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Nature has worked out a set of simple rules

jus' thinkin' 'bout stuff - 04-16-2022 - by steve rigell -

We humans are not very good at playing by the rules.

In fact, we’re very good at not playing by the rules.

It is much too easy for us to justify what we do and create a reality for ourselves in which what we think is true, regardless of what the facts are.

We’ve convinced ourselves this attitude, this ‘the-rules-do-not-apply-to-us’ approach to life, works.

Another deception. We’re in denial.

We’ve done nothing more than create an enormous debt by not accounting for the true cost of things we assumed we could just take, and exploit without paying.

We have an accounting problem.

Another deception.

The evidence has accumulated to the point that we’re beginning to recognize that the way we’ve been operating for the last 10,000 years or so isn’t working. We know we have to stop doing things the way we’ve been doing them, but we don’t know how. It’s something we’ve never done before.

But that’s just the kind of problem at which humanity excels when we put our minds to work in coordination with our hearts.

But to do that, we must change our minds.

It’s worth the effort of not doing, of unlearning, of breathing in the moment.

Change your mind

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