Small Town ….. Big City

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We all walk a path of which we choose, along this journey through life. Some may live within a small town, while others choose to live within a big city. The journey may be the same, but the paths we walk are different, depending on each of us and what we want to achieve along our paths. Now there are no paths along this journey that come smooth and grooved, as we all have to work hard at grooming our paths, so we can be happy and at peace. These paths will bruise us and knock us down from time to time, but the paths should not dictate on how we walk along them? Although we do get caught up within all the crap and get stuck within the ruts of the paths, then we struggle with trying to get out of the ruts, which then has us, out of focus on what we truly want along the path.

Now as we walk through this journey on our paths, we do need to work, so we than can make ends meet and afford what we want, but some as they work for someone or maybe a Corporate company, want to do things their way? Well that’s not how it works, we need to do it their way, as they are the ones paying us weekly, so we can afford what we want and do as we want on our days off. The same goes for our elected officials within our Governments, these Individuals will do and say anything to gain our votes, then when they get into office, they proceed to forget who put them there and move forward with their own agendas, not too mention we also pay for them and all their trips while they ” serve us”. Then they will not work with their fellow elected officials as they should, because they are too busy with the attitude of,   ” all about me”. The big problem with our elected Officials is, they continue to lie to us as they say, ” I am here for you and I work for you”. I think the biggest problem is we the people, as we fear putting new blood within the office simply because, we don’t want to take the risk of putting someone in place, that can not handle the job? So we then continue with the status Quo and then complain til we are blue in the face, because we know they are screwing us within the Government.

We are so afraid of what others will think of us when we show we can’t handle anything, that we then do what ever we can, in order to not show failure……… only because through failure comes ridicule and gossip talk. We are so afraid of failure, that we then hide our mistakes when we make them ( yes we all make mistakes), then we point the finger elsewhere, just to divert our mistakes away from us. The biggest mistakes our elected officials make is, to tun for an office that not only they can not handle, but they then get lost within the job of serving themselves, instead of the job of serving those who voted them into the office.

Now living within a big city we have to work harder at maintaining a certain lifestyle, while those within the small town, have less pressure and don’t have to work as hard, to live in a more simplistic lifestyle. We all want great success and to achieve great things, but within this broken Society we all live, we all have truly lost what real success is and have lost our way on what we need to achieve, in order to have that success. Sometimes when our paths beat us up and bring us great pain, we then get lost within the clouds of our judgments and totally lose sight of what we want to achieve, so we then can have success.

This journey through life comes with no guarantees, as we have to work hard for what we want, we will also make many mistakes, although we need to own up to those mistakes and not hide them then point the finger away from ourselves. There will be many jobs that will confuse the heck out of us and have us tackle things we can not handle, that is when we need to be strong, admit to ourselves and to others that we need help, so we all can work together, instead of banging heads and causing chaos around us, so we all can walk our paths through this journey of life in happiness and peace.

 

”   Little big town or big city, you take your pick, but which ever you pick you still need to work together to move forward stronger”

” There is no path that is groomed, we have to work hard at grooming our paths, to have success at whatever we want to achieve”

” Our elected Officials need to get back to who put them into their office, instead of trying to forget them and move forward with their own agenda”

” We may becomes confused and out of focus along our paths, which even more of a reason to unclog the clouds of our judgments and focus harder along our paths”

 

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The Marijuana Question

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Question four here in the state of Massachusetts is of the legalization of Marijuana, are you kidding me!!! Like those so called Leaders we voted into office, really don’t have anything else, to waste their time on? Or even better…… Waste the Tax payer .money on this nonsense. This path here you see in this picture, that is heading into the fog, is exactly where we all will be heading and most likely not even remember, how we reached wherever it is we are going?

Marijuana was and always will be known as the ” gateway drug”. It is illegal now and you can see a “High” percentage of People still get it and smoke it on a daily basis, just imagine it becoming legal, now you have a whole list of other issues that will come from this really stupid idea that someone actually came up with, now maybe I get one reason for this question and that is, to tax and bring in more revenue to this state, but at what real cost do you want to bring in money, to help ease the burden of all the tax payers?

