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Monday, May 2, 2011

"What A Waste! A Sisyphean Task Rehashed" By Brian Holiday-El aka The Intelligent Brother *TIB*

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My business mentor used to repeat himself a lot, but I didn't mind, because most of what came out of his mouth were always words of wisdom.  One of my favorite quips of his was when he would explain the difference between someone who is crazy and someone who is insane.

Riding in his luxury Sudan, probably en route to an appointment with a client or prospective customer, he'd begin by shaking his head side to side and asking, "(D)o you know the difference between a person who is crazy and a person who is insane?" Having heard him explain the difference so many times, I'd repeat it along with him in my mind, "(C)razy people do things that don't make any sense, but insane people do the same things over and over again, all the while expecting different results!" 

Moreover, if there were ever a formula for frustration then his definition of insane would fit the description; and, I don't know of any better story that illustrates the nature of dissatisfaction more than the Myth Of Sisyphus, from whence we derive the expression, 'a Sisyphean task,' which is summed up like so, "(A)s a punishment from the gods for his trickery, Sisyphus was made to roll a huge boulder up a steep hill, but before he could reach the top of the hill, the rock would always roll back down, forcing him to begin again."  Imagine that! It may sound crazy, but people do it all the time.  

In essence, we are, living, breathing, human organisms, or at least a majority of you reading this blog are, I hope, but, most of what we are mentally and how we live our lives are mechanical in nature; and, as such, everything that we do is a byproduct of our conditioning!  People do the same thing over and over again, in anticipation of different results, because they're conditioned to believe that something will eventually change, but it never does, that is, until they themselves become the difference that produces the change they wish to see! 

On the flip side, the victorious, the triumphant, the successful, the great, the content, the fulfilled, are that because they've conditioned themselves to constantly improve, so, conditioning is not a bad thing or a good thing: It's a universally constant thing, and, what matters most are the source, quality, and rate or consistency of our conditioning! (see Think & Grow Rich; Subconscious Mind)!  Think and Grow Rich

After all, as the saying goes, "The same thinking that created the problem will not be sufficient enough to provide an adequate solution." The fact remains, in order to change the output, one must first change the input!  Look at it this way, when you think that you can get different results by doing the exact same thing, the only thing you are doing is tricking and deceiving yourself, and, continuing to do so isn't a demonstration of faith; it's temporary insanity! 

Really, if all you're ever promised in the unfulfilling pursuit of something is another round of unfulfilling pursuits, how is it even worth pursuing? What a waste! 

Sincerely Yours, 

Brian Holiday-El aka The Intelligent Brother *TIB*

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  1. This is a very well put demonstration brother this is so true I never figured my self to work or think for some body else, it benefits me to work for me or to be the big boss I am number one because that's what I was born to be just that, this is my reason for making baby products for my Moorish community it's starting to pick up but I can always learn more.

  2. We should be in communication. Drop a line on me ...

  3. Good post as usual, always dropping jewels that should motivate.