Take action and life will respond to it accordingly

It is crucial to know how our choices and actions impact our lives later in the future. Regardless of your age, when you look back at the past, occasionally we feel we came a long way in all respects. Numerous events have taken place that basically created who you are now. It can be very valuable to rethink about how important it is to take actions accordingly to make great impact on your life.

For example, my father, who 53 years old, works at a life insurance company, has been through many tough events in his lifetme. One time, I luckily had a conversation with him,  which usually does not happen at all since we rarely see each other due to the daily schedules we have. He told me that he had slept in and been late for his work, which would later have a great effect on my life, and that’s why he finally was determined to admit that he would like to quit his  job. And so, he told the president of the company. On that day, he had a meeting, which was one of the important chores he had to manage because of his position in the company. Day after the day, the president told him to gather employees and clean up the room for him by 8:30 am. My father woke up at 8:25am, which means he totally screwed it up. After the call he received from the president, he went to the office, but was told to go back home and also was told to come to a director’s meeting on the following day to discuss what had happened and how he felt about his work and if he still wanted to work there. Therefore, he went to the meeting surrounded by the board of directors with angry looks on their faces. At the end of the meeting, they drew the conclusion that my father would have 3 months to work for the company. In addition to that, they allowed him to be absent at the work place when he was interviewing for other positions.

I was only 15 years old then and I did not know what was going on with him since my parents had never told me about this issue. After a while, my father received a call from one of his old friends about a job opportunity at Gibraltar Life Insurance Company, which was a rare opportunity that only 30 out of 2,500 people would successfully obtain. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity since the company usually doesn’t hire that number of people at a time. Thus he applied to it and as luck would have it, he aced it.

In that period of time, the company had a program for full scholarships for young people around 15 to 16 years old to be exchange students in the U.S. to encourage them to see and feel the world. The company had already done this 3 times before in the previous 3 years, and it was the 4th and last time they actually gave scholarships. They stopped the program after I came back to Japan from the U.S for some reason, which I am not still quite sure of.

It was almost the deadline for the scholarship when my father started working for the company. One day, he came back home with a brochure for the program and told me to apply to it. It was definitely the once in a lifetime opportunity for me, but it sure was a long shot at the same time due to the number of students who would be able to actually win: only 12 people. I had never thought about going to study abroad at my age of 16, however, I thought it would be a great chance in that I would be able to enrich my life and develop my English skills. Thus, I did exactly what he told me to do. Like it or not, I was just another Japanese boy who went to an average high school, but my life changed 180 degrees when I was qualified to be an exchange student for the program.

It has been already 5 years since I first went to the United States as an exchange student, and I had another opportunity to be an exchange student at the University of South Florida last year. I am now writing articles in English, having great people around me from all over the world, having my own unique view of the world around me. I am proud of myself now. However, all the things that have happened to me can boil down to the time when my father slept in and was late for his work. If the timing was slightly different or if he hadn’t been late for his work, I would not have had the chance to be an exchange student, nor would the thought of studying abroad have ever crossed my mind. In other words, his being late for his work altered my life completely from that moment on.

It is for sure that he did not sleep in on that day deliberately and that he didn’t know that he had to quit his job to give his son better life later. The point gathered is that even such small action he took unconsciously had great impact on my life in long run. Who would have thought that I would be who I am just because of his being late for work? Nobody!

Then, what if you take an action consciously for yourself while you are wide-awake? Here is what happens:

6 months ago, I founded a website called “RedDeer International”, which is the platform for youth today to voice their interests from politics to travel to the world in the form of articles. I eagerly wanted to be a journalist without any doubt back then, but hadn’t had any experiences to help me become one. I needed something that would give me writing experience and also allow me to travel and see the world. So I created this website. The bottom line is that I took the action consciously and believed in myself that I would get something meaningful later in life if I stuck to it. Finally another opportunity came into my life: one of the editors of student journal Affairs Today today showed up out of the blue, looked at the articles I had written and gave me an opportunity to be a member of the company. This happened within 5 months, which was quicker than I thought it would take.

Whatever the actions you take consciously or unconsciously will always bring you something  in the future. The only difference between taking actions when you are conscious and unconscious is the time it will take to make something happen. If you are consciously taking actions for the purpose you have within yourself, then the moment you take the action will alter your life in the future much faster. This is like an old story your grandpa would always tell you, but it truly will happen.

For most of the time, people get scared and neglect to take actions since they are not sure what will happen later or when it will happen, but what you do everyday creates who you will be later in every respect. This is another way to get to have a successful life and live your dream, but why don’t you take a moment to rethink what actions you should take to get to the point where you would like to be down the road? Because if you do make the right choices, even if it is a small thing like sleeping in and being late, it could benefit you later. It might be better idea to pay attention to the moves you make in everything you do.

