Information_Age_Quote_1_0Peace,

As I delve ever more deeply into the science of everything in life, I continue to arrive at startling revelations.  Everything we know, we learned from someone else.  Despite the perilous state of the teacher student relationship where the need for it to flourish is most pronounced, even the most stereotypical destroy powers are learning something, from someone, somewhere.  Living without learning via interaction with those in the know, tows the line of the impossible.  A tempting point of rebuttal might be that experience is the best teacher, to which I would retort by asking how many experiences we actually have which don’t involve others in some capacity?  I would dare to estimate, very few, if any.  At one point in my life, I thought that learned individuals were simply the most knowledgeable among us.  After a few years of living mathematics, I now realize how narrow in scope this idea truly was.  Knowledge understanding points us to Master in the Supreme Alphabet.  Masters are not born, but rather made.  Making involves a process, the recipe for which includes three basic elements: determination of what is to be made, the act of making, and the resulting byproduct.  In other words, there must be knowledge and wisdom in order to arrive at knowledge understanding (12 before 13…).  One must know what he or she desires to excel at, undergo the study and training required, and then maintain and expand the achieved excellence in order to keep up with his or her contemporaries at the master level, as well as a world which is in constant flux.  This “flux” of which I speak manifests on both the micro and macro levels of our existence.  Its tempestuous nature is most vividly captured in the activity of the mind.  Whether you realize it or not, your mind is virtually never at rest.  It cycles through a volatile mixture of ideas, dreams, flashbacks, fantasies, and nightmares among other things.  The mental pendulum runs the gamete between confidence and doubt, tranquility and chaos, and a myriad of other figurative  “tugs of war” between poles of spectrum.  The question is, how do we get a handle on all of the above in order to manage the madness in a manner that is constructive.   As a strong advocate of the “reduce complexity to increase effectiveness” approach to mind elevation, I tend to latch on to sound foundational principles with which I can create formulas.  The one with which I am currently tinkering is one we can refer to as T.L.T. (thinking, learning, and teaching).

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The supreme mathematical basis of the formula involves viewing thinking as the knowledge component (as in “doing the knowledge”), learning as the wisdom piece, and teaching as the understanding element.  The key is that they are all perpetually taking place although not simultaneously.  Depending upon the undertaking in question, I can periodically fixate on one phase as necessary, although neither of the other two truly ever come to a complete stop.  120 contains a phrase in both the knowledge and knowledge equality degrees of the 1-40 which perfectly encapsulates the concept…“all wise.”  I’m of the opinion that this phrase is one that doesn’t nearly receive its just due.  The science therein involves operating according to what is known, or to be known, at every waking moment.  It speaks to the sublime recognition that as we think, and our thoughts lead us to do, the clarity that we arrive at must be shared with others.  The sequence cyclically folds in on itself, and growth ensues.  The degree to which the collective mind advances is directly proportionate to the amount of interaction between its constituent parts.  The more I think, learn, and teach the greater and more influential is my reach.  This is the most transcendental dimension of the thought.  Through performance of our duty to self our duty to “all” is done.  We don’t strive to advance in anything to be better than others, for this creates distance between us.  Conversely, we chase greatness in order to usher forth contagion of it!

The most critical variable in the formula, by far, is the learning.  The reason being that we literally, have to learn how to learn, as well as how to think and teach!  Perhaps you are taken aback by this assertion.  It is of no matter, for the accuracy of the statement is impregnable.  Sure, we can all scratch either of the three figurative surfaces, yet we need look no further than our school system to emphatically drive home this point.  We are not taught logic in a formulaic fashion as children.  As a matter of fact, most people may never receive training of the sort even at the university level.  Our schools base their methodology on rote memorization with an emphasis on arriving at perceived “right” answers by any possible means short of cheating.  Multiple generations have fallen victim to this monumental pedagogical failure.  There was a time when an individual had to take up an apprenticeship in order to achieve proficiency in a given discipline.  Through a structured course of study a person became one with the subtleties of a chosen craft until reaching the skill level of a qualified practitioner.  Unfortunately, this day has faded away into the past.  Even when we do undergo courses of study, they tend to be watered down due to our obsession with accelerated returns.  We’ve lost virtually all respect for journey in favor of lust with the destination.   So regardless of how difficult it may be to accept, the bottom line is that as a society, we are gravely deficient in terms of formulaic thinking, learning, and teaching.  Even still, there is no reason to fear, for there is always a chance to recover from this mental death!  The first step is acceptance of your personal responsibility to get your self up to speed.  This is your job, and your job alone.  Sadly, a good number of the most skilled individuals in any field are not willing to go out of their way to share what they know.  The world is competitive, and the spirit of the day is to preserve all advantages for self and step on throats to get ahead, if you must.  If you are incapable of absorbing information independently you will not surpass the curve.  The process begins with intense self analysis, which will yield detailed self knowledge.  What are my major areas of weakness?  What should I have learned that I was never taught, yet still to this day desperately need to know?  These are the kinds of questions you should be posing to your self.  As you begin to stockpile answers and think through an approach to bridge the gap you transition into the work, which takes the form of study and application of obtained information.  As a rhythm develops, you then move into the teaching phase in which you share what you’ve learned with anyone who is willing to absorb it and benefit from it.  We’re in the midst of an explosive purveyance of information within which we can access any branch of knowledge we wish to explore.  Our lives are nothing short of incremental gifts of time during which we can take advantage…let’s not waste the opportunity.

