About

I’m Brandon. I’m a writer and I want the world to be a better place.

 

These are my stories…

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Lysette Davis says:

    Hello Brandon,

    My name is Lysette, and I too will be in the Philippines for the Peace Corps in a few months. I really enjoy reading your blog! Thanks for posting!

  2. Hey Lysette! I hope you are excited! Can’t wait to meet you! If you have facebook, you should join the Peace Corps group and do stuff like that. It’s fun to meet people before you meet them. Over and out!

  3. POPS says:

    What and how we will be the future depends on what we do now. Every single act and thought plays a role in shaping our existence, in both life and death. the law of causality permeates and molds the great eternal flow of cosmic life. What, then, are the practical implications of this philosophy? How should it affect our conduct and our outlook? In the first place it provides us with the courage to challenge both life and death. It enables us to see death not as some terrifying unknown but as a normal phase of existence that alternates with life in an eternal cycle. Second, it teaches us to treasure the life we are now living and to try to make it as worthwhile as possible. If we believe in our hearts our present behavior creates and determines our future existences, we will strive to cultivate ourselves and make the most of what each day offers. Third, it teaches us that the only way to fulfill the potential of the human race is to live just, kind, benevolent and compassionate lives. We are helped by being aware that each activity in which we engage can be the source of growth and self-reformation. It is comforting to know that the seeds of good fortune we amass by means of our conduct are undiminished by death, integral with life itself and enhance our eternal self. Finally, this way of thinking enables us to control and subdue our instinctive desires, redirecting them in such a way as to elevate our state of being. We learn to avoid the pitfalls of hedonism and pessimism, to find joy and truth in compassion rather than in an ephemeral hope for rebirth in some other world. Think about it.

  4. POPS says:

    In life, we should not be totally absorbed with only immediate realities. We must have ideals and strive to achieve them, transcending present realities. On the other hand we should not allow ourselves to become alienated from reality. We can change nothing unless our feet are planted firmly on the ground.

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