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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScribe
      3 weeks ago

      Excellent 4-minuter!

      you can marshal resources, support, and opportunities.”

      But focusing on the risks within the game obscures a much bigger problem: The game is no longer optional. Everyone must play. We have little to lose because we already lost everything: Stable jobs, affordable homes, education that lasts a lifetime, and worry-free retirement are no longer an option. Even money itself ain’t what it used to be. It loses value by simply sitting in the bank.

      A key from my perspective is falling and/or flying whilst playing towards an endgame of Greater Universal Balance, Groundedness, Centering and Sharing Resources, Peaceful Wounded Warrior Gods and Goddesses Playing Mindfully in an Uplifting and Innovatively Benevolent Interdependent Nature to Gently Awaken all the asleep Peaceful Wounded Warrior Gods and Goddesses ; a Focus on Self-Improvement whilst Community Improving as well.

      That Buddhist tale Bill integrates at the end of I’m Done With Truth Illuminates:


      This is a Great Read Much Needed Today.

      1. Update (5/25/2021):

        When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.

        I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.

        When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.

        Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.

        That was written by some monk, almost 900 years ago.

        With blinding light, it showed me exactly why and how I’m being a dipshit. It’s not because I’m bad. It’s because I’m working on the wrong stuff.

        None of us were ready for what just happened. Dystopia dropped like a mother-fucking curtain. We can’t even answer the most basic questions: What? Why? How? When is it going to end? Is it going to end?

    • deephdave
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      3 weeks ago

      “The Great Online Game is played concurrently by billions of people, online... with real-world consequences. Your financial and psychological wellbeing is at stake, but the downside is limited. The upside, on the other hand, is infinite.”