Alcohol is a legal drug and we all see the issues it brings throughout this Society, not all of us can be a social drinker and have no issues with this drug, as to most it becomes a crutch that is easy to get, when our troubles become so over whelming, that we turn to this drug to help ease our sorrows for a short time. When we drink to excess we then can not think clearly and do stupid things, like getting in our vehicles and driving, as we have no clue of what we are doing, let alone the fact that we are putting other lives and the life of ourselves, in a situation that will change our lifestyle forever, or even worse either kill ourselves or those around us. Now some will say ” but I can’t live without it”? Now we have a whole different issue and that is, Addiction.

Addiction can affect anybody no matter what your status is and addiction can come to us in many ways as well, but what addiction can’t be is…….. Cured. Once you have and addiction, no matter of what kind, it then becomes a lifetime battle which has you with feelings of no control and low self esteem.  With the proper help you can deal with the addiction and you can deal with it on your own, just that it takes a strong person, who has a strong will. but to get to this point you need the proper help to guide you. Alcohol is a crutch that we then depend on, to help us deal with pain and sorrow, which then we totally forget about our inner strength, that doesn’t need a crutch, it isn’t just a quick fix, all we need is, total Faith in ourselves, so we then can have the Hope to curve the grip of addiction, so it won’t grab a hold and never let us go.

There are many more Addictions that tempt us and try to take control of us, playing the slots at a Casino is another type of Addiction known as Gambler’s Addiction, which the adrenaline gives you a rush that you then crave and can’t get enough of. There are many ways that Addiction can come to us and control every fiber of our being and the best way to help stay in control, is to understand about Addiction, understand that when it grabs you, it will forever hold you even when you think you are free from the Addiction.

To say that legalizing Marijuana is a good idea for all moving forward, I think we need to re think this plan? I mean I am no Doctor, but I do have Common Sense and it tells me that, all drugs whether Alcohol, Marijuana or hard core drugs, will affect the body in a negative way and the ones who dispute this, are the ones that have let the grip of Addiction grab a hold of them and can’t see clearly through the clouds of the Addiction. Plus having two legal drugs like Alcohol and Marijuana, now you have a whole lot of other issues as well and everybody is now running, or driving either High or drunk? Which then happens to not only put ourselves at risk, but it puts others around us at risk as well. Common Sense is not so ” Common” within this Society and has us all walking our paths within the clouds of our judgments, as we take zero responsibility for our actions, we then become lazy and have no clue of what real work is and by work I mean, totally understanding everything around us, no matter if it’s a Person, Place or a thing. There are many ways through this journey of life that can derail us and throw us a curve ball, but none as strong as Addiction is, especially when it grabs you with all it’s strength and never wants to let you go. I think we all need to ” be a lot safer and make much better decisions”, as we walk our paths through this journey of life, so we all can live in Peace and be happy at all we do.

 

” Addiction is like a crutch that we lean on, to help us move forward even when a part of us is broken”

” Marijuana is the gate way drug that baits you, sucks you in, then reels you into a World that is surrounded by clouds”

” Questions on the ballot for us to vote on, sometimes needs more research with some common sense thinking to truly understand the question”

” Common Sense is within us all, we just have to acknowledge it to unleash it’s true power and make it very Common once again”

” How can you have Common Sense when you are either High or Drunk, with no responsibility or cares for yourself or even whats around you”

Busy as a Beaver……

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These little critters known to us as the Beaver, are very hard workers and are always in search of product to bring back to their homes. They are very smart in the way they build their home, as to us it is known as the Beaver dam, this Dam is very strong and once built is very hard to break down.

