This video went viral about a week ago. Watch & see how this father reacts to his son bringing home bad grades #MyGradesMatter
I finally had the time to my self to relax an complete the first full season of “Money & Violence” all I can say is man this show had me hooked from the jump. I would recommend this to people who enjoyed shows such as The Wire & The Corner this brings the real street aspect into perspective from a daily angle most of young america can relate too.
Im gonna warn you ahead of time this isn’t a masterpiece the filming & acting isn’t perfect this was a lot of the casts first time doing this. The main thing you should be focusing on is the message they are trying to get across and the fact they did this on there own with no funding & promo and it’s gotten to this many people & has even caught buzz with the majors such as HBO & Netflix deals.
I’m looking forward to season 2 & future work from Cloud 9 TV. I loved the scripting the actors all spoke with a lot of intellect & dropped a lot of gems that most people even in different situations could probably relate to. The season ended on a high note alof was going on all the key characters where built up im just watching to see what’s next. Whatever you do just please check this show out email me your opinions or @ me on Twitter @NamesR4Friends I wouldn’t stare anyone in the wrong direction.
this game can be viewed as sort of a life hack. in just 5-minutes you can connect deeply to your subconscious desires, and discover personal truths that may have previously been suppressed. once you learn what each element represents, you can’t unlearn – so this is a one time only test, but is great to pass along nonetheless.
In your mind’s eye imagine a vast desert, and in the midst of the “sea of sand” there is a cube.
The first task is to describe the cube, and explain all of the details of its aesthetic, size, material, and placement in the sand.
There are no right or wrong answers; this is extremely personal to your experience. Don’t rush, and be sure to elaborate on as many key elements that come to you…the more, the better.
The next task is to visualize a ladder. Where is it in relation to the desert and the cube? Describe as many details as possible. What does it look like? Is it big or small? What color is it?
The third step is to imagine a horse in this desert. Describe the horse…its location, and its actions. Is it in motion, or is it still? If it is in motion, where is it going? How does it feel, and what kind of energy is it giving off?
Now, there are flowers present in this scene. Describe the flowers, their colors, quantity, smell, etc. Where are they, in relation to the horse, ladder, cube, and sand?
The final question is to describe a storm that is now happening in the desert. Is it affecting the flowers, horse, ladder, cube or sand? What kind of storm is it, and how does it feel? Is it heading in a certain direction? Is it near, or far?
The cube represents you. The size indicates the ego, the placement shows how grounded you are, and the material conveys your openness. According to Emberton, “The trick here is that when asked to describe a blank, abstract entity – a cube – your imagination will tend to project its own identity onto it.”
The ladder represents your friends. Were your friends close to the cube, or far? Were they leaning up against it, or inside of it? The placement of the ladder indicates the nature of the relationships with those closest to you.
The horse represents your ideal mate. Emberton states, “The type of horse reveals a lot about what you yearn for in a partner. Some people see a steady brown workhorse, others a shining pegasus or unicorn. Make of these people what you will. Is your horse nuzzling your cube affectionately, or taking a bite out of it? Is it far from your cube, or walking away? This can represent a current partner, or an aspirational one, but the results are often a mix of touching and hilarious.”
The flowers represent children. The quantity of flowers reveals how many children you imagine having, and the color/aesthetic nature can indicate how you view their health/future. Their placement reveals your relationship with them.
Finally, the storm represents threat. Emberton elaborates, “This speaks to the current state of the person, and how they perceive risk in their life. Some may see a distant storm, on the lip of the horizon, fading from sight. Others may view themselves in the midst of a thunderous apocalypse, hailstones the size of tennis balls pelting their fragile cube and horse. Chances are those people have some immediate trauma in their life.”
use how often you laugh or even smile as a measurement of how comfortable you are in a situation.
growth is a product of history. innovation is just novelty without memory. every memory is a new construct different from it’s source, a potential for growth itself.
- Power to the People
Play can only happen when people feel in control of their lives. you can’t be a free agent if you’re not free.
- Don’t Borrow Money
financial control=creative control.
by listening to other’s subtle details, ambitions, and desires in their speech you mold their world with your own. mutually beneficial.
