Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thoughts Before Christmas

Dear Santa,
Every year we wish for more and more, but what do we really wish for deep down our hearts?
I believe we wish for materialistic affordable things and we never accept the fact that we need something totally different. We need the piece of mind, the quietness and the joy we haven't had the time to feel throughout the year. We need to keep in mind what matters to us and we need to remember that life is all about joy. We need to be happy to be where we are, to go where we have to go, to come where we feel like home. We need to be content with what we get from every day. We need to be with the people we love and those who make us laugh or feel comfortable having around. We need to boost our self esteem to start the new year without any fears. And this is what I believe Christmas should be all about.
So, what scarf did you get this year? 
Oh, you got a watch. How lovely! Now you will remember to be on time to work and you will be stressed again. 
Throw it out or give it away! Go see a person you haven't seen in a long time! You will feel the energy coming back to you.
Christmas is not about Coca-Cola or Made in China. Christmas is about celebrating your freedom, your joy and boosting your self-esteem.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Madness of Apocaliptical Theories

I spent recent days watching tv documentaries treating the situation in which an apocaliptical event would take place. And after judging the situations, I have realised that I can actually get in the car and find water for drinking closer than anyone can think. And not spend my life prepring for the worst. I also realised that you have to stop being afraid in order to live.
So, I thought to put a bigger strike on what i love doing: i love walking and I will keep walking. This gives my body the opportunity to exercise and it will give my mind a chance to get rid of all the fears. If you can walk your way to the destination then you can get up and walk no matter what falls on you. And this walking makes me feel better about myself and it reminds me of the days when. Inhad noncar, when ai would walk from uni to work and then home. It was a crazy time, but definitely better and much more fun.
Keep walking, stop thinking about the inevitable death! It will come obviously one day, but we cannot change anything. We just have to be content with what we have done so far. No matter when the light turns off definitely.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Up on a Sunny Meadow

Up on a meadow I bumped into this lovely construction. It's not a house to live in, but a house to inspire you about the countryside life. And it is so lovely that I wish I could be living in that house and have the lovely choice of two paths coming together at night when I arrive and have the option of two paths splitting every morning when I start a new day. Make a choice every morning, turn out that it was the right one every evening. It's a story in every part of this.
Don't you wish you had a little piece of land and a small house that you wouldn't have to worry about filling with useless furniture and useless boxes? Think about all the things that you use and all the things that you don't use. Most of the stuff you gather in boxes and closets are not used. You only use part of them. And that is why your life gets crowded.
Nature is always reborn and that is how our lives should be. Deal with one day at a time. Write about each day and see what was the good stuff that happened on that day. And make something good everyday to feel better and useful. Otherwise TV even a cat can watch all day.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

School of Independence - starting points

We take time to think very little of our independence and we usually ignore the fact that we could make it into this big world without a sword over our heads. And I have learned that being kept constantly under this terrorising thought that what if tomorrow comes and we won't be able to pay for our food, we will never be free. 
So, why not redesign the whole concept of being independent? 
Here is the city in a quiet, peaceful moment of observation. A view you won't see many times because of the pressure you feel for tomorrow. Still, one day, everything will stop. And then tomorrow will not come for you anymore and you have just missed the many todays you had the opportunity to live. Stop allowing pressure to stay over your head and start thinking beyond the walls of your office. You may notice the flavours are once again a big endeavour. I enjoyed walking in the cold and made sense during this walk of my entire life. I could live without the early traffic, without my car, without tomorrow's worry and just enjoy the beauty of life. And I have met up with people I haven't seen in a long time. And I took time to reconsider my life's strategy. And I decided to make it bigger this time and, more importantly, better. I decided to have my own piece of mind. And that's where I started my first lesson of independence. The piece of mind gives me freedom.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


As Romanians we seem to be obsessed with having our own kids, pets and we are not really willing to adopt. We are used to taking pride in 'what's ours' a little more than it's necessary. We seem to lose the whole idea of individual human beings and seem to reflect upon our kids all the glory we never had. That is the case with animals also. They become the glorious maker of whatever cats and dogs do. 
I believe we should learn that we can make our own glory and not place this responsability on the back of any other being. And then our frustrations may be less, envy shall also diminish and we may take pride in the individual self again.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

