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“Stop worrying about shit. You’ll feel better.”

In the animal world, survival is concerned with 4 main things. They’ve been referred to as the “Four F’s of Survival”: Fleeing, Fighting, Feeding, and Fuc….or the physical act of reproducing our species.

However, down the line, when we got all industrial and shit, our career and work quickly began taking over as our form of survival.

We don’t work = we don’t get paid = we don’t eat = we die.

So, by some clever reduction, we’ve put work at the top of the totem pole. And now we believe that:

I don’t work = I die.

Way back when, we didn’t have to worry about jobs. We hunted, slept, gathered, slept, migrated, slept, had sex, had babies, slept, hunted, gathered, and on it goes.

Now, we have this thing called “jobs” that have infiltrated our survival responses to the point where we no longer sleep, we buy our food pre-made, we barely have sex, and we barely raise our own children.

#job #career #work #stress
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I had to share... against my "Loud pipes save lives" :P

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"All the work that I've done in my life will be obsolete by the time I'm 50."

-Steve Jobs, speaking about his legacy in newly revealed footage from 1994 http://on.mash.to/102ZNwP

#Apple   #SteveJobs  
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Well worth a listen: Fresh Air rebroadcast of a 1998 interview with Ray Manzarek, keyboard player for the Doors, who just died. "Leftie," his left hand, was the band's bass player, which I knew, but I hadn't appreciated it fully until I heard this interview in which he describes how he learned as a boy to put the bass line on autopilot while playing boogie-woogie. He details the writing of "Light My Fire," which turns out to have a curious mix of Bach and jazz. Also, guitarist Robby Krieger was a flamenco player. Manzarek is a bit florid but it's totally worth listening to if you want to dispel some of the feeling I often get that pop music is generally pretty shallow. The Doors may not have matched the musical genius of Mozart, but there's more to them than just a long-haired drunk guy gyrating on stage.
The mythology surrounding The Doors generally centers on its lead singer, Jim Morrison. Morrison is still considered one of rock's tortured poets, but The Doors' sound was based largely on Ray Manzarek's keyboard playing. His are the riffs immortalized in songs like "Riders on the Storm."
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the new G+ it's quite cool...
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#SQLite  - Dynamic Data in Titanium & a Primer on #jsondb  & #SculeJS     #tiConf   #titanium  
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"So no, I'm not required to be able to lift objects weighing up to fifty pounds. I traded that for the opportunity to trim Satan's pubic hair while he dines out of my open skull so a few bits of the internet will continue to work for a few more days." #internet  #programming #sucks
Every friend I have with a job that involves picking up something heavier than a laptop more than twice a week eventually finds a way to slip something like this into conversation: "Bro,1 you don't work hard. I just worked a 4700-hour week digging a tunnel under Mordor with a screwdriver." ...
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How clutter affects you and what you can do about it.
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“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

-Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech
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"In the real world, [..] Your biggest risk isn't failing, it's getting too comfortable."
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After 20 years, the world has finally caught up with Daft Punk, so the helmet-clad retro-futurists are embarking on a new mission: to make music breathe again.
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You can buy a #Coke pretty much anywhere on #Earth. So why not ship essential medicines with it?
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  • EF Education First
    2007 - 2014
  • Superchrome
    2006 - 2007
  • Audio Services
    FOH & Monitoring engineer, 2002 - 2006
  • The Saifam Group
    Produces, 2004 - 2004
  • Blender/Undiscovered recordings
    Music Co-Producer, 2002 - 2002
  • New Music International
    Music Co-Producer, 2000 - 2000
  • Planet Records
    Music Co-Producer, 2000 - 2000
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Web, Mobile and Application Developer, Apple maniac, DJ - Producer, Sound engineer, music lover and a general full-time geek!
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Web, Mobile and Application Developer, Apple maniac, DJ - Producer, Sound engineer, music lover and a general full-time geek!

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