Thursday, December 31, 2015

My missed life opportunities

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My missed life opportunities
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Every one of us has a story to tell, some of  us have better stories than others, but a story is a story that is all there is to it; in my case my life story could be connected with my destiny and religious issues and why I am writing all this.
Every one of us has a story to tell, some of us have better stories than others, but a story is a story that is all there is to it; in my case my life story could be connected with my destiny and religious issues and why I am writing all this.
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My missed life opportunities
Dear readers, this post my life missed opportunities is the continuation of our last post, an old man story. Anyhow, here I would like to continue to tell you my life story, because it makes me remember all the memories and experiences that have shaped my life, so let me tell you my own special life story from the very beginning of my life, where I am going to tell you who I am, where have I been where I am now and how I got here, and here and now I am writing my own life story in hub pages. I am writing this story hoping that one day my family and friends might read my story and understand a bit more about me.
So as I have said, I have decided to tell you my own life story, because of something that has happened to me recently during my life; you see this something has pushed me to start writing many things including my own life story, so this is also the reason why I am writing now. You see, now that I am in my early sixties, and therefore I am in the later part of my life span. I have to say that although I am an old man and therefore experienced with life and with what life can throw at us and sometimes it can be rather bad; one of my latest experience has made me feel so inadequate and frustrated lately, for not being able to reach out and make happen, what I wanted so desperately to happen. And this is one of the reasons, or perhaps the most important reason, why I have started to write my own life story here in blogger and also go public in Hub Pages.
I have to say here also, that to be able to write in Hub Pages and have my own article in a public place to be read from anybody makes me feel proud of myself, since I have never believed that I would be able to do that, even if I am doing it only in a small way; this makes me feel that I have fought back that feeling of being inadequate and now I feel more confident about myself, just because I am writing my story in Hub Pages and in blogger, but let us go back to my life story.  
Anyhow, I have also to say that I have felt so many other times before that feeling of being inadequate during my life, which I believe that it has been all because; I was put in a disadvantaged position when I was young, and for that reason I was not able to better myself to a satisfactory standard at that time, which otherwise I would have been able to achieve if I had the chance, so, these are my laments in this life story and these laments I am telling you.
For these lost chances I can’t blame anybody, and I can’t even blame my mother for putting me in such disadvantaged position, when I was very young, because she was forced from disastrous and tragic events beyond her control. So I have come to the conclusion that I can only blame Fate, because it struck a terrible blow to our family when I was very young.
Therefore, if in my younger years I had been in a position to go to high school at least for a few more years, or perhaps as long as my capacity to learn was used to the maximum; Then I could have learned whatever they teach at school, and at the same time as I would have been in a more social environment, I would have been able to improve my social and communication skills while I were at school, those skills which are so important to communicate well with the rest of the community.
Therefore, if I had acquired those social skills when I was young, I would have been accepted better socially, and I would have felt happier with myself, instead of feeling sometimes left out from the main stream, and feeling concerned and isolated.
You see; if I would have had a chance to learn more at high school, then I would have learned more at the time when I was young, and from that extra education I could have been more successful later on in my life, because I could have used my acquired knowledge, and those social skills which I never had the chance to learn then, because if I had, I could have achieved better things and ripped more and better rewards from within this society that we are living in today, which seems to me that it is more and more demanding in these social aspect.
This is one of those things that has made me feel sometimes inadequate and it has followed me most of my life. You see, those social skills that I have been talking about must be learned when one is young, while frequenting high school and mixing with society around yourself, so that these social skills would become part of one self and therefore one can use them to their own advantage all their life long. For me it was not like that at all and most of those skills that we require in life I had to learn bit by bit the hard way, the best way I could.
Anyhow, about this issue of feeling inadequate is going to be written in one of our hubs called, Hello my world, where I am going to sound like a rebel and break out of this life drawback in a drastic way, where I will try to change my own way of thinking; but now let us continue to follow our own ways, and our own destiny the way that we have always done.
I believe that I have said enough in this post, where we are going to talk about whether we have our own destiny. See you soon    

Saturday, December 19, 2015

This is an old man story

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Life is what one want it to be, because even when life is hard, we can always hope for better things to come. We can also try to make it better wherever possible, even when this is hard to achieve. 