Peace.

Preme

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Peace,

Imagine if the universe had a conceptual “most wanted” list.  Ponder that thought for a moment, then ask yourself what would rest at its summit.  In my opinion, it would be truth hands down.  Regardless of the cipher in question, everybody is in hot pursuit of its wisdom and the actual forces that power it.  People in relationships want to know if they’re sleeping with a cheater or a loyal companion.  Parents are curious about what their children are really looking up on the web.  Those of us with acute metaphysical sensibilities wish to uncover the meaning of life and discover why we’re here and “what does it all mean?”.  Our societal lexicon is wrought with phrases beginning with the word “real” which is contextually equivalent to “true.”  There’s “real hip-hop”, “real talk”, “real niggaz”, “real talent”…the list goes on and on.  Essentially, when we engage in all of this talk about what’s real, the objective is to differentiate that which is legitimate or genuine, from anything that’s fake so to speak.  An audio book that I drew up recently stated that the truth is hidden behind two things…secrecy and complexity.  I’ve been meditating on this idea ever since.  I think what fascinated me about the statement is that it’s concise and accurate.  For me, those two characteristics translate to practical applicability.

The born degree in the 1-40 indicates that the devil conceals the true and living God from the 85% thereby making slaves out of them by keeping them worshiping something he knows they cannot see, which is invisible.  In so doing he is effectively employing a diversionary tactic.  When you redirect someone’s focus from the truth in order to keep them from accessing it you are keeping a secret and preserving the best part of the information for self.  The lack of desire or willingness to share it constitutes selfishness of the highest order.  The value of the information is self evident based on the fact that it’s beneficial, which makes it worth keeping close to the vest if you don’t deal in equality.  When you are unfamiliar with the truth, it lacks allure because you don’t recognize it and are therefore incapable of fully appreciating the impact it can have on your life.  Complicating matters even further, is the probability that you’ve been led so far in the wrong direction, you’ve come to perceive an extreme falsehood as the truth based on intense indoctrination relative to a given system of dogma, or gross misinterpretations of life experiences.  It seems only natural that all of the above would explain why secrets magnetize us so.  It’s as if we innately know that if someone has the determined idea to keep something from us, it’s often because the information can be useful.

In concert with secrecy, complexity can often be found at work.  The most effective ruse tends to be shrouded in layers of nuance which throw the average person off the scent of the inherent deceit.  We usually see this manifested in the use of nebulous language, and the evasive dispositions of those who wield esoteric knowledge.  When pressed, such individuals may take a rather self-righteous and critical tone when telling you how much you don’t know while making virtually no knowledge born in turn.  Our actual facts show and prove that what we see holds far more weight than what we hear in that while sound travels at a rate of 1,120 ft./second, light travels at a rate of 186,000 miles/sec.  This tells us that we should constantly look as deeply as possible into anything that we “hear” in order to “see” if it’s valid.  The key point of emphasis is the degree to which this is a personal journey.  Every day that we live as an investigative scientist hot on the trail of truth we can only get closer.  Keep digging!

Peace.

