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Loyalty & Cheating

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Today's subject and themes will focus on the topics of LOYALTY and CHEATING. For example do you personally consider yourself a loyal person or a Cheater?This Loyalty could translate into many different forms. You could be loyal to brands and companies. For example one might be a loyal pepsi soda pop purchaser, instead of coca-cola or dr. pepper. You could be loyal to a certain doctor, lawyer, mechanic, real estate company or grocery chain. You could be a loyal person to your spouse or significant other in relationships. Another example of loyalty could be cheering or rooting for your alma matter. For example, for me I am a loyal lifetime fan & almunus of Austin High School and the University of Texas. If their team is playing, I'm rooting and hoping for them to emerge victorious. Another example of loyalty would be your choices in technology. Are you loyal to Macintosh/Apple/Iphone or more of the PC, Dell, windows mind? On the flip side, let's discuss the cheating pers…

New Versus Old

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Are you a person whom prefers anything BRAND NEW versus OLD? Or are you a person whom likes the old things? Today's subject is the comparison of NEW versus OLD. Who do you think would win in a "bowl game" match up between NEW versus OLD?This topic can be related to anything. For example NEW construction, newer younger people, new clothes, new girl & boyfriends, new places, new movies, new technology, new friends, new resorts, new bars and restaurants, social media, new equipment &new music! Is NEW the best? What is your favorite NEW item?Or does OLD, dominate your lifestyle and choices. For example older historical properties and neighborhoods, older pals, old long term girl and boyfriends, your older favorite sweater or jacket, older classic bars & institutions, old politics, older more comfortable technology, classic established vacation spots, etc...Lets be OPEN MINDFUL with both the NEW and OLD. There is good and quality in both. Personally, I would lea…

Keeping up with the Jones'...does it matter?

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So, as Americans, sorry China and communist Cuba, this entry does not relate to you. We live in a highly competitive work, play, and economic environment. Do you, the reader find this competitive world energizing & inspiring OR as ill-focused and unnecessary?The phrase, "keeping up with the Jones'" comes to mind.Are you OPEN MINDFULto the competitive monetary lifestyle & constant improvement or, do you not worry about friends and society, while being content to only judge yourself?Although I have never seen the feature film movie, "Seven" with Brad Pitt & Morgan Freeman, do believe Jealousy was one of the 7 sins. Do you recall what the other sins were? Is this SEVEN film, worth watching?Moving along, personally as a former/current athlete find this American competitive nature inspiring and fine. It's the real world, and its's not going to be easy and just sit in your lap. This fast paced, real world, knowledge, I learned 1st hand living in M…

The NEW LOOK!

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Are you a Routine Person? Do you live and present your image to the world via a formula? Or are you an open minded, almost chameleon like actor whom is willing to try NEW LOOKS?The goal of this post, is to remind people to be OPEN MINDFUL. Today's subject is your own damn image. Yes this entry is about you the reader! The person whom you wake up, sleep with and are always walking around as. Let's be OPEN MINDFUL to NEW LOOKS.For example, high school culture is a decent intro. There were different categories, for example the preps, skaters, jocks, cheerleaders, slackers, cowboys, nerds, bookworms, smokers, band folks, class clowns, hipsters, thespians, and more. Which one were you? Did that work?Moving FORWARD to 18 and up adult culture, we have similar classes and groups as well. For exmaple, the Suit and Tie Financial professionals, the tattoo t-shirt Creative advertising guys, the Real Estate crew in their showy luxury cars, the modest normal teachers, the alternative lookin…

The DRUG Experience

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What is your opinion on DRUGS? Both legal and illegal. Are you a straight shooter whom dis approves of them in their entirety? Or are you a bit OPEN MINDFUL to recreational drugs for seldom fleeting occasions and recreational social use.I mean if you think about America's legal vices, there are plenty of things worse than drugs. For example lets look at tobacco cigarettes, currently a legal over the counter product PROVEN to cause lung cancer, yellowing of teeth, throat cancer and a plethora of diseases, oh yea and their addictive too. Alcohol is not much better as it deteriorates your liver, is a diuretic and just gives you a date with the nearest bathroom stall. It's an average buzz, don't you think?What are your thoughts on marijuana? Although personally, I am not a fan at all, am OPEN MINDFUL to other humans choices, likes, and enjoyments. I believe it is currently LEGAL in multiple states, Colorado, Washington and perhaps will be legal and TAXED in all 50 states, by …

What is your VERSION of GREAT?

