I Don't Want To Blow Up

by Mike Levin

Saturday, May 28, 2022

I don’t want to blow up
But baby if I did
I could set a good example
For kid!

—Mike Levin, 2022

The cure for anxiety and depression in our modern age is already fairly well documented:

…but perhaps it is not believed or beloved… or even known? Yeah, a little from column A, a little from column B and a lot from column C.

Helping the world get over their anxiety and depression in the same ways I found that I was able to, while making a career out of it to boot… that could be my ikigai… my calling… the stuff I have to teach on YouTube and the reason I blow up.

Also stories. Always stories. The stories of what led me to where I am today, this vimming vimmer who vimity vims while I think.

I think people like that.

I think people want that.

I think it’s the cure to a lot of things people don’t even know it would be a cure for. Acquire skill A. Win battle B. Connection not 100% clear, but it is certainly there.

Wax on. Wax off.

Martial arts.

Marshaling resources.

Breathing exercises… first step! Always first step.

Chest out, shoulders back, breath deep.

Mental state follows physical projection.

What now? Why will you blow up on YouTube? Why will you have additional revenue streams in life, merely for who you are and what you do anyway?

Start by telling your story.

Start with a question.

Why, despite your earlier-in-life aspirations to be a Mars colonist or other sort of scientist, your ass ended up in marketing by way of Commodore Computers. And then Commodore went away, and all that was left was marketing. Commodore marketing? Isn’t that an oxymoron? No, it wasn’t purely marketing that killed Commodore. Engineering has to take just as much blame for not moving the product forward during those critical years of the PC’s rise to dominance from around 1988 through 1992. By 1992 nothing Commodore could do product-wise could catch up with PCs. It almost killed the Mac too. But that’s a story for another time. Let’s talk about me, and why y’all gonna follow me.

Oh wait, what was that old stuff from AmigaDOS that still really applies today in that unixy stuff I’ve been noticing? Shells and scripts and piping and output redirection? That couldn’t really be big enough to specialize and make a love-worthy career out of… could it?

What next? That’s the initiation. Help everyone through the initiation. Have alternatives. Criss-cross verifications.

Yes, blend that with your life stories.

Category: My Life Stories