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Me, My Soul and the Doughnut

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I was living as a monk in a Vaishnava monastery, a Hindu spiritual retreat, to be more in touch with my soul and to discover where my life is heading. I followed a rigid schedule; up at 5:00 AM, chanting and meditating for four hours, serving food, listening to lecturers and studying, I devoted all my energy towards studying Vedic texts and ancient poetry, filling my mind and consciousness with the knowledge of gurus past, slowly distancing from my association with my ego and being more in touch with the transcendental. A strict diet was enforced—vegan meals offered to the Lord—to purify our karma. I gained a great deal of knowledge from the daily studies and lectures; being in the proximity of such elevated souls encouraged me to stay focused on reaching true reality.

On my daily routine of offering, chanting, meditating and studying, I would go to the Dunk’N Donuts across the street and order an angel cream doughnut to eat—it was my way of feeling the familiarity of my material life, appeasing my homesickness.

One day, a yogi at the monastery said to me, “Do you know that everyday at 4:00 you get a doughnut from Dunk’N Donuts?”
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“Yes, I do,” I admitted.

“Try telling yourself ‘what would happen if I don’t eat the doughnut?’” suggested the yogi.

Intrigued, I asked myself that same question and a voiced screamed, “YOU WILL DIE! YOU WILL DIE IF YOU DON’T EAT THAT DOUGHNUT!”
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The yogi explained to me that that was the voice of my carnal ego—the voice of my false self, the temporal identity of the physical body that wants instant gratification.

Each of us is comprised of a false ego—a mislead identification with the mind and body, and a true soul—the infinite entity that is a part of the universal consciousness. Our purpose as earthly beings is to detach from our identification with the false ego and regain consciousness of the eternal being, returning to the blissful state of the supersoul. Falling prey and listening to the voice of the carnal ego that wants that doughnut, sex or money is the mistake we all make.
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There are times in our lives when we are faced with extremely tough decisions: whether to stay in a relationship, what career to choose, how to deal with conflict. The person that wins isn’t the one who makes the most money, gets the perfect spouse or wins the argument; who knows what karmic waves those actions have pushed and what disastrous future could be coming? The person that wins is the one who can filter out the voice of the false ego from the voice of the supersoul, the voice that is more powerful than 10,000 suns.

For whatever decision you have to make in your life, discover how to filter out the clutter and reach your inner voice; you will never go wrong.

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What is RedDeer International?


Many of you might already have heard of the name, but have no idea what this thing is all about. Thus, we decided to provide detailed information about our group, RedDeer International.

What is RedDeer International

RedDeer International is the platform where my (Hi, I’m Fumiya Akashika) international peers can voice their interests ranging from politics, environment, economy, culture, travel, and more to the world. It provides not only articles but also sounds (via Sound Cloud) and videos (via Youtube). This group’s main function is writing articles by researching issues and topics and interviewing  people that the writer would like to know about. However, like any other news based website, we conduct talk shows and create music related content such as skits by using contemporary music found on Sound Cloud, and we also shoot videos and post them on Youtube.

RedDeer International has now more than 10 writers from all around the world such as Japan, India, Finland, Bolivia, the U.S., China, Libya, Croatia, Great Britain, the Philippines and more. Our motto is to provide news and information as purely as possible. We remain committed to having our contributors write on the countries that they are from and the countries they have visited to provide more accurate and culturally sensitive information.

2.History of RedDeer International 

RedDeer International was originally launched by Fumiya Akashika with Bob Cal  in Tampa, Florida on the 21st of May in 2014 in hopes of spreading  knowledge and interests on the variety of topics discussed on the site. Since Fumiya was keen on writing articles and research papers and Bob was working at CNN as a journalist, they both agreed on the idea by creating their own blog/website on WordPress. This was Fumiya’s first endeavor to create such an organization that provides articles and news; therefore, it was nothing short of a difficult task to conduct. We published the very first article on the following day.

On 23 May 2014, we launched the Facebook page for RedDeer International, and on 26 May we launched the Twitter page for RedDeer International. In the first week of launching both pages, we only obtained no more than 50 followers on both pages. Notwithstanding, the Facebook page had 20,513 followers/likes as of 10 October and 6,941 followers on Twitter. RedDeer International was struggling with gaining page likes on both social networks at the beginning; however, the efforts we made culminated day by day which led to having the number of followers we have nownow. Fumiya started investing his money and time after his arrival back in Japan after studying in the US.