- Take field trips
the bandwidth of the world is much greater than that of any device.
design is birthed through research. don’t be ashamed to borrow.
when your at a loss for words, make up something else, just not words.
- Break it, Stretch it, Bend it, Crush it, Crack it, Fold it.
- Explore the other side
trying using technology that’s considered old & outdated. use pen & paper instead of a QWERTY keyboard.
- Coffee breaks, Cab rides, & Green rooms
sometimes growth/inspiration happens outside of where you thought it was intended to. the “waiting room.”
- Avoid fields. Jump fences.
break free of boundaries when it comes to being creative. don’t allow them to have control over what is meant to be a manifold and dynamic process.
The anticipation grew even more after watching this trailor April 10 where are you.
- Repeat Yourself
if you like something, do it again, and again. if you don’t like something, do it again.
- Forge your own Tools
tools amplify our capacities, so even a small tool can make a big difference. even simple tools that are your own can yield new avenues of understanding.
- Stand on Someone’s Shoulders
you’ll go farther being carried on the accomplishments of others, plus it’s a better view ahead.
- Avoid Software
everyone has it.
- Don’t Clean Your Desk
you may find something in the morning you couldn’t see tonight.
- Don’t Enter Award Competitions. You good.
they’re not good for you.
- Read Only Left-Hand Pages
strange i know. Marshall McLuhan did this. cutting the amount of info we take in leaves room for what he called, “our noodle.”
- Make New Words
Expand a lexicon, demand a new way of thinking by doing so. the new thoughts will demand a new form of expression. that expression demands new conditions. 💎
- Think With Your Mind
forgot technology. don’t limit creativity to devices. 💎
innovation in design happens in context. that context is usually some form of cooperatively managed expertise. the myth of a split between “creatives” and “suits” is what Leonard Cohen calls a “charming artifact of the past.”
- Harvest Ideas
ideas need the space to be dynamic & fluid to flourish properly.
- Keep Moving
don’t let the reinforcement you receive for your successes drive you. instead, allow failure & migration to.
- Slow Down
you don’t need to operate according to “standard” time frames.
- Don’t Be Cool
free yourself from the fear of how you’ll be perceived, just go.
- Ask stupid Question’s
assess the answer, not the question. imagine learning as if you were an infant soaking up EVERYTHING they’re exposed to.
there’s always massive creative potential when you combine two different perspectives in any capacity.
leave room for ideas that have yet to present themselves to you clearly. the ideas of others as well.
- Stay Up Late
great things tend to happen when you push past the limits you thought had to stop at in your creative mind.
- Work the Metaphor
look at what things stand for rather than what they actually are.
- Be Careful to take Risks
the work you produce today will help shape your future, so nurture it as such.
The Steve Francis saga just keeps going downhill this is the latest incident at a rap show in Houston.
Here is some new music from Fetty & Remy Boyz. This song pays homage to the big homie Gucci Mane who is currently still incarcerated.
- Allow events to Change You
be willing to grow. growth is different than something that happens to you. you produce & live it yourself.
- Forget about Good.
growth is not necessarily ‘good.’ growth is about exploration, if you stick to only what’s good you’ll never truly grow.
- Process is more than Outcome
when the payoff or outcome drives the process you’ll never break new ground. when the process itself drives the outcome you’ll at least know you’ll actually want to be wherever you end up.
- Love your Experiments
look at the big picture when it comes to trying new things, try to find fun in your failures.
- Go DEEP
the deeper you go into anything the more likely you are to find something of value.
- Capture/Log Accidents
you either win or you Learn something.
use the necessity to produce as an excuse to study, it’ll prove to be beneficial either way.
allow yourself to get lost in your own thoughts as well as the world. lack judgement, postpone criticism.
- Start ANYWHERE
thinking that there’s a set place or way to begin something can be crippling until you let that notion go.
- Everyone is a Leader
whenever/wherever growth happens allow it. follow it when it identifies with you, don’t be afraid to follow someone else’s lead.
Here is some new music by Ransom as he continues to drop good music consistently.