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It is possible that each individual person has a different version of what defines GREAT for them. For example, as a single younger adult man, great to me is complete health, plenty of money and attention/love from girls and women. Do agree with this?In another example, while at a cocktail session with older humans, they talked about how some people, really enjoy the peacefulness, quiet, calm and nothingness to do that comes with country life. Again, they described how people honestly enjoy living in the country, hearing no noises, and having no nightlife or entertainment. Is this you?Perhaps, your a "family" person, and your version of great includes your children, spouse and their events. Furthermore kids, sleepovers, soccer games, disney movies, and whatever else family dynamics are.Perhaps your version of great involves, travel. For example a weekend flight, getaway, hotels, new people, culture and surroundings. I think this version of great is cool too.Overall let's…

What's your OUTLOOK on LIFE?

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The age old mantra of, "Is the glass HALF FULL or HALF empty?" How does your view of the world and outlook on life appear? Do you awake with a positive vibe on the news, finances, relationships, health and such? OR, are you a skeptic, a person who does not trust easily or is naturally pessimistic?Personally in general, I can be characterized as a POSITIVE, OPTIMISTIC SOUL, whom leans towards taking an even-keel approach. Perhaps this "half full" outlook is derived from my summer of selling books door to door in Northeast Arkansas for the Southwestern Company. It was the most challenging, unique, rewarding, helpful, and worst summer of my entire life. It taught me sales skills, and to brush off face to face rejection. No longer does rejection personally injure or hurt me. There are PLENTY of Fish in the sea.Another example of brushing of defeat and staying positive is when you get fired, either by a client, company, significant other, girlfriend, or something. While…

How are we ENTERTAINED?

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DO you like to be entertained? IF your human, most people do and enjoy laughter, muses, lights and more. Just like the Kings and Jesters of yesteryear, in the modern age, we love ENTERTAINMENT too!Are you OPEN MINDFUL to different forms on entertainment? Which are your favorites? For example, off of the top of my head, I can think of books, live music, movies, television, broadway shows, bars & nightclubs, restaurants, stores, shopping malls, stand up comics, vacations, social media, friends, and the such. Am I leaving your favorite form out?Personally, I am open minded to various forms of entertainment. I love tv, live music, and nightlife. Yet, as the entertainment field changes and morphs, could be up for anything fresh? What are your favorite forms? Do you abstain from entertainment? Could this even be possible?In so as fas as an industry, would ENTERTAINMENT be fun to work in? Recently a fellow local Austinite, mentioned, I should try out ACTING for a year. It was a legit ide…

Willing to Move with the TECHnology times?

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Every day is a new day. Every moment is fresh and progressive, as the world continues to turn and spin. With this newness and time comes discovery and EVOLUTION. Today's subject is discussing your OPEN MINDFUL attitudes towards technologies, both new and old. For example depending on your age, and demographic, your views on technology differ. For example, in present day time, all youths are more likely to be familiar with social media, smart phones, and computers. Older citizens for example still write checks and look for their regular postal hard copy envelope mail. It seems every day, that the technology sector is pitching us their latest efforts. Whether society, grasps and accepts it to MAINSTREAM culture, is the viewpoint barometer.Are you OPEN MINDFUL to new and different technology?For example, some current mainstream technology acceptance that I have noticed is the use of the internet, computers, email and slowly but surely, social media. Social media seems to resonate wit…

Where You Place your Bed.

