Free of man made changes, I believe in simplistic living.
Breathing, Drinking, Eating and Thinking Organic
Keep it simple, stop drinking the Kool-aid, avoid confusion, and gravitate toward simple and obvious truths.
My name is Andy Graham, and I am an alcoholic. I have a fatal mental illness that has been in remission for 26 years. I keep this mental illness in remission by keeping life simple. I do not allow complicated and confused thoughts, drinks, foods, and even air to enter my body.
The word organic means to me:
“Not changed by man, natural, simple to understand.”
Organic is funny to me,
“Natural humans have simple thoughts, they work and play, they do not normally sit under Crystal pyramids or go to ashrams in search of new levels of understanding.”
They live a lifestyle that is easy to understand, no instructions needed, just plug and play.
I want mankind to keep life simple by removing confusion from their life, or at least limiting the amount of stimulation in a day to levels that stop them from saying,
“I am too busy.”
Extremes are Dangerous to my Life
When the chemicals in my brain change a little, it is not a big problem, but extreme changes are dangerous, too many, too often and I entered an altered mental state, whereby I become suicidal. When people talk too much, maybe they are trying to get you to drink the Kool-aid, for me, it is suicidal, for normal people they say their mantra,
“I am too busy.”
I think to myself,
“If you was truly smart, you would do less.”
Example of Dangerous Activities:
Too much coffee is dangerous.
Smoking causes me to think weird.
Eating raw organic sugar cane is not wise.
Drinking alcohol is not natural, the exact opposite.
Breathing polluted air full of monoxide makes me dizzy.
To have erotic, fantasy sex is headed down the wrong path, the chemical inserted into my brain are addictive.
He’s Been Drinking the Kool-aid
I am a world traveler, and travel insiders often look at people living abroad and say,
“He’s been drinking the Kool-aid.”
In the movie, “Lawrence of Arabia,” the lead actor Peter O’Toole drank the Kool-aid and “Went Native” he started thinking and wearing the clothes of the locals. Sadly, 90 percent of Travelers drink the Kool-aid; they change radically, not just a little.
In a way, in traveler jargon, drinking the Kool-Aid means the person has been listening to the confused masses too much, and has accept their mantras, and has joined the club of crazies.
Defining: Drinking the Kool-Aid
"Drinking the Kool-Aid" is a metaphor commonly used in the United States that refers to a person or group holding an unquestioned belief, argument, or philosophy without critical examination. The phrase typically carries a negative connotation when applied to an individual or group. There are two likely sources for the term: the first is the Ken Kesey Kool-Aid Acid Tests of the 1960s. The second source is the November 1978 Rev. Jim Jones Jonestown Massacre, where members of the Peoples Temple were said to have committed suicide by drinking a Kool-Aid drink laced with cyanide.
Yes, what I wrote above is confusing, but here are some simple thoughts as a guide to keeping it simple:
Carrots are simple, while Swiss Chocolate with a label is not, if there is no label, that is your bonus food.
Water is simple, while expensive tea is not.
Walking down the beach is simple, while saying a mantra in the Yoga lotus position is not. I do not need to take a class; there is no need for an instructor on my beach walk.
Driving to work for one hour is confusing; walking to work is the good life.
Simple ideas do not need a book of explanations; don’t drink the Kool-aid.
In the end, if my Mom understands me, I am livng a happy and simple life.
Signs the people around you are drinking the Kool-aid:
1. They are too busy.
2. It feels like there is a preacher sitting next to you, and if you do not agree he is going to start screaming, trying to make you feel guilty.
3. The enter the room, and talk about the newest fads, fashions, and trends, if it is new, it is better, they want to stand out in a crowd.
4. You do not want to take this person home to Mom.
Andy Graham in Lome, Togo, West Africa