… at life's crossroads.
Those of us who live long enough, will have no choice but to go through changes we have limited control over. We may have more control over how we experience, and then deal with, these unavoidable changes, but only if we so choose.
"No one is coming to save you.
This life is 100% your responsibility.
Plan accordingly." Those who believe destiny is in absolute control every time their lives are put on hold or they are forced to change direction, may not think they have much of a choice. They may too easily allow themselves to be drawn in and/or be pushed around by what they see as uncontrollable circumstances and superior powers, without even trying to stop and think, resist, and/or deviate from whatever “normative” paths and set of actions they think, or are being told, that their societies expect them to follow.
"Strength does not come from winning.
Your strugles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
— Mahatma Gandhi Those of us who have passed through a number of unavoidable crossroads a few times already, should know that our freedom to choose alternative paths and actions is never any better than when facing these challenges. And what better times to introduce our own flavors to life's changes, especially positive ones, than when presented with hard times?
dare to go
'Three simple rules in life
1: if you do not go after what you want, you will never have it.
2: if you do not ask, the answer will always be no.
3: if you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place. When one has no choice but to look back at a more or less completed life, chances are that what one may end up regretting the most are those things one did not go through with – all the things one didn't do – when one had the chance.
The far away places one did not visit, the kind words one did not say, the bullies one did not stand up to, etc, etc, etc…
No use making excuses for ones own inactions once the chances to do something, anything at all, have passed. So why not dare to act while one can?
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
— Albert Einstein
Yes, mistakes will be made – even quite serious ones are to be expected, but at least one has tried.
And having done something one regrets is in nearly all cases a whole lot better than to regret not having done much of anything, and instead having de facto delegated all decision-making processes affecting ones own life and future, to others.
"You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks."
— Winston Churchill What others may think or say about our choices, is not, and should not be, our problem, or provoke reactions from us. Not even worth spending a fraction of a single thought on.
destructive history repeated
"Those who are able to see behind the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed
by the masses."
History gets repeated in its very worst forms for no reasons other than to dominate and cause rising and often unmanageable obstacles
and problems for all but those who have grabbed top positions in the leaderships of the world's growing kakistocratic
circles – inside and outside governments.
Most of what gets presented to the masses as solutions from inside these circles, carry absolutely no positive elements despite being sold as such through all imaginable channels and then some.
"The truth is the truth even if no one believes it.
A lie is a lie, even if everyone believes it." Too many “irrefutable consensuses” are created without factual foundations. These collections of lies are then imposed on the masses through indoctrination and fear, and shielded against all serious oppositions by pseudoscience, enforced ignorance and lies, backed by threats aimed at shutting down, passify and silence all who seek truth, introduce facts, and want to openly discuss reality around these matters.
"Governments don't want well informed, well educated people
capable of critical thinking. That is against their interests.
They want obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept it."
— George Carlin
It is all about achieving total control of people's minds and actions at all levels – regardless of methods and consequences for the masses, and use of that control to maximize powers and profits for the insiders through elaborate scams on local and global scales. What a “wonderfully” false and totally hopeless world we are being fooled into creating for ourselves.
this time around
I am dead tired of observing how all the worst things humans have ever been capable of doing to each other, are being reinvented,
favored, promoted, and copied by so many. Don't people understand that what they are preparing for are more rounds of the ancient
“mindlessly follow the leader(s)” games, cloaked in twenty-first century variants of what some
still dare to call democracy?
An open exchange of ideas, is fundamental to scientific progression.
Otherwise it is neither science nor democracy, but rather plain stupidity.
KNOWLEDGE is knowing what to say.
WISDOM is knowing when to say it. My personal solution to the many dilemmas created by the above, is to avoid engaging with what I regard as the worst variants of human societies in any way, shape or form, and instead base and enjoy life entirely on my own premises and how I see the world. Peacefully go about my life on my own terms in my own corner of the world, and not bother with the many distractions humanity at large are being drowned in to keep us from independent and logical thinking.
Probably a sign of my slightly advanced age, but as less and less of what seem to matter to most others in our societies
these days, matters to me, not being involved in anything that does not line up with and serve my personal interests, makes more and more
"The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd.
The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been."
— Albert Einstein
Consciously turning more independent, and maybe also even more egocentric than ever before? Sure sounds better than most of the many alternatives on offer in today's societies.
The roads less traveled and places less visited, look more and more inviting for each day that passes.
ending a chapter
Regardless of whatever else that goes on in the world; for about a year now – from late May 2022 – I have been more or less out of action, and have had minimal control over just about anything in life – my own and that of those nearest to me.
As I am slowly regaining my health and control over the many other factors that impact us in our tiny corner of the world, things are falling into place again, albeit not where they were before. I am in the process of closing one chapter in my very personal book of life, while starting to write a new one.
Whether or not parts of the next chapter(s) will be shared in the public sphere, is an open question for now. No point in
planning for a future I right now know wery little about.
Time for some quiet contemplation…
last rev: 01.jun.2023