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Today's topic and OPEN MINDFUL inspiration is the theme of moving. It is also about the wonderful variety of neighborhoods, city, hill country and urban settings the world has!Are you OPEN MINDFUL to living, and residing in different neighborhoods? Are you willing to CHANGE where you live, sleep, wake up and yes place your bed?For example, I lived in the same neighborhood, Hell's Kitchen/Clinton NYC for 5 years. I grew accustomed to the location, neighborhood, subways and city proximity. Once, I almost moved to Brooklyn, yet backed out. I simply could not beat the price, and location of the wonderful apt. It just worked, along with the rooftop view & the skyline, Hudson views were amazing. I tried to trade rooms for a week, with a friend who lived in the LES on Rivington, Lower East Side, but he was grumpy and didn't fancy the swap. Yet, I believe we as humans should always remain OPEN MINDFUL to learning, and discovering new areas.So what do you think? Are you in a l…

Open Mindful to Meeting New People?...

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As we are all aware, especially us fellow city, and big city dwellers, there are millions of people in this world. With tons of citizens always out and about. Today's subject is how personally, do you enjoy, and prefer to MEET people, new people, friends, significant others, business folks and more? Are you OPEN MINDFUL to diverse methods of introduction?For example for friends, do you like to meet new people through organizations, or groups? Or perhaps are you social and talkative at coffee shops, bars, and places of commercial business? Do you like to meet new people yourself, or are you the follower whom tags along and waits to get introduced. If your like me, if you feel the desire to say hello, you just go for it and do it yourself.So what is your preferred method and manner to meet new people? Or do you have an "introvert" job where people, interaction, service and communication is not required? Well for us "sales" people, human interaction, communication…

WAR, let's think about it

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Are you OPEN MIDNFUL to WAR. Can war, military action & all ever used for positives? Do you view war, and violence as negatives? Are you a peaceful "Ghandi" type, or are you Action oriented to pro-military violence?This topic is relatively current, as the unruly, murderous, child killing dictatorship in SYRIA continues to rear its head in the real world. Personally, the thought of a government tyrant whom kills its own people and children is just awful! We could never even contemplate something like that happening here in the USA.Should the UNITED STATES of AMERICA continue to be the World's policemen? Should we help the Syrian citizenry, and continue to be advocates for our model democracy? What do you think?For me personally, this is a tough choice. Peace or violence. Normally I would choose peace. Also in Syria, it's really their problem. It's like a divorce, just get out of the way, and let it blow up and end. Why don't the Syria people just flee the …

Room for Improvement?

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Are you a curmudgeon whom is sedentary, conservative & content in their ways? Don't be. Are you unresponsive or willing to change? Does the heartfelt, honest critiques from others, make you feel cared for, or do you shun critiques by the wayside?In my personal experiences, both professional, socially, athletically, education wise, and all strongly believe, we as humans should remain OPEN MINDFUL to improvement! We only have 1 full life to live, so why not, like the Army slogan, "be the best you can be." I really never thought I would ever promote or use a military item in this online publication. It happens.So, let's agree to be OPEN MINDFUL to suggestions and improvement.Moving forward, WHICH locations, peers, and destinations do you heed and take advice from? Which realms of society do embrace & welcomed suggestions from?For example, do you take advice from your friends, family, loved ones, the internet, mentors, political figures, bosses, philosophers, or …

People and their PETS.

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In the style of Jerry Seinfeld, "What's the deal with people and their pets? Dogs especially. What is the mass human attraction to dogs as pets? What in the minds and soul attracts humans to caring for, paying, walking and being an owner for these animals? Please help me understand.I mean, in my humble opinion, the negatives for dogs are, they can't talk with humans. A dog will never be able to speak and converse with their owner. Also they must constantly be cared for, bathed, walked, fed, leashed, cleaned up after and more. What joy do these dogs and animals bring? In addition dogs cause destruction to real estate, & are tough to constantly care for. They also smell and are not universally loved or accepted by guests.Am I not being OPEN MINDFUL to dogs and pets? If so please share their positives for me. I am not perfect, and can recognize mistakes and being wrong.Some perhaps better alternatives to dogs, are, ready, friends, girlfriends, significant others, hobbi…

Death & Feelings...

