Yearly Archives: 2011

Follow Your Passions, Follow Your Dreams

As I write to you from Las Vegas, Nevada, I am wondering where did all the time go. Its Spring time and I came back to the states, in truth, to make a stake here. To get a part of the so called American Dream.  (What was I thinking?) What I found was, that I was already living my dream life in Europe. I certainly don’t view coming back to the states as any type of failure or mistake, simply a lesson. A lesson that life wanted to show me. As you can imagine, there really is nothing to do in Las Vegas, albeit the climate and natural surroundings are quite spectacular this time of year. Only in July and August are really the most unbearable months to live here.

Well with so much free time on my hands, I simply did nothing. Time to simply just re-group and rejoice. I entitled this blog post, Follow Your Passions, Follow Your Dreams, because one never really knows where life will take you. I realized that the time I had was precious and trust me I used it wisely. With that being said I am on my way back to Europe, and plan on leaving in the next couple of weeks. As well as resurrecting this blog on a continuous basis.

Who knows what great adventures await me. I know that as long as I follow my passions and follow my dreams all the other stuff will work itself out, it always does.

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Plato´s Allegory

The other day I read a rather interesting tale that discusses what would happen if the reality you once knew was not the reality you always thought it was. Plato´s Allegory is probably the precursor to the blockbuster hit movie, The Matrix.

As I reflect on the this, I realize that we indeed may be just sleep walking.  Or maybe not. Who actually know?

Here is the allegory,

 

T hree prisoners have been chained deep inside a cave for their whole life. They are chained so tightly that all they ever see or experience are the grotesque shadows cast on a wall from a fire that is burning behind them. This is the only reality they have ever known.

T hen one day, a prisoner is released. He is blinded by the light outside the cave and astonished to see a completely new reality of people, animals, and objects casting these shadows into the cave.

H e scurries back to tell the prisoners the news, but to his dismay, the prisoners do not believe his fantastic stories of the world outside of the cave. For the shadows on the wall are the only reality the prisoners have ever known, and therefore, to them, that is all that will ever exist.

Here is a great video