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The ASMR Daily 172
Money, China, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I try not to get discouraged, but sometimes life can be so damn hard! Even little displacements can be enough to throw me into an fit of deep anger, and honestly it’s no way to live. I’ve watched over the years as my parents have been beaten into submission by life, however I refuse to take their same path of complacency, and so I must learn to deal with my frustrations in other ways than shutting down. If they had had guidance about how to live a better life, much like the guidance I get from the internet, I think they would be living better lives. Neither of my parents believe themselves to be living a bad life, and that’s what’s different, is that I do feel like I’m living a bad life. My brain requires a lot of different and varying things to keep me happy, and I’ve grown to realize that almost everything in life required money, and therefore I need money to do the different things I enjoy, such as travel, an imbibe. But money would also allow me to throw out [or give away] this crap computer, even though I am still making payments on it. I know yall hear me talk about this all the time, but being vigilant about your personal economy and financial literacy is not just a gift for yourself, it’s a gift for the people around you. Both of my parents are pretty smart individuals, and I have no idea how the cultural influence of entrepreneurial America escaped them, but now that I’m older and I realize just how easy it would be for them to profit from stepping outside of their comfort zone, I am insulted that neither has ever done such a thing.
All of what I spoke above, came out because I was frustrated about my backspace key. Everyday I write this blog, and everyday I must demonstrate vigilance. I want to be remembered an an individual who wrote how they felt, and I want my writing to be a testament to lifetimes changes, but I don’t want to let my emotions get the best of me. So many of the ideas I have had or will have, I will probably disagree with in my old age. That’s why it’s important I say how I feel, so I can learn in two-fold later; not only will I learn from the memories, I will learn from the things I tried to forget but couldn’t because I blogged about them.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. She died last night from complication of metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87. She was a supreme court justice. Do you remember when Mitch McConnell wouldn’t appoint the supreme court justice Obama wanted after Antonin Scalia died? Well this time around, McConnell has already been vocal that whoever Trump picks as the nominee, McConnell will support him…even though it’s an election year.
If you have money, then that money acts as a lightening rod for politics. America is an amazing place to live, but it’s expensive, and just like all countries it is owned and operated by a bunch of rich people. If you have money, you can pay for them to leave you alone, but if the government knows it can squeeze a lot out of you because you don’t fully understand money…well, then they are going to do that. Governments prove that ultimate team work leads to ultimate solutions.
The final revolution will happen on the internet, after the citizens have enough money to buy their countries back. There will be only one land border after that.
Aussie ASMR Man
I’m not a huge fan of how this guy is chewing gum to create an extra ASMR trigger. Let’s get real though, mouthsounds and mukbang are way more popular than the art of whispering and soft touches. Mukbang is a part of the ASMR Community I understand more everyday, and I have definitely come to realize that mukbang videos get way more views than other ASMR. Somehow I think it’s because people in Asia have more time to hangout and watch YouTube. Obviously Asia still has 24 hour days, but everything else is different over there, including how time is occupied. When I was in India, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam I was genuinely surprised to see an increase in screen time over what I had seen in San Francisco. Can you picture a whole country of Grab drivers laying down on their motorcycles and watching YouTube all day? Because Vietnam is a place I think everyone should go explore. Anyway, I’m entering into another ramble now, and it’s time I wrap it up. Peace! Until tomorrow!
x. Spark Twain
Everyday Sobriety Advice
I am a recovered alcoholic/drug addict, but I am not a qualified addiction counselor. To help other alcoholics/addicts achieve sobriety, I have created the mantra’s below. Although I call them “steps,” I believe that all four mantra’s should be recited in concurrence.
When the urge to drink alcohol or use drugs comes upon you, I suggest reciting these four steps, and then implementing an activity to “kill time” until your urge to use drugs/alcohol is less intense. I suggest you use ASMR videos to “kill time”
Good luck, My Friend
Below are the steps of admittance required for using The ASMR.Community Sobriety Program [ACSP] successfully.
Step 1: “Sobriety is a choice, and it is up to me to make the right choice.”
Step 2: “Not everybody will be able to achieve sobriety, but that knowledge does not prevent my success regarding sobriety.”
Step 3: “The urge to imbibe (substances that I know will prevent my success) is finite. Sometimes the urge will exist, sometimes the urge will not exist.”
Step 4: “Sobriety is not the same for everyone. Success is.”
I believe the steps I listed above are a complete, non-exclusionary list of all mental admissions needed to achieve your goals regarding sobriety.
Everybody’s definition of sobriety is different, but everybody’s definition of success is the same.
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If you would like to learn more, make sure to read our Philosophy Of Addiction Recovery 1.
For more daily support, check out Sober James on YouTube. He does a livestream every night at 21:00 Eastern Standard Time, and his live streams are a great place to receive support, gain motivation, and listen to encouragement in regard to addiction recovery. His program is based on the Twelve Steps.
SMART Recovery is another great program for individuals who are ready to tackle their addictions.
If you are seeking spiritual guidance, I highly encourage you to check out Tarot Reader ASMR. Her name is Amalia, and she is a kind-hearted individual with a skill for bringing us closer to ourselves.
Don’t underestimate the power of Yoga! Specifically Yoga With Adriene. My shoulder is broken, and so you can do some Yoga for me too. I really wish I could…
If you are looking or more information about ASMR, I’ve found the best place to learn about the subject is ASMR University. Their information is accurate [to the best of my knowledge], and plentiful. I mostly work with the application of ASMR, but there is a whole lot more to ASMR than using it to gain sobriety or fall asleep, including the history and the science of it.
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