True these Beaver’s can be a pesky little Critter, as they don’t care where they build as long as they build and claim their territory. With these Beaver Dams comes a lot of dried up creek beds, with less water flowing along its path, as the water dry’s up on one side, now you have a lot of water on the other side and as it sits still, now floods over its banks, destroying the land that was once along the banks of the creek. Now that the creek is dried up on one side, the creek can’t continue to flow along its path, which starves all the plant life that was along its bank and as they starve, they become weak and fall to their death, making that area to us that was once vibrant, not so vibrant and beautiful.

These Beaver’s is a very busy Critters and not afraid to work hard at all, they can fall a tree with their razor sharp teeth, which is amazing knowing of their size, but these Beaver’s are kind of like we throughout this Society, as they don’t think of what will happen down the road, as they continue to build their Dams. The only difference between the Beaver and us is, we are driven by Greed and the greed that comes from our buildings, causes us to not think smartly, as we build anywhere, just to receive the money that comes from the sale of these buildings. We all have a brain, even the Beaver has a brain, but we then do not use our brains correctly as we forget to think about what will happen down the road, when we take action to build where we build.

The power of Greed is so strong, it will have us do things we normally would never do, greed will also give us false temporary feeling of power, as we think? We can do whatever we want, when we want to do it. With Greed we don’t think about who or what we hurt, which forces us to go against who we are, which makes this Society cold and unforgiving. When we use our brains properly, we then think better and care deeply of what will happen to all that is around, where we want to build. So yes we are all guilty to the way Society has become, simply with the way of our thinking and letting Greed affect us in the way that it does. Greed is a very powerful thing and will consume every fiber of our being when we let it, it is also a very strong force which will make it very hard to stay out of its way, when we get on board with Greed, we then become someone we truly are not and care not for who we hurt, as we will do anything to get even Greedier and all the self proclaimed power that we think we have. When we get consumed by Greed and build wherever we want to build, we then become like the Beaver and work hard at building every where we want to build, we then don’t use our brains properly and refuse to think down the road, at whatever or who we hurt just to become more Greedier, Then we ” think” we have all this self proclaimed power over everything even our fellow Man, it is very easy to get caught up within this Greedy Society, but when we think properly using our brains properly, then we all throughout Society, can walk our paths of this journey through life, in peace and happiness with each other, as everything we look at, will be beautiful every time we look.

 

” The Beaver is a very hard worker, that really doesn’t think properly with its brain, to all it hurts as it builds its Dam blocking the creek from flowing along it’s path”

” Greed and all the self proclaimed power it brings, will have us always become someone we truly are not”

” The Beaver builds its dams quietly with its teeth, we build very loudly further hurting all that is around us”

 

The Power trip, that’s just a game.

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Within every Government today throughout this Society, you have these Elected Officials that will stop at nothing, to gather the votes needed, so they can have this “Power Trip”, that does nothing but cushion their wallets, as they totally forget of who put them there in the first place.

We the People of this Society with our hard earned Tax dollars, are what controls the Government, but these Elected Officials forget that and totally think that the Government wouldn’t survive without their ideas. These men and woman within the Government will want the People to think they are on their side, but it is what goes on behind the closed doors, that truly gives these Officials their power trip and determines just how the game is played. These groups known as the Special Interest Groups simply buy each Candidate with very high prices of money just to vote a certain way, so their Organization can get all the benefits, over all the Ordinary Folk who drive this Government with their Tax dollars.

Then there is the size of the Government, with Committees made to support Committees……. do we really need all these Committees? Yes Government has grown two fold over the years and maybe it is time to downsize, like a Corporate Company does from time to time, to help in balancing their budget, reduce spending, so they can reduce their debt, which helps in increasing the profit margin. When the debt is reduced greatly with the profits going up, then you can reward the Tax paying Folk, with a nice Tax break, or even putting some tax cuts in place for the future of all. This should be the ” Common Sense” approach, but with all the Greed going on within our Elected Officials, they have lost touch with Common Sense and also, they have become disconnected from everything that is real around them.

