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3 Likes Rule

A while back I was out at an event and in a conversation with a random stranger talking to someone who said they only post things on Facebook (Or Twitter or Instagram or any other social media site) that are likely to get at least 3 likes.

I thought that's an interesting idea.  Basically if you don't think at least 3 people will give it a like, or some kind of interaction, it's not worth posting.

I've decided to give that a shot... There's a lot of stupid or funny things the last few days that I immediately wanted to post... But then I was like... There's no way this will get 3 likes.  So, I didn't bother posting it.

Or there were things that I was going to post that I thought would be funny, but then I was like... Well, some people might find that annoying.  Basically though, a lot of stuff has not been posted because it's not likely to get 3 likes.

Plus, people can only do so much liking in a day... So, it also makes you post less because you think, if I post 1 or 2 things, or even go a day or two without posting, people will be more likely to like something I do post... But if you post 5 or 10 times a day, there's just not enough time in the day for people to like all that material.

So, you basically prune out the material you post and say, if this were American Idol of Facebook posts.... Which post would be more likely to make it to the next round.  It also makes you spruce up posts.  Add a Giphy to something, or edit a post a few times until it's worded better.

People like funny... So, that means more posts get humor instead of something that sounds more like a complaint.  People will like a complaint but more in the way that they can relate to it... So, it's tricky.

To post things that get likes... It's not easy, that's for sure.

I've also been looking at friends' posts to see which ones get lots of likes and which get very few...

Obviously, a recent post by a friend of mine with her boyfriend at a wedding where they took a photo of the two of them side by side and captioned it "We clean up well".  That got lots of likes and comments.

I suppose I could take a photo of me with my cats or something, or dress in a tux and then put my cat in an outfit and then post that and caption it... "We clean up well".  That would probably get a lot of likes.

I'm also trying to get people to interact more with the posts, that's hard too... Although the problem I think as well is that Facebook maybe doesn't show posts consistantly.  I think they have a special method of rotating posts.  Like, I'll post something that will get no likes at first, and then 2 days later, it gets 2 or 3 posts and a comment in the span of an hour.  It's weird.

So another part of the conversation was that this person also was trying to beat their record likes... So, they will kind of think of things that might get a monster number of likes.

Life events seems to bring monster likes, as they told me that since they started tracking their likes, they got the most like when they graduated their master's degree.  Makes sense.  I feel like things of that nature get tons of likes and interactions.

I mean, post a photo of you getting your master's degree with you in your cap and gown on graduation day, and then post a photo of a sandwich.  Obviously, the cap and gown will get lots of interaction.

Life events get big time likes... Life milestones... For example...

The "ring show off" post for engagements.  TONS of likes for that.  I've seen a few of those in my feeds.

I'm having a baby also gets lots of likes.  Graduations, job promotions, new cars, buying a first home... Etc. etc.

Successes get lots, like reaching a goal of some sort, one of my friends got a single on the radio in England with the BBC, that got a TON of comments and likes.

So, I mean, a lot of success in Facebook and likes is about success in life.  People respond to success.  People don't respond well to boring things, like, check out this sandwich.  Unless it's funny, like if you're on vacation and the sandwich is the size of your face, that gets likes.  I've seen that posted before, and liked it myself.

It's all about thinking of something that people might say "NO WAY!" to.

People interact with shock and awe stuff, like, if you post something crazy interesting, selfie with a celebrity is a post... Or there's always society related posts, like two of my friends always post injustice related posts because they are teachers so they post about the school systems in public schooling and there's always a comment trail like 10 pages long where people get into debates and such.

Obviously birthdays get TONS of likes... Although, that's not really a post, that people posting on your wall, so it doesn't really count.  At least in the conversation I had, it didn't count for that person.

Anyway, so this person kind of inspired me.  The thing I find completely hilarious about all of this, is that even though we talked at length about social media (as we drank a couple of beers)... We never bothered to link up or exchange any info.  SO, the person left and went his way and I went my way, and I honestly?  I have no clue any of his contact info.

I don't even know their name.  All I know is that he was in the military about 10 years ago he's roughly my age and works a super corporate-y job now in the city and lives in the city.

File that one under epic social media fail.

Well, here's to 3 likes or more, and trying to figure out which posts bring in monster likes and which ones just get a tumble weed rolling in the wind in the desert.  Or crickets.  Lots and lots of crickets just chirping away.

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I want to record a song with Kanye West.  I mean, it just makes sense for it to happen.  Well...