On 7th of June, we launched our Sound Cloud page with our first so called Podcast that explains  differences in values, cultures and societies in the U.S, Japan and the Philippines. It was the first time for both of us to publish our voices in public through social media and, to be honest, it was not that smooth-sailing. We struggled to polish and improve the quality of contents for Soundcloud. As a result, the very first publication on the platform ended up sounding like just kids playing around.

RedDeer International has 12 pages on WordPress, including our main website, http://reddeerinternational.com. However, it started with only this one page.  The topics you can find on the site are: Politics, People, History, Environment, Economy, Travel, Podcast, Music, Culture, Job, Life, and our main topic “Nations” as of 10 October 2014.

3. Why RedDeer International?

RedDeer International was founded by 21 year-old Fumiya Akashika after his experiences of being an exchange student in the U.S twice and meeting people from around the world who had different values, cultures and ideas. He attracted people not only around his age but also those who are older than him through a non-stop perseverance.

The main point is that RedDeer International is not a group of professionals in writing, but a group of those who are young and passionate about spreading their ideas and interests around the world. That is why writers can write whatever they want to write based on their interests without any restrictions. For the most part, our articles are fun and thought provoking to read. There is no burden for writers when it comes to voicing their inner voices to the world.

Another unique quality of RedDeer is the attractiveness and freshness of our articles. We do not have any particular types of format in writing: we have articles that range from being based in research to being based in unique personal experience. As you read through some of the articles, you can feel a certain energy in the writing that we believe makes RedDeer unique.

Finally, RedDeer is an international platform run by the youth of today. It is not a platform tied with conservative and old-dated ideas that you can see everywhere on other news-based websites. We are the ones who will create business and explore the world in the next era of history. Our viewpoints come from a wide variety of backgrounds, giving a globally minded perspective of the world.

4.How to see RedDeer International’s Website and How it works 

1. Open the page 

You can find RedDeer International’s link almost anywhere on the internet: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SoundCloud, About.me and Google as well. I recommend you to type “reddeerinternational.com” into Google since this is the easiest way to reach to us.

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When you click on the website, you will jump onto our main website which looks like this.

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2.Explore our website

Many people become confused when they reach to this page since this page does not contain any articles other than those articles about specific countries. It is understandable to feel confused and it is true that this page only provides articles about overviews of nations.

However, if you scroll down the page, you will see the previous posts:

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On the right hand side of this page, you can see the latest articles in different branches of RedDeer International such as politics, entertainment, people, history, etc.

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On the left hand side and bottom of this page, you can see our recommended webpages (not RedDeer international Group) and you also can see the Facebook like box, Twitter wall, and SoundCloud pages along with articles.

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When you go back to the top, you will find an “About Us” section along with other pages such as information about the founder, Follow us on….., Volunteer writer and Writers. when you hover over “about us” (you can also click it to see the information about us), the table shows up just like below.

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When look around, you can see the “Nations” page next to “About us“. If you hover above the page, the list of continent shows up automatically just like the picture below. If you want to know about a certain country, just click one of lists of region and then you will see the list of countries in the region. (We do not have many articles yet, so please stay tuned).

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3.Explore the other websites (Branches) of RedDeer International 

If you click the one of lists on the top of this website such as RDI Culture (RedDeer International Culture), You will see the page like this picture below. *please remind that you can not jump directly to the culture page.

When you click the link blue in color, you will jump into RedDeer International Culture (See the next picture)

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You can use the same method to jump to the other websites/branches of RedDeer International.

4.Explore the various pages we have

After arriving at the other branches of RedDeer International, I would like you to take a break, reading a couple of articles there. After reading, you might want to read or explore other pages; however, you will have to click “about rdi’ and then ‘REDDEER BRANCHES’ in order to navigate back to the menu:

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After clicking “RedDeer Branches“, you will see the page that has all the links to our other branches with little bit of explanation for each branch. The picture shows only a couple of Links, but as you scroll down the page, you can see every last one of the links to the other branches.

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Maybe you noticed that there are categories such as Africa, Middle East/Asia, and Europe next to “about rdi“.

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If you click “Africa”, you can jump to the page which provides all the information that is relevant to Africa from all the other RedDeer branches!

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5.Introduction to RedDeer International Branches 

RedDeer International so far has 12 branches. Each one of the branches provides news and information that spices up your life and is fun to read that are connected to the other branches: RedDeer International, RDI Culture, RDI History, RDI Great People, RDI Economy, RDI Entertainment, RDI Politics, RDI Podcast, RDI Music, RDI Life, RDI Travel,RDI Job and RDI English Learning. Each one of them has a purpose just like any other website. We would like to introduce a few of them for beginners of RedDeer International.

