Let’s consider the basics of life when we analyze life in the Los Angeles area. It’s very strange how the government thinks an average family of 4 that makes more than thirty thousand dollars is in a category that they should not be able to participate in federal funded programs that help low income families survive. Let’s start by analyzing how an average family can survive and the quality of life they are presumed to have with that income.

To understand the epidemic we are faced each day at the labor market (Job market) we must understand the cost of living vs the average hourly rate of any employee. After being unemployed for little over a year I searched for jobs and paid close attention to what they were willing to pay for the job that needed to be done. What I discovered was that average paying job,  was ten dollars a hour. Lets multiply that by 160 hours a month, and we have a monthly rate of 1600$. Sure that must feel a lot to someone living in a Africa, or some third world country, but here in the states that’s like absolutely nothing to survive with. Considering the average commute would cost a person only in gas approximately 200$ a month depending on what you are driving, that leaves you with less than 1400$ to live. Let’s assume you live in a very unsafe area, your average rate for rent would be 800$. Now add a few utilities like electricity, water, gas, and maybe a telephone and you are looking at a total of 300$. That leaves you with less than 300$ for food, clothing, the little things that make life interesting.

The point of this article is to raise awareness of the fact that most people in America live very close to these standards. Always no money, angry, frustrated, and if they are have kids, very tired. It really is not fair that we have charities for people outside of the United States, when the money they raise for charities can be used to create new jobs, help boost pay. I know we recently got a increase in the minimum wage, but that does no justice for the dramatic increase in inflation. Milk went from 2$ to 5$ in 2 years. We should be focusing on how to help society grow and develop in the United States and once we are secure, happy, healthy, and well taken care of, only then we should worry about countries like Libya, Iran, and the middle east.

I read somewhere a quote that keeps coming to me.

Help yourself, so when the time comes and you can help other, you are able to..  –  unknown.

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Have you read an article online and was simply baffled by your experienced. If you are anything like me, I am sure you experienced this. For me, it usually occurs on www.yahoo.com. Of the many email address I have created throughout the years, my oldest and most used email tends to be on yahoo. I like yahoo’s system and it works well with me. However, I hate the fact that I spend ample hours of my day reading mind blasting article titles to only find something absolutely useless in the body irritates me.  (I was exaggerating on the mind blasting part..)

Seriously people, how can someone write an article about what your boyfriend is thinking; only to open it and it’s like nothing useful in it. How can this possibly be that most of Yahoos articles consist of a very edgy title, and fluff throughout the article? I read so many of these edgy, controversial articles that I am an expert on losing weight, finding the perfect job, and choosing the best college for the highest paid jobs.

This has to stop especially for people like me. I read an exciting article and click to read more. However, I waste time and time again on articles that reveal absolutely nothing. A good example of such an article is http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/8-foods-you-should-never-eat-before-flying.html. I find it useless. It has a great title, a awesome attractive picture, but the content is whatever at best. I suggest yahoo to hire the top 20 bloggers on word press and let them write for a change. Good content go unseen and garbage is seen by the whole world. (or at least the 11% that go on yahoo)

I’m sorry but I felt the need to vent. Excuse the irony of wasting your time with another pointless article.

 

Have you ever wondered how your life might be if you had two opinions of everything? It is a pretty strange question when you look at it carefully. If you have not noticed, I am talking about people with multiple personalities. When I was younger I thought it was strange when I watched a movie of a man in the mental asylum where he heard voices and spoke to himself. It baffled me how people like this existed in society. I was by far too young to understand mental diseases and to comprehend the fact that people’s mind can get sick.

As a grown, respected part of society, I realized that this is more common among adults that work in a highly stressful job site. Consider this; most people do not know that they can do pretty much anything they want in this life. There is not a thing in this world that should stop you from achieving your goals and becoming the person you are meant to be. I found this to be true, and realized it’s all in your head. When a person decides that it’s not going to work out for him or limits himself in his or her head, then that’s all they will ever amount too. It’s strange how our brains and fantasies can control outcomes and how successful we can become.

