Not breaking new ground here, but after all, what is an original thought? Is there even such a thing?
Every single decision we as humans have, every single second of every single day, can be put into one of just two categories: is it all encompassing love or is it not?
If the decision or action divides or oppresses any free human being, in any way, shape or form, it is not all encompassing love. Even if the decision or action shows love to many humans but not all – all encompassing is 100% or bust. There is no place for divisiveness.
Someone has wronged you? Return hate with love. This can be one of the hardest things to do in life until you make it a part of your daily duty. Returning hate with love is not easy and you will work at it every day, but it will have a much more positive effect on you versus hateful, vindictive behaviour. That is why we call it all encompassing love – not just loving those who show you love in return – but loving all.
Elon Musk & Tesla have been getting hammered in the media more than usual lately, mainly due to lower than expected domestic sales. What peaks my curiosity is why Elon never calls out the anti-free market laws that restrict how he can sell his vehicles to willing “free” human beings?!
Let me say that again: Lawmakers in each state take money from Auto Dealer Lobbyists, and in return make laws that restrict how auto manufacturers can sell in their state, to the detriment of Tesla, you and me.
Winners in this equation are a few small groups, namely the lobbyists, politicians and Auto Dealers.
After one year of riding for L Brands (and receiving their generous donation match!) I am back with Stefanie’s Team of Hope for the 2019 ride! Moving to the L Brands Peloton was a no-brainer because they matched every dollar I raised. I qualified to be part of their team because my wife worked for them. Her brand has since been sold and since she is no longer an employee of L Brands, I no longer qualify to ride with them.
I am back with the biggest and best non-corporate peloton, Stefanie’s Team of Hope, and I am excited for this years ride!
Pelotonia sets a goal for us to raise $1,500 and I have extended that to $2,001. With support from selfless people like you we should easily crush this goal!
Your support will add to the $15k+ we have contributed to the $184,000,000 Pelotonia has raised to FIGHT CANCER! Please consider donating and asking a few friends to do the same!
Suspend your disbelief for just a moment to put yourself into a time and space where the gasoline powered engine has not yet been invented and everything you would think of on the planet that typically runs on gasoline is instead powered by an electric motor.
There is virtually no noise with these motors.
There are no emissions and no carbon dioxide.
There is no smelly exhaust.
There is no smelly gasoline or need to visit a gas station.
There is no delay between pressing the accelerator and zooming away.
There is virtually no downside.
What a world it would be!
And then some mad “genius” comes along with an alternative: A way to power vehicles and machines using a combustion engine consisting of a steel tank full of highly flammable liquid that while attached to the moving vehicle, will be converted to gas and burned for energy.
These “improved” vehicles will be better than the electric ones in use…because…
They will be way louder!
They will emit poisonous gases!
They will smell awful and be impossible to stand behind while powered on!
They will need refueled at a cost of $20-$100+per week!
They will have a lag between hitting the accelerator and actually moving!
Clearly no rational person would argue that gas-powered vehicles are superior – yet plenty of people are still dwelling on, hell, they are hoping for, the failure of Tesla and other electric car makers. Perhaps this is a knee jerk reaction to some of the bone head things Elon Musk says or because Elon insists on sending people to their deaths in Outer Space, or perhaps it is just that haters are gonna hate.
Amazingly, none of the haters seem to bring up or have a problem with auto dealers being regulated at the State level and lobbying to keep Tesla from selling their cars via dealerships – an insanely anti-capitalistic policy won by auto lobbyists themselves, that does nothing other than benefit one group (auto dealers) to the detriment of all other groups, none more than the consumer (you and me!) In other words, supporting this policy literally takes money out of your pocket.
Whatever the reason, the haters are loud and plenty, but they will ultimately eat their words. There is no version of society advancing past 2019 where electric motors (and whatever tech is to follow) do not surpass and eventually eliminate combustion engines within the next xxx number of years. It may not be this decade or even the next, but for those of you reading this in 2119, you know what I’m talking about!
When I am in the checkout line paying the cashier, or paying a bill in a restaurant, or finalizing any other countless interactions that could occur at any time in life, I like to say “See you next time!” instead of pretty much anything else. It is simple but forward thinking and positive.
In my opinion, “See you next time!” creates the thought of a positive future. We know that looking forward to things can be beneficial and healthy when used in the proper context. “See you next time!” is no different.
Whether I am in at a small super awesome café on the beach in San Francisco or an airport bar in Tokyo or where I may never return and the likelihood of seeing that person again is virtually zero… I still like to say “See you next time!”
Being ‘For’ One Group Means You Are ‘Against’ All Others
I do not believe in any “women’s” movement that places the needs of women above all others. Before you lose your Dale and lash out misogynistic (and hypocritical) insults, keep reading. I am not anti-women. I also do not believe in any “men’s movement”. I am not anti-men. I am simply for all humans.
In other words, I do not have an arbitrary affinity to those who were born with the same sex parts as me. Why should I? Instead, I choose to believe in and love all humans equally….regardless of gender! How can anyone make a case for anything than loving all humans equally?
Thor loves women
Being pro-women is synonymous with being anti-men. When we advocate special treatment of one group, by definition, we are then putting all other groups down. In other words, if you are ‘for’ women you are saying you are ‘against’ men. It simply cannot be any other way.
I am not talking about #MeToo or similar women’s movements. Sexual misconduct – by bothmen and women – is unacceptable in all cases. I do not condone any type of sexual assault (or any negative treatment of anyone) by men or women at any time for any reason.
Those who talk equality, we are on same page! Equal means everyone equally gets no special treatment! 🙂 Who should get special treatment then? Those who need it...not an entire gender! Altruism can go a long way as we know there is no better feeling than helping others. Meanwhile 99.999999% of us can and should make it on our own.
All human beings are different in an immeasurable amount of ways. No two humans are alike and no two humans should be forced upon each other or anyone else simply because of their sex parts. Some humans will earn more money than others. Some humans will enjoy more leisure time than others. Some humans will suffer more than others. Some humans will thrive more than others. All humans have different skills and therefore all humans will acquire different “returns” for using their skills.
Many of the women’s movements tend to advocate for forced equality in the marketplace. This cannot ever exist in a free market! Free markets are always the best way to allocate resources and they always reward the most deserving human. What could be better than rewarding the human that is most deserving of the reward?!
Anyone who enjoys having the freedom to live their life exactly as they choose (save negatively affecting another) is also a proponent of having a free market. They may not understand why, but they do not have to. Their actions speak and anyone who acts to preserve their own free will by definition also acts to preserve the integrity of free markets.
Regulated markets may provide benefits to one group, or even many groups, in the short-term (or even in perpetuity), however economics teaches us that in the long-term unfree markets will always harm the masses. It is impossible to benefit select groups without doing so at the direct expense of all other groups.
If you would not want someone to take away your free will, do not take it away from them by voting and advocating for regulated markets!