The Eccentric Mind
This blog is about bringing a community together that thinks different. There are almost eight billion people in this world, and far too many are not fulfilling their passions. People are nervous or even frightened of being eccentric. I am not here to advocate what passion it is that you should follow, but to give you a different perspective on how I see the world.
Different people see the world we live in through different lenses. Our perception is formed by our experiences, what we do with our time and how we do it. If you are uncomfortable and even stricken with guilt that you don’t know how to change your circumstance or perspective, this blog is for you. It won’t give you the answers, but it may change your way of thinking.
I don’t align myself, or this blog with the status quo: “go to school, get a job, save, have a family, retire, die”. If this is your dream, this blog may not be for you. That being said, individuals who revere thinking different and want to charter their own course, without the need of harnessing societies standards will fit right in with the culture of this blog.
The eccentricmind.com is not about a singular topic, but of an overarching idea. People may die and perish, but ideas are perpetual and pervasive; there are no cultural or language barriers that can stop an idea. My posts will be of no specific topic, but will all entail the central idea about being eccentric, which is thinking how we want to think. I believe a quote is in order, from the movie V for Vendetta (if you have not seen it, I immensely recommend it).
We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still change the world. I’ve witnessed first hand the power of ideas, I’ve seen people kill in the name of them, and die defending them… but you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it, or hold it… ideas do not bleed, they do not feel pain, they do not love… And it is not an idea that I miss, it is a man… A man that made me remember the Fifth of November. A man that I will never forget.
To live a charmed life, we must master the art of money. Instead of looking at money as the enemy, and those who garner it crooks, look at it as a means for freedom. Personally I enjoy having money, money allows me to fulfill my passions and do what I want in my life without it being a hindrance, and I wish you the same.
I am an advocate of passive income. Most people cannot distinguish the difference between the three types of incomes. The Eccentric Mind will extol these truths as much as the school system promulgates the need for A’s.
Money is another idea, an idea that has took precedence in our history. If we can understand how to accumulate money, we can then work on our real passions.
Be prepared for sundry articles on eclectic topics, to name just a few: personal finance, passions, , ideas, philosophy.
This is the modern age, an age where information, connectivity, and distribution of talent no longer take a phalanx of people and a widespread network to have a global reach and impact. We are in a new epoch that allows us to reign freely, and in the comfort of our home. Let’s make it count by extolling the unconventional ideas and ridding the world of the only way to success is by following a path that is not in the least bit essential.
About Nicholas Xifaras
I am 19 years old and I am just fascinated with the world. I do not mean to come off as pretentious or anything of that nature; I just have such a passion for passive income and helping others out of the rat race. (I am working out of the rat race myself).
I like to think of myself as a reincarnation of a renaissance man; or more specifically, one who knows a lot about everything. This is a process, and I am at the formative stages of it; I have much to learn, but it is a journey. Furthermore, I believe life is not about getting what you want, but who you become in the process of attaining what you want.
I adhere to the Multiple Mental Model mindset in which you understand the big ideas in the various disciplines; and with those ideas you interrelate the intricately knotted information forming an unique perspective.
I am absolutely against specialization, we were meant to be knowledgeable about an array of subjects and not secluded to one.
I have started my freshmen year of college at Bryant University in Rhode Island this fall, but am now at Drexel University in Philadelphia. My reasons were justified and I am looking towards the eminent future. I would like to state I am not at college for a job, per se, but for the opportunity to make friends and see the nature of the college life. College does not necessarily equate to success as many would like to believe.
I am partially undecided about my majors, although I am swaying towards marketing. I try not to have specific long-term goals because I feel that will make me blind to great opportunities. I rather “find myself” through utilizing my innate liberties than adhere to a premeditated plan.
Whatever path I take, I know it will be entrepreneurial. There is nothing better than dictating how you move through life. Whatever I learn, I would like to share others. That is what this blog is about.
The future is anything but dismal.
A small drop of ink makes thousands, perhaps millions think. – Don Juan