Let get back on track and discuss why two opinions are better than one. You always have someone to keep you company and provide both positive and negative feedback. In addition to feedback, it can provide support to anything you may want to do. Consider yourself going to an important meeting and you want to discuss a possible scenario. What do you do? Talking to yourself can give you that leverage you need and the preparation you should have when going into an important meeting. It’s just another way to prepare yourself and give you the confidence you need to get the job done.

Apple couldn’t just let go of the one area that android had set for itself. Yes I mean the smaller version of the tablet world. October 23, 2012 Apple launches its own version of the smaller tablet to combat Android based Nexus 7 and Amazon kindle fire HD. To compare these 3 tablets is like comparing one piece of your hair to another. Not much real difference in performance and quality. However, I will attempt to microscope these three for a comparison.

Let’s first start off by comparing pricing. The base models for the Nexus 7 and Kindle fire is at a price tag of 199$. That is an excellent price for what you are getting. The Nexus 7 has a sturdier and better quality built with its 7 inches. However, the kindle fire has the backing of the monstrous amazon at its tail. Finally we have the newly announced Ipad mini. As I did not have a chance to get a hold of the Ipad mini, (no one really did) it’s hard to compare the quality of the built. Assuming that its anything like its older brother, it should be soundly built. What concerns me is why should I pay 130$ more for roughly the same specs.

Considering that Nexus 7 has a faster processor, higher resolution screen, and lower price tag, why should I venture off and get me and Ipad mini. Is it because it’s on Apple’s ecosystem full of apps? I used both Ipad and Android and I do not see the difference in applications. Android has just as many apps as Apple does, Apple might have more but non useful apps. Is it because it has a 5 megapixel camera on it and the Nexus 7 does not? It’s a possibility if you plan on using your tablets to take high quality pictures. As for room for expansion, sure the Ipad mini might have room to expand, but it does not come with fully backed Google applications, including the Google drive. Furthermore, approximately the same battery life as the nexus and no NFC how can anyone really goes with the Ipad? I believe the obvious winner is the Nexus 7 for both specs and price. Simply makes sense.

Lately i been doing some thinking regarding how life really works. I tend to get this way when i am entering  a new chapter in my life. The topic of discussion is how time works and how valuable it is for our society and specifically me.

What is time? Time is a man made invention to keep track of our lives on earth. Its strange how we created such a thing to keep track of the minutes and hours of the day, but so many of us, including myself spend majority of it wasted. I picture the amount of time that i spend on the computer simply browsing the web. How about the hours spend on online gaming. How come I dont put my time to good use and do something productive? Is it strange that majority of the people i know if they are not working, they are wasting away their time doing mindless things? Am i the only one concerned about this. I feel like its only in America that we spend our time so foolishly. I heard stories of the Asian culture putting more time and energy in studying important stuff that will one day help us reach unbelievable heights. Us on the other hand, fail to even graduated our pathetic public school system. How sad is that really..

There is a solution my friends. It takes 1 simple class with a devoted teacher to express how important time really is. I believe the first 12 years of schooling for most Americans should be about the essence of life with the basics of English and mathematics. What our public school system has failed is to motivate its crew (students) to reach out and think outside the box. Develop something new or even venture off into the distance for new discoveries and more.

How can you motivate our youth to use their time wisely for something much more important than TV or Internet? I believe to teach our youth the value of time and how short we have to create something important or simply make a difference in our world can dramatically help with the motivation to do more. Our ancestors knew the value of time, because they were the ones who created it. Now that we have time, and plenty of it, we choose to waste it away. I am here to tell you to use it for good, and use it to help people discover new things and learn something new.

Average time spent on earth is roughly 73 years old depending on who you ask in the United States. With that said, we are increasing our life expectancy every year. What for? Most inventors and astrologist have done and discovered far more within their 40-50 year life cycle than we have in our 75 year. Every new generation our productivity drops lower and lower. Our attention span follows at a striking rate.

