Monday, September 17, 2012

Cultivating the Mind Manifesto

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting. -Henry David Thoreau

I am Martin the author of Cultivating the Mind, and this is my manifesto.

From the words to the sentences, I write to give life to ideas and bring form to the un-formed mind.

I seek to understand and to learn. To listen, first I must clear the mind of opinion. A mind which is cluttered - has no space to learn.

I seek perspectives that add value to life. I’ve learned firsthand, finding someone who communicates the world through sympathetic words helps bring understanding.

Writing helps develop an intimate relationship with the mind and creates a conduit, a channel to give structure to an otherwise chaotic nexus of conscious and unconscious thoughts. I honour those who have come before me, and recognise that we all drink from the same potent source of timeless knowledge — life, only our paths differ.

I share my work to set it free, to amplify its potential. I am the author of words, and this, is my manifesto.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Why is open source important?

Open source brings people's knowledge together for something greater then money and personal glory.

Open source is the true pursuit of equality; information is shared with everyone equally. Why should one person have dominion over a good idea? Too often are people trapped because they lack good information.

A company can be judged good or bad by how they acquired their advantage. Do they withhold information? Is society being taxed by companies with an exclusive ownership of a design.

When intellectual knowledge is shared; collaboration is the product. People start working together creating synergies. This is the power of open source, it creates communities instead of competitors.

People should not be limited by their access to good ideas, they should only be limited by their effort.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

What is the Secret to Happiness.

Some people think they deserve happiness. Wrong. The secret to happiness is learning how to be happy with the life you have.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Why do Teenagers Argue?

Adults easily forget Teenagers are at the age when they are learning to be independent. Feeling safe making mistakes is an integral part of developing trust in oneself.

Rebelling against authority is part of evolving into an individual person. It is the stage in one's life when a young adult learns to make decisions based on personal knowledge; moving from being dependant to independent.