How to Change Your Life?

Let’s say you want to make an important change in your life. You make a resolution: that’s it, a new life begins tomorrow!

Of course, you then proceed to break the resolution.

OK, you say. I’ll go with the method of small steps. I’ll do x tomorrow, y the day after, and little by little, these small changes will bring big results.

A year passes, and you are exactly where you were before.

The reason for this failure is that you forgot to let the inner change happen before plunging into action. It’s like throwing yourself into a swimming pool without first becoming a person who knows how to swim.

A philosopher said, “at the threshold right before great actions lies inaction.” It’s great that you made the decision to seek positive change. Now you need to stay still for a bit to let yourself become the person who is capable of those changes.

Another philosopher said, “Change isn’t born when you decide to act. It’s born from your unconscious transformation during times of inactivity. Without that, you are bound to repeat what you’ve been doing until now.”

[These are German philosophers whom I’ve read in Spanish and am translating into English, so don’t search for these exact quotes].

So if you are looking for a big change, take some time to stay quiet, walk aimlessly, stare at the ceiling with no purpose in mind, study your eyebrows in the mirror, pick a flower and contemplate it.

And then the change will happen as if by magic.

A Different War

The main selling feature of neoliberal states is supposed to be that they don’t wage war against each other. This might be true but only because they are too busy waging war against their own populations.

Look at the homeless encampments in Philadelphia, or the bombed out villages in rural Spain, among many other examples.

Talking Points for Levels 1 and 2

China voted in the UN to recognize Russia as the aggressor in its war against Ukraine. Two days later in the same UN China explained that “yes, we voted for the resolution but we don’t really believe it, yet we still voted but we don’t agree with our own vote.”

These are people who can’t defend their own opinion even at the stupid UN. Nobody cares about what the UN says. Only a total weakling goes into such a state over a UN resolution.

This kind of weak, childish flimflamming brings to mind a country that allowed a virus to escape from a lab because of complete ineptitude, then tried to conceal what happened, then started abusing its own population to conceal that it concealed what happened. It also reminds of a country that hasn’t been able to figure out which Western system of thought to adopt and never even attempted to develop its own.

Is global dominance on the cards for people who can’t make up their own minds on anything?

The West, by the way, totally led during COVID. It led first into a stupid place, then out of the stupid place. But everybody dumbly repeated everything that the West did.

In any case, the talking point about China seeking global dominance is almost as stupid as the talking point that “we need to prevent World War 3.” The latter is aimed at first-level people (the most primitive) and the former at the second-level (somewhat less primitive).