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Live your Life! Do your Thing!

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The inspiration of this OPEN MINDFUL entry is the importance of defying stereotypes. If there is 1 thing, that I collected and has stuck with me, after college and to present day, it is that. Stereotypes are biased, inaccurate, and made to be broken. It is also easier to disrupt them in America, the inventive, free, righteous, land of the brave. There are numerous avenues to defy stereotypes. For simplicity focus today, we will gear towards age and class stereotypes. For example, just because you are a 21 year old human, does this mean you ought & have to be studiously stuck in college? If your a 35 year old full grown man or women, do you have to be locked down in marriage? Does a person alive in their 60's always have to be thought of as senior citizen or grandparent? I say no to all of these stereotypes, thus....Live your Life! Do your thing! If a fellow human would prefer to skip college and go straight to the world workplace, so be it. If a 30's something adult is plen…

Are you Modern & Trendy or a True Classic

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In general are you OPEN MINDFUL to different forms of style? Would you say, you tend to lean more towards trendy, modern new music, architecture, fads, fashion, style, clothing & dance or do you stick by the classics?For example do you keep up and care about the constant evolving fresh pop culture or do you adhere your loyalty to the classic looks and sounds that have stood the test of time? This question, could also be framed with, are you a hipster, risk taker or a classicly faithful type. For example, in music, the trendy choice would be new songs on the radio, like Pharell Williams, versus the Classic Rock of say, Led Zepplin. Would you rather own & drive a zippy, flashy new sports car or a rugged time-tested truck or jeep? Would you rather live in an older established neighborhood, or a vibrant still being gentrified area?In my opinion, I think we should be OPEN MINDFUL to both modern/trendy & the classic. What do you think?Personally, I am a big fan of modern archite…

The Emotional Wave....

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For Life, we are awake, present and alive for most of it. Sleeping is unique & odd, yet enjoyable. Within a day, months, years, and lifetime there is a "roller-coaster of emotions." Do you enjoy riding the wave of emotions? Do you feel you can control and handle them? Can we?What are some of your favorite emotions? For example do you prefer to be happy, sad, confident, optimistic, pessimistic, dreary, bubbly, or teary? For example your emotions might fluctuate depending on your success or setbacks in life. Your emotional wave may fluctuate with your work, family & love life. You may get promoted. You may get fired. You may get dumped or a relationship could end. You may also meet an amazing, sexy, new wonderful person soon. So are you OPEN MINDFUL to riding these very real Emotional Waves? How do you handle and cope with them? Personally, my goal is to stay even keel with my emotions. The ideal mind frame is to not become overly exuberant and excited. It is also not i…