Sunday, March 12, 2006

Stop thinking positive, stop limiting your thoughts!

There’s a time for everything.

Thinking positive you need in hard times to survive.

Thinking negative you need in good times – because more mistakes are made in good times than in bad times.


Because good times make you ignorant – you get used to wealth and comfort.

Because goot times make you lazy – you forget how much effort it took us to get where we are today.

Because goot times make you egotistic – you forget how deeply you depend on others.

Because goot times make you megalomanic – you overestimate your own abilities and power.

Because good times make you stupid – you disregard the simplest cause-effect-chains.

We live in good times (at least most people of the western world) – we live in wealth and comfort and a favorable climate.

And all what we do, is to risk what we have – risk our wealth by wasting money for useless things, risk our comfort by greedy selfishness and envy, so destroying the industries of our own countries, risk our environment by wasting energy and ressources without caring about the consequences.

To protect what we have, to keep aware of the risks, to beware of pampered blindness – stop thinking positive!

We thought positive the whole 1990s – the result?

An explosion of growth of fundamentalistics of any religion: Christianity, Islam, Free Market, Privatization, Alphaleadership, winners and losers. An explosion of debts, of war, of joblessness, of poverty, of destruction and poisoning while losing real power to change things.

And we will have to change things. Soon.

"We have to keep in mind the awesome pace of change and realise how little time is left to act, and then each community and nation must find the best use of the resources they have to sustain civilisation for as long as they can." (Prof. Lovelack)

So stop thinking positive! As long as we can enjoy a wonderful world, never forget how easy it is to lose everything! Start thinking negative, start thinking the worst! Understand the worst scenarios to avoid them! And then – start thinking positive again, that you are able to overcome the problems – with a little help of your friends.

Only then we may be able to protect our children, when we stop thinking positive, as if we wouldn’t depend on our body or our social group, as if we could decide independently what we do and what we can, what we are able to do, as if “faith moves mountains” had ever moved real mountains without strong arms endowed by nature.

To believe positively and strongly in bullshit doesn’t mean to “move mountains”, to make bullshit real, it simply means to run with the first lemming towards the bursting of the bubble of wishful thinking.

Thinking has to consider each and everything, the best, the good, the bad, the worst. You can’t beat evil by the “peril sensitive” sunglasses of Zaphod Beeblebrox, by just ignoring it and wishing it away.

To change your world into a better place to live for everybody – start using your brain! Allow the simple fact that you can fail, that you can’t be strong enough...

and stop whining about that fact like a baby! Superman is just a myth, a comic book character, not a living person and even if you watch Faux News you should be able to realize that the Supermen on TV are just that...

on TV.

If you don’t allow the simple fact that you can fail, if you don’t allow the fear – you’ll not able to mobilize all your skills and forces to avoid failure...

to find a workaround.

So stop thinking limited – stop thinking positive!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome...that was a brilliant read...just what I needed to stimulate my brains. And I must add that I totally agree with you.

10:49 AM, March 13, 2006  
Blogger Again said...

thank you barnita, it's rarely that someone agrees in opposition to that "divine formula" - no one seems to see that's just a modern way of "divide et impera"

because if you "think positiv" - you can magically do whatever you want. Conclusion: if you fail, it's your own fault, than you are a loser - and no one needs to "waste time, money or energy" to help you

a simple way to avoid to pay for others (social net, empathy, friendship) - to avoid being forced to share your success/money with "losers"

and a simple way to excuse any cruelty against others - because if they would have been good enough in "thinking positive" they would have been able to defend themselves, isn't it?

1:18 AM, March 16, 2006  

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