“The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.”

-John Locke

One of the most influential thinkers when it comes to the enlightenment of mind is John Locke, he is part of the group of thinkers that I looked up with. He is considered as the “Father of Liberalism” because of his political philosophies and his contributions to the social contract theory. The theory which includes the questions of the existence of society and the legitimacy of the given authority to a certain individual. Being part of the 17th-century modern day philosophy, John Locke the English philosopher during the “Age of Enlightenment” has played a major contribution to the theories of mind. In his theory, he cited that at the time we had our physical existence, our minds have a zero knowledge or simply empty. He also cited the modern day conceptions of our self and identity. In addition, he also emphasized that knowledge can be acquired through our life experiences that comes from our own understanding of it. He basically contradicted the idea of preexisting concepts as he was referring to the innate ideas that we are not born with.

John Locke’s idea of introspection and the idea of finding our truest self are the basic principles that we can apply to our life. Finding our own self identity is probably hard if we practice the fixed mindset values. Modern day psychologist Carol Dweck explained that in order for us to gain  more knowledge we must bear that growth mindset characteristic. The ability to accept failures and allowing the failures to correct us and by connecting all the dots of failures plus our own experiences will definitely lead us to a well-deserved life. A life that has a set of predetermined goals for us to be able to succeed.

Learning new things is not hard if we have the attitude of  having self-determination, a key factor that will drive us to whatever things that gives us the best interest in our life. If we have enough knowledge, it will be our tool to discover new things and probably answers the questions on what we had in our life. The best way to ponder the questions of our existence can be achieved by isolating ourselves alone as they said. By being alone we are able to rationalized all the things  and understand our truest purposed in this beloved chaotic world.

Our day to day living is always a challenge for us and that is the substantial reality. In the society that I lived the people always have the idea of misconception because the only knowledge that they have is mostly based on the physical aspects of a person. Their judgment are commonly based for what they hear and for what they see, without even finding the enough reasons to prove it and that’s the saddest part. We can basically connect that kind of idea in relation to what we tend to perceived on how ugly the caterpillar is. Right from that perspective we tend to become judgmental because reality checks and reality bites; the metamorphosis of an ugly caterpillar will always surprise us because we tend to forget that the beautiful butterfly was once an ugly caterpillar.

It is infinitely true that life will always encounter the various struggles and hardships but if we have the ability to handle it, life can be easy. The sense of humiliation that I got became the seeds that I grew towards my journey to the creativity world.  It is actually a weird thing on why I am interested into the arts of the creativity world. To be honest, I have no freakin’ idea on how to draw portraits before. It was a school activity dedicated to Mother Ignacia Del Espiritu Santo (from my catholic school in high school) where students from each section, freshmen to senior must have a representative to draw her. By means and by virtue of my classmates because nobody wants to do their share talent, I was randomly picked to play the artist shit of the day. Well, I always loved challenges because I want to learn more. Winning is not an option for me because I knew I couldn’t even draw her fuckin’ portrait. I end up having a stick figure drawing of her portrait and basically having the deepest blank stare at their wonderful portrait drawings. The contest had ended and by the virtue of the committee they displayed all the art pieces including my abstract stick figure-doodle like portrait which became the center of humiliation and from that instance I started to asked myself, what more can I do? From then on every notebook that I had always had a drawing of a person, I kept on doing my thing doodling while the boring teachers had their discussions. It continued up until my college days but it was just a formed of diversion when the topic is uninteresting. Only when I became a note taker that I poured out my attention to practice more on drawings of portraits. The job that I have taught me more because I was exposed mostly on the arts and humanities subject that was assigned to me. It’s a free education job that’s the best thing that I can be proud of. More and more practice until I hit the techniques on my own.

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Moreover, the wonderful job that I landed also developed my interest in poetry. Blamed the “Brutus Defense” when I was in my third grade. We are assigned to memorize the speech and present it to the class, unfortunately the tongued-twisted and empty stare happened because I couldn’t move on to the next part. Definitely it was the start of the spark to my interest in writing poetry. My style of writing is somewhat labelled as contemporary because the old tradition style is still retained. Words of rhythm and harmony and the basic quatrain. My idea is more deliberately  story telling and sometimes a made up character but basically based on my own experiences (love, family, relationship, struggles, victory etc.). As they said, blessed are the poets for they are blessed with divine thoughts in which if we traced back the history there are parts of the bible with poetry and prose, if I am not mistaken the Psalms and the Songs of David has it. At first I was very shy to share but what the fuck? not everybody has it and it is something very rare and very important that can be share to the world to help the other people understand what life truly means and how great it is to be part of the creative world.

I am not a good writer or an artist, I admit. But the fact that I can do both without proper education is enough for me to tell my kids that we “as a human” is capable of doing everything if we persevere to learn and love every inch of our vested interest. That’s the beauty of learning new knowledge.

