In the news today, there is actually data. Actual stories. Real things. But they are buried by the strongest headline getter- fear.
Everywhere I look today, I see it. It's crossing all the news topics, world, local, and even in the future. The is a battle in our world, and that
seems to be about controlling the fear.
And let me not start in the darkest corner of our collective paranoia about the message. (Primer. go and read ten minutes worth of your life to find
out about Marshall McLuhan) I won't start by pointing fingers at anyone, because there is 360 degrees in a circle and I only have 20 little digits,-
I'll even point my toes at you all.
I'm going to start with the media. And that includes us, here, as well. Stop. Stop being afraid. That's how you are controlled. The groups that want
to control you, are use the media to create gossip (this includes financials) in order to move masses. The media is not any one group. Don't blame the
media. It's not really a thing. It's what you believe it to be. The media is the internet. And really, not any one group controls it, even though
everyone is trying to. You control you internet. (cough, cough) At least you should try and control you space by understanding it.
Today's headlines in mine own country are base on fear. My Prime Minister is trying to make me afraid. I won't bore you with political rhetoric, go
and research for yourself if you want. I am CANADIAN. yeah, eh. That's there's the word. The word that can destroy fear. It can do anything because it
can add it up. The word is research. If you research, you can do the math. Because everything can be put into numbers.
Today's other headline deals with numbers. And again, I won't bore you. But it's artificial. And I won't explain it more than that. There is no
mystery to today's financial headlines because the numbers have been pointing to a correction for a long time. In fact, it took so long that I had to
find a reason for the delay. I did. "nough said.
I won't even talk about "terror" "isms" .... Because that is scary. Oh my gosh, I crack me up. I can laugh in the face of most dangers. Except sharks.
SHarks are scary. I love sharks. But they are scary. Don't eat sharks. And maybe the sharks won't eat us.
Now. How to end this mess?
The news is that they want you afraid. People who are afraid buy more products. It's just true. I know I sound crazy when I say it. But it's true and
you can find lots and lots of studies. And I'm not hyping studies. There are good and bad studies. The trick is that you have to work and figure that
out as well. It's hard work not being afraid. You have to balance everything. And who wants to do that? right? really? yes
... because I would love nothing better to feel better than to sit on the couch and eat all my favourite comfort foods. mmmmmm
I'm trying to lose weight. I am slimmer. That's because I'm doing the hard work and telling my body the truth. The media sells a billions and billions
of diet books.
I'm going to write one. Here goes. EAT LESS. EXERCISE MORE.
I gave my son the entire idea for the book. But no one listens to me . oh hum. Where was I? I was not being afraid. Say it with me. I will not be
afraid. Only real things and sharks can hurt me. Nature is beautiful and is real and is real dangerous if you're not careful. There you go. Be
careful. Enjoy the savages of society but remember a mother bear will rip you apart if she thinks you are a threat to her young. If she doesn't think
that, then you walk the other way and you're good. And you'll never forget the experience.
Don't be stupid. It's not okay. It is okay to love stupid humour. It is not okay to be stupid. Stupid people are afraid of stupid things. Education is
not bad. There are many bad teachers and the system is completely broken but don't give up and surrender and think knowledge is the bad thing. NO. no
no. It's giving up that let fear win.
I really have nothing more to say. I had some stupid writing to do later and I thought I'd warm up by writing here and fighting some of my demons. I
like reading. And I like the news, and it's application to history. But man, it's so damn frustrating when everything is telling me to be so fearful
that I soil my - you know.
I guess since I brought up the whole idea of data, I'd better give you the math. Math is about problems and solutions. So, what is the problem? First
you need to ask a question. Okay, what is the problem? Fear.
Hmmm.. Fear eh? What is the scary thing? Humans. Oh my. That means I need to look in the mirror. Oh boy. You mean if I am the problem, then that means
I am also the solution, oh my. Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my. I am the solution. So, the only that that can shelter me against the storm is me,
then so be it. I am being the media right now. I am trying to be part of the solution, right now.
If we stop making ourselves open to the fear, then "they" will stop. You are "they.
WE are me? And I am you? Stop me. Because this is my point. You must be the first one to stop.
Don't be afraid.
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