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N DePlume

Joined 7 months ago from South Central US

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This site is dedicated to helping others see beyond what is visible so that they may discover the truth that lies just under the surface.

For almost 20 years I was highly successful in business.  I was recruited by some of the most successful companies in the world, and worked along side some of the brightest and most talented business people in the world. Because of my success I grew to believe I had a clear understanding of how the world worked. 

In 2000 / 2001 the technology bubble burst in the US.  In 2002 I begain a journey of re-discovery which caused me to erase most of what I thought to be true in this world.  Although the journey has been difficult, it has been extremely rewarding.

The photo used for my profile is actually the painting known as The Son of Man created by Rene Magritte in 1964.  Of The Son of Man, Magritte said, "At least it hides the face partly. Well, so you have the apparent face, the apple, hiding the visible but hidden, the face of the person. It's something that happens constantly. Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present."

I chose Magritte's The Son of Man as my profile photo because it is my desire to keep my thoughts as the main focus of these writtings and not allow my personal identity to distract from or hinder them in any way.

I find that when speaking as myself I am forced to soften or even edit my thoughts on certain topics because I know that the majority of people I know are much more comfortable in life when they simply accept the view of the majority, or when they cling to old beliefs because they feel that a belief that has been around for 100 or more years must be correct.

One of the things I have discovered is that when things are going well in peoples lives, they are very reluctant to change.  I suppose they feel that since things seem to be going well for them, they must be doing and believing what is right.  Unfortunately, that is a bad assumption.  

I have recently gone through several significant changes in my career and in my life that have caused me to stop and take account of what I have believed to be true verses what I have actually found to be true.

I have no formal training as a writer, so I would never claim to be skilled in that area, nor would I feel competent to judge others.  I do however, believe I have a great deal of experience and training in life. For those who might take the time to read some of my writings, I would suggest your time would be best served focusing on what I have to say as opposed to how I say it.

One of the most important lessons I have learned over the years is that we are all very different.  Some of those differences are genetic, which means there is nothing we can do to alter them. Others are learned based on the specific environments we have lived in during our time on earth.  Because of those variations, we should not be surprised to find that not everyone believes as we do. In fact it should also help us to understand that nothing we can say or do will have much effect on another person, unless they want it - or feel they need it - to.

My intention then is not to tell others what they should believe, or how they should live their life, but rather my intention is to share things that I have found to be true for me, with a slim chance that it might be helpful for someone else.

Because of our inherent differences I not only believe there will be those who disagree with me, I expect it.  Although you are welcome to comment on my writings, and I don't mind hearing others point of view, I would just remind you that since you had a choice in whether to read my writing or not - I would rather see you argue your thoughts and beliefs on your own site - rather than simply chose to leave your unsupported opion in my comments section.   

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    Did you ever stop to think?

    7 months ago

    Did you ever stop to think? I hope so, considering it is the one thing that separates us from every other creature on our planet. Not that animals don't think, but they don't ponder.

  • WHY ARE WE HERE?
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    WHY ARE WE HERE?

    7 months ago

    In this age of information our smartphone can easily answer the question, Where am I? However with the collective knowledge of mankind at our fingertips we still struggle to understand, Why am I?

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