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Today's subject is the realization, feelings, emotions, changes and more that result from DEATH. Recently one of my fantastic, superb, funny, ideal aunts passed away from cancer. It was SAD.Yet it was a very REALIZATION, that you, me, your mother, your brother, cousins, spouse and the person sitting next to you in the store will all eventually die. Whether your a prince or apauper, when the final breath comes, we're all no longer breathable flesh.We must be OPEN MINDFUL to death, and not deny it. If anything, it is a very truthful realization. We should wake up and know that time can move quickly and before you know it, it may gone. Let's remain OPEN MINDFUL to the power, brevity and sheer JOYS of daily life! If you wake up breathing, be positive and attack the day. Do not hold grudges, be friendly and respect others as we all share this time period and current earth together. The point here is to MAKE THE MOST OF IT! What are your thoughts, emotions, outlooks, and …

Would you ever Volunteer? Give to Charity?

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As fellow Americans, we tend to gravitate towards the capitalistic & monetary lifestyle. In our constant working efforts to "keep up with the Jones'" we purchase new cars, homes, clothes, jewelry, bikes, boats, and more. All in thoughts, this is what life is about. We hope to make our lives happier, while presenting a healthy image. I too, am very guilty of this culture and enjoy working and earning money. Don't you? Although there was a previous time period where I did live off of unemployment checks in NYC for 1.5 years.. That was a unique and surprisingly superb period of my life too actually. Ask me, I'll tell ya about it. Moving along and forward to our subject....So once all of this wealth, success, and more is achieved, what is the more legit, honest, integrity filled way to manage our time?Are you OPEN MINDFUL to Charity? Are you OPEN MINDFUL to VOLUNTEERING?Currently I do not, but should we? Do you? Any suggestions or organizations for me? What is yo…

Ever been WRONG before?

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Have you ever been flat out WRONG before? Was it a bad decision, lack of know how, an honest mistake or something else? I think, the point of this entry will be that it is OKAY sometimes to be wrong. As long as people own up to being wrong, learn from it, and do not repeat the same mistake, it should be understood. But, if a person, continues to repeat the SAME mistake, it might be time to let them go.For example, personally, I've been wrong before and believe we all have. For example, I've cheated on a girlfriend before, that was wrong. Yet it was in high school and I don't believe has been repeated since. Anther example, is being wrong in business. As a real estate agent, I try to help my clients the best way I can. I have been wrong a couple a times in negotiation, while trying to assist clients while getting a "deal" that is overly not necessary. Another example of being wrong, may be just saying the wrong thing. For example an inadvertent comment to a frien…

Let's all get active

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As a former serious jock, sports, athletics, the outdoors and physical activity has always been welcomed and enjoyed. As a youth I religiously practiced basketball, football, baseball, and more..if there was a sport, I would play it! Do you currently exercise, and engage in athletics and sports? What are your favorites? Are you a tennis, yoga, biker, jogger, surfer, stand up paddle boarder, boxer, water skier or something else? What is your favorite form of physical activity? Is there something we are missing? Please enlighten the OPEN MINDFUL readership!Or do you enjoy just watching sports ant athletics? Do you engage in "fantasy" sports? Personally I enjoy fantasy leagues because, like social media, you feel more ENGAGED in the season.Physical exercise, is not only healthy and good for you, it can often be a way to meet new friends and feel part of a team. There can be friendly bonds made through exercise, sport and competition.Let's remain OPEN MINDFUL to new, out…

Which Genres are you?

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Recently, I've listened to suggestions of friends to be more open minded to different genres of style and entertainment. For example, a female friend professed her liking of "horror" movies, as we randomly walked past a street in my neighborhood called Elm Street. A reference to the Nightmare on Elm street films, one would assume.Personally I loathe scary movies, and there are other genres, I am not much a fan either. For example, although bearable with moments of goodness, country music is not one of my favorites. Also crime shows, I can't stand. In addition why does the news cover so much crime? This is a genre I have zero interest in. I would prefer to believe, people have good souls, don't commit crime and all is well in the world. What about more business and American entrepreneur spirit!In so far as positive genres, what are some of your favorite genres of music, entertainment, life, and all?Personally, some of my favorites are comedy, late night talk shows…

What is your HOBBY-ville?

