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Morning Ramblings from a Rabbit

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by rabbitking, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. rabbitking

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    Often times as business men/women in this industry we look at what we consider as the "sheep" and
    think their mind should be expanded or maybe they should enter into this industry. What we fail to realize
    is someone has to sweep the floors, make the coffee, and help you file your taxes.

    Most people have a position in life and we need more qualified workers. Not everyone can be a boss or society
    would not function. If someone is content to be a taxi driver then so be it. One of the greatest tragedies in life is
    when someone is a taxi driver yet their capable and have the desire to be so much more, but the ladder
    of success is absent.

    Those are the select few we should lend a hand too. So to wrap up my ramblings of the morning. If you are a freaking lion
    then don't be in a cage. If people you are looking out to are turtles then thinking inside of the box is just fine. So the next time
    you stare out onto the sea of traffic going to their 9-5 jobs...just remember they have their position and its ultimately up to
    the few of them to stand out and take life by the horns.

    Thoughts or criticisms?
     
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  2. t0mmy

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    Lions don't concern themselves with the affairs of sheep (or turtles) :p ..
     
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    Hmm, what can one do to savage their situations? If the lion wants to be kept in the cage, then we should respect their decisions. If a bold cat wants to act as a lion, then wait for it to suffer ^.^

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    The point is not concern but discern as to who a person is and what capabilities or mind set they actually have. Some people are lions in a cage and showing them a path is good.

    Not everyone is that person and some people do not want to leave a cage for a variety of reasons. The point is about how society works and to understand that freeing ones mind is not always the solution or an option.

    Ah but not everyone is a lion and that is perfectly okay. Again we are just talking about
    the structuring of society, how it functions, and why pointing fingers at those we feel
    are in shackles can be misplaced judgement as long as their happy or in the position they
    feel is necessary. :)
     
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    Although they would shout their disagreement, most people are where they are in life through choice, so don't feel sorry for them.
     
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    Sure sure.. you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink... We gonna have a Zoo up in here by the time this thread ends :D
     
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    Some people just can't see the elephant in the room, and you can't force them to.
    I hear that we're getting an alligator exhibit in the next post. :D
     
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    "One of the greatest tragedies in life are the words - good job".

    Yes, I heard that in the movie Whiplash but that line struck a chord in me.

    Most people have been conditioned to feel a sense of accomplishment, to feel fulfilled when their boss, wife, father, mother, whoever, tells them "good job". Maybe it's just me, but my entire life that phrase has never meant shit to me. It's like someone saying, "great... you didn't fail". It's such a vapid thing to say.

    A phrase that is hard wired to failure and mediocrity.

    And I know anytime I do something, whether designing a new site, an article, anything.... I never tell myself "good job". What I usually say is "good enough for now". It reminds me that the job is never really finished. Always room for improvement. Always a need to come back and improve. Improve yourself. Improve everything.

    For example, something that shocked me the other day. The first successful site I ever made, I would throw all the graphics I didn't use into a scrap folder. And I never actually counted all the graphics I didn't use. But a few days ago I got curious and did. There were 611 different graphics in the folder.

    Then I counted all the images on the site, the ones I actually used... there were 28.

    Doing that math, I told myself 96% of the time, "not a good enough job".

    Granted, not every graphic is unique. Some just have a line change, a color change, a gradient, a border, etc. But what's crazy, the 28 graphics on the site right now... they still irritate me when I look at them.

    It's the same thing when I use to make music. Before I got into marketing. I have over 3000 unfinished music projects (spanning 14 years) and a little over 100 songs that I actually finished. It's pretty crazy. But I have learned how to deal with it for the most part. Like now I just say, "Fuck it! The time it's gonna take to make this 'perfect' I could have completed 1000 other projects". Opportunity costs and all that shit. Not sure if it's relevant to this thread but it's what was on my mind. :)

    -BB
     
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  11. madoctopus

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    This subject goes too far for me to do anything but scratch the surface here.

    No. Someone absolutely does NOT have to sweep the floors or do all the things you imply. We went to the Moon. We built killing machines that cost billions. People invested trillions in killing eachother. In a society as technologised as ours with the bright minds out there, tasks like sweeping the floors exist simply because we don't want to solve them. You don't need a human to do many of the tasks. But a human is many times cheap, his health is cheap, his mind is cheap, his life is cheap. So let's use a human as a vacuum cleaner robot because it's cheaper.