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The purpose of this Website is to let readers get to know about nations before reading any news articles. It is one thing to just read and look over any kind of articles, but it is another thing to know about the nations first and read news articles relevant to the nation/country. It is better to know about the country before you read news about the country!It will give you some hints of what,why and how with regards to the country of interest.

RedDeer International (Main Webpage) Nations is full of content that is written by those who have been to the countires or were born in the specific coutnry. For Instance, I have been to the U.S. and Dominican Republic before and I was born in Japan, so if I were to write about nations here, I would only write about Japan, the U.S and Dominican Republic since I know what it feels like to be there. We are hoping that this will inspire richer and more fruitful articles.

Here is a sample article on RedDeer International Nations: Japan

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The Purpose of this website is to provide information oriented to world cultures. How many cultures and traditions exists and are waiting for us to discover them? Nobody knows. However, if you are thinking about going abroad or doing business outside of your home country, you can not avoid the situation where you have to make business conversation or small talk. To make it smooth, you need to know at least where the people of a particular country are coming from. Culture is based on characteristics, personalities, attitudes, and most importantly inherent qualities found within a person.

RedDeer International Culture is mostly mix of research and experiences of member’s through interactions with others with diverse background. If anything comes up in our minds, any questions form as we ponder cultures, then we will certainly write about it.

Here is a sample article of RedDeer International Culture: Why do people Discriminate?

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The purpose of this website is to provide  astonishing and inconceivable facts of history. There is proverb that goes “History will repeat itself“. It is true in all expects. World War II took place even though all the leaders (most of) assembled and established the U.N out of regret of causing WWI. Mankind surely learned some lessons and tried not to conduct such a blunder again. The bottom line is that it does not matter where you were born and come from; events happened in history all over the world and contain valuable lessons for all of us. You can apply them to your life.

Here is a sample article of RedDeer International History: 69 years has past since the world war 2 ended

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The purpose of this website is to deliver the news and matters which are politically related to the world based on our interests. It can be said that future leaders will be able to grow and develop via online writing and idea sharing. And this trend is speeding up year by year. There is no time like the present to know about  what things around the world are going on. Grasp the key information to succeed in this hectic world!

RedDeer International Politics deals with Education, Politics, War, Regulations and Laws, Riots, etc. Anything related to social affairs will be written in this Branch.

Here is a sample article of RedDeer International Politics: Top 5 riots of 2014

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The purpose of this website is to let readers have time and chance to attach themselves to those who are working toward their dreams. We would like to make readers inspired by reading articles about talented, skilled and hard working people around the world. It does not matter if you are famous/well known – those who are working toward their dreams who never give up with a positive attitude are beautiful and worth knowing.

RedDeer International Great People of the World is composed of articles with exclusive interviews with those talented people we approach. For instance, our first article in this branch is the article with an exclusive interview with Lydia Canaan, the first rock star and humanitarian activist of the United Nations. She has had ups and downs in life. It is always motivational to get to know those people and learn some lessons from them!

Here is a sample article of RedDeer International Great People of the World: Lydia Canaan:Passion for Music and Humanity.

6.Introduction to Other RedDeer International Pages

RedDeer International is not all about articles but also about listening and watching. In other words, we do record conversation on issues and problems of the world. You can find these recordings on SoundCloud. We also record and publish videos to our Youtube channel.

1.RDI’s Facebook Page 

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On our Facebook page, you can see every single article we publish. Once we publish articles on our website, they automatically are sent to this page. Do not forget to follow and like us. If you scroll down on this page, you will see a Like Box for RedDeer International’s Facebook Page.

2.RDI’s Twitter page 

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On our Twitter page, articles we publish will be seen. It functions in the same way as our Facebook page. The only differences are that we sometimes upload some pictures and pick up some good articles and spread them here on Twitter.

3. RDI’s Instagram page

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On our Instagram page, we upload pictures of the world. Most of them are landscape photos, but sometime we upload pictures that give hints of what is going on in the other RedDeer International pages.

4. RDI’s Sound Cloud 

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On our SoundCloud, we publish all kinds of audio-based pieces from conversations on global issues and problems  to the skits for fun (including our advertisement).

 

7. Writers wanted 

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RedDeer International is not only a place where you read and expand your views on the world, but also is the place where you can interact with people from around the world who are working toward their dreams and goals. As you become a member, you will receive a position as a writer and likely receive the benefit out of our works later when we start gaining profits. We are not just bunch of students/today’s youth but group of individuals making each day count.

Writing is an art. You can create your own world, expressing affairs and interests in your words that will apply to people’s lives in many ways. Your opinions matter in this world, nothing is worth going unsaid. If there are writers, there are readers. Change is not going to happen if there are no writers in this world. If there are no writers, there will be no readers.

