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My name is Joe Kou and I am standing up for what is best for all in common sense and self honesty.

Joe Kou

Day 5 - The Politics of Protest – Part One: Introducing The Anatomy of Protest

"...But every time the workers come out in the only way they know to protest against conditions which are unbearable the strong hand of the law is allowed to press down heavily upon us." - Rose Schneiderman, Labor Union Leader Day 5 - The Politics of Protes... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 139 - Just when everything was starting to go so well...

It is very easy for us to become attached to certain things especially when it is in relation to things that we experience as being "good", and "going very well", and also especially when this point is seen as a solution to a problem instead of seeing and realizing the actual ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 4 - The Politics of political "issues"

"Before you can begin to think about politics at all, you have to abandon the notion that there is a war between good men and bad men." ~Walter Lippmann -------------------------------------------------------- Day 4 - The Politics of an Issue When we allow ourse... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 3 - Does my profession prevent me from being a Politician?

--------------------------------------------------------- "Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve." - George Bernard Shaw --------------------------------------------------------- What is your Profession? If a pers... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 138 - If I miss a point, then surely I suck at EVERYTHING

As we walk the process of self-change, often times a particular point becomes "highlighted" in our daily lives and it seems as though everything else comes to a stop and we tend to fixate on this one problem at the expense of all other movement, and it can seem like this point... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Who Are the REAL Politicians?

"I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians." - Charles De Gaulle ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Which of the following is true? A. As of th... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 1 - Introducing the Politician's Journey to Life

NOAM CHOMSKY "... I think the idea that you're supposed to have special qualifications to talk about world affairs is just another scam - it's kind of like Leninism - it's just another technique for making the population feel that they don't know anything, and they'd better ... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 137 - What is Self-Integrity?

Tonight I am having a look at the word “integrity” and what that means to me, and within this blog show how easy it is to misconstrue the word “integrity” within the context of how this word is actually being applied. In the widely accepted understanding of the word “integrit... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 136 - What do I want? CHANGE! When do I want it? SOONER THAN POSSIBLE!!!

Tonight is an unofficial continuation from the previous post - Day 135 - Two Steps Forward for One Step Back wherein I touched upon the point of feeling overwhelmed and seeing/noticing that there are many things that I require to decide and direct, but going into a kind of def... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 135 - Two Steps Forward for One Step Back

Tonight I am having a look at the point of becoming overwhelmed after opening up many points – where there is a kind of “dazed” and “spacey” feeling within me as well as a slight point of frustration/irritation, where I believe that I have wasted time and that I “should have” ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 134 - I Learned Advanced Programming As A Child

Here is the continuation of my previous blog - Day 133 - The Most Important GAME During Childhood INTRODUCTION In my previous post, I ended off with - So here is some context for my next post where I will be looking at this point of re-establishing self and the game of "Wi... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 133 - The Most Important GAME During Childhood

I remember a game I used to play as a child - where I would mentally decide to do something that was random on the count of 3 - like jump in some strange way and flail my arms, or make some strange noise using my voice, or something as simple as moving myself a certain way or ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 132 - Removing the Personal to See the Bigger Picture

Artist - Andrew Gable Tonight I am again making some adjustments in how I will be approaching my writing and how I will apply myself within these blogs, taking into consideration my current placement and where I am within my process and how best to remain consistent without ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 131 - Through The White Wall of ... Self.

