I am in love with this science fiction robot machine we call a human body. I believe it is capable of feats that are currently unimaginable. My passion and life’s work is to take my body to the next level by pioneering into the realm of what some would call being superhuman, or what I like to call efficiency. Dictionary.com states that efficiency is performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort. Time is the one currency that most everyone wishes they had more of. This passion has led me to dedicating much of my time and energy to seeking knowledge and understanding on how to make my life more efficient. Striving to live efficiently is the single drive that will allow one to better their life. To better understand this statement, an efficient life starts, first, with the health of our bodies, which in turn affects the health of our minds, which in turn affects our attitude towards life. All of this ultimately affects the choices and decisions we make in our lives towards the only thing that matters, the enhancement and enjoyment of our lives.
I believe that an efficient life starts with the health of our bodies. My focus is not to live longer, but to live more youthful longer, which will most likely lead to a life that is capable of being lived longer. Investing in our health first and foremost gives us:
- a body without the ailments and diseases that hinder us from living out our passions.
- time and money to invest in our passions, instead of the never ending battle of doctor visits and medication to treat all of the damage we inflicted on our bodies.
- a superhuman body that is able to experience life at a level that has never been experienced before.
With peak physical health, our mind can now operate without any hindrances. The energy levels, motivation, and mental clarity are present that allow us:
- to rise above the stresses of life that detract from our happiness and age us prematurely.
- to manage our time more efficiently.
- to absorb and utilize more knowledge and understanding to the enjoyment and betterment of our lives.
With great mental health, our attitude towards life becomes more positive and helps us:
- make proper decisions to better ourselves.
- infuse more positivity into our family and friends, which then comes back to serve us.
- enjoy every moment of life.
I have come to find that we move in one of two directions in life. Either direction we choose is governed by the snowball effect. If we choose to make positive decisions in our lives, then the positive will exponentially grow towards more positivity.
If we choose to nourish negative decisions, then the negative will exponentially dwindle us down to nothing. It is not possible to remain neutral. There is no other direction we can take but these two.
It is time to slow down and think about our long-term investments. I have come to find that there is much wisdom in Latin phrases, and one that stuck out to me was this, sapiens qui prospicit, meaning “wise is he who looks ahead.” We are taught to save money for our later days, and there are all sorts of programs set up to make this happen. But we do not think to save health for our later days. We could work hard and spend our earnings on cheap, unhealthy commodities because we think that saving our money is most important for the security of our futures, when in reality we end up spending that savings on medical bills because we did not take care of our bodies to begin with; or we could invest our money into quality, healthy commodities that allows us to enjoy our youthfulness longer because we understand our future is about being there for the people we love. We tend to tell ourselves that we have all the time in the world to fix our health and we end up putting it off until it is too late.
“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” – Thomas Jefferson
We operate in a dimension that is governed by scientific laws, aka God. So why do we view cancer as a tragedy? Why does God get blamed? Why do we think that illness is anything but a reflection of how we neglect the natural laws set in place for us to live by? A person does not get diabetes because God is judging them for cheating or stealing. They get diabetes because the law says that if you consume tons of sugar, the body becomes insulin resistant triggering the demise of our insulin production. Our health is merely a reflection of how we conduct ourselves. It is unbiased justice at its finest.
The real tragedy is not being informed of the consequences for the decisions that we make in our day to day lives. The tragedy is ignoring our responsibilities to ourselves to be the best we can be, not only for ourselves, but for the people we hold dear to our hearts as well.
“Knowing the difference can make all the difference.” – Drake
Our worst enemy is ourselves. We do not like being responsible for our own actions and instead distract ourselves with the problems of others. Distraction can come in many forms. We can even distract ourselves with trying to constantly help other people without thinking of the toll it has on our own minds and bodies. But in order to truly be of help to others, we must first help ourselves. This sounds contradictory, but truth is found in the paradox.
“I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change.” – Michael Jackson
Truth is stranger than fiction.
We have all heard of mind over matter. Does this mean that I can eat McDonald’s all of my life and as long as I think I am healthy I will not succumb to any illness or disease? Does it mean that I cannot sleep and eat for a week and then safely run a marathon because my mind is stronger than my body? More to the extreme, does it mean that because I believe I can fly, I can jump off a cliff and not expect to die or get seriously injured at the bottom? Or maybe mind over matter means that I imagine, design, manufacture, and utilize a tool, aka wing-suit/parachute, that allows me to jump off of a cliff and reach the bottom alive. Maybe it means that I am smart enough to prepare properly if I am going to run a marathon. Maybe it means that I realize that eating McDonald’s does absolutely no good for my life whatsoever and therefore is a waste of my time.
Now for the thing that separates us from the animals: our ability to imagine, design, manufacture, and utilize tools. Tools are a direct extension of the body; the body, a direct extension of the mind; the mind, a direct extension of God; and God wants nothing but the best.
I came across another Latin phrase recently, pauca sed bona, meaning few, but good. I love simplicity, and I believe that life can be much happier by investing in good quality tools and commodities that help conserve our time, space, and energy. There are certain things that I love and praise for these qualities, and what I will give to you is a list of these things along with my logic into why I believe them to be the best contenders for the jobs they serve.
I will delve into the basics of living such as air, water, food, clothing, shelter, and transportation, and will pursue knowledge on how to make these areas in our lives more efficient. My hope is to make these areas as simple as possible so that incorporating these basics of living into our lifestyles can be less of a chore that we have to expend lots of mental energy into, and more of a habit that requires little mental energy because these basics are programmed into our subconscious.
salus populi suprema lex esto