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Today's subject is HOBBIES.Are you OPEN MINDFUL to new activities and types of hobbies. We can all agree, that at least as adults, earning an income, working, paying bills & taxes is of paramount life importance. Yet once the bills are paid, the work is complete, and the day and night is still moving, what do you like to do?For example, some of my personal favorites hobbies are biking, sports, swimming, social media, blogging, basketball, nightlife, watching television, along with reading the abc and nytimes news applications on my iphone.What are your favorites hobbies? Any suggestions for us readers? Perhaps are you in a rut, or routine and feel the need to discover brave brand new leisure activities? For example, do you wish you were healthier, viewed more art, did yoga, or perhaps took more mini-vacations?Although, we each as individuals prefer our own hobbies, let's remain OPEN MINDFUL to new activies in Hobbyville. We could be missing out? You will never know unless…

Learning the Open Mindful....

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Today's subject is education, knowledge, and the continual growth of your brain power.It seems as adults, sometimes we feel that LEARNING is just for the youthful generation and that by this point, adults ought to have it figured out, and be content to merely educate and drop "experience" on others.It is my opinion that learning should never stop! From elementary to high school, to university and BEYOND, let's be open mindful to letting education continue.As we know, not all knowledge is book smart, in fact a large amount of success and professional progress is learned in the real world fields and trenches. This practical, marketplace knowledge is gained throughout the working world, along with valuable "street smarts."So how do you feel? Are you done with your education? Or can this entry encourage you and myself for sure included to remain OPEN MINDFUL to continued education, learning and brain improvements.

Kids? In the mood to have and raise?? Yes, No, Maybe so?

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Are you OPEN MINDFUL to having children, babies, kids and such? Are you in a marriage, serious relationship and ready for this next step? Is having kids required? Could oneself live a content, satisfied and wonderful life, yet NEVER create and raise kids?Are kids cool? What is the best part about having and raising children and what are the worst? I'm gonna guess diaper duty. To me, their seems to be both constants and variables to parenthood, and human creation.Personally, I am very, very, very grateful that I have yet to create a child with a girl or women. Still baggage free in this corner! In the years of my post adolescence development, college, 20's and now, man stage, have not purposely nor accidentally created a child. I am also not sure 1. if I will ever get married, & 2. if I will ever have kids. Just things I think about. Do you ever have similar thoughts?If an accident were to happen, I am very much PRO CHOICE, and carry a PRO WOMEN outlook. I would easily be…

Are you a Foodie? What is your diet regimen?

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Are you much of a foodie? What is your favorite type of food? Are you an American, Mexican, Italian, Sushi, Barb B Que, Chinese, Salad, or Seafood type? If so, why?Do you feel the food pyramid is still viable in modern times? Is it important to get a balance of food digestion from grains, to meats, sweets, fruits and vegetables?Are vegetarians and vegans just being weird to draw attention to themselves as UNIQUE?Also is the total number of times, permitted to eat during a 24 hour cycle important? Do you follow the breakfast, lunch and dinner eating model? Or are you like me, and just eat when your hungry.Let's remain OPEN MINDFUL to the diversity of foods, nutrition and various different eating styles?Personally, I do try to keep a balance and well rounded food intake style, and try to remember to eat fruits and vegetables. I do not follow the traditional breakfast, lunch, dinner model, and simply eat when it is required and my body yearns for nutrients. Also personally, some of m…

MORALS.... Who is to Judge your Actions?

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As we've discussed recently, each person is individually, physically and intellectually unique. What are your personal MORALS? Do you even have them? Should we, are they necessary?Let's not confuse morals with simply following the LAW. It is understood that the USA is a wonderful, prosperous splendid country with a plethora of freedoms. Of course, we are asked and try our best to faithfully follow our country's law and rules.But what about MORALS? Are you OPEN MINDFUL to morality? Whom is to judge what is right and wrong? Personally I would say just follow the Golden Rule. Simply treat others as you would like to be treated, with respect and kindness.Does having morals induce a better life? Often times, the BEST MOMENTS in my life, have occurred while having fun, living life with NO SHAME, and not upholding to a moral compass. For example, whimsical nights of care-free fun, randomness, friends, and newness. I do believe it is immoral to cheat on a spouse or real girlfrie…

