NOO: the Novel

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I’m happy to inform my readers about the recent publication of my first english novel: NOO. Inspired by the recent passing of Hurricane Maria over Puerto Rico, the book is available in the following outlets:

PDF: www.gofundme.com/noo-the-novel
Web browser: https://www.wattpad.com/story/126582095-noo

Hope you enjoy it! Don´t forget to share!

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“Piezas” – Artbook

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In october 2015, I published a really innovative artbook called “Piezas”. It mixes the aesthetics of chess with social, literary and philosophical topics. I encourage you all to check out the free preview at: www.ajpiezas.com

P.S. I am planning to publish a unique, short novel online next week. It’s going to be free to read or download. I’ll post more info. regarding the novel later on.

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Post-Freedom

Sometimes by working too much, we forget the things that matter the most

  1. Family & Friends
  2. Mother Nature
  3. The Community

This is my first official “short-film” that I did, with the help of my famiy, for the Possible Future’s Film Contest. Hope you enjoy it!! And if you do, don’t forget to vote for it by clicking the link below.

www.possiblefuturesfilmcontest.com

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Lady Gaga speaks to her Monsters

So? You mistrust me? You are angry with me, you beautiful monsters? Are you afraid that I might betray your secret entirely? Well, then be angry with me! Raise your dangerous green bodies as high as you can! Make a wall between me and the sun – as you do now! Verily,  even now nothing is left of the world but green dusk and green light flashes. Carry on as you please, you pranksters; roar in delight and malice – or dive again, pouring your emeralds into the deepest depths, and cast your endless white manes of foam and spray over them – everything suits me well, for everything suits you so well, and I am so well disposed toward you for everything: how could I think of betraying you! For – heed it well! – I know you and your secret, I know your kind! You and I – are we not of one kind? You and I – do we not have one secret?

(excerpt from Gay Science, Nietzsche 1882)

The secret? – More and more people are lost or empty inside.

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Political Parties: an Unnecessary Evil

Why eliminating political parties is a big step towards a brighter tomorrow.

First off… has there been a democracy without political parties?

Yes, the United States of America (1789 – 1797) During his two terms as President, George Washington didn’t approve the foundation of political parties.

Why? 

Well, the Father of the USA believed that the creation of political parties would inevitably lead to the birth of party interest.

What’s wrong with party interests?

That in the proccess of decision-making, politicians often overlook the interests of the country, in favor of the interests of their own political party. In other words, what used to be:

“Governnment of the people, by the people, for the people”

is now

“Government of the people, by the people, for the party”.

Priorities of a political party

  1. Winning votes.
  2. Working on re-election.
  3. Defending party interests.
  4. Solving the nation’s problem.

So we, as a people, complain. We look all around us and say “Why the #$% aren’t things being done to clean up this financial mess? Later, when we are tired of complaining, we kick back and turn on the TV.

There, a CNN reporter is evaluating the financial crisis: “Well Tom, it looks like the US debt is on the rise and shows no sign of slowing down.”

Then some “expert” comes on and says “Another month goes by, and no real measures are taken to tackle the economic crisis. Both Democrats and Republicans seem unwilling to compromise and take politically incorrect decisions.” We have all heard the term “politically incorrect”…

What does “politically incorrect” mean?

A “politically incorrect” decision, is a decision that is unfavorable for a political party (results in the loss of votes or support).  What is good for the party can be harmful for the country (and vice versa). Thus, important decisions that should be taken NOW – are delayed undefinetly. Because solving the problems of the nation is priority # 4, not priority #1.

In conclusion

The financial crisis will not be solved, until either:

  1. A political party makes a politically incorrect decision. (fat chance)
  2. We eliminate political parties

We, as a people, must ask ourselves:

What is more important:

Protecting our political party?

or

Protecting our nation’s future?

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Capitalism, Anarchism & Existencialism

Oh, the irony!

Adam  Smithfounder of Capitalism

“Man must control and dominate his egoism, a fundamental element so that community life doesn’t turn into a war of everyone agaisn’t everyone.”

Proudhonfounder of modern Anarchism

His most influential book was the Bible – “Eighteen centuries ago, the revolution was called the Gospel”

Kierkegaardfounder of Existencialism

“The faithful don’t adopt a rational stance; they transcend rationality in favor of something more extraordinary: faith”

It’s easy to take concepts out of context.

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How to make lots of $$$?

The million dollar question that is on everyone´s mind, because lets be real, WHO doesn´t want to be a millionaire?

I present to you, a simple solution to this very complex question:

Ways to earn money

  1. Fast-lane jobs
  2. Chance/Luck
  3. Work

Fast-lane jobs(Star athletes, Wall Street…) are only available to small portion of us mortal beings. FAST earnings usually induce BIG spending, which in turn leads many star athletes and Wall Street workers in Bankruptcy Alley. (Tyson and company)

Chance/Luck(Inventors, lottery winners, heirs) only a very small portion of inventions are profitable (1%). And most of us aren’t born into rich families. Then again, there always the possibility that Luck will come knocking on your door (Zuckerberg & Facebook)…. or of you winning the lottery. But keep in mind that for every 1 lucky winner, there are 99 unlucky losers.

Work: the least glamorous path to success, but by far, the most secure option available to the average citizen. I will focus my article on this path to success. My advice: keep your door open to Luck, but also work hard, just in case Luck never comes.

A Simple Truth

  • Money ———> Material Power
  • Inner Power ———> Money

So if you want material power but don’t have money, the first step is to work on your inner power. And by inner power, I mean your inner-self.

Whats the answer to achieving Inner Power?

– Scroll down and read the title of the entry below –

That’s right.

It’s that simple.

We have all heard famous quotes like “Knowledge is power” or “Knowledge will set you free”, yet most of us don’t appreciate the LIBERATING POWER behind these quotes. The majority of people choose to wander through life blindly, while holding on to a guide dog named “Themedia”.

Where is “Themedia” leading us, we don’t know. Why is “Themedia” barking, we don’t know. And sadly, most people are content to just be walking.

Another methapor.

Most people are like a pawns on the chessboard. Blindly walking forward, one step at a time. ALL of them, totally dispensable.

My question: why settle for being pawns, when we can be kings?

In Conclusion

Ancient wise men wrote their knowledge into books. These “ancient” books helped future men become wise and create more knowledge. This tradition of passing down knowledge has being going on for more than 3,000 years.

Books used to be very expensive and only available to rich, powerful men. Books are now cheap and available for all to read. Now, if you choose to only read “new” books, then you are only licking the frosting of the Knowledge cake. If you get past the frosting, and start eating THE cake, your Inner Power will grow. You will start to see.

The more Cake you eat, the farther you will see. Better eyesight equals more chances of spotting good opportunities. The more opportunities you spot, the bigger your chances of success. And with success comes money*.

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* Most of the time. If not, at least you will become wise.

Wise men don’t need to be rich, in order to be happy.

And isn’t happiness, what life is really all about? **

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** Or maybe, the Founding Fathers should have wrote

“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Money”

“Life, Slavery and the pursuit of Sex”

“Vice, Liberty and the pursuit of Fame”

“Life, Liberty and the avoidance of Work”

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