Humans, No More Important than Ants

To most human beings, an individual ant means absolutely nothing. It is a minuscule insect among billions that appear exactly the same to the untrained eye. 

Fellow humans, when you look at our existence within a greater perspective you will start to grasp that we are nothing more than the ants we perceive as insignificant. The earth is nothing but a speck of dust within an infinitely expanding space. In the grand scheme of existence each of us humans on this speck of dust are no more important than the bugs stuck to our windshields.

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If your god claims he is the only path to heaven please pass this message along to him.

I’m a good man. I’m good to my fellow humans. I’m good to all animals and creatures. I’m good to the earth. I’m good to myself. I’m good for the sake of being good. Not for any religion. Not for any government. Not for any group or club. I’m good because I want to spread happiness and health on this earth.

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I haven’t showered in 6 months

Yeah, that’s right, the last shower I took was on April 20th, 2013, exactly 6 months ago. Why have I done something crazy like this? Well, the answer is simple: to conserve water. At first I thought it would be quite the challenge, but I learned quickly that I do not need water to pour out from a shower-head above me in order to stay clean. Water is naturally available all over and it cleans me just as well from a trickling creek, a rushing river, a placid lake, a pounding ocean wave, or dripping from the sky. 

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Today is a monumental day for me.

I just parted ways with my last business shirt and slacks. I’ve been holding on to one outfit for times when I may need to impress a potential client, colleague, or investor. No longer will I conform in this manner to a way of life that I don’t see fit for myself. No longer will I support a way of being that I don’t see as necessary. 

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Bamboo Bike was STOLEN!

(9/7/2013) I’m really excited that my BAMBOO BIKE WAS STOLEN! Let’s use community action to take this problem and turn it into something Good!

If the bike is returned to me, I will bike it across the United States doing good for others and inspiring others to Do Good too!

Please share this photo to help the bike get returned to me and to help start a Do Good revolution!

Keep your eyes open, San Diego!

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Rob Life is Hard

Life is Hard

Life is hard.

It’s hard for the wealthy and the poor.

It’s hard for the young and the old.

It’s hard for the country folk and the urban dwellers.

It’s hard for the healthy and the terminally ill.

It’s hard for the simple livers and the livers of complex lives.

It’s hard.

Life is hard for all of us.

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The Great Earth Revival

We live in an interesting time, an exciting time. We live in an era where we just may witness the survival or the extinction of the human race. We are destroying the natural world much faster than it can heal itself. We are aware of our destruction, but most humans are just too lazy to do what needs to be done. Most of us are too lazy to think past our own little lives. Billions of humans deny or completely avoid the fact that they are destroying the environment. Maybe that’s a way of self protection, a way to feel okay about their lives. Maybe it’s feeling helpless and hopeless, like their actions don’t count.

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Make it your goal to fail today.

Nobody is perfect. In fact, perfection would likely be an imperfection in most people’s mind. So next time you have a desire to try something but are scared, just do it! You won’t be perfect. You probably won’t even be good, but you’ll get good if you accept that you are not and work at it. Or maybe you’ll just try it once, gain some experience, and have fun. Realize that it’s ok to be imperfect and you will free up your mind and spirit.

To succeed you must fail. And to achieve great success you will probably have many failures to get there. No matter what you are doing, from rock climbing, to writing, to photography, to building a business. The best rock climbers have fallen off the most rocks. The best photographers have taken the most crappy photos.

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A Different Perspective: Day 83

07/11 (Day 83)

As I stood outside in the dark peeing on a bush I tried to remember what happened today but I just couldn’t. It took me a lot of pondering to remember if I went outside much or if I went anywhere at all. I couldn’t remember if yesterday was today or where I woke up this morning. I slowly pieced it together and realized I didn’t leave the house for more than a few minutes at a time. When I woke up I turned on the computer while still on the couch and the morning continued in that fashion. I spent nearly the entire day writing, emailing, and facebooking. I did go outside to pee on the same bush a half dozen times and each time I stretched out my body a bit. I also walked a few blocks to fill up my water jugs at the leaky fire hydrant. I was plenty hydrated but I didn’t eat much at all leaving myself somewhat delirious. I wouldn’t call it a lazy day because of the amount I accomplished and the fact that I barely took a second to be unproductive. It’s a very different kind of productivity from the last 82 days though. Many times I intended to put my computer away but each time I found myself still on it hours later.

Here are some insights into my mind on Day 83 of living a minimal impact lifestyle…

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