If alcohol is to remain legal, we should really think about teaching our kids how to drink it…

If we as a people are going to decide that we will still allow drinking alcohol, we really should think about changing the way we handle it… 

I think, if we are going to have legal alcohol, we should teach our youth how to drink it… 

As it stands now, we tend to avoid the conversation all together when they are young, just that they need to wait until they are 21… which when they turn 21 or before they turn 21 and discover it, every generation is left to teach themselves how to handle alcohol… which leads to very bad habits, deaths, drinking and driving, alcoholism, binge drinking, rape, etc… 

One of the other big things we need to get a handle on… is how when people discover drinking alcohol, they start to think the only way to have fun, is to be drunk… 

What I think we should do, is maybe even as young as early teens, is start to teach kids how to drink, while at the same time, using it as leverage for good behavior… 

Maybe it starts when they are young… they do well on their report card… you have some of their same sex friends and parents over and begin to teach them how to be social drinkers… (I am very much for chaperoned drinking, even through college)… You make sure they pace themselves and can talk and teach them about drinking while you do this… 

Then one of the major things here, is then not allow them to drink for some time, their brains need to learn how to have fun without drinking again… It is important for the brain to learn to have a night of drinking, and then be fine without it for a period of time, or ever again for that matter… also important for the young adults to remember they can have fun without being drunk… 

So, throughout their youth… little same sex parties sporadically as rewards for getting good grades and behaving, things like that… 

Then as they get older, perhaps can start having chaperoned get togethers with members of the opposite sex… perhaps junior/senior year, having them a little more often after big school games and things like that… 

I’m not even opposed to the prom allowing a drink or two at the dance… 

Now I think this should be heavily involved with the police force… that parents should inform police when and where they will have little get togethers and what to expect… then police will know when there is an unsanctioned party going on… kids should still be busted for having their own parties in my opinion… 

I am very much in favor of chaperoned parties though, even through college… alcohol and members of the opposite sex just don’t seem to mix very well, and that fact doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon… lots of bad decisions made and nights full of regrets… 

I think you get the basic idea… I have thought about this for years… I used to go into much more detail… But I think this could be very important… Plus, parents get to kinda be cool in this scenario… 

Parents may also be able to spot early if their child shows signs of being a problem drinker… 

But, it definitely takes a community to make this work well… People should be telling cops about parties that aren’t sanctioned and things like that… I think if we all worked together, this could be good for many reasons… 

I personally would have benefited greatly from some lessons in drinking… this is coming from someone that didn’t drink at all in high school… I think it would have been better if I was taught how to be a social drinker.

The World has stopped in order to keep me in the illusion…

How to start this post… 

I wrote a book about an economic system I helped develop with some people… called Perfect Capitalism Manifesto… Now I have given away a number of them and have sold about 2 to date according to my own personal records. 

The thing is, in my mind, I think it is a Nobel Prize Winning piece of literature… to me, it is almost impossible, the idea that it hasn’t been discussed across every spectrum of conversation and media… I just don’t see what is going on because I am kept in my illusion because of this initiation/bet I am currently in, that I am also on my own personal internet and cable networks. 

I really think that Perfect Capitalism is essential to world peace in many ways, and that it would be important to put it into place as soon as possible… 

Part of me thinks the World is already experiencing Perfect Capitalism… At the least they have enacted some of the core principles to get us through this initiation/bet and then to fully implement it once this thing is over… 

Where it gets crazy is… If the world is using Perfect Capitalism, there has to be all sorts of protocols in place in case I decide to drive across the country tonight to go see the prices on the shelves in some other store… heck, there would have to be a protocol in case I decided to fly to China next weekend… 

This still doesn’t break up my schizophrenic world… 

They may use some of the core principles and mask it all under government programs and things like that for now… that they can still keep the prices on the shelves the same and make everything seem the same… but still be helping lots of people live a comfortable life… 

I think the country and world is held back in some regards… literally for the reason of keeping me in this illusion… Nothing can change too much in case I try to go out and test around… even to think, they can’t go cleaning up ghetto’s too much, because the illusion has to be in tact in case I go to the inner cities… but more and more, I am would think that I am just visiting a movie scene in many ways… that the people’s hearts and minds have changed, just the view can’t change very much right now… 

