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itsMike
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on Passion
Pursue a passion with all you’ve got. And make people think it was the work of an extraterrestrial.
28d ago  •  0 comments



itsMike
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on Corporations
Corporations are counting on our ignorance. We all know that the primary objective of a company is to generate profit. But some companies aren’t so forthcoming about this goal. Some would like us to believe that they have a moral objective that supersedes any desire to make money.

Take Nike for example. In America, they’re known for taking bold political stances, including featuring a controversial ad starring Colin Karpernick in support of the take-a-knee movement. They love freedom of speech and expression—or so you’d think.

In China, it’s a completely different story. They pulled one of their products after it became the center of backlash in China. Turns out one of Nike’s designers shared an Instagram post in support of the Hong-Kong protests, and China didn’t like that, so Nike quickly acquiesced.

Then you have Apple, who publicly supports LGBTQ rights, female empowerment, and sustainable business. Yet, China remains one of their biggest markets—a country that harvests the organs of its prisoners, places those of certain religious beliefs in concentration camps, censors free expression, and shows zero regard for the environment.

Sorry, corporate America, but you can’t be pro human rights and do business in China at the same time. The two stances are incompatible. But fortunately for them, this hypocrisy is rarely brought to light because corporations rely on our ignorance to continue profiting and maintain business as usual.
1mo ago  •  1 comment





itsMike
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on Today
The day’s over. Now, be honest:
1mo ago  •  3 comments

itsMike
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on Progress
Every step in the right direction should be celebrated. We all move at a different pace. But in my opinion, so long as each step is forward, we should all be rooting for one another.
2mo ago  •  2 comments





itsMike
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on Modern Society
Civilization is built on a dangerous assumption: That the majority of people are of sound mind. These days, that assumption is being tested by the minute. Just this weekend, we saw two more mass shootings in America. That brings the 2019 tally up to 250, leaving 733 people injured and 246 people dead.

But I'm not here to talk about gun violence. I'm writing to talk about the state of our minds. As a society, we're collectively unwell. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 U.S. adults experiences some sort of mental illness in a given year. Yet, here we are going about our lives assuming everyone's in the right state of mind. Everyday, we commute to work assuming other drivers will follow the rules of the road. We eat at restaurants assuming the cooks won't poison our food. And we send our kids to daycare assuming they'll actually be cared for.

Civilization is based on trust, but trust exists only between individuals of sound mind. And today, we're exposing our minds to an overabundance of sickening things. We've yet to see the true psychological effects of our modern work habits or prolonged use of vanity networks like Facebook and Instagram.

In my view, good mental health is the foundation upon which society is built on, and it should be our primary focus above anything else. We're out here literally losing our minds and we stand to lose everything if we don’t do something about it.
3mo ago  •  2 comments



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