discordant thots of a disabled mind, vol.i

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dear reader,

this is my mind.. on disability. 
i always carry a moleskine® journal as external brain dump. 
if i don't write it down it'll roll around, endlessly. or i forget it, immediately. 
this collection is comprised of thots which i did(n't) share elsewhere, and perhaps should(n't) have. 
there is no context. there is no clarification. there only is what there is. 
it is all in how you choose to interpret what's written. 
volume i originated within 2012–2013.

chapter choices: all or subdivided.
All: the direct order it came out of my mind.
Div: the attempted categorization of this data.

Categories:
self
life
faith
media
profit
gen-why
rhetoric
discourage
other

now, just what am i supposed to do with these..?
seriously, suggestions?

be well.
~ silent.ponderhouse.com

samples: 
– it is always better to do nothing with someone else, rather than all by yourself. 
– it is amazing how quick we are to dismiss somebody who doesn't like something we love. 
– those that have only been bruised by life don't really understand what it is to have been burned by it. 
– how can you expect to discover something new if you only ever approach anything the same way everyone else does? 
– the human brain is a loaded gun.. you can do something/nothing good/bad with it, depends where it is aimed, and with how much skill. 
– it seems to ever be true that you are always at your most brilliant when absolutely nobody was watching.. the opposite is true of mishap. 
– the hardest step for me is acceptance.. not when things go wrong, i'm used to that, but when something goes right. 
– never, ever, shake your fist at the sky and yell, “is that all you've got?” because, no, it isn't. 
– it is easy to criticize, it is harder to create.. partly, because people will criticize. 
– if you're really that bored, go out and make an enemy. that'll kill some time.

for pseudo-context,
temporal near-alignment:
alpha.InspirationalAgony.*

further reading:
discordant thots, vol.ii
discordant thots, vol.iii

a PonderHouse publication.

ps. wrote in American English, all intent lost in translation.

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Dec 31, 2015
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Body, Mind & Spirit / New Thought
Social Science / People with Disabilities
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silent.
dear reader,

this is more of my mind.. still on disability. 
i always carry a moleskine® journal as external brain dump. 
if i don't write it down it'll roll around, endlessly. or i forget it, immediately. 
this collection is comprised of thots which i did(n't) share elsewhere, and perhaps should(n't) have. 
there is no context. there is no clarification. there only is what there is. 
it is all in how you choose to interpret what's written. 
volume ii originated within 2014–2015.

chapter choices: all or subdivided.
All: the direct order it came out of my mind.
Div: the attempted categorization of this data.

Categories:
self
faith
media
profit
relation
rhetoric
discourage
other

be well.
~ silent.ponderhouse.com

samples: 
– minimalism is all the rage.. especially among poor folk. 
– greed requires little to no imagination. unless you intend to build an empire upon it. 
– wherever you end up drawing the line is usually where the discrimination suit begins. 
– when it'll go wrong only once in a million, you can guess at my odds of ‘getting lucky.’ 
– there's usually the right answer, the wrong answer, the safe answer, and the don't answer. 
– if anything, the internet has made it far easier to actively ignore far more people, with far less effort. 
– war is always profitable for the weapons-makers. same can be said for the lawyers at trial. 
– if you come to feel like your life ain't fair, stop, and think of the poor polar bear. 
– instant gratification is to the detriment of deeper understanding. 
– subtlety too often goes underappreciated.

prior reading:
alpha.InspirationalAgony.*
discordant thots, vol.i

further reading:
discordant thots, vol.iii

a PonderHouse publication.

ps. wrote in American English, all intent lost in translation.

silent.
dear reader,

this is even more of my mind.. still on disability. 
i always carry a moleskine® journal as external brain dump. 
if i don't write it down it'll roll around, endlessly. or i forget it, immediately. 
this collection is comprised of thots which i did(n't) share elsewhere, and perhaps should(n't) have. 
there is no context. there is [little to] no clarification. there only is what there is. 
it is all in how you choose to interpret what's written. 
volume iii originated within 2016–2017.

chapter choices: all or subdivided.
All: the direct order it came out of my mind.
Div: the attempted categorization of this data.

Categories:
self
faith
media
profit
relation
rhetoric
discourage
other

be well.
~ silent.ponderhouse.com

samples: 
– once posted to the internet, stupidity never dies. 
– it is easier being feared than loved.. fewer people bother you. 
– never, ever barter with your soul. only refinance for a better exchange rate. 
– only the pompous, the pious, or assholes, feel the need to shame the ignorant. 
– streaming media– it almost makes bearable being home alone (and friendless) every night. 
– authorship is an exercise in trusting your creative instincts, and not accepting when told you haven't any. 
– i'll always take the other way, the long way, the hard way, the wrong way, over the “do it my way!” 
– turns out, you mighta missed your true calling.. too bad that usually means it's already too late. 
– life is a learning curve.. around the bend of which awaits your death. 
– money– the root of most suffering, which does trickle down.

prior reading:
alpha.InspirationalAgony.*
discordant thots, vol.i
discordant thots, vol.iii

a PonderHouse publication.

ps. wrote in American English, all intent lost in translation.

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silent.
dear reader,

this is more of my mind.. still on disability. 
i always carry a moleskine® journal as external brain dump. 
if i don't write it down it'll roll around, endlessly. or i forget it, immediately. 
this collection is comprised of thots which i did(n't) share elsewhere, and perhaps should(n't) have. 
there is no context. there is no clarification. there only is what there is. 
it is all in how you choose to interpret what's written. 
volume ii originated within 2014–2015.

chapter choices: all or subdivided.
All: the direct order it came out of my mind.
Div: the attempted categorization of this data.

Categories:
self
faith
media
profit
relation
rhetoric
discourage
other

be well.
~ silent.ponderhouse.com

samples: 
– minimalism is all the rage.. especially among poor folk. 
– greed requires little to no imagination. unless you intend to build an empire upon it. 
– wherever you end up drawing the line is usually where the discrimination suit begins. 
– when it'll go wrong only once in a million, you can guess at my odds of ‘getting lucky.’ 
– there's usually the right answer, the wrong answer, the safe answer, and the don't answer. 
– if anything, the internet has made it far easier to actively ignore far more people, with far less effort. 
– war is always profitable for the weapons-makers. same can be said for the lawyers at trial. 
– if you come to feel like your life ain't fair, stop, and think of the poor polar bear. 
– instant gratification is to the detriment of deeper understanding. 
– subtlety too often goes underappreciated.

prior reading:
alpha.InspirationalAgony.*
discordant thots, vol.i

further reading:
discordant thots, vol.iii

a PonderHouse publication.

ps. wrote in American English, all intent lost in translation.

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