You also have the two Party rule with the Democrats and the Republicans, these two Parties are controlled by the Establishments in power, ” The Establishment” is nothing more than Individuals with huge Ego’s, that want all the power and money and will treat all others as their Puppets just to get what they want. Just maybe our Government isn’t really controlled by who we vote for and put into office? Maybe it’s the Ego driven Establishment that really drives what goes on within our Government? The time is now for each of us as Individuals to step up to the plate and vote smarter, to put the power back in the hands of who really drives this Country and who makes this Country great, that being the hard working People that pay their taxes into the Governments, either being the State for which they live and the Federal of this great Country, the United States of America.

The Individuals we vote into our Governments, go into office and play the Power game not just with the other Elected Officials, but with the People that put them there, they each want all the power to feed their Ego’s, then become disconnected with everything else around them. With the feeding of the Ego’s, then follows the Greed which is fed to them by the Special Interest Groups, these Groups are supported by the Corporations with an endless amount of money, to get whatever they want and the ordinary Taxpayer will never see this amount of money, as they walk their paths through this journey of life.

 

” The Washington power game is only a game that you can play if you have great amounts of money”

” The Establishment is merely a group of Individuals with huge Ego’s that treat all others as they are their Puppets”

” Are they really elected officials that work for the people, or do they say scripted things told by the establishment in order to be elected to office”

 

Republicans…Democrats…Oh My!!!

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I am sorry if I get a bit political this time, as this site is all about walking a path through a journey of life, with true facts starting with a thought, then streaming out my fingers onto a keyboard in to my computer, but with all the crap we have to go through and listen to as this Presidential race heats up, only warrants a view that most may not look deeply into.

There are two groups of people in the Democrats and the Republicans, that are controlled like Puppets by the Establishments or the powers to be of these two Parties, These powers to be are so egotistical, that they can not look deeply into everything they see.  just like the water in this picture, the crap coming out of these Establishments, also flows downward. Now we have the Establishment throwing a guy named Mitt Romney to the Wolfs and go against everything for which he stood for. I voted for Mitt cause he was the best choice to help fix the economy and bring jobs back to America from abroad, now he is blasting a guy who is the front runner of all the Candidates, a guy that had endorsed Mitt in his last run for President and Mitt said great things of him then, now he completely turned against him? Come on Mitt!!! Grow a back bone and stop being a puppet for these powers to be.

The American People are “Pissed” right now and they want “Real” change this time, not the so called change that was promised and never delivered from the the last two Presidential Elections. Massachusetts is the biggest one party state within this union and to have 20,000 Democrats leave their party, speaks volumes of just how ” Pissed” the American people really are. Our Government is way too big right now and each of the members within this Government are fighting with each other, instead of doing what they been sent there to do. The time is now for all within the Government to stand up and be counted, stand up and take responsibility for their actions (or none actions), start fixing the real problems within this Country, stop filling their pockets with money from all the special interest groups and just simply work together for the good of all Americans within this Country, known as the greatest Country, the United States of America.

I totally get the fact we all need a voice within this Government, but when the voices we have their now are fighting and not working together, then just how good or effective are our voices really being? All these career Politicians need to go as they are way to complacent to be effective at their jobs. The time is now for ” Real Change” and just maybe the time is now for a Business man to take over, treat this Country like a Corporation, then fix what has to be fixed, so this Country can be better and stronger moving forward. The first thing a CEO does to fix it’s company is, down size the company, make it smaller and more manageable, like Romney did of the Companies that he fixed or built, that made him as rich as he is. We all know that Government has become bigger over the years, with each committee that has been created, some of these committee’s are not needed anymore, so why are we the Taxpayer still paying for those within these committee’s? You want ” Real Change”, then just maybe the time is now for a Business man, instead of a politician, which most Politicians are Lawyer’s, that know how to jump through loopholes and know how to speak and say of what we want to hear. Donald Trump is only saying things we all Americans want to say, but simply don’t have the voice or platform to say them, plus a lot of what he is saying is correct and on point, the reason why other Candidates and all other Politicians are attacking him is, they are afraid of him and are afraid to simply say the true facts that Donald Trump has already said. The fact is that this Country is broken and in need of a major fix, the time is now to address the problems head on, fix what needs to be fixed, so we all throughout this great Country of America can move forward better and stronger and get back to the true meaning of ” living the American Dream”.