If you have ideas and desire to become someone different, or would like to take new step for your life, we would love to provide possibilities to you.

If you should have any questions/want to apply to RedDeer International, please do contact us:  reddeerhr@gmail.com


This is the Overview of RedDeer International! Stay tuned!

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Following Your Dreams is Like Following the Video Game Fairy

Have you ever played a video game that has a little fairy that guides you around, showing you the next level and offering clues on how to beat the boss? Your dreams and life purpose are like that video game fairy; they appear at the corners of your consciousness, whispering faint words of advice and lighting the way to your destiny.

Always be aware of the fairy in your life; you can call it whatever: your inner voice, your intuition, your purpose; every person has the opportunity to walk the yellow brick road to success, reaching their highest potential.
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Anything worth having isn’t going to be easy. The yellow brick road to success isn’t exactly straight—it’s an expressway full of mountains and potholes, struggles waiting at every corner and people to pick up along the way. You might not know now exactly where you need to be but you need to at least start somewhere and start putting action into your life. You don’t need to be great to start but you need to start to be great.
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#specialtrick I am about to reveal a special trick that can help you find what your true calling is and what you should be focusing your energy on. Think of the thing in the world that you would love to do but don’t think you can really make a living out of, something that doesn’t seem financially promising, something you would do on the side with a stable day job. That thing, whether it’s music, comedy, gardening, home décor, or cooking, is most likely your true calling. The world may make it difficult for you to do what you love, but hey—anything worth having isn’t going to be easy.

Clear your head and go after that passion: be fearless, work hard, be honest.

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Top 5 Riots of 2014

What is going on in today’s world and what events and trends shape this generation? On one side, there are amazing things happening in technology and globalization: social media, medicine and an ever-interconnected world. On the other side of the card exists an unbearable buzz of conflict and social upheaval, a dark cloud that shrouds our daily news. Everywhere we turn, television and social media are flooded with images of violence and international conflict caused by RIOTS. The world is changing rapidly with technology and globalization; however, these swift changes are conjuring internal discords within the microcosms of our interconnected global civilization. Clashing ideologies– varying from politics, religion and economics–are bringing human civilization to a breaking point. As the masses continue to challenge the status quo, riots are becoming the identifying theme in our time in history.

Today’s Top 5 Riots
5. Hong Kong
The free-market city-state of Hong Kong exploded this month when student activists swarmed the streets, protesting mainland China’s influence in the upcoming 2017 elections. Known by several hashtags: #umbrellaprotests, #HKDemocracy and #OccupyCentral, the civil disobedience commenced when the tenth session of the Standing Committee in the twelfth National People’s Congress set limits for the 2016 Legislative Council election and 2017 Chief Executive election. Class boycotts soon followed, leading to the largest protest in Hong Kong since 1997.
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4. Venezuela
After years of dystopian conditions: extreme corruption, violence, inflation and authoritative abuse, discontent Venezuelan students took their mode of anarchy to the streets, varying from peaceful protests: sit-ins and hunger strikes, to full out mob confrontations with the armed forces. The internal civil unrest, propelled by rampant corruption and government mismanagement, has caused dozens of deaths and thousands of arrests and injuries.
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3. Syria
Currently one of the world’s major conflicts, the Syrian Civil War started brewing in 2011, when citizens protesting President Bashar Al-assad’s government were met with violent responses from government armed forces. The Syrian protests started when the Assad government, a camp that promised social reform and progression towards democracy, failed to live up to their promises—abuse of human rights, ethnic inequality and economic inequality continued.  After three years of military conflict, over 100,000 lives have been claimed and 6.5 million people have been displaced.
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2. Ukraine
Decades of intense political history with Russia and Europe are finally coming to a boiling point as Ukraine experiences demonstrations across dozens of cities. The pro-Russian versus pro-European opposition came to a head when then President Victor Yanukovych signed a treaty with Russia, dissolving relations with the European Union and inciting tension from numerous Ukrainian ethnic groups. The violent revolution ultimately lead to the exile of President Victor Yanukovych; as protesters and armed forces alike lit cities ablaze.
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1. Israel/Gaza
And the number 1 spot goes to….yup, you guessed it, the decades’ long conflict that has had the pulse of the world for most of modern media—Isarel/Gaza. The story of the 2014 internal unrest surrounds a volley of bombs between Israeli forces and the Hamas, a Palestinian ethnic group. The situation worsened when three Israeli teenagers were allegedly kidnapped by Hamas operatives, leading to increased bombardment by Israeli militia. Air strikes and ground invasions from both sides have caused many deaths and injuries to civilians, leading to international political controversies that are lighting social media ablaze.
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Although the reality looks grim, some would say the outlook is bright—ordinary citizens standing up for their rights, taking action and bringing change. Despite the violence and losses, I consider this spirit of riot a special component to our time.

