Great read, this prejudice is the largest factor that holds people back from achieving their greatness. Self education is totally ignored by those who have the privilege of being supported by their family and class structures.
There’s no bank large enough to contain it all. I’m sorry to hear that the American Dream is still having it’s effective control over what is considered valuable. All three of them Bill Mark Jeff have profoundly increased their net worth during a time of incredible losses for the masses. It becomes a question of whether you believe that these massive corporate heads are really deserved of such power and control over human beings, that all that worth is justified by their efforts. Earning so much more money than entire country’s are capable of making with all their human capital seems to be showing some very ragged fabric of which our socio-economic system is constructed from. I’m waiting for something to wake up the slumbering heroes from these world wide amnesias we are suffering with. SSTC
This is bringing up pre-teen memories of story telling circles of friends convincing themselves as much as others of certain details of their narrative. I really had put away these memories but obviously have not forgotten.
I’m just so happy to hear your point of view on this subject Alexa. I’m definitely in support of looking at the effects of coding on the human experience. I’m completely committed to keeping my mind free of toxic online behaviours, maybe because I’ve avoided getting trapped by the platforms that run these algorithms it’s easier for me to make this kind of commitment.
Delete Delete Delete - Attention is not a commodity don’t give it away for others to profit from. Share your attention with those beautiful people who you love.
”For we communicate worthiness to others only through our presence, full-on, engaged and attuned presence.”
Wonderful if you’re able to understand such jargon. For me to say that the author has lived a privileged life and has been guarded by money and shielded by status I would need to know more of her story; however, anyone that is spouting widely broadcast ”absolutes” about personal reflection and change has a lot to understand about what it feels like to experience real challenge in life.
This’ll provoke thoughts if you let it. Let’s have a serious look at classism. That’s the real issue that is driving inequality, there’s only so much room at the top. Hierarchy has always been the target of the masses, it’s a failed paradigm that only serves the elite. Every nation has it’s own elite ruling class no matter how poorly the country is doing in the world’s hierarchy. How can the poorest nations of the world have the same problems of inequality as the richest? Could this be possible if classism was eliminated?
Focus, focus, focus on making your information gathering and intensional choices in alliance with your goals. Make this life count by giving yourself the best possible chances for success. Good luck everyone.
Good advice for making plans, building businesses, raising children...... Now I am thinking about how my biased thinking is affecting all my decisions. This time it’ll be different because I’m special and soooo informed. Darnedest things have happened to my best laid plans.
“Are there people out there with fulfilling careers that help them withstand the vagaries of a cruel world? Yes, sure. Do a lot of them come from families with enough money to withstand the vagaries of a cruel world? Also yes”
Please everyone read this message twice before you think about it in terms of yourself. I hope that you’re willing to give this statement the gravity and grace that it deserves. Class and hierarchical structures are hard to break through, if not impossible for individuals who through no fault of their own are starting in the bottom of both. Keep your eyes open to see your own privilege no matter how hard it is to see the reflection.
I found this super helpful in my own understanding of my repulsive feelings about snakes, I remember the experience of having a snake that I found in the grass in the local cemetery shit on my hand and the smell was atrocious and left me with a fear of this ever happening again. Speaking of shit I have memory of someone telling me that we would be knee deep in shit if it wasn’t for all the shit that bugs eat. This may be an urban legend but I really love saying SHIT.
I’m of the mind that consideration of the subconscious mind is the best way to look at reading or listening. We’re not able to un-read or un-hear anything we are exposed to so what I believe is that all this information is assimilated into the subconscious and returns to our awareness as a personal world view. Chose what you read, but choose wisely.
Resisting the challenge of Transformation stunts us from our own knowledge of self. The advice of sitting quietly and feeling yourself is really a very easy process, however; resistance to change is our challenge. Love is quiet!
I’m really encouraged by this shift in prioritizing things in a new and healthy way. This article written by a mother is pertinent to fathers who do too much as well. I think our North American culture of success has had it’s makeup removed! Thank You Carona.