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“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
– Robin Williams

That is definitely a quote to give someone cause. Robin Williams tragic passing has revealed many of the good and dark qualities of this comedic genius. If you have not had the opportunity to check out any of his stand-up routines, I would highly recommend it.

Asides from being a gifted actor and performer, he had some interesting insights. The quote about “madness” above stuck out for me the most.

To be anything in this world, does it not require a certain amount of madness? Let’s face it, with the world the way that it is now, a little madness may serve one well. I am not talking about doing anything violent, harmful, or destructive.

No, I am talking about doing something outside of one’s comfort zone. We all get stuck in the same rigor morale of the day. Everybody does the same thing day-in and day-out. Life loses in joy and excitement.

Blah. Blah. Blah.

What is the point of living if there is no joy in it? Our lives become so mundane and predictable that we become like robots in an auto factory performing the same function over and over and over.

Is this living?

Hell, no!!!

So, what does one call this spark of creativity or excitement that breaks us out of this continuous cycle? It comes from thinking differently and changing ones’ perspective. It is doing, feeling, thinking something new. It is a feeling of exuberance, new energy or “Madness”.

Throughout history, people have looked upon others who think or act differently as being mad. The question is: “what are these people afraid of?” Is it fear that keeps us from being who we truly should be?

Now, that is not “madness”, that is just sad.

Then it would appear that we should tap into our inner “madness” to become who we truly should be. Here is a new math equation:

Madness = Happiness

Thanks, Robin Williams for such a great insight. Now, I will play with “madness”.


Thursday night’s preseason NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers displayed a new trend in advertising…

The onfield ad!!!

That’s right, as if NFL fans were not already bombarded with terrible ads during game broadcasts, it is about to get worse. The ads were displayed on the field in the Red Zone (area between the 20 yard line and end zone). The ads were for a local Toyota dealership and will only be shown during the preseason.

Still, this could be a harbinger of things to come. Ads, ads, everywhere. So, get your visene ready sports fans because here come the ads…

Red Zone ad

I was checking out Facebook when it just dawned on me… There is a lot of crap out there in the social mediaspehere. First off for full disclosure, I rarely post anything on Facebook. So, you could call me more a Facebook Troll than anything else. The reason why I do not post much is because there are some parts of my life that I would keep private.

Yet, when I see all these people post intimate details about their private lives I am saying WTF to myself. Why would you want to share that info with all the people on Facebook?

Does anybody care about privacy anymore?

The funny thing is that the people who complain the most about how Facebook invades their privacy are the ones who post the most!

Come on, if you are going to preach about privacy do not reveal the most intimate details about your life. Like most people care that you are going to get an alligator tattoo on your ass.

I am kidding about the alligator on the ass but people do post getting tattoos and all kinds of other garbage.

So, there is a lot of crap out there. Next time one complains about privacy on Facebook how about just not posting anything. Then you will be happy that you still have privacy and all the other trolls out there will not be polluted by your crap.

It was a disturbing image the other night from the Team USA basketball team scrimmage from the other night when Paul George broke his leg. The image was so disturbing that ESPN found it necessary to blur out the image of the injury (now that’s some serious stuff). His teammates on Team USA were all visibly shaken by this and as a result Coach Mike Krzyzewski called off the rest of the scrimmage.

There were tweets and prayer offerings from all over for George and his recovery. NFL Hall of Famer, Joe Theismann, who suffered a similar career ending injury offered his prayers.

George’s road to recovery will be a long one but hopefully he will be able to continue with his NBA career.

This reminds one of how quickly life can change in a matter of seconds. We need to keep living life to the fullest and remember what is (are) most important.

Don Charisma

«Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.»

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