Half of society has decided that they don’t want to be told what to do.
It’s not that they don’t want to be bossed or controlled. It’s not that they want freedom. Though, they tell themselves such. Actually, they just want everything to be their own idea.
They don’t ask whether their actions will succeed or fail. They don’t ask if something is good or bad, desirable, healthy, painful, useful, wise, or quite the opposite of all these. They only ask whether someone is “telling them”.
If you tell such people, “Go, thrive, and succeed,” they will fail on purpose. · · · →
There are two types of reasons people predict the future.
The first type is common to everyone—we try to predict the future to see how well we know the past to guide us to accurately anticipate what will happen next.
The second reason is more of the psychopathic reason, and unfortunately is the hidden reason for many of us; the second reason for predicting the future is because we prefer our prediction to become the future. Sometimes, this is called “wishful thinking”.
Believing something will happen and agreeing that something should happen are two different things. Don’t be confused. · · · →
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. · · · →
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. · · · →