Are you introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in the middle? How does this affect your day-to-day life? Is there any particular time you wish you could be more reserved or more outgoing?
For most of my early years, I appeared to be an introvert, but that was only because I was weaker than average (this doesn't imply that introverts are weak, just that I didn't have a lot of physical strength and it affected how I interacted with people socially).
However, it had the effect of making social skills something I had to learn later on. This turned out well, because rather than having to unlearn a set of habits, I had a fairly clean slate and advice like "all the world's a stage" to work with, and hence, don't get into some of the role-based drama that plagues many people who then self-introvert to avoid drama, but cut themselves off from people in the process.
On the other hand, I am still often misunderstood, since I don't fit into any category. That would have happened anyhow, though, as humans live above society, and die within social contracts designed to constrain cognition to subhuman levels of mental destruction (poverty).
“You know, we had a lot of trouble with Western mental health workers, especially the ones who came here right after the genocide. They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sunshine… which is, after all, where you begin to feel better. There was no drumming or music to get your blood flowing again – when you’re depressed and low you need to have your blood flowing.
[...] they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so to talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave the country.”
Dance is Joy.
Sleep, Bread of Life, Water of ParadiseFar from me is sorrow,In the mirror of Reflection,I see the way to bring my projects closer to maturity.Far from me is sorrow,Beloved of God nameless and Man-kind,I sleep as worship,work as transformation of time:From a trap of the matrices of dissolving distractionof antagonism and problem-focusto building calmly, respect for life:The way of the human kindness,The way of prosperity, The way of multiplication of effort,Leverage for the good of us both.--->References:Psalms 127 (all 5 verses, but esp. verse 2), Isa. 26:3, Isa. 65:17.
- Projects are "children"(Ps. 127:3-5) of your conception (ideals, plans, designs), time, conscious efforts, and investment of other resources.
- God is "nameless" because it isn't a man-made concept, but rather, the beyondness that informs growth, origin, and development successfully, despite systems of constraint and oppression, stupidity and trails unfair to humanity.
We always have a choice, whether to dwell on problems, or work on constuction, creation, or transformation. It becomes easier to transform problems and unfairness into opportunities and prosperity, evolution of the spheres and realms, if we keep coming from the perspective of growth and development, and taking time to pause and reflect on the lighter things of life helps us to reach that.
We all need "many friends" in life... and focusing on being friendly, including foremost being friendly to our own ego and self-image, is the prime way to create both human and habitual "friends" (or eternal habitations, in the latter case).
Updates and Apology:
I had a longer rant in mind but I am learning that those long rants take days to transcribe, so, this is what I can afford right now.
Hope the poem (druggle/dhrgen), references, and notes are of benefit, in any case.
Also, I keep tweaking it every time I re-read it. When I do projects for others, I'm naturally constrained by the fact that I'm charging per time (or demi-time, rather), but for my own projects, they can creep along forever if I don't restrain myself. So this variant is different from the first one I posted, but hopefully better and changed in ways you'd hardly notice.
As I mentioned in my last rant, calling for depopulation of humanity is not smart. The impact of humans has not been due to the amount of humans, but rather, due ot the type of heavy industry that "they" have. And I say they because, although we all benefit from things of heavy industry indirectly, we don't, either directly nor indirectly, control the policies which regulate those industries.
Whenever something is changed for "environmental" reasons, when you dig deeper, there was really a business angle to it. It either saved money for a heavy industry leader, or made an upcoming competitor uncompetitive within a certain juristiction. The biggest change we can make, going forwards, is to dig deeper and build accurate models (even if they are complex -- we can build interactive complex models now with these artificial computer thingies), and use those models to guide progess.
But "we" cannot change it directly. Money talks here, so all we can do is walk alot. The three generation rule, where your kids have to work for the old guard, you might be able to live on savings, but your peers can't, and your grandkids are thus the old hope for humanity, applies here. It requires thinking big, and acting big, but on a geosocially compatible scale, which is there trans-nationalism and neo-nations (nations which are not based on the borders of existing nations) come in.
Think of it this way: if we had to support large populations with heavy industry, how could we do it without depending on pollution producing processes? If you think deeply enough about it, several possibilities will occur.
We can take some time to model them, and hope these grandkids pick them up... or hope to get an audience with someone in a position to implement them, or grow into a financial power that can actually implement them. Either way, those three (or more) stages are still there, the approach of protesting or calling for new laws won't work. It doesn't solve anything to establish rules that they will break anyhow, but if you look at the value chain, then something which works can be developed.
The depopulation agenda is just a red herring. Humans don't need "big factories" (or electricity) to live, but big factories need to be safe for humanity to operate, if we want to continue with a high standard of living, we have to make sure that heavy industry (and even the pace of work on an individual basis) benefits humanity more than it harms humanity.
That is the real issue, and the issue which nobody is talking about, because cash money both talks and buys the words of others.... but in a couple of generations, those massive factories may be just as abandoned as the megalithic pyramids, and that cash worth less than the paper it was printed on, because what was made to serve us now acts to kill us, whilst "they" tell us to just have less babies (or more babies, if you're Catholic or Muslim). No, less population is not the solution. Less lies is part of the solution.
We need better ethics in leadership of environmental impacting systems, because problems made in ignorance can be solved by application of wisdom, or made worse by covering them with lies.
