Issac Asimov, Bob Marley, Zach De la Rocha, Maynard James Keenan are my inspirations!
Asimov wrote the foundation series, if you have never read it I HIGHLY recommend everyone to absorb these books! I perceived a future through those books that was abounding with potential through use of an algorithm that was used to determine the outcome of situartions based on the history in that timeline. In this way statistically one could view the potentials of certain outcomes by applying a calculation of the past.
I think this is an analogy of the process we use everyday, we know the stove is hot, so we can judge how long we can leave our hand on the heat by how we have interacted with such things in the past.
Marley wrote about many things, and viewed the world in a certain way. I believe love, if consciously injected into a situation can make the situation better. It’s ok to be wrong, if we can learn from our mistakes. We are not here alone, we are allowed to exist from the gifts of everyone who came before us and everyone around us. This body isn’t even mine it was a gift from my parents, the air I breathe and the water I drink is not mine. If the world is viewed in this way, compassion is effortless.
De la Rocha also wrote about many things! Some of the band members also contributed to the lyrics of RATM so credit is due to them as well! Yes, we are not here alone, also we cannot allow others to use our energy for destruction if we intend to live sustainably.
Keenan’s public persona has influenced my life greatly, especially the lyrics in the la ter a lus album. Allowing oneself to be present in a situation, not analyzing or formulating, but BEING. Whoever you are, find yourself and do that, do that so irrevocably bright that the sun puts on shades.
I have learned, that we must be really great to deserve all these lies and hate.