 

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CHILLINKANSAI for your curiosity about Japan: from long term resident

I met a smart and energetic man (in a sense) not that long ago. He has been a teacher in Japan for many years. I am always  honored to see him every once in a blue moon because I can get to know more about Japan and IT business. He is a teacher, but at the same time he is working on his maxresdefaultown projects such as a talk show, blogging and other things that have to do with Japan. There are many videos uploaded already on his own Youtube channel, which deals with all sorts of topics. If you are curious about and interested in Japan, there is no way you miss out on this opportunity to get to know him.

As a president of RedDeer International, I am honored to present his Youtube channel and website providing intriguing contents about Japan here on our main RedDeer International branch among other branches.

Give it up for ChillinKansai! Do not forget to subscribe to his youtube channel, and make sure you follow him on his website!

 

ChillinKansai Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/chillinkansai

ChillinKansai Website                : http://chillinkansai.com

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Top 8 Tips for Living in the Now

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The present is the most precious thing there is in the universe. Don’t let the world tell you that success is anything but a successful moment.

1. Take responsibility
If you find yourself in an intolerable situation, remove yourself from it, change it or accept it. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose 1 of those 3 options. Focus on your immediate surroundings; use your senses; look at what is in front of you right now. Be content in the present moment, circumstances and environment.

2. Always say yes to the present moment.
Accept the present moment, then act. Whatever the universe presents to you in the moment, accept it as if you had chosen it; always work with it and not against it.

3. Live, learn, adapt, and grow
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. Realizing this, use it to undergo unpleasant or unexpected moments by experiencing its totality and growing. Hard times are meant to refine your consciousness, propelling it forward and shaping it to reach its highest potential.

4. Lighten Up
Don’t take life too seriously! Just lighten up. More often than not, your worries and anxieties stem from an unstable and an unbalanced mind–caused internally as opposed to externally. Careers, relationships, money, school: all these trivial things are values that society forces onto your consciousness. The most important thing in life is happiness; so, learn to let go and experience happiness. Happiness is not something you create; it is something you let into your life. Think of light: it is not something you create but something you open your window to, allowing the sun to illuminate your home.

5. Realize That Love is Not Outside of You
Love is a state of being; it is not outside, but rather, deep within you. You can never lose it. Life gets messy, sometimes covering and burying your innate ability to activate the state of love. Make a habit of regularly cleansing your internal being, which purifies karma that accumulates in your consciousness. Just as you clean a room regularly as dust clutters, you must clear the clutter in your consciousness.

6. Strip Negativity Immediately
The more you dwell on the negative, the more obsessed you become with it. Negativity can start as something minuscule and insignificant; but if left unattended, it can manifest into something debilitating and oppressive: guilt, anxiety, anger and depression. Regularly identify and recognize negative thoughts and entities in your consciousness before they manifest in your mind and actions.

7. Complain Less
When you complain, you make yourself a victim; to complain is non-acceptance of what is. It is the nature of the mind to complain, but not the nature of the soul. Learn how to dissociate the mind from the being, separating the permanent entity that accepts all circumstances from the reactive mind that is deluded by the senses.

8. See Things as for the First Time
This one pretty similar to the first way. But it can be useful when you have a hard time just observing your surroundings.

That’s when you can look at things as for the first time. Imagine it like that, take that role. Like someone who has never experienced this before. Like a child or someone who has never been here before. I like this one and I have been doing it from time to time for years (although back then I didn’t really understand why it felts nice when I did it).

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Signs of a Bloodsucking Frenemy

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In most cases, people are highly particular about their romantic partners: looks, personality, morals, career – the standards are high! However, the same cannot be said for close friends; people are not as picky about finding close confidants to share their personal lives with; but, you should not just allow anyone into your life. Your close circle of friends needs to be like an elite basketball team; everyone has to be up to standards and anyone who doesn’t meet them gets cut from the team.

1. Unsupportive
People who are unsupportive of your dreams and goals are dangerous to your well-being. Your all-star cast of friends needs to be completely enthusiastic about anything you want to do; whether it’s music, sports or business, a true friend helps you achieve your dreams. Even if the person is not necessarily critical, an attitude of indifference is unacceptable.

2. Unavailable
If a person is always too busy, too far, or too caught up, what is the point of having him/her as a friend? A friend is supportive of things going on in your life, whatever hardship or difficulty it is. You should be able to call your friend and spill all of your problems; you should be able to lean on a friend’s shoulder.

