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Henry Woeltjen


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Are you happy?

Are you happy with your life? Do you think all of your hopes and dreams will come true eventually?

What are your goals in life? Do you even have goals?

Who are you, and who would you like to become?

Are you experiencing road blocks? What are they? How do you plan on overcoming them?



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    Jun 16 2013: I'm happy most of the time, but every now and then I get quite depressed.
    I'm happy with my thoughts, who I am, but not my place in life, what I am.
    My dreams and hopes are way to many and too big for me to see them come true, I've lowered (yes lowered) my personal hopes and dreams that I may see happen to achieving world peace and being a part of that.

    I don't know my goals yet, every time I've made a life plan some information or opportunity has presented itself that seemed better, so I follow that until I find something better. I guess my general goal is to do good for humanity and our planet, to expand the human knowledge and alleviate the suffering of the poor. But the way in which to do this best has still eluded me.

    I'm Jimmy Strobl, the way I am is best described by the name I carry. But you'll have to know who I am in order to understand what my name means... I'd like to become Jimmy Strobl 2.0 and then 3.0 and so on.

    Road blocks are everywhere, since I want to "save the world" in the most general term everything is a roadblock. The current political model that most nations have is perhaps on of the biggest hindrances as I see it.
    I'm spreading the knowledge of an alternative system for politics, when enough people know and agree most of those road blocks will be overcome.
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      Jun 16 2013: Jimmy,

      I read your posts all over TED. I love your insights and general perspective on everything. I like the idea of Jimmy 2.0 and Jimmy 3.0. Growth is the cornerstone of fulfillment.

      I think you are intelligent enough to accomplish anything you dream about. You may not see it that way now. However, I can guarantee that perspective changes as you accomplish more and more.

      You want to spread knowledge of an alternative system for politics. That's your goal. Now you just need to structure smaller goals around that to support it.

      I think you will do great things. It's all a matter of time. When you become famous remember to send me an autograph.
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        Jun 16 2013: Thank you so much Henry, it's nice to be appreciated.

        I have many smaller goals concerning this, I just didn't add them here. Having a Conversation about it is one thing I'm doing right now. And I'm gathering support for this here at home among other things.

        And thanks for the confidence on me being able to do anything I put my mind to, I feel the same way. I have no problem with my self-esteem, I actually have a bit of hubris at times.

        For now I'll just continue being me.

        And you'll be the first to get one whenever you feel that I'm famous enough ;-)
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      Jun 17 2013: Henry and Jimmy,
      Hey guys, I just want to say I appreciate both of you, the explorations you are doing within yourselves and with all of us. It creates joy in my heart to see young people exploring life as you guys are doing.....thanks:>)
      Hope I don't offend you by calling you "young", but to me, almost EVERYONE is young.....LOL.....it's all a matter of where we are with the age number!

      I'm maxed out on thumbs for you Henry....I'll catch up again when it is allowed:>)

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