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Dream: The Pursuit of Happyness

You got a dream, you gotta protect it

Are you losing hope?  Is what’s important to you fading away?

Conception:

Dreams start off their life as ideas.  Slowly they manifest in your everyday actions. They are born from you, and they require careful nurture or they will float away without you noticing. Will you rise with them? Will you protect them?

Be Positive:

Do you hardest to protect your dream from a cold harsh world. Don’t engage in conscious negative thought that might impact your dream’s well being. Your dream is still young, and its youth will be shaped from you influence.

“I don’t want you shooting this ball all day and night. You’ll excel in a lot of things just not this”

Remember that your dream is fragile and it needs all warmth it can get. You don’t want to see your dream adopted by someone else. It’s your creation and you must treat it like it’s the most important thing in the whole world.

Give it a chance, even for a day. Better yet, make it a month, a year, ten years if needed if not eighteen. Better to have tried and failed, than never have tried at all. Try not to steer the dream in the direction you believe it should. Be a guiding influence, and slowly the dream will grow on its own. Even without your supervision.

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You’re the Authority:

There is going to be one major figure in your dream’s life as it grows up and matures. You.  Check up occasionally on your dream’s friends and role models, place your dream in the right environment, where it can succeed and thrive. You never know when the wrong influence can guide your dream in the wrong direction.

“You’ll probably be about as good as I was”

There are no guarantees. Even if you work 110% percent toward your dream’s life, maybe someone else’s dream will work harder for them. Or maybe they won’t. Maybe your dream will make the right connections, meet the right people.

Maybe they’ll stay focused day after day.. Or maybe they’ll become a mere daydreamer at a decaying oak office desk. There is only one guarantee in life: change. There is no predictability, you don’t know what your dream will or will not do. You don’t know how they’ll react to hardships, to demands, to success. Don’t let your dream become a self fulfilling prophecy. A dream shouldn’t grow into a nightmare.

What to expect, when you’re expecting:

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No matter what you do, your dream will find itself swimming in a sea of negativity. Enduring struggle after struggle, trying to get air. This is why the one person who shouldn’t contribute to these thoughts is you. There has never been a shortage of unhappiness in the world.

Peer Influence:

People can’t do something themselves they wanna tell you can’t do it

There are going to be other dreamers, ones that haven’t slept without an ambien in decades. The jaded ones, the ones that would rather sleep than be hopeful in insomnia. They have already given up, and they want you to sleep too. Watch who your dreams interact with, they can be some of their biggest motivators for success.. Or their primary cause of self destruction.

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Not Quitting:

“Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me.

There are going to be hard moments. Times you are going to want to quit on your dream. Days you are second guessing yourself. Don’t give in. Dig yourself out and think back to how your dream was when it was born. You didn’t even know how life-changing it would be.

All the sleepless nights worrying about your dream and what it was going to be up to, and how you felt unprepared at the vastness of it all. Countless hours spent looking for the right formula to keep your dream healthy. The dream was helpless without you back then, but now it’s on own. And some things are always going to be out of your control. But they don’t always have to be bad things. Great things can happen too.

 

You want something go get it. Period.

 


Written by Nir Regev

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Anyone Who Says Looks Don't Matter is Lying To You

There’s a crucial reason first impressions have become so vitally important in today’s world. The introduction of  the Internet from our computers into our phones, texting, and 24/7 availability has shaped a culture of ‘throw aways’. Companionship and even relationships have become disposable commodities.

There’s always someone else out there, so why sit down and get to know someone? We live in a culture of instant gratification. And there is nothing more instant than looks. Generalizations exist  because people don’t have time to spend time with everyone, so they fill in the blanks themselves.

It’s becoming increasingly easier in the modern age to not bother ever talking to someone on a personal level. You just click on a profile, glance at the one dimensional picture and various interests/likes and decide a whole reality. People think they are ‘connected’, but they are farther apart than they ever have been.

It’s a Facebook world, and people care more about their status updates than the welfare of another human being. Just this past Wednesday, TV icon Bill Nye ‘the Science Guy’, collapsed mid-sentence giving a lecture to an audience of hundreds at the University of Southern California.

Do you think students:

A. Rushed onstage to help?

B. Called emergency services?

C. Logged on Twitter and updated their statuses, while letting a man possibly die….

Sadly the answer is C.