3. Self-absorbed
The person who is only concerned about his/her problems, always absorbed in his/her life, and never gives attention to you gets cut from your team. A friendship is a 50/50 balance: you support their life, they support your life; you don’t need someone in your personal space who is only concerned about his or her self.

4. Negative Vampires
The negative vampire is prime suspect number one! This person is drama 24/7, always has a traumatic story to tell, always fighting with someone, always dragging you into conflict. This life absorbing, negative person needs to be cut off immediately; you don’t need someone taking your energy away.

5. The Opportunist
This person is only interested in getting something from you, riding off your coat tail and mooching off of your fruits. This person has nothing to offer your life, but rather, benefits from all of your success and wealth. In the end, you will feel used and drained from the opportunities; so,  they…got to GO!

Treat members in your circle of close friends sacred; so, don’t just let anyone in. They need to be strong across the board: supportive, positive, available, worthy of your time. A core group of positive friends is vital to a successful and fulfilling life.

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How to avoid situations that make you mad

Honestly speaking, there is no way to avoid these situations, and they will come out of the blue and give you the punch boywonderhitting right into your face.

For instance, I thought I was going to receive a job offer right off the bat after starting job hunting in that I had a great background and experience most people have not been through before. I was pretty much stuck up and thought of it lightly, but the truth was a far cry from what I expected.

One time, this interviewer told me at the end of interview:

“I am sorry but I can’t give you a job offer since you do not take a hint and struggle to be modest. You are too confident and aggressive.”

It literally gave me a pause; I was dumbfound and did not know what to say in reply. It was the hardest moment I have ever had during job hunting when looking back. All the confidence running through in my veins evaporated instantly.

The mistake that I made was that I was expecting something from them. I was expecting them to say something nice and warm, and accept me without any doubts.

Expecting something is alright sometimes , but most of the time, it turns out to be no good at all in our lives. Why? Because the world we are living in is simply standing on sequences of unexpected events. It is not stable and there is nothing we can use to stabilize them.

When you expect something, you are not thinking about others and all the things around you but only you and your benefits.  Don’t try and refute this, you have to admit it. This isn’t bullshit. And you become a self-centered person. In this situation, when the worst case just falls into you, you basically go off like a bomb. In addition to that, after you go crazy, chances are that the situation will not get any better but will be steadily getting worse.

I am now telling you that everything is not going to go exactly as you wish unless you are God or Harry Potter… hold on, Harry Potter couldn’t even anticipate what was going to happen for most parts in the films.

Here is another example of expecting: When I was in high school, there was this beautiful girl and I was head over heels in love with her on first sight. As a luck would have it, we started to go out on dates. I was expecting her to love me back as I did her, but ironically it did not take place. My expectations just brought the relationship to an end at the end of the day.

She told me that she felt that I was putting her into where there was no way out for her to take a rest, and it was too much.

I texted her that it was not too much but I was simply showing how much I cared about her. She did not reply and was silent.   I learned some lessons from it. Thank you very much.

Another example is that I was expecting that I had done pretty good work on an exam and aced it. However when the teacher returned my paper back to me, it really rained on my parade. I got 40 out of 100 which was not my expectation, and of course, I picked a little quarreling fight with my teacher, pointing out what I was expecting to get. Afterwords, he had me standing in the hall right next to the class room due to my destruction of the atmosphere in the room.

Here is one more example: I was between jobs back in time when I was still in college.  I asked the former boss of mine at restaurant I used to work at for a job offer as a part time worker again. He, without missing a beat, said that he would willingly give me a job since he had known me for almost 4 years. I did not appreciate it; I took it for granted and asked him for 10 bucks per an hour due to my gut feeling that I was deserving this amount of money. He rejected the offer and did counter offer suggesting that I would get 9 bucks instead.  I am little bit of a short tempered guy compared to others to be honest, and it got to me.

Let’s get back to the main point of this article: “How to avoid situations that make you mad”. The reason you get mad is that things don’t work out in your favor.

The most efficient way to avoid these is to not expect anything in your life.  There is nothing you can have control over. There is nobody you can rule over. Everything happens for a reason but not in your favor. You have to have a self control telling yourself that you have to acknowledge everything taking place in your life without resisting against them.

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Is there something you can control? Yes there is. There is one thing you can control. What is it? It is “you”.  You the only one you can control in this world. You get what you deserve in this world if you are active and aware of your surroundings.

If you want to get your ex back, you cannot expect them to come back to you. You have to take control over yourself and change yourself in the first place to be attractive enough to make them feel like getting back together.

