vis “Dude, your anger is showing.”
part of the reason we are collectively in this mess is because not enough dudes let their anger show.
As usual, good writing.
I feel it’s more frustration than anger. You seek to present the truth in the face of a propaganda machine that abhors it. This is no easy task, but greatly appreciated. I will continue to raise my children and try to instill in them real values and the ability to perceive the main stream media for what it is (evil).
Thank you for commitment to the truth, and your obvious compassion for others. I’ll bet your a great mentor and friend…the kind I will seek to be to others. This is the greatest thing I can do everyday.
So…who are YOU voting for?
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
First I’d like to comment on expressing anger. When did we become so ignorant that we cannont distinguish between “righteous indignation” and someone spewing venon and ire? There is a difference and I believe it goes back to a “compromised” morale spirit. If one is compromised then one cannot speak with integrity and truth from the heart. Speaking from the heart whether it is with love or anger is very necessary for real communication and real understanding. When my neighbor speaks with anger but, it is a “controlled anger” and he makes a point, then I can listen to his pain and maybe even help him. But, when my neighbor is just being venomous and bitter and his message is not clear then I will turn away. I turn away because, bitterness is a downward spiral with no solution. We must acknowledge our anger but, express it eloquently or others will turn away. But, to never express anger that comes from a place in our heart of true anguish and distress is unhealthy for an individual and unhealthy for our democracy. Too, many have been silent for too, long. I have been asking for the last 24 years, where is the “righteous indignation” and why can’t it be expressed and used to awaken and move more citizens? We have lost the ability to give voice to our deepest yearnings and hopes and concerns and it is a great loss. Now we are in a position of needing incredible “great leadership” with great souls that can express vision with great oratory abilities. We are a big country …how can we ever really be united in spirit without Great spirits leading? Maybe grassroots leadership will manifest itself maybe not…
As for what’s the greatest thing I can imagine or dream? All I have ever wanted is continued opportunities to strive everyday to be the best I can be. What I can be evolves and changes as I grow older but, one thing is for sure ….I was always able to get in front of “decision makers” and speak to the points I needed to make to advance my own daily business interests and support myself and it is now no longer that way. Now days there is a wall as I have read commented on at this site and I believe this wall between the average American trying to do business in their community for those with power is an incredibly high wall and almost insurrmountable. So, it FEELS like no matter how I try I will be stopped by a “gatekeeper” as also, commented on at this site. Therefore imagining the greatest I could ever do feels like an empty exercise in “pretend dreaming”. There are forces at work and people in control that are very “undemocratic” and very unAmerican at their core. They do only what immediately benefits them and this control is wide and powerful. With the power of the PACs in Washington it may even be impossible for a little guy to survive at all in a few more years. In general, in business, people seem afraid to make decisions or if not afraid it does’nt matter because, they have no power. There are very few “mid-management level business people” for me to parlay my services to and even if I can get in front of some business person with decision making power then I find them very “non-commital”. Also, the competition for the “ear” time with even minor decision makers is so competitive that when I finally get in front of a decision maker with power I have to compress complex knowledge into miliseconds of “instant understanding”. It can be frightening! So, atlas the urge to encouage the little guy to dream the biggest thing or best thing they can seems like a formula for frustration. I am in the middle of my life and my sense of hope that there is opportunity for the person who will work very hard is very, very fragile. I seem to run into mostly walls and even if I find “like minded” business people who feel as I do then the leads and opportunities for business seem very thin and emphemeral. I’m afraid Mr. Marre that as big as your heart is and as free as your ability to dream is that the facts remain that there is shrinking opportunity HOURLY for the average American to do business in their immediate town and usually no funds to do business on a “worldwide scale”. In locale versus worldwide opportunity, locale is loosing and becoming non-existent it seems. I had a dream of being a self-sustaining small business person a long time ago and now I’m fighting to meet my monthly bills and I don’t even own a home! I don’t think I’m the only one with this daily experience. I suspect there are a lot of us. We don’t have answers but, we know something is very wrong because, our opportunities (or lack of them) feels very different from our parents and grandparents times.
