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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Sunday, November 1, 2015

A man life journey

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A man life journey

Here we would like to start telling you the story of my life, I hope I would be able to tell you the story of my life in such a way that it would be interesting enough for you to follow my story.
I know that some people are so good at telling you a story that for the listeners is, as if they are seeing the event in front of their eyes.








A man life journey
Dear readers, this post is the continuation of our last post called; the duty of any man, we are calling this post a man life journey, because every article needs to have a title of its own; having done that now let me welcome you to this post called a man life journey; ‘a man life journey’ is going to be the story of my life, so you are all invited to read our articles as we have said before and you can browse these articles as long as you like.
We believe that we can tell you a story, because every one of us has a story to tell, we are not the only one, so we hope that our life story would be interesting enough for our readers. You see even very simple stories sometimes could be interesting enough to hear. These are a couple of links that I found on the Internet to check them out; 
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Here I may have some concerns because, as we have said already we are writing our own life story, now, because real life stories are usually boring, we hope that somehow we would be able to interest you without boring you too much, because I am going to write my own life story just the way that I have lived it starting from when I was very young. Therefore I hope that I would be able to write my life story clear enough for my readers to understand it easily, you see, today there is a great difference in life style, therefore it would be easy to misunderstand the situation, for this reason we need a good description that is able to highlight the difference between how life was then and how life is now; here I should add that this is very important to note for comparison sake, if one would like to note between nowadays life style and the old time life style, anyhow let us start telling you what we are going to tell you in my real life story.
Now this is my life story; so, to keep my life story in a chronological order somehow I have to start from the time that I was born, which will be written in this same article here, under the name the story of my life; but at this point of time, let us talk about how I plan to write my entire life story; you see, at this point of time I plan to write my life story in two parts, one part is going to be mainly about my young life in our family farm in Southern Italy and all those things that were happening in those times in the farm and also in my native town of Genzano di Lucania, which is the town where I was born and our farm was, of course I am also going to tell you the story of my native town, because history is important to know; the second part is going to be about my life story in Australia, since I migrated to Australia in my early twenties, and I have lived in Australia ever since. 
This second part of my life story will be dealing with lots of things and it will include several articles about building and how DIY brickwork, masonry etc. Since I ended up working in the building industry in Brisbane Australia, here I will be telling you the great differences that I found between the old continent and Australia for a start; and then I will describe how many building things were done in those times when I came to Australia and perhaps how these things have progressed and how I progressed and became a bricklayer during the time that I have been working in Australia, and I have been working as a bricklayer most of my life; and when I was not bricklaying I was doing some other building work as well. 
But now let us go back to the beginning to tell you my life story.
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Beginning my life story
Anyhow, let us start from the beginning to tell my life story, so, this is the story of a simple man life journey, and I would like to point out that this post is only the beginning of an old man life story and there will be several posts about this story; for this reason I am asking myself which is the best way to write my life story, so that I could interest you to take a trip in the past with me, in the hope that I would be able to show you something that would interest you and you would accompany me happily in my life story journey.
You see, I would like to tell you my own life story for many reasons; because today I would say that I have reached a certain age that makes me an old man, so I wonder what could I show to my readers about my own life story that would make my life story interesting enough to read. Of course I could tell you easily about what my life is like today, which I can say that is not that exciting at all, because of some unfortunate happenings and illness in the family that seems to worry me so much these days; you see, to tell you the truth I am sorry to say that I happen to live with family members that are sick and require lots of attention, because this is not what you readers would like to hear, since telling sad story would only bring sadness to who hears the story; so, it would be better to go back to tell you my life story from the beginning just as it happened in the past with some happy and some not so happy happenings, I suppose it might be better for everybody, if I tell my life story this way.
Now, even though in my life story I have to say that I was struggling most times during my early life, so, it might not be a very happy story to hear for entertainment sake, at the same time I hope that my whole life story could or would be more interesting to hear, if the story that I am going to tell you now has already happened in the past, because even if there are sad stories being told, since they are passed already, they would not seem so sad anymore and they could be compared to today’s living to make the story more interesting.
Therefore, dear readers, while you are reading my life story try to compare the ways of living of those by gone days with the ways that we are living our lives today, because this would be one of the reasons why I am writing my life story; you see today when I see things done from the younger generation that do not agree with my own views, sometimes I would like to tell them the ways that things were done when I was young, therefore, I would start by saying; when I was young these things were not done this way and keep telling them what we did then. I hope you see what I mean. But now, let me start telling you the story of my life;
Anyhow, this post is becoming too long for today’s average readers, because today readers want to move from a place to another quickly, so, see you in our next post, the story of my life.  

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