Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Hello, my name is Rick Spilsbury. I am author of the book lifehacking and the primary author of the blog and video blog No Shoot Foot.

As you may have guessed from the “Tonto” sounding title of the vlog, part of my ancestry is Native American. Hey, I may as well play it for all its worth.... But seriously, there are cultural differences between my people and the rest of the people who call themselves Americans. It took me most of my youth to realize it, but we really do think a little different. Partly because of that, I feel that I have something to offer... a different perspective.

So, for enough money, would you shoot yourself in the foot? I wouldn't. I don't care how much money they offered. It just isn't worth it... Yet figuratively, to make a quick buck, we indirectly make a habit out of shooting ourselves in the foot. Moreover, we don't seem to have any qualms at all about shooting each other in the foot... What this all leads to, is we all end up with big, gaping, bloody holes in our feet, when we wouldn't otherwise do it – if we only used some common sense. Hey! No shoot foot!

I will often speak about lifestyles and politics. Sorry, I feel I have no choice. I'm starting to believe that American's attitudes and systems are crazy dysfunctional. So dysfunctional, if fact; that we are possibly witnessing the beginning of our planet's total environmental collapse, and we're all pretending it isn't happening! Face it; if you're not worried, you're not paying attention. We, as a civilization, are at best, shooting ourselves in the foot. It doesn't have to be this way. Just don't pull the trigger! No shoot foot!

I may occasionally speak about religion. Now, don't get all worked up... I have no desire to change your religious affiliation. But, I do hope that you, from the inside; can help make your religious organization healthier. No organization is above reproach. Every organization is comprised of fallible people. And no, I'm not talking about priests and young boys – I'm talking about just not focusing on the really important issues enough – because they're way too controversial for our whole society to face. The biggest controversy is the one no one is willing to talk about...

So; if here in this life, we chew up the carpet and crap on the sofa, why would God allow us in Heaven? Some say that God will provide. Maybe God already has provided. If we destroy the Earth we've got, maybe we don't deserve heaven. If you shoot yourself in the foot, you don't get another foot. No shoot foot!

I will also occasionally speak about health, healthy attitudes, and healthy communities. If you can't wait, or want to contribute an article, please visit the lifehacking.org website. Thank you.

1 comment:

Brett said...

Thanks for jumping into the blogging world and sharing your thoughts and words. I enjoyed and appreciate them.