Restructuring My Career

Once I worked for a video editing house, my plan was to become a freelance video editor… Or maybe it wasn’t. o_O

Photo: Marcus Lemonis, Bre Pettis, Bill Cammack.

Everyone who has been reading along knows I’ve seen every episode of The Profit.

I like the style Marcus Lemonis uses to involve himself with companies.

In an early episode, he told the wine people something to the effect of he isn’t a consultant and that he doesn’t help companies he has no ownership in.

That may even have been in the first season. I immediately thought about what it is that I do and what makes it different from what he does.

As a freelance video editor, I *am* a consultant or a mercenary or however you’d like to consider it.

People have a need they can’t fulfill via the staff they currently have, so they contact a freelancer to do the work and then disappear.

This is great for everyone involved, because the freelancer doesn’t have to go to work at somebody’s office every day, and the client doesn’t have to pay for days when the freelancer isn’t working. Continue reading “Restructuring My Career”

Politics Without Personality

Your time will be better spent making yourself the person you claim to be instead of claiming to be the person you will never be.

As you’re aware, I was studying losers last year -> BillCammack.com/tag/loser-society/.

That’s over now, but I wanted to discuss a situation where I feel that people are damaging themselves under the guise of affirming their beliefs. Continue reading “Politics Without Personality”

“King’s War” Commentary

A highly-fictionalized account of the fall of the Qin dynasty and the founding of the Han dynasty.

ok.. I just watched this insanely-long television series called “King’s War” or “Legend of Chu and Han”.

ChuHan.173.com

netflix.com/title/80160391

I’m sure it’s **EXTREMELY** fictionalized, đŸ˜€ but it explains the fall of the Qin dynasty and the founding of the Han dynasty.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu–Han_Contention

The budget for this thing had to be a gazillion dollars because there are 80 episodes that are 45 minutes each, which makes sense for a television show because that’s an hour minus commercials.

Basically, the point they were making is that people can’t get along. đŸ˜€ Continue reading ““King’s War” Commentary”

Mediocracy / The Overarching Psychological Failure Of Separatism

If you remove losers from your society, guess what, *YOU* become the new losers.

According to Wikipedia, this is the definition of Separatism: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separatism

A common definition of separatism is that it is the advocacy of a state of cultural, ethnic, tribal, religious, racial, governmental or gender separation from the larger group. While it often refers to full political secession,[1] separatist groups may seek nothing more than greater autonomy.[2] While some critics[who?] may equate separatism with religious segregation, racist segregation, or sexist segregation, most separatists[who?] argue that separation by choice is not the same as government-enforced segregation and may serve useful purposes. There is some academic debate about this definition, and in particular how it relates to secessionism, as has been discussed online.[3]

Separatist groups practice a form of identity politics, “political activity and theorizing founded in the shared experiences of injustice of members of certain social groups”. Such groups believe attempts at integration with dominant groups compromise their identity and ability to pursue greater self-determination.[4] However, economic and political factors usually are critical in creating strong separatist movements as opposed to less ambitious identity movements.[5]

In short, separatists of any brand, white, black, lesbianic, whatever, are seeking an environment where only they exist, like Williamsburg.

Here’s the problem…

If you live in a society when you would rather live in a different society, you are a loser. Continue reading “Mediocracy / The Overarching Psychological Failure Of Separatism”

Bullying

My experience with bullying is that it merely points out to me who needs to get got.

A friend of mine asked a question on social media about bullying yesterday.

The day before, I had had a conversation with a different friend where I was trying to understand a concept I don’t believe in that he wholeheartedly believes in.

Because of the previous conversation, I approached the bullying question with “Do I understand what bullying is?” Continue reading “Bullying”