Open Mindful to Dating & Relationships

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So...let's talk about dating and relationships, one would think after being a teenager, completing college and living in NYC, Manhattan for 5 years, I would have figured this thing out.Does the Dating & Relationship process, change over time? Is Teen, College or Adult dating the most genuine? With our American digital world of instant and changing communication, which is the best method to build and further relationships? Do you prefer your mate actually phone dialed you? Left a voicemail? Do you prefer texting? Facebook chatting and messages? Or should dating and relationships use a combo of them all?Or do you not do dating, and perhaps have found a way to skip it all. Are you an Instant gratification type person, whom then loves and enjoy their solitude. Just like they told us in Kindergarten, "Everyone individually is SPECIAL" I think our teachers were right.Each person, myself included in this world, enjoys different aspects of life. Should your mate, girlfriend …

Live the Globe!

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Am I a grateful, proud & honest Amercian, yes! Yet the topic and theme today is to discuss being OPEN MINDFUL to people from FOREIGN COUNTRIES and to living in foreign countries.Would you, or have you ever desired to be a dual citizen or live in a different country? If so which one? I believe we should be open mindful to people & citizenry from other foreign countries. They should live here, we could live there? Why not?Recently, I went on a vacation to the Mexican Carribean. It was stellar! I was surprised to realize and meet so many people from different foreign countries. For example, while staying in Playa Del Carmen, the most popular tourist countries were Isreal, Norway, Argentina, Sweden, and Canada. It was more of a melting pot than the USA! What I continued to learn, is that all humans are fairly similar to their core. They all want to live well, be treated equally, and engage with thoughtful friendly people. This lesson proved beneficial for me in my trip.In a spec…

What is your PERSONALITY mode or preference?

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In so far as people, does PERSONALITY really matter? DO you care at all about a friend, family member or significant other's personality? Yes, No, Maybe So?I was for sure not a psychology major, but am OPEN MINDFUL to giving this a try.In so far as personality modes, is one more preferential or desirable than any other? For example;The Carefree easy going funny type? The serious, drama, cool person mode? The negative anti-hero persona? The sunny, positive, opportunistic positive face?With whom do you enjoy spending time with, in so far as personality types? With whom do enjoy life around more? Is their a BEST personality type?Overall, as a single male, looks and attractiveness always overide personality, but I would rank it a very strong #2. I mean, when is the last time you were physically at Bookpeople, or in line at the Grocery store, and saw a women's magazine highlighting PERSONALITY. They ought to create one! This seems to be a shame, because, girls and women can often h…

Open Mindful to BEAUTY?

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What does the word BEAUTY and aura mean to you? Is there a way to define it? Does observance and ratings of BEAUTY differ from one person to the next? Probably so.As OPEN MINDFUL individuals we ought to embrace a constant shift to changes in beauty. Is BEAUTY defined by age? For example in women from 18 to 35? For example in Men, is there a ceiling or window in which a man is to be deemed attractive, handsome and good looking? Is their a Cap for men?Also in so far as diversity, how OPEN MINDFUL are we to diverse ethnicity, shapes, sizes, figures, skin tones, face structures, body types and more? Have you mistakenly narrowed your view on BEAUTY to a certain type? For example a girl recently told me, she was only interested in physically short statured, darker looking men. What does the whole wide word of BEAUTY mean to you?Hey it's a FREE COUNTRY, as this creation is a proud point to prove. You can like, Choose and GO FOR WHAT DESIRE! Isn't that in itself, a WONDERFUL way.…

How hard should we TRY?

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How hard should people have to work and try for things in life? How much effort is deemed satisfactory for "hard work?"Should things come naturally?In one's personal life, how hard should you have to TRY to win the girl, date or relationship?Should profesional business come to you or be sought out?Do you ever get sick of trying?Well in my personal opinion, sometimes yes, I do get tired of trying. I wish things in life just came to me more easily, for example personal business, fun, friends, relationships, and more. If you or I, is so fantastic, shouldn't they just come to us? For some people it does! Right? Like celebrities, successful business people, and more. The only thing that comes naturally to me, is athletic prowess and moderate to good looks. Those are things that I don't have to try for.How do you feel about trying? Do you? IS there ever fault or blame in honest trying. In my humble opinion, it is better to continue to make honest efforts and TRY for th…