Tonight's blog is a continuation from my previous posts - Day 129 - Writing and the White Wall of Blankness Day 130 - Behind the White Wall of Resistance ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here I will be walking my point of... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 139 - Writing and the White Wall of Blankness ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 139 - Writing and the White Wall of Blankness Often times I have sat here in front of my computer and there would come this point of "I have said all there is to say" and I would not want to write anything - I would be staring for a while at the blank screen in fr... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 128 - We Don't Need to Wait for Change and Direction ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 128 - We Don't Need to Wait for Change and Direction A recurring point that is quite evident in my posts in this blog is this general theme of waiting and self-doubt, where throughout my life I have so often relegated my decision making and self-movement over to o... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 127 - Family and Obligation VS Life and Self-Honesty ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 127 - Family and Obligation VS Life and Self-Honesty Here is a continuation from my previous post in which I outlined the following : In my next post I will be walking the specific memories and events of this time in my life specifically in looking at how I have... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 126 - Walking Gently Instead of Racing at Unstable Speed Through Memory Lane ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 126 - Walking Gently Instead of Racing at Unstable Speed Through Memory Lane Tonight's blog is a continuation of the following blog - Day 125 - Childhood Imprints of Self Seclusion and Suppression ----------------------------------------------------- Day ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 125 - Childhood Imprints of Self Seclusion and Suppression ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 125 - Childhood Imprints of Self Seclusion and Suppression Day 125 - Childhood Imprints of Self Seclusion and Suppression Tonight I am looking at the specific point of my tendency to isolate myself and seclude myself, and how throughout my life I would put great... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 124 - Hello Writing, My Old Friend ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 124 - Hello Writing, My Old Friend Day 124 - Hello Writing, My Old Friend What is REAL forgiveness? What is it to come to points of realization and insight and to see how I am responsible for how I am living and how I am creating this world and how my thoughts, m... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

123 -Fear of Living and Becoming a "Yes Man" ~ Joe's Journey to Life

123 -Fear of Living and Becoming a "Yes Man" For specific context to this series or for any specific points that I have written out so far, check out the blog list below - Day 116 - From Tragic Hero to a Saint - Introduction - A general introduction to the d... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 122 - How Tragic Heroes Become Tragic Villains ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 122 - How Tragic Heroes Become Tragic Villains For specific context to this series or for any specific points that I have written out so far, check out the blog list below - Day 116 - From Tragic Hero to a Saint - Introduction - A general introduction t... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 121 - Self Forgiveness and Correction of "Just A Little While Longer" ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 121 - Self Forgiveness and Correction of "Just A Little While Longer" For specific context to this series or for any specific points that I have written out so far, check out the blog list below - Day 116 - From Tragic Hero to a Saint - Introduction - A g... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 120 - Tragic Hero's Code: Just A Little While Longer ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 120 - Tragic Hero's Code: Just A Little While Longer For specific context to this series or for any specific points that I have written out so far, check out the blog list below - Day 116 - From Tragic Hero to a Saint - Introduction - A general introdu... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 119 - Consequence and the Tragic Hero ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 119 - Consequence and the Tragic Hero Tonight I am continuing the blog series of "Tragic Hero to Saint". For specific context to this series or for any specific points that I have written out so far, check out the blog list below - Day 116 - From Tragic ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 118 - A Tragic Hero Prepares ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 118 - A Tragic Hero Prepares Tonight I am continuing the blog series of "Tragic Hero to Saint". For specific context to this series or for any specific points that I have written out so far, check out the blog list below - Day 116 - From Tragic Hero... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 117 - The Comedy of the Tragic Hero ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 117 - The Comedy of the Tragic Hero Tonight I am continuing the blog series of "Tragic Hero to Saint". For specific context to this series or for any specific points that I have written out so far, check out the blog list below - Day 116 - From Tragic ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 116 - From Tragic Hero to a Saint - Introduction ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 116 - From Tragic Hero to a Saint - Introduction In my last post I concluded the segment related to stress and anxiety at my work that accumulates into points of crisis and larger problems that affect not just myself, but my department and my coworkers. You can f... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 115 - Stop Accumulating Stress and Anxiety ! ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 115 - Stop Accumulating Stress and Anxiety ! Tonight I am continuing from my previous post on "Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste", which is part of a larger series of blogs which I will list below so anyone reading this blog now will be able to get a full... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 114 - Self Forgiveness on Waiting for a Crisis ~ Joe's Journey to Life

Day 114 - Self Forgiveness on Waiting for a Crisis Tonight I am continuing from my previous post on "Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste", which is part of a larger series of blogs which I will list below so anyone reading this blog now will be able to get a f... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com