I’m interested in film. art, photography, etc. And so I tend to watch a ton of amateur stuff. The thing that I’ve found to be super important is story. It seems too many people want to be good filmmakers, but they ignore the story. They like their cool panning shots, shaky cam stuff, lighting, etc. But in that jumble they make unrealistic stories that no one connects to, or wants to connect to. Stories are what we connect to. We watch youtube videos with substandard quality, and enjoy it because it’s a good story that we can connect to or want to be part of.
Peace is important. Too many of us aren’t peaceful to be around. We get angry too quickly. We get frustrated. We get discouraged. We are selfish. Not enough peace. This doesn’t mean that we aren’t busy. You can be busy and not be angry, selfish, and discouraged. This is something I need to work on. ^_^ G’night.
I think you can have fun working hard. Doing it with friends helps alot. ^_^ YAY!!!!!
All of us have a very strong intuition in many different areas. We believe we are right, even though we have nothing to base our opinions on except our own personal experiences. And personal experiences are not a great way to determine if we are right. We need to test out our intuitions. One thing I really appreciate about my dad is he is a statistics guy. He tests out many of his intuitions using statistics and studies. And this is really important in our lives. We could be wrong. And that’s why we use a testing of what we think to be right. That’s why studies and statistics are so important, and not television, well placed political words, etc.
Mmm, sorry for the lack of posting. I’ve been fairly busy this week. I’m finishing up an iPhone app that I’m hoping to finish next week that is definitely exciting, especially since this is my first app that I’ve programmed myself. ^_^ And I’m working on a 30 second commercial that is going to take something like 8 hours to shoot. And other stuff. It was a good week, but I’m pretty tired. One thing I’ve noted is that I need sleep in order to do things. I seemed to average 6 hours of sleep per night this week and it’s just not really conducive to thinking well and getting the most done with my time. I know many people say that working long hours is important. But I think most of life is about a balance. Most people don’t work very efficiently who work 16 hours per day, every day. I think the hardest worker can tend to be the smart worker. The one who spends 2 hours focusing extremely well on a problem compared to the guy who spends 8 hours on the problem because he was distracted, or whatever. I’ve fallen in that category a few too many times. So I’ve been working on getting out of that mode.
But now, I tend to be fairly unbalanced and either like to work and ignore everyone and be a grouch or I want to be mister social and not get much done. This is something I’m going to try to work on these next few months. Staying happy and social while at the same time staying focused on the things that need to get done today. Hope you all have a wonderful Subday worshipping God. ^_^
Creativity and creation is what we want to do as human beings. We want to become the world’s best designer, or build Facebook, or build a house, or take the best pictures on Instagram. We want to come out with the new biggest and most creative idea. We want to find that original idea that no one has ever thought of.
But in reality, everything has been discovered and created at one time or another. Nothing is new under the sun. Everything has been based on someone else’s idea or ultimately on God’s creation.
God is the only one who makes things that are original. And that’s why if we go to the source of His creation and His words we will receive the best inspiration for our ideas.
We as humans don’t just create things, we innovate. We need to become good innovators. If we’re always searching for something brand new and outside of God, eventually we will turn out really junky designs because we are trying to avoid the ultimate creator.
P.S. Also, you can check out one of my friends blogs: He designs stuff. ^_^ http://raysuzuki.org/blog/
I’ve spent much of my time in the past muddling through the internet reading articles about the evils of this world. It’s as if news today thrives on the odd and the evil. Yes, there is the occasional story of something good in the world, but it’s typically filled with the trolls of the internet going at it in the comments below.
Philippians 4:8 says “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
At one time, I did enjoy reading the news articles that tended to be very exploiting. But over time I’ve grown to see the emptiness. I much more enjoy talking to a child about how his day went. Listening to the story of how the cat did some hilarious thing. How someone closed a big contract. So much of life is already tough. The long hours working, the constant problems with our cars, relationship difficulties, angry people at Walmart, and many others. Instead of wasting much of our day on these other evils, let’s spend more of our day looking at the beauty of God and His work in our lives and our friends’ lives. Sin is not beautiful, it’s something we have to deal with in our daily lives, not something we sit around admiring on our computer screens. >_<
A few months back I was watching a late night tv show and the host accidentally called the baby in a mother’s womb a baby! o.0 He quickly corrected himself and said fetus. He had to make sure everyone knew it was just a piece of worthless flesh until that magical moment when baby transferred from inside mom to outside of mom. Honestly, it’s moronic. Some people try very hard to save their 7-8 month old precious baby and others kill them. What separated the two children? Nothing. Except one’s mother hated them and the other did not.
Our culture does not want to admit they are addicted to selfishness. They get angry at Casey Anthony for allegedly killing her daughter, but justify themselves in destroying their babies that just haven’t popped out of mom yet. A mom that kills their child when they’re two versus three months old in the womb are both extraordinarily selfish and guilty of the same crime.
When a baby in the womb of a mother is killed, you are destroying those beautiful eyes that would look out at the world in wonder and slowly grow older and eventually look down at their young children and grandchildren someday. The ears that would hear a mother’s tender loving voice, that would hear the birds chirping in the mornings, and the words that would Lord willing be brought to him/her about Christ and His beautiful salvation. The mouth will never say words like “I love you mama.” There will never be a child’s little laugh echoing through your house.
Abortion can’t go on if we want a culture that will survive. It’s training a culture that doesn’t love life. Many theologies I’ve been seeing arise on the internet world are very pessimistic and nihilistic. We’re hardened by the gore we watch on tv, the birth control ads on tv, and the abortions that happen all around us, and we don’t have the soft hearts towards children that we once did.
Thankfully God does provide healing and forgiveness. And that’s why we can look hopefully one day to being able to taste the food on our Lord’s table after we die. But we can’t just stand by and watch children being offered on the altar of selfishness. It’s just like the Mayans who brought their children to be sacrificed, we just serve a different god, ourselves.