2014 Beyonce VMA Acceptance Speech, “I’m so full”

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I don’t normally watch the VMAs or anything on TV for that matter except football but I got talked into watching the 2014 VMAs by my girlfriend.

At the end of the show, Beyonce was presented the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and the first things out of her mouth quickly separated her from all of the other performers I had ever watched accept an award.

Everybody wants to go up there and take credit for their hard work. They start off and end by thanking a list of people including the fans, producers, and other special people in their life. They are grateful, thankful, blessed, and many more things but never have I heard anyone start off their speech by simply saying, “I’m so full”. Read more…


Leave That Caterpillar Alone

You’ve found the perfect girl or the perfect guy, and they are the one you want to spend forever with, except for one small thing. This itty bitty small thing that you don’t like about them and you wish you could change. That itty bitty small thing that is an itty bitty small thing to you but is actually a core component of your perfect person. It is probably what attracted you to them in the first place.

Maybe they like to go bar hopping. Maybe they like to go clubbing or party. Maybe they do drugs or have other bad habits. Maybe they workout too much and have bigger muscles than you. Maybe they are too religious for you. Maybe they have a lot of friends of the opposite sex (maybe you were one of them and that’s how they met you). Read more…


Love, Children, and Marriage – Your Erroneous Zones

The following post is a long excerpt written by Dr Wayne Dyer from his book Your Erroneous Zones and I do not take credit for any of it.  You can support this author by purchasing your own copy of his works by clicking the book below.

 

 

“In any relationship in which two people become one, the end result is two half people.”

Leaving the psychological nest is one of life’s difficult chores.  The dependency viper intrudes in life in many, many ways, and routing it entirely is made more difficult by the numerous people who benefit from another’s psychological dependency.

Psychological independence means total freedom from all obligatory relationships, and an absence of other-directed behavior.  It means being free from having to do something you would not otherwise choose, were the relationship not to exist.  The nest-leaving business is especially difficult because our society teaches us to fulfill certain expectations in special relationships, which include parents, children, authority figures and loved ones. Read more…


Boredom is Actually a Form of Depression

“Life is never boring but some people choose to be bored.

The concept of of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way. Boredom is a choice; something you visit upon yourself, and it is another of those self-defeating items that you can eliminate from your life.

When you procrastinate, you use your present moments doing nothing, as an alternative to doing anything.

Doing nothing leads to boredom. Read more…


A Suicidal State of Mind – Robin Williams Last Thoughts

The decision to kill yourself does not have to be a long ordeal, sometimes the decision to die and execution of that decision are made within minutes of each other. To take your own life, the closer those two things are, the more likely you are to go through with it.

There are many kinds of suicides and attempts for many different reasons. There are many types of mental illnesses or drugs that can lead you to death faster. Depression is often blamed for most suicides. Read more…


Ladies, Men Do Stupid Things

Us men do stupid things.

We end up destroying a marriage or serious relationship by blaming the other person for problems with ourselves, which causes us to take actions that cause more problems, and eventually a breakdown in the relationship.

We carry on under the notion that we have been wronged or screwed over…until we meet someone new and get what we think is further confirmation that we weren’t the problem all along, after all, how could it be us when we are capable of having such exciting and perfect relationships. Read more…


Everybody Wants to Change the World

Everybody wants to change the world, everybody wants to be remembered, everybody wants to leave their mark, achieve greatness, do great things, and be a great person.

They want people to listen when they talk as they stand before the masses delivering an inspirational or educational speech, as they announce their new product that will change the world forever, as they speak of their great accomplishments — expecting the world to lend them their ears. Read more…


5 Ways Extremists End up Alone

Being an extremist is a surefire way to burn a lot of bridges and piss a lot of people off. This article is not about which side is right or wrong, everyone is entitled to believe what they want. Instead we focus on the effects of those choices and beliefs.

An Extremist: “Someone so caught up in a single paradigm that it absorbs most of their thought and speech, making it nearly impossible for them to communicate or accept alternative paradigms.”

An Extremist is often known as annoying or downright batshit crazy. They oftentimes lack a sense of humor and many people think they believe unusual or uncommon things. Read more…


Wayne Dyer on Happiness, The Alley Cat Story

Wayne Dyer has a lot of quotes and sayings about happiness and getting there. One of his most memorable quotes is, “There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”

Which simply means that you cannot get to happiness by acquiring things or searching for it. Happiness is a state of mind, a feeling, a choice. Happiness is found within and is not external to you. You get to choose how you feel.

While that may be the most often quotes line on happiness from Wayne Dyer, there is a story about an Alley cat that I have read in his books and heard in some of his speeches that I have really enjoyed so I will share it with you. Read more…


McDonalds Would Have to Fire Over 500,000 Employees to Afford a Minimum Wage of $13

There’s been a lot of talk circulating about raising the minimum wage to something around $13 an hour. I’ve heard that companies like McDonalds can afford to pay their workers that much. I decided to dig into some numbers to see if that was even possible, I found out that it wasn’t.

I don’t often source my work but for this article all my sources can be found at the bottom. Keep in mind this is a philosophy website, while these numbers are as accurate as their sources, the point of this article is to change the way you think about raising minimum wage.

In 2013 McDonalds had 1.8 million employees. In order to comply with a minimum wage increase to $13, McDonalds would have to fire a lot of these employees, even if it gave away all of its profits for that year directly to employees.

With a $13 minimum wage, McDonalds would have to reduce it’s employees to approximately 1,277,038 or fire about 523,000 employees to break even with $13 minimum wage. While doing that it would have to maintain it’s current output, locations, and revenue with about 30% less workers which is probably impossible. Read more…


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