Why stay in the dark when you can spread the light?

In moments throughout history, there have been many times when the proper spread of accurate information has completely determined the outcome of history. In fact, in most cases this would have to be true.

As people are faced with ever more opportunity and stimuli in society, there are so many variables that catch a human being at a vulnerable moment and lead them into paths of self destruction.

Whether they are suffering some form of mental abuse or extreme pressure in life that gives them cause to find any kind of substance abuse (to alleviate the stress or pressure) or emotional abuse from anyone in their world, there are countless forces that are always acting upon humanity that are capable of reducing even the strongest into someone who is just trying to cope.

It is easier to stay compartmentalized in our own respective corners, tending to ourselves and our family and allowing the rest to just get by as they may.

But, in many cases, we have information, life experience, or unique knowledge that can help another person from falling deeper into an abyss that seems omnipowerful to them.

Given how specialized knowledge and experience has become for the human species, isn’t it a general act of kindness to be willing to take something for which one has unique knowledge, and share that in a certain manner (as may be required) in order to help others transverse the chasm they are facing?

We all need of some of this expertise and most of us are capable of delivering some of our own unique expertise to others. It strikes me that spreading light is just one of the prerequisites to being a really good citizen of planet earth. 

Happy Saturday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!