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Walk Away From The Status Quo

"Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change."
- Martin Luther King Jr. 

   Throughout the course of human history, each generation has been given the task of questioning the ideas of the day. Time and time again, people have fallen victim to the collective paradigm of the masses. Allowing themselves to give up their own mental sovereignty, by aimlessly following the ideas which are considered "true" by most of society. To go against these ideas are considered taboo, and result in a certain degree of social exclusion. This prevents many from even the attempt to think for themselves.

   In some aspects, the status quo can be good. It can provide a certain social order, necessary for civility. However, if the status quo remains unchallenged for too long, the results can be devastating. Such as the time, when 17-million individuals lost their lives, when the people of Nazi …

"Why I Chose Not To Go To College"

My name is Max Tenin. I am 19 years old, and I am from Cave Creek, Arizona. Over the course of the last 5 months, I have been writing on subjects concerning philosophy, personal development, and human nature. These writings are a collection of some of my thoughts, ideas, and influences.
I also happen to be a college opt-out.
The decision to not go to college has proved to be controversial in 2018 America. The youth of this nation are told from a young age, that college is where you go if you want to be successful. To be capable and choose to not go is considered blasphemy by much of society.
I have had several dozen people approach me and ask, “Why I would do such a thing?” I have even sat down with teachers, friends, and family members for hours at a time, with them pleading with me to reconsider.
I have had responses ranging from reasonable understanding to full on anger and frustration.
I am writing this article in an effort to explain and communicate my thoughts and feelings not …

How To Set Goals And Accomplish Them (Jim Rohn Advice)

*The following is an organized and edited description from the late entrepreneur Jim Rohn (1930-2009)
on Goal Setting. He was one of the richest and most influential men in America, with an estimated
net worth of $500,000,000.
The two most common attributes of successful people are reading and setting goals. Considering the fact that you are reading this right now, I'd say your already halfway there.
So let's discuss setting goals and more importantly, accomplishing them.
There are two types of goals which you should be concerned with. Long-Range Goals,
and Short-Range Goals.
Long Range Goals:
Our dreams are what can be practically called Long-Range Goals.
We all have dreams. Dreams of love, happiness, travel, enterprise, etc. Dreams of doing things, and dreams of becoming something unique on this journey we call life.
Short-Range Goals:
Our goals for the immediate future are called Short-Range Goals.
These are the goals for tomorrow, this week, this month, and this year. Short…

But If Not

What is the point of doing good? 
Let's think about this for a moment. 
What benefit is there to pursue virtue? Especially if there is no benefit to oneself? Or even worse, if it is of disadvantage to oneself? Why would one choose to do good rather than anything else? Why would someone choose to be self-less?
Some do good because they believe that there is a god or some higher dimensional being that would want them to. So therefore, they do good out of fear of damnation or disapproval. They do good out of a belief that they will be put into a better place and ultimately benefit from it. 
Others do good in order to avoid scrutiny from others, and win over peoples approval. 
Is this a good enough reason to pursue good, and avoid evil? To avoid pain, and pursue pleasure? Isn't that the definition of a hedonist? 
But they do right. Isn't that enough? Why does it matter what the intention is as long as the result is good? After all, the world doesn't care about your intent…