Okay, maybe it doesn't make sense to him, or perhaps other people on the planet.  Perhaps, everyone else on the planet.

It makes sense to me though!

Let's review really quick:

  1. I was born in LA.
  2. I grew up in Agoura Hills.  Well, I mean, I moved back East here to Philly when I was about 8 ish years old.
  3. I used to sing songs on the swings at this place called Sunny Skies, which as basically the preschool thing I went to when I was a little kid... I know, you're like, what does this have to do with anything?  I'm getting to that.
  4. Kanye West lives in Calabasas.
  5. Calabasas and Agoura Hills are like neighboring towns.
  6. Kanye likes to make music.
  7. I like to make music... and I've always liked to make music since I was a little kid... See "number 3".  I used to sing to the counselors and other kids when I was like 5 or so years old and make up random songs on the spot while I would swing on the swings.
  8. Both our last names are West.  And our first names are similar.
  9. We both have lost our mom's... I suppose that's a strange argument but, it would definitely be a bonding point.

Okay... SO... that's not really a convincing set of arguments.

Here's the deal, basically... Don't you find it a little strange that out of all the places in the world that any two individuals could live...

Kanye West and myself... Kenny West... Lived within a stones throw of one another, just at different time periods?

He's there now, I was there in the 80s.  It's a big world.

Okay, this is going to get even more weird.

I just think that him and I are like... Sort of, musical soulmates.

You know?  Like, we obviously have different genres of music that we make and we're totally different people...

But, I just think that there could be some synergistic effects.

We could totally make some interesting tunes together.  Or even just one.  I would be cool with just making one song even.

I guess I just think it would be neat.

I do find it interesting about all those coincidences.

Even tonight I read an article about how Kanye West was Tweeting about "dragon energy".  I actually followed Kanye for the first time over the weekend... And I've been writing story on Twitter, that I like to refer to as a Story Tweet, or Twitter Story... My story is about dragons.

I just think there's a lot of coincidences happening.

So, yeah, I think ti would be cool to make a tune with Kanye.  Kanye and Kenny West.  Something, experimental, something that breaks the mold, breaks boundaries, you know?  Something that let's pure creativity flow.

That would be amazing.  I mean, he's a super creative dude, and I'd love to share my creative drive with his if he'd let me.

I just think that would be really cool.


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Tonight before I went to the gym I downloaded some music.  HAIM's debut release, and one of the LANY EPs.  Both are great.

I also used some leftover gift card money to download the albums... SO... Win win.

Both bands played Coachella... They also are both from LA... Like me.  Only they didn't move away, unlike me.

I put both the albums under a playlist called Coachella Vibes.

Hah.  I don't know why watching the live stream had such an effect on me, but it did.

Who knows.

The thing about life is, you never know why the things that captivate you, do what they do.

It's not really logical sometimes.  You just like the stuff you like or you don't.  You like the music you like, you like the people you like, the places you like... TV shows, movies.

We all just like stuff, or we don't.

Sometimes there's no rhyme or reason to it to.

My thing is, just like what you like, and like who you like, and like where you like... Etc. etc.

And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.  If you like something, that should be good enough.

Unless you just like everything.  I feel like that's a little weird or suspicious.  We were joking about that at work today.

If someone just liked EVERYTHING.  It would almost be "off" or strange.  I mean, nobody can like EVERYTHING.  That's just... Weird.

You have to not like some stuff.

It's only natural.

Sometimes you like stuff, sometimes you don't.

Anyway, I like HAIM and LANY.  And I liked the Coachella live stream.

And that's all there is to it.  Sometimes you just get caught off guard and you just feel passionate about anything, or something.

Like... Today, when I went to help a professor at work with a tech issue... She just caught me off guard.  I've actually helped her before once I think, like right after she was hired years ago...

Of course, her office wasn't fully decorated at that time.

Today when I went over to her office to help with the tech thing... I was just like... Wow, this professor is cool!  Or, well, at least I thought the office decorating was neat.  Hah.  I'm not gonna lie... I mean I'm sure she's cool too, but I was mostly just digging the wall decorations and what not that she had around the office which I thought were interesting.  Anyway I complimented her on one of the things hanging on the wall that I thought was cool and she was like... thanks my friend made it!  I was like... That's so neat!  I'm a fan of hand crafted or hand made art.

Although, her Wonder Woman framed 3d photo thing and her Wonder Woman mug were also pretty cool.