It is an insane thought, to think of how much the world is held back for this stupid initiation/bet… even for the mere idea, that it can’t progress too much, just in case I decide to buy a plane ticket someday… 

But, take the stock market for instance… I have a feeling that has completely changed… I think when I watch stock shows and things like that… they are just all acting and reacting to like a giant computer-generated program… all scripted in my mind… 

That may give you a little idea of how big I think this all is in my head though… The world has stopped in many ways, waiting for this bet to be over or the enemy to finally come to their senses…

A meditation on Alzheimer’s and Dementia…

(This is an article I wrote in its raw form, suppose to be working with an adviser this next semester at school to make it more readable to a wide audience)


I have spent an amount of time reflecting and meditating about Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Of course, even wondering what it would be like if I ever developed one of these conditions. Which, the more I thought about it and the final stages of the conditions, the more I felt that it would signify that my soul has left my body, that I have went on to the next life. 

Practicing awareness and mindfulness, I have come to realize the separation of conscious thinking from our brains, which our brains do function much like a computer. But we do have the ability of meta cognition and separating ourselves from our feelings and subconscious and to notice them from a distance. Granted, our conscious is still tied very much to our brains that limit our conscious thinking.  

But, in my opinion, our conscious thinking represents our soul in a way, with limited power here on earth, still beholden to these fragile human bodies. One hit in the head in the right spot can still completely change the way we think… But, abstract thinking in a healthy mind and body is a taste of the freedom of our souls, to feel truly alive and to be your own person. 

Having felt a taste of freedom of the soul and imagining that I have lost control of my mind and succumb to dementia, I assume that I have left this world. That all I have left behind is my damaged computer brain just running and functioning enough to keep my body alive here. For if I have lost my consciousness I experience now, it can’t be me in my opinion… Not truly me anyways, just an earthly part of me that I have left behind. 

It actually makes me worry less about dementia, because I feel somewhere along the way I will have died and left here, the pain that people may feel I am experiencing, I very well might not be. In all reality, it may be one of the least painful ways to leave this world… 

It is just hard to me to understand logically that I still exist after I have deteriorated so far… I don’t understand how that could still be me…

Are people with Glasses Smarter?

Are people with glasses smarter? I am wondering if there isn’t more than meets the eye to this somewhat common belief… 

I have a theory that it may actually ring true a little bit… My theory is that people with glasses protect their heads better, they don’t want their glasses to fall off or break! So, people with glasses in general avoid activities that could damage their head more than other people. Plus, they then have to find other activities to fill the time otherwise spent on more physically intensive activities. Granted many still do sports, especially running activities, and now that there is contacts it opens up many new doors for them. 

I had even wondered if that wasn’t part of the reason that girls tend to do better than boys in school… that boys are walking around with many more concussions. Concussions can definitely affect your grades and studying skills, in the short term and the long term. Boys just seem to flock to activities that can lead to concussions, which can certainly cause many issues. 

This theory is one of my primary concerns with football anymore… it isn’t just the CTE I worry about… but also what concussions can even do while you are in school trying to get educated. I almost think it is a bigger problem than I even think, that many kids would be doing much better in school without concussions hindering them. We are finding out it doesn’t take much… 

It is just a theory though of course… although the effects of concussions are not a theory…

Wearing out the switch in my brain…

A little look into some of my thoughts lately… I sometimes refer to these as my therapy sessions… some might think of it as posting a private journal entry… Maybe some of you are in similar situations… 

But, in the not so distant past, I started seeing my brain as having two different operation systems in a way… I have my problem solving/seeking mode, when I don’t just try to solve problems, but will also seek them out for something to do, which this can be at times full of anxiety and things like that, also happens when my brain administers its own dopamine drug… Then I have a more absorbing mode, when I just take in information, which I am much more generally relaxed when I am in that mode and can sit and watch movies and things like that… 

I started to feel they were very distinct from one another… as if there was a switch between them… I was either very much in one mode or the other. But I am starting to wonder if I am not gradually starting to achieve some balance between the two… 

Back in high school & college was very much more in absorbing mode, and lived in my own reality a bit, aware of the world a bit, but it was almost as if I didn’t believe anything in a way, I was detached from the real world… Then, when I hit a certain age, it was like everything I knew was starting to become real in my brain finally, I was awakened, and I very much felt that the world needed to change, and I felt I could have my part in it… I forever reason cannot help but be righteous and a bit of an activist in many regards. 

