Books By Bryan Radzin

A synchronistic journey into the heart of politics and what makes us human.

from the mind of critic-2/20/18

From the mind of critic: “If we’re blinded by the light, how do we move forward without losing our vision? Do we get revved up like duece, powering through like a runner in the night? Do we move like a snail, where slow and steady wins the race? Do we think critically about the actions we take, so we venture more strategically? Are we really blinded by the light, or are we blinded by ourselves? The ever widening chaos between human factions, can cause suppossed shortages in emotion, humanity, resources, critical thinking and success. That’s not to say some resources aren’t finite, dwindling ice caps, mild winters and drought prove we don’t live in overabundance. Once we realize being blinded by the light causes us to forsake all others, because we think our needs are all that matters, we’ll see recognizing humanity and feeling gratitude fills us with positivity throughout our journey, so we don’t have to race toward the light, stuck in a me versus you mentality. Gulping water when we’re dying of thirst, is like inhaling beauty into an empty soul, it’ll make us sick unless we pace ourselves. Our vision of a better world, is fueled by gratitude and critical thought. We stop getting blinded by the light, when we stop spotlighting our destination, and allow our path to be illuminated.” 🙂

 

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from the mind of critic-2/17/18

From the mind of critic: “If we swallow our pride, are we swallowing our self-esteem? Does compromising on some of our principles, mean we don’t care about them? Does the natural give and take of negotiation feel like we’re ceding control, to take the crumbs we’re thrown? Does pride equal self-esteem, or does self-knowledge? The Rolling Stones said years ago, “We can’t always get what we want, but if we try sometimes we’ll get what we need.” Once we realize putting out to the universe what we want, and letting go of outcomes is how we get what we need, we’ll see swallowing our pride only means losing ourselves, if we don’t know what we stand for. Our self-esteem only drops, if validation is our only motivation. Compromise isn’t a dirty word, it’s nothing but an alias for evolution. The more we know ourselves, the less we lose ourselves.” 🙂

 

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from the mind of critic-2/15/18

From the mind of critic: “Is the day after a religious holiday, different from a Hallmark invented recognition? Are created memories inherently vital when linked to historical text, or when linked to a greeting card company? Have religious holidays been so commercialized, they make vastly more money than hoidays created solely for making money? Do we judge a holidays’ importance by what we get, or who we spend it with? Does a holiday lose importance if we have no memories tied to it, just like bad memories? I’ll be the first to admit Valentines has no significance for me, because I haven’t had a reason to celebrate since I was 20. It doesn’t mean I won’t celebrate it in the future, I could meet the woman of my dreams at anytime. We must recognize that we all celebrate for different reasons, and the same reasons at the same time. Whether a holiday is relgious or not, we shouldn’t let anything tell us to celebrate but our soul; not religious text, not ingrained generational beliefs and definetly not greeting card companies. Celebrating ourselves, allows us to celebrate others. Holidays make celebrating a chore, only if we forget why we celebrate. Being different and the same can make humans hard to define, but the more we’re consicous of our actions, the easier definitions become.” 🙂

 

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from the mind of critic-2/14/18

From the mind of critic: “If nice guys finish last and assholes finish first, will we ever evolve further? If assholes are finally getting there judgment day, is it just the famous ones? If nice guys are finally getting their due, is it only the good looking ones? Does low self esteem color our thinking, making us believe we wont succeed because we aren’t worthy? Do we live by “it is what it is”, expecting current labels and dichotomies to be forever constant? Do we live by example, because if we don’t portray the example we want to see, definitions won’t matter? Do we know there are exceptions to every rule, and through these exceptions we create new rules?Labels and stereotypes steer our perceptions, no matter our life experience. However, we only get steered if we let go of the wheel. Nice guys might finish last, because they haven’t met somebody ready for a nice guy. Assholes might finish first, because they only look for somebody who isn’t ready for a nice guy. Truth is, nothing is as it seems. Nice guys can finish first, if they enter the right race. Questions stop behaviors from becoming cliches. Being the change we want to see, involves changing the way we see.” 🙂

 

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from the mind of critic-2/13/18

From the mind of critic: “If we’re not suppossed to look a gift horse in the mouth, are we suppossed to look a gift horse in the butt? Is there a difference between always expecting the worst to happen, and thinking everyone is a horse’s ass? Does being grateful for what we have, ensure we don’t make perfect the enemy of the good? Many people are a horse’s ass, but if we think all humans are equine turd factories, we should take a look in the mirror. Always expecting the worst or best, sets false expectations because we aren’t psychic. We shouldn’t expect anything, take each moment for what it is, take the good, leave the bad, and learn the lesson it has to teach. Expecting perfection causes us to look a gift horse in the mouth, expecting the unexpected causes us to be thankful for whatever comes. If we’re not grateful for whaat we have, how can we recieve what we want? Life is only chaotic, if we think we have it all figured out.” 🙂

