People have the uncanny ability to deceive themselves. This quirk frequently comes to life for those in new romantic relationships. Although red flags may appear, our infatuation goggles make it remarkably difficult to heed the warning signs. Blissfully unaware of the long-term implications, we continue to hold on to the fantasy for as long as possible.
We have lost our way.
Rather than health, family, and personal development, we’re taught to toil our lives away in employed captivity, to spend our money on bullshit, to retire when we’re sixty-five. On top of that, we’re taught to consume, we’re taught greed. Always feeding, yet always hungry. We’ve an insatiable appetite for the consumable.
From infancy to infinity, our minds are bombarded with messages from deceptive marketers. Spellbound, we fall victim to the idea that salvation is found via possession. Carefully crafted into obedient consumers, we stagger on a treadmill of continual craving. Taught that to have more is to be more, we trust that personal triumph is found through amassed fortune.
This is 100%, pure, grade-A, unrefined bullshit.
Stress has become an epidemic.
Caught between responsibilities and competing demands, many of us are seldom truly at ease. In the absence of deep relaxation, chronic tension has become far too normal. Even worse, nature never intended nor prepared us for the constant storm of stress that many suffer through on a day-to-day basis.