Why Hate and Anger Are A Sign Of Weakness

HATE, although it is a strong word is a sign of weakness. The same is true of anger and frustration. I am not fan of negativity but I think it is important that you know them so you can identify them.

Let take a look at the positive accomplishments of hate. ____ Well, that was short, wasn’t it? So now you should realize that hate will not let you accomplish anything, right?

Why is someone weak if they are angered or frustrated? It is because they do not have an answer to satisfy themselves. Many times it is because they are looking in the wrong area or they have the wrong map.

Take for example drug addiction. There are many good people addicted to mind numbing narcotics. Why? Because they are looking in the wrong place for satisfactory answers.

Keep this is mind my sons, people WILL destroy themselves to find an answer that is standing right in front of their face. Why, you may ask? Because the answer is less important than the question. Let me explain this can of worms.

Consider a “premise”, this is a foundation on which an argument is based. You begin to build your linguistic arrangements based upon a premise. However, if the premise is flawed it will begin to break down at some point in time. This leads me into another thing called “flow” which I will teach you about later.

So, if the premise of the question is flawed the answer will be worse. To support a flawed premise will lead to insanity and possibly horrible answers to questions that should of never been asked.

This is why we see drug addicts make one bad decision after another. This is why a “liar” and a “thief” are grouped together. Flawed premises act like black holes and once you give your mind over to those types of things it is very difficult and may be nearly impossible to escape.

Addicts think that because they are in pain they always need a drug to numb it. In reality pain is good and it is awesome to feel pain and discomfort. How would we know not to touch fire, jump off a cliff, or wrestle a wild Grizzly bear?

Learn to love your pain, it is a teacher like no other so let it speak to you. If it is not debilitating, value the God given pain that saves lives every day.

The opposite of HATE is LOVE and it is an amazing word. I think LOVE is way more powerful than hate ever will be.

Memento Mori

You shouldn’t give circumstances the power to rouse anger, for they don’t care at all. — Marcus Aurelius

How much better to heal than seek revenge from injury. Vengeance wastes a lot of time and exposes you to many more injuries than the first that sparked it. Anger always outlasts hurt. Best to take the opposite course. — Seneca

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How To Show A Kid You Hate Him

Do you want to show a kid that you really hate him? Give him everything you possibly can! Then after you are done with that then tell him how sorry you are because you could not give him more. After that then let them feel sorry for themselves and pity them so they regret every challenge they are faced with in life. Let them go pout in their bedroom while they tell the world on their smart phones how abused they are. Hopefully by then they will have enough depression and anxiety to commit suicide to end their misery and save tax payers a few dollars.

Did you know this is how most people raise their children? “Ironic stupidity” I call it. Do you remember when we moved to the woods and I said that you would have to saw every log with a 2 man saw if you want to be warm in the winter? Oh how some people scoffed and poked fun, right? Now just look at those self entitled brats, always thinking the world owes them something. Meanwhile, you boys are still working hard and loving life every step of the way.

What most people fail to give their kids is proper knowledge, ethics, moral fortitude and virtue. They do not have the guts to make their kids work hard. Some moronic parents even let their kids dictate what they will and will not eat. I can only imagine in anguish where the United States will be in fifty years, hopefully I will not live long enough to see it.

I hope you have more respect for my legacy and prodigy. You are good men because you have been taught well, make sure you do the same for your children. Make them work hard and practice poverty, let them appreciate a good sunset and a glass of “Cold Fresh Mountain Spring Water”. If they cannot appreciate good free things then they will be worthless people.

As parents everyone will make mistakes and I am sure that you will too but, at least, when you become fathers give your kid a chance. Let them work hard, let them figure things out for themselves, let them go hungry, cold and thirsty at times. Prove to them that you love them by letting them experience hardship under your watchful eye.

Love Dad

“ Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.” Epictetus

Healthy Happy and Strong | Nature Merciless But Righteous

Today I would like to write to you about being healthy, happy and strong. Why is this important? Because you must love yourself and after you learn to love yourself, you will learn to love others. Self sacrifice is indeed a noble virtuous quality but ignoring your health and happiness is shameful.

When I was a kid I always ran outside in the winter time without my shirt on and sometimes in a pair of shorts. I ate healthy and I was never sick! The school would try to give me coats and sweaters but most of the time I refused them because I had a pile of them at home.