In the past life was a lot harder than today, it was very different, there were a lot of things that had to be done by hand, as you can see this is an old man harvesting wheat the old way, it would take many hours of work to produce food those days.
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This is an old man story
Dear readers, this post is the continuation of our previous post and part of an old man life story and the continuation of our previous article, my life my struggles, the link My life my struggles, if you want to check it out
Dear readers, even though here I am going to lament again about the life that I had to live when I was young, one should keep in mind that life is what it is, so, we should accept life the way it is and try to do the best from what one has learned from life, that is the only positive thing that you can have and nobody and nothing can take it away from you, so your life experience will always count for something positive, provided you can use whatever could be positive in your life.
Now, let me explain about this old man story, perhaps I should have called this article my life story, including my life missed opportunities and my somehow harsh destiny, plus other things that happen in life, you are all invited to read my posts because this is my life story and nobody else and I invite anyone to read it, perhaps you would read it to compare my life story to your own life story, or just for curiosity sake, because you would like to know how some other people have lived their own lives. 
Dear readers here I have to say that, we all try to live our lives the best way we can, and we all wonder at those things that have happened to us during our lives, some of which might be good and some not that good; but once we have lived those life happenings they all seems to us as if they were a dream, they are like a sort of dream and distant memories that will come back to our minds when we try to remember them, sometimes we wonder at the amount of events that we have been through during our lives and it seems almost unreal that we have gone through all those things, but nevertheless it has been our life that we have lived and our life is a story that could be told if we want to, so, we would like to tell you our life story, perhaps just to compare our life story with other life stories, we would also like to tell our story hoping that there is somebody willing to read our life story, perhaps to compare it with his/her own life story, because our own lives could have been similar or very different from their story, but it is still is a story that could be told, because, as you know everybody of us has a story that could be told.
So, I have written here my own life story that I would like to tell you here, now, I don’t remember exactly how or when this idea of writing my own life story has started in my mind, perhaps I have written part of it down somewhere else for personal reasons, but I don’t remember now exactly why I wrote that article the first time.
But anyhow the reason why I started to write it does not matter much now, because as you know there are many people these days that write their own life story; so, I would like also to tell you my own life story for many reasons, and also to prove to myself that everyone of us as a story to tell, whether my story might or might not be as great as somebody else story it does not matter much, because here we are not competing who is telling the best story, we are only trying to tell our own life story, but every story has its merits and could become interesting in different ways; sometimes a story could be interesting just because it is unique in its own ways; I am saying this because I believe that I have had a rather hard life when I was young, and it was unique in its own ways, and therefore when I am writing my life story, I might be going to lament about this hard life that I have lived, but that was the way that I have lived my life, and that is the way that I am telling it. 
Because I am telling you about this hard life that I have lived, I feel a bit worried, because I guess that not many people enjoy reading or listening to somebody else story, when all they do in their story is to lament their bad luck, these sort of stories are not much fun to read or listen to. But anyhow this is my real life story, and this is the reason why I have called this post an old man story, because old men usually would be lamenting about things one way or another, so let us see what this old man (that is me) is going to tell about his life story, his observation and his missed life opportunities, while he is telling us his own life story and lamenting, but at the same time trying not to lament much for fear of being boring to the readers, as my life as not had anything that would attract the attention of the readers, it was a very simple life and no unforeseen even happened; I have just said this because today while I am editing this article, in the news there are these refugees that are running away from their native land in search of a better and safer life; one day these refugees could really have a story to tell; but that would be their story, so let me go back to my own story.  
Anyhow, even though I am writing my life story, I believe that I have still a lot to learn how to write my own biography, but I am going to try anyhow;  Autobiography - How to Write Your Autobiography, but let us continue anyhow telling you about, my life missed opportunities.
I believe that I have said enough in this post, as these days’ people don’t like to read long articles, so see you in our next post, my life missed opportunities.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Religious mistaken views

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Religious mistaken views
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life is a continuous struggle for most of us, but we should think in a positive way, so we should accept life the way it is, otherwise we might feel that life is not worth living. So let us enjoy our lives the best way we can.