The Balance of Life

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What exactly is the proper amount of balance in life between work, play, relationships, travel, family, fun, and all. Should there be defined boundaries between all of this? Does it depend in which element or flavor of life you enjoy the most?We can all agree that without work, funds, income and money the rest of life is not even possible. Work which leads to money, it is the fuel for fun and life.Are you a funaholic? Are you a workaholic? Are you an obsessive in a different realm?Is there a book you might be able to suggest to me on the subject for the "Balance of Life"Personally, my goal is to find a oneness and balance to life. Like a large pie, each element is a portion of the whole, and they each require varying levels of attention. What is the answer? Let's remain OPEN MINDFUL to the Balance of Life.

What is your personal GOLDEN AGE?

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As a liberal arts history major, and an alive human entering my 3rd decade of breathable life, am curious as to what your favorite ERAs' are or were?Personally, although I was born in the 1980's feel very little connection to this decade. My memories are as common as yours. For me, I recall the "Say No to Drugs" Campaign, the Techno-like synthesizer music of Madonna and Depeche Mode, and also the classic NBA rivalry between Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics versus Magic Johnson of the Los Angelos Lakers.Moving forward, the more formative years and teenage sculpting years for myself, were the 1990's. This was the grunge rock music era, The Reebock Pump sneakers, President Bill Clinton, and a thriving United States economy. For me personally this was also the school education years. I recall how uneasy middle school adolescence was. The meanness of classmates and general utter lack of confidence amid-st the changing bodies. Did you feel this way too? Fortunately Hig…

How Important is Money In Life, People and in Society? Got the Funds?

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If you and I were to rank items of things in importance to Life, how important would possessing plenty of money, $$$ be??For example, would you rather have pristine health or more money? Would you rather be attractive and good looking or have more money? Would you prefer to have a fantastic, girlfriend or more money? Would you like to have a job you enjoyed or a more painful job that was financially more lucrative? Would you rather work and live in a city you loved, or move to another city where you would earn more $$$? Is having a loving family important or do you wish you were a "Hilton" " Rockefeller" or a "Zuckenberg" trust fun kid? If this barrage of questions seems overbearing, then it is meant to be. Personally, I wish I knew the answers. Yet each person in this world is different, along with their individual scales of importance. Overall, money of course is a very vital necessity to human survival on this earth and planet. Food, shelter, and clot…

Open Mindful to Religion?

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Is Religion a beneficial thing? Are you Religious? Is it even real? How do you feel about God, Faith and Religion? Are you Open Mindful to different faiths? As a casual christian and raised, confirmed Catholic, have been paying attention to the Pope's resignation. I have even visited the Vatican City, and entered the Sistine Chapel, while visiting Rome. I think we can all understand. At the age of 85 or whatever, the Previous Pope was simply too old and unfit for the job. Yes, even being the Pope is a job. Also, all of the sexual, disgusting inappropriate crimes of the clergy, cardinals and Catholic hierarchy is just disgusting and really deters me even further from the church. What do you think? Personally, although I currently do not practice or attend Church, DO believe in God and heaven. A paraphrased quote on religion that has stood with me over time came from a friend's older brother at Nau's Pharmacy over a lunch. On practicing religion, he stated that he …

Open Mindful to Friends?

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Do we as individuals, really need friends in our lives? What roles do friends, and other people play in one's life and society? Is having multiple and groups of friends a stage? Are friends a valuable commodity and requirement for a fulfilling life? Could we be happy and enjoy life without friends? For example clients, unlike friends can help you create money, wealth and provide for your life, family and well being. Friends usually don't bring money into your life. Actually, having friends means spending more money on numerous, fun, friendly activities. Are clients more important than friends? When your a child growing up in school, friends seems to have a more vital role. The more friends a kid has in elementary, middle, high school and college helps their popularity, personality, image and overall social life. Yet, as we age, and gravitate towards jobs, professions, careers, wife, girlfriend, family and more, do friends still claim relevance? How important should friends …

How do we get there? Open Mindful with Transportation?

