I just saw who I want to be when I grow up–the man whose face is obscured who goes to ‘where it is needed most’ and gives out 100$ bills at ‘thrift stores, laundromats & soup kitchens.’ A Midwestern businessman who gives out $ 100,000 in 100 dollar bills each Christmas season to give hope and love where people are having a hard time. God Bless this man and I hope I can do this kind of thing one day myself.
A call for more irrelevance
My life as I know it has been created by “irrelevant” events.
- When my parents bought me my first home computer, it was irrelevant to my existing hobbies.
- When I took a job in advertising, it was irrelevant to the degree I’d actually obtained.
- And spending a year in Paris studying French was irrelevant to everything that happened before and since, but no less influential.
If I’d stuck with what was relevant, I’d still be playing with a Fisher Price telephone.
Irrelevance powers professional performance
Professionally, some irrelevance is crucial to our performance. A breakthrough approach to, say, social marketing will not come from searching in the same places as everyone else. And yet, our focus is usually on relevance, right?
No Country for Old Men meets Forgiven meets bikers east of LA, south of hell. GO:
Methanol can be a byproduct of the alcohol production process, for example it’s the reason why making and selling moonshine in illegal.
Methanol poisoning, even small amounts, can cause blindness and even death. A 2002 report tells the story of a fire-eater who accidentally ingested methanol-containing alcohol that he used to light his fire-stick, because of a sudden hiccup during a performance. He survived the experience but his vision was permanently damaged. Duthie is lucky to have regained his vision.
Want to Orgasm? Get Your Head in the Game
Your sky-high electric bill, that big meeting at work, last night’s episode of The Kardashians — are you constantly thinking about everything but sex when you’re having sex?
Join the club — research reported in the journal Sexologies points out that many women have difficulty reaching orgasm because of their wandering, distracting thoughts mid-romp. And oftentimes, those thoughts are negative, according to the study’s 191 participants (troubling thoughts included sexual dysfunction, body image issues, even sexual abuse).
If your mind keeps wandering during sex, you may want to make a conscious effort to keep your mind on the prize.