the Value and Appreciation

I look at lots of people from former communist countries around us who make it in more democratic countries and I realise there is something rotten in the way we are thinking. We somehow don't give the right to anyone to stand up and say "I am valuable/talented". And it's a little bit crazy because we don't really have very good criticising criteria. We are killing any talent in the bud because someone else can and we didn't have the courage to try it. And it's actually based on our frustrations and our need to be appreciated that we seem to still suffer from. The strangest thing is we are killing our own ideas in the bud and there is no one else's fault we leave our dreams behind. And from this frustration we stand tall and criticise anyone who dares to stand up. Stupid or not, let the public decide the value of one. And the appreciation will come to those who deserve. This is the most important lesson people in human cultural history has learned when coming out of the Middle Ages. And in Romania we were also encouraged to write at the beginning of our writing era. And there was this smart guy who said we first need to create and then judge values. I believe in this. It's a good lesson from history of culture and we should listen to the past if we want to forget about the manipulation and the times when we were guided to like some people. Those are no longer values. We make the values, but we should let them be expressed first and then separate valuable from non-valuable. It happens in a natural way and we just witness the whole process. It's a democratic choice we have to let happen!
Good luck and follow your dream if you have one!

Monday, November 11, 2013

What Keeps the Human Machine Going

Have you noticed how all media players turn themselves off once out of your attention. If you don't push any buttons the computer, the tv or even the phone turns to standby mode without voicing anything. I don't mind it, but  I realised that people seem to behave more in the same direction which I believe it's not exactly healthy. We, as humans, begin to expect less from the people we interact with: turn off the conversation as soon as we are bored with it, we don't say hello or good bye because we get straight to the point or ignore the simple salute of a neighbour. And I realised this as I felt one day I was missing a message from something that was speaking a few hours ago and now the house was in complete quietness. It's a bit scary to think of it this way. However, the tv was on a few hours ago and as I ignored it for a couple of hours, it turned itself off without letting me know. And I realised the simple good bye interaction would make me feel a little bit cared for. I am afraid to admit that the human interaction is what keeps us going. It's not the house, not the land and the objects we possess, but the pure human interaction. That is how we all know we are cared for somehow. That is how we learn to deal with our fears, our hopes and dreams. We need to hear a voice gently speaking to us, crying or screaming from time to time. And this is a little bit the usual we take for granted or suggest we don't need in favour for the technology we use. No matter how boring or how exciting a conversation turns out to be, we love the simple chattering which makes our brains function better than just auditioning some electronic show made for perishability. In a comic way I can say the oil that makes the human machine work is the human interaction in all its joy, boredom or sadness.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Think fast and choose wise

I find it is quite often that people start looking for a better paid jobs and not for building a career and developing their knowledge. I was raised in an uprising society going from comunist to democratic thinking. And we have lost this idea of building a career since the need for money and the urge to buy more in order to be more western. And we are the perfect developing market for the goods coming from the western world which has been a model for us for a long time. I believe this is pretty unhealthy and that is why we come across doctors doing sales and engineers giving up their ideals to sell goods. We are consuming and the jobs are eating us alive instead of us making our lives more beautiful by building our dreams and taking on challenges to find solution to problems. This whole chaotic system is not healthy or long term constructive for a society that's recovering from the communist propaganda where everybody had a job right after finishing high-school, professional school or university, where you had the chance of getting a house once you had a job and where each family was entitled to one car. Remember the fact that we had very little chance to make our plans come true. We were going ahead according to a pattern everyone was respecting. And the times were more romantic, but we need to move on and fight the major changes on the planet: human population is bigger, the globalisation is stealing our national identity and the present economical crises is making competition even bigger. We have to learn to be competitive and to do what we like in order to be happy and to love the job we have chosen. I have discovered many people reach the age of 30 and they are not happy with their jobs, but they don't think of their career as a long term plan. And the good side of it is you don't have to make the plan for the rest of your life, you just have to follow your dreams and the ways will be ahead of you. So, think fast and choose wise...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Silence we speak

I took the chance to dare my mind to analyse the speaking that goes on around me. And I realised that no matter how loud and how much we speak, we don't say what we think, we don't express our feelings, we don't dare to say we care, we hide behind our words, our laughter, our voice and we end up doing useless exercises of speech. I see people using words in stories that make them seem different than they are, I see words used to manipulate, I see words being spoken in humiliation. And I believe we are not worthy of our human condition since we are supposed to sit up straight and deal with our fellows bipeds, not lower our heads, not hide our hearts we learned to speak of, not use our hands to speak or to show our superiority. We are meant to use our voice with the wisdom of our mind. Otherwise I believe we are missing the point of being human.
Stand up straight and tell me what you think, feel, want!