Learned helplessness, this is today’s topic. The opposite of “Bring it on…!” Your life depends on which is your dominant attitude.
Which attitude will get you what you want?
No contest, I hope, learned helplessness will get you more of the same.
50% of the world’s population behaves like they can’t handle it. It is learned helplessness… it is not innate. But it feels innate…
But it is, in reality, a reflex built and initiated by parents, religion, school, and politics.
The “I can’t handle it” reflex, like Pavlov’s dog salivating at the sound of the bell, whether there is food there or not, gets activated by anything society deems ugly or bad.
Continue reading “Learned Helplessness: 50% of humanity is a wuss, a sissy… a cry-baby. In 1945 it was 7%… In Jesus’ time it was 1%”
This article tries to explain something I heard 30 years ago, and it took, till today to understand. So it’s not easy, but it has the answer to the question in the title, and it has the key you’ve been looking for, though you didn’t know what exactly you were looking for.
The reason you are unhappy, lonely, unappreciated and afraid because language directly leads there.
Only people who don’t live in their heads because they have a bigger job outside to put their attention to have ever escaped the trap that language sets for the unsuspecting and unengaged multitudes. That is you.
Which means: there are the people who are engaged in something big and involved, and then there are people, 99% of us, who are not engaged in something big, and therefore have all the time to live in the mind, which is a collection of language built to make you miserable. Continue reading “Why You’re Dumb, Sick, Broke, and probably miserable, fearful, and lonely”
I do a lot of “work” that doesn’t look like work.
For example, asking the question: Is being perceptive a capacity?
It turns out that it is. It is on a scale of one to 100… very perceptive, somewhat perceptive, not perceptive.
Cats are not perceptive. Partially because their eyes are calibrated to only notice movement. A non-moving tasty bit of food, mouse, bug is like doesn’t exist for a cat. That is probably why they only eat food that stinks to my human nose… ugh. They can’t see it, can’t judge it from its look, color, etc.
So, in effect, perceptive is a capacity to see details, see much.
Continue reading “How superiority blocks you from growing. Are you perceptive, astute?”
- Kabbalah the way the Kabbalah Centre teaches it: Truth value: 10%
- If you take out god, and incarnation, karma, law of attraction, etc., all the religious connotations: 19%
Compare the 19%
- Compare it with the Old Testament: Truth value less than 1%
- Compare it with the New Testament: Truth value less than 1%
- Compare it with The Law of Attraction: Truth value less than 1%
- Indian scriptures: Truth value 2%
Obviously your best bet is to read Kabbalah books, but to read them with the capacity of Discernment, also known as Astuteness, Mental Acuity, so you can allow the not true things to be there, but soak up the truth that is 19%.
So, obviously, Kabbalah doesn’t have all the truth. It has 19%.
The truth value of what I teach is 70%, so I don’t have all the truth either.
Does reading what I write give you 70% of the truth? I wish. You can’t get it, don’t get it, for two reasons:
Continue reading “Should you read Kabbalah? I mean popular Kabbalah, Kabbalah the way the Kabbalah Centre teaches it”
I am reading my n-th book on Genghis Khan and the Mongols. I don’t know how many thousands of pages… this book is about 2,000 pages: I am now used to reading really long books: Kindle makes it weightless.
There is something about Genghis Khan that talks to me. He was a great innovator and a visionary: envisioned a world of tolerance, commerce, division of labor… a grand vision.
One of the sentences he said is that everyone wants to belong, everyone yearns for a place and a community called home. That is what he used to build a huge empire, where instead of thousands of warring tribes, there was one tribe and on Khan.
Of course it didn’t last… all beautiful desires and visions are balanced out by tens of desires of greed, of anger, of vengeance, of pride, of ego. All societally defined values.
Genghis Khan didn’t want anything for himself, he wanted everything for his people…
Continue reading “Social Evolution… what level of evolution is your ethnicity at?”
Astute is a word that 99% of people don’t know. Or if they know, they think it’s a bad thing. Like shrewd… it is a missing thing… It is not part of the vocabulary of the uneducated, unsophisticated, simple folks who live a pedestrian existence.
Words are great divider of people. If it is beyond you… if it is beyond your comprehension, you probably get found out by now knowing the word.
Now, with that said: astute is a person who can tell things apart, even similar things, with certainty, and ease.
People have certain areas where they are astute.
Continue reading “What is the opposite of astute?”