Religious mistaken views
Now, let us talk about this religious mistaken views
Dear readers, this post is the continuation of our previous post, my life my struggle; where we were stating our beliefs that we are not born to suffer, because, we don’t see the need that the flesh has to suffer, in order for the soul to become holy in the eyes of God; therefore, we believe that religious people have made a mistake and their beliefs are wrong, because if you are a believer and you believe in God; how could you ever think that we are born to suffer? How could you ever think that? Just think about it! How could God Our Heavenly Spiritual Father, who is the perfect Father in every way: Why should God make us just to make us suffer?
No! The whole thought of suffering here is absurd, because any good father loves his own children, and therefore he wishes that his own children live a good and happy life. Therefore, God who is the best father of us all must have made us to be free, so that we could choose our own way of living, and if during our lives there happens to be painful times, we have to rectify it ourselves in our own way, even if this will make us struggle to overcome the suffering.
Therefore we are sure that we are not born to suffer, but perhaps we are born free to do whatever comes our way and sometime we have to struggle to find our own way out of the problems that we are facing at that time.
Now I would like to tell you, that I understand that life is not easy except for a few people that are born lucky. Therefore for those people who think that life is easy, I am pretty sure that they are in the minority; and ether they are the very lucky few, which everything has been done for them, or they are fools and they cannot see what life is all about. 
Indeed it is a well-known and acknowledged fact of life, that there are several kinds of struggles within our present life: And as a matter of fact some great man have acknowledged of the existence of these struggles, and also of the existence of an inner struggle which we feel within ourselves most times.
Now, some of these men have even expressed their views in public, in a direct way or an indirect way. In my life time for instance, ‘The Right Honourable Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser,’ when the public was complaining that life was a struggle for them under his government policies; He used to say to them and I quote; ‘Life is not meant to be easy’.
Therefore I feel so sure to admit that there are struggles in our lives, even if we don’t want them to be there, and I can assure you that even when we are not struggling, life is not meant to be easy for us, because, we will always be struggling as something somehow will bother us, one way or another.
Therefore, my own life being just like anybody else, or perhaps worse off in some respect, I would like to tell you to the extent of some very personal details, so that I will be able to show you and prove my point that in order to survive I had to struggle.
So, it seems to me that from here onward I am going to tell you ‘The struggles of my life.’ Or perhaps should I say the story of my life; since this is the only issue that I am sure to know better than anybody else and there are some personal reasons to tell the story of my life.
 Why tell the story
I would like to tell you the story of my life, just the way that I have lived it; with so many good chances that were wasted, owing to the fact that I was badly prepared when I was young, for that reason I wasn't able to understand fully that they were good chances and I could have done something about them. And I would like to comment about the anguish that those wasted chances brought with them, then and also later on during my life. So, when I think about the past with all its suffering that I have been through, I believe that I could have lived a better life, if I had been better prepared for it when I was young. And this is the most important aspect that I want to demonstrate here, and if you think that I am lamenting about my own life you are right. Anyhow one of the reasons for telling you this story is that you could compare this life story to your own life story or the story of somebody else and hope it would help, because you will know that you are not alone and most times we seem to be all struggling during our lives.
Let me add here also other reasons that have made me write this post about my life struggles, even though here I am trying to tell you the story and struggles of my life, I would like to see some benefit flow to my readers, perhaps in the sense of looking at life in a more acceptable way when things go wrong and they have to struggle; then they may remember my story and say to themselves, life is hard for me these days, but I am not alone, because lots of other people are indeed struggling these days, look at this story that I have just read, which was talking about somebody else life struggles; you see, once you know that you are not the only one struggling things will look somehow better.
I believe that I might have said enough in this post of my life my struggles, so, I would like to conclude by saying that I am going to write more in my next post called, my life story and laments or, an old man story, or This is my life story plus, or something like that depending on what hub pages will accept for a title. See you later in our next article.

Friday, November 20, 2015

My life my struggles

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My life my struggles
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life is a continuous struggle for most of us, but we should think in a positive way, so we should accept life the way it is, otherwise we might feel that life is not worth living. So let us enjoy our lives the best way we can.




