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Just wanted to get another blog in edge-wise before the end of the week. This one’s about two topics, my gratitude and appreciation for my life and the age we all live in and the intention-manifestation model.

I held a tome of light and it was "Poor Charlie’s Almanack"

I was at the Toronto Reference Libary at Yonge-Bloor yesterday, which has probably one of the only copies of "Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charlie Munger" in Canada. Even UofT didn’t have one. Apparently one of the librarians had to fight for the libary to buy it cause it ain’t cheap (50 US w/out signature, 100 US, with signature).

I didn’t get a chance to read a substantial amount (just skimmed his biography and some of his Mungerisms). I really want to read his 10 talks, cause he does awesome speeches. I shall go back there to read it further at some point.

I also noted that the business/investing section where this book was related was filled with many, many, many books. Lots of them were about making money, becoming wealthy and rich. And I just thought, "Wow, in an age when knowledge and information are key, we have access to all of this for free." From the Library system and from the internet (not as free, but extremely cheap on a cost-adjusted basis, but free at the libary).

Anyone wishing to do anything has many, many resources available to allow them to do so. Wanna become a chef? Take out a few cookbooks, a few books about becoming a renowned chef. At the very least you should be able to find books about the lives of famous chefs. Want to become a skydiver? There’s free books available for that.

Obviously, the other side of this coin is all those people who don’t have access to all this. But we’re not talking about them.

It’s just amazing how full of excitment and wonder even a tiny part of the world is. The library alone gives me great hope for the future.

And he said, "let it be so!" and it was so.

I think I just made that up, but I wanted to say a quick word about the Intention-Manifestation model. More info on it, here and here. I’ve gotten into the habit of intending everyday after I wake up. Which is basically just concentrating on what I want (with strong images, not just words, but little movies or pictures in my head). I still marvel at how seemingly strange it all is. One of my intentions is to save a certain amount of money before the end of the year, and a few months ago that seemed impossible without a job, but I’m getting all sorts of work thrown at me, and I’m well on my way to achieving my goal. It seems inevitable, now. So, just wanted to say, this is AWESOME. Try it out, whacha gotta lose?

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and so cute.

I have a two year old cousin that’s in today. Kids are just crazy. He finds amusement in the tiniest things. Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like through the fresh eyes of a child. I occasionally try to do nonsensical and silly things just to have a little kid-like fun.

Kids are like little retarded monkies. This one sings really, really loudly when his diaper’s getting changed. Weird little kid he is. He got excited to see this little yellow star plush toy. He loves this lavalamp we’ve got and just stares at it. He’ll just spin for fun.

Find a child and play with it. They’re an amazing way to relieve stress and a great way for us to find our own children. Do something silly or nonsensical and try to capture some of the wonder of a child’s eyes.