Preme

The Greatness Constitution…

Posted: April 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

Peace,

One of the aspects of writing I find to be most intriguing is the act of critiquing my own work.  When I re-trace the steps I’ve taken through the blogoshpere, I strive to do so with the utmost objectivity relative to my appraisal of each piece.    I suppose that among the elements of my expression over which I lament most is the pessimistic tone that I’m prone to take.  Although it would be disingenuous for me to thrust synthetic optimism upon the reader, simply  for the sake of reppin’ the “glass is half full club,” I still think that, at times, I tread uncomfortably close to the line between realism and pessimism.  As such, I think it’s only right to build on one of the life dynamics through which I manage to find hope.  When human potential is systematically harnessed for the express purpose of achievement within a given cipher, greatness is manifested.  The existence of extraordinary people shows and proves that the next titan of our civilization is always on his or her way, and will surface in his or her own good time.

Personally, I’m rather judicious when it comes to viewing someone as great.  In order to live up to such a description, a person needs to positively impact the world through sustained excellence in a given field to a degree that very few others, if any ever have.  When such a body of work is compiled, a variety of qualities coalesce breeding a formula for ultimate success.  Generally, over the course of a person’s life or career they will encounter numerous setbacks, moments of doubt, and failures along the way.  What differentiates great people from underachievers is the response that such tribulations elicit from them.  While the average person would fold under pressure, the great ones rise up and find a way to get the job done by tapping into the concentrated potency of human will.  Such individuals are able to consistently triumph in the face of adversity do to their inertial confidence in their ability to do so.  The confidence emerges from recognition of the nexus between cognitive fortitude and the effort expended to elevate it.  Simply put, the battle tested are prepared to overcome.  Unfortunately, we live in a society that views greatness through a rather jaded scope.    Even more distressing is the fact that we’ve historically reserved space within said pantheon for individuals who made their names via war and destruction.  This is a glaring illustration of the base level narcissism that  lies within us all, and is more pronounced in some.  Only in the devil’s civilization could a person be praised for his or her ability to subjugate others.  I find this notion to be so repulsive that I intentionally added an ethical component to my definition of greatness.  As far as I’m concerned one must be just and true in order to fit the bill.

I think the most common denominator among the vanguard of achievers is a strong work ethic.  There’s simply no way to circumvent the due diligence required to accomplish anything major.  Work tempers an individual psychologically and emotionally for the journey toward completion of a monumental undertaking.  However, before even attempting something that seems virtually impossible one must have the ability to visualize.  This involves taking an idea and seeing it come to fruition in the mind prior to is actualization.  Once the end result takes shape in the mind of a driven individual it becomes a possibility.  That possibility is the fulcrum which supports the leveraging of whatever resources are necessary for translation into reality.  Contrary to popular belief, every master of this process is not famous.  Furthermore, fame is not a pre-requisite for the greatness constitution.  The achievements themselves are what count rather than the attention that they garner.

Among the great tragedies of the present day is the fact that we do an abominable job of arming our youth with the basic skills necessary to scratch the surface of greatness.  We don’t familiarize them with the idea of trial and error so they grow up afraid to try anything new.  Additionally, instead of allowing them to fail and reap the benefit of having done so by extracting the lessons embedded in the experience, we tell them they did great and that it’s ok, even when they were lousy and laid an egg.  This plants seeds of mediocrity in their minds which grow into patterns of weak effort and unfulfilled dreams.  At some point along the way holding children to standards and demanding that they do their best became synonymous with fanaticism and virtual abuse.  We’ve gotten to the point where we just shrug our shoulders and say “oh well, maybe he/she is just not that talented…”  Fortunately, everyone doesn’t operate according to this trend.  There are still parents who dare to push their children to constantly strive for excellence, and manifest the wisdom to put them in position to do so.  Such individuals possess the supreme foresight which impels them to make the sacrifice necessary to enroll their children in the best schools regardless of the cost.  They muster the energy to support their involvement in constructive extra-curricular activities that build character and teach life lessons while also offering opportunities to have fun.  The fact is there are legitimately great people stationed across the globe who show and prove everyday that all is not lost.  They are dedicated teachers, coaches, mentors, and family members who refuse to let the next history maker falter.  I send a shout of sincere love and peace to these chosen individuals for making our world go around.  I’ve been lucky enough to be influenced by some of you and if there were no you, there definitely would be no me…

Peace.

