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Moderation...is the answer!

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I was thinking about writing and naming this article, "Addiction." Then I realized that addiction is characterized as a negative thing. Would you agree that addiction tends to lead to negative consequences? For example, some words or themes that come to mind in regards to addiction, are people whom become addicted to cigarettes (equals death) drugs (equals death) work, (loss of family, spouse and loved ones) alcohol,(sickness, loss of liver) shopping (loss of money) & diet. (loss of muscle & weight) So in general the term addiction, con-notates negative sentiments and themes.That is why, this OPEN MINDFUL entry is titled, "Moderation is the answer" Recently and personally, I myself, am trying to scale back a rather extreme lifestyle of work and play. Thus in turn, lower down the crazy. For example, if your life has you going 60 miles per hour, metaphorically, try 30 miles per hour. That is my suggestion for the day. This philosophical thought of the day, is…

Daytime Vs. Nightime..Who Wins?

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Have you ever noticed that there are 2 different distinct human cultures in regards to, "what time of day it is?" I mean, you could walk down the street at 2 o'clock in the afternoon and it is quiet, normal and calm. That same exact city street at 11 pm, and a different vibrant world erupts!Do you ever notice the major differences between daytime culture and night time culture? Which do you enjoy more? Which do you work in? Who wins in Day Vs. Night? In my experience, I have worked both time frame jobs & hours (I personally helped run the OVERNIGHT, 11 am to 7 am, shift at a Luxury Hotel in the Meatpacking District of NYC) yet currently work a predominately, DAYTIME job, in residential real estate.In general I have noticed and would charaterize DAYTIME with the following themes. Daytime tends to lend more to the formal, sober, straight forward, working world. From 9 am until 5 pm, it seems to me as though people are on a mission to produce, stay focused and earn mone…

Stay Strong....Lend a Hand.....

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I was thinking of giving the title "peer pressure" to this post, yet changed the focal wording last minute. I think the point,we OPEN MINDFUL, readers would like to try and make today, is the power of social & ideological independence. Part of the joys, of the 1st Amendment in the U.S.A. is the right to free speech and personal liberty.Think about some of the worse periods in your life? What was the worst "section" of life for you?Personally for me, hands down it was the Middle School & Junior High section of life. Why? Numerous reasons. For example, middle school is a time for puberty and severe insecurity for kids, both young boys and girls. The insecurity causes a lack of confidence for youths both mentally and physically. Another reason, I loathed middle school, was the prevalence of peer pressure. If everyone was doing it, then the pressure on the next student was just as heavy. Thirdly, there were no gains in fun, or freedom in middle school. During t…