“Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busy-body, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, unsocial. All these things happen to them by reason of their ignorance of what is good and evil. But I who have seen the nature of the good that it is beautiful, and of the bad that it is ugly, and the nature of him who does wrong, that it is akin to me, not only of the same blood or seed, but that it participates in the same intelligence and the same portion of the divinity, I can neither be injured by any of them, for no one can fix on me what is ugly, nor can I be angry with my kinsman, nor hate him, For we are made for co-operation, like feet, like hands, like eyelids, like the rows of the upper and lower teeth. To act against one another then is contrary to nature; and it is acting against one another to be vexed and to turn away.”—The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Translated by George Long. Bk 2 Written among the Quadi on the River Gran (via my-ear-trumpet)
I've been having a lot of difficulty getting down to doing evil lately, Evil Supply Co, and I think I need help. I have all these delightful schemes and plots, but when it comes to the execution there-of, I find myself faltering.
The first thing we ask each and every professional villain who comes to us is, simply, “How do you personally define success?”
For some people, it is to take over a city. Others want the world, and yet still others want to rule all existence. Some simply want a more comfortable lifestyle, or freedom from the fear of obliteration at the hands of death.
Each stratagem laid out, with our help or by your own hand (claw, tentacle, or other appendage), must start from this basic premise: how is success defined, by you, right now?
Remove everything else from your vision. Carve away any unnecessary element. Now tackle the goal one paper thin layer at a time.
It is easy to grow discouraged because we too often focus on the here and now — a single failed plan or one batch of killer robots that explode, blowing up the workshop.
But you are not made of a single plan or a single batch of robots. You are made up of a lifetime’s progress to date, and you will continue on.
So take a step back, decide what goals you’re looking to accomplish, and begin again, more experienced and better equipped.
Not depressing -- one of my ancestors during the Civil War dressed up as a woman in order to cross Union lines and go to a party. I assume he had a bitchin' time, but my grandmother never included that in the story, so that's just me extrapolating.
yes hello this is your pilot speaking and by pilot i mean i read a wikihow on flying a plane once so i guess ill just have to WING it haha just a little pilot humor okie dokie nothing to worry about folks im sure i can figure this out