The Empire Builder

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

A Starting Point

"AMAZON0000000061 " - Copyright: Walter Paul Bebirian--

Right or Wrong or Whether or not this cornerstone will last until even tomorrow I will use this and the story behind it as the basis for my Empire.

Primary Conclusion to OK

After a little bit of thought I realize that all of life is an illusion or at least all of life only lasts for a very short while -a job, for example that lasts for days, weeks or months will seem as if it is expanding to take up my entire life and that there is nothing else in the world that I am getting to do because this particular job is taking over "everything". I even imagine when so wrapped up in such a job that everyone else's job around me is also so connected to and overwhelmingly taking over other people's lives, and so it may seem to them as well.

If I leave that particular job and am no longer actively thinking about it at least for a few days and then I go on to something else, my entire world becomes absorbed in that "something else" and it begins to seem (from a certain perspective) that the prior job does not even exist anymore at all despite the fact that is very well may still exist for some other person and appear to be taking ver their lives at the current moment in time.

The same thing appears to happen when a person looks back over an entire lifetime to the point at which they are at, and everythig prior become distorted time wise so that an event that took place perhaps 50 or so years before feels or appears to have taken place just yesterday and while a person is focusing on that particular event - all else seems to almost have not existed at all.

So in light of this I am very condfident that while building my Empire (or any empire for that matter) on this or that cornerstone it is entirely irrelevant as to which cornerstone I begin with and as to what are the qualities of any of these potential cornerstones, and that the only important factor is that the building begins - From there all else will fall into place as if a painting on a canvas is being produced.


Now since I know that in many ways the creation of anything at all is almost always begun in one's own mind either as a picture or an idea or some desire to copy something else that has been observed either in the physical world around a person or in some magazine with pictures illustrating the desired object - so - it seems to follow from my thinking that the best way for me to procede is to formulate in my mind pretty much what I would like to see materialized in the physical world around me and then begin to take steps - almost unnoticeable in the beginning - towards building the empire or empires that I have imagined within.

One striking feature that I do see, however, before even really getting on too far with such a project (and this keeps cropping up continuously) is that if I set my sights on let's say purching a company that may be publicly traded at the moment, and I choose to make the fraction of this company that I am able to purchase at this moment the cornerstone of my Empire, chances are there is likely to be a change eventually either within that company or a change by that company into some other shape or form by either a purchase from an outside company or by the original company dividing up into a number of smaller companies (which will hoepfully grow over time) or a purchase by an investment group in which case cash is given in exchange for the shares that this investment group would be purchasing and at that point my cornerstone will be instantaneously tranformed into cold hard cash which I would then have to find some other cornerstone to buy in order to proceed with my building of my Empire.

There is also the possibility, however remote, that the company that I have purchased a piece of decides that it is no longer worth the time and effort to coninue on in the face of such adversities that it has met up with at a certain point, at which time it will simply fold-up and no longer continue to exist.

It is a funny thing about basing my Empire's cornerstone on such an entity that could conceivably cease to exist in such a way (unlike real estate which is based on a seemingly more tangible substance such as dirt and rock and trees etc, but from a more scientific point of view I am extremely aware of the perspective pervading our society at the present time that anyting tangible such as dirt and rocks and trees are merely illusions created by pure energy and so I will have to give some thought to this perspective before going on about going in one direction or the other -