Preme

Supreme Idiosyncrasies…

Posted: February 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

Peace,

Next week, on the knowledge knowledge day, I will officially begin my 37th year of love I father equality.  Since I obtained knowledge of self, I’ve developed the habit of drawing up my new physical degree each time I approach one.  Said degree in the knowledge to culture cipher states that “Allah is the God of the Earth and the heavens above, he is just and true and there is no unrighteousness in him.  He is not unseen, but is seen and heard everywhere, for he is the all eye seeing…”  Any acting practitioner of knowledge wisdom cipher will tell you that one of the most captivating aspects of the lessons is the rich depth of the words through which they were manifested.  When said eloquence is coupled with Allah’s mathematics, the resulting combination is nothing short of sublime.  As I draw up that segment of the understanding god degree, I see myself on a mission to increase the level of synergy between my body and mind.  I’m inclined to point inward and deal with “seen and heard everywhere” in terms of self.  I don’t want there to be any angle of my inner square with which I’m unfamiliar.  In order for me to be the “all eye seeing” my third needs to touch every nook and cranny of my being self cipher I can merge my knowledge of self with my wisdom of self and truly understand the god that I am.  The aforementioned insight lends itself to the foresight required for me to elevate and develop into the god I’m striving to become.

As I peel back the layers of my persona, I’m overcome with curiosity and wonder relative to some of the things I do which appear to be inexplicable as of the date of this writing.  These unknowns reside in the dominion of my subconscious mind and correlate to the undiscovered “whys” which represent the answers to which I have yet to calculate my way.  When you really start to analyze yourself you come face to face with some rather odd tendencies.  For example, my queen will tell you that for some reason, when we get in the born equality divine, while she faces the wall (which is where the head board would be if we had one) I lay the opposite way facing the true victory.  I start my rest in this position and then at about the wisdom or understanding hour in the Allah master, I wake up, reverse polarity, and join her on the other end until it’s time for me to wake up and start the day.  Here’s another one…I like doors closed.  Self cipher even if I’m at the kingdom by myself, if I’m in the bedroom, I have the door closed.  The same goes for the bathroom.  The average person would relish the opportunity to drop “bombs over Baghdad” with the door open, but not Preme.  I need that door shut!   When I’m indoors, I like my shoes off.  I’m naturally a hot person, self cipher slippin’ my shoes off is a tried and true means by which I can regulate my temperature.  Don’t get it twisted, my socks are always right and exact and my feet don’t stink.  If that wasn’t actual fact my queen would be on me like coupon clippers on sales :-D.  Oh, this is a big one…I don’t like my build jewel involvin’ no loud ass colors or a bunch of dumb ass writing and patterns on it.  I ain’t no fuckin’ rubix cube!  My gear mirrors the human families of the planet Earth in that regard except for a little blue, green, and gray here or there.  Solid colors easily have the most magnetic with me, that extravagant shit is not congruent with my current of allah I rule.  My face is a canvass upon which life paints indicative pictures so if you expect to see the God with a perfectly trimmed beard and a crisp linin’ every divine allah why as Bernie Mac would say, “you fresh outta luck fuckin’ wit me!”  A lot of times I don’t feel like wrestlin’ with that shit, and honestly, I appreciate a bit of wildness in that aspect of my appearance.  I ain’t no rule & born singer so get that Al B. Sure/Christopher Williams shit outta here.  Hell, if my shit didn’t look rough sometimes, then the instances in which I manifest refinement wouldn’t be nearly as appreciable.

As you can see, I’m an odd-ball of the highest order in many respects.  I couldn’t adequately explain these elements of who I am to you if I tried and the beauty of that is far from lost on me.  My knowledge degree asks “Who is the original man?”  In response I put it out there, not so much because I’m “E-Hollywoood Story” interesting.  I’m far from it actually.  I do so because in being cipher king with who I am all the way down to my most puzzling quirks, I want others to reach the same level of self acceptance.  When you learn to appreciate that which makes you unique you increase the probability of others doing so as well.  That’s what being 5% is all about.  Truthfully, people who are too rigid and uptight make me uncomfortable.  I don’t give a fuck how long you had knowledge, been a vegan, or how many consecutive years you’ve been to Show and Prove, you’re still a human being.  As such, you have about the same proportionate amount of refinement to deal with as everybody else.  I don’t want people to think I’m always strivin’ to assume this cognitive lotus position from which I “bestow” upon you some divine “straight from an ancient scroll” sounding wisdom which I expect you to immediately apply to your life in order to refine yourself.  Emphatically now cipher!  That’s not how I get down.  I embrace the commonality that links us in this roller-coaster ride we call life as we endeavor to navigate it.  What I’m doing is sharing with you my perspective, from my experience.  You’re perfectly free to accept it or reject it.  As long as I manage to convey it in an honest and genuine fashion which is true to the form of self I’m satisfied.  Lastly, today is the wisdom day of the vegetarian chapter of my Koran.  I’m done with meat word is bond!  The God Original Mathematics put me on to this documentary called “Vegucated” (it’s on Netflix so do the knowledge if you’re interested) and that straw cracked the camel’s vertebrae irreparably.  I’m done!   This was far from a rash decision.  I’ve thought it over for years, months, and days.  I even went so far as to declare that I’d convert no later than my 40th born day.  However, it had been weighing on my mind heavily over the last few months and I’m the type of person that responds to jolts of impetuous energy.  That reinforcement of my lack of need for meat gave me the last nudge I needed.  All praise is due to the God for makin’ knowledge born on twitter.  Who said you can’t learn something via word of thumb…?

