Remembering Things

memory, remembering things

I get up every morning and I can tell you what I need to do for the day. This function of knowing what I need to do is not only memory. I am going to tell people a trick. The things we do first are things we put a lot of purpose, desire or focus to. Me, I place purpose to a lot of things I have to do so this way I end up doing them.

This goes hand in hand with memory. We remember what we want to remember. If we do not want to remember we will not remember it. This is different from haunting. Where you are haunted by a bad memory that is so vivid it is hard to forget it. This is why haunting works so well because the memory is so vivid.

Have you ever heard of visualizing? It is a mental process where we make a solid representation of a object or thing in our minds making it harder to forget. This is why we remember something more if we see it or was in it literally rather than being told. This is why games and video tend to have kids remember more.

Because they are seeing it, if you see the target in your mind, you can remember more easily. I have done it myself and it works wonders. It just requires a little of your imagination. Just imagine the object, thing, person or place in front of you. That is it, that makes it easier to remember whatever task you need to do.

Since you already formed it in your mind, it gives you a purpose in mind to go towards. Like seeing the target and walking towards it. So when you want to remember just focus on the object in mind and it will be easy for you to remember.

What do you think, do you have any other methods you use to remember things?


David Shaw is a certified nerd and scum of the earth.
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Remembering Things

Maturing

choice and decisionsLife is filled with choices, I have made many. Looks like I might have to make a new decision for the future. Many of my decisions happened in shifts of my life. Child to teen, teen to young adult, young adult to adult, it seems I have to make a new choice as an adult. Though they say that comes with the territory. Personally it is sobering when I think of it. Because you can see how you matured since your years of being a child.

But is maturing a good thing? For me it has helped me in many ways. My decision as a young adult to become an entrepreneur was a good one. Career wise, business wise but my personal life feels somewhat dead now. The reason is because all those friends I used to hang with I have no time for anymore because I am too busy with work.

Granted I do have fun but compared to how it used to be, it is a stark contrast. This is what sacrifice feels like. You have to give something up to gain something else. These choices come a lot. At some point you have to decide what you want your life to be like.

Right now I want to enjoy my wealth a bit more. Problem is my relationship with my girlfriend feels dead to be honest. There is no connection it seems. I think she knows it, just like I know it. But both of us are too afraid to say it to each other.

A decision has to be made on that it seems or maybe I should just spend more time with her? Maybe I will try to spending more time with her. Then there is the lack of fun in my life, I should try to find more activities to get involved in, take less freelance projects and see how that turns out.

But will I find what makes me happy? Will we all?


David Shaw is a certified nerd and scum of the earth.
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Maturing

Why we lie?

lie and truth

Why do we lie? To protect something, whether it be ourselves, someone else or something important to us. We lie for these reasons but we might be doing more harm than good depending on the situation.

I remembered talking about lying to your love or partner. This goes hand in hand with that. We lie to protect, when you say it, It makes the idea sound honorable right? But it is not. At the end of the day you lie for selfish reasons. All lies are selfish, because you are lying to gain an advantage or avoid a disadvantage.

In the case of a cheating partner they lie to prevent the relationship dissolving. Which makes them feel better but the other partner goes on in the relationship thinking everything is fine when it is not. That is selfish.

If you were lying to save your life, then go ahead after all it is your life, you should be selfish about that. But all lies are selfish. We want to gain something while the other recipient loses out. When the lie works, we win they lose. It is that simple.

Makes you wonder about state secrets, lies that the public cannot handle. When they say the people cannot handle the truth, they really cannot especially in this internet driven society. The liar will get pummeled by the might of social and traditional media.

Politicians want to hide their misdeeds and suffocate information that they think the public cannot be trusted with. That is selfish, even if in some situations it has merit. That being said, that does not mean politicians should lie in that situation. The reason why people cannot handle the truth is because they not suppose to, we are humans, we only think rationally half the time, the other times are emotional.

So if you tell someone you cheated on them expect an emotional response that you might not like. So why do we lie, because we are selfish. Being selfish can sometimes be good. So what would you selfishly protect?


David Shaw is a certified nerd and scum of the earth.
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Why we lie?

Grinding Life

against timeI was sure when I started out on this journey of being an adult it would be simple right? Get job, get car, get house, get wife, then die happy yes? Well life is hard and things don’t occur the way we want them to. Being an adult you go through that from time to time, the disappointment of not getting what you want.

As children we have grand dreams, mostly because our egos are far higher and beyond the cloud of logical reason. When we become teens the reality sets in somewhat just like the turmoil of school dragging you through your days.

The sameness, the constant regularity, it is torture of the mind. School prepares for the exact sameness of a typical nine to five job. The same discipline and strict requirements but when we grow up that is when we falter for some reason.

Freedom, we always wanted it, so when we become adults we think we are free. When in reality we are just moving from one place to another. The same grind is expected of us, it is just the location that changes. All this effort to get this and that in our lives, trust me it takes time.

That is how life is, patience and hard work, the grind to get one material item. Reminds of me of RPGs, you have to grind to get something but most video games are linear. Life is dynamic so things change just as quickly as they began.

This is why life is more difficult than video games in practice, at least for inflexible persons anyways. But school life prepares you for this. You only need to sit back and realize the similarities. Anyways, I do not think much of what I do not have, I just keep working hard to get as much as possible out of the little I have and grind to get the rest.

That is life.


David Shaw is a certified nerd and scum of the earth.
Jamaican by birth, he enjoys long walks and the simple things in life.
He is also an entrepreneur, writer and graphic designer.
Support him on Patreon
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Grinding Life