I love the cold and although I did not know it back then something remarkable was taking place inside my body. Your cardiovascular system is exercised more in the cold than at any other time. The cold has no mercy but it is honest and true. I have told you several times that sickness is caused from viruses and bacteria. Theses viruses and bacteria get into your body and cause inflammation.

Inflammation in turn is the cause of most sickness including cancer, diabetes and others. The cold eliminates inflammation and that is why I let you run around in the cold, this is also why I love to work outside in the wintertime.

This winter we will take a swim or two in Spring Creek. When we get out of the water notice your skin, it will turn red where it was in the water. This is your cardiovascular system working hard doing its job.

In the meantime I suggest that at the end of your showers please turn the water to cold and stand in it for a few minutes. The cold water will make you healthy and improve your circulation and breathing.

People today are soft always seeking comfort to the downfall of their health. Our Celtic bodies were made tough forged in Ice. People get frost bite from a lack of oxygen in their skin not because of the cold. Breathe deeply and feel the power of your body warm itself from within. Take all the oxygen you possibly can in and let that protect you from the cold.

I tell you like I have always told you and that is, wear clothing if other people are around. Otherwise you will have so many coats you will not know what to do with them all. Love the cold and embrace it, let it teach you its lessons.

ps. I am a humble student of nature.

Love Dad

Is any man afraid of change? What can take place without change? What then is more pleasing or more suitable to the universal nature? And can you take a hot bath unless the wood for the fire undergoes a change? And can you be nourished unless the food undergoes a change? And can anything else that is useful be accomplished without change? Do you not see then that for yourself also to change is just the same, and equally necessary for the universal nature? – Marcus Aurelius

Perfect Legal Pain Bomb

It may be the weather, old injuries or something of that nature but lets face it, PAIN SUCKS! Working with pain can also be dangerous to yourself and others depending on what you do. Pain makes people do crazy things as well. Anyway I have come up with a couple perfect pain bombs for when I am in pain and I thought I would share them with you.

Perfect Legal Pain Bomb #1 Kratom

You want the “White Kratom” not the other stuff. This stuff really kills the pain well. The only thing I had a problem with was I got the hiccups really really bad. Here is a Kratom recipe book to help with that.  I took about a tea spoon and mixed it with orange juice. It worked great!

Perfect Legal Pain Bomb #2 Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen

You have to remember 2 numbers 500 and 200. This works fabulously if you take 500mg of Acetaminophen and 200mg of Ibuprofen that is the pain bomb secret mixture. Doing more will not do you any good!  Acetaminophen  is found in Tylenol but it is also found in other pain relievers. I am actually using it right now and it is working wonderfully!

OK that’s my 2 cents I hope it helps someone out there! Of course you always want to check with a doctor before you do any type of drugs but this is what works for me!

 

Taking Offence Is For Fools | Your Friends Matter

“OMG Becky, did you see her but?”. I am sure that you have heard people taking offense to something. Usually this is because of what someone else said or the way someone else believes. No doubt each one of you have had an experience where someone was offended by you, possibly even by the way you look.

Ironically some people enjoy taking offense at other people. What comes to mind is the dogmatic PC culture that permeates the United States. Race-baiters who constantly look for ways to label someone of another race, “racist”. Then we have the sex-baiters looking to label someone as sexist! Not to mention other low lives looking to label someone because they do not agree with them. They use terms like chauvinistic, homophobic, misogynistic and tons of other terminologies to create straw-man arguments. The list goes on and on but the real question is, How in the world do we live with these kinds of people?

Diving deeper into this subject we have religions organizations who do the same thing on a grander scale. They label people that do not belong to their organizations as “outsiders”, “worldly” and so on. Some of these disgusting organization even think that God himself is going to kill off the rest of the world while members of their organization are going to live in wonderful bliss eternally. I know you may find this hard to believe because of the way I raised you but is it very true.

Remember that these people and organizations have one thing in mind and one thing only, they want to bring you DOWN to their level. I use the term DOWN because you have been taught an elevated belief. You never thought that you were better than anyone else and in turn you never thought that anyone was better than you. It is my goal as your father for you to keep this belief so that you are never misled by the theatrics of the drama queens and PC culture that surrounds us.

