From Zero to Hero: Titles of the Chapters in My Autobiography #bloganuary

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Wondering what life has been up to and if there have been enough strange experiences that an autobiography would be interesting? Drawing on decades of a blog that details my life, let’s take a look at the different chapters we could create and delve into the scrapbook of memories that make me who I am.

Share the chapters of an entrepreneur’s autobiography with readers in an inspiring blog post: from how they went from zero to hero, and what lessons we can all learn from their journey!

  1. EARLY YEARS 2.ADVENTURES ABROAD 3. FAMILY 4. PHILOSOPHIES 5.PURSUITS AND INTERESTS 6.RELATIONS 7.REFLECTION

I see it. Bloganuary is the name for the January writing prompts that help bloggers celebrate the month of January.

I guess I’ve done it three years in a row now.

My attitude toward it has changed a lot this year. If I didn’t feel like the prompt was a good shape for me, I didn’t do it. I still got in many posts.

The #bloganuary team deserves words of thanks for everything they put together again this year. It was fun.

It probably takes a certain kind of person to want to do a personal blog. Many people do it, but I’m attracted to that kind of hobby. As a blogger, I don’t think I would ever want to make it “work,” but you probably know that some bloggers make money from their blogs.

That’s just not what I’m doing.

I work for my father’s business, the business he ran in his golden years, at an operations level. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/LouthUnited/

He’s been supportive of my efforts with this blog most of the time. I’m not sure that he reads it, but I think he’s seen that it has some worthwhile aspects to it.

You can like, follow and comment if you’re so inclined.

How One Topic Expanded My Knowledge: What I Learned Recently #bloganuary

Bloganuary is a series of WordPress blogging prompts, one for each day of January. Today I am writing on the subject of something I learned recently.

Brittanica updated this article on the fifth of this month.

In 1989 a flood of fights contrary to socialist rule ejected in eastern Europe.

This episode set off the Velvet Upset, which acquired specific strength in the country’s modern places. Under the improvised authority of Václav Havel, a dissenter playwright and coauthor of Sanction 77 (1977), the City Gathering organized shows and strikes that demanded that public authorities acknowledge the common liberties outlined in the Helsinki Accords of 1975.

Czech playwright and dissident dramatist Dr Vaclav Havel (later President of Czech Republic) at a bus stop in London, June 19, 1968.

Havel was chosen for the post of interim president on December 29, 1989, and he was reappointed to the administration in July 1990. He became the country’s most memorable non-communist leader after 1948.

That kind of dissent is impressive if you learn about it in a light that it reflects positively on values you already celebrate.

What I learned further about freedom is something far more distressing, and it is only in that I think of ambition that the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, could make known to people far and wide that the site Twitter held hopes for free speech to flourish.

Musk then paid $44 billion for it.

FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk’s Twitter profile is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

According to estimates, Musk lost $200 billion when the trust he built with the shareholders of Tesla Corporation and the value of Twitter stock tumbled together. As Musk eventually proved he was not the brilliant innovator he was initially thought to be, his stock soared when Musk made the acquisition and then began to fall.

Initially, Musk seemed to be having a midlife crisis because he acted with such disregard for convention and good sense. As Musk’s political views changed, he ceased to advocate free speech but was apparently trapped in a right-wing quagmire, in which he demonstrated the need for extreme measures in doing business as a social media company, including firing most of its employees and adjusting the system quickly in response to the extensive losses he was suffering.

Musk was acting as a boss would, trying to make a service profitable. As time passed, Musk’s claim that Twitter would usher in a renaissance era of free speech seemed increasingly shallow. Nothing of the kind emerged in the wake of Musk’s bizarre tactics to make Twitter profitable.

Despite being discussed quite a bit already, I am not surprised that there were so many impersonators flooding Twitter with tweets that were nearly as convincing as real companies with a presence on Twitter actually held with the social media company when for the first few hours your account could be verified with a checkmark for a few dollars. Although Musk may have believed that he was acting in the name of free speech at that time, the fact that free speech lends itself to parody taught me a great deal about human nature.

When I thought of the free speech conundrum, I thought of the Velvet Revolution, I thought of 1984, I thought of Apocalypse Now, but here was near-incontrovertible proof that free speech is not a simple temperament.

Free speech is likely regarded among many with such cynicism that an effort to grant it, to create liberty, is met with glee, low moral standing, and even evil. Musk may not have intended it, but I believe he is aware that this is the result of the right to free speech. This right must be carefully considered and guarded.

Breaking Free from the Lies We Tell Ourselves: A Reflection on What’s True #bloganuary

When I first met a girl, by most standards, she used the word “passive-aggressive” sometimes, which was very frustrating.

Every time she said it, and it wasn’t all the time, I felt like she was coming out swinging at me and calling me a wimp.

I related this, I suppose, to being Marty McFly in the Back to the Future movies. I felt like I had to make all kinds of things happen if I eventually wanted the year 2015 to be all right.

I was troubled by it for a long time. Some years later, maybe three years later, I kind of resolved the uneasiness it caused in my heart. It took me a long time to find a book about passive-aggressive anger that explained its meaning in substantial detail, which at least gave me time to reflect on the accusation.

The lie there was that the kind of underlying anger would sort of anger karma into destroying my opportunities in life. I experimented with it to find out. In an attempt to create some mirth in what can be described as a sluggish job, I made small talk at work to appear passive-aggressive.

I suppose I seemed like a loser, really. The experience of viewing life experiences through the eyes of someone who is passive-aggressive was pretty fun, though.

And I’m not sure it made a difference at all.

There is plenty to be said in favor of observing custom. To somebody that wants a class clown at age thirty or however old, it merely steered my progress in life into coming in contact with people who related to grime. While being responsive to feedback about how I acted, I found a lot of satisfaction in bringing up learning experiences I’d had that had been pretty terrible.

I didn’t have much of a problem doing this. I didn’t feel there was anything wrong with me being socially inept. This is considered a matter of opinion.

As the singer put it, I never thought I was on TV.

Action is Essential if you Want Your Aims

A very important realization to have is that time waits for no man. (That’s Chaucer).

I don’t need to tell you twice. You have a finite number of years left in your life, so make the most of them. I am reasonably confident that if you are reading this, you already are. My WordPress strategy is currently to draw inspiration from the WordPress Daily Prompts, and if you understand that I am a blogger doing this for personal reasons, then you are my kind of reader.

I feel I am as capable as I can be with this kind of hobby underway: it must be clear, it must be readable, and it must give me an opportunity to reach fellow bloggers so that I know who might be thinking along the same lines as myself.

I implore you to act. You don’t have an endless supply of the day known as tomorrow, and you should be exploring your own identity with the aim to be both effective and distinct. The aim of bringing it to the digital page should be providing you with both momentum and motivation. It comes but once, and you should have the benefit of some kind of calendar schedule that reminds you when to act, and how.

I want to be known to those with similar paths in life to my own. It is not glory that I want, or riches, but only to gain skill at a craft.  I want to see the world with the eyes of one who has learned something he desired to know. That is all I can do now, but I will be learning each and every day, a pursuit of knowledge.

If you are seeing this, perhaps your own goals are in full swing. You are in charge of your own fate, and what brings you here is sympathy for another, one apart from yourself. You never know when a spark will ignite, and however you have found your way to this tidy page outside yourself, feel free to enjoy as you see fit and to do as one does with a blogger: you “like” and you “follow.”

realize

September 17, 2016