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My life my struggles
Welcome to my post, My life my struggles;
Here you are all invited to browse in my posts as long as you like, and then perhaps you might compare my life struggles with somebody else struggles, or with your own struggles if you feel that you are struggling in your life and you want company, but try to do all this with a smile, even if you would feel a bit run down sometimes, so, let me tell you my life story.
My life my struggles
This story is going to be just a simple man life journey that is being told from the old man himself and that old man is me: So, let me tell you about my own life journey, allow me to start with the memories of my life, whether these memories are happy happenings or sad ones, and also the struggles of my life since life may be said that is a beautiful struggle; I am saying this because I feel that I have been struggling all my life long, in fact I feel that I am even struggling just now, while I am writing my life memories, so let us talk about my life struggles
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My beautiful life struggles
Dear readers let me tell you that these are the struggles of life of an ordinary and partly educated man, who had to struggle his own ways in life, and even now is struggling in order to live his life in full; one could or would describe him as a born struggler, who kept battling on during his whole life so to speak and continues to struggle even now that I am an old man.
So, as it often happens to the best of us, sometimes he won his battles and sometimes he lost them. And although when he had a tough battle a scar or mark was left on him for life, he never thought to surrender to the adverse elements that life brought to him; but he kept battling on his whole life from his very tender age onward. And no matter how hard it became for himself he kept struggling on, in order to conquer those negative elements which sometimes make life miserable, as we all may know from our own life experiences.
He had to do it all by himself because; there is no other way that a person can live his own life, but one has got to keep fighting on and never give up, no matter how hard it might become during one’s own life, starting from the very beginning when we are born.
And this is the subject that I’d like to be talking to you just now, which is going to be never the less the very same story of my life, as I have already mentioned before.
So looking at what life usually bring us I have to say that, it seems to me that we are born to struggle, in order to find our own way in life, as there seems to be no other ways available.
But here I would also like to point out to you that, there are lots of people throughout the world nowadays, who believe that we are born to suffer, as if suffering is necessary for living our lives; but I would not and could not agree with them at all on this suffering subject, because I don’t believe for a single moment that we are born to suffer. The reasoning is that if we believe that we are born to suffer, then, when something would make me suffer I would have to accept suffering as it was, and I would do nothing at all to improve my situation. To me this situation would be absurd, and therefore, I prefer to believe that it should always be possible to do something to improve my situation, even if is going to make me struggle hard for a long time.
So now, let us stop to think about what we have just said above, because we would like to discuss a bit more about this subject of struggling or suffering, since we would like to convince you including ourselves that what we believe about our life would be correct; so, we hope you don’t mind following what we have in mind to say now; which is that we would like to explain a bit more what we have said about struggling and suffering for comparison sake.
 
So, let us talk about this comparison of struggling or suffering, just to see if what we have said above would make sense to us all. So let us make a general observation here; we have to say that generally speaking for a start, any parents would wish from the bottom of their hearts that their children will have an easy and happy life to live.
And if we were to ask any parent, or would be future parents: if they would like to have any children at all, knowing in advance that their children would have to suffer during their life time, we are sure that they would never agree to have children under such conditions, because it is better if we have a chance of a happy life.
Having said that now we have to say that we don’t know exactly why and how it came about, the belief that we are born to suffer, even though we see the reasons why we usually have to struggle during our lives and sometimes suffer, but let try to explain the suffering part.
We have reasons to believe that this suffering could be part of religious cults, because some religious cults do this to scare us in order to control us: we are saying this because it is a well-known fact that religious people have had some influence in these beliefs, because for a long time they have preached and believed that the flesh had to suffer, and only through suffering the soul would become holy in the eyes of God. Here we would like to ask this; is it really necessary that the body has to suffer, in order for the soul to become worthy in the eyes of God? Personally speaking I don’t see the need for the body to suffer, so religious people have a mistaken view about this suffering of the body, having said that, now I believe that we need to explain better, what would be better to believe.
But before I do that let me add this other observation, religions have a lot to answer for because of their religious views, they also do many things that are not right and need to be reviewed, but we will talk about that somewhere else where it is more appropriate.
Anyhow this post is becoming too long, so we are going to talk about these religious mistaken views in our next post. See you soon.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The story of my life

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 The story of my life 
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This is the church of Maria Santtissima delle Grazie in Genzano the Lucania ant it is the church where I was baptised. This church is one of the main church in Genzano, as it is in the church that people go to mass every Sunday and then stroll up and down the main street called the Corso.

