10 Corner stones of life


#1: Comfort is detrimental to growth and self-improvement.

Do you qualify for retirement? Are you a worldly academic? If not, then your priorities should be focused on self-improvement and personal growth. If you’re comfortable doing the same mundane shit on a day to day basis, there’s a high likelihood that you’re not pressing towards your maximum capabilities.

Favorite quote of all time: “There is no growth in the comfort zone, and no comfort in the growth zone.” – Unknown

Peace of mind, and stability are the only reasons you are sold on a world of comfort. Comfort destroys your motivation to take risks, and encourages you to walk down a sad road towards stagnation. If you’re not ready to die, don’t be a pussy: choose growth!

#2: Embrace the shit that goes wrong, it will serve as a future aid.

What stirs up reflection and examination of self? When everything in life goes right certainly isn’t the answer. You have no idea what you are capable of until you voluntarily put yourself in danger, or in a sink or swim situation.

Under these circumstances you will find solutions; you will do things you’ve never done before. It’s a great feeling, and most importantly the only time you will grow.

#3: Take a stand for yourself!

The attitude you should develop: Anyone who thinks they can push me around can watch my long dong swing between my legs as my hairy ass exits the building. 😉

Remember: No one in this world is as important as you are.

Be aggressive, and relentlessly end ties with people who put you down and make you feel like garbage.

#4: Move on.

You’ve waited too long if your friendships, job, and hobbies have started to become stale.

You can identify staleness if the energy you exert is less than what is gained in return

#5: Respect your health.

Health is the foundation of my fulfillment pyramid; EAT, AND EXERCISE ON A REGULAR BASIS! It doesn’t get any simpler than that.

Do not treat your body like a science experiment. Nobody, including yourself have a desire to see what will happen to your body after a decade of neglect and abuse.

#6: You should always have a project.

It`s admirable to have a purpose in life, but I know that it`s more important to consistently accomplish a series of small endeavors year by year. It doesn’t matter if it`s learning a second language, eliminating credit card debt, or traveling the world; at least you aren’t aimlessly floating through life.

Never wait for shit to happen to you; take control of your life, choose something you enjoy and drive forcefully towards it. It doesn’t fucking matter if the journey doesn’t lead you anywhere special.

#7: Money serves as nothing but a tool to assist in achieving more.

Only women associate mass amounts of money with life goals; that`s why you fuckers (dumb men) chase after money without any self-respect for yourself.

As men we all eventually identify with the fact that there may be some comfort associated with a bed made of money, but that won`t lead to ultimate happiness.

Use your money as tool to provide you with lifelong experiences that incorporate significance and pleasure. Money is better spent on things that give fulfillment as opposed to material possessions.

#8: Read.

Always keep a NON-FICTION book in your backpack. When you`re on the bus or train or have free time, crack it open and absorb new ideas, knowledge, and information.

I view bookstores and libraries as a collection of brains from all the dons and kingpins of human existence, who’ve taken precious time to share their knowledge. I promise you that gauging the same views will enhance your life.

#9: Expect the unknown.

Don`t be a loser who limits his behavior and thinking habits by entering situations with expectations. Man has no idealized outcome; Man is always open to the unknown and new experiences.

Do not voluntarily enslave yourself by blinding yourself to different outcomes.

#10: Being picky when it comes to your friend circle is a virtue.

Family is given to you; on the flip side, friends are chosen. Friendship is supposed to provide happiness in our lives, so choose them carefully.

Friendship is a vital part of the foundation of life, and should serve as a means to assist in getting you through your day to day.


Introduction: smokencanvas


Smokencanvas is a blog based around a variety of world views that have the following in common.

We encourage the pursuit of:

  • Self-improvement
  • Independence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health awareness
  • Wealth
  • Fulfillment
  • Power

We discourage:

  • Stagnation

We endorse:

  • Harsh truth’s of the world
  • Logic

We do not endorse:

  • Monogamy for young males
  • Political correctness

We believe in:

  • Implementing strategical tactics and maneuvers to assist in obtaining power, fulfillment and ultimate happiness
  • Implementing a logical approach to life
  • Traditional gender roles

We argue that:

  • Making decisions out of emotion is often irrational, illogical, and detrimental to your well being.
  • Strategy trumps hard work.
  • Building an empire should be the focus of every young males life, as opposed to monogamy.
  • What is considered “right” is often wrong. What is considered “wrong” is often right.
  • Men and women are not the same, or built equal.
  • Obtaining fulfillment only requires an openness to logic, reason, and strategy

Freedom and my backpack


Credit: Samantha S

The past couple years of my life have taken me down some interesting avenues all due to my pursuit for freedom. What I’m about to unleash on you may not be conclusive for everyone, but this is based on my experience. This is what freedom means to me.

Freedom is not having obligations or constraints. Freedom is not having a job that you rely on. Freedom is not having a girlfriend who is expecting your call, or having a date with friends where your absence must be explained with a detailed excuse. Freedom is not having to give an extended notice to end a contract or job. Freedom is not owning so much stuff that you need a storage unit. Freedom is not having a fat wallet full of so many cards that your life turns upside down when you lose it.

I’m reminded of my freedom when I’m on a bus or train to another town, city, or province. All my important belongings are in my backpack, which is always tagging along for the adventure in the seat next to me. Nobody has a clue where I am, nor do they care. I’m traveling solo to a place I’ve never seen before as a complete stranger, with zero burdens to see anything or visit anyone. I don’t have any worries or concerns; no bills, no duties. I’m leaning back on an old chair, but I might as well be hovering above the street without a rope wrapped around my neck pulling me back to where I started. I could die on the Via Rail in between cities or provinces I’ve never touched ground on, and it would take a couple days for anyone who knows me to find out. My backpack could disappear and within a day I could easily have everything replaced. This is freedom.

I wouldn’t trade these train rides and endless possibilities of future adventures of not having to answer to anyone, for all the money in the world or all the women in the world. I lay back, shut my eyes, and allow my thoughts and dreams to go wherever they want, with no stress or tension disturbing them. There’s no rush. I am free. The whole wide world can demand something of me and I can brush it off with a laugh. The government can freeze all my accounts and take all my money, but they can’t find me on this train.

I may stay in my destination or I may not. Maybe I’ll create a new identity, or maybe I’ll be myself. Maybe I’ll take a bus, or maybe I’ll walk. I wasn’t free when I lived beyond my means, when I depended on the money man would provide me with every two Fridays. I started spending significantly less than my earnings, and over a short period of time it has started to bless me with freedom. The only person I envision myself answering to is me. I can disappear tomorrow, and never check my online accounts or answer my phone again. If I just vanish, I’ll do just fine. If you can’t close your eyes and just say goodbye to the world, you aren’t free.