Anyway, problem was fixed, compliment about the wall art was given and then I went on my merry way and she went on hers...

And that's my story of the day.

Sometimes you just find cool stuff randomly.  Sometimes there's good music, and sometimes there's good art.  Anyway... I'm sure there will be more cool stuff tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after... Etc. etc...

Until the next cool or interesting find or event happens... Just enjoy the cool stuff right now.

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8 Dollar Bottle of Wine

So, I mentioned this 8 dollar bottle of wine I had over the weekend while watching the Coachella live stream.

What wine was it?  Just Barefoot wines.  It was the cabernet sauvignon.  You know, for being such a discounted wine, it's REALLY good.

Barefoot wines are generally pretty decent though.

Tonight I bought 2 random bottles of wine.  A red, and a white.  Not sure of who the brand is even, I know the red is an Italian wine and the white is another California wine.

I can't decide which one I want to open on Friday night.  I think I might go with the white wine... Just because I had red last weekend.  We'll see what I decide.  Who knows!

I'll be sure to update my choice.

These bottles I bought were more around the 10/12 dollar range.  Big spender.  I know.

Anyway, I'm saying my money so I can put it towards other things... Like fixing some siding that fell off my house during some recent storms because it was sooo windy.  And also... A ticket to Coachella next year.  At least that's my plan right now anyway.

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Basically, I stayed in all weekend and watched the live stream of Coachella from my couch.

It was awesome.  I think one of my goals is to get to Coachella in real life one day.  Maybe next year, or the year after.  We'll see.

The thing is though, I really enjoyed it.  Sure, it was weird to be here by myself for a whole weekend, but it actually wasn't bad.

I had even bought a bottle of cab sav to enjoy.  I opened it on Friday night, had some more on Saturday night and finished it Sunday.

Staying home all weekend is never a bad thing.  It saves money for one thing.  Money that can be put elsewhere and better use than to going out on the town paying for drinks and things.  I mean, I bought a bottle of wine at Wegmans for 8 bucks... It lasted me 3 nights.

One beer sometimes is 8 bucks.  I've gone out and bought plenty of 7 dollar beers and then you leave a dollar or two tip.

If you want food?  Forget it.

I could easily spend 100 bucks in a weekend going out.  Or a night even.

I mean, drinks, food, ticket to a show, parking...

Anyway, I've spent so many years going out... I guess, it's starting to seem more wasteful.  Like, my whole goal in the first place with going out was to meet someone... It never happens.

It just never does.

So, why waste money doing that?  I can put my money towards better uses.  Let the newly minted 21 year olds go out and have fun.  I'm 35.  I'm better off leaving work on Friday at 5, going to the wine store, picking up a nice bottle of wine, or even an 8 dollar one... And then having a glass or two on Friday and Saturday and finishing it off Sunday night.

There's plenty of stuff on Netflix... And as well, staying home also helps to tackle projects on my task list... I also might end up remoting into work for a little bit too, helps to catch up.

It's just a better idea to stay in.  Maybe go out once a month... But that's it.  There's no need to be going out every weekend or multiple nights a week.

Plus, what's the point?  If I haven't met her by now... I'm not going to.  Let's just assume there isn't someone out there for me.  Might as well put my efforts towards other things.

Anyway, so I plan to stay in again next weekend, find another good bottle of wine and find some things to watch on Netflix. And just work on things around the house.

Maybe I'll splurge a little and try to actually make it to Coachella in real life... And if not, there's always Couchella again.  I'll look forward to it.

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So, I'm watching this Stranger Things show... and another similar thing is that the girl in the show that is one of the main characters, her nickname is "L"... Or maybe "El" for eleven... It's a stretch...

But, it's just another thing that I thought was kind of similar to my Twitter story.  The girl who goes missing has a name that starts with L.

I mean, again, just a funny similarity.

I honestly couldn't imagine that the person who wrote Stranger Things was sitting there reading my tweets.

I mean, mostly because, how would they have found my tweets?  My Twitter account is so obscure, I don't really have many followers...

I don't know...

Seems so unlikely.

I tried to look up the writer to see if I knew who this person... Apparently he's from LA... So... Another similar thing, we're both from LA!

Hah.  The world is full of similar things though.

That's the thing about anything, is... You can find patterns or puzzle piece clues anywhere.

I mean, so one thing that happened to me is back in like 2012 ish, I had a dream about my mom dying...

I remember dreaming about construction in the backyard and there being construction equipment.

