It is so often said in this society that life is what you make it. But this is not completely true for one’s life is equally what others surmise it to be. Admittedly as influenced by its lack of virtue or polar opposite as demonstrated by one’s own actions. A false turn or unadvised move can set one on a course that affects your existence adversely despite your best efforts to realign it. To further complicate the dilemma is the fact that it is increasingly hard to know one’s own true self beyond the confines of the present. The larger ‘we’ are awash in mind warping propaganda wafting down from every corner of our environment in a multitude of forms from physical billboards, business signs, television and regular mail to persistent virtual Internet pop-ups. The same collective we are sold from birth on the proposition that their fate is dependent upon wresting the disclosure of some well hidden secret or ‘tried and true’ methodology whether it be some inventive material element or an age old well thought out practice. But learning is still never a final guarantee of success as the current dearth of employment so brutally demonstrates. To add insult to injury there is a new factor of mechanical persuasion employed within our heads by electronic means of newly offered cutting edge commercial technology to instill voices in our thoughts under the once secure dome of our craniums. Perhaps simple trial and error garnished with a healthy portion of persistence is the best guide that we can hope to possess. In the end we all must eventually fail though mistake of disease or age or finally death. This likens one’s life to a ballistic curve where we ascend in some form of arc only to descend after a peak is ultimately reached after which we descend. Though we may strive to continually re-invent ourselves, we are fated to conform to this strange trial of earthly presence that as our powers fade becomes increasingly confused as to what it was all about in the first place. It is at that point one can really comprehend what they are truly made of.