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You & Me

In advance, please and thank you.

How do you spend your free time?  How many hours on the computer?  How many hours watching television or playing video games?  How many hours watching movies?  How many hours napping because you don’t have something better to do with your time?

I beg of you to spend a small fraction (or more if you’d like) of that time feeding your brain.  If not here, somewhere.  Instead of surfing aimlessly on the web, research something of importance.  Instead of watching TV or playing games, have a meaningful conversation with friends and/or family.   Instead of watching a movie, watch a documentary on real world events.    Instead of taking a nap, go for a walk, a hike, a bike ride.

I beg of you to wake up to the world around you.  I beg of you to think for yourself and stop allowing yourself to be spoon fed by the boob-tube and other mindless pawns around you.  I beg of you take part in this world.

War, famine, pestilence, oppression, violence, hate, poverty, slavery…  I beg of you, it doesn’t have to be like this any more.  😐

14 responses to “You & Me

  1. shamanofsmile November 2, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Nice! Thanks for a beautiful reminder! : )

    Thank you for stopping in and taking the time to leave a wonderful comment. Now there’s nothing to it, but to do it. 😉

    Peter Parkour

  2. monkiss February 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I agree whole-heartedly! It may be naive but it seems like the internet could be the great equalizer where democracy left off. Given the year of the protester.

    Thank you very much, monkiss, for stopping in and for taking the time to comment. 🙂

    Peter Parkour

  3. G February 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I agree whole heartedly in your message here. And we all need to remember that we can interpret our findings differently.

    Thank you, G, for stopping in and for taking the time to comment.

    Peter Parkour

  4. thedailypot March 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I agree with you but I learn alot from TV as well as Life.

    I won’t go so far as to say there isn’t anything to be learned from TV, but there is so much more to be learned outside of TV. Not to mention TV is a passive learning tool at best, because you are limited by what is on and when you are available to watch it. There is a wealth of knowledge out there just waiting to be had, no TV needed.

    Peter Parkour

  5. cfslave March 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I agree with you,well my message to you is almost identical to Gravatar’s. We must wake up to the world and then…step up to the world. It isn’t going to be easy but it is necessary.

    Challenge excepted. 😉

    Peter Parkour

  6. remgilm April 20, 2012 at 7:56 am

    I agree with you! I get most of my news from the radio to & from work and the news paper. Don’t have time for TV work 3rd shift. I’m a nurse. Mornings are at the computer and after noon and evening sleeping on work days.

    Thank you, remgilm. “There’s always room for improvement” is what I always say. 😉

    Peter Parkour

  7. Ed June 8, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Pete, love the site. Good to see where the Zeitgeist movement is headed 8 or 10 years after the fact.

    Much Love from Canada

    Thanks you, Ed. Thank you for stopping in and for taking the time to leave such a heartwarming comment. You’re more than welcome back any time with those words of kindness. 🙂

    Peter Parkour

  8. xlncbhanu November 20, 2012 at 4:37 am

    you are doing a good job…. don’t beg. God Bless!!!!

    Thanks for stopping in, xlncbhanu, and for taking the time to leave a comment. I will keep your words in mind. 🙂

    Peter Parkour

  9. thebeadden January 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for the reminder. I have a tendency to bow out every now and then. It just gets so depressing after a while and I don’t like feeling that way. But you are right, if not now, when? Love your new header btw. Haven’t been around much, so it’s a new one to me. (Watch you tell me it’s been up for ages) 😦

    You saying “it just gets so depressing after a while…” reminds me of the quote:

    “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
    -Ernest Hemingway

    Ignorance may be blissful, but knowing is nowhere near; which remind me of two other quote:

    “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
    -Mahatma Gandhi

    “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”
    -Neil deGrasse Tyson

    In other words, don’t accept things as they are. Be the change you want to see in the world, and share that change with others. I do my best to be the change, buy the change, listen to the change, eat the change, drink the change, watch the change, learn the change, and share the change. It takes a lot of sting out of knowing how bad things are, focusing on the positive, and minimizing the negative.

    As for the headers, some are newer than others, and they constantly rotate randomly, and there are 18 different ones at this time. When they went up and when you become aware of them is relative, and of no real consequence. What matters if that you see them and that you like them. 😉 I’ve been meaning to make more, because I have some great ideas, but never seem to find the time. I manage to keep myself pretty busy. I’m going to have to make the time one of these days.

    Peace, Love & Understanding 🙂

    Peter Parkour

  10. tom March 10, 2013 at 4:48 am

    i cant find anywhere that sells these sort of posters. spread the word

    Proud to be your inspirational post. 😀 Thanks for stopping in, tom, and for taking the time to leave a comment.

    Peter Parkour

  11. Snowflake August 7, 2013 at 8:39 am

    That was the most meaningful post I’ve read on this website. Gives me hope. I hope we can still have the power to start over and fix our lives. Thanks 🙂

    You’re welcome, and thank you, Snowflake, for stopping in and for taking the time to leave a comment.

    Peter Parkour

  12. Rola August 15, 2014 at 4:07 am

    I very much like the idea and the way you put it, I’d also recommend adding techniques of time management, you’re absolutely right, we complain how life is fast paced but we waste most time sticking to the screen. Thank you for sending such a message.

    Thanks for stopping in, Rola, and for taking the time to leave a comment/suggestion. 😉

    Peter Parkour

  13. RK October 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Nice message. Did you design this website yourself?

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