No, you are definitely not too angry. Many times anger is confused with passion and dedication to a feeling or thought. I believe I share your disappointment in the current political environment, many people do. Am I angry about it? Well, yes a little bit I guess. But more so I am disgusted that this represents the best we can do! Or is it? Can we all apply this mantra of imagining the greatest thing we could ever do, then actually going forward and doing it? If it is possible to take this idea and implement it across our entire nation ala the “pay it forward” approach we would see a substantial positive impact. That impact would be felt personally by each person that partakes and collectively by everyone in our society; we would live in a better nation.
When I think more about this, how different is this really than the vision of the American Dream Project? I think American Dream Project is nothing more than imagining and identifying the greatest thing we can ever do with our life and doing it. How far off am I on this? Will, I think you were already on this track long ago. Now you just have another way to look at it.
Many people realize that outsourcing most of our manufacturing was not a good idea, but don’t know what to do about it. If China pulls the plug, we are sitting high and dry.It’s pretty frightening, but you don’t read about it in the newspapers. *Cough* *cough*.
I think this situation is actually an opportunity in disguise. It allows us to revamp our manufacturing infrastructure and directly leapfrog to the new generation of computerized CNC and prototyping technologies. While these aren’t quite ready for primetime yet, due to expense, size limitations, and materials issues, they are already being used for limited production runs of new products.
Imagine the PC revolution taking place in the space of manufacturing, where every block has a garage manufacturing hobbyist. That could jumpstart all sorts of citizen enterprise businesses to provide new manufacturing capability. Sure, they won’t be making steal beams and cruise ships, but just think of all the money going overseas for consumer goods, etc.
I think its time for an “American Dream Project” Conference. I want to meet these people and attend seminars and network and focus our collective brilliance. I guess I’m feeling like individuals doing the greatest thing they can imagine is an amazing start. A collective of people doing the same, is a revolution.
By the way, will replying to your blog associate me with terrorists? Oh well, I hate flying anyway 😉
typo correction: steel beams
The Devil’s most powerful tool is the wedge of discouragment. I’m in the middle of it. My apartment was sold and now the new owners want to raise my rent $550!
this is more than a 50% increase. BUT I remember and experience Angels in my life, people who show up to be of service. I feel Will is one of those. He is calling us to our higher selves. It is only there, connected to spirit that we will be able to take our power and do good with it. Sometimes the greatest thing we can do, is just get up out of bed and do what is needed for ourselves and for our planet. Not to give up. In spite of whatever obstacles we face. We are either thriving or succumbing. Choose to thrive. It is our choices and the consequences of those choices that shapes our lives. I regret all the times I’ve made choices out of fear, instead of belief in myself, and my ability to create.
There is power in community, don’t be alone. Find your people and help each other. We ALL need each other.
Especially in hard times. At least on man I know is
trying to make a difference and that that gives me much hope because if there is one there will be more.
And I strongly suspect you are one of those also, or you wouldn’t have cared to read this blog.
Menlo Park, CA
Will, I’m sorry I just read the last blog now…
I have to agree with you that anger is an understatement of what we are at as a country.
McCain brings no change and I’m afraid the changes Obama might bring. Who sponsored his Harvard’s education? Where’s his Birth Certificate? Is this guy bringing Islam.
I can’t help thinking of Hitler, how charmy he was before election…
Remember, the terrorists promised never to come in the same way?
I’m not saying it from a place of fear. I’m not afraid.
I’m just considering how far are we really from the return of Yeshua?
I feel people need to be informed and so 2 years ago I launched the REVELATION REVOLUTION. People have been asleep, living in the 5-sense 3D programmed reality. But each of us is a multi-dimensional being with innate abilities that are infinite. I feel it’s important now to get as many people as possible to wake-up, become aware of current reality and then take personal responsibility to create an integrous life by not focusing on and energizing WHAT-IS but rather vigilantly monitoring every thought and feeling only towards the vision of what they choose to experience. I love what Wille has to say. He’s a wake-up call and a prophet sharing his “voice of reason.”
Your site has truly been an inspiration for me. I am spreading your ideas as best I can to anyone that will listen!! I am a bit bored with my job and I have been trying to get unstuck by considering your advice. I began searching for a volunteer opportunity and have found a great one which I can start in October. I will start small and who knows where I may go from here..
Interesting article! My comment would only be that , by thinking the way articles tells, I’ve been doing them for about seven months, and they’ve absolutely changed my life.
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