So, although this is not the first thing I am writing, I feel like it should precede anything else. Why did I make this website? You can read the about section, or the FAQs, but those only give you the general information, not the true driving forces behind its creation.
- Umphrey’s Mcgee – Hajimemashite
It’s time for a change.
Something is wrong. People are unhappy. We feel cheated. Some have worked for 30 years and still don’t know what they want to do with their life. Others are entering the beginning stages of that long road asking themselves “Now what am I supposed to do?” The future looks dark. Bad economies; high rates of crime and corruption; we are presented with concerning ideas at every turn.
I was raised being taught how to be part of a system that is clearly failing. One riddled with hierarchies and rigid processes, yet lacking in morality and compassion. I passed with flying colors but never for one second agreed with its principles or wanted to be part of it. How could this be?
Looking for answers to these questions is the driving force. Truly educating oneself in different areas can help shine light past the darkness and help one realize hope for the future. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are answers and solutions available.
Which finally leads into the creation of this website. Being a huge video game and computer nerd, I couldn’t resist the internet ;) Throughout years of playing games and IMing my friends on AOL, I slowly realized what a great resource it was! Then, I started to read. Whoa! Me??? READ??? I had only been forced to read things my entire life. I avoided all possible reading assignments in school. I didn’t even know I could enjoy reading!
So this driving force had me reading, and I feel obligated to share. I’ve compiled a list of some of the most interesting things I’ve found in the GEMS section. They’re split into categories for health, social and legal, technology, spiritual, and general knowledge libraries. I also write this blog to share my thoughts, websites, and tidbits that are more fleeting than the gems.
So, I hope that you find something inspirational here of your own volition. We were put on earth to lead an existence full of obstacles and challenges so that we can grow as physical and spiritual beings. An existence filled with frustration does not have to be part of the that :-)