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Your interesting life

I've realized most people like to bring interesting people down in order to make their less interesting life feel better. I try to remind myself not to row the same way others are paddling in order to be accepted in a group because the laws of the universe should bring you your true friends, allies and collaborators if you are happy leading your life doing interesting things. - RalphE #‎ QuoteoftheDay‬ Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it. Viktor E. Frankl (Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor.)

Giving Back to my Community

I've been enjoying being back in NZ. Where as I got in trouble w/ the law busking in banker-capital London, at home, I am often praised by the public for 'colouring' their day. Two people recently pop into mind. A security guard at a mall thanked me for the 'pleasant music. Music makes the world go around, merry christmas'. That has brought my faith back for the many robots-in-uniform I encountered in London (Police, Council, Security against busking).      Also a girl was listening to me singing in the street, and she started to cry. A bystander (male) asked her if she was ok, she just said it was because of a 'love song' I was singing. I don't know the full story, but I can only imagine what was going on in her world. So I followed up with an upbeat song with silly lyrics, and she started laughing and dancing. This made my day that I made her day for that one moment. I realize there are a lot of people in my community in need over christmas. So

Kudos to the GOOD people in Power

You know what, I tend to whine about corrupt politicians & bankers who ruin the world for everyone else. But I should also highlight the positive that there are some GOOD people in power that actually care about humanity. The UN is for example against the whole American NSA spygrid - kudos to UN - Hon. Helen Clarke (NZ) really chose well to progress with the UN. Then there is the NZ Government. After travelling around Europe I can honestly believe and relatively compare, that we ARE one of the least corrupt governments. I'm a huge fan of the MMP system which I believe carries a fair voice to our diverse parties. I also love how supportive our government is in terms of Music and Arts. Music and Arts make the world go round in my opinion. And I am super stoked to receive a healthy radioplay + live performance return this xmas from APRA. I have to thank APRA every time!

Arts & Music are worth fighting for

'We artists & musicians have the right to expect from our profession what others expect from their professions. That through hard work & determination, perspiration & inspiration, we'll have the same fair shot to realize our dreams, answer our callings, support our families. With commitment and respect, for Plan A.' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-morgan/post_6463_b_4461936.html