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Ever Wanted To be Somebody Else?

The whole superhero cartoon/comics/Hollywood industry is built on this concept. They prey on the weak minded. Escapism is the name.

This desire to be another is a form of running away. The ever unpopular nerd, heavily addicted to role-playing games, is a perfect example of this. Imagine the character Clarke, escaping into superman costume in his head righting the wrongs.

To experience the negative effects of shrinking away from reality you don’t have to fly too far. It comes in many forms, some rather subtle, and prevents us from doing what we need to do to improve the circumstances of our real lives.

Whenever you fly into fantasy you are trying to avoid your “real self” because it poses some kind of challenge in real life, something you don’t want to face. Pretty crazy stuff. That way of attempting to negate our personal responsibility and to avoid the discomfort of existential pains or things that are beyond control.

We are ultimately responsible for all the decisions that we make and the actions that we take, but living in a fantasy world is a way of absolving ourselves of the consequences of our actions. When you escape you no longer have problems and don’t have to face realities.

Achieving Goals Vs Fantasy World

Ever wonder why New Year resolutions never pan out. Most people plan but it never comes to pass. They are masters at creating a fantasy goal but are really bad at follow through. Excess planning is another form of escapism. Most people that succeed proceed to action with little or no information. However, when a fantasist creates life goals they can’t avoid but to engage in fantasy about how, when and where they will be a year from now. Fantasy world rarely disappoints except when time passes and you don’t do anything.

Oops There Goes Gravity!

Life has a way of waking you up. Take the guy who imagines and visualizes himself being an alpha male approaching women and sweeping them off their feet. Then goes to a club and see that, not only he can’t use his fancy talk there because of the loud music but also women are so distracted they barely pay attention.

Reality hits him and withdraws and crawls back home. That’s how most fantasist operate. The drum up another fantasy and they go at it again. It could be an addiction.

Take Time Off!

What’s your favourite activity? I know mine is soccer. I gotta read the news all the time and keep up with my favourite team. I know it is fantasy. Sometimes I spend way too much time on it. I love reading about it. Again, I always was a wanna be athlete. I get to live that fantasy through others. I need to get off it.

What’s your favourite time-consuming activity? Lay off it ...for a while! See what happens in your life. See what happens when you can’t play “Call of Duty” for a week. See how much time you have and how much you can get done with all that time. A friend of mine got a degree by studying during his commute time.

Most people commute with an android and some video game. How about doing something real with that time. How about approaching one girl every time you commute, start a random conversation with one girl every time you go on that train. Many things can be done in that spare time you save by being in fantasy.
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#1
kinderdave

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Boom! Awesome content Ozzie! The quality has improved a lot! 
Looking forward to your book
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Snakeeye

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great and fun ,, thanks!
hope you can to talk more about old school stuff, always fun to hear about it, 

 
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Jackem

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Wow Ozzie amazing content as always!

It would read a lot better if you would leave some space and divide the text instead of typing up a wall of text.Just leave some space between the lines like Owen does.

Thanks for all the amazing content
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kapz

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Great article Ozzie some things that have helped me recently to keep out of the friend zone is

Read 1 Chapter a day on your physical game book and implement in the field
Tim's Bubble Of Love and implement in the field.

This mixed with acting through my own intentions and talking about what I want with some drops of self amusement. Was an interesting night.
 
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Awesome!
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Adventure Time

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Yes! i have been a massive orbiter for many a year. i finally realized how much of my life i was wasting and decided to either be completely fine with keeping girls as femal friends or just cutting them off. in a lot of ways having female friends is massively powerful at attracting other girls who see you with a girl and it is instant preselection. just dont be needy with your female friends because then you are coming from scarcity and they can smell that shit a mile away.
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anold21

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Good stuff Ozzie!  Always unique and practical.
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MowKi

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Achieving Goals Vs Fantasy World


This is something I've seen in myself. In a way that's a catch 22 I kind of still struggle with the whole Planning/Taking action thing.

On one hand it's useful to plan shit you want to do (and in the self-helpy world you keep yearing the thing of 'plan your future with utmost detail')....but on the other hand I've seen with myself try plan out shit to the highest detail ever - passion/introspection/planning actions blah blah blah...And this shit...I'd have dossiers of word documents and physical journals of trying to plan my life...but when I try implement that shit just falls to the wayside. Why?
*Too much mental overhead.

So recently I've been taking shit from a more situational approach and behavioural approach.
How?
*Use whatever piece of philosophy/realization or thought I have in the moment to justify me going forward in moving forward SOMEhow in my current aim(s).

*Just showing up. Getting my ass to a certain place, and just being mechanical about it and just doing certain things...regardless of what emotions come up etc. (this can get really hard actually...since deciding to make a thing of going out since January this year 2015)

I can relate to the Fantasy world line of thinking. I like creating shit and imagining shit, and potential things. But fuck it...why dream and shit if it's not even happening in the world that I'm in most of the time?

So yeah...Showing up and finding excuses to do shit is the angle I'm experimenting with.

mowKi
 
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