Peace.

Preme

Peace,

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been unnerved by the degree to which toxicity and conflict disrupt harmony among people.  Although this is an evil that I’ve become necessarily accustomed to, and therefore adept at dealing with (at least circumstantially) it still leaves me perplexed.  People get a big knee slappin’ laugh when they hear Rodney King’s famous quote,  “Can’t we all just get along?”  Honestly, aside from the fact that I get the joke, I think he was on to something profound.  When I mull over that question, I’m inclined to optimistically proclaim that we “can” all get along.  However, I’m not so sure how willing I am to handcuff myself to that position in lieu of the bountiful societal evidence to the contrary.  If we consider what war, treason, greed, and violence, among other less than desirable forces have to say about it, the web becomes all the more tangled.  I think one of the keys to this epidemic of deficient human interaction finds its roots in a lack of social intelligence.  Simply put, this concept speaks to the ability of people to understand and deal with, well…people.  Here’s an easy way to determine how much you could stand to elevate in said area.  If you have more known enemies than you can count on one hand, excluding your thumb, this might be you.  If you find your self frequently being transgressed against by people you allowed to get close to you then your eyes should be widening right about now.  Additionally, if you average more than 1 physical fight per year and you’re over the age of 17 then this build should yield value for you (aside: if your occupation requires that you fuck people up on a regular basis, or you participate in a combat sport you get a pass, LOL!).  Rest assured, this is not intended to be a judgmental statement about individuals that fall within the aforementioned groups.  Truthfully, I could have included quite a few more specific segments of the population, but to do so would have bordered on redundancy, which I strive to avoid like the plague.  I think we can all benefit from taking a close look at this phenomenon and uncovering some of its elements, while entertaining ideas of how to thwart it.

One thing we need to firmly establish is that social grace is a skill which must be learned.  While there are certainly people with natural gifts of charisma, sense of humor, and congeniality these individuals only become truly skillful at exhibiting such qualities through practice.  I’m not saying that they stand in the mirror and rehearse their dispositions, I’m simply pointing out that by virtue of continuous engagement of others, in conversation and endeavor, they fluidly enhance their sense of the do’s and don’ts which apply.  Getting along with people is about balancing your perspective on the relationship and an accurate perception of what theirs is.  In my experience, among the most common fatal flaws in a relationship, even those of a casual nature, is that one party only considers what they need and want out of it.  Healthy human interaction is fluid and synonymous to a dance.  It has a rhythm to it, and in order for it to work all parties have to be on beat.  The best way to do so is to periodically think through the mind of the other person and truly consider what they need, what they want, and how they feel.  Just because you may not see a problem that doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t one.  Keep your mind and heart cautiously open and build toward harmony.  As long as the other person is relatively civilized and cares about you then most differences can easily be ironed out.

I would imagine you’re probably thinking, “yeah that shit sound good, but what if the other person is out of their fuckin’ mind?”  I’m glad you asked.  Dealing with people who aren’t civilized is serious business and requires one to button the chin-strap on their thinking cap extra tight.  Such dealings are not always easy because some people have evil intentions along with the skills to actuate them at your expense.  Your grace will manifest itself in your ability to identify these people quickly and deal with them appropriately.  I would suggest studying the vast body of information which exists relative to research on people who are narcissists, sociopaths, suspiciously introverted, detached from their families completely, violent, highly insecure, afraid to commit to anything or anyone, selfish, melodramatic, excessively image conscious, excessively needy, or arrogant.  Mind you, this list is not exhaustive but it’s a decent starter kit for sure.  When we look at people who embody the aforementioned traits, especially a combination of more than two of them, you need to consider them dangerous.  Does this mean that they are serial killers?  No.  Does it mean that they can inflict serious emotional, psychological, or bodily harm on you?  Damn right they can!  Such individuals tend to be shrouded in some measure of enveloping toxicity.  Trust me, that shit is contagious and it will sting you if you allow it to.  These characteristics constitute instability which is synonymous with chaos and therefore antithetical to peace and harmony.  Fortunately, we have an innate ability to detect this type of energy from people.  We usually see it on display in those instances where we get a bad vibe from a person.  That visceral sensation that something’s not quite right about them is one that should not be ignored.  Trust your instincts.

