How you doin?
I’m wondering how you’re feeling about all this going on in the world?
Do you think that we’re headed into a tougher time?
Or will we perhaps keep moving in at least a good-enough-ish direction?
What I’m really curious to hear about if you want to share is how you’re thinking about your path forward from here?
Hmm, how would you describe where we’re at?
I’d say that we’re still mostly in the denial phase.
Or perhaps we’re somewhere between denial and more contagious panic?
Where people are starting to recognize that the things we’ve been doing to prop up the fake economy have us teetering on stilts.
We all get that what fake goes up must fake come down so plenty of people are expecting the next stilt to drop.
I’d say that’s being negative when you’re better off to keep pretending that our economy and society are on the up and up.
SO much I want for this that I happily keep deluding myself into seeing it.
But how can one not see that the things we’re doing are dragging us all down divisively tearing us apart?
One thing that’s strange is the experts who are supposed to be in the know are still talking about a potential recession down the track.
What Earth are they talking about?
Anyone who doesn’t recognize that the economy has been a total disaster at least since we locked down the world is head in the propaganda.
You remember, we’re just gonna shut down the world for a couple of weeks and pretend that nothing bad can happen, right?
That’s like pretending that you can endlessly print money without inflation.
Is like pretending that we’re not in a hot war with Russia that could go nuclear.
Is like pretending that the war drums with China aren’t beating stronger and louder.
Is like pretending that we’re not deliberately polarized by socially divisive political agendas.
Is like pretending that artificial intelligence is a threat, when the real AI threat is human “intelligence.”
Is like pretending that our “leaders” have got this and are moving the world forward in a positive direction.
I will share with you that the hardest thing for me during this insane phase of human history was that I perhaps like you had assumed that humanity was beyond all this madness.
Yes, I know this is naive, and idealistic, and goes against thousands of years of human chaos-like history with some 10,624 battles in the last 4,500 years, but that’s where I was at.
That we had evolved beyond the insanity of the world wars of the last century, for instance, or at least the nuclear deterrent had taken these bloodthirsty gatherings off the table.
I thought that perhaps our species had outgrown our old world of chaos and control.
This was such a hard adjustment for me because I so desperately want this up and up path for humanity.
When it should be obvious to anyone now that we must be prepared for sinking and swimming.
Where’s all this headed?
Of course none of us have a crystal ball, do we?
And as Ray Dalio so well put it, “He who lives by the crystal ball will eat shattered glass.”
So I suggest “spending” as little time as possible rolling around in the noise on noise on propaganda on these topics.
The political-media complex will keep programming a fear-filled future and I suggest purging propaganda that pollutes your mind and actions.
All that you can know with certainty is the future is uncertain and uncertainty breeds uncertainty.
Bathing your brain in that can keep you stuck in your mind and actions, when now is a time that you want to keep swimming.
As I’ve written to you about here, this is a reason I suggest staying color blind.
Rather than thinking that you can know where this is headed and getting shattered, choose your best reality and keep heading your best way.
Denying what you see and choosing your best reality is entirely normal, especially in our modern world where it’s now law to deny what’s in your pants and choose your identity.
It’s also basic neuroscience and psychology—see The Magical Number Seven—which simply shows that the brain is a deletion machine.
All day every day your brain is choosing to focus on a tiny number of things and deleting everything else, which is exactly how media hijacks your brain.
It’s like while you’re sitting here now you’re likely not thinking about how you might perceive the world differently if you live in the Congo.
Or say the best experiences of your life or all the incredible things that humanity has achieved or making every dream of yours come true or new things that become possible in tougher times or how despite all of these things that could go wrong in your life or our world that you are here right now experiencing the best life that you can choose.
It’s just, of course, no matter what reality you’re choosing in your head there’s still such thing as a world out there that you must keep navigating.
That’s why I suggest pretending your best reality while best preparing for anything.
Best you can ever do
No matter where our world is headed this is the best that you can ever do for yourself, your family and humanity.
By choosing your best reality you help yourself stay in your best mind and keep driving forward in your best actions.
And who knows, perhaps all this will blow over and we’ll be once again on track to being the shiny, happy, sane species that apparently we have never yet been.
Or maybe this is headed down, perhaps even to something as ugly as the “great” depression that they engineered a century ago, maybe along with another world war.
Again, who knows?
Things are never as good or bad as propagandists pummel your brain to perceive.
Keep choosing your best reality while focusing your time and energy on doing your best is the best you can ever do.
What do you think?
How are you seeing your path forward from here?
I’m curious, if you wanna share.