My mom passed away while her back porch was being completed.  The contractor even left the tractor in the backyard for a couple of weeks after.

And tonight, I got a piece of mail related to something about my mom and then her one cat knocked the mailing off the table out of a bunch of different things sitting on that table, she seemed to single out the one thing that was something about my mom.

I mean, there's always the possibility that anything is really connected, or, that two events happened... And they seem related enough that anyone can draw conclusions.

Anyway, I guess I just think it's strange for sure... But it's really not all that significant... I mean, I feel like the story of people disappearing and a town sheriff going on a search for those who disappeared is a story that's been told many times in lots of different ways.

So, I'll keep watching... It's a good show.  I'm enjoying it for sure.  Anyway... I'm excited to see what happens next!

More to come...

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It’s Trash Now

On the last trash day I threw out a vacuum cleaner.  It was old school, like 80s or 90s.  I'm pretty sure it still worked... The thing is though, it's not worth anything.  I probably could have tried to sell it or donate it, but it's just not worth the effort.

My thing is, if it's big and bulky and it's only going to fetch 10 bucks at most, it's not even worth the shipping or gas or effort, might as well just trash it.

It's crazy though the amount of things I've gone through and donated or thrown out or sold... And I still have space for stuff.

Like, my rule is basically that if I can buy a shelving unit and the shelving unit sits empty entirely... Then I'm done cleaning out.

But if I can buy a shelving unit for the basement or garage or whatever... And I STILL find things to put on it, even if it's old books or junk... I'm not done.

I recently bought a shelving unit and put it in the basement and had it filled up again within about 30 minutes.

It's kind of crazy the amount of things we accumulate.  A lot of it is useful, but a lot of it is also just junk and sits around collecting dust.

Like this vacuum.  I already have one.  But here was this perfectly okay working vacuum from like 1985... But, it's just collecting dust.

My rule is that I basically pick one thing a week, no matter what, I try to find one thing a week that I don't need anymore.  Last week it was this vintage vacuum.

Just trying to keep cleaning and clearing out little by little.

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Home Gnome

So, I've been trying to stay in more... like a lot more.


Simple... Saves money.  Every penny I don't spend, is a penny I can then put towards things that generate more pennies...

I need to upgrade my music software, so, that's like the next thing I'll be spending money on.

Or, invest more money in dividend paying stocks!

Also... there's a lot to do around my house.  I've been trying to toss this one carpet for a long while now... It's literally falling apart, so I have to cut it up piece by piece and vacuum up the mess.

I'm starting to clean out things more aggressively.  Just trying to toss junk, and donate things to good will...

The next phase will be to start painting and making the house into a little more home like... Also, I may just sell it... So, it needs to look nice if I decide to do that.

Trying to get my life in the direction that I want it.

Right now I just have too many things that weigh me down... Too much stuff, and responsibilities...

Not enough passive income that I can make in my sleep.

Too many cats.  Yes, they are cute, but... They take up SOOO much time!  Oh well, two of them are old lady cats.

I'm pretty sure in the next couple of years my life is going to be drastically different.

More passive income, less physical stuff... Less time spent feeding and cleaning up after cats.  Don't get me wrong, they are cute and I like them... They are definitely a pain in my butt though... It will be sad when they finally go... But the two older ones are kind of old for cats, it's not like they have lived short cat lives... They have definitely had a nice long cat life.  And a spoiled one too!  I spoil them like crazy.

Anyway... I'm hoping in a few years I'll have just gotten ride of a lot of the things I'm spending my time on and have much more time to focus on... Music!  And other creative things.

I've been going to the gym more.  The gym is great... Flat fee, stay as long as you like.  It's a great way to spend less money.  Plus it's good for you too, so there's always that.

Sometimes I go in the evening, sometimes i go in the early the morning before work.

I've been cooking dinners in more and watching Netflix more.

And trying to work on music more.  I'm getting a little further along in a song I've been working on, and I also have nearly finished the cover art for the song...

I guess I've just been finding that I've been doing all this stuff that isn't really want I want to spend my time doing.  So lately I've just been like... I'm going to spend my time doing what I want to spend my time doing.

And that's what I'm doing.

Staying home more.

The faster I get my dividend salary to the point where it can pay for all my expenses in life, the faster I can just start doing what I want with my time.

Which to me, is the point of life.

When you work a 9-5 job, you work for that organization and those people... When you reach financial independence, you do things on your own terms... Your own life.

