in the beginning is truth

Grasping truth is the easy part

Because truth speaks to nature

And all things are of it

Accepting implications of said truths however

Demands more than a change of feelings

It requires discarding old ideas around perceived stature

It prompts new beginnings


Game of Throngs (vi)

People pay attention and worse pay with their hard-earned income to watch others attempt to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges

Particularly when failure and assassination of character are the high risk factors

They’ll bet billions if consensus is that odds can’t be beat unless one pulls off a Bill Benter

So much that self-efficacy for most is a concept only to be explored vicariously

Self-effacing attitudes that breed cowardice through avoidance of shame

But in a world which is but a playground and wherein we must all choose to either observe from the sidelines or get in on the action

We’re all simply part of the game, so why not take more risks and at least live our lives to the fullest?


Bonds

A bond is a business and every business is a bond

To the unlock the keys to success requires buy-in and commitment, predicated on the expectation of maximum value extraction from a proposition

And once there’s an agreed Shamir’s secret sharing like setup, all parties can have full confidence in a shareholding scheme


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


The Becoming: Dreams vs Realisations

If set on taking on a new path while continuing to head in the old direction

You might not come to a dead end but most likely find self in perpetual oscillation

So however well-meaning your goals and ambitions

If not backed by renewed vigour and determination plus hard work and dedication

A clear strategy and precision in execution with a flexible approach to allow adaptation

Those aspirations will simply remain dreams and not realisations


Everlasting Vision

Every new day
Is like every new year

One needs an open mindedness and steady head
A vision that is clear
And a plan of action to adhere to as well as a willingness to play fair

Every season gives us reason to adapt and change
So take on each new challenge with commitment and care

Let every regret fuel the momentum you hope to gain
Never forgetting lessons past mistakes ought to have forced you to learn
For nothing is made better by staying the same

Aim as high as you can
And if you fall short raise the bar even higher when you go at it again

Life is but a game in which we all get a chance to play
What differs is our approach… levels of participation… and results we wish to obtain


Hope Brings Every Good Season

Wish you a heavenly existence
And happiness forever – not only this festive season
Hope you live through every experience
As if eternity was a moment
And love was every thought, every feeling and every action
Pray you have more open exchanges
And that you pay less Tobin taxes
Hope you carry every promise into the future with good intent
If for no other reason than the greater good


art & the price of recognition

A colorful creation
Or perfect picture painted
Yet only exhibited in the imagination
Remains undervalued like some obscure work in the Dokolo collection
Just another masterpiece undercelebrated
Even if in the mind’s eye every shade’s reflected
From royal red to blue like a Rothko at a Sotheby’s auction
Because only for what’s manifested
Will the artist be credited
Not for inspiration
Only that which has been created


a point on perspective

Having many followers does not equate to being well connected
Just as having a million dollars does not guarantee you’ll be well respected
So try and focus on being educated
Not on paper but through action
For that’s what ultimately proves how dedicated
You are to a cause worthy of being celebrated


Eternal Impetus

Lord knows the young buck is no Jim Simons
So not quite the quant as such
Yet just as calculating in his approach

And he won’t stop
Even if he gets what he wants
The medallions, the funds
The freedom to express his creative arts