One of the numbers in your Starting Point Measurements, that people most really painful is your vocabulary number.
Why would someone’s vocabulary be so low if they are educated, well read, etc.?
The answer is: because of mind viruses.
The mind virus doesn’t want you to be clear. Astute. The mind virus wants you to be sheep: miserable, crowd the churches, the “spiritual healers'” offices. Vote for morons who use big words they themselves don’t understand.
The main tools the mind viruses use are confusion and imprecision.
In my work, recently, I am seeing that people cannot tell the difference between a feeling and an emotion. It’s the mind virus in action.
Result: the feelings are suppressed, the emotions are made louder.
Feelings are innate, and they are infallible. They are the cause that humanity survived until now. Feeling when to eat, what to eat, when to stop eating… for example, is part of that.
But if you look at yourself and your behavior, you don’t feel any of that: you eat with your mind.
I apologize to my United States readers… I live here, and I hate the food here. All of it. Pretty, fattening, and bad for you.
Life was never supposed to change so fast that you could not get your body to adjust… but today 100% of people living, for example, in the United States and Canada, are from other parts of the world, or if they are from here, they eat stuff that are from other parts of the world.
And eating stuff that your body doesn’t know what to do with, makes you stupid, dull, imprecise, and eat with your mind.
And there you have it: you are infected. Dead for life. Dead for feelings. Dead… but not your soul.
And your soul will give you a hard time. Your soul cannot be infected… The more you are infected that further you are separated from your soul-given Self… and the more miserable you feel.
Don’t kid yourself, those rich folks with the big houses and big jets and stuff are as miserable as you are.
Only what cannot be taken away from you is a happiness maker.
Money, pleasure, even health are not… and the only good is virtues. They are always good, and they cannot be taken away. This is what I have learned from Seneca. Was it worth reading 212 thousand words? My articles are between one and two thousand words. So we are talking about 150-200 articles… was it worth reading for that one thing:
knowing what is good, and that good will make me happy?
You see, it was so worth it, I would do it again if that is what it takes to get it.
Not worth it? It can only be the virus that speak! No uninfected human would say that! Of course it is worth it!
But of course the virus doesn’t want to help you fight it… makes sense?
They say: listen to your stomach… but as soon as you say that, the mind virus clicks in, and puts fear into your stomach… Fear. Of what? Only the virus knows.
But my experience has been: fear means yes. Because the virus only fears that you’ll grow. That you’ll be smarter.
The FEELING in the stomach, not the emotion, the feeling, is either hunger, or disgust. It only informs you about eating.
Fear, the feeling: fear, not the emotion, the feeling, isn’t in the stomach… Life knows how not to confuse you. The feeling fear is in your sides… Oh, you have never felt that? Of course you haven’t. You have been infected with the mind virus all your life.
I just read in Science of Us That rich people pretty much can’t even see other people… they can only see what they want to make themselves richer…
Obvious mind virus.
Poor people are lead to cry with others, weep on puppy videos, and woo little kids. Mind virus again.
Neither groups care…
Your best bet is to teach yourself tell apart feelings and emotions. It takes training, guided training, to even learn the feelings… because you haven’t felt them since you left the cradle…
But they are there… and with them you can return with some semblance of self-determination… make your decisions yourself. Uncharted territory for most of you.