It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. One candle can light someone else’s candle without diminishing your own candle. Eventually, it’s a brighter place.
Not my quote and I’m paraphrasing but it’s a powerful message that sticks with me when doom and gloom start to occupy too much of my conscience.
The further you get away from the city/internet/people, the more that negative energy is reduced. It’s tough, but it’s really the case. When I take ski trips out west, I actually shut down the internet and phone, I don’t do FB, etc. And wow do I feel better after a few days. But then right back at it when you get home and back “to work”. Fuck that noiz.
I know what you mean. I didn’t have my phone for two weeks and was shut off from the outside world. As soon as I got internet access, I logged onto Facebook and immediately saw a mass shooting in my hometown.
I love the interconnectedness and positivity that the internet brings, but fuuuck, you have to sift through a lot of negativity.
I think we are subconsciously trying to solve all those problems we see in social media / the news, but we can’t so it makes us depressed.
Fuck the internet sometimes. remember to get back to your inner being roots. do yoga. meditate. get to the highest state and project where you want to be. what you want to do. project your future. eat, sleep, dream that shit and i promise you, it will fulfilled. It may not be tomorrow or next week or in 2 years but the universe will deliver. if you truly believe it, it will become reality.
You sound like me. The wife and I deleted FB four years ago and I can’t honestly say that our relationship has made great strides. Only thing we do is Reddit and Instagram and just Instagram to keep up with our grandbaby. I was actually writing down a list of goals and my first objective is to practice meditation every day for just 2 mins concentrating on only breathing. I’m a huge believer of the laws of attraction too. It’s great to see other people stepping away from sites like FB. And to mention, they’re thieves over there at FB
Deleting Facebook was easy that was almost the same time it was out – easy to see the viciousness of it in early stages as it pretended and everyone else I knew pretended to be something they weren’t Everyone was trying desperately to ‘casually’ impress their circle in the beginning but the battle for attention was always going to depend on more artificial factors like glamour and perceived ‘coolness’ of certain people over others and the sheep showed their cowardly support to the popular ideas and notions right from the start.
Facebook’s genius was its way of making us idiots self regulate each in pursuit of some kind of popularity contest all destroying real relationships that once depended on meets ups and at worse phone calls now written off to a virtual relationships thank’s to the medium of written and the way that tone can be misunderstood much of relationships strained even further until every word that written was so watered and useless that everyone felt constantly fake. That’s the agenda – the dumbing of everyone to lazy unquestioning consumers incapable of meaningful rebellion and obsessing over artificial trends
Move back to the country. GTFO out of the city. Only 16% of people are currently living in rural America. It used to be something like 90% a mere hundred years ago. It’s cheap and peaceful. Chances are you can find a place within a 30-45 minute commute into a good-sized city for work and hipster stuff if you really need it.
Yep this, moved to the country and I’m happier and more positive and sleep better because I have to work to keep nature at bay. Cities are places of decadence and decay, always have been.
I agree with you, but you don’t need to be in nature or get out of the city to achieve this. Although I do think everyone needs to be less mindful of their phones/social accounts. Spend time with your family/friends and just forget about what’s going on everywhere else, especially BS like Insta and FB. Live life in the real world and not thru some social media app.
You should start travelling and see how people live in other parts of the world. Definitely will make you realize just how much pro-military propaganda and mass shooting hysteria we have going on in the US.
The world certainly has it’s share of negativity, in all the forms mentioned and more. However, it’s also full of beauty, kindness, love and positive energy.
Be aware of what you let into your mind. You do after all have some choice over what you feed it. First, don’t purposefully feed it garbage all the time. Next, make an effort to protect it from unnecessary negativity. Then, make an effort to find ways to feed your mind with positive, good things.
It will change you for the better. You are not a passive, helpless part