today may be wrong tomorrow.

I sometimes ponder ideas as this, if the child Hitler was murdered, society would of condemned his killer, but knowing what he came to be in truth his murderer should of been hailed a hero.
There is no way of knowing, therefore there is no true way of desiminating what actions one takes as righteous or wicked.

With that said I wonder if our generation will be criticized years from now for being lazy. Wasting all our time staring at a screen, typing long forgotten words that in truth serve more in the purpose of vanity then progress.


Wow, you went deep on this one. Thanks for taking the time and providing a super-insightful response.


I'll hit these in order:

-I was in that architecture class too. I stole the whole speech verbatim.


-Every thought, every word, every deed is an act of creation--too true. I wish more people would remain cognizant of that, because it'd mean before they spoke (or typed) unkind words, they'd hopefully realize they were giving birth to more evil/negativity in the world... and hopefully they'd stop before committing those deeds.

-For sure ethics grow amorphous when viewed along a greater timeline. Knowing in advance that someone will commit horrible crimes or even murder would make it far easier to rationalize pulling them off the gameboard of life early. I suppose that's why I'm glad we've only got this truncated temporal viewpoint for the moment--otherwise my morality would get a lot more convoluted.

For example, these posts hone my writing as well as let me ponder philosophical ideals along with sharing them with the world. But if I knew for fact a certain post or posts would cause negative feelings in the minds of some people, I'd have to seriously reconsider whether it's worth the effort putting that idea into the ether.

-I personally think our generation will be the turning point en route towards bringing this world towards the light. Typing these words is spreading good ideas around the globe at a phenomenal rate, effectuating massive change in the collective consciousness of humanity. Things are looking bright.


Cheers!



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:35 PM
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originally posted by: AnteBellum
With that said I wonder if our generation will be criticized years from now for being lazy. Wasting all our time staring at a screen, typing long forgotten words that in truth serve more in the purpose of vanity then progress.

No, you will be complaining about the younger generations being lazy because they don't even have to type anymore.



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: Trachel

I wasn't trying to be rude, just poking fun at the whole idea you presented.

At times I have issues with making grey decisions based on the whole duality problem, especially when it comes to raising kids.
You can never quite tell how our actions now will affect them later on in life. Of course most do what they feel in their hearts is right, but that hasn't always worked according to plan. Many of us are shining examples of our parents failures.

I know the majority of people on Earth have good intentions but like the example with the kids, it doesn't always go accordingly.
A good example of this would be killing in the name of one's religion. To an entire group it's considered a acceptable act, but for everyone else it's wrong. And to add to the confusion, what if they're right in doing so, as will be proven in future history even though murder for any reason is wrong in my eyes.

Thinking along these lines, I believe has made me a bit unconventional when navigating my own creative processes and spiritual ones.

See you again tomorrow, AB



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 09:08 PM
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originally posted by: AnteBellum
a reply to: Trachel

I wasn't trying to be rude, just poking fun at the whole idea you presented.


I didn't think you were being rude; I thought you were being awesome.

Then you came back with another great post and were awesome again.

Thanks!



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 10:55 PM
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a reply to: Trachel

Giving is Life. Giving is creating.

From giving birth to a baby, to giving inspirational poetry for others to read and enjoy.

Maybe one day, everyone will realize how giving brings purpose to Life.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 02:03 AM
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a reply to: Trachel

Depends on what kind of couch it is.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 02:05 AM
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a reply to: Trachel

you should also stop and consider that damn near all of the things you see when you look around and witness whats been built was in fact built by a machine, not a person, robots, their already taking over..



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: pryingopen3rdeye




whats been built was in fact built by a machine, not a person, robots, their already taking over.


Trachel looks at the world through rose tinted glasses; you had to go and bring reality into a poetic thread, shame on you.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: Trachel




Creators, after all, appreciate fellow creators.


And you have proof of this? I'd say creators fight each other in heaven as to who's creation outlasts the others. As above so below.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 07:10 PM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Trachel




Creators, after all, appreciate fellow creators.


And you have proof of this? I'd say creators fight each other in heaven as to who's creation outlasts the others. As above so below.


But it's not that way below--not at all.

I'm a creator. I'm a novelist on my third book, and I smile bright whenever anyone puts their time towards making something for others rather than spending it on themselves or wasting it in sloth.

I feel zero competition against other authors, even those writing the same genre. We're not competing for anything--we're all simply telling our own story and making the best quality product we possibly can.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 07:43 PM
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originally posted by: Trachel
I smile bright whenever anyone puts their time towards making something for others rather than spending it on themselves or wasting it in sloth.

Your message would seem more sincere if you stopped stroking your ego in public and stopped being judemental of others.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: daskakik

originally posted by: Trachel
I smile bright whenever anyone puts their time towards making something for others rather than spending it on themselves or wasting it in sloth.

Your message would seem more sincere if you stopped stroking your ego in public and stopped being judemental of others.


Haha, but we're friends! We're friends, Daskakik!

You can't be mean to me any more! I love you too much!



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 10:56 PM
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a reply to: Trachel

I'm not being mean.

I'm being honest.

Besides, you should love the couch potatoes just the way they are.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 10:09 AM
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This thread is neato. Just yesterday, I designed a rain water collection system for our new home. As a mech engineer and designer, I can create anything I want using AutoCAD. Anyway, with my rain water collection system all designed, it was fun to solve problems such as what to do when the storage barrels are 100% full. Then, I calculated how much water would be needed during the dry summer season to water the yard and landscaping. It will be fun to build a prototype using a pump and a 5-gal bucket to test my calcs and water disbursement.




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