 

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from the mind of critic-2/10/18

From the mind of critic: “If a running backs’ main objective is to reach the endzone, do they flinch when 1200 pounds of enemy are flying at them? Do they wait for their teammates to block, allowing for openings to the endzone? Do they run straight at their opponents, believing brute strength and determination will destroy anything? Do they strategize a trick play with their teammates, out-flanking and out-manuevering by out-smarting their pursuers? Figuring out our goals is tough, figuring out how to acheive them is even tougher. We might get scared of distraction, violence and downright ugliness, endlessly streaming between us and our goals. We can wait for our friends to do the hard work, so our path is nothing but smooth sailing. We can pile everything on our shoulders, believing if we don’t do everything ourselves, it won’t get done. We can work with like-minded people, (i.e. most humans) and help each other out so we as a species survive. Once we discover the pure joy which emits from consciously hyposthesizing how to walk our personal path, we’ll see true enlightenment is collective. Enemies will attempt to block us on a daily basis, we find success when we decipher the difference between enemy and helper. Asking for help when we need it doesn’t make us weak, it makes us willing to succeed. Our oppenents’ drive for control only works, when we relinquish the steering wheel.” 🙂

 

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from the mind of critic-2/9/18

From the mind of critic: “If bad publicity is better than no publicity, is it because what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger? Does overcoming adversity further our evolution, infinitely more than never being challenged? Does there come a time when we crave negative attention, believing we’re unworthy of any other? Are we cynical of positive attention, because we’ve been lied to, misled and put down so often, we believe it’s the only thing that’s real? Many microcosms exist within good and bad qualities, which shift depending on our perceptions, mood and life experience. Bad publicity can be good for an artist, because those who aren’t fans will tell more people to check things out, than people who are fans. Bad publicity can be bad, if we believe all good publicity is fake. Many examples exist, social media, television, books, where influence and potential for good and bad exist, but get steered by our views and opinions. The road to hell is only paved with good intentions, if we’re devoid of meaningful action. Bad publicity can be good if we’re unseating tyrants who feel threatened, but not if we allow negativity to destroy the best parts of our soul. How we guage our reactions, depends on what we feel we deserve.” 🙂

 

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from the mind of critic-2/8/18

From the mind of critic: “Is the art of complaining designed for redress of grievances, or self-aggrandizement? Does the intent of complaints depend on the complainer, and their spiritual and emotional well being? Do we complain after a situation is over, when nothing can be done to allieviate the issue we spelled out? Do we complain while an issue is happening, so the problem can be fixed? Do we want problems fixed, or do we want to make ourselves sound more important by pointing out others’ faults? Avoiding an argument over semantics, complaining and standing up could be considered the same, depending on the angle it’s viewed. Maybe the difference is action, where complaining involves literating problems so others act, while standing up involves taking action ourselves. Motivating others to take action is never a bad thing, as long as the suggested action will actually fix the underlying problem. Tearing others down just to build ourselves up might make us President, but will destroy our humanity. Complaints that lead to action when we are unable is called standing up, complaints purposely delivered to late for action, is ego building. To fix problems we must fix them now, not later.” 🙂

 

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from the mind of critic-2/7/18

From the mind of critic: “Does the sharpness of an ice skate, equal the ease with which we skate? Does it matter if the ice has been resurfaced, where all cracks and crevices are filled in, so we don’t stumble as we skate by? Does a high or low air temperature,ease our skating experience? Are hockey or figure skates easier? Does the person wearing the skates, detremine the trail blazed? The thin ice layed our before us, has infinite variables determining it’s thickness and sustainability. We could sharpen our skates, we could learn skating from a professional, hell we could even study weather patterns to decipher ideal skating time. However, unless we test the ice, we’ll never know exactly what it’s like to move forward. Yeah the surface under our feet may be slick, rutted even watery, all obstacles meant to quantify our passion and determination; but we can always skate forward, we just have to rememeber how, by remembering why. The thin ice of a new day is intimidating, but becomes easier with freshly, self-sharpened skates. Obstacles only impede our evolution with our permission.” 🙂

 

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from the mind of critic-2/6/18

From the mind of critic: “If we must take two steps back just to take one forward, is it progress? If we have to make several things worse just to make one better, is it progress? Do we feel a mediocre response, is better than a bad response? In our sincere eforts to not make the perfect the enemy of the good, are we inadvertantly making future progress tougher? Compromise is not a dirty word, it simply involves giving up something to get something. However, when trying to acheive rights for fellow human beings, how does giving up some rights, while taking away others spell progress? Once we realize that a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million people, isn’t worth breaking up families and taking hope away from others, we’ll see that misrepresentation of problems, create false narratives of “do it my way” compromise. Erasing progress made just to incorporate new progress isn’t compromise, it’s tyranny. Despotic governments end, when the people taking one step forward, are actually one step forward.” 🙂

 

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