Posts Tagged nature

July 6th 2013

mother earth has rights

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December 24th 2012

moon

 

Silent Night

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August 21st 2012

 

We are afraid of the known and afraid of the unknown. That is our daily life and in that there is no hope, and therefore every form of philosophy, every form of theological concept, is merely an escape from the actual reality of what is. All outward forms of change brought about by wars, revolutions, reformations, laws and ideologies have failed completely to change the basic nature of man and therefore of society. -Thomas Jefferson

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June 18th 2012

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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June 1st 2012

Ever notice how squirrels are driving cars, smoking cigarettes and attacking other squirrel countries for oil? Wait-Oh that’s right, only humans are stupid enough to do that. -D.S. Gagnon

Feel good about yourself?

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Gods of Convenience Pathway to Destruction: Part 3 History of Money

Humanity will live longer, healthier and happier lives the second they decide money truly has no value.

How do I know?

Roaches and sharks.

I see y’all swimming over there…

Sharks, my friends, have been on this planet for 890 million years whilst roaches have been around for 280 million years. By the time the dinosaur showed up, sharks were already 400 million years old.

Yep, each species, shark and roach, are incredibly adaptive but their amazing ability to put no actual value into money has caused their species to thrive.

Don’t believe me? Just go to Memphis and wait for a roach to come crawling out of your kitchen sink. They’re every where…

 

Derp… Money… Derp

Anatomically modern humans originated in Africa about 200,000 years ago, reaching full behavioral modernity around 50,000 years ago. Somewhere in that 50,000 years mankind was like: Hey guys, I’ll give you this shell and you’ll give me a service- and thus money was born.

The tragedy of homo sapiens (Latin word for “wise man”) is that by coming up with the “convince” of money he doomed his existence.

How do I know?

Sharks and roaches.

Money has removed us from nature- practically giving us this idea that we are separate from nature. Through money we created man-made environments, air conditioning, heated buildings, cars, roads, egg beaters and in so doing we destroyed the planet which will inevitably destroy us. And for what? Because we gotta make that dollar so we can buy that car that gets us to that job that gives us more money so we can buy something else that we don’t NEED because we have this big void in our hearts that we think we can fill with money.

I can’t give hugs

News flash folks, you can’t fill that void with money!

How do I know?

Sharks and roaches.

Survival doesn’t happen because of money- it happens despite it.

How do I know?

Roaches and Sharks.

I got 99 problems and money ain’t one of ’em

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The Three F’s

The Three F’s is part of the Gods of Convenience Pathway to Destruction series. I have ADD so get easily side tracked. Deal with it. Will post about the history of money later.

It takes a special kind of stupid to pay someone to tell you how YOU should live. Yet we do it and we do it all the time.

Advertisers know how to get to the money in your pocket. They are trained to have you seek fulfillment outside yourself, for your dreams to include their products, their life-for their dream to become your dream. (1) This is a truth that wold freak retail stores into absolute panic if everyone knew it; for if everyone knew this truth our understanding of what we need verses what we think we need would ruin several and various kinds of retail businesses. -D.S. Gagnon

I work for myself, running a shop selling handmade items, grow an organic garden, selling the produce at local farmer’s markets and co-author a food blog  when I get the time to sit and write. My life is busy and is satisfying even though my monthly income is literally less than $500. I’m not kidding.

How do I do it? I’ve learned a valuable lesson whilst gardening.

The Garden at the Beginning of the Season

My house sits on a lot and half in a rural community. My garden is 800 square feet so needless to say I spend a lot of time wedding, watering, pruning as needed and so forth and while doing all this I get to see animals running about living their lives.

 

We have squirrels running about the yard, annoying the birds as they too, munch away on the bird feeders. But these little rodents have taught me what the purpose of life is really all about and that purpose is what I’ve come to call the Three F’s.

 

 

Are you ready for this? Are you ready for what the grand purpose of life is? Ok, here you go:

  1. Fun
  2. Food
  3. Fucking

There you have it. The long and short of it.

Squirrels have taught me that productivity in finding food is good work- it’s satisfying work and so I grow a garden. And so for around $50 I feed myself the entire summer and into the fall. Am able to dry herbs, can vegetables and have food throughout the winter.

And once the work is done, the play is essential and so I blog, I learn, I spend time with my family, read, write, and do those things that are the most fun for me.

Fucking- yep, sex. Sex is fun! And food, sex and fun just go extremely well together- just ask the amorous squirrels in my yard.

Ya know what makes the Three F’s extremely complicated? Money.

Money has a way of complicating everything- everything that should be just a natural function of our lives. But we’ve determined that survival only exists in the realm of money which has completely thrown off the natural functions of the Three F’s.

Money won’t buy you happiness, even though it can buy you sex and food- but what’s the point of sex and food if you’re not happy and won’t enjoy it anyway?

Just take a lesson from the squirrels…or the Beatles. “All you need is love”…food and fun.

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