AKA, make music all day.

Which is what I've wanted to do since I was a little kid.

I'll get there.

I just have to really start saying no a lot more... Just cut out more people, and more things that waste my money and time.

Add things that let me create music.

My dream is probably to just have a smaller house, or small flat somewhere, eventually no cats... A LOT more dividends coming in...  More music time, more gym time... Just spend my days doing my thing.

That's the plan.

A lot of people save up their paychecks to go on vacations... I say, I'll take vacation after I reach finical independence.

Until then... Just stay in, get up early and go to the gym... Save money, invest.  Invest, invest, invest... The more I make from dividends the more I can plow back in to making even more money.

I watch the HGTV channel though at the gym in the morning and they do these flips and renovations... I'm thinking I might perhaps try that one day too... I feel like flipping doesn't seem al that profitable though.  I mean... At least to me it doesn't.  I'd rather just hold dividend stocks.

But hey, who knows... I don't know what I'll do.

All I know is my current goal is to just keep building my dividend salary... Just slow and steady, month after month, keep pushing to the next goal.  It's hard to believe that at one point I thought 50 dollars a month was a lot... Now I'm WAAAAY beyond that in monthly investment income.

It definitely seems a bit like it's moving in slow motion, but it's going.

My biggest thing right now is that I focus on cost cutting... Just staying in, and growing the investment income and then using the rest to focus on music, which actually also does make a small bit of money too...  So really it's all a step in the right direction.

Just have to keep at it.  That's the thing... Everything pays dividends in the end, just takes time and persistence to get where I'm going.

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Up Up and Away

So, part of me cares, but another part of me kind of thinks it's almost comedic... Or, maybe comedic isn't the right word... It's more like, interesting I guess?

There are two things going up in my life... The first?  My dividend income per month.  As time is going by, my monthly dividend income stream has been slowly and steadily increasing.  Eventually... We all know where things are going with that.  It's only a matter of how quickly it rises.  They've even implemented new tracking stuff in my trading account to see the monthly performance, so it's now easier than ever to track my monthly investment income targets...

What else is going up?  The number of open tickets we have in our new ticket software.  Just as I predicted... It's steadily increasing.

Why?  It's simple math... We can't take care of the requests as fast as they come in.  It's just math, there aren't enough of us working and enough hours in the day to do all the work.

What's going to happen?  The tickets will just keep coming in, we'll close some, but more will come in than we can close.  We'll prioritize and then the ones we can't get to will just sit there collecting dust.

I guess because it's only a matter of time until I hit the tipping point on my investments and the income over takes my expenses... I care enough in the short term, but in the longer term, I don't really care as much because I'm on my way out eventually.

I mean, sure I have a few years... And at absolute MOST, I have 15 years of working left no matter what.  It's weird, it's like not winning  the lottery yet, but knowing that you will win the lottery and knowing the exact day you will.

My 50th birthday is big lottery day... In the mean time, my already established extra income wins the lottery on average 10 to 15 days a month.  That's how often I get dividend deposits now on my existing stuff... It's small, like my next one will be $12.60 on the 10th... So in 2 days.  I just got a whole cluster of deposits, like 3 or 4 on Friday, totaling about 20 some bucks.

The thing is... It's passive money too.  So, for example, at work, I get yelled at all day by people who are angry because their tech issue isn't working or mostly because they haven't had an answer yet and they submitted their ticket days before... As I type this, we have 90 tickets open.  I bet we'll be up above 100 open tickets by Friday.

Every time people call all upset and angry, I just look at my dividend deposits and say to myself... It's only a matter of time until some other poor sucker is in this seat getting yelled at.

Or maybe not... Who knows... The day I beat it, they may not decide to replace me... And then my coworkers will be the poor suckers.

The thing about it is... There's nothing they can do about it... Even if I make no additional investments, a lot of my holdings are dividend hiking stocks... So that means, they have a LONG track record for paying and increasing dividend payouts every year.  For example, one of my holdings has been paying a dividend for over 100 years and they have been increasing the dividend for 40 some years.

Either way, even if the company decides to skip a year for dividend hikes and hold steady... I'm still spending less money than I'm making, which means I'm adding to my investments.... And by adding to the investments...

You guessed it.  The dividends go up... up... up.... and away.