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This is the castle of Monteserico that I could see from my family farm every day, this castle is a smallish castle, if one things of the many large castles in the world, but it has a story of its own, apart other things, it is supposed to be the Norman castle that the Norman used in Southern Italy and from here they dominated their conquest for a long time.
 The story of my life
So, in this post let me start telling you my life story. I was born in the late thirties that means that, I was born before World War 2, 1939- 1945, I was born in a rural town of southern Italy, as I have already mentioned at the beginning of our previous post, my family had a small farm and owned some farm land around the farm, but this farm land that we owned was not enough to earn a living for all the family, so we (my family) would also work the land of large land owners who would let us use their land for a price that had to be paid usually with an agreed amount of produce each year, that was normal practice in those days.
Perhaps we need to write this observation here, to understand better the situation about us small farmers, one has to think that in the past the entire countryside would belong to the landlord that the rulers of the day gave the right to run that part of the country, so even when I was young some of these way of living existed, the rich land owner that now had replaced the government landlords or masters, would let use their land for a price. Now that we are talking about the old landlords and the castles that they used to run the countryside, you see, there is this castle of Monteserico in our town territory and I remember that from my family farm I could see this castle far away every day of my life, of course there is also a history about this castle, I have written that in this hub, The castle of, it has plenty of history of its own. 
Anyhow, let me go back now to my life story, In order to understand how things were run in the farms, and here I am talking before and also during World war 2, I need to tell you this; to earn a living in those days was very hard, it was much harder than today, not only for us farmers who were then thought to be in a better position of the rest of the town community, because we were producing something useful for the rest of the community especially in war time when food was hard to come by, we could always find something to eat from the fields, so the rest of the town were influenced by us farmers, at least while the war was going on, so if we were doing well the rest of the town would be doing well too, I believe that here I could add this to make you see what I mean; in the simple life of those times, the most important thing was that people would be able to eat wholesome food every day, if you were able to do that then you were doing well, I hope I have made my point here.
Now I need to point out that there was no much money going around in those days and a lot of times we had to exchange produce or things to make ends meet. So, let me tell you a couple of examples how things were done in those days; for example if it happened that we needed a blacksmith to sharpen the tools during the year to work the fields, we would pay the blacksmith with an agreed amount of wheat, since wheat was our main crop and also most people needed wheat to make their own bread during the year; you see in those times, if you had wheat you could take it to the mill to make flour and then make your own bread; therefore by paying work done by wheat was convenient, as it was a two ways solution. It also was done like that because there was no much money around even the barbers used to be paid in wheat or some other produce from the farmers. Of course there was some money to do other general smaller services or things, but all those services that would take a long time usually for years were done by these agreement of so much work in exchange of so much produce.
I know dear readers that what I have said might seem ridiculous today, but this is how life was in those old days. So, I wonder how you the younger generation would feel to live in the old days that I have described above, and be a farmer’s youth working in the farm from a very tender age as I did. Here I would like to call on you my readers to compare what I have said above to today living and let me know if you feel like making a comment. I just wonder how you would feel like to be in a lonely place as I was, where there was not a single electronic device to play with or just listen to; I just wonder how you would feel like and what you would do.
I am saying this because today when I look at the young people most of them walk about with a mobile talking to their friends, or listening to music, or doing whatever they can do with their mobile, the difference in life style is so great that it is hard to believe that so many electronic devises have come out in the last fifty years or so, and they have changed our life style and we are better off; therefore I have to ask myself, what the youths of today could have done in my place? But anyhow let us continue to tell the story of my life.
Some personal writing concerns
Dear readers, while I am trying to write my life story here, I have become concerned how to set it up properly, because I believe that I have missed to mention some parts of my life; as you might know most Italians are religious and most of them are Roman Catholic and so was also my family including myself, so I was born and baptized in a Roman Catholic Church just like everybody else in town, and this is how my life stared. I know that this is only the start of my life that I have told you in this post and I have a lot more to say, but unfortunately because I am also writing this article in hub pages, I am not allowed to write the way I want because of duplicate content in hub pages, just like what is following here under, that is why I am concerned.
For this reason, I have become concerned that I am not going to be able to write my life story the way that I would have liked to write it, so let me explain the reasons why and the way that I feel.  So I say this to you, if you would like to know what I am talking about, you may have to read some of my blogs or my websites these are the links, http://menfranco.blogspot.comhttp://frankmenchise.com and, http://manneedsgod.blogspot.com,
Of course in this post there are many posts and pages, but what I am talking about here is the post called, My life struggles, which could be different from our next post, my life my struggles. You know I would like to tell you so many things and I will do that when I work out what I can publish here as I go on writing in Hub Pages and blogger as well. See you soon in, my life my struggles article. 

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