Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

Mortared by my confidence/Giants

Usual routine to start, then my prior confidence flubbed and came back and mortared my day.  Big crater and lits of smoke but my screw up was corrected without need to do a complete rebuild of the end product.  A little grind to flatten welds and you have to look to see that I “stretched ” a 19′ gate to 20′.

And now I’m trying to get back on track of the regular routine and my muse slaps me upside the head with inspiration.

We are ALL standing on the shoulders of giants.  Every little tool device widget INFORMATION we use day in day out was discovered or developed by people that came before us.  Growth happens through surprise, not routine.  Most never break the mold of routine.

We are always one decision away from a life changing event.  Choose wisely!”

I have had many of these.  I have walked away from careers “just cause”, and burned a few bridges along the way.  Sometimes choices were forced on me (losing my hearing so I couldn’t work live audio anymore) and others, some small change inspired radical moves on my part (Mama Night song being asked to move out.  Sorry Nic, but it opened doors for you as well.)

My ‘divorce’ in 2008 was a choice as well. Continue living in a downward spiraling hell or break free and find out exactly where the problem was. (And I took full blame for that period and am still working on it; IE me!!)

Since then, my life has been a path of rediscovery. Rediscovering lost skills from the past, rediscovering what I like, love and why, discovering that being human is not as f@#ked up as I had been told it was (check out the Man! Alive! page to see what I mean.)

And a lot of rediscovering just how many giants we have supporting us.

Certain figure heads have recently been trying to be the Giant, redifining practices in an attempt to be the Giant. But the practices they encourage are counter to decades/centuries of practices found useful by the Giants we stand on. They are trying to grow without ‘surprise’, and doing so at great cost to society as a whole.

I can think of no greater sin. Even murder takes a back seat to the willful destruction of a society for personal gain.

The Giants would not be pleased.

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