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A protracted series of tragic events

jus' thinkin' 'bout stuff - 04-12-2022 - by steve rigell - https://steverigell.com/a-protracted-series-of-tragic-events/

Well… as long as nuclear weapons exist, there is a possibility our world will end with a grand display right before nuclear winter’s darkness descends on our planet.

Even if this isn’t the case, our future will test our adaptability.

Humanity has always been a highly adaptable species. We’ve generally been able to adapt to conditions and contexts that nature naturally produces on our planet.

But now, we facing our biggest evolutionary challenge. Can we adapt to the conditions and contexts we create for ourselves by figuring out how to get out of our own way?

Having to continually adapt is stressful.

Having to continually adapt to invisible influences is especially stressful. Viruses. Inflation. Pollution. Poisonous chemicals. Vaccines. Stress. Depression. Inflation. Wage erosion. Uncertainty. Hatred. Intolerance.

To say nothing of the physical, visible forces requiring adaptation: War. Wildfires. Flooding. Crop failures.

Ultimately we won’t be able to ignore our new reality. Eventually we’ll have to admit that things are not returning to normal.

Normal will be a fond memory. Remember when we could… What about that time we… When I was a child I…

Is there a way to get ready for it? To prepare for the requirement to continually and relentlessly adapt?

We generally like things the way they are. We don’t like being required to change by external influences over which we have no control.

But we won’t have any choice.

It will require a different mindset. We’ll have to change our minds.

Change Your Mind

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