The Start Of War

Jun 15th, 2012 | Filed under Opinions and Perspectives, Video

My eleven year old son asked me the other day why wars start. This is obviously a very difficult topic to explain properly, so I decided to over simply it for him as much as I could.

I told him, the usual causes of war are not much different than why we have fights on a school playground. Often one person has something the other person wants, and the instigator feels he has the power to take it from them, sometimes it is a physical object, but sometimes the bully feels threatened by the victim’s perceived power, and feels the need to take their power away, before they become too powerful.

Of course the other key ingredients in wars are a total disregard for the needs of others, or human life in general, and a defiant victim standing up for themselves.

I then used this short video below to show him exactly why wars start. Enjoy !


Eagles – Learn To Be Still – Video and Lyrics

Jun 12th, 2012 | Filed under Eagles, Music, Song Lyrics, Video

This is a fantastic song that I have not heard in a while, about a topic that I have been thinking about quite a bit recently. Most already wealthy people I know, are still trying very very hard to become even more wealthy,  they are never satisfied with what they have, and never will be, because they move their finish line forward as they progress, never allowing themselves to win.

This song’s philosophy seems like an important key to being happy, Enjoy.

 

Learn To Be Still – The Eagles

 

It’s just another day in paradise
As you stumble to your bed
You’d give anything to silence
Those voices ringing in your head
You thought you could find happiness
Just over that green hill
You thought you would be satisfied
But you never will
Learn to be still

We are like sheep without a shepherd
We don’t know how to be alone
So we wander ’round this desert
And wind up following the wrong gods home
But the flock cries out for another
And they keep answering that bell
And one more starry-eyed messiah
Meets a violent farewell
Learn to be still
Learn to be still

Now the flowers in your garden
They don’t smell so sweet
Maybe you’ve forgotten
The heaven lying at your feet

There are so many contradictions
In all these messages we send
(We keep asking)
How do I get out of here
Where do I fit in?
Though the world is torn and shaken
Even if your heart is breakin’
It’s waiting for you to awaken
And someday you will
Learn to be still
Learn to be still

You just keep on runnin’
Keep on runnin’

Stupid Dog On The Beach

May 20th, 2012 | Filed under Video

Some of you may feel I have too many cat, and not enough dog videos here on Chasing Carrots Blog.

Believe it or not, I do actually like dogs, I know a few good dogs around the neighborhood I enjoy petting, and have even owned a dog once. I find dogs to be wonderful empathetic creatures, and hope one day, once I have a house with a decent sized yard, to own one once again.

I would not necessarily like to own the dog in the video below however. Enjoy !

True Confessions of a Video Game Junkie

Mar 27th, 2012 | Filed under Video

Hi, my name is Scott, and I am a video game junkie.

I am not sure exactly when it all started, I seem to have the vague memories of sitting downstairs at a family friend’s house on New Years day, fondly playing Pong at about the age of six for a few hours, but I am not really sure if that would be the beginning of my addiction. Thinking back, I guess my addiction really started once I had a few too many hours alone with an Atari 2600 video game system given to me one wondrous Christmas morning, I played until I had blisters on my fingers, and yet was still determined to play for many painful hours afterwards, I think I was seven.

Like any good junkie, I have given up mass sums of money, easily spending tens of thousands of dollars over the years, if not hundreds of thousands to feed my insatiable need. I have forgone my health by missing many meals and exercise just to play games. I have called in sick to both school, and work just to get to the next level, and at one particularly troubled period of youth, even stole money to get my fix.

Don’t go feeling sorry for me though, have a good look at the poor kids in this next video, and the good people at Columbia House that try to help them. Spread word to your friends about this, post it in your status on whatever social networking sites you are on, and who knows, you might even save a life.

So He Killed Your Dad Shirt

Mar 15th, 2012 | Filed under Shirts
So He Killed Your Dad Shirt

So He Killed Your Dad Shirt - Click Image $19.99 USD

I wish I had missed my trip to the grocery store today, had not wandered towards the magazine racks, or stopped to thumb through “Fowls Of Fortune” magazine. If only I had forgotten my wallet, or lost the book on my way back home, then I couldn’t have responded to the classified advertisement in it’s back pages, and this sinister rendezvous would not be taking place.

My stomach is sick with the realization that I will soon have blood on my hands.

Out of shadows steps a dark figure, his face creased with the memories of the many evil things he employs himself to do. With my envelope of payment, the man in white, is now destined to pay for his deeds.

The large thug speaks, pointing towards a large image of the target, pasted on the white man’s house, “So, He Killed your dad ?”