Social interaction is beneficial to all human beings, but they are types of social interaction that cause more harm than good. At some point, some people literally go off to live in the woods, mountains, or modern caves, in order to avoid such risks. This, to me, is the cost of a geo-social threat which is so pervasive that you may not even notice it unless you travel (even if you only travel a few hundred feet to a nearby park or spend a few days in another domestic situation).
Occasionally I run across articles of people who "disconnected from the Internet" or turned off television" for a certain time. As it stands, a lot of the world's population doesn't even have reliable electricity or clean drinking water. So for them, being able to turn on either of those things would imply an improvement in the geographical sense, which has social impacts.
Why, then, are some people loudly calling for depopulation or lower wages for the "working-class"?
The fact that certain geosocial groups can afford to buy water by the expensive bottle, or scorn water in preference to soft drinks, thus inducing diabetes and shortening their own lifespan, suggest to me that we need less of Skynet (a world-destroying malignant network of software running on top of a military-industrial complex), not less people.
Humanity cannot actually be this stupid, the machines just want us to think that we all are. "Thinking makes it so," by simple psycho-cybernetics, if you don't think that humans can be smart, then you'll not only be stupid yourself, but you'll prevent any smart people from exhibiting their intelligence.
If they, those smart humans, do try to do so, Skynet has prescribed a protocol to categorize and exorcise that spark of wit.
In fact, if we want only workers for the factories, then we should just indoctrinate them from birth. That way, within a few generations, the majority will move from wise, happy, loving, to stupid, anxious, and wrathful. Of course, we tend to use the classic name "Asura" for this sytem, rather than the likely trademarked name from the Terminator series.
Television and the Internet didn't make this system, they just helped to make it possible to mass-manufacture adults who keep it in place, and prevent children, especially their own, from changing it, "war and wrath without end".
In my previous post, I linked to [ this article which spoke of completing tasks, overcoming procrastination
]. However, in adapting and considering the article, I came up with a six-part process. Before this process, of course, you have to determine what to do, but thinking of the process step by step, may actually help in this:
- starting: focus on details. Sent a schedule which re-assement time-stops (not "deadlines" because nobody will die, you will just stop, consider, and restart, just as sleep leads to renewal rather than death, re-assement keeps you progressive. Do things out of determination to live, rather than fear of death of any kind).
- perseverence: keep abstract goal in mind, whilst actually "carrying out the task" (producing output). If you are writing, then actually write, but keep the goal in mind now. Don't just write anything, unless your goal is catharsis, automatic writing, chanelling, or introspective progress into shadow realms or hidden realms. And if that is your goal, focus on that, rather than getting distracted by other projects or goals. If you get tired, rest and resume. If you have too many goals on your mind, then trust that you will get back to them. Focus on one at a time. Also I had advice for that in a previous article.
- evaluatiing progress: focus on details, especially when the "change" of failure is high (but do not let pseudo-objective statistics be your guild to evaluating progress. An individual appears to defy statistics, just as trees appear to defy gravity, growing upwards. Both use the nature of great forces for the benefit of growing self, rather than submit passively to rigid over-simplified laws. Gravity actually helps trees to grow, and every statistic and circumstance can be used to fuel your growth and development).
- ending: for easy parts or near to the end, focus on the "finish line" or eventual goal. Let that motivate you to continue and work, rather than get distracted by other things or, worse, give up by acting as if it has already been done. This is the reason for the "three nights of inspection before beginning", to focus on forming the vision in formation and making motivations clear on the intentional planes and realms.
- review: rest first. Have you rested? I mean slept, at least one full night. Perhaps for several days or even a few weeks, in the case of something like the first draft of a novel. Then, after you have rested, assess with a clear, fresh mind. The rest is most important to restore your mental capbility and shift from the process of creation to the process of review. In a professional setting, you might want to create in the morning, go to lunch, and review in the evening, for example.
- sales: selling is an important step -- or, rather -- process. It is even more important for internal customers, such as your future self. It si vital to sell to yourself the results of your own labour. It is vital to making your self-esteem absolutely positive, and protecting yourself from the various "enemies of progress" which are common. You won't build yourself up by antagonism with enemies, but rather, by construction. That is why the story of Nehamiah is such an inspiration for, but any waste-to-city or rags-to-riches story will work. Somewhat.
The "bold embodiment of occupation" is important. It is not only important to be constructive, but also, to see yourself as constructive. Reflection and review are part of this, but actualy sales can also start the process, as you tend to need to sell yourself on the value of an activity before persuing it. That could well become another article or booklet altogether.
As you grow as an individual in command of a firm, you will learn by your external and internal sales, even if, or perhaps especially if you are working alone, but also as you interact with others and gain team members, employess, business allies, and such. It is partially for this reason that business tends to be taught wrong: we are trained to work within pre-existing organisations, as if they are eternal, but the eternal organisations have never required permanent "slavery" to any physical organisation.
Freedom involves freedom to choose associations and dis-associations.
As you work and learn, record your intellectual gains, for these are the basis of individual wisdom, or "teachings". This is the Hierophant
attitude explained at a higher level, for those of you who are aware of the Soul's Journey. You teach your own conscious mind (technical skills) and sub-conscious attitudes (attitudes, such as a positive mental atittude)/ assistant consciousness (such as a prosperity consciousness). Selah.