The taking of offense lies in the heart of stupid people because they are quick to get angry with no cause. Check out Ecclesiastes 7:9 in the Bible, “Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools.”.

This is incongruous and so turned around from today’s world is it not? People look like mad men and women coming at you when in reality there is nothing to be mad about at all.

As we age we lose our filter and I know that I am losing mine. The older I get the more I do not care if I offend or if I don’t. I expect other people to give me the same respect that I give them and if they do not give me that respect then they simply are not worth a thought in my mind. I will not spend time worrying about offending every little snowflake that falls from this PC culture. I hope that it phases out soon because I know there are a lot more people like me that are simply tired of these kinds of theatrics.

Be sincere, love with all your heart and remember you are loved.

Memento Mori

Love Dad

“Choose not to be harmed — and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed — and you haven’t been.” – Marcus Aurelius

“If someone succeeds in provoking you,” he said, “realize that your mind is complicit in the provocation.” – Epictetus

Skeptics Depraved Demons From Hell | Blood Sucking Humanity

Skeptics are stupid and afraid, so be a believer! Don’t believe me? Just ask a skeptic just about anything, more than likely the first words out of their mouth will be, “I’m afraid that… you got it wrong… I’m Skeptical…”. Skeptics even deny their very own existence, its so ironic furthermore if you ask a skeptic if they actually believe the bull shit coming out of their mouths. I do believe we call that a paradox?

A skeptics hardcore belief is a belief in nothing! What a horrible way to live! They do not stand for anything but are toxic vampires draining humankind of their decency and moral fortitude. There are other ways to look at things like “Critical Thinking” but to go as far to label yourself a “skeptic” or “skeptical” is just plain stupid. It is also a lie because everyone believes in something so, lets argue those points. Skeptics are afraid to be wrong so they use their belief in nothing as a straw-man, spineless freaks! Their premise of “nothing” gives them the unfair, unjust advantage does it not?

It is a popular belief for one to label themselves a skeptic in order to appear intellectual or smart. What they should really say is they may have a different take or point of view on the matter furthermore they can state that they do not know what to believe on the subject . Skeptics are not smart, they are just plain ignorant. Some skeptics may proclaim that “nothing is responsible” when their small inferior brains cannot even begin to grasp basic meanings. {pun intended}

Critical thinking is exactly the opposite of a “Skeptic”. Critical thinkers operate from a belief system NOT a non-belief system. Hence Stoics are not “Skeptics” but they are in fact “Critical Thinkers”.

It is easy to see that I am sick of the skeptics. When my friends tell me that they are skeptics I forgive them and realize they just want to tell me a different point of view. I however, do cringe when I hear someone I love use that terminology.

Skeptics are depressed and loathing, you would be too if you did not believe in anything. Remember that skeptics are evil depraved demons from hell! It’s contagious like a virus and permeates into mankind like a cancer.

Believers are better because they are real people and actually believe in things. Believers are not afraid of anything including being wrong. It is OK to believe in something and be wrong, you can always change your mind later. Believers are positive people and build up their human companions. Of course everyone believes in different things and that is good too, it gives us something to talk about.

Beware of the life sucking skeptic vampires from hell. They do not have a purpose in life and their belief in nothing is immoral, illogical and fundamentally wrong PERIOD! In fact it is just a plain lie, furthermore I do not know what idiot started this “skeptic movement” but whoever it was had to be a fearful little scardy cat.

So my sons, be a believer and do not be afraid to be wrong, furthermore do not be afraid to change your mind when you find out something is wrong. Stoicism will make you humble and more than capable. Believe in love, joy, peace, happiness, kindness, goodness, faith, humbleness and all the wonderful things from above because they are real!

Love Dad

“If anyone can refute me—show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective—I’ll gladly change. It’s the truth I’m after, and the truth never harmed anyone.” – Marcus Aurelius

Toxic People | Karma | Stress | Positiveness

I was just thinking it is almost the year 2020. Possibly a big deal for some, right? I can just imagine the universe disappointed in the theatrics of man. I remember the year 2000 coming almost 20 years ago and people thinking big things over the year change. In reality the universe may look at it and say, “Big Deal!” sarcastically speaking. One day, year, millennium is nothing special to anyone except for mankind because they live their lives by the clock.

