My Green-Eyed Lady.

Green-Eyed Lady

First of all, I’ve never heard “green eyed lady” as a term used to symbolize jealousy before.  With that said, I’ll accept that it is, and will share what makes me jealous.

Jealousy is not a fun emotion to experience, and can be very negative if left unchecked and if its irrational, but… people don’t always think rationally nor know how to perfectly keep their thoughts in check.

With that said, one thing that really makes me jealous is people who write really articles or share stories that suck, but the stories go viral.  Of course this is my own opinion of what stories suck, but we all know those posts on our Facebook feeds that millions of people click on, bringing revenue to the webpage, all because they used some really cheap stupid tactic phrase like “this person was doing something and then what happened next you’ll never guess unless you click to view this crappy article.”

I never click those, and it makes me jealous because they’re getting millions of views off peoples ignorance.

I’m jealous because I would like all those clicks, but I’m not willing to go the cheap route.  I’m not willing to accept that the only way to get lots of viewers is by having a cheap click bait title, or by throwing out an article that is just really controversial but made up or fake, but still gets tons of people discussing it because they don’t realize that they’re just falling into a trap.

As a person who appreciates creativity, none of those people came up with anything unique (except maybe the VERY FIRST person who did it and realized it raised lots of viewers), or even attempted to create something meaningful.  They just threw shit in the air and convinced lots of people look at it.

I also don’t like to tell all those people they’re falling into a trap because that means I have to view the page, and click the link, or comment on the post, which ultimately feeds the poster because it looks like they’re stirring up controversy.  Better to just unfollow the page and let others either learn from experience or be sheep.

Are Asian Life Insurance Videos Too Powerful?

Before you watch these videos, I suggest you get a tissue box.

If you’re reading after watching those videos, thank you.  The question here is, are these videos TOO powerful?  Are overly dramatic videos really the best solution for life insurance companies to promote their product?

Maybe it’s an effective tool in Asia just because of their culture for dramatic film, but these videos just feel like a bit much.  Great short films, but as commercials? hmmm..  What are your thoughts?

10 choices for this blog

This blog is far from highly successful, heck it’s far from even being a minor success.  Let’s say one day it does become successful, perhaps it would be a good idea to keep track of reasoning for certain choices made on this blog.  Here’s a thought process for anyone who cares.  As of 03/31/2015:

1) Color Scheme: Royal Purple and Gold.  I’ve always found those colors to be very elegant.  The Gold, well the logo designer actually came up with the color.  Thanks buddy, would put your name on here but will keep it secret for privacy reasons.

2) Name: Why chttrz?  Didn’t want to spend too much time trying to find a name.  One second you’re searching it.  Wait a month, the next second that domain name is gone.  I wanted something casual, chatty.  Although I have found it difficult to explain the spelling of “chttrz” when I tell random people.  Make this a lesson.

3) Design: Why did I choose this specific theme/template?  Well I found many of the other ones slightly difficult to use.  I wanted something very simple and easy to navigate.  I would love to have someone make a custom one, but that’s out of the budget otherwise I would have paid for one of the great pay templates on WP.  I’ve been through a lot of designs over the years, ok really only about 5-10, but this one is the easiest to work with and get my point across.

4) Lowercase Letters on certain parts of the blog: In all honesty this is just to be different.  Everyone uses capitals on their first words.  I figure try a technique that might stand out whether in a good or bad way.  As long as it’s on purpose.  I haven’t had any complaints.

5) Logo Design: I asked a creative acquaintance of mine to come up with something, and it fits pretty well with the “culture.”  chttrz shouldn’t really be written on a line.

6) Range of Categories: Maybe someone wants to share their posts on this blog in the future.  Didn’t want it to be limited, plus I personally have a wide variety of interests, and haven’t exactly found a writing niche/strength topic yet.

7) Lack of Images: This is due to laziness really, and the fact I don’t feel like having to worry about copyright laws.  I know there are many sources out there for open source pictures, but I don’t feel like using them all the time.

8) Why so many lists: Lots of lists because some topics just need to get straight to the point.  Personally whenever I read lists on facebook “Top 10 reasons to do this” “Top 10 whatevers of whoever” I skip the first paragraph unless the writer is very intriguing.  In truth though, most content on Facebook isn’t too intriguing because the images and initial posts are just click bait.

9) Names of Categories: This goes back to #4 and trying to be different.  Every website has the same sections like “Business” “World” “Local” etc…  This isn’t a news blog though, or super serious globally politically correct professional corporate type one.

10) What Anyone Should Take from This: Things change.  Things change often.  Nothing needs to be set in stone.  Work with what you have.  Try something new.  Change isn’t bad.  Change is good.

FAWAB VII: “Predicting The Future.”

