May 15 2018

Fly Quotes: Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan“You may think that what happens in Hollywood doesn’t affect you. You’re wrong. My darlings, who do you think is curating your reality? Who is showing you who and what you want to be?

I want to have a frank conversation about an inner sickness that I see few, if any, addressing: how and why Hollywood creates a f***ed-up mirror for you to look in. How you are seeing yourself through your own eyes, but perhaps not your own mind. Hollywood affects your life in ways you may not even be aware of.

In my past of being sold as a product, I have been a part of massaging your brain. I wiggled into your mind professionally. I was the cigarette the advertisers told you you needed. I’ve also been on the other side of the looking glass. Watching you. Studying you. Impersonating you. All of us in Hollywood, media, and advertising do. And you know what? We are really good at it. We have had it drilled into us how best to be marketed to you. How best to be sold to you. How to implant what “we” want into your brain, into your thoughts, into your wallet. And it works. You’re sold a fake reality all for the rock-bottom price of $14.

The men who thought they owned me think that they own you. They are the latest in a long line of myth peddlers, from the men behind the Bible to these modern-day ‘content-creators.’ They’re mostly self-aggrandizing, egomaniacal abusers of power. And they’ve never been more dangerous. Few in Hollywood, and no actress that I can recall, has gone rogue. Hollywood operates like the Mafia when it comes to protecting its own. Especially if your ‘own’ is a rich white male. Yes, I said it. But here’s the thing, it’s true. I didn’t make it so, it just is. In other news, the sky is blue.

By telling some of my story, I aim to shine a light. For those who think Hollywood is a silly joke…it’s not. It’s a deadly serious business and one that keep its winnings. You may think it’s as simple as forking over hard-earned cash for a night out at the movies or paying a cable bill to be entertained. I’m here to tell you the price you are paying is much higher than you know. You are paying with your mind, your behavior, and your patterns. Things that should have no price tag. In our as-seen-on-TV society, the simple fact is that what you have watched and consumed, from birth, has formed you and continues to form you. Even those who’ve opted out of its false reality have to stay vigilant to remain free from the lies and from the messages that do far more harm than they should. Because they are insidious, and they are everywhere.” -Rose McGowan

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May 15 2018

Love Your Life: The Dropped Jewel Of The Day (May 15, 2018)

Get Off My Wings Logo“Hate comes at you when you make any stand. It’s the price of trying to be heard. If that’s the case, and we accept it, then it’s a waste of emotion to react to the negativity. The hate, the rage that people throw at you only has power if you let it affect you. I know that’s easier said than done, but I want to enjoy every single day and feel great about the power of this struggle that we’re building.” -Michael Bennett

Lots of Love,

Starface

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April 27 2018

Love Your Life: The Dropped Jewel Of The Day (April 27, 2018)

Buy Black Fridays“Anywhere you go, there’s a black person kicking a**. The thing about it is you can’t wait until there’s already a black person kicking a** somewhere before you decide to go there and kick some yourself. Doesn’t have to be like basketball, where you know a hundred other black guys are trying to do it, so you figure it’s okay for you to do it. Sometimes you’ve got to be the first. Shirley Chisholm didn’t see any black women running for president before she decided to do it. The way she told it was “Somebody had to do it first.” So, the next time you think about doing something, and you hear somebody say, ‘Aw, man, black people don’t do stuff like that,’ think about Shirley Chisholm. And think about Mae Jemison.” -Dick Gregory

Lots of Love,

Starface

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April 18 2018

Love Your Life: The Dropped Jewel Of The Day (April 18, 2018)

Get Off My Wings Logo“I have found that one of the commonest causes of unhappiness among my patients is that they are attempting to live their lives on the deferred payment plan. They do not live, nor enjoy life now, but wait for some future event or occurrence. They will be happy when they get married, when they get a better job, when they get the house paid for, when they get the children through college, when they have completed some task or won some victory. Invariably, they are disappointed. Happiness is a mental habit, a mental attitude, and if it is not learned and practiced in the present it is never experienced. It cannot be made contingent upon solving some external problem. When one problem is solved another appears to take its place. Life is a series of problems. If you are to be happy at all, you must be happy- period! not happy ‘because of.’” -Maxwell Maltz

Lots of Love,

Starface

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