america is consumerism, gluttony, the bad example in supersize v. superskinny. it runs on the language of opulence, wealth, extravaganza and addiction. it is also in the quieter times the american dream, and maybe the more problematic western frontier.
truman show / matrix / sim / brand / wealth <--> barefoot running / self grown food / community / authenticity & honesty
joe rogan & rashad evans
materialism is a product of consciousness
this knowingness out there. all you need to do is tap into it
being everyone else with you
blissful ignorance: more about the effort you put into the fight
briefbutspectacular (mahogany) with damondavis:
image of power is force: something forceful. forgiveness? empathy? anticipation? softer things? love and compassion—fighting for freedom: but when you look at who's free they're scared when you go out. power and freedom isnt always the same thing. teaching kids from a young age to be compassionate: so we'll know how to talk about this
happiness is not a stable state; it comes and goes. the joy of surviving: looking back and remembering. a place of safety and happiness.
uigei: we need a cultural plan and we need to start living with and near each...and the savage lifestyle must be removed. we need sweet and profound people around us (and our animals) — we must reject the idea that we must be impoverished — you know what else? our conversations are valid and lovely. we are funny and smart and clairvoyant and problem solvers and nurturers...and much more — believe this
hip hop & reggae: music of rebellion.
all that heat and anger can take you out—you need that joy to calm you down