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Good quote from the new Dune trailer.
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
But it's missing the final piece:
I am Love.
Popular firearms YouTuber, FPSRussia (Kyle Myers), got arrested for a half an ounce of weed and sentenced to 60 days in a light security federal prison in Alabama. This is the podcast he did right after he got out, talking about how the whole prison system works. Very fascinating, entertaining, and full of juicy insights.
It's long, but worth the listen.
Oh, how crazy human culture can get...
Patriarchy in a nutshell. Stage Blue in a nutshell.
The popular tidying guru, Marie Kondo, has a simple method for how to de-clutter your home. You hold an item in your hands — like an old sweater — and ask of it, "Does it spark joy?" If it does, you keep it. If it doesn't, you throw it away. In this way you minimize your material possessions to the most essential items.
But never mind de-cluttering your house — that's peanuts. The elephant in the room is asking this question of your life activities as a whole. Imagine designing a life in which most of the activities you do every day are ones that spark the greatest joy in you. Imagine what that would be for you. Now imagine a life where all the activities you do don't spark joy. Which life do you want?
Of course the problem is that most people have no clear idea of what activities spark the greatest joy for them. And the second problem is that they don't believe they can design a life which aligns with those. Well, you can figure both of those out. In fact you'll need to in order to have a good life. That's what my Life Purpose Course is designed to help you do.
But for now, just spend the next week asking yourself, "What sparks the greatest joy in my life?" Make a list. And then start to wonder how you can turn one of these activities into a career. That which sparks the greatest joy in you is a tiny kernel of the career you will one day build. For more specifics on how to go about this, see my Life Purpose Course.
I like to study the evolution of things. You can study the evolution of virtually anything to gain deep insights about how reality works. It can be especially insightful to study the evolution of cultural human things, as it gives you insight into the nature of culture and human behavior.
Here's an excellent video about the evolution of Japanese castles. As you watch it, contemplate how and why the evolution is happening. What is it doing at the meta level? — so to speak. Notice the deep intelligence at the heart of evolution.
Even though purpose is completely relative, arbitrary, and imaginary, the human creature needs purpose.
People who don't have a positive sense of life purpose will not just sit idly by enjoying life, they will get depressed and recruited and radicalized into a toxic life purpose.
A lot of the "evil" committed in the world is done by people who were not shown how to develop a positive and conscious sense of life purpose, so they adopted a toxic one. If you don't consciously develop a positive and loving life purpose, the default position will be that you get sucked into a selfish and unconscious one.
It happened with Hitler. It happens very often with white nationalists. It happens with Islamic and Christian fundamentalists. And it's now infected the American government:
Idle hands do the devil's work.
If you want to develop a positive and conscious life purpose, don't overlook my Life Purpose Course. It's over 25 hours of exclusive video content on how to do it. Don't become like the guy above.
"Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe."
― Lao Tzu
"The whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognized this, while not appearing to."
-- Nixon's Chief of Staff, H.R. Haldeman
"You start out in 1954 by saying niger, niger, niger. By 1968 you can't say niger. That hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like 'forced busing', 'states rights', and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now, you're talking about cutting taxes. And all these things you're talking about are totally economic things, and the byproduct of them is that blacks get hurt worse than whites."
-- Republican strategist, Lee Atwater
I would be interested to hear how conservatives mental-gymnastics their way out of this one.
The reason I love to study the conservative mind so much is that conservativism is a feat of such audacious denial, ignorance, selfishness, and self-deception that it rises to the level of performance art. It's like watching an exotic tropical bird performing an elaborate mating dance without a conscious clue of what he's actually doing and why. But he does it with such self-righteous confidence that it blinds him to how ridiculous he looks to onlookers.