“A man’s admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him” – Alexis de Tocqueville
Look around you. Have you wondered why everyone seems so angry? It is everywhere you turn, from television, to radio, to print media, to just plain conversation with your peers or family. What is the cause of all of this grief?
Now admittedly, the country has gone through a pretty rough four years. The economy has been in the tank; people have lost jobs, homes, retirement and in some cases even loved ones. This current malady would be the easy culprit to blame for the anger, but I think it goes deeper than that. I think it goes to the issue of choice and the ongoing attempt to remove it from the human equation.
For years the propaganda coming from the collectivist media is that everyone should support the hive and that individualism is not to be tolerated. This message is supported by our educational system, indoctrinating our children to believe that everything should be done in favor of the group. In our professional lives, the word consensus is constantly used, often times to the detriment of what we are trying to accomplish. The ongoing women’s movement has joined this propaganda with its war on men and has successfully subjugated the male species to the point that, by and large, they don’t who they are anymore.
I think the following may give some insight. Recently an incident happened in Florida where a 43 year old man punched a football referee. On a talk show, a guest caller suggested that the reason for the violence was due to the pent up anger due to the woman’s movement suppression of men’s manliness. The talk show host blew off the comment as nonsense, but I think it has merit.
Think about all of the stress we ingest every day. Think about the constant bombardment of negative anti-individual information thrown at us each and every day.
The key here is that we choose to soak up all of this. Yes, we choose to do it and because we choose to do it and our internal tuning fork knows better. With this choice, all of that negative energy continues to build inside of each and every one of us and displays itself as anger.
Who are we really angry at? Are we angry at politicians because we have chosen to give them our power to solve our problems? After all, haven’t we been told that the collective will solve everything! We are angry at ourselves…
Here are a few tips to start turning this around;
- Recognize what you have been doing and understand that no one has the right to your power, so stop giving it away. This means your spouse, friends, employer, or anyone else.
- Take down the rear view mirror. Recognize that by making your own choice, sometimes you make mistakes. You cannot let the mistakes paralyze you, so put them in the rear and only look forward.
- Everyday commit to clearing a small bit of the emotional baggage you may be carrying.
- Vision: understand that you can expand as much as you desire, so stop thinking small. Start thinking big.
More to come….