Digital Age doesn’t mean that we will isolate ourselves, but instead we must be able to learn to adapt the new changes in the world and it can be achieve by our ability to do multitasking. The ability not to master a single craft but the ability of learning new craft. Right, from the steering wheel of a heavy equipment into handling a pen or a pencil. Who would have thought that a heavy equipment operator can be at the same time a poet and a portrait maker? Nobody. But because of my willingness to learn more then I am able to do more beyond my capacity that other people thought I can’t do it.

We are born with a purpose and let us stop wondering why the great Leonardo Da Vinci has it. He just used his intellectual knowledge to challenged himself that he can do more beyond his own limitations and eventually to show us that we are indeed capable of being creative if we are willing to learn and willing to discover new things in life. Keep believing you can do it and once again never doubt your instinct. He is such a big inspiration for me and to remind you he is an illegitimate son too like me.

In every failure we are able to learn.

If you will, but I just put the pussy on the chainwax.

The mail blinker surprised me, at first I really thought it was empty. I was wrong, the letter was full of unlimited opportunities.

Then I looked at my condition, it was full excitement and confusion. Staring blankly, I can smell the new chapter of annihilation.

Then I tried to calm myself down, the music played and I was drowned. I asked myself, why I kept on chasing happiness? Even if knew it will give me restlessness.

I guess it’s time for me to let go and open a new chapter that will make my life glow. The countown begins 1-2-3, welcome to my show.

Flight 8

Dusty Crophopper: I’ve been flying over the same patch of grass, day after day, month after month, for years!  I’m just trying to prove that maybe, just maybe I can do more than what I was built for.

I can only count the days in my hands when my son Sky failed to watch Disney’s Planes movie. The movie became his bedtime story. We both laugh, sing and from time to time as I’ve noticed we’re feeding our heads with Planes conversation. Sky sing along because the soundtrack were very catchy and of course some taste of rock genre music (his favorite genre). It’s just too funny to think about it sometimes, when songs are played he will always asked me to sing along with him. In the long run, I was able to stir up my interest in taking down notes of the movie’ s quotable lines. The movie for me personally is full of values that we can connect to our lives. It talks about the reality of our life. It portrays about; 

  • Ambition
  • Gaining confidence
  • Friendship
  • Trust
  • Teamwork
  • Deceitfulness
  • Willful blindness
  • Humiliation
  • Obscurity
  • Empathy
  • Victory and a whole lot more.

Moreover, Dusty Crophopper is a hardworking, full of ambition, empathic and goal driven plane (if we will describe him in humanistic point of view). The movie is full of inspiration and Sky became a fan of El Chupacabra’s  lines for Bulldog;

    El Chupacabra: You make joke? Very well…you leave me with no choice! I swish my cape to you! You’ve been shamed.

    Sky will imitate his Mexican accent and ended up laughing. 

    On the other hand, the movie itself basically has an impact to myself personally. Another line from the movie and by this time it was Chug who was telling Dusty,

    There is nothing better than dying while doing what you love most.”

    A very well said by Chug, in which I basically overcome my fear of doing the things for what my heart desires. It is because I gain more confidence in pursuing my innate talent that was recently awaken. We all have that fear of rejection, but because I was able to learned how to conquer it by means of breaking away from the negativity. The humiliation that I got became my tool to inspire myself and excel in the field that I have which is the creative world. It is infinitely true that if we have the empathic values, we may be able to understand life as a whole. The divergence of introspection to outrospection. I grew up and live a life full of questions but but because of radical change I was able to find the answers.  I want to inspire people that there are a lot of things that we can do and it’s never too late to achieve it. Build up that confidence and prove to them that you can do more than what they expected. 

    Then let this conversation of Dusty and Franz be the inspiration,

    Franz: You are an inspiration to all of us.

    Dusty: All of us?

    Franz: Yeah, all of us who want to do more than just what we are built for.

    The Views of Physical Existence

    Waking up and understanding the true essence of our personal entity and finding out our truest purpose in the world that we lived in is

    The #why questions of life is unbearable. 

    If we will share things for others out of #altruism, do not expect them to have a #positivethinking but expect them to respond with #humiliation

    jzDub® Mentality-

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    Mr. Fechzeiruv Brooke Einhart

    (Whilst writing his diary)

    The girl with a broken smile asked me if she can sit beside me for a while, I said “Yes! you may, don’t be shy.” She bears the face of being sad and she was so fragile.

    Then we started talking and sharing each of our own stories, when suddenly I noticed the tears were slowly dropping from her eyes.

    I politely asked her “Why are you crying, Miss?” And then she responded with displeasure “Because I was stupid! My heart is now at the death’s door, can you save me from dying, Mister?”.

    I was shitting green but I don’t want her to see me that way and I remain poised. I took her hands and gently telling her “You are too beautiful to waste your own life for him, Fucked love and your shitty feelings! You were blinded by illusion, that’s not the solution. Have time for yourself and enjoy every moment, your life doesn’t evolve in him. We created our own destiny, live your life without animosity. Life is beautiful! Let him enjoy his karma and please do not be mournful.”

    And then I hugged her tight and the girl with a broken smile  whispered “Who are you Mister?” 

    “I’m Fechzeiruv Brooke Einhart”