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There are a number of ways, we as fellow humans transport ourselves from one destination to the other. Whether you are going somewhere for a work commute, visiting a friend's place, traveling, or exploring our world, there are a multitude of ways to get there. Let's discuss! Which method of movement is the most economical? efficient? Which mode of transportation is the coolest? the Healthiest? Some obvious transportation examples that come to mind include using a regular car, walking, train, bicycle, subway, plane, moped, motorcycle, cab, bus, boat, pedicab, limousine, hybrid car, the segway, and more I'm sure. Feel free to add on. What is your favorite or preferred method? Recently I asked a client if she minded the windy drive to a particular neighborhood. She proclaimed, it was fair, pleasant, easy going & bearable. Personally, I am an avid believer & fan of walking. It would be my #1 vote for the best transportation method. With walking it is healthy and a…

Open Minded to Style & Fashion?

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Do you ever feel you've been typecast-ed by your own personal style? Are you committed and married to a certain fashion mode? For example, the preppy polo look, the edgy casual hipster, the earthy hippie, the married boring chick, the sorority girl, or the khaki business person motif? Are you comfortable in what your freedom of style means to you? Or are you "OPEN MINDED" to attempting different looks? For example a girl who cuts off all her hair, for the buzz cut, "i.e, the sexy Natalie Portman or Anne Hathaway" Another example, would be girls whom will wear various different skirts and dresses. This to me, is always viewed positively. On the male side are we open minded to trying different styles? Do you ever feel stuck in your ways? Is your closet frozen in the 1990's or is it evolving? Could you be considered adventurous when it comes to fashion? With all of the diversity in fashion among-st various age ranges and geographic areas, being OPEN MINDED

Open Mindful to having FUN?

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What is the best method, avenue, outlet and way to have FUN? For example, FUN to me, is a lengthy, entertaining, heavily populated, loud music driven, adventurous night, with ample "scenery", legal debauchery, and a slice of the unknown. During my 5 years of daily & nightly life in NYC, and currently Austin, Texas, this above scenario proves to be true & amazing as well. I have ridiculous stories of fantastic, that I may take to the grave. The nightlife, search, people, city action and randomness of it all is fun to me! What is your ideal description of FUN? Maybe Fun to you, is an exotic travel loaded trip or vacation? Perhaps Fun to you, is reading a riveting Book? Perhaps Fun to you, is a hike, bike or run in the nature covered outdoors? Perhaps fun to you, involves a night with best friends? Maybe FUN to you is the traditional entertainment of dinner and a movie? Thanks for sharing your comments! No matter what your ideal definition of fun is, we as a SOCI…

Open Mindful to Plastic Surgery?

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How strongly do you feel about your outward appearance? Is your image directly correlated to your sense of well being and self worth? Or do you not care at all? It is a fact, that some citizens spend loads of money on clothes, beauty salons, teeth whitening, and even yes, plastic surgery. Would you personally ever go "under the knife" to adjust, edit and "fix" a personal physical attribute? This goes for both males and females. For example a woman with a plastic surgery nose, boob, face lift, or other plastic surgery job? For example a man, that may undergo a permanent body hair removal, hair transplant, botox or other procedures? Would you willing endure a plastic surgery procedure? Would you care if your romantic mate and partner had? Personally, I would NOT consider plastic surgery for myself or a mate. It would not be ideal. As a last resort, I would MAYBE consider plastic surgery. In so far as a personal romantic mate, most men would prefer a women au…

Open Mindful to New Cities? Travel?

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Recently I embarked with one female former girlfriend and her bi-sexual female friend on a ROAD TRIP throughout a portion of the United States of America. We left Austin, Texas and began a trek through Houston, Texas, with a final destination being, New Orleans, Louisiana. Overall, it is a solid 8 hour excursion by quality automobile each way. As a full time, licensed real estate agent in Texas, working primarily in Austin, Texas, feel it is healthy to sometimes travel. It was enjoyable to witness the cultural and different diverse city layouts of other large metropolitan areas, during the driving trip. Are you OPEN MINDFUL to travel? Would you move to another city? Are you "married" to one particular place? Remember, we as Americans, have many freedoms, and we have the right to live in ANY location within the 50 total states. Yes there are 50. In my opinion, Houston, Texas was large, classy, tall, and expansive. There is no zoning there, so the urban landscape is s…