42 Lessons Learned Whilst Living 21 Years

 

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Namaskara.

Octavian

I made the process of writing this book a lot harder than it had to be. It’s alright however, because this is the first full and finished book I remember writing.

I made the process of living this life a lot harder than it had to be, and that’s alright too, because this is the first life I remember living as vividly as I do.

I am a child of the universe and this book is akin to the crayon drawing of a five-year-old. There is nothing to criticize here, not even your own tendency to dissect, criticize, and analyze.

You too are a child of the universe.

Remember that as you read, and as you live.

For me, the edges of the universe are the walls of my home.

 

Welcome to my mind.

Welcome to my universe.

Welcome to my home.

 

I dedicate this book to every being that has lived before me, that is living now, and that will live after me. I dedicate this book to all deities, and to all concepts, symbols, and energies.

I want to honorably mention the gratitude I have for my mother, for making me, for my father for strengthening me, for my brothers for teaching me, and for the natural world for being.

There are many who have impacted me. There are many who I thank.

 

Thank you, Ahmad.

Thank you, Frontuto, and your family.

Thank you, Emma, and your family.

Thank you, Michael and Nicole, and your father.

Thank you, Olga, and your culture.

Thank you, Chelsea.

Thank you, Aaqib.

Thank you, Maguires.

Thank you, Gomez.

Thank you, Joy.

Thank you, Jessie.

Thank you, Drez.

Thank you, Grace.

Thank you, Grace.

Thank you, Sophie.

Thank you, Rasha.

Thank you, Sasha.

Thank you, Sasha.

Thank you, Kerstin.

Thank you, Jake.

Thank you, Sukey.

Thank you, Mr. Kunz.

Thank you, Mr. Savage.

Thank you, Mrs. Geeta.

Thank you, Mr. Usry.

Thank you, Gustavo.

Thank you, Andra.

Thank you, Jasmine.

Thank you, yogis.

Thank you, Krishna.

Thank you, Rachel.

Thank you, Todd.

Thank you, Cherif.

Thank you, Sky, born in Boulder, named after the Boulder Sky.

Thank you, Tabetha.

Thank you, Jacob.

Thank you, Isaac.

Thank you, Isaac.

Thank you, Ahia.

Thank you, Greg.

Thank you, Greg.

Thank you, Roger.

Thank you, Terry.

Thank you, Elon.

Thank you, Gary.

Thank you, Simon.

Thank you, Zack.

Thank you, Rebecca.

Thank you, Ramon.

Thank you, Maria.

Thank you, Lydia.

Thank you, Bruce.

Thank you, Michael, from Maine. May you rest in peace.

Thank you, Missus S.

Thank you, Sarah.

Thank you, Veronika.

Thank you, Alex.

Thank you, Allyson.

Thank you, “Mario.”

Thank you, Ion.

Thank you, Hassan.

Thank you, Jason.

Thank you, Jason.

Thank you, Steven.

Thank you, Steven.

Thank you, Griffith.

Thank you, Meghan.

Thank you, Dobbi.

Thank you, Brice.

Thank you, Tina.

Thank you, Ryan.

Thank you, Maddie.

Thank you, Kevin.

Thank you, Amy.

Thank you, Gary.

Thank you, Phil.

Thank you, Darren.

Thank you, Doug.

Thank you, Mark.

Thank you, Aleksandra.

Thank you, Sam.,

Thank you, Rebecca.

Thank you, Dago.

Thank you, Joe.

Thank you, Jason.

Thank you, Daniel.

Thank you, Andrew.

Thank you, Askia.

Thank you, Dakota.

Thank you, Dakota.

Thank you, Ian.

Thank you, Madame Safavi.

Thank you, Robert.

Thank you, Brice.

Thank you, Kuldeep.

Thank you, Nick.

Thank you, Silvia.

Thank you, Dada V.

Thank you, Kendrick.

Thank you, Kira.

Thank you, Tessa.

Thank you, Sang.

Thank you, coach Row.

Thank you, Leah.

Thank you, Sutherlan, and your mom.

Thank you, Awad.

Thank you, Marley.

Thank you, Nathan.

Thank you, Jay.

Thank you, Ken.

Thank you, Heidi.

Thank you, Lenin.

Thank you, Priscilla.

Thank you, Morgan.

Thank you, Panagos.

Thank you, Roop.

Thank you, Grace.

Thank you, Gray.

