Create. Grow. Help. Prosper.
That’s my (hu)manifesto. That’s my motivation for once again posting content to this site.
I bought this domain back in 2003. It’s had a lot of “stuffs” on it through the years, none of which I thought was worth keeping. A lot of that was because… well… it simply wasn’t helping anybody.
This is the second post for the most recent version of my site. Since the first post actually outlines something that somebody might find useful, I posted it here from another long-gone site.
This post will also be useful in that it’ll either make you want to come back for more or run away screaming (or at least close out your browser tab and go back to the endless quest for cat videos) because it’s going to start talking about what matters to me, as outlined in the first sentence:
- CREATE: I don’t want to get all religious (I prefer to think of myself as being more spiritual than religious, but I can find wisdom worth considering in almost all religions) but I kind of like the model set forth in the biblical story of creation. God created the world, then decided to create people in his own image. To me, that means all people are creators, and as long as you can get out of bed in the morning, it means you should be creating.
- GROW: To quote Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding from “Shawshank Redemption”, “Get busy living or get busy dying.” I simply can’t imagine a life where I’m not growing on several different levels each and every day:
- HELP: It’s not enough that I Create and Grow for myself. Helping others is important. Granted, I can’t help everybody, but I do think I should help at least a handful of people. The Internet makes it possible to help a lot more people, and the nature of the Internet makes it possible for those that see value in my help to get it while allowing others to ignore it.
- PROSPER: If I provide value to somebody else, I have no problem with receiving value in return. I’m grateful for what’s been given to me and I will continue to both provide and seek value.
There’s a lot more to this, of course. Who will I help? How will I help them? And so forth and so on.
For now, all I can say is that I’ll be working to create and help in areas that I know something about and in areas that I’m learning about. I won’t talk about things that don’t resonate with me (one of those areas being “things that drive people apart”) (or at least I’ll do my best not to!). I want nothing to do with people who insist on doing that.
I will kind of be all over the place but anticipate things will settle down as I figure things out. Thanks for stopping by.