Living life by the clock can make one toxic I believe. They think to themselves that they need to do something before a certain time. This creates anxiety, depression and in turn makes such a person toxic to themselves and others. A toxic person never really enjoys the moment like us Stoics do.

Please remember what I taught you about “Karma” there is no bull shit greater than “Karma”. Do good because you are good and do not do good because you think “Karma” will get you in the end. The same is true of time. Accomplish your tasks and toil in your work for the abundant joy it brings and not because of some time keeper.

Take care never to be toxic to yourself. Sometimes it is easier to see the toxicity in other people but honesty and humility will help us identify any toxic characteristics in our own selves. Hind sight is 20/20 isn’t that ironic? Constantly evaluate yourself to make yourself a better man.

Use good positive words in your daily speech like; awesome, brilliant, beautiful, cool, interesting etc. Avoid complaining toxic words like: I wish, I want, and negative connotations.

Rid yourself of stress and toxic people in your life. You can identify the life sucking toxic people that are never fulfilled in life and constantly complain that someone else has it better. They have an excuse for everything they suffer in order to blame it on someone else.

Take control and responsibility for your own life. When you do this the blessings will never end. Love yourself then you will know how to love another.

Memento Mori!

Love Dad

“Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside.” — Marcus Aurelius.

It Takes A Stronger Person To Be Kind, Be Kind

Today I would like to write to you about “unkind words” and how to handle those kinds of people that utilize this type of speech. Did you know that the language that we use reflects what type of people we are? It’s true! Sometimes people start off by judging your appearance because of their lack of thinking ability. Does style have anything to do with intelligence? Probably not entirely, in fact I have met some pretty challenged individuals who’s appearance was stunning at first, but then they opened their mouth.

Please remember that our speech is a reflection of ourselves and what we are inside. Gossip and slander go hand in hand with a person who is in want. What do they want, you may ask? More than likely they want admiration from you the listener, they want you to confirm that they are better than whomsoever they gossip about. What a pitiful state they live and make for themselves!

Remember that we can demonize anyone we want. Hell, I’ve heard of people who demonized Jesus Christ himself. Also remember that we can find the good in other people as well. How do we do this? Well, first we find the good in ourselves then you will understand how to find the good in others.

When we find the good in ourselves we will naturally find the good in others. Our world becomes brighter because then we are surrounded by good people. Oh, do not fool yourself, there are toxic people out there and my recommendation for those kinds of people are to ignore them totally. Gunnery Sargent Major in the movie Heartbreak Ridge said it perfectly when he said, “Don’t give the prick the satisfaction!”.

As Stoics our belief is that we will only worry about what we can control and not worry about what we cannot control. So my sons & daughters, control yourself and use kind words always. Only a mentally inferior and weak individual will succumb to “unkind words”.

Love Dad

It takes a stronger person to be kind, be kind. – Maximus McCullough 2020

Be Still and Quiet | Meditate | Learn From Yourself

As you are very well aware I am a great admirer of Marcus Aurelius the King of Rome. I can only imagine all the distractions that this man had. He no doubt worried about his kingdom with people coming to him with all sorts of issues. Even being the most powerful man on earth in his time the things he went through could of made him very weary and perhaps lost but they didn’t, why?

Stoicism kindly found a way for him to be still and quiet. It was his balance in life that brought sanity to his busy mind. He found a quiet place to journal to keep himself in check with humility. No wonder why he is considered to be Romes greatest king by the people.

You my sons will no doubt be busy men but I hope that you take the time for yourselves to be quiet all by yourself. Journal as often as you can to keep your thoughts in check. Remember your virtue as you journal and see life through those glasses. Perfection is attainable and do not let the skeptics convince you otherwise.

You can be liberal or conservative depending on the situation and company present. You can be all kinds of things to many different kinds of people. However, make sure that you are yourself in private. Know who you are and what you believe and write it down. No one needs to read it but you to learn from yourself.

Your strength will come from your weakest and most trying experiences so never be afraid. Never be afraid to fail but, fail forward. Be fulfilled in your choices and content with the things that you cannot control.

All the years I have been writing you letters I have had to do it in the still and quiet so that I can hear my thoughts speak to me. You can indeed find peace in such places and the energy is good. Your meditations will be your shield and protection, they will be your strength and your might.

Love Dad