In my relatively short career, I have been what most people consider fairly successful. I am not rich, I do not have a six-figure income, and I am not self-employed. I am self-made though, and I do have a very fulfilling job which I am proud to do. As such, I thought I might take some time to share with you some of my choices throughout life, and how they have affected me, and my career. I should preface this by saying that my ultimate goal is to work for myself, and successfully run a business, preferably some sort of website that people enjoy using. Short of attaining that lofty dream, however, I feel my conventional career path has been a successful one. My goals in career development are independent of my overall life dreams and goals, which I work on in parallel, using my free time. Developing a Career […]
I recently had a conversation with one of my friends about the realm of professional gaming. Now, I don’t think that at this point anyone can argue against the fact that gaming professionally is actually becoming a viable way to make money, however, I often wonder where some people priorities are.
A friend of mine recently wrote a blog post about conformity which has prompted me to do the same. While his post is about conformity in web design, I would like to generalize it a bit more. Conformity is much more than most people think it is. It’s not just emo kids who all wear dark clothes. It’s not just polo shirt wearing middle managers who go home to their comfortable house in their cookie cutter housing developments. It’s not just how everyone on digg has the same political views. No, it’s about not having the ability to formulate your own opinions, lacking the ability to think freely, and being too inhibited to express those thoughts and opinions. Everyone likes to believe they are unique. No one will ever tell you that they are a conformist, after all, conforming is always a bad thing, right? Or is it? Society is […]
Would you agree, or disagree? When I say this, I am not implying that people who do not have blogs never read, or stumble across a blog. This is obviously not the case, since half of the links on Digg, sites like Lifehacker and Gizmodo, among other things, are blogs. What I am suggesting is that, only people who have blogs, like my blog, read other blogs, like my blog. Prior to deciding that I wanted to write, I thought that blogs were one of the stupidest things ever. Who wants to read some assholes opinion on things? After getting bored enough one day, I decided that I wanted to write about some things, and I decided that a blog was the right avenue for it. It was at this point that I began to read other blogs. It wasn’t so much that after having my own blog, my […]
As a long time MMORPG player, I have noticed many things in my days of playing. I find that you only really reflect on these finer points about games, after you have both played, and quit, many of them. What I have noticed most is the behavior of people within the games, their attitudes toward people who have quit the games, and also, their feelings about all other MMO’s, except the one they currently play. If humans are good at rationalization, then MMO players are masters of it.RR