    Bottom line is we don't really give a shit. We know people die in places. We know kids starve to death in various places. We know people have their bodies torn apart. We know all these things. But still we're ignorant and blind enough to support all this. The wold is not like this just like that, it is like this as a result of our actions. I used to think these some great conspiracy on Earth. Now while I think there are many conspiracies at many levels I think that essentially where we are is the result of the ignorance of masses and the ability of some to capitalize on it and keep the masses ignorant, afraid and hating.

    About lions and lambs - some people want to be lambs, have a simple life, a family, just live life at 50mph. Others need adrenaline, push themselves, etc. Some want control over others. Some want to live in their own illusions. And so on... Everybody is different. Also from experience I can tell you that even a lion sometimes needs rest and can even manage to entrap himself into his own-built zoo.

    Humanity does not advance because of politicians, laws, society/masses, common thinking and self-proclaimed experts. Humanity evolves because of some very few that are creators. And their creative power is so insanely high that though they are far fewer, their creations pull the entire humanity from dirt and push it forward. And many times they do ths at great personal cost. And throughout history, most times they have been seen as enemies of humanity because some advertised them as such. Some people believed the Earth is the center of the universe only 400 years ago - that's rougly 6 generations ago. Not because we didn't knew the truth but because some advertised it as such. Knowledge is power and some simply prefer to feed the masses with the illusion of knowledge not with actual knowledge. I think many people, maybe most, are capable of being creators and maybe even awesome. But if they're burried under a ton of dirt of disinformation, propaganda and brain-washing, most won't manage to dig themselves out of it. So you see, there might be many lions out there, but maybe the lions get so tired and hurt that they just turn into sheep along the way.
     
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    This thread has just got 'DEEP' will bookmark and read tomorrow
     
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    The ladder of success is always there. Not absent.
     
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    I am actually sorry I have to disagree with rabbitking.

    A profession and money is not the important thing in life and a men or a women should not be defined by there occupation. Life is not a one way street. If for you having a high paying job is success in life, for someone is having a family, he don't care if he is a taxi driver if he is happy where he is.
    I've known a person who left a high paying job in the IT industry to live in a fucking village, because for him that is a success in life being happy doing what he wants in life.

    My personal definition purpose life is happiness/fulfillment. Not everybody is drawn to the same things.
     
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    I disagree with this because sometimes people are so beaten down that their stamina is gone. They feel helpless and can't get themselves to muster up enough drive to change their situation.
     
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    That's not what he was saying. In essence, he was saying that if you want to be a taxi driver, then that's okay. But if you are a taxi driver who wants to be a pilot and are not doing anything to achieve it, then that's not okay. He is saying to get yourself out of the cage and go be that pilot.
     
  17. rabbitking

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    Overall I get everything you said and find people's need for a pat on the back an issue.
    The thing you learn in life is you have to do the task set before you or the one you created
    to the best of your ability.

    Peoples affections and sentiments while appreciated, should not be the driving force.

    Nice post BB...

    I am going to fundamentally disagree with your post because you missed the point. Through my years of business I have
    employed a large variety of people non-tech related, and when you employ people you start to learn the variety of personalities
    and thought processes people have.

    Take this for example:

    Some employees will work harder and do a much better job if you compliment their work
    and keep their head in the game.

    Other employees could care less and you need to bark at them in order to see production
    rise and for them to care.

    What I would call the failure behind the thought that everyone can be a leader is that you leave absolutely no room for
    the human condition. Could everyone be a superintendent on a construction site? No, why? Because they personally do
    not have the self discipline and thought process to carry it out, thus we create a sweeping job for them because a little
    robot will not climb up stairs and dump wood blocks in a garbage can.

    You give the media and leaders to much credit while providing excuses to the masses. People want to hear the elevator
    to the top is available and that rich business leaders are just "lucky" when actually they were busting their butts off trying
    to make it while the others ate Cheetos and blamed McDonald's for being fat.

    Self accountability is a trait missing from society. Yeah sure physically and mentally a lot of people could be a manager at
    McDonalds, but their not going to give 2 cents of a heck enough to be a manager, therefore they can be thankful as a
    society we create mopping jobs, because without it they would starve.

    PS: Don't think that your average ma and pa shop would love to replace a human worker with an obedient
    automated process using technology. Our current pool of workers are sorry and you have to deal with their
    emotional issues, them wanting to be rich for nothing, and social tax implications.

    Tis the reason a lot of grocery stores are implementing self checkout lanes.

