Being creative and using your imagination is important and lead to the greatness of death metal and black metal, so taking that concept further, I'd like to shine some light on things that are seemingly more important than others, in a daily life. Thinking more along the lines of only involving yourself with things that benefit you, even potentially, is an excellent start. That's not to say that being selfish is entirely good, either. Hopefully this'll help people see life a little differently, if they desire to.
*Lets face it: TV is so fucking boring. You're staring at a piece of sheet rock (conceptually speaking) that has zany visual effects built inside of it. Yes, you're watching something (maybe even something educational), but the way its presented is brainless. It's the mental equivalent of staring at a wall, and how stimulated is your brain when you do that?
- After having spent your whole life growing up surrounded by people that advocate it, it might be a little tough to think outside the idiot box. Move your television aside and make room for a guitar and amp to fuck around on during commercials, even. Anywhere is a start, even trying to learn your favorite riff for starters. What's cooler than playing that awesome first part of Apocalyptic Warrior as loud as can be so you can FEEL its intensity? Sounds invigorating, AND it gets your head to where it needs to be.
- Those obnoxious things take up a large amount of room, especially for what accommodates it, like an entire room of your house, and not to mention the furniture to really set that "family bonding" sort of mood. Turn it off when nothing's on and pick up a book to read, maybe even put on some Wagner to help get your imagination going (assuming you're watching TV in your lonesome).
- When those FUCKING annoying commercials come on and start yelling at you to buy their magic paste (and behind the scenes overdose on cocaine), turn that godawful shit off, because no one wants to hear it, despite what those corporations think. Go to your fridge and make yourself something healthy, like a salad or a bowl of the most nutritious cereal you've got. Healthy eating leads to healthy lifestyles, plus it makes you feel like you won the lottery every time you wake up. All that fat in your body physically demotivates you and doesn't make you want to get out of your chair even, it's literally just a waste.
- The Discovery channel is awesome, you can see extremely remote locations throughout the world and take a peek at different cultures...but it's being projected to you. Imagine yourself standing on top of Mount Everest, no television or video could ever emulate the overwhelming sense of accomplishment you would feel. Travel the world (if you've got the funds for it) and personally witness the beauty of the simplest of things in life: Mother Nature. They don't call it the great outdoors for no reason!
*Jobs suck, don't deny it. Especially if you're putting cover sheets on TPS reports before they go out and in a cubicle from 9-5, very mandated lifestyle. Seek to go "out of bounds" in a way, but don't light your place of employment aflame. Jobs that pay you to help them make money for themselves aren't where you want to work.
- If you have a boring/stressful job, now's the best time to start thinking of a new place that will hand you paychecks in their name. Get brainstorming on productive careers that might interest you. For example, solar energy engineering. You're getting paid to help keep the Earth green, where's the stress in that? Just think of jobs you can use to your advantage, and the planet's as well.
- Volunteer jobs don't get you closer to that Ferrari, why bother? Think of who you're helping, and who you're helping with. People at non-profit organizations are often very intelligent in the fact that they care little to nothing about how much they are paid for what they want to help or create. Being around people like that boosts your own self-esteem, which will hopefully motivate you more to live life similarly.
*Video games............everyone's favorite. Nothing's more fun than kicking virtual ass, probably because you can't do it in real life. That's most likely why it's so fun, shooting people in the head and being rewarded for it? Fucking awesome...or is it? What you've been sold is a disc that WANTS you to suck the hours out of your life, all to achieve something that doesn't even REALLY exist, for as long as it spins and occupies space on your hard drive. World of Warcraft is an excellent example, no game takes "being a loser" to such a positive end. Being rewarded for playing a combined total of 5000 hours isn't anything to tell your friends about, don't even consider it a good thing to know. All those hours of playing and you're paying $14 a month to a VIDEO GAME CORPORATION that makes more money than some third-world countries, and why? Because they know how to hook your sorry ass, making you WANT to play their game so THEY make that $14 a month. Exponentially, that's $14 to 14 MILLION people playing it, there's a reason it's so addictive. Video games are legal heroin, and encouraged. Makes perfect sense, at least to a shareholder.
- Ever wonder why there's a new "NEXT GEN!" FPS coming out every quarter? Probably because it's based on visual effects, like television, that are engineered to make you want to play it and experience it every waking hour of your life. In reality, you're only experiencing code moving in different ways, shapes and colors on your monitor. Experience REALITY -- go buy a pair of dumbbells and some weights to slap on them. Since you're probably pale and afraid of sunlight, you can use them in your own room if you want, with all the privacy you want (I wouldn't want to go publicizing my pale and fragile physique to the general public, so that's even more motivation). The best part of them is that there's hardly any exercise you CAN'T use them for, and getting jacked makes you desire THAT more than the video games, so take your pick. It also rids you of your virginity so your friends will stop making fun of you.
- Ask your friends (if you have any) if they want to do something, most of them smoke pot so you can always just go do that instead of wasting your life away sucked into a virtual reality. Even doing nothing important under the blissful spell of marijuana is more beneficial than staying home, alone, sober and bored while you're raiding some digital enemy. Go out and have some fucking fun, it's even better if you're with people who think the same way. Try to get constructive with it though, otherwise you're just doing the same thing you were before.
- Instead of double-clicking that .exe to end the night, browse the internet and find things that interest you more. Stumble works wonders, just type in your interest criteria and it randomly brings up any site related to what you've specified. That'll give you something to do instead of getting the next tier set, because you're gaining something in return for your time invested with it. Video games are an exception to the latter, as false as that is to some (worthless) people.
There's a lot of subjectivity in this, and subjectivity in those who read it, along with my sarcasm. Meant for people curious enough to stumble upon this site in the first place.