In the process of making efforts and putting yourself in the place where you want to be, you are going to gain the power to attract and touch people’s lives which makes it easier for you to expect something you want from them.

 

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New Edition “RedDeer Voices ” coming soon

I am Fumiya Akashika, the president of RedDeer International. This time I would like to make an announcement on behalf of the members of our team.

Date: August 8, 2014

From: Fumiya Akashika (on behalf of RedDeer International)

To:  Readers

 

  1. Reason why I created  this site
  2. How this blog works

 

I have been connected with great people throughout my life since I was child. This blog title will be “Great People of the world”. “So who are the great people?” When I ask you all these question, many of you might name a lot of famous and rich people such as Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Eminem, or Albert Einstein . These people are truly great. They archived  their dreams and goals by making all out efforts and working hard on all fronts. They have encountered a lot of challenges and difficulties in their lives, but they picked themselves up time and time again, honing their crafts and starting again from scratch when an error was made. That is why they succeeded.

However, I would like to say that Great People are not only these iconic people but also those who are working toward their dreams and objects day by day. There are a lot of people in this world who are struggling and trying to make it to where they want to be. And it does not matter whether or not they are well-known, these people who are working on their dreams and aspirations are beautiful and awesome (in my language). They are truly worthy to be known by people all around the world, as they have abilities to attract and touch millions of people’s lives. Those people who are walking and working toward their goals have a special aura that is different from others, and life has a special kind of meaning to them.


 

<Why I decided to create this blog>

With one and only one reason, I made up my mind to create this blog.

I have been a boy who was so passionate and motivated  (according to people around me and me as well), and had always ambitions and dream in my mind, which were, most of time, made fun of and rejected by so many people. They told me:

That is impossible and unrealistic. You have to get back to  reality instead of running toward and dreaming about things you are passionate about“,

What kind of skills do you have to archive the goal, how are you going to get money to keep doing what you want sustainably? You have nothing, just live a life as it is“.

I was sick and tired of hearing those words. It was much more harmful when I was told the same thing by the one I was truly counting on and the one who I wanted to push me toward the goal. I felt that I had to live a life giving up on my dreams, aspirations and inventions that were buzzing in my mind.

When I was the most depressed, fortunately, I met this guy who is now the one of members of RedDeer International, Bobu. He was clearly passionate and always had a concrete dream in his mind. He told me:

Do not listen to those who are discouraging you, they do not realize what people are capable of and what potential people have, and they do not understand you

He told me also:

Go for your dream and believe in yourself, if there is nobody out there who believes in you, who else is going to believe you? It is you.

Because of him, I am now who I am, doing what I love to do. Because of him, I could overcome a depression and slump that anchored me down. Because of him, I feel that I am the capable being I am and that I can start to believe in myself.  Of course, I am not sure what is lurking around the corner, but I believe in myself and that pushes me to where I want to be even when I am in slump and feel lonely.

Will Smith says:

You have to believe in yourself in the first place, since then decide who you are going to be ,and what you are going to do for your dream.

I know how powerful it is to have people like Bobu in my life in order to go for my dream. I believe that if you want to keep motivated and passionate about whatever you are doing, it is for the best to get to know those who are motivated and passionate, and connect yourself with them. It is just one of many ways to enhance your life, but I believe it helps you to think about your life and dreams.

And that is why I created this blog. I am sure that many of you are worried and unsure about your life, and keep asking yourself “What if”. To those people, I would like to introduce you to other people who are successful and passionate in their lives, and who are running toward their dreams, and I would also like you to attach yourself to those people in a variety of ways. I believe that it will help you to keep feeling motivated, and it also will give you aspiration, inspiration, hope , dreams and an idea of what human beings ( you ) are capable of.


<How this blog works>

As I mentioned, great people are not the only people who are famous; great people are always around you.

We will write articles about those who have been working on their dreams and accomplished their goals and dreams by getting contact with them to deliver articles as genuinely as possible.

This is an extreme example, but we would write about our  parents , and our sisters and brothers since they are so passionate and we truly respect  what they are doing, and at the same time, we would write about those who are well-known. It is not that they are famous but those who achieved their dreams and goals, and are admired by people are those who have been through difficulties and challenges in their lives.

We will treat everybody (it does not matter what background they have)  as an individual; as the one who has been working toward their dreams.

I hope this blog will give you motivation, hopes, dreams , aspirations and inspirations, and the power to push yourself and believe in yourself.

Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, illusive God like feature that only the special among us will ever take. It is something that truly exists in all of us

By Will Smith

Thank you,

Sincerely yours,

Fumiya Akashika, the president of RedDeer International

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