Strong Medicine – Strength Through Living Realistically


Life is a reality as existence is a reality, that is a given. So, to live as a winner in that medium of life and existence, we must be realistic. That simple. But what follows expands on that simplicity in a logical manner. If life was not a reality, then it would not exist, and everything would be void or a void. The ultimate loss. What I am saying is that, winning on your own genuine terms is the meaning of “is.” Nothing else can come close.

Sure, it is that simple, but to make my case, and it is an objective case in every genuine way. If it was not, my article would not have the title that it has. Indeed, strength only comes through living realistically. If it did not, well no one would have a chance at success in any way, now would they? No. There would not be success even in the most rudimentary ways or anything. In fact there would not be development of the universe or existence from the void that was before time was, now would there? No. The reality of the situation is that success is natural and becomes more natural as time matures and progresses. If I said, chaos and unreality are natural, then I can easily be debunked, even the most chaotic action has to have order enough to be thought of, that is why I am positing the opposite of the idea that chaos and unreality are natural in my articles, all of them .

Sure, the preceding paragraphs were and are strong medicine in every way, if they were not reality as I see it and as it is, I could not honestly put it down on the screen or on paper, whatever. Because, as I said in the first sentence: Life is a reality as existence is a reality, that is a given. I do add to that: and that is the ultimate order of business that we do live every day. If that was not true or real, then, we would not have to exert the effort to breathe, let alone get up in the morning, even in a “no effort paradise” where we can “do what we want, when we want it.” We even have to make the concerted effort to do what we want as that reality confronts us to decide what we want. So, no matter what we cannot escape making a success out of doing what we desire in some way.

Sure, escape from responsibility “seems” nice, until we think about the full reality of escaping it, then when we really observe and think objectively and realistically: We all have to live fully in reality with the fact that all we can do is exist realistically, no matter how much we want to “escape” that fact. Honest and logical acceptance is our genuine paradise, and nature to be commanded must be obeyed fully to achieve the goals we genuinely want in life, right down to working on what we genuinely want consciously and without laziness. Because genuine laziness goes against all that counts and is genuinely real. The only realistic way to do things is to unflinchingly and honestly do them the way you need and want to do them, in that order.

So, some final words of wisdom, living by reality and genuinely honest reason is the only way to genuinely live with any success. There is no getting along without getting along.

My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker.

I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer. As a kid I did construction work with my Dad which taught me many things like plumbing, hard labor and electrical systems, and I took notes for my Dad’s home poker games at my Uncle Johnnie Gilmore’s house, so I have a lot of life experience, sure. But I went to Cal State Dominguez Hills College, UCLA, and El Camino Junior College and learned a lot, but never got around to getting a degree, just lots of money spent, good grades and some credits. So, here I am currently freelance writing and working at a senior center for a living.