Wisdom to Make The Right Choice

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They say with great wisdom you will never make the wrong choice. Well, let me dissect that statement. Thinking on the worst decisions I have ever made. I realize there is a correlation, lack of knowledge. When I think I know enough and I do something it usually fails. When I definitely know enough and I do something it succeeds.

That is why I place so much importance on knowledge and the information gathered. Because it does help me make better decisions. When it came to relationships, It is the same thing I do stupid things that jeopardize the relationship. Because I do not know about my partner as much as I think I do.

Rejecting knowledge is the same thing as being ignorant. Where you try to stay ignorant, you will not make many wise decisions if your ignorant or refusing knowledge. But I suppose you think by reading this now I am telling you to accept all knowledge and information you get right?

No.

That is likely to be your downfall. Not every piece of knowledge or information will be true, misinformation is more prevalent especially on the internet. Then the next question has to be asked will the information be beneficial to you.

Think about it, the message of the Bible might mean nothing to me. But when I hear the words of Buddhism, it literally touches my soul. Setting it ablaze, I feel inspired and become a Buddhist. We as humans are like that. Some knowledge is just not our cup of tea.

This is where people tend to not see the point all too clearly. Accepting a certain knowledge does not make you wise much less inclined to make the right choice. It just means you accepted the experiences and knowledge that might lead to you less likely making dumb choices in that area when the time comes.

Even then you still might, so what is the point? Ask yourself how do you feel after that decision you made.

You feel good, you happy with the results,?

Great you made the right choice for you, that is. The decision might be interpreted differently by someone else other than you. So what determines a good decision is relative. If you feel ok about it with no regrets then, who cares what anyone else thinks?

You made your decision for you so your point of view on it is what matters. Naturally, if you making a decision for other people or it affects others strongly then your point of view is less important. That does not mean you should not accept knowledge, learn and grow wiser. But be careful of what you accept as truth and what path you walk.

Because everything has a good, a bad and an ugly, you just have to be ok with it.


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.
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Wisdom to Make The Right Choice

Wasting Time

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Time has helped me much to understand the value of it. If I used time better in the past I would be in a better situation. If I wasted less time on fruitless things I would be in a better situation. If I lived like that would it be better?

Time is valuable. But what would I gain if I min/max as a gamer would call it. It is a gaming term to refer to essentially the process of maxing out all the stats and options on a player character. So if you are playing a video game, to min/max means you want your character to have all the rewards, all the enhancements on top of completing the game to 100%.

It can be compared to living your life to a strict schedule (personally and professionally), watching each food and its content you are eating and making stark measurements of how to do each task efficiently even brushing your teeth.

That is a very organized way of living and for some people would be a personal hell. Not everything needs to be so exact. Not everything can be future driven, sometimes you want to do stuff just for the spirit of the moment.

Time, it has taught me that the stupid mistakes, dumb stuff I wasted time on, the pointless things I wasted time on were worth it. Otherwise, I would not have noted those things were wasteful in the first place. Got to experience something to really be able to know the advantages and disadvantages, it was the same with me.

The things we want to do are not meaningless, the same goes for things we need to do. This is why we should now and then have harmless spontaneous pointless fun to get the juices flowing. No matter how much I work towards my future I never forget that.


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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Wasting Time

Trust in the New World

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They say being trustworthy is likely to get you betrayed and treated as a fool by the cunning folk. Funny though I came to realise that is not true. Trusting people is not foolish. Trust is how you make connections and set the road to deep understanding of the person you trust.

Without trust, deep connections are difficult. You cannot feel comfortable around a person you do not trust. Instead, you feel apprehension. Another human being knows and understands when trust is built they can feel it. They can feel trust just a well as they can feel distrust.  A person that feels distrust from you will be more cautious around you.

I know I would be because once I know there is distrust I would be more careful around you. That is just simple fact. What I say, what I believe or do will be controlled accordingly. We as humans do not show our true colors around people we do not trust unless we decide to show it on purpose.

It is not to say we do not show ourselves to new people. We want people to know who we are. Like when people who do not know each other enter into a room. They can choose not to talk, as they are afraid of expressing who they are.

If you did, that is the first level of trust set. As more conversation carries on more trust grows. Actions observed by you build up the opinion you have of that person hence your trust. How long this trust takes to build up to its height depends on the person. It goes the same way when you think of it. Trust takes time to build, even if you trust them they still have to trust you.

So without trust, a person’s life will be lonely and empty as they will have very few connections with people. Whatever connections that person does have is shallow and thin. But let us be real the main reason people do not trust is the toll of betrayal. Trust me it is a heavy price. But it must be paid.

You will not grow mentally if you never experienced a betrayal of trust at some point in life. It not only tempers you for the real world but it teaches you why you should not break someone’s trust yourself. You already felt the pain, so why would you want to pass it on?

So trust people, you cannot live on the edge weary of everyone around you. Trust yourself, you are tougher than you look, you can get trough this remember that.


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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Trust in the New World

When No One Cares

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What do you do when you realize no one around you care about you as much as you do? Nothing, yep nothing, because when you realize that, you become free. Free from trying to please people too much. Free from seeing them as a person that is relevant in your life. That is the greatest thing you can learn and gain from people around you, the freedom of self.

So who should you care about? Everyone really, just because they do not care about you as much as you want does not mean you should become cold. That is counterproductive and does not help you. That only fosters bitterness. In these times we all should learn to care about people.

But what you should not do is extend or exhaust yourself too much to someone’s benefit. Or simply care too much about someone who does not care.

That would be great for that person, not so much for you. The freedom you should implement in your life is that you can do “you” as much as you like. Freedom of Self, do what you want, when you need, how you like. You do not have to consider others in your planning unless they should be involved.

Even then you should ask what you want out of life and your actions. Keep this in mind at all times. If you are not benefiting in some way then why are you doing it? That is the question right there. People will only care as much as they desire to. Give as much care as they do, If they do not care, then do not give too much of your energy towards them.

That goes for family too, granted it sounds cold. But even your family members can take advantage of that privilege you give them as family and have you wondering where the trust went. To be truly free, remember yourself. Put yourself first, remember you are the most relevant thing in your world.

That is not narcissism that is confidence.


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 Check out his work on his website or follow his mundane madness on twitter @davidcs_aw, google, pinterest

When No One Cares