    I like deep thought but I rarely post about it. :)

    Yes it is there but regulation and society tries to stifle it on the regularly basis.

    You did not disagree with me mate and I think you missed what I was trying t say. In our industry I have
    seen countless people (some in this thread) bash the so called "sheep" for only being a taxi driver and what
    they fail to realize is everyone kind of has their position in life unless they want to change it.

    I was actually defending people who did a variety of jobs instead of having their mind so called "expanded"....:)

    Life can smack the hell out of people and that's no doubt. Eventually though we have to get tougher
    than what life dishes out.

    Exactly! All jobs and positions are necessary to a degree. It's just important for the right people to
    be where they should be in life. :)
     
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    Yeah. Personally I never work with 2nd type. But 2nd type is a result. A result of a life of doing things he hates. So of course he won't do a good job for you if he hates being there in the first place. And, though it appears I am contradicting myself, some people come off as complete slackers. They don't give a shit to do a good job. They have a job they need to do and they just waste time on the job or do it without trying to be extraordinary because they really dont give a shit. I think this is what happens when you take a kid - which by definition is creative - and force him into a mold.

    I never said everybody can be a leader. That would be just stupid of me because is totally untrue and obvious. I said many people are lions or start up as lion cubbs. What I ment is every person has great potential and is creative when he's a child. Some more than others obviously. But children are hammered into submission and molds. They must behave and meet certain demands and expectations which rarely comply with the wishes springing from their creativity and awesomeness. Not everybody can be a manager. But somebody could be a lion at doing something he loves if only he wouldnt burn himself out on the way through life.

    I do think the elevator is open to everybody as long as you're willing to pay the price. That being said, the strong/smart has always made use of the weak/stupid. That's a historical fact.

    I agree, and not just self accountability. But that's the model. If for example u have a faily that blames everybody but themselves for failure and bad life, you're more likely to do the same because you asimilate that mentality very early. It can be very hard to escape the family/social thinking patterns even when you are aware of them.

    People resist change. People resist good things if they require change. Is that simple. Using a computer to do something may be very efficient and awesome but some people will be against it if they'd have to learn to use a computer. Even if it was super simple. Most people think like "I don't know X and I'm not good at that sort of things and will never learn such a thing, let me use a shovel" other people think "shovel?! fuck off, let's design a machine that does the job of 10000 men with shovels in 1/10 of the time with twice the precision" and most people think "whatever... we'll see... dunno now".
     
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    Thanks, OP, bless your very special thought! It reminded me of an incident in the past which has changed my life in a big way, ... spiritually, I am sure.

    That day, some 20 years back, I and my best friend were walking towards our office building from the subway station across that building... It was, still is, one of the busiest railway stations in the world, and the rush was tremendous and suffocating! I sweared at the rush and said something like, O why everyone has to go through this rat race, we either walk or are fallen dead and forgotten quickly.... I said something like this. The friend calmly said, "Most of them, almost all, are really part of us, our existance!! We must pray for each of them, collectively, for their welbeing, so God, please bless them!" WOW! He then said, "they need our prayers. They are here around us so that we are able to pray for them!"

    Believe me, I head him saying those hugely meaningful and deeply spiritual words. Huge for me at least! His words really touched my soul! We talked extensively on this later...

    I then began praying, silently in my mind, whenever I saw those "crowds" pulling out of the busy and congested railway platforms, hurrying down the streets, travelling in city buses, or going simply nowhere in particular, some wandering absent-minded, some calculating what to do during the day... but I began taking the opportunity to send a prayer to them, silently of course!:) I still do now, whenever I remember to do so. It makes me feel happy and it relaxes me! I don't know if those 4 little words reach their lives or not, but I like to beileve that they do. It may not help them, but has always helped me in a big way. Always! May be, try it and see the wonderful effect, on your whole being! There are those little special things that we can do for others and more to ourselves, and when we still have all the time, but we don't find the little moments to do so!


    One can just smile at them and silently say something like, "Hi little lambs! Good Morning! Enjoy the great day, be happy and keep smiling!"

    I know that some of you will begin silently doing it soon.

    Enjoy the great day, be happy and keep smiling! :)


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    May be you can help someone, or many of them to get that extra-special boost of mysterious energy to rise levels above, accomplish the tasks, meet their goals, and reach the skies, and be happy... with just a few kind thoughts for them -- won't take much of your time either! :)

    ~:)~

    My little story above may seem out of place here, but as I have only this great forum to visit, daily, I guess I didn't have that many choices either. lol.
     
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