Dream List

A dream is a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in someone’s mind during sleep. We do not fully understand the scientific reasons of why we dream during the REM phase. There are many theories of what dreams mean. Some believe in in the Freudian theory of dreams, that the dreams reveal hidden insight into our desires and emotions from the subconscious mind. Others just believe in dreams being a random product of brain activation.

Along with dreams, we humans associate dreams with hopes. A feeling of expectation of obtainment and fulfillment. Sometimes, dreams show us that glimpse of time where we have our desire achieved. That feeling of joy, happiness, and satisfaction within us.

What we can take from our dreams is motivation and inspiration to fuel ourselves into manifesting that hope or dream into reality.  People have the full capability of making their desires real. Work towards your goal and make your reality.

“Some people think we shouldn’t even play the game?” What else could this mean?

This could be called a no-win situation, also known as a lose-lose scenario. This scenario is where the individual has the option to choose between a variety of choices, but all choices leads to a loss or a stalemate. Not one choice leads to a net gain.

For example, in the film Wargames, a supercomputer named WOPR simulates all possible cases of tic-tac-toe as an analogy for all imaginable scenarios of a nuclear war. Each of them assuring in complete mutual assured destruction. The computer then proclaims, “A strange game; the only winning move is not to play.”

An other example is an executioner giving the doomed the choices of being shot, hanged, suffocated, poisoned. Regardless of the choice that person makes, all the choices lead to a game over. Simply, the optimal move is to not take any action and remain in the current position.

In addition, another meaning is that going through all the effort is simply not worth the price. Persevering all through the pain, suffering, hard work, determination for a lackluster award. All of this energy has been wasted into a objective that is not worth the value. All of this focus could be put into in where own personal passion lies and pursuing that path.

Explain what Mark meant by “How can I motivate you if you can’t motivate yourself?”

Mark explains this simply by saying, “Motivation is your choice, not my speech.” All humans have the inherent trait of being capable of selecting what they feel. If one person so chooses to insult another, that individual has the choice of ignoring his message or retaliation.

I have a hypothesis that the source of all happiness and motivation comes within one self. The state of being happy and motivated is a state of mind, which is created mainly through our thoughts and perspective. Our thoughts and perspectives are created through our past experiences and memories. This requires seeing life through a certain perspective.

We all have the capability of being happy in our lives, but we have to perceive happiness through a different view. Each individual has their own way of achieving this state. Through their own experiences, knowledge, etc.

Looking to material items is just a temporary illusion. The feelings through materials items is not happiness, but pleasure and satisfaction. If we chase material wants, our pursuit for happiness will never end. We need the realization that the source of happiness is within us and all we have to do is look through a certain way. We have to choose to be happy.

Who is Jamie Clarke and what did his team do to Mount Everest?

Jamie Clarke is a Canadian adventurer, filmmaker, author, actor, and public speaker.

With his team, he has summited Mt. Everest (which is 8,848 meters tall) twice. He reached the peak of Mt. Everest for the first time on May 23, 1997. In May 17, 2010, Clarke and his team returned back to Mt. Everest to reach the peak a second time as part of the “Climb With Us” expedition. A team of six climbed the mountain to test the Hanes Brand “Super Suit.

Along with his other achievements, he has climbed the Seven Summits, and is one of only few westerners who have crossed The Empty Quarters (the largest continuous sand desert in the world) on camels. He also co-owns two outdoor retail businesses, The Out There Adventure Centre and LiveOutThere.com. He also speaks around the world with Keppler Speakers.

 

Who was Al Capone? What advice did he give to a “seminar of gangsters”?

Alphonse Gabriel Capone, also nicknamed as Scarface, was an American mobster, crime boss, and businessman who attained fame during Prohibition in the United States as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven year reign as a crime boss ended when he was 33 years old.

The advice he said was, “In order to succeed in business, you need three things. A smile, an enforcer, and a plan. If you ever have to give up one, give up the smile. If you have to give up two, give up the smile and the gun, but whatever you do. Don’t ever give up the plan.”

Al Capone understood what actions he needed to take, in order to become on the most infamous gangsters. He had dominated the organized crime scene with his multi-million dollar Chicago operation in bootlegging, gambling, and prostitution. He was kind and loyal with his allies and ruthless against his enemies..

 

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