MacBook In Library by Ezra Hilyer
MacBook In Library, a photo by Ezra Hilyer on Flickr.

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I do not absorb; I radiate!

I do not consume; I create!

This is my motto; it is my creed. I spend hours each day forcing my mind to follow that path. The majority of the hours in my day are not under my control; between my job, and the work I do on the house, I have perhaps 3 hours a day to spend as I wish.

I choose to spend that time in creative endeavors, not in fruitless consumption of mass-media, I choose not to have a TV for the simple reason that the time spent in-front of the Television, is wasted.

The time that I would spend there on the couch, I put into other things: this blog is one of those. I carry around a notebook, and write down ideas, that would otherwise evaporate; and in that time after work, and before bed, I take those ideas out, and expand upon them.

I would not be able to survive otherwise; I am not content to live my life as a bio-mechanical machine, to work my life for the pursuit of ‘Things’, I wish to experience life to a fuller extent than I have been able heretofore.

When I pay my bills, I do not pay them with simple dollars, but with hours of my life, each penny spent, is a part of my life that I have sold. When will the hemorrhaging of hours end? Will I forever be stuck in this perpetual circle of life from one paycheck to the next?

I refuse to accept this; I refuse to acknowledge even the chance of a life spent in this way. I wish to have my time free to create. To make this world a better place, and to explore all the avenues of thought.

There is precious little time to learn all that there is to learn, and to visit all the places in this world that hold beauty. Why spend all my life behind a desk, in a dark cellar? Or to weaken my eyes with the flickering images on a small screen?

I am going for a walk.
-Ezra