Everyone at my job hates it.  It's mostly because I do a lot of work, so I think they hate the idea of me riding off into the sunset to greener pastures... Although to be fair, no one wants to be broken up with... Especially when they've found a keeper... And let's face it, I'm quite the keeper when it comes to model employees, but honey... You just don't satisfy my needs like my investment portfolio is starting to... Sorry sugar.

I work in off hours, and right now, I have like half the open tickets on my plate... SO... I'm kind of a rockstar employee.  I don't mean to brag but... I work my ass off.

See, the thing is though, my passion is making music and writing books, and investing, and just being creative... Not getting yelled at by grumpy people because we don't have nearly the staff we need to reposed to their tech requests as quickly as they would like us to.

But it will certainly be interesting if someone in the VP area of things starts to question why so many tickets stay open... I mean, who knows, I doubt it... But perhaps one day they will notice and then be like... "Hey, maybe they need another tech?"

Wishful thinking.

Oh well... Like said, I only care enough to work hard in the short term because I know that each month that goes by, my investment salary inches up higher and higher getting closer and closer to covering all my expenses and then I retire and work on music and other creative endeavors full time.

For now, I watch the number of open tickets rise, and I watch my dividend salary rise... See which one reaches a tipping point first.


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Similar Things

So, I finally started watching Stranger Things.  Kind of late to the party...

It's weird watching it.  Like hair rising up on the back of my neck type of weird.


Because, it's just REALLY similar to a story tweets story that I wrote and posted on Twitter... That predates when this came out.  It's currently still on Twitter, tweet by tweet, date and time stamped.

Right now I just finished the third episode.

It just reminds me a lot of my own story.  I mean, a LOT.

Almost like the creators of Stranger Things read my story... And then wrote their own based off it.

I doubt this is true though.  The thing is... We live in one world together... A group of people, billions of us, all living together on this planet.  Trapped inside a bubble.

Odds are, we're going to share some of the same thoughts.

It's different enough that it's not plagiarism.  Although, I'm only on episode 3, so I mean, who the heck knows, there would be word for word dialogue later on... If that were the case, I'd be officially freaked out... Because that's not possible.

Obviously if there are any scenes that are exactly the same, I'm calling an intellectual property attorney and having things looked into...

But my stuff was posted on Twitter, in public... not copyrighted...

True.  I never submitted my stuff to That's fair... But also, I wouldn't sue for monetary compensation if there were actually some lifting of my material from my Twitter account used in Stranger Things...

Why sue then?

Simple.  I already have a million dollar trust fund, what the hell do I need more money for?  I don't need obscene amounts  of money... What's the point?  There is no point... I want something else... I want my book published and made into a movie.

I'd want Netflix to pick it up and turn it into a movie.

Or, I'd want the creators of stranger things to help me start my own creative career.

Kind of a weird thing to sue for.

I'm a weird guy, what can I say?

At any rate, I doubt they copied my stuff, the odds are so low.... But, like I said, humanity is a shared space.

Think about this, if you go out in the world and you tell something to someone, they then have that thought in their brain.  They heard what you said, and it's now in their brain.  That thought... It's inside them.  Even if they forget it... They heard it, and they thought about it... And it's now part of their memory.

The mind is a powerful thing, it remembers things we never thought it would remember.

And thoughts and memories?  Are highly contagious.

People are good at taking things in through their senses... And then sharing that stuff.

Ideas, concepts, language, experience... People absorb it all like a sponge, and then they share it with people, perhaps not by simply re-telling the exact same thing, but it is incorporated into what they say.  How they act.

We sweat experience, and others absorb that and in turn, replicate it out... It's a bit like a whisper down the lane...

You tell someone something that was told to you and they in turn tell others.

I'll entertain the idea that maybe someone who knows someone who knows the creators of Stranger Things might have read some or all of my story tweets, and then they in turn might have talked about it at some party, or out at some bar, and then someone else might have said something to someone else, who was then the person who was inspired to write it.

There's so many works of art though that are inspired by other things.

That's how being creative works, you are inspired to inspire others.

It's definitely a strange thing though to watch the events unfold with the missing kids in Stranger Things, it reminds me a lot of the story tweets story.

To be honest though?  I've had a lot of stranger things happen in my own lifetime so far.  So many experiences that just made me go.... Wow, that was freaky.

Too many to count.

Anyway, I'll keep watching Stranger Things and give an update as I watch more...

If there's anything so similar of a thing that it totally weirds me out, I'll be sure to post it right away!  Or, maybe I'll have to submit it to or something.  Haha...

Anyway, I guess I'll see.


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