posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 09:23 AM
It’s not easy being easy! In sales it is believed that the hardest objection to overcome is ignorance. This is basically true because those who are
truly ignorant do not see themselves as ignorant and as such, are not open to considering a wider array of knowledge to dispel or supplement what they
believe they already know.
Yet the wonderful thing is, that while the ignorant are subjecting us to their ignorance we are subjecting them to alternatives to it, while because
ignorance is really about obstinacy in regards to ego wanting to be right for ego’s sake will be rejected at the point and moment of public
confrontation where ego is at stake, but will be considered later privately.
That does not mean that it will be accepted later privately, but the more often the ignorant counter the same objections through public confrontation
the more often they do then consider those things in their private moments and eventually if that adherence to ignorance is truly impeding them from
reaching their actual material goals, they will start to modify and adapt their behaviors, expectations and perspectives.
For egos sake they typically will not display this about face with people or entities they previously confronted, but will seek out new people and new
entities to display these adapted behaviors, expectations and perspectives.
So in my own humble opinion it’s all about planting seeds. Sooner or later if its wise seed, if it’s a truthful seed, if it’s an insightful
seed, eventually the proper climate occurs where it can begin to take hold, put down roots and grow.
So never assume just because your arguments and suppositions aren’t having an impact now, doesn’t mean they won’t eventually have an impact
There is more to life than instant gratification and realization.
As far as the prediction crowd, what is probably saddest and most ironic, is truly tragic and world changing and life altering events are happening
all the time, that in fact are never predicted, and seldom recognized as they occur for the real life changing and world altering potential they have.
Great example would be the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico; it will be months to years before we know all the consequences of it as it slowly impacts
different aspects of the eco-system, environment and life, but the truth is no one predicted it.
Few are attempting to predict its far reaching ramifications, and implications, and few are even contemplating at all what life changing and world
altering things might in fact occur as a result of it.
We seem to place much more emphasis and much more concern on what hasn’t come to pass yet and is purely imagined than what is in fact coming to pass
and real consideration and planning should be placed into to minimize the impact of what then could transpire as a result.
Whether it’s Iran acquiring a Nuclear Missile, what a Tea Party might devolve into, or some other Time Wave Zero, 2012, prophecy we spend a truly
awful amount of wasteful time on the imagined, and very little time on the real.
I personally believe that this is because we have been robbed of the self confidence and tools to deal with the very real things and issues
confronting us, and would prefer then to pretend we can deal with and have tools to deal with the imaginary ones.
The truth is as a race, most if not all of us remain incredibly dysfunctional and our best hopes of learning are through one another and each
other’s mistakes and successes, and chances are complaining about that learning curve, just keeps more people from participating in it, which just
makes it all the harder and all the longer for us to eventually learn.
Great opening post, thought provoking, and that is what ATS should be, thought provoking!