‘Rise From the Mud’ (Moving Up the Pyramid) Kingston’s Journey #148

https://youtu.be/aNZ_gGiUCdQ A Fool In A Land Of Strangers A hero's journey involves a heavily flawed individual doing something that they quite obviously are not very good at. The point being that when they are at complete rock bottom and the audience is rooting for them, they discover something incredibly profound that they wouldn't have otherwise. …

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‘People Live, Thoughts Die’ (Problem Solving) Kingston’s Journey #147

https://youtu.be/poUup8N4mXk I Think Therefore I Am Cogito ergo sum, coined by an old philosopher long dead. I think, therefore I am. It can be argued that it is this cognitive ability of being able to work towards an abstract goal that has led us to become far more advanced then any other known creature. In …

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‘The Playoff Mentality’ (Cutting People Out) Kingston’s Journey #146

https://youtu.be/5pzGitrRCKM Plenty of Input Received We encounter people on a day to day basis and as we progress from childhood to adulthood, we meet even more people. Some of the stick and become part of the people we interact with on a consistent basis. And some of them become key pieces in our endeavors. But …

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‘Look To The Graves’ (More On Success) Kingston’s Journey #145

https://youtu.be/1aWjwWu2VB8 The Problem With Studying Success Stories Bookshelves are filled with countless recounts of success. From political leaders to prominent businessmen, big names seem to all get a biography written about them on their ascent to greatness. news articles, blogs, TV shows, books, basically those that do well get a lot of publicity thrown their …

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‘When We Evade Personal Questions’ Kingston’s Journey #144

https://youtu.be/2p0UYwClK2k 'How Was Your Weekend?' I wanted to start this one off with a personal recount. I used to be asked how my weekend was, which I would mumble a few words before diverting the conversation to a different topic. I felt incredibly uncomfortable from such a seemingly innocent question. Which is something I'd like …

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‘Seeds of Success’ Kingston’s Journey #143

https://youtu.be/qL-bWzs9Oa4 The Fickleness of Success Success is a rather unpredictable outcome in many ways. I won't go into specific examples, but there are so many instances where someone who was by all metrics not meant to succeed against all odds, does. Sure there may be some indicators, but for the most part, it was not …

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‘When To Leave People Behind’ Kingston’s Journey #142

https://youtu.be/Vs5bWRfaEjo People Peel Off As We Age As we go through different stages of life, we meet so many different people. It's only natural as we are advancing, from grade to grade, primary to secondary to university. Then we start in our careers, perhaps moving from job to job. Some connections stick, some do not, …

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‘Words Are Diplomacy, Action is Certainty’ Kingston’s Journey #140

https://youtu.be/073vRkIPE7Y The Most Complex Machinery In The World The human brain is a very intricate piece of machinery, and it created still intricate but less so beings, say cars for example. Still complex, but cannot take on a life of it's own. And it goes beyond just the complexity of one human brain. The addition …

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‘American Entrepreneurship Is Dead’ Kingston’s Journey #139

https://youtu.be/dALMq_DiaRw The Geese & The Farmer Old Europe, I talked briefly on old Europe some weeks back, how things are so neatly structured and organized. It's all so comfortable and the United States has become that way. And is it so out of the ordinary to say that people stop reaching in such an environment? …

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