posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 04:44 PM
OK, you awoke from your slumber and have smelled the coffee. What next? You got the eggs frying or given any thought about what you want for
breakfast? You're now aware you have options. You have obligations in the way of choices to make, or you can waste away into oblivion if that is your
choice but you probably have higher ideals or ambitions than that.
You are enslaved by carnal desires, wanting to be comfortable, and so on. Since you are aware of that now you can decide how you wish to play the game
and how your character is going to behave.You can decide to not play or not follow the "rules" and make a game out of that, but there is a
"system" - or several - in place that you can now take better advantage of. After smelling your coffee for awhile you can decide to play a
goal-oriented game; say perhaps your goal is to gain independence and "freedom", however you decide to define it for yourself. It takes commitment
but you are now better equipped to deal with that, right?
I made those discoveries several decades ago. I maybe spent the first decade smelling the coffee and finally decided to get into the game. By having a
vision of things I might want to accomplish, things that were fun, even being a high school drop-out didn't not hinder finding a fun career with the
US government, one of the biggest puppet-masters in the game, and for over 20 years travelled around the world playing with their big, expensive toys
- I was a civillian, I might add here.I had loads of fun with this, though not every moment was ecstatic, until some President came along playing a
game so obvious it was difficult not taking advantage of incredible opportunities while most everyone else slept, then cashing out before the
inevitable "fall." At that point my employer was begging folks to take a bonus and early retirement but almost no one except myself was debt and
obligation-free and a low-cost foreign country with nice weather lined-up to live in. I retired at age 53 and still young enough to enjoy life.
Now I am free from the workaday world with a pension and savings indulging my every whim. That I have whims and desires means I am not totally
"FREE!" but I did have a ball playing the game and it seems I have enough free replays built up to last a lifetime. My guess is I could have had a
lot more if I had wanted it. I didn't work hard, I merely stayed within my own ethics. I have been retired several years, still much younger than
than others I know that are still in the daily grind. I attained success at the level I envisioned, not through hard work and discipline but because I
was "aware" and kept my eyes open.
Your "awareness" and a few bucks will buy you a cup of Starbuck's coffee. For the same price it will buy you the moon if that is what you want.
Anything is attainable if you know what you want. That's the rub.