Friday, June 20, 2008

THE CRUSADES - by dougal macdonald Chief Evangalist - Day 10

I wonder where Hunter S Thomson is now. For those of you who are not familiar with the man he was an american author popular in the sixties for his book Hells Angels. He then wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas which was semi autobiographical and about a drug crazed car trip over a weekend. This was turned into a movie.

The man had a huge following starting in the 60's. His first wife and friends say that from his early 20's and throughout his life he was a drug addict and a functional alcoholic.

He lived very large and died in 2005 after putting a bullet through his head with one of his collection of firearms for which he had a morbid fascination. He was 67.

CAN YOU IMAGINE THE POWER THIS MAN HAD TO INFLUENCE AN ENTIRE GENERATION OF PEOPLE, some of whom may have been your parents. I'm NOT saying they all bought into his lifestyle.

In the 21st Century I believe we are independant thinkers, by and large, with different role models, people like Tom Venuto, Adam Waters, Hugo Rivero, Alwyn Cosgrove....again I'm talking about a sampling of the population.

We have a thing called choice. Whether you believe that or not WE DO.

Which is yours, to make a difference the healthy way or to think that Hunter S Thomson was cool.

We need to wake up FAST....This planet is slowly being burned to death by us through greed and selfishness and we need to change that fast.

IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO A FIT AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, go and tell as many people as possible....or, maybe...just light up another joint and disapear to a perfect fictional planet somewhere far far from THE REAL WORLD.

5 comments:

Meredith said...

Hi Dougal, you are so right, we all have choices. I love the quote by Jim Rohn: "We do not fail overnight. Failure is the inevitable result of an accumulation of poor thinking and poor choices. To put it more simply, failure is nothing more than a few errors in judgment repeated every day." It's all about making the correct choices daily. Here's to health and fitness!

Shari Kraft said...

I am so glad that I hae been changing my thinking and my way of life. Health is everything--it's like gold. If you have it, you are richer than any man.

Marbella said...

I´m definitely on the Health and Fitness side, tho today didn´t seem to do anything right. Tomorrow will tho....
Hope you´re still loving every day.
Lynda

Michael said...

Dougal, great post again. You are on fire mate. We all DO need to wake up and get to work.

dougal said...

Well...glad to see that all of you that posted are firmly on the side of health and fitness...Duh..why would youi not.

Thank you all for popping in and reading what I write. It certainly motivates me to keep at it and to write something meaningful.

THANK YOU ALL