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Each and everyday of our lives we experience this thing called consciousness.

With thoughts that pop up randomly as we experience daily life.

Sometimes I get tired of being a human being, because of so much responsibility, but it is kind of amazing as well, most of the time. The relationships that we have with our fellow humans is such a worthwhile experience to have within our stay on this earth. At this juncture I think I have about half a century more to live, given that I am already at my early twenties now. There is so much more to discover and experience and I am eternally thankful for being given the privilege to be alive at this time in human history.

I’d really like to help people, you know, become a philanthropist like Bill Gates. I want to serve until this physical body of mine dies. Come to think of it there are a lot of ways to be of use to people. But currently now I work as an apprentice for an Architect. It’s been fun so far for the last couple of months. Solving problems all the time, working all the time. Preparing myself for that January 2017 board exam sometimes. Though I laugh at how most architecture students deem ”passing the board exam” as the paragon of human achievement. Haha. Yes most of them do, not all, but most. They think that the best way for them to be happy is to outperform their fellow architecture students/architects and be labeled as ”elite” without any regard about other people.

I think a lot of times people forget why we do architecture in the first place. Architecture is about helping people live better with better planned cities and buildings. Architecture is but a means to an end, it doesn’t exist for its own sake.

I’m not quite sure if I’m even going to be an Architect for the rest of my life. I do not think it is my calling. But for now, I’m doing this for the sake of the people around me. When I become financially free, I’m going to have seven children provided I’m not impotent and I find myself a wife, play music, sing, run, lift weights, read, travel, do some charitable works and all the fun stuff I can think about. I don’t know exactly how I’m going to reach that, but I am going to.

Many times I think  ”well we’re all alive, might as well feel very alive”

And there was a quote I read a few days ago that said, ”I do not think that people are looking for the meaning of life just as much as they are yearning for the experience of being alive.”

It resonated with me so much because it was profoundly true. The people who feel a sense of aliveness in themselves and have a passion for life are so few in number that I rarely meet any of them. All I see everyday are people who do things because of money, who do things because it’s what their circumstances presented them with. People who think with archaic wisdom and are blind to the bigger picture. Maybe I’m wrong, but that is what I see with their actions.

Then I see people who despite all the bullshit that has happened to them, still have so much love to share with all of us. I admire these types of people. These are the people I want to be around, whom everyone should be around, and whom everyone should become. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we’re all motivated and happy? Wouldn’t it be many ways more healthy to think of what we have rather than what we do not have in this life? You know if we weren’t surrounded with uninspired depressed people our lives would be much richer and fuller.

But who am I to judge people? Maybe they’re happy being depressed and uninspired. Who knows, everyone has a different kind of ”happy” anyway. Kidding (but it is true everyone has a different kind of happy). Of course these people need help. But the way I see it these people will learn it by themselves, it’s the way I learned & applied this kind of wisdom. I can tell it to their faces but they will just think that I am a condescending judgmental asshole. And It’s not like I have already achieved so much in my own life. All I have is my family, my friends and my happy spirit.

I hope I have shared something of use tonight. Good night everyone. God bless us all.

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18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

Thought Catalog

1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. Digital communication is easy and convenient but ask anybody: there’s a huge difference between texting someone to say that you love them and hope they have a great day and writing it on a note and leaving it next to their bed.

2. Savoring time to do nothing. Taking a cue from pre-industrialized society and cultures that enjoy siestas and long, drawn-out, sit-down teas that serve no other purpose than to spend time enjoying the time you have.

3. Thinking before responding. We’ve become too conditioned to require things immediately. Someone asks a question, and we have to respond that second. Such was not the case before instant messaging and comment threads. A sign of true intelligence and confidence, I think, is someone who…

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How To Make Friends Easily And Strengthen The Friendships You Have

Friends!

TIME

Friendship is a good thing. That’s hardly front-page news — but somehow we all forget how important it is.

We take friends for granted. As we raise families we neglect friends. We don’t put in the effort to make and keep friends.

And the problem is growing. In 1985 most people said they had 3 close friends. In 2004 the most common number was zero.

Via Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect:

In a survey given in 1985, people were asked to list their friends in response to the question “Over the last six months, who are the people with whom you discussed matters important to you?” The most common number of friends listed was three; 59 percent of respondents listed three or more friends fitting this description. The same survey was given again in 2004. This time the most common number of friends was zero

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Are all new things a mash-up of what came before? A Q&A with Kirby Ferguson

TED Blog

Kirby Ferguson speaks at TEDGlobal 2012

In today’s TEDTalk, director Kirby Ferguson outlines a bold vision of creativity — that it’s not about dreaming up a new song, a new piece of art or a new form of technology in a vacuum, but instead about remixing what has come before. In his fast-paced talk, Kirby reveals that many of our most iconic thinkers — from Henry Ford to Bob Dylan — embraced this idea of what it means to create.

As we watched Kirby’s talk, a slew of questions popped to mind. What does this mean for creative people? Can we reach a point where ideas become too self-referential? Is every song a cover song? And so TED’s Ben Lillie called Kirby to discuss and dive further into the ideas he posited in his video series,Everything Is a Remix.

Wehave this intuitive notion of creativity, of this brilliant genius who creates something…

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Just Another Entry

I suppose I could do the effort of posting something other than pictures on this blog. Haha. I’ve been thinking to post a certain topic that is solely for the people that are going to read this but I thought maybe some other time would do.

Life has been pretty great as of late, although bad days can’t be avoided, but it’s nothing I can’t handle. Thankfully, the instructors at our university are finally showing up and giving formal school requirements, which indeed is a good thing. I would be bored to tears without anything productive to do.

My life views have also been changing with all this information I always collect in my brain by means of watching TED all the time on YouTube. It’s not that I’m trying to be smart, it’s just that I’ve always been fascinated with the sciences ever since I was a little boy. Particularly the sciences that have anything to do with animals like Biology and Paleontology. But now that I’ve grown outside these sciences, almost anything captures my interest, for instance; cosmology, neuroscience, psychology, physics, religion, history, photography, journalism or any form of art, science and literature.

My head already has so much information I don’t even use in day to day life, heck, I don’t even use it in my college major. Architecture is a very broad field on it’s own but it is still under the sciences even though most people deem it as art, it also resonates with the diverse histories of the cultures from which it’s designs and plans came about.

The great thing about being an architect or an architecture student is that, you totally can be anything. There’s such a wide array of possibilities of what you can be being an artist, a scientist and a historian all at the same time. And I’m not trying to stress myself by doing it all, trying new things just keeps me enthusiastic about life and seeing the world with brand new eyes stirs up my spirit in ways I could never experience if I had always chained myself in a rut.

I try all sorts of things like eating something I don’t know at an eatery, talking to a stranger or a person I have no interest in, sleeping somewhere else, writing with my left hand, taking a different route to reach the same destination, playing a new game, listening to random songs and just now pressing words to post other than pressing photos on a blog for the first time in 2014 but the list goes on and on.

Darn, my stomach is craving for food. 10:27 pm  POST POST POST #ALP