Thank you, Peter.

Thank you, Faris.

Thank you, Tara.

Thank you, Jordan.

Thank you, Taylor.

Thank you, Lucy.

Thank you, Victor.

Thank you, Mateusz.

Thank you, Jimmy.

Thank you, Rahul.

The Seventeenth Lesson

You are a native. You are a native human being. You are native to this planet and as a result you have all the rights and all the freedoms of any Native in the world. Any time that you are ignorant of rights being taken away from yourself, or you let them be taken away from natives, you are letting your own rights be taken away. You are ignorant of the fact that those native rights are Your Native Rights. 

So, these people who have land that’s being taken away from them, in Bolivia and other countries, Peru, these people have their religious sacraments or liquids taken away from them, whether it be alcohol during the prohibition, or psilocybin mushrooms, or marijuana of the people who originally had it, or hashish, things like that, or cocoa leaves, these land, plant, rights, religious freedoms, any single right that any single human being has on this planet is your right, and when it is taken away from your fellow brothers and sisters, it is taken away from you and you should be aware of that and you should end that and not be a factor in the taking away of others’ rights.

For example, there’s cultures, and there’s tribes, such as the Melanesians of Papua New Guinea and the Brazilian Waris, where they put people that are dead into the ground, and two weeks later they unbury them and they eat their brain with all the maggots, and they consider it a delicacy. In most parts of the world, that would be considered a crime, you have to properly bury people, and you can’t unbury dead bodies and eat them.

But who’s to say if you’re the family of the person who died, or you’re the person who’s dying, that you can’t say “my body can be eaten by anybody who chooses to do so.” I know this is an extreme example, but nonetheless, it is a good example of how if there’s people in this world which are doing things that don’t harm the living, even if there’s a risk in eating maggot brains, if you’re over the age of cognition, and you’re able to make these decisions, you should be able to. Shouldn’t you?

I can take a risk on getting on a spaceship and flying to the moon, even if it might kill me, that’s not illegal, so why can’t I take a risk in eating the brain of my parent who’s been buried for two weeks and now has been unburied for that cultural purpose? Why not?

As crazy as that example might be, there’s many others which are perfectly good examples of people doing things that may harm themselves, but as long as it’s not harming others, then it is their right. Consider some cultures that may choose to mutilate themselves, as long you’re not mutilating kids or something, cutting off their ear lobes or whatever, but you’re doing it to yourself, then it should be able to be okay, but in some places, it wouldn’t be. Why wouldn’t it be okay?

We might think of some Arab cultures where they consider it mutilation if you’re cutting of your beard, there are some really hyper active extremists who might kill an Arab man for cutting his beard, because it’s so terrible for them to do such a thing. They see it as mutilation.

Likewise, I can imagine people who have been punished for “mutilating” their bodies with tattoo needles and ink.

Sure, I can see it as mutilation too. “Wow, oh my goodness, how could you cut your beard off? That’s a part of you. You’re a man, that should be a part of you, that’s like cutting off your fingers or your genitalia. You’re terrible now, we can’t accept you, you’re a disbeliever.

How could you disgrace God’s temple with some nasty little pigments under your skin? You are demonic!”

If there’s people in this world who have a right to cut off their hair, then everybody automatically gets that right, and that means that as long as there are two to three people willing to fight for a right that doesn’t harm others, then it means that you have that right as well. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a part of their group, you’re not a part of their skin color, that is all disillusionment that is designed to make us think that “oh, the natives can do this, but we can’t.”

For another example, Native Americans in prison can have sweat lodges and even peace pipes, because it is their religious right to have sweat lodges and to smoke out of peace pipes. It’s difficult to get these rights in prison but some places have them, it’s difficult because they argue you can’t really monitor what happens in the sweat lodge, they say that the piece pipe can be sharpened and used as a weapon and so forth, and so forth. Endlessly, they go on with more reasons than are words in this book for a human such as yourself to not practice Your Native Rights. But if there’s rights out there that people have even in prison, then why shouldn’t we all have the access to them? Why should we think we’re not a native, we’re white people in a prison, or a concentration camp, we can’t ask for a peace pipe or a sweat lodge, they’ll say that’s not your religious freedom. Well who’s to say?

Nobody. Nobody is to say that. You are connected to those native people, even if it took millions of years to evolve and have different skin colors and things, you’re connected, so you have natively, the same exact rights.