You probably know…the political and financial establishment seems to purposely march us down the dark road of economic destruction. Because of this unhappy fact, it occurred to me that maybe we should offer you some hope for every day living…especially since continuous economic mayhem is inevitable. We may not be able to do anything about the treachery of the establishment…but we definitely possess the means to overcome the negative thinking and debilitating pessimism of the Hive Mind Mentality.
In Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s marvelous book Fooled By Randomness he suggests that a negative pang (event) has an average of a 2.5 more intensity than a positive pang (event). If this is true, it’s no wonder that the Social Maze pollutes people’s lives with pain and suffering.
Obviously, if the negative events you suffer more than offsets every positive event you enjoy…you are doomed to a life of misery and frustration.
You’re probably thinking…that sounds damn hopeless.
Good News! You were not born to exist in misery and suffer unhappiness. You deserve to live a life of many pleasures and fulfilling activities. We will expose the illusions of the Hive Mind Mentality…and successfully guide you through the difficulties that confront you in the Social Maze.
Can you imagine how wonderful your life would be if for every unpleasant experience…if you offset it with 10 positive, enjoyable happenings? You know, even 4 to 1 in your favor guarantees you happily waltz through life…or rock ‘n’ roll if that’s what you prefer.
I’m sure you understand that life is just that—life. Since there is no such thing as perfection in the sphere of human action, you can expect unpleasant occurrences to carelessly stumble across your path. Realize that no one is immune from the changing circumstances of life. Unfortunately, we also have the strong arm of a political and financial elite heaping even more misery on its citizens.
The more and more you review this page the more you begin to find yourself thinking…finding happiness, success and fulfillment requires conquering the illusions of the Hive Mind Mentality.
Let’s face it. You determine your success and happiness by how well you deal with adversity…which manifests as a regular feature of the Social Maze. Do you handle it quickly and effectively…or do you allow it to permanently beat you down? Do you always allow a negative event or a series of negative events to cause you to become extremely stressed, lose your temper, or start depressing? How about finally giving up…and just accepting the demoralizing mindset of the Hive. If so, life will be quite difficult… if not downright miserable. You might as well be barring the premises…not permitting self-actualization to hand you the key that unlocks your cell door to freedom.
If you calmly accept the situation, get your thoughts and emotions under control, and act as an Objectivist Warrior chances are you will usually conquer negativity. Napoleon Hill says “Every adversity has within it the seeds of an equivalent or greater benefit.” What a wonderful way to think and feel. You can even overcome the elite’s disastrous interventions in the marketplace by becoming a contrarian.
I know. You’re thinking that taking control of your thoughts and actions is easier said than done. After all, spur of the moment circumstances sometimes completely blindside you. You can’t help how you might act under extreme duress. I understand that none of us is perfect…however, we sure in the hell can do better.
Let’s explore a few methods for juicing up the quality of life by overcoming negative events.
One method for dealing with the BS of the Social Maze is to discover your Life Purpose. The Elite would prefer that you remain a mindless idiot. In addition, members of the Hive Mind Mentality prefer the company of people just like them. Once you focus your mind on accomplishing your highest values…you shift your energy to a accelerated state.
A word of wisdom. You choose your Life Purpose…not what someone else thinks you should choose. Escaping the Hive Mind Mentality means eliminating second-handed living. Books by Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises show the way of individualism.
Another method is to think about the pleasures you will be indulging in. With a pleasurable activity right around the corner, it’s difficult to remain in a negative state of being.
A word of warning. It’s an illusion to think pleasure means indulging in mindless, soul-shrinking activities. You want to enjoy activities that lead to self-actualization. Of course, it’s up to you to decide what that will be. I find great mental, emotional and spiritual expansion listening to my favorite music.
A third method is to go off to a quiet place and meditate for 10 minutes. If that’s not possible, at least close your eyes and relax—allowing creative thoughts to rise to surface of your awareness. The quiet mind is a receptive mind.
Beware: The New Age Movement is a combination of enlightenment and nonsense. You have to learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff. We’ll help you do that.
You definitely do not have to be at the mercy of negative events. You do not have to allow the negativity, pain and suffering of the Hive Mind Mentality to destroy the quality of your life. It’s up to you to demand a life of pleasure and fulfillment. Do you know who you demand this from? Only you, of course.
Here’s another tip for increasing your enjoyment of life and overcoming negative events.
Focus on certain aspects of the physical world. For instance, gaze out your window or even better walk outside to maximize your experience. Pick out an object you would like to observe. Some examples are a colorful flag waving in a brisk breeze…observing a floating leaf gently falling to the ground while listening to the sigh of a gentle breeze…or even something that seems mundane such as watching someone wash their car. Indulge in this for at least 10 minutes. You will be glad you did. .
I guarantee you will be surprised how euphoric you feel after this exercise. It is a pleasurable experience indeed.
A life of pleasure and fulfillment requires that you conquer the illusions of the Hive Mind Mentality…and successfully navigate the Social Maze.
RA Meyer – The Objectivist Warrior Masters the Social Maze