I can’t possibly overstate the importance of psychoanalyzing everyone you encounter and interact with…I mean everyone!!!!! Yeah, ya momma, baby momma, the nigga you buy weed from, all of them muthafuckas need to stay under your microscope.  The reason being that there exists no title or relationship label that definitively prevents people from doing you wrong.  The beautiful thing is, you can do this without the other person knowing about it.  It’s actually none of their business.  You don’t mean any harm, all you’re doing is observing in a calculative mentally present fashion, which is what smart socialites do.  When people talk, listen.  Casually probe them and encourage them to talk.  Typically they’ll give you all of the information you need (and some that you don’t) in order to effectively read them.  People love the sound of their own voices anyway so let em’ live.  Another key point is what I like to call strategic avoidance.  By this I mean maintaining the proper distance between yourself and others and calculating this distance on a case by case basis.  If you don’t feel like being bothered with someone then don’t.  If you don’t feel like talking on the phone with someone, don’t.  There are two reasons for this.  Number one, if the person fits one of the descriptions we listed earlier then they’re the type of person you should steer clear of in order to shield your self from the harm they might bring.  Secondly, even if they don’t fall into such a category, they don’t stand to gain anything by dealing with you when you aren’t up for it.  Face it, we all have our moods and aren’t fit to be bothered with 24hrs a day.  If you know you’re in a funky mood do the rest of the social world a favor and let that current of air subside before you re-enter the sandbox, that way you’re much more likely to play nice :-).

Human beings are very complex creatures and the ways in which we relate are ever-changing.  We are driven by a myriad of different motives, and  feelings.    Further complicating matters is the fact that we aren’t always aware of how these elements impact the way that we act toward one another.  As such, it is imperative that we develop a more organic way of viewing relationships.  Since they are maintained by living, breathing, sentient beings I would contend that so too are our relationships living animated entities.  When we learn to see them in this light we become more inclined to take their health seriously…

Peace.

Preme

Peace,

“Maximized Opportunities + 10,000 hrs. of Hard Work/Practice=Success”

MO+10,000 hrs. hw or p=S

After much procrastination, I finally did the knowledge to Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “Outliers,” which I enjoyed tremendously.  The above stated equation is a condensed representation of what I understood to be the point he was striving to drive home.  Throughout the book, Gladwell highlighted key events from the lives of some of the smartest & most successful individuals in the world, in an effort to dispel the idea that success is something  born out of “good fortune” or luck.  On the contrary, he was able to theoretically show and prove that there was a common thread which bound the journeys of each person.  The connection was a combination of maximized opportunities and at least 10,000 hrs. of practice at their chosen undertaking.  Although it would be foolish to take the 10,000 hr. figure to represent some static “holy grail” increment of time, which constitutes automatic mastery of a given field of study, one would be hard-pressed to discount the notion that Gladwell’s general idea has merit.  We’ve all heard the saying, “practice makes perfect” so that variable of the equation is one with which most would be familiar.  It’s the element of maximized opportunity that I think escapes most of us simply because we don’t give it very much thought.  As I meditated on all of the above, the following story from my Koran came to mind.