 

” The National debt is fast approaching 20 trillion dollars, what are the true facts of these Candidates to help reduce this debt”

” To fix any situation or problem you need to attack them head on and you need to work together without fighting, in order to fix them properly”

” The American Dream is not the same as it once was, the time is now to fix what we need to fix, to get this dream back to as strong as it once was”

 

To much Lip service with no action

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We throughout this Society are all about the lip service and have no clue, of what taking action is anymore. It all starts with our so called Leaders and trickles down to us folk, that make this Country what it is, then when you add in all the Propaganda Media, now you have so much Lip service, that it is impossible to have any action of any kind.

Our Elected Officials today will move their Lips saying what we want to hear, so they can swindle our vote their way, then once they are in the office, forget about any action, cause there is no action only a bunch of broken promises. With a National Debt fast approaching twenty trillion big ones (yes I said twenty Trillion), probably within the next couple or three years, shows just what our elected officials  are truly doing in the office they hold and that is nothing. Obama will say the Economy is fine, cause the Unemployment numbers are down, what I want to truly know is, the ones that have exhausted their unemployment benefits, are their numbers being counted? or are we only getting half the numbers for this? Because with the National Debt as big as it is, then what is truly being done to reduce it? The other thing that is not brought up is, a lot of people have taken part-time jobs, simply because the Companies do not want to pay for the Health care for these people anymore and our elected officials are letting them get away with it and then the people get fined if they have no insurance……… Seriously is this Country really better, or are we just getting more Lip service from our elected officials again and again.

We all want our five minutes of fame, we all want to be famous and be known for something great as well, but when it hurts all those around us,  you think there is a problem there, or more specific…….maybe their are way too many getting in each others way, instead of truly fixing what needs to be fixed. You can clearly see that what we are doing now is not working, so we need change and when I say change, I mean real change that is best for all involved. When you do take action, you don’t lean towards certain groups that are willing to pad the lining of your pockets with some extra cash, you take the necessary action needed to bring real change for the better of all throughout, so we all can prosper and be stronger moving forward.

This Country of the United States was always based on Immigration, but Immigration done correctly and when you see the word ” Illegal” before it, then maybe that is a clue that you are doing something wrong? With that said and given how the economy truly is, maybe it is time to shut the Borders for a short time, fix what you need to fix, so we can then move forward better and stronger, as freely as we can like our For-Fathers set up for us, instead of keeping the Borders the way they are and people coming here Illegally and stripping us of the true American Dream. I understand some want to come here for a better life like past Immigrants have done, so what is wrong with coming here correctly as those of the past have done? Plus when you walk your paths of this journey through life correctly, not only will you feel great and peaceful, but others around you will feel great and be at peace as well, with a bonus of, the United States of America can be great once again.

There are a lot of big issues that need to be addressed throughout our Society, with all the Lip service going on around us, there will never be any action of these issues. We also have to deal with this thing called ” Political Correction”, which is making us all weak and afraid to take any action of anything, for the fear of offending those around us. We within this Society have a lot of fixing to do and no time like the present to start the process of the true fix, the best way to do it is real change that involves, rolling up the sleeves and get ready to work, stop moving the Lips and start showing more action and become the solution, instead of the problem.

” if you want to talk the talk, then first you need to walk the walk”

” Lip service is for chatting to a Friend over the telephone, taking action will give you a feeling of accomplishment when you actually finish what you started”

” To fix the issues starts with taking action and being responsible, not being lazy and using lip service to say you will do something”

 

The Take down within reality…

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Along the paths of this journey through life, there are things that do need to be taken down, but when we try to take down each other, now this not only hurts the one that is being taken down, but in the end we all hurt, as the take down then affects us all.

