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Be selective about those who you choose to join you on your journey in life. The right ones will help you get to the finish line………..

Andy Smith 2014
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As children we are told to be free, to do what we want, to have no fear. Yet as we turn into adults we are thought to think differently, to behave, to conform, to be machines. In doing this out minds are suppressed and compressed to conform to an idealistic way of the world. A view over which many of us have little or no idea we are doing. Yet if we can regress to a time when our imaginations ran free and had no constraints we can be that young child with no boundaries and a limitless view of an ideal world. By freeing our minds we can free our body’s, free our souls and achieve our true, limitless potential……………………………….

Poetry takes over

Posted: July 8, 2014 in Poems, Quotes, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Poetry is becoming life
Life is becoming poetry
I am consuming poetry
Poetry is consuming me
I am becoming poetry
Poetry is becoming me
We are as one now
Poetry and me


Just been told I have a unique style of poetry. Some people have said I have a talent as well. To be honest I have no idea! All I know is that I’m enjoying my poetry journey and if I have a unique talent for poetry that makes it even better. I’m happy if I’m making others happy and that is the most unique talent anyone can have………………


Many people judge someone who has depression on the face they see in public. They do not judge them on the face that lives in private. The private face is the true face of depression. The public face is a mask put on for show. Think about what may be hidden behind the mask and do not judge someone on what you see. You never know what that face may be hiding……………..


As I continue on my journey in this life I am slowly beginning to realise that the best way to express myself is through the written word and the wonderful language we have at our disposal day after day after day. Finally after fearing that I would never be able to fully express myself through any form of communication, the rediscovery of the written word has set me free once again. My poems may not be the best or win any prizes, but to me they are an expression of how I feel in that very instance, that very snap shot of the time I have on this planet. Each and every day I am seeing new sights, hearing new sounds, smelling new odours, everything is now something to be discovered instead of passing it by as if it doesn’t exist. A stone is no longer a stone. A stone has meaning and depth. Where did it come from? Where has it been? Where is it going? What has it seen? It is no longer a stone in the road, but now has life and meaning. My mind is expanding, my vocabulary is expanding, my whole world is expanding. Some might say that it is too late to discover all this but I say that the only time it is too late to discover anything is when we have left this world and gone to the next one.

It is never too late to rediscover life, to give something or someone a new meaning and to rediscover the person within you.

Andrew Smith 20th June 2014

 


‘Increasingly I feel that we live in a world where it is ok to be different whether that is race, culture, ethnicity, gender or health condition when it suits people in power, who may be our boss at work, our doctor or someone who feels they can take advantage of us in some way’. ‘Difference then is something to be celebrated and applauded because we have a use to them, be it for economic gain, career progression or simply so they look better than someone else within their circle of friends and associates’. ‘I say this as an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome’. ‘When I am of use to someone then my Asperger’s is remembered, my inability to think flexibly is remembered, my inability to understand non-verbal communication is remembered and my other attributes that make me different to a neurotypical person are remembered’. ‘However as soon as I am of no use to them I am told to learn to think like a neurotypical person, modify my behaviour, be less and less different and to fit in with society and live unnoticed, indifferent, uniform as others do’. ‘Difference it seems is only to be celebrated when it suits people in power, not when it makes you the person who you are’.

Andrew Smith – 10th May 2014


Sometimes it would be nice to have instructions that are Asperger’s friendly or even someone who can translate them into Asperger’s.

Andrew Smith – 9th May 2014

 


Today is the birthday of Karl Marx one of the greatest minds who ever lived. Here is a small selection of quotes from Marx. I hope you enjoy them.

The representation of private interests … abolishes all natural and spiritual distinctions by enthroning in their stead the immoral, irrational and soulless abstraction of a particular material object and a particular consciousness which is slavishly subordinated to this object.

Marx, On the Thefts of Wood, in Rheinische Zeitung (1842)

The bureaucracy is a circle from which no one can escape. Its hierarchy is a hierarchy of knowledge.

Marx, Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right (1843)

We develop new principles for the world out of the world’s own principles. We do not say to the world: Cease your struggles, they are foolish; we will give you the true slogan of struggle. We merely show the world what it is really fighting for, and consciousness is something that it has to acquire, even if it does not want to.

Marx, Letter from the Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher to Ruge (1843)

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.

Marx, Letter from the Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher to Ruge (1843)

 

Posted: May 5, 2014 in Quotes

“no one knows his place in society, his class position or social status, nor does anyone know his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence, strength, and the like. I shall even assume that the parties do not know their conceptions of the good or their special psychological propensities. The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance.”

John Rawls, 1971