After a number of recent strange arguments with people, I decided to sit down and map out where and why our conversations were turning into conflicts. The arguments were only happening with a select group of people over certain topics.
To my surprise, it came down to just two reasons, Belief VS Evidence. I would be talking about something well known with supporting evidence based on fact and they were speaking from a place of personal belief or feeling. This somehow caused frustration and highly charged emotional responses.
This piqued my curiosity so I took the two sides and built out what they were connected to around them to see what the larger picture looked like. To my further surprise, I think I mapped out why there are so many heated arguments and misunderstandings amongst people.
I’m not endorsing either side of this, the mapping was just a non-bias build of what is grown from either Belief or Evidence. I wasn’t out to make one side look better than the other. There is a clear divide and I can now see why. Let me know what you think.
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I was listening to a speech someone was giving on hypocrisy and they mentioned something I had never heard of in any church service, “Interest”. I started researching the Bible to see what it said about interest and was shocked at what I found given the affairs of today’s world and the churches. The more I researched the more I found on what the Bible has to say about money in general. I created a detailed video that explains what I found and why I now think that the corruption seen in churches, governments, and corporations is rooted in one bad practice.
I heard this song score one day and it reminded me of what it feels like to filter through all the data that works it’s way to the main site thinkonyourown.com. There is so much strange avoided and misunderstood information in the world and having a natural desire to engage it often feels like this song sounds.
It was fun making the video because I wanted to add as much of the strange as possible but at the same time, the challenge of matching the visual transition with the musical pace was daunting.
In the end, I think we have a fun, fast paced and possibly even eye opening video.
I’ve seen a number of homemade compilation music videos that I felt were well done and sometimes even moving. I wanted to give it a try with a song I love. Hopefully, it’s decent enough for a first time attempt. I hope everyone enjoys.
To be clear I’m not against money but I’ve seen an abundance of cruelty and recklessness committed in the pursuit of it. So much against children and the environment that I made this poem because the disgust just overflowed one day. The few hundred people at the top with the most money and control no longer fear the law, value workers or respect life and there is an overabundance of proof to support that statement.
I saw a poem recently that had two different styles of writing in it and wanted to give it a try. I also wanted the ending to be a bit challenging and stir the creative mind.
I was having a discussion the other day, with my uncle, and as we dived deeper into the topic a comment was made that I hear from time to time, “You think too much”. I paused for a second, which, if you think about it (no pun intended), is the fulfillment of the spirit of why the statement was made.
I literally stopped thinking and actively questioned whether I was wasting time. Luckily for me I became more energized against that statement and stated out loud just before returning to the debate, “No! If anything, we need to think more!”. Continue reading