Good Stuff

good credit begets goodwill and therefore keeps one in good standing
it’s a show of dependability that dresses up future uncertainties

good merit warrants good understanding
it’ll transcend a bestower’s affinities if the performance upon which it’s conferred addresses difficult challenges

a good marriage like any business arrangement will last as long as it maintains mutual benefit
it’ll survive tides high and low if partners through the swings can still live out their romantic fantasies

a good cause is devoid of miscarriage of justice and often needs no defending
it garners the support of citizens as long as it doesn’t exploit the public’s proclivity to promulgate charitable activities


On impetus

Inspiration comes from within and motivation from influences outward
So we ought to find first our highest values before springing into action
In order that the pursuit of purpose is held in high regard
That way we can move in the right direction
Inspired and motivated to work hard


Growth Synthesis

Commitment to creativity can help overcome inaction and passivity

But it is discipline that builds courage and confidence in one’s abilities

Likewise, drive and determination can boost productivity

But it is the dedication to progression that often transforms entire industries


Of Action & Condition

Satisfaction is felt in the momentary negation of future expectation
And elation comes from instant appreciation not tomorrow’s benefaction

A nation’s joyous celebration shouldn’t be reserved for conquest and annexation
But experienced each time fair concessions are entered into with other sovereign nations

Effective action is full of conviction and devoid of hesitation
While the best communication is unhindered by limitation in comprehension


Sketch for a Theory of Persistent Passions (vii)

a certain degree of privation is necessary for motivation

just as longing and desire too are often strong calls to action

so the key to persevering, is focusing on trajectory and not position

because even the achievement of a set goal won’t give quite the same satisfaction as that from the pursuit of a passion


In the net

In a social network economy
Where the business model for major platforms is arbitraging users’ attention
And where stakeholders benefit from app user addiction
Which means users’ attention has to be captured perpetually for the value proposition to flourish
In such an ecosystem, one feels there’s justification for the concerns

When user attention is bought by big tech and instantly sold to advertisers with the highest bids
In a social media market where arbitrage opportunities are always open
And where they are in fact preserved and propagated

But at what cost?
What are the consequences of hacking users’ neurocircuitry to intercept rational thinking and sound judgement?
What will happen to a civilisation whose decisions about what to seek from life
What to enquire about the world
And even how to utilise time are influenced by forces not commonly understood?
And how will online data privacy be guaranteed to users of products that are paradoxically meant to deliver highly personalised service?


A Penning on Persistence

Diversification is indemnity against poor decisions
Typically when our flawed judgement leads to the pursuit of momentary convenience
Through avoidance to pay just wherewithal for certainty or confidence

Clarity of vision is reinforcement in times of despondence
When we dolour in difficulty without a dollar or patience
When faced with derailment from the course and obstacles test our persistence