Reality is Merely an Illusion

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If you're in control, you're not going fast enough.

Reading:

  • Robert Greene - The 48 Laws of Power
  • George Horace Lorimer - Letters from a Self Made Merchant to His Son

Listening to:

  • Paradis
  • Alina Baraz / Galimatias

Everything Else:

Life has been pretty mundane the past few months for the most part. Almost monotonous if you will. If I’m not at work, there are about three other places you’ll find me at; the gym, volunteering at a soup kitchen or on my couch reading.

The idea of sleep has become a foreign concept, at best I get anywhere between 3 to 5 hours a night. I wish I could say that I was one of those people who can function perfectly on that amount of sleep - unfortunately I’m not. But I guess, I manage, the dark circles under my eyes notwithstanding.

New business is doing better than i could have imagined. So far its managed to destroy its quarterly revenue projection by 2.5 times.Which in itself is absurd as I have a horrible habit of setting lofty nearly unattainable goals for myself. Website should be up and running by the end of summer followed by a second location opening up with a target of mid fall.  

I usually don’t find the need/like to share how much I donate to charities, but in this case i feel as if i need to make an exception. Im not looking for plaudits of any sort, frankly - I don’t care what anyone thinks. The sheer disregard for human life in Gaza is despicable and to be quite honest its heart breaking. I recently made significant donations to the PCRF (Palestine Children’s Relief Fund) and UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). I implore you to please do the same. Anything you can spare will go a long way in helping those in need. Just remember, in the end we’re all the same. We all bleed the same, hurt the same, feel joy the same. 

Sunday Girl - Four Floors (Diplo Remix)

Same nights, same skies, same four walls.
Same old stories, same old lives, heard it all.

The incursion and bombardment of Gaza is not about destroying Hamas. It is not about stopping rocket fire into Israel, it is not about achieving peace. The Israeli decision to rain death and destruction on Gaza, to use lethal weapons of the modern battlefield on a largely defenseless civilian population, is the final phase in a decades-long campaign to ethnically-cleanse Palestinians.

Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely-crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks, mosques, and slums to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armor, no command in control, no army… and calls it a war. It is not a war, it is murder.

“When Israelis in the occupied territories now claim that they have to defend themselves, they are defending themselves in the sense that any military occupier has to defend itself against the population they are crushing. You can’t defend yourself when you’re militarily occupying someone else’s land. That’s not defense. Call it what you like, it’s not defense.”