is ‘Normal’ A Social Control Weapon?

One of the many reasons and justifications are given for why social control via weapons such as the “norm” is needed is to control individual behaviour, as every person in families and society possess different types of attitude, thinking, ideologies and behaviour patterns.  Therefore, the chances of clashing with others are greater. Weapons of social […]

Living As a Unique Individual (A Maverick)

How Should We Live Our Lives? Most people (maybe us) meander through life in a more or less robotic state. As this is a fate that awaits any of us at any time I will use the term us. Little that is done contributes to a general purpose of existence but instead is done in […]

Fancy That! – Life is Mental After All

1 – We are Born Brainless Nobodies – To our minds, we come into being as material beings explained as being due to physical stuff such as biology and classical physics. Much time is spent trying to explain how we are something as opposed to nothing or even why there is anything as opposed to […]

Gary’s Thoughts on the God Issue

This is the first post in a new category “Insights & Understanding” in which I attempt to simplify the incredibly complicated subject of Reality from my point of view. May your God go with you God – The absolute – The Tao – Universal Consciousness – Source – Mind at Large – The One – […]

Make Life Interesting – Read!

Arguably the greatest character strength to develop is the love of learning (wisdom) – Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or formally; related to the strength of curiosity but goes beyond it to describe the tendency to add systematically to what one knows progressively. For learning lovers – reading […]

How can I lose weight quickly?

A Flexarian approach to weight loss – with the flexibility to fit any lifestyle – this is the key. It is important for future health that weight loss is achieved in the most sensible way. The long term benefits are worth the effort. Having said that it may(is) also be the quickest way to lose […]

**** Your Best Intentions!

How Our Deep Subconscious Mind Likes To Control Our Thoughts And Actions **** your best intentions! This is my subconscious talking when I think I can too easily make conscious choices over and above its control. This blog features an example of my efforts to gain some control over my life. And my subconscious mind […]

Idea Orgies

Absolute truth tends to discourage debate. Once you conclude that the ideas you have inside your head are from God or Nature or Pure Reason, once you think you are hard wired to Absolute Truth so that your views do not simply represent your perspective, then the rest of us are in trouble. John D. […]

Somewhere In Between

“Are we in danger of becoming robots or is it already too late for some?” This is on the subject of human disconnection with nature, the very roots from which we grew. I was walking back home from the gym in the wind and the rain, feeling glad to be living. My blood pumping and […]

Great(er) Expectations

TOTALITY – Why it makes sense to expect so much more from your chosen fitness pursuit What do you expect from your chosen fitness pursuit? In all probability most will answer something like – improved moods, fitness, physique and health or variations across these themes – and this is a good enough return but what […]

Why Lift Weights – Bodybuilding?

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau poet and philosopher Why Lift Weights – Bodybuilding? You may be reading this and thinking that exact question. First, let us define bodybuilding for our purposes. Bodybuilding – Any person changing or wishing to change the shape of […]

Please Choose Your Fetish

To begin this blog I feel I have to repeat the answer to the question Why bodybuilding? The reasons for my being pro bodybuilding as a total fitness pursuit. If the first part of this blog feels familiar that’s because it is. In the second part, I give my thoughts on bodybuilding as a fetish […]

Its Okay To Be Different

Walking The Path Less Trodden Growing up it’s always the differences that we fear in ourselves and tend to ridicule in others. We are a cruel species. There seems to be a comfort in being exactly like everyone else or being different in a conformist way such as punks, goths, teddy boys etc. etc. It […]

Why Walk?

Walking Is A Blessing Not A Curse – Make It Part Of Your Life I was about to leave for my roughly 2.5-mile walk to the gym when my sister who was leaving after a fleeting visit good-heartedly offered to take me in her car. There was a confused look on her face as I […]

Different For Girls?

Don’t allow gender specific bullshit falsehoods to keep you from the best exercise choice you could ever make. Should the way women exercise be radically different to the way men exercise? In my opinion there should be no such thing as gender appropriate exercise as there are no relevant differences that would affect exercise and […]

“Government, Schools And Marriage serve the same social function as a prison and mental institutions- to define, classify, control, and regulate people.”

“This ready-made character of life comes from what Foucault calls disciplinary power or govern-mentality …As I pass through all of the institutions of (schools, workplaces, households, government agencies, doctors’ offices, entertainment venues etc that give form to my life, I find myself caught up in an intricate web of compulsion and choice, desire and necessity, […]