Two Views of Strength

Two Views of Strength

Whether brain or brawn—there are two worldviews about where strength comes from.

Some believe strength is arbitrarily bestowed from above. We are on the earth are mere objects of favor and misfortune. Those with more stole it from others in this grand, zero sum game called Life. Only the poor understand wealth.

Others believe strength comes from hard work and choosing battles wisely. Working people are strong in mind or body or both. Peaceful people don’t deplete themselves of their energies and are fierce when roused to arms.

Both have unfair advantages to exploit and hard choices to make.  · · · →

Mass Futurism

Mass Futurism

We would think that someone who accurately predicted a future event should be the talk of the press. All the pundits should want to pick his brain. All the major media anchors should want him as a guest on their shows. Right?

But, the dirty little secret of the news industry’s intoxicating power is its power to create news, not report it. If you predicted an outcome different from the mainstream, you don’t know more about events than the pundits; you are their enemy who shaped events how you wanted them, rather than letting them shape events how they wanted.  · · · →