Alastair Fairbanks, a USC senior in attendance for Nye’s presentation, told the Los Angeles Times that “nobody went to his aid at the very beginning when he first collapsed — that just perplexed me beyond reason.” The student added, “Instead, I saw students texting and updating their Twitter statuses. It was just all a very bizarre evening.”

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20101117/sc_yblog_thelookout/if-the-science-guy-passes-out-and-nobody-tweets-it-did-it-happen

Since Facebook/Twitter has reduced our social interactions into photos and streaming thoughts, we have no choice but to dive further into the superficial. In a Facebook world, people live behind a camera at all times, all events must be captured and shot in order to be uploaded online in a modern day version of ‘keepin’ up with the Joneses’.

The better looking the person, the more interesting the photos. Subconsciously an attractive person will look good doing anything, and this attribute will correlate to them  positively at other areas. This is where we will learn the importance of The Halo Effect.

Tomorrow, stay tuned for an introduction to The Halo Effect and how it affects our daily everyday lives!

-Nir Regev

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The Greatest Motivational Video of all Time. I watch this multiple times a week and it makes me want to work that much harder every time. Arnold is a role model for me, listen to his words.

As an actor they told him he would never make it, ‘your name is too long, too heavy an accent, too big compared to other movie stars of the time’. He ignored it all.. And went on to be the biggest action film star of all time.

‘Determined to be unique. Driven to Think big and Dream big’

Cliffs:

Arnold’s Six Rules of Success –

1. Trust Yourself

2. Break the Rules

3. Don’t be Afraid to Fail

4. Don’t Listen to the Naysayers

5. Work as Hard as Humanly Possible

6. Give Back

-Nir Regev

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What is BroScience?

Research takes time. Time people don’t have!

If you’re sitting in class right now secretly reading this on your laptop, take a look around. 99% of your classmates wouldn’t even read the cliff notes to Clifford the Big Red Dog. Lettuce be reality.

Say you had to write a 10 page essay on why ole’ Cliffy is so damn big, would you:

A. Visit the local library?

B. Read the material?

C. Hit up girls on Facebook till 4 in the morning. Find barely related quotes off reputable academic resources like AskJeeves. Copypasta. Nine pages double spaced. U mad?

If you chose C,

Congratulations Future Brofesor Brah!

You’re well on your way to a BroScience Ph.D in BS from the University of BroScience! Kudos!

*If you chose A or B, well I guess NASA is hiring, them and Starbucks. Guess which one you’ll be working for!

Here’s Some Cliffs:

BroScience is when someone makes an unsupportable claim, without evidence, support from academic institutions (well maybe Phoenix Online University) or backing from years of non-research.

It is speculation based on gut feelings, presented as fact. Originally coined in bodybuilding circles to explain superstition or progress.

Classic BroScience Examples:
Does eating late make me fat?
Does eating carbs make me fat?

Welcome to the world of BroScience!

-Nir Regev

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The Daily Brologue (12-16-11)

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The new Blackberry 10 has been officially delayed till the end of 2012. The 10 will mark the remaining amount of Blackberry users. (Link)

Ford will recall 129,000 cars because of a minor, barely significant little defect… The wheels may fall off. (Link)

Housing foreclosures have fallen to their lowest level in 3 years. In other news, there are no more homes to foreclose.  (Link)

Fox News host Chris Wallace has stated if Ron Paul wins the Iowa Caucus ‘it won’t count’. Wallace went on to tell voters that Gingrich is the frontrunner, emperor, and future supreme chancellor and that’s that.  (Link)

Newt Gingrich has pledged not to cheat in marriage a third time… But nobody said anything about a fourth. (Link)

Donald Trump will host a Republican debate featuring Newt Gingrich debating against.. Newt Gingrich. Newt will be consulting rival Mitt Romney on how to successfully argue both sides of an issue. (Link)

Kim Kardashian has called her former husband’s claims of being a ‘disposable groom’ for a ratings pop and money bogus. This divorce news brought to you by Dash™. (Link)

The one percent has discovered 99% of people on Earth are now too broke to buy their products… To infinity and beyond! (Link)

San Francisco will become the first city to increase its minimum wage to $10. In unrelated news, all stores in San Francisco have raised their prices by two dollars. (Link)

Chuck E Cheese has been fined for child labor law violations. Chuck E Cheese, where a kid can be a kid®!  (Link)

The Daily Brologue is Written by Nir Regev

 

 

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