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The Key(s) to True Happiness

Why can’t anyone be happy with what they have?
Do your possessions own you?
Stop and smell the roses…

Why can’t anyone be happy with what they have?

I have pondered over this question for years now, and still no answer. Nothing I have done (and probably nothing I will do) can lead me to uncover the answer. It has boggled my mind since the first time I tried becoming enlightened. The only conclusion I came up with is that it is in human nature to WANT. It must be something neurological, because it is etched into our brains. I cannot rid myself of this curse, no matter what I do. What should I do? What can anyone do? No one is ever satisfied with what they have. Think about it: every time you get something, you want something else. An endless cycle, and it is truly impossible to stop. There is a bottomless void and it is only filled by possessions (until you die). If anybody has ever come that far let me know. There is no logical explanation to this (none that I’ve found), and so I am just going to stick with my earlier statement: it is in human nature to behave this way; uncontrollable.

I have been pushing forwards, trying to make it better, and I have progressed a bit, but not enough to give up all worldly possessions. There are some things I just can’t let go of. I am certainly not willing to go as far as the Buddhist monks and isolate myself, meditating for hours and hours on end. My main point is to just TRY not caring about your items as much. In the end all they do is blind you from true happiness.

Do your possessions own you?

You are a slave to what you own. Charge your ipod, water your plants, make your bed, pay your bills, take care of your car. Now I’m not telling you to just find the closest stranger and give all of your belongings away; no. All I’m saying is that there could be more freedom involved. Stop making your bed, no one cares how neat it is, and who do you have to impress? Get a crappier car; then it won’t matter if it gets damaged. You get a couple scratches on it, no big deal! Buy a cheaper house, or move into an apartment. Less payments, more money in your pocket, for things like vacationing.

Just downgrade a bit. Like Tyler Durden always says, “Things you own end up owning you.” A lovely Fight Club quote. Amazing movie, for those of you who haven’t seen it. It’s a must if the only thing you want is to NOT want.

Stop and smell the roses.

Try and be happy with what you have. Take the good from the bad. Try to take a negative and turn it into a positive. Stop and admire the world around you; the clouds, the sun, your family, a warm meal, the roof over your head. Be grateful and hold things most dear to you close at hand. Have the ability to let that which does not matter truly slide. Forgive and forget. Don’t spend all of your time troubling about the past. It will not help you whatsoever. Worrying about the future won’t either. Mapping out all possible outcomes is just crazy, and it’s all a very deep state of paranoia. The future is just a projection of what YOU think, not the actual outcome. Just relax, sit back, and enjoy life. No point in trying to stop something that is out of your control.


– Be happy with what you have.

– Don’t let your possessions own you.

– Stop trying to impress people.

– Calm down and let life be the way it’s supposed to be.

– Stop trying to control everything.

The New Underground Project


5-28-09: Initial Release

5-29-09: Update to explain the new project!

At 7pm Central time today, I will reveal here what the new project is.  Whatever you thought it was, throw it out the window because it is not even close.

Imagine a magical blender where you blend in these ingredients:

  • 1 cup cleverness
  • 1 cup sly
  • 1 pint smartass
  • 10 oz of erotica material
  • 1 liter of content
  • 1/2 gallon of controversy
  • a crapload of strawberries
  • and a sticker on the side of the blender that says anti-tx3000 forever.

The result of the magical drink is the new Underground project.  Keep your eyes open!

It is time of release.  What is the new project?

Let’s face it. Being suspended for the third time on has made me open my eyes and to start entertaining other possibilities.  There are a lot of great articles we want to write in the future, but if bringing them here onto this main blog is going to risk us getting into suspension number 4, and perhaps a deletion, is it worth the risk?

It is a question I ask myself every time I write a questionable post here on the blog.  You think you are under the radar, but sooner or later someone is going to complain, and we get a 9 day suspension.  It could have been worse, we would have been deleted and I would have lost everything.  Now that would suck right?

In order to combat this, I am announcing the rebirth of the sister site to this blog called “Welcome to the Other Underground”.  At that blog, the quantity of articles will be less, but it will receive the same type of attention and love as this main blog does.  Any article that is questionable for posting here will be posted on the other blog, coined “V2”.  Since it is a self-hosted wordpress blog, that means we can do what we want without fear of shutting it down if it violate’s its Terms of Service.

The benefits: Cooler themes, more plugins, and more provacative articles!  You cannot go wrong with that.  Expect back and forth traffic between the two blogs.  It will be good times.  If you want to check it out, you can type

Tug = The Underground (for short).  Pretty cool, eh?  Now go check it out!

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Dirty Secrets About Hotel Drinking Glasses

Well, apparently, even the glasses at the hotels aren’t good enough anymore. Why? They may not even be clean! A hidden camera investigation shows that water glasses in your hotel room may never reach a dishwasher or even water:

Versatile1 edit: Because Voltaire’s video embed didn’t work, here is the link to the source with the video: Link