Misplaced Trivialities!

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It is that time of year when what people say can really make themselves look so small and trivial with respect to what is currently happening around the world especially those working in businesses which got me really thing about the whole thing.

When you think of it we are surrounded by a world in which people are starving because of ecological disasters most man made, being killed because of their belief, nations are fighting wars or states of cease fire, women are being suppressed and discriminated and my more injustices.

Then I work for and with people who put such things as sales targets, sales figures, league tables and the such as more important than anything else to a point they make peoples lives a misery if they miss any of this which are frankly are such trivial things in the big pictures of things.

It got me thinking about these people in question just how foolish and trivial they sound especially at a time of year when some of us think of people who are less fortunate than ourselves especially those people who are alone at this time of year. That is Christmas which now has become a celebration where families, friends and strangers come together regardless of religion and creed.

It may be than I think too deeply especially about the bigger picture of the world around me but I do see just how such things in reality in the end have no real relevance to the world around us as they are constructs of our society and it’s flaws rather than Universe around us!

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Killing the Magic of Christmas!

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As always the modern world and modern way of doing business is killing the magic of Christmas replacing it with a festival geared around the commercial race to attract people to buy as many presents from the retailers who fall over themselves to attract the customers.

This has resulted each year over the past decades Christmas for the retailers starts earlier and earlier each year along with their winter sales but now each year the sales simply failing more and more to attract the customers who a simply becoming numb or even excited by Christmas itself.

In the end all the retailers are doing is getting themselves in a vicious circle which has ended up both devaluing Christmas and the Sales they depend on as after all if the customer is always faced by Sale almost constantly through the year. So all the retailers have successfully done is kill off the goose which laid their golden egg as after all Sales used to be those special events for short periods of time scatted throughout the year which attracted customers in to spend money and look for a bargain.

Now why should people even bother with Sales and Christmas itself as after all they can buy bargain any time and even on line so now people simply are not attracted to retail stores especially in Sales and Christmas.

My personal view the retailers should wake up to what they are doing as if they continue down the route of constant sales and starting Christmas earlier and earlier it will eventually make the whole process of sales financially a total waste of time and money for them as they will gain nothing from them including more business.

It is one of those things that retailers should step back and really think about what they are doing and one of those times where they go back to times past when sales and Christmas were more special and were both shorter and more intense time periods.

Sadly no one will listen to likes of myself as all retailers and their executives see is the falling profits from their constant sales and rather than doing what everyone else would do step back and study what is happing, they just put on more sales in faint hope it will cure the problem!

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Journal of a Lost Soul Part CDXVII

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Not exactly been best days off from work in so much for the last day and today I have been resting taking cough medicine to finally break the cold I have had all week but it has to be done or it will be Doctor time if it is not broken next week!

Last few days have not been exactly productive but much needed after all I need to be in full fighting form Tuesday as I have a Manager to put in their place after all I am getting fed up of being messed around by those who frankly do not know how to do their job and upset customers with some very silly promises.

All this once again make me feel like my life is in hold yet again which seams to be story of my life currently.

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Steampunk: Dreams of a Golden Age!

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Myself I am not surprised that Steampunk has taken off recently especially in the United States and starting to take off here in the United Kingdom as I see it as a natural reaction to the modern world around us which has become very grey, sterile and bland.

I see it as a natural reaction to a modern world which is becoming more grey and sterile especially for those people who need to live in a world which is far more colourful and forward looking than the world they see around them. They are looking backwards to a world which was far more alive in so much the Victorians we far more innovative, forward looking and not afraid to do new and grandiose things something which simply does not happen any more.

Some people will see this as escapist and looking at Victorian World with rose tinted glasses which is true but there is this underlying thing missed by those people it shows a growing disillusionment with a modern world around them.

But as always these people will regard such groups like Steampunk as another group of dreamers who need dismissing and they will sadly continue their grey lives obvious to the world is falling into nothingness around them.

Just sometimes it is good to be a dreamer and different!

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Journal of a Lost Soul Part CDXVI

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It is certainly going be a cold winter here so lucky I and my partner have moved into town as it will at least we can keep our house warm unlike old house which was horrible to keep warm. So this year, unlike last year, we will have a warm and comfortable winter which will be very pleasant thing to look forward to this year.

As always work is still a bit of bugbear as always not helped by the unprofessional attitude and lack of real knowledge of how to do things from a number of people who really should know better as they are supposed to be trained and experienced enough. The result as always is a very unhappy work place both for the employees and customers made even worse by the fact they really do not understand the damage they are doing.

But as always I will survive the turmoil at work because as always I do my job and dam good at it as proven my record at work. Once again I have to blow my own trumpet as no one else will.

Other than that life has been pretty quiet as a cold has laid me low the second this year much to my annoyance which has not helped my mood so much. Though not all bad as I have a long weekend ahead away from work and the trouble of the world which is much needed at the moment.

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Journal of a Lost Soul Part CDXV

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Today and the last few days have not been my best because I have had one of those colds which will not go away and it’s decided to make my life difficult. Add to this I dislike being ill especially when it forces me to rest all day doing nothing other than sit on the laptop in the front room trying to keep warm.

On silver lining come out of the whole last few days is that I have managed to get the new version of my own personal social network, On the Other Side!, using WordPress and Buddypress which has got to a point it can be open for business. Though it will only open to friend and acquaintances as a way to keep in touch of people outside of the main social web sites.

It has also been the main reason why I have been quiet over past few weeks as working on the social web site has taken most of my time as I have been selecting the WordPress plugin I needed to create the site I wanted. It has all been very useful exercise in the end as always it has been a very useful learning experience for me.

Plus work once again has been taking too much out of me to a point that outside of work I am either too tired or ill to do anything else or even think of my future. Something has to change as this really not an acceptable place for me to be at currently!

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Wake Up Mainstream Social Sites!

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What I find so funny currently with the major Social Web Sites like Facebook they are starting to invest and look into virtual social networks or they have been in last few years. But if they had actually paying attention to what was going on on the Internet they would find that they are some 10 years too late!

If they had been paying attention they would of noticed that such a virtual world which already has become a virtual social network something the likes of Facebook are striving to create and promote which is called Second Life.

I know that Second Life may of started off with the idea of becoming a game but over it’s 10 year history it has become a social network for a large majority of it’s residents to a point the people within Second Life now met in so called real life even socialise in real life much as they would via the more traditional social networks like Facebook.

It was the residents of Second Life not Linden Lab the owners who changed the nature of what Second Life and Linden Labs were smart enough to allow the residents to do this as they have certainly ensured Second Life future and place as the future of Social Networks themselves.

As I keep point out myself and likes of Facebook are waking up far too late to the fact virtual worlds like Second Life are the true future of social networks especially when the technology which allows people to immerse themselves in the virtual worlds themselves. At which point Second Life and Linden Labs are already well ahead of the game to take advantage of such technologies.

I have always found socializing within virtual worlds likes of Second Life far more rewarding and easier as it tends to be a more instant socializing over the internet and not the bitty/broken socializing that traditional social networks provide. Add to this the rich virtual worlds created by the residents themselves are far more stimulating to the senses.

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