making choices

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.

text "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.

quote "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

text '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?

quote "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.

quote "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

text "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.

text "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.

quote "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.
text 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 sense. quote "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…

sincerely  georg; sign

Hageland 20.apr-20.may.2023
last rev: 01.jun.2023

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