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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Shutting down

So You've Decided To Shut Down.

By: St. Jovic

Copyright 2005, Jovic. All reproductions and theft of ideas will be subject to me bringing the beatdown to you and yours.Unedited version. Somebody please be brave enough to be my publisher.

Dedicated to: those disenchanted, you know who you are.Hey, listen to They Might be Giants' "Memo to Human Resources"

"He helped me through house arrest!"-Pareng Erap
"I hate this guy. He is counter-productive to the movement"-J. Stalin
"Better than what I did in the bunker!"-A. Hitler
"My favorite reading material. When I'm alone in the shed I reach for this one!"-T. Kazcynski

You've completely lost the plot and are wondering aimlessly confused on what to do now. You may be one of the following:

The reality disenchanted, having a distate for the world.

One of Society's outcasts, misjudged for your unique qualities and skill set.

Or the one of many who live in a stupid country in a stupid town who went to school learned nothing and are just tired and angry.

Well, I have come up with some usefull advice for you out there, for your info-tainment.

Based on my experience and research, I have spent 2 years of my life out of circulation(after high school, now after leaving college, starting my third) in "polite"(word used very loosely) society. I have developed an ability to do "Productive Nothing".

I decided to write this guide (read this advice as a guide not a personal mantra) so as not to end up like so much degenerate filth. Also, to share my advice to others.

I have been frequently asked how do I do it, how do you keep going/survive for so long? What keeps you going? The answer is simple; I take my life in steps, I pace myself. A day at a time, this is how I believe life should be lived. Things have a way of taking care of themselves. there are no real problems. Desire is said to be the force that keeps us going, it is what keeps me going. Hope and desire to see change, to see things to an end (mmmm...cheesy!). As for wants and needs one requires patience and good judgement. I have been subject to some impulses,resulting mostly in regret. One must look into detail some things before giving in to wants and needs. I try not to think of EVERYTHING all of the time. Things that I don't need to let in my thoughts stay out of my thoughts. I don't let my desires consume me, you can always put wants away until they present themselves physically. In this case it helps to be prepared.



This was one of my solutions when I decided to shut down; To not go out of the house for months at a time(to be discussed in later chapters),house arrest(just like Pareng Erap) if you will. your solution may vary. other solutions on what to do with your time will be presented in other chapters(farming, travel, when it comes to me). But for now remember who's guiding who here? thats right, ME.

Things you will need to do:

1. Save up: For possible emergencies. And when "desires present themselves physically".
2. Get more sleep: you have a lot of time, use it. In this case sleep is productive, it rests the mind and body. It also makes forgetting useles things easier.
3. Clean up: Baths help you relax.Also possibly the only time you get to stretch. Clean and organize your space(Feng Shui, baby, but not that magical BS they sell, organize logically in order that you dont bump into things and the like).
4. Get a hobby: A real hobby. A hobby is a productive use of your time. Note Watching TV listening to the radio and reading a book are not hobbies at all (you numbnuts out there, cooking is a hobby, eating is not, unless you are mastering chewing technique) they are activities.Hobbies require skills and practice(like video games). Hobbies are things you do with your head and hands and require active participation.
5. Limit contacts: Limit contacts to those who really matter(in my case you know who you are, hear you me!). You are shutting down, right. people can still be freinds even if they don't talk/contact each other all the time. learn who are your real freinds and who are your acquaintances.

*more next chapter.
Stay tuned.


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