I mean this article to be the first installment in a series.
The underlying principle is the Anna Karenina principle
The Anna Karenina principle
The Anna Karenina principle is: good systems must meet simultaneously a number of requirements. All good systems are alike, bad systems are bad in their own way
Tolstoy said: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way
Aristotle said: success/failure: …it is possible to fail in many ways (for evil belongs to the class of the unlimited, as the Pythagoreans conjectured, and good to that of the limited), while to succeed is possible only in one way (for which reason also one is easy and the other difficult — to miss the mark easy, to hit it difficult); for these reasons also, then, excess and defect are characteristic of vice, and the mean of virtue;
good/bad: …For men are good in but one way, but bad in many.
But under the Anna Karenina principle there is an even deeper layer, the cause of the principle, and that is what we are interested in here. Continue reading “The many ways to be unhappy, the only way to be happy…”
If you are like most of the people I encounter on my site, you came here in search of the right, most efficient and effective way to accomplish something, healing yourself, feeling better about yourself and your life, making money, finding love, or raising your vibration, becoming an Expanding Human Being.
And you, like myself, probably could not tell one system from another, good from bad, effective from ineffective, efficient from inefficient, working or a fraud… we had no criteria by which to judge.
Continue reading “For men are good in but one way, but bad in many”
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This article slipped by a lot of people. And today where I keep talking about the small actions that cause and then cement your epigenetic shift, this article is more important than it was a year ago when I first wrote it. Onto the article…
… in Neal Stephenson’s novel ‘Reamde’ he remarks that affluent parts of all cities are similar, but poor parts of cities are miserable in their own way.
What causes success, and what causes failure? Or we could say, what causes affluence, and what perpetuates poverty?
It’s habits. It’s the thing you do (or not do), day in and day out. The things you take care of and the things you don’t.
But if you look, a habit you see are only the tip of the iceberg… maintaining it, keeping it permanently, unchangeably in place.
Continue reading “Updated: The attitudes of Poverty vs. Affluence… Can you learn the right attitudes?”
Mary asks: what do I need to do to raise my vibration?
To be able to answer that question, we need to agree on what the vibrational number indicates.
What does the vibrational number indicate?
Unfortunately, unlike a speedometer that only measures one thing: speed, unlike a thermometer, that only measures one thing, temperature, the vibrational scale measures a lot more.
And the Anna Karenina principle starts kicking in: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Or the way Aristotle expressed it: For men are good in but one way, but bad in many.
Continue reading “What do you need to do to raise your vibration?”