Max J. Carter en The Church of Rock 'N' Roll, Leadership, beBee in English Shaman • The Church of Rock 'N' Roll.org 4/10/2016 · 2 min de lectura · +700

Do something, anything

Do something, anythingI found an incredibly good reason to spend a lot less time online and a lot more time in my community doing something locally to make a global impact.

Every community has centers that need volunteers who desire to be part of healing and growth and as a result making an impact in lives that can make an impact in other lives and it’s exponential.

What’s nice is the place I found to go be part of what’s going on is walking distance and for me that’s an added bonus. As I have been slowly rehabbing my legs my number 1 enemy to my recovery has been the car. I was talking with someone I got to for advice and a view adjustment.

Yeah I have someone I go to.

I feel like a hypocrite when I drive. If I had a bike, I would ride. In my younger years I often forsake the car in favor of a bike. It was when I started losing mobility that I found myself riding less and driving more. One of the things I missed the most over the last few years I have not been able to get around is how active I used to be.

We often run and hide from the guilt we feel for not doing something, anything to make an impact. Some of us let it beat the holy fuck out of us until it motivates us to do something, anything to make that guilt go away and stay there. Some of us dance around it, bobbing and weaving to avoid that sinking feeling our stomach that comes up every time we ignore something we could be doing to be of service to our community and in doing so be of service to own lives.

I find for myself it’s a soul saving experience to go out and give of yourself in your community and the soul you save is your own. I’m at my worst when I feel as though I am not making enough of an impact and feeling as though I could be doing more. It creates a self loathing that can sometimes fuck with my head and the way I express myself. It happens to us all. We are human and it’s how the human works to get better from the human.

We do things behind our backs in front of our faces all the time to set ourselves up for moments we might let fear keep us from.

I had one of those moments recently and I am so happy with myself for my shenanigans that yesterday, gave my life direction it sorely needed as to how I can be of better service to my community. It led me to place where there is always going to be a need for people who give a fuck.

I often put myself in a bubble and ignore the world because I do care and I often find myself wrecking myself in the way I allow it to effect me. I feel powerless to do anything and get myself locked in a cage of pain and rage that keeps me from acting.

That’s not doing anyone any good. While it is important to see what’s going on and allow it to touch your humanity and pain you as it should, that pain is not something to revel in or wrap yourself in. That pain once experienced best serves you by stepping out of it with a pragmatic view.

“What can I actually do?”

Asking yourself this one question is an act of preparation to do something. It opens you to doing instead of talking or in my case writing and then being left with a twisting feeling of guilt that binds you up from the inside and can twist your view of you and the rest.

For some it’s  going to a local Jesus center and volunteering as a server.

For some it’s volunteering at their kids school.

For some it’s spending time moving around and finding different places to be of service.

Do something, anything that gets you out in your community and away from your computer, phone and TV and I guarantee you will thank yourself for the relief from the guilt you are trying to ignore right now.

I’m off to finish preparing for my day at a local community center giving what I got to whoever shows up.

I feel better already knowing that’s my plan to act locally understanding it will make a global impact.

Your life, make your choices and live with them accordingly.

For those of you wondering who is the Life Coach Max goes to?

More to come later after she’s done with me.

My human selfishness.



Max J. Carter 5/10/2016 · #4

That's just it am building my business my way and with this platform I cant's do it my way and I have still found it's pretty useless to post my pieces from my business home site where I am trying to get people and that I am not the only who experiences this issue.

Marketing and branding is behaviorally manipulating people spend money on something that you create a perceived need for to heighten the impulse response and is the definition of evil as you are triggering the pleasure response center and creating an addiction with will and intent.

That is the most vile of all human behavior in my experience looking at the results it has produced in our world to date.

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Deb Helfrich 4/10/2016 · #3

#2 Well, great, indeed, not really, I actually prefer it exactly as it is, and marketing can be evil BUT it isn't inherently so.

As far as the non-native content, I think most non-observant people don't even notice the difference. But since I do, I want it to stay exactly as it is. First of all, I can trust beBee to not have malware. Clicking willy nilly all over the internet doesn't offer the same trust. But once we had a chat, I click through to your site on each buzz that interests me - there is no obstacle preventing me from doing so.

But most importantly, I despise the main aggregator sites. I cannot read huff post or the others from all the things moving around, all the adds, the questionable images. If saving me from having my screen flash in ways that are certain to eventually prove to be harmful to our vision, when we are trying to focus on reading.....

Since my main goals are to meet people, build my own business in a very authentic way, and connect like-mined and like-spirited people - this site is designed perfectly. People really do come first.

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Max J. Carter 4/10/2016 · #2

#1 It's why I still take the time online myself as well @Deb Helfrich. An impact can be made anywhere but it's good to balance it out and spread it around to as many places as you can.

It's why I loathe the Producer feature that allows you to not see anything not produced on beBee. It creates a segregation and "we are better than you so share our stuff and we can ignore what you share" attitude.

It makes it a local only view and the only reason I bother using this shitty publisher is because the message is more important than my personal principles of desiring quality tools to work with that allow for more of an individual representation rather than creating a bunch of mindless drones who all do it the same way.

That's anti human in my book. And it kills the human spirit and drive to shine for who we are as an individual instead of trying to measure up to something someone created.

It's a global representation of the global issues that marketing and branding is being used to destroy the individual and create the clone.

Take that idea and look around locally and see it in schools where they have a mascot that we are supposed to get behind.

Take that idea and apply it to the military to break down and recreate in the way they want you.

The concepts of marketing and branding are the cornerstones of brainwashing.

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Deb Helfrich 4/10/2016 · #1

I have to tell you, @Max Carter, you nailed the quote. I really believe that we need to act locally, while thinking globally. But at the same time, I think it is rather obvious that I take even these 2D conversations as moments worth acting with integrity and completely congruently. I know my commenting style has ripples that I will never be able to track, but it makes me smile and I work hard to keep passing along the goodwill.

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