This foot bridge within this picture gets taken down when one wants to cross the stream without getting wet, every Christmas we put up the decorations, then after we take them down to make room for the next holiday decorations, there are many things we put up, that over time we need to take down, to clean or repair from time to time, put up…take down…put up…. take down, seems pretty repetitive, but this is simple for us all as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

What is hurting not only ourselves but all those around us, is the taking down of each other, just so we ourselves can look more important than all that is around us. When one searches out another to try to disrupt their path of their journey, simply means one thing, that the one trying to do the take down, has more hidden issues, than they care to admit to themselves.

All the Drama within the NFL these days with Tom Brady and now Peyton Manning, simply proves more than ever that, when we see others around us having success, we will stop at nothing, to take them down and ruin all their credibility., simply because we are jealous of them. The fact is that we have become so lazy within our own little Worlds, that we don’t want to put in the hard work, be determined to achieve greatness, instead we will take down whoever that is around, just so we can seem at first glance, that we are just as important as the next, so we then become lazy for whatever that may cross our paths.

We have not only become jealous of the Sports Celebrity, we have become jealous of all who is around us and even more so, within this Society of today, as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

 

” Life is hard enough to learn all of its lessons, we don’t have to make it harder, as we disrespect and take down one another”

” Part of the lesson we learn within our lives, is to treat each other with respect, without any taking down of anything that is around us”

” we all throughout Mankind need to be better at respecting each and only take down the picture frame to clean it”

” The take down isn’t some Wrestling event that everybody is all about me and acting like they are better than the rest”

 

As the Cascade falls………..

            I highly recommend for everybody to take a trek into the deep woods that is around you, you don’t have to go that far unless your living in a big city, but to trek through the forest and see the true beauty of God’s creation, won’t just help you relax and unwind, but will also help you respect more of what is around you.

You see this Cascade and how it carved its way down this hill, this is made from nature over time and not by any man that walks his journey through life. We like this Cascade carve our own paths through this journey of life, we also dictate how this carving happens for us, sometimes the path gets carved for us and sometimes our paths are carved in ways we do not want it, like when a life event forces us into something we don’t like? A life event if we let it, will control who we are, what we become and how we carve our paths through this journey of life, these life events happen to all of us, some are bigger than others, but when we handle them properly, we can always control how we carve our paths through this journey of life.

This Cascade not only carves its way down the mountain, but can also be a great and natural source of drinking water, you see the green moss around this cascade? This is what truly purifies the water so clear, that there is no tap water anywhere, that is as crystal clear as this. Some Companies that bottle spring water and sell it to us, will say there water is purified? but the purification process by man, is nothing compared to the purification process of nature. This Cascade here runs down into a little pond by the front of a privately owned camping area, in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, right at the New York state line and the camp site here is tents only, everything is as natural as you can get within the great outdoors, the owner also takes the water from this cascade, turns it into ice cubes and sells it to the camper’s by the bag, so they can keep their food and drinks nice and cold, let me tell you these are the best tasting ice cubes, I have ever chewed on.

Myself and the Caretaker of this camp site, went trekking through the beautiful forest around us, he showed me things like this Cascade that are as natural as you can get from within the great outdoors and all this, most of us who walk their paths along their journey of life don’t even know it exists. Some of us are so consumed with living our lives that we forget that there is so much natural beauty around us and we try to make up our own beauty of whatever we can, including ourselves as we portray to others a fake side of who we are. This journey through life to some may seem long, to others it may be cut short? But the journey we all walk can be so much more, if we never forget all the true, natural beauty that is around us. God created this beautiful land for us to enjoy it and be happy, not for us to forget and take it for granted, so as we walk our paths along this journey of life, let us all take some down time, from time to time and reflect, as we enjoy all the true and natural beauty that is all around us.

” As the Cascade falls, let us all respect the true beauty around us and follow the path of the water, as it carves it’s way down the mountain”

” The natural purification of water from a mountain stream is not only refreshing and good tasting, but the most beautiful thing you will ever see”