When I was in college, I met a lot of interesting people.  If I had to choose one character who stood out from the rest, it would have to be this nigga named Big Leon.  I met him sometime between 1995 and 1996 which would have been my sophomore year.  On face value, one wouldn’t have thought he and I would have very much in common.  For starters he was literally a big dude.  He stood about 6 foot five and weighed about 300 lbs.  On top of that, he was a gang banger and a dope dealer.  I, on the other hand, was a short catholic school educated relative square, comparatively speaking.  I don’t exactly recall how we met although I know we became fast friends.  We both smoked weed, drank, talked shit, and played NBA Live.  Couple that with the fact that we were both from the Chicago area and it becomes apparent how we clicked.  Over the years before we lost touch, we hung out a lot and had a lot of interesting conversations.  Leon’s insights were so hilarious, I would often bait him into conversations on certain subjects just to hear him talk and make me laugh.  Remember, this is a straight up street nigga we’re talking about so he spoke in very direct and blunt terms.  His favorite topic of discussion was “bitches” as this was the default term he used to describe women.   Let him tell it, he was an authority on the subject.  One day Leon said something that I’ll never forget.  He was talkin’ about the whole science of “gettin’ pussy” and he said, “Any real nigga will tell you he done fucked up way more pussy than he done got, straight up!”  Now at first glance, this comes off as one of the most crass, buck-wild statements in the history of male speech.  However, if you can get past the words he used and zero in on the best part of what he said, he was absolutely right.  In his own way, he was saying that men have an uncanny knack for squandering opportunities to gain the favor of a woman, particularly as it relates to the likelihood of being intimate with her.  This is an idea that I’m quite sure you can all bear witness to whether male or female.  Fellas, think about all of the women you tried to get with versus the number you actually sealed the deal with.  Then take it a step further and think about the number of instances in which you failed because of something stupid you said or did.  In a lot of those situations you probably came pretty close but somehow, some way, you managed to fuck it up.  Ladies, I know y’all feel this shit too.  Think about how many times you were all set to give a nigga some and he managed to say or do something so idiotic and off putting he got you out of the mood with a more terrific speed than he got you into it leaving you thinking, “I can’t believe I was about to get naked with his dumb ass!”  So the question is why does this happen?  There are quite a few answers I can think of from my Koran.  I can recall situations where I was too thirsty, and began to press and try too hard.  Since women are intuitive and extremely adept at picking up on such things, that vibe was detectable, she picked up on it and wound up repelled.  There were other times, when I didn’t get any because I didn’t even recognize the opportunity to do so staring me in the face.  Some of these were cases where I thought the queen might dig me but I wasn’t sure, or I thought she was out of my league only to find out down the road, after my window had closed, that she had a thing for me all along.  Lastly, and easily the most demoralizing of them all, is that scenario in which my ego bit me in the ass.  These were times when I was getting obvious rhythm which I allowed to  breed overconfidence.  As a result, I acted funny and took unnecessary risks thinking that I could get it whenever I was ready.  Obviously, I was wrong again.  The sad truth is that most of what men learn about dealing with women comes from trial and error…mostly error.  After we continue to mess things up with them over and over again, we eventually start to get the hang of it.  While this typically takes years of experience and maturity I assert that if we were more determined to get better at an early age, we would probably achieve consistent success sooner.  This would be especially true if we were taught a systematic approach by which we could improve more rapidly.

Ultimately, if we consider the likelihood that we will succeed in a given endeavor, the probability will be skewed based upon how well we take advantage of the opportunities we are afforded and how hard we are willing to work toward the goal in question.  An opportunity is simply a favorable set of circumstances.  These are those moments in life where everything seems to line up just right and when we correspondingly take the proper complementary action we often get what we need or want.  If someone tells you that their company is hiring and that  if you forward them your resume they’ll put in a good word for you, that’s an opportunity for you to get a job.  If you follow through and send the resume over, you increase your chances of the opportunity translating to employment.  However, if you don’t then the window closes and you have officially let it pass you by.  So the first key is the ability to recognize an open door.  The next key is to enter the door before it closes.  The final key is putting in the work necessary to gain the highest potential level of benefit which will often yield additional open doors translating to further potential advancement.  I neglected to mention that opportunities don’t always have to randomly be provided to you by someone else.  You can actually manufacture them yourself.  All you have to do is put your self in position to associate with people who wield power in a cipher within which you wish to advance.  If you manage to gain their favor you are likely to be one of the folks they consider for an opportunity when it arises.  This is based on the fact that powerful people tend to surround themselves with colleagues they are familiar and comfortable with based on experience with them.  At the end of the day, our opening equation speaks for itself…activate it and see what it yields for you.

Peace.

