“Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.”

I often wonder to myself why I continue to live the life that I do. I could probably walk away from it all now, “get a real job”, and make a lot more money than I do blogging and with T21C.

Yet, I continually come to the same conclusion: that life is good, that happiness is possible, that good things and good people do exist — and that all this is worth fighting for.

My happiness, my achievements, my ideals brought into physical reality — my greatest self actualized.

And the people and things that matter — things that are good, right, congruent, and true; people that benefit my own life in the process of living theirs — people that hold reason as their absolute, and truth a their unstoppable hammer for the world.

I see these things in the achievements and creations of others. In books, movies, TV shows, websites, inventions, exercise machines, videos, speeches, music, cars, buildings, guns, contracts — even the fucking computer mouse I’m using.

I see these individuals in every facet of my life. From readers of this blog, attendees of The 21 Convention, members of the lounge, life long friends, old roommates, family, business relationships, staff and contractors hired by me for T21C, and women I hold and exercise romantic interest in.

Men like James Steele and Frank Maas, and many of the alumni speakers of The 21 Convention.

And of course, my old friend Curtis, who I use in his death as a vivid reference point for everything good in the world.

I would even go so far as to say that I see this in government — in the remaining men worth a damn, men like Ron Paul and Gary Johnson.


If and when your self-esteem takes a dip, when you get “down” on yourself, remember that happiness is possible, that good people exist, that great things have been achieved, that life does not require compromise, that success is possible — that life is the good, and contradictions don’t exist.

If you require evidence, just look around you — and be honest with yourself in what you see, hear, feel, taste, touch, and sense.

If you’re willing to see what’s right in front of you, you’ll find your evidence.

— Anthony/Dream


About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at TheDreamLounge.net and Declarationism.com.

4 Responses to “Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.”

  1. john July 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    No getting a “Real Job” where you make more money than you do now would require actual creative work, a proper education, and a true work ethic. You would much rather sell snake oil to impressionable young men in the form of nutrition and exercise advice with no semblance of scientific or empirical evidence supporting it. You also peddle life advice from Tony Robbins wannabees who have done nothing with their lives but talk at self help seminars for lobotomized troglodytes that are too castrated to approach a girl so they would rather jerk off using their forever alone tears as lube before bed every night. The worst thing is that you don’t even add to the discourse at all. You are the pubic lice that leaches off of the sweaty nether regions of these slithering snakes.

    • Ben Sima July 12, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

      haha! obviously john has never created anything of value. otherwise he would get the real message here: the right work, the hard work, gives you the worthwhile rewards.

      How is creating a business and a movement not “creative work”?

      And what is a “proper education”? You mean taking it up the ass 8 hours a day in class? or discovering new things, experiencing them, and learning from the best in their fields (ie. Doug McGuff et al)?

    • Anthony Dream Johnson July 12, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

      John, I think you are the single most fucked up person to ever post a comment on this blog or to find The 21 Convention. You are on your own bud — banned.

  2. Anon May 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    John and jeffery are pure faggotry. They are complete tools. They probably agree with everything the system tells them without question. When in the monetary system, anybody will lie or say anything to get money from you.

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