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It is believed that it takes popular medias like youtube, myspace or facebook to reach the masses… I do not agree.

 

It is believed that it takes millions, if not billions of dollars in funding to make a global impact… I do not agree.

 

It is believed that everyone you see (including yourself) is just fine and in no need of guidance… I do not agree.

 

This world is broken, as are the spirits of so many of the people that live within it.

 

People feel lost … but most of them don’t know where their life is headed or where it’s gone. Which means they’re not lost. To be lost you have to know the destination and the path to it. When you divert from that path … your lost.

 

So what is the cause of the despair? People are victims to their own villainy.

 

They look for love in the clarity of a diamond.

They derive their self worth by the number printed on their bank statement.

They believe beauty is just a few scalpel incisions away.

They believe that a friend is just a pic and a click away.

 

They show patronage to pain relief centers to silence the signs of destructive mental strain.

They shove food in their mouths whenever they’re motivated to scream.

They stack lies on top of one another to stand above others only to embarrass themselves as they fall to pieces.

They run up an expensive cell phone bill as they attempt to avoid opportunities to think.

 

This world is broken, but certainly not lost.

 

All is not lost.

 

We must revert our thinking and find our childhood instincts.

Children are not concerned with living twice as long…

…they simply strive to live twice as often.

 

They create their day with imagination and energy…

…as adults we’re quick to offer money in exchange for amusement.

 

They eat when they’re hungry, sleep when they’re tired and embrace each day with eyes wide open…

…we eat for hundreds of reasons that have little to do with hunger…

…we sleep when our medication kicks in or every possible t.v. show of interest is over…

…we are too busy dragging our habits of yesterday to allow for a brighter tomorrow.

 

We had it … but maybe we lost it?!?

No, we traded it.

For a façade… for a convoluted, complicated method that doesn’t work.

We decided to play the “grown up game”… where no one knows the rules or how to play and everyone is destined to lose.

 

How much money do you have to have to win?

 

$1.00

 

The one you had or still have.

 

Go, spend it … and create value within a dollar…

 

…within yourself.

 

Spend it, give it, mail it, write a letter on it, make a paper airplane with it… do whatever you want with it…

 

… but don’t keep it.

 

(300 marked 1 dollar bills were spread throughout the country. Below there is a picture of what they looked like…)

 

If you received one of these bills feel free to share where you got it and how you passed it along.

 

Thank you.

 

I hope we all grow young together.

$1

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Karl Hungus permalink
    May 12, 2009 1:11 PM

    065/300 – Received in Miami, FL on May 12th at 1:30pm.

    Read website – largely agreed with ideology. Purpose cannot be found in possessions or idolatry. Nevertheless felt inclined to spend dollar 065/300 in most inappropriate way possible. Solution: donate to the Church of Scientology – an organization that encourages the idolatry of Elron Hubbard by buying volumes of books.

    Was eating pretzels when thought of solution. Got thirst. Bought Dr. Pepper (Diet) instead. Crisp, effervescent, and low-cal, drank it while listening to emotional soundtrack.

  2. May 13, 2009 7:06 AM

    Like my predecessor, I received mine in Miami on 5/12. Mine was 34/300.
    It is commonplace to be subjected to so many request at traffic lights, ranging from newspapers to flyers and the homeless. It is also common to ignore these people and thier request. I happened to be curious because it appeared that a street thug looking character was handing out money. I accepted the bill and two blocks later gave it to a woman of age begging at another light. Whether she used it to nourish herself or quench her thirst, hopefully for a fleeting instance it improved her station in life and she gained happiness for just that moment…sometimes thats all we have.

  3. June 12, 2009 4:04 PM

    Extremely interesting material!

  4. patron permalink
    July 31, 2009 2:20 PM

    I appreciate what you are trying to do, and stamping those dollars was an interesting project.

  5. May 10, 2010 10:18 AM

    Place: Dunkin Donuts, Hallandale Beach on Biscayne Blvd. 5-9-2010
    Thank you and God bless you all that are involved in Creating Your Purpose to Save the World to DISCOVER DESTNY by Peace with your Gifts, Light, Love, Spirit and Truth (Hidden, Unexplored, Untouched TREASURES). You are Victorious for taking this Faith in the Unseen and Trusting in “IT” by Sowing Seeds of Positive Thoughts, Words & Actions that will Nurture & Reap to the Abundant Hundredfold Harvest of Saving the World by Changing the World through Compassionate Hearts Listening, Learning & Loving in Greatness (John 3:21)!!!

    “The Encourageanaire” Acts 6:3-7

  6. jessie permalink
    March 23, 2011 12:59 AM

    Who are you? Mr. Robot man. I want to know more.

  7. June 19, 2011 8:41 AM

    It is that which has no knowledge of why but an instinctual wisdom of true essence that compels both you and I to speak the truth. Life is simplistic at the core but complex in its outward reach.
    Few can peer behind the embelished veil society has embroided concealing our wardens true face. It is only when we close our eyes and ears can we begin to acknowledge and feel the cold realm of our imprisoned exsistance.
    You are not alone my valiant friend for you have now stumbled upon possibly your greatest allie.
    My lifes work has manifested itself into something you may be interested in for it is larger, much larger than any one sole person to undertake.
    The Flor De Le

  8. June 20, 2011 3:19 PM

    I love what your doing- i will spread the word and send you a message through craigslist

  9. Alicia Banuchi permalink
    June 27, 2011 6:40 PM

    i was blown away with THE BEGINNING OF THE END – and then read $1. Beautiful. I just can’t wait to meet you, Atlas, and also buy your book. Where’s your next venue? By the way, read you first in WeMerge magazine, Summer 2011 issue. Please write back. Thanks for being you…

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