So, I felt like all of the world problems were my problems and set out on a mission to solve them… I thought I could figure out everything that needed to be figured out in order to achieve world peace and happiness… I embarked on the mission and would take on each new challenge as it was presented to me, solving and answering what problems were necessary to advance the cause… 

So, whether I did or not… In my head… I have had a big part in helping the world achieve world peace along with many innovative ideas across many different areas of life… I feel as though I have helped answer many of the riddles of life and have given the world a common goal to achieve… 

Being so naturally righteous and what some may call radical in ways… I needed to achieve world peace in my mind to finally be able to relax again… 

Which I have…  

Whether it is real or I beautiful minded it… I have found inner peace once again… at least I am very close… getting much more back to mindset during high school and college… In fact, I am starting to tell people I think I am wired for school actually… it is what helps me find comfort… If I could just make a living being a professional student! 

But, back to the mind switch… I am starting to realize that I don’t need to choose one side of the switch or the other… I think they are starting to naturally mesh into a comfortable arrangement… I think I have a way to go yet possibly with some swings from one side to the other… but there is a light at the end of the tunnel…

My primary concerns with professional video gaming…

While I like the idea of video game leagues and things like that, I do have a couple concerns… 

The first is that there aren’t physical limitations to video games really… In physical sports, even if you are addicted to them, your body can only withstand practicing and performing so many hours a day, after a certain point, it very much becomes counterproductive… Whereas in video games a person can easily spend all of their waking hours playing and practicing, and with a desire to keep up with the top performers, many will do just that… which then it can easily consume a player’s life… I definitely worry about the impact this would have on children and young adults with the dream of becoming a professional video game player… 

Plus… much like chess or anything like that, many of the top performers you are actually trying to keep up with, might very well be some sort of savant or a person afflicted with certain mental abilities that help them perform… So, you may be trying to reach rather unattainable goals at times to begin with… So, time that could have been spent acquiring other skills that would allow someone to flourish in society, would have been wasted… 

Then, the second concern I have is how much professional video gaming relies on gambling essentially, most of these tournaments, if not all, people have to buy into and compete for top prizes. Which this combines two potentially very addictive activities, gambling and video game playing… so that could definitely have some very negative effects… 

I am a video gamer… I get it… I think it will all be much more relatable to chess than physical sports though as far as skills required…  

I just worry about the implications it may have when millions of kids are trying to chase the dream of becoming a professional video game player… Plus, there is so much we don’t know about the impacts of video games on people yet…

A possible relationship suggestion for those going through some stress…

This was just a relationship idea I pondered a while back for people going through some issues… 

Especially if you both dealing with stress… not even stress with one another, but personal stress as well… stress that may then spill over into the relationship… 

But I think about those red and green bracelets they use for people with some mental conditions sometimes…. 

I would say that you should set up general rules of what is expected from each other as far as chores and things like that… cooking arrangements… whatever… 

Then if you are feeling stressed and not in the mood to talk, or you feel you may end up saying things you shouldn’t if you engage with the other person… you turn your bracelet to red… If both of you, or even one of you has red showing, don’t engage each other… not even at dinner or anything really… But, when both of your bracelets are turned to green, then you could use that as a time to engage with each other… 

If you or your relationship has gotten to this point, it would also probably not be the worst idea to also be working with a therapist individually to help you get through your issues at the same time… perhaps a couple’s therapist occasionally or one where you only do it as a group occasionally… 

Doing this doesn’t necessarily mean your relationship is in trouble… rather one of you or both of you may just be going through some things individually that need to be taken care of to help your relationship in the long run… 

A little idea anyways… this of course sparks up much more relationship advice in my head… but I will save those for another day!