Respect, To those who came before me.

I’ve got to share this. I owe a great debt of gratitude to people like Jeremy Jones and others like him. People who have followed and pursued their passions, seen the good and bad times and pushed through to the other side. One thing that keeps me stoked for winter through summer is snowboard movies! Keeps me dreaming of winter and what I work for all year.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/46697798″>Jeremy Jones’ Further Official Trailer – Teton Gravity Research 2012 Snowboard Film</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/tetongravity”>Teton Gravity Research</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Really I owe a great deal to many people that have enabled or encouraged me in my life. My father and mother first and foremost, all the men in my boy scout troop that voulenteered their time when I was a kid, though I hated the idea of belonging to that organization, it taught me a great deal. My boss now, Keith. Man that guy is on point, always coming through on what he said. Never judging and always respectful and encouraging. My girlfriend Misty for being totally supportive for my crazy ideas, my friends for believing and to some extent living vicariously through me. And all those who don’t share my enthusiasm for the outdoors and higher knowledge, they say if there are people who don’t agree with you you must be doing something right.

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Think Free

Freedom of thought and expression are essential to human kind, its this freedom that brought society to where it is today. The ability to dream and envision our futures, where we want to go and what we want to be. Through out history we see this time and again “huge progress” due to the thoughts of one or a few of our fellows. Its absolutly amazing. With persistance and passion, we as a whole can do great things. As a young person I do my best to be available to what is out there in the world. Meaning i give everything an honest look over at least once. I take what i think can be of use and move on, always evolving into a better human than i was yesterday. I don’t even consider the possibility of concluding my search for knowledge or self worth on a single idea or belief. My frustration though is that I feel the people around me settling for the simpler things in life. A nine to five job, a couple lines of credit, an appartment, and the ability to get “stuff”. I personaly find no depth or weight in that, why pursue the acumulation of stuff. I love the idea and act of people helping people, not judging our fellow man, pursuing creative goals and pushing our own personal limits. I try to talk to one person i don’t know every day, tell them how and what im doing and ask them about themselves. Not judging, deffinitly tough, but really apperance doesn’t make you, it simply puts you in a catagory that limits opportunity. And finally creativity, if we do what we are told or do what we preceve to be right and acceptable we will not grow and evolve into better people, by better i mean openminded caring people. I’m not knocking anyone here. I’m knocking the bad infomation that the media machine is putting on our plate. If there was poop on the plate no one would eat it, but if someone put whip cream on it with sprinkles, called it ice cream and sat it down in front of you or me, we probably wouldn’t think twice about it till it touched our tounge. But we need to look closer and always question, is this what i’m being told it is, or is it really still just shit on a plate. I am personaly looking for more in my life than the information that has been provided. And i want to surround myself with others who think the same. Its not the destination someone has chosen for us, its the journey we choose for ourselves that is important.