Preme

 

Equality and Its Fathoms of Depth

Posted: November 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Peace,

 

“The defect of equality is that we only desire it with our superiors” [Henry Becque Querelles littéraires]

 

When I received Supreme Mathematics from my enlightener, there were no definitions included.  This was by design, because in order to apply each principle to the swift and changeable currents of life in real-time, one must be able to define them in a multiplicity of ways and draw applicable wisdom and understanding from them, depending upon the situation at hand.  As of late, equality has been weighing heavily on my mind.  This is due, in large part, to the fact that I think its depth is grossly understated making it a rather nebulous concept when it is not given thorough consideration.  The most common error people make in building on equality is viewing it strictly through the lens of quantity.  Further complicating said error, is the fact that the expression of said approach is usually manifested in the form of statements using the quotient of a given number after it’s divided by two.  For example, it is commonplace within relationship discussions for people to reference the amount of effort put forth by each party in terms of the 50/50 ratio.  The idea being that if each party is contributing an equal 50% then the relationship is highly likely to work based on the fact that the two equal contributions cumulate to yield 100%.  This logic infers that the more variance there is in the quantity of each person’s contribution, the less likely the relationship is to work.  This method of relationship analysis is very incomplete and leaves so many questions dying to be answered.  What happens if an unknown arises which impedes the ability of one party to maintain that 50% contribution?  Are they immediately deemed to be incompetent and consequently dismissed, or does the other party pick up the slack until his or her counterpart is able to regain their old form?  And exactly what elements of the cipher does this “50/50” ratio strictly apply to?  Let’s say hypothetically, that I bring 65% of the income into my household and my queen makes up the other 35%, but she does 97% of the cooking and cleaning while I only cover that remaining lowly 3%.  In this scenario is there any equality to be found?  Certainly there is, and it lies in the qualitative value of each contribution, which is set by the individuals managing the cipher in question.  In my example, the queen may be naturally predisposed to dominate the maintenance of the kingdom, even to the point of preference, and if that’s the case, she’s not at all bothered by my lackluster contribution.  On the other side of the spectrum, I may be perfectly fine carrying more financial weight based on an understanding that what the queen brings to the table in other areas easily makes up the difference.  So if both parties are peace with said equation then it effectively borns equality in the form of a functional social arrangement.

 

The quote that I opened with leads us to another dimension of equality.  It essentially exposes a paradoxical quality of the principle in stating that we only seek to be equal with our superiors.  The unspoken element is that as we reach more equal footing with those who are superior in areas such as social status or financial wealth, we are becoming less equal with those who are not so fortunate.  In a capitalist society fortune and misfortune are mutually exclusive.  You can’t have 10% without 85% providing blood for them to suck.  We now encounter some rather serious ethical  questions to ponder.  How do we deal in equality with those who are either inferior or superior relative to different areas of life?  What exactly does it mean to do so?  How do we strike a balance between dealing in equality vs. stooping too low or aiming too high?  The answers to these questions are fluid to say the least, and each individual is the best knower relative to his or her own cipher.  That being said, here’s my take on it.  For me, the simple answer to the first question is to make sure you don’t make those who may have less feel as if they are less than you.  Strive to be empathetic when warranted, and understanding of a person’s condition if it’s brought them wounds which are self-inflicted.  Conversely, in dealing with those who are so-called “superiors” its important to make sure that you let them know they aren’t any better than you regardless of their lot in life.  Additionally, tact is a critical tool of the trade when dealing with such people on a day to day basis.  You have to pick your spots and know when to assert yourself vs. when to remain in a fine mist and just keep quiet.  It’s a foregone conclusion that you will ultimately have to deal with some B.S. from such people because it rolls downhill and they rarely are as adept at taking it as they are at dishing it out.  Social grace is the key to success in said undertaking.  As far as what it means to deal in equality with others, I think its about treating them “right”.  By right I don’t mean blindly kissing their asses or blowing smoke.  I mean projecting toward them the energy that fits the situation, with the default projection being a warm current.  The reality is that sometimes you will be compelled to freeze an individual in order to cool them off and advise them that they’re out of line.  That’s nothing to feel guilty about because they can survive the cold current and get past it based on average human resilience.  Although we tend to be melodramatic, human beings are capable of enduring quite a bit.  Long and short, if a person’s feelings get hurt because they were corrected, they’ll get over it.  Lastly, we strike the balance by looking at each interaction as a knowledge based endeavor.  Deal with people based on what you know about them, and are striving to learn about them.  Usually their wisdom will tell you the best way to go about establishing equality with them.  At the end of the day you’re simply striving to engage them in a way that yields the same level of potential benefit for all parties involved.

 

Peace.

Preme