This blog series will be titled and tagged “FAWAB.”  I was motivated to write a book a few weeks ago.  My only strategy, with no story in mind, was to pick something off a social media site and just write about it.  I decided to write a book about “Predicting the Future.”  I gave up after 8 pages.

Perhaps I may continue it, but I just thought I would upload it to this blog instead, since I wasn’t sure if I would be able to write 50k+ words on how to predict the future.  This series will be in 8 parts since it was 8 pages, and I’m not going to try and edit it.  I think it may perhaps strike some inspiration in someone else who reads this. Without further ado:

***side note, originally this was supposed to be 8 posts.  I’m decreasing it to 7 because the 8th pages was only a few lines without much content.  It just shows a thought process for planning.

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Leave the journey alone. Make your prediction, but realize that your journey is what people want to hear about. Not just that you have a billion dollars. Or maybe you do want to predict that you will have a wonderful life journey to share with the world. That’s great, but if you knew everything that was going to happen, suddenly everything doesn’t seem like such an exciting challenge anymore. Don’t look back on life and say “man I knew that was gonna happen.” Look back and say, “I knew this was going to happen, and it was the most wonderful experience I could have.” Maybe this is a fools game? Regardless, meaningful, sappy, motivational life story stuff aside, let’s move forward.

CHAPTER IV: WHAT’S THE POINT?

The point of trying to predict the future? Well it’s fun for one. How many times have you said “I knew that was going to happen” or “I started that!” You basically are saying you could have prevented it, or you unconsciously let that event happen by not consciously preventing it, or letting it happen. Or you predicted a future trend, and wished you could have cashed in on it.

It will help in life. In life we try to predict traffic, and take different roads to save time. We predict when it might rain so we bring an umbrella so we don’t get wet. We try to predict the stock market so as to determine whether we should invest or not. We predict when the best time to take a vacation may be.

The point of all this is to save time, headache, and just enjoy ourselves on the journey of life.

CONCLUSION

With everything said, I hope that this book allows people to gain a grasp of their own lives. You may already know how your life will end, or hope it will end. The important experience is how we get there. The story that we write. The roads that we take. The relationships we form. Those are all wonderful, and things we should not try to predict.

IDEAS:

FACTS: SUN, SCIENCE, MATH, HISTORY, HUMAN BEHAVIOR

Information important

reframe:

MOVIES: blacklist

control your own life

You still have free will don’t let this get you down.

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In closing, I spent about 4 hours over 7.x pages.  I hope no one takes it too seriously.  It was written for fun as a challenge to myself at a moment when I didn’t want to get stuck on a “topic.”

FAWAB VI: “Predicting The Future.”

This blog series will be titled and tagged “FAWAB.”  I was motivated to write a book a few weeks ago.  My only strategy, with no story in mind, was to pick something off a social media site and just write about it.  I decided to write a book about “Predicting the Future.”  I gave up after 8 pages.

Perhaps I may continue it, but I just thought I would upload it to this blog instead, since I wasn’t sure if I would be able to write 50k+ words on how to predict the future.  This series will be in 8 parts since it was 8 pages, and I’m not going to try and edit it.  I think it may perhaps strike some inspiration in someone else who reads this. Without further ado:

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through divorce? Does one of your players choke under pressure? I mean these aren’t new concepts. It must be understood that people make predictions everyday, and it shouldn’t be a scary difficult concept to apply these ideas to other areas of life.

Again, only necessities. If it doesn’t matter to your life, don’t bother with it. If it’s something important to your life, of course you should try to at least learn about it so you can prepare for it.

CHAPTER IV: DON’T PREDICT THE JOURNEY

If you attempt to make predictions, you can bet that you will be wrong many a time. You will also be right many times. Predicting the future is only part of life. It doesn’t answer life’s’ questions. You will find those along the way. It doesn’t allow you to do things that may matter more later on in life, like building meaningful, person to person social relationships. Of course what’s important is up to interpretation, but don’t lose sight of the journey.

You can try to predict that you will be a billionaire in 40 years. You can try to skip ahead 40 years, and maybe be right in your prediction. Congratulations. However, at that point in your life, do you really think it’s going to be the fact that you’re a billionaire that’s important? Yes it probably will be, you will be glad you made it. But… do you think it’s possible that it’s going to be all the wonderful people who helped you along the way that were important? All the failed investments you had, and all the successful investments you had? All the great food you ate. All the tough times and beautiful.

When you’re a billionaire, you’ll probably look back at pictures of your countless boyfriends or girlfriends, not your bank account. You’ll wonder what would have happened if you had invested in this company instead of that company. You may have moved on, and it may not bother you, but there will still be what ifs. You’ll wonder what if you didn’t try to predict you were going to be a billionaire. Will you still have come all this way?

You’ll probably think about how great the view was the first time you flew on your private jet, and wonder why it doesn’t have that same effect anymore. You’ll think about all the wonderful stuff you have bought, then probably think I’m glad I can still buy anything 100 times over, this is awesome.

FAWAB V: “Predicting The Future.”

This blog series will be titled and tagged “FAWAB.”  I was motivated to write a book a few weeks ago.  My only strategy, with no story in mind, was to pick something off a social media site and just write about it.  I decided to write a book about “Predicting the Future.”  I gave up after 8 pages.

Perhaps I may continue it, but I just thought I would upload it to this blog instead, since I wasn’t sure if I would be able to write 50k+ words on how to predict the future.  This series will be in 8 parts since it was 8 pages, and I’m not going to try and edit it.  I think it may perhaps strike some inspiration in someone else who reads this. Without further ado:

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post online, and reach enough people, it’ll probably already be tomorrow. Now if you were to say “the sun will not rise tomorrow because there is a huge asteroid flying towards the Earth that will stop the Earth from rotating on it’s axis and knock it off its’ orbit” then I would be pretty impressed, and admit that this theory does not work 100% of the time. I’d also be very scared, and not worry that you predicted it.

I’m not instigating a discussion here, but I want to constantly reiterate the importance of the future being predictable if we learn to look at the concept itself differently. Let’s continue with the fact that we shouldn’t try to predict things that are not possible. Unless maybe it was your job to predict whether an asteroid will destroy all human life. In that case go for it, I think it would be very valuable to know that we have a scientist doing this as long as the intention was to predict it in order to prevent it, and not just to prove an amateur writer wrong.

In terms of necessities, try to find things that are important to you. Maybe it’s sports. Maybe you’re a die hard fan of X team, X being the name of any team, but I didn’t want to name any because I don’t care to promote any of them. Well try to predict the next time they might win and bet on them. This takes research though. However, if you really really care, and really really work hard at doing your research, you can definitely come out on top or at least within a certain degree of accuracy. If you know that your team (the best team I hope) is going to play the worst team in the NFL on a certain day, you can bet that they will probably win. Right? But be realistic, if your team IS the worst team in the NFL regardless of whether you want to admit it, don’t bet against yourself. If anything you should understand that even if they are the worst team, and you bet against them, it’s like they’re helping you out anyways. You know them so well that you can tell whether they will win or lose.

Now maybe for football fans that’s easy, worst team vs best team. What about pretty evenly matched teams? Well here’s where it gets down to fun. There’s a scene in a movie called “Two for the Money” where the main character predicts the outcome of a football game because he knows that a specific star players dog died. These are the details you need to know. Is one of your stars going

FAWAB IV: “Predicting The Future.”

This blog series will be titled and tagged “FAWAB.”  I was motivated to write a book a few weeks ago.  My only strategy, with no story in mind, was to pick something off a social media site and just write about it.  I decided to write a book about “Predicting the Future.”  I gave up after 8 pages.

Perhaps I may continue it, but I just thought I would upload it to this blog instead, since I wasn’t sure if I would be able to write 50k+ words on how to predict the future.  This series will be in 8 parts since it was 8 pages, and I’m not going to try and edit it.  I think it may perhaps strike some inspiration in someone else who reads this. Without further ado:

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secret and have them “prank” their friend or family member by doing exactly what you did, walking up and taking a bite out of their food. What they say will be different. How they move will be different. How they attack will be different.

If you don’t want to get attacked, let’s try something else. Just interview people. Walk up to 100 random people and ask them whether they would save their mother or you in a life or death situation. I can predict that most people will choose their mothers’ over you. If you get their Facebook information, and just a few more details about their history, you can probably predict which ones would seriously say they would pick you over their mothers, and which ones would say it jokingly. Information is of the essence here.

Here’s another fact. You need to drink water or you will die. Thus, no matter what, we can always count on people needing water. The pattern and point of this first chapter should be visible by now. The whole concept is that there are already many things that are predictable about the future, and that can help us with our own personal predictions. I don’t want to bore you with the many simple facts that you already know about.

CHAPTER III: ONLY NECESSITIES

By now, we hope to have an understanding of how facts, information, and statistics can help us predict the future. We can use all of this data to help us determine much more complex outcomes like when we will have another financial boom or collapse. However, if people are doing their jobs properly, they will seek to prevent any sort of collapse.

Don’t try to go against common sense or things that are proven. If you really want to try and go against the grain, you can feel free to try to predict things that are basically impossible, just so you can say that you predicted it. In reality you may just be guessing, and no one will care unless you back yourself up with hard logic, data, and evidence.

For example, if you are predicting that the sun will not rise tomorrow, just to go against the philosophy of the book, and you are right, no one will really care. By the time you read this book, and