 

Make use of your time!

I have devised a plan to successfully get our economy back on track with a single plan. Many would wonder what a twenty five year old ex-entrepreneur/blogger can do to save our economy. Well as a business major, I established myself as a business owner back in 2008 and survived for a year before the economy forced me to go bankrupt. I realized from my personal experience that the only way to increase the likely hood for a business to succeed is to reduce the huge overhead costs.

My plan for the future president…

Dear Mr. President,

I know you have been given an almost impossible task of getting Americans just like me back to work. Since 2008, we been struggling and our current president did improve our standings since he was first introduced to office. I believe he has done a decent job, but things could have gone much better. I have devised a plan to help bring back small business to our country.  Here it goes..

The most important way to reduce costs for a business is the property lease they sign up for. If there was a program designed for the government to offer some sort of tax relieve for commercial property owners to reduce their pricing up to 30%, that would dramatically help boost our economy. The city that I am living in currently, Los Angeles County is full of vacant properties that do not offer anything but a ghost town feel. If the new president can implement a discount for property owners that reduce the lease pricing on their properties up to 30% will surely get more entrepreneurs to act on their business ideas. Who knows, we can even start producing and bring back assembly jobs again. This simply change, which will cost the government a measly few billion dollars can help get businesses to start again and the taxes that will be created from new business can help pay for half its costs.

Details of the program

Commercial lease agreement 2000$ a month government assistance of 600$ (30% of the lease) can be used for marketing and help boost income for the business.

Commercial lease agreements that go beyond 3000$ a month should not be included in the program because location is most likely ideal and it will have some effect on competition and create an unfair advantage for some.

Sort of like section 8 program for the business world.

If our president was serious about our job growth and prospers life, this would be the ideal program to invest our hard earned tax dollars. The benefits of this program would directly help start more businesses and the available funding that are exists now can get the ball rolling again.

 

Repost this, and hopefully the program can reach someone with authority and (balls) to get this program started.

 

In today’s society, more often I notice that people do not have the attention span to listen to a conversation from start to finish. Let’s take the time to really focus in on why this is becoming an epidemic and how we can try to combat this issue.

Where the problem arisen from?

Let’s imagine ourselves about two thousand years ago. Some of us were running in the jungles chasing animals for food and clothing. Others were picking berries in the fields trying to survive in a much dangerous world. We even had some in caves trying to build a life for themselves. The point I am trying to make here is that everyone had to have sharp concentration in whatever they were doing because danger lurked in every corner. Being attacked by bears, lions, and etc. was very common a few thousand years ago. In today’s society, most developed countries do not possess any real danger for communities in large cities. These people get bombarded with current events, advertisements, and Hollywood lifestyle to worry about any danger or keep their thoughts in line. Not only does our brain no longer feel the need to keep itself active and alert on things happening around you, it begins to deteriorate over time.

Attempts at fixing the problem?

In my attempts at fixing this epidemic for myself, I been trying everything that I can find on this matter. I tried online multiplayer video games for attention practice. The focus was there for approximately 20 min but anything after that, I lost interest. Furthermore, I tried discussing this issue with psychiatrists about my attention issue. What I was referred to was medications that will simply make me active beyond control. I read side effects and discovered that it will disrupt sex life and sleep. Who really needs that? I rather have my thoughts chasing each other than simply lose it all together.  That leaves you with very few options on how to combat this creeping epidemic . The best solution that I found was to keep things short in the beginning and build tolerance for it. Example, if you are trying to read a book, and its not working, try taking a short break and coming back to it. Each time you come back try adding 10 min to it and see how that works. I got around to 2 hours without stopping at a given moment. Another suggestion, try to convince yourself that whatever you are doing is helpful and fun for you. You be surprised by the results if this method works for you.  You be surprised by the results if this method works for you.

Good luck and would like to hear from you on how you are dealing with this issue.