What the F**k did you do today?
I’ve seen on several discussions that people think that we’re just talking on this site, and no action is coming out of it. Quite frankly, we are doing quite a bit of talking (over 200 pages of different discussions), but I’m not sure what anyone else is doing out there in the real world, besides, of course, what I do myself.
So…my question for you today is:
What have you done today that makes this world a better place, or makes you a better person?
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Today I woke up, meditated for 15 mins, didn’t have time for a cold shower so I left the apartment and listened to a Joe Rogan podcast (just started it but I def recommend it!) on the drive to work; designed a part for an airplane brake using AutoCAD; learned a crap load about Iran, Syria, Israel and current world events so I can get facts strait and become more politically knowledgeable and maybe one day politically active; listened to podcast on way back from work; attempted to talk to my upstairs neighbor who has sent noise complaints about my apartment but no one was home; hit up the gym and did leg presses and leg extensions; cooked up a quick and healthy dinner (turkey breast, brocolli, cauliflower, and seasonings); then watched a Beautiful Mind (great movie!). Pretty solid day, and I plan for another one tomorrow–high existence baby, nothing less!
Today I offered to help someone get down at the right station and I called my mother and I told her for the first time that I am very grateful for raising me and that she has done a really good job because I like who I am right now and it’s thanks to her (she started crying and said that my words touched her deeply).
Tomorrow I’m trying to bring more good into this world. I promise.
Learned about the United States Healthcare system in class. Picked holes in current and future policies.
Worked 8 hours – fixing peoples phones and computers.
Now writing a paper about Africa pre/post colonialism.
…..interesting typing this up. I thought my day was boring – now I think it sounds kindof bad ass. Thanks!
I sleep the whole day and work during the night, while checking HE. It’s usually a complicated writing that has nothing to do with philosophy and it’s so fucking weird that I’m not sure I’m going to share everything I’ve written. Some things are usually better kept secret. Now, I don’t think that making the world a better place is convenient, because It’s already a good place to live if you aren’t too needy. So, try to make your place a better world.
I miss making music. I have to study bullshit.
made my “surrogate mother’s” day by visiting her salon, gave a friend advice on money spending habits, educated a friend about autism meditated in a cold shower(about to do so) made my english professor laugh, asked my algebra professor how he was doing, for the first time this semester (nobody had done so)
today was a good day
EDIT: and I also gained an appreciation for another culture’s take on our music
Donated a loan to a third-world entrepreneur! Check out Kiva.org, its pretty awesome. Instead of giving away $25 and never seeing it again, you get to re-lend it to someone else after the first person pays you back.
Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.
Made another cube, started my next project (did the lathe work), went to my friends house, sat on the computer, updated my Instructable. Now its bedtime, and more school tomorrow!
This is my Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Turners-Cube-Manual-Machine/
I’m trying to win a contest and get a 3D printer!
@Sasho, “Now, I don’t think that making the world a better place is convenient, because It’s already a good place to live if you aren’t too needy. So, try to make your place a better world.”
this is great. I’m going to remember this.
Woke up hung over with not enough sleep but decided not to let it bother me. Drank some coffee. Cold shower. Drove to work.
Finished “Hunger Games”, really good book. Almost made me cry at least 8 times but I was at work while reading it so I had to hold it back. That’s such a torturous feeling. The worst was when I read the Green Mile at work… Man that was rough. :)
I don’t see why so many people want to try to use HE for something. I like having this place as a place of discussion, not necessarily some sort of call to action.
If you want to do something, do it. If you don’t, don’t. If you need HE to spur you on, you probably didn’t want to do it that much in the first place.
But yeah, I like having HE as a recharge zone while I separately work on my own projects.
Hunger Games is a rip off from Battle Royale (Batoro Royaru), so if you are interested in the original story (which is much better. But I can only compare the movies, since I have not read the book), I advice you to read Battle Royale (original is Japanese).
For me it was a day at University, dinner with friends, cinema with other friends and watching football now.
I am sick so I popped some dayquills and laid in bed. I also went to class where I had a test and clearly my brain is addled today because I completely forgot to answer a bunch of questions and didn’t realize it until I was on my way home. I half wrote them then forgot to finish. Now I am back to laying in bed until tonight when I have to go to a play for my other class. I heard it was really funny which normally would be good but right now I’m thinking I will cough up a lung and die if I laugh. So all in all not a very productive day.
Not that I do things most days. All I do to “change the world” is smile at people a lot. Smiling is super easy and takes no effort, but can still make someone’s day better.
i am lucky this thread is made today, the one day that i did a good amount of stuff. my family and 2 other friend families (:P) went on a picnic to Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Muscat, Oman), i took some pretty pictures, chatted up with literally every person i met today, and facilitated the free flow of awesome vibes of bliss and goodness around me. Yaaay! day after i’m going dolphin watching with mum. and the day after that i’m leaving for Chennai, India.
Went through the whole of HE 3.0 looking for bugs, celebrated the new launch, wrote 500 words on Schiller (philosophers) and freedom/necessity/beauty/duality/spirit/matter. Tomorrow will be Kierkegaard and Hegel (it’s a take home exam I have to hand in on monday). And just got back from 1.5h yoga class. Now making some more food and I am off to bed.
Good night HEthens, sweet lucid dreams!
(first post on the blog here, though I’ve been a lurker for a while)
I’d been in a rut for the past while and so to turn it around I’ve been trying to be as productive as possible.
Went to work, went to class, did some homework, worked out, and browsed this site. Not a bad day, although I’d prefer my average days to be more productive
Havnt done jank today, but last night I brainstormed 2012 notes and chords with my good music buddy. Played lots of wrong notes and then organized the chaos into something resembling melody and form. Jammed on two baby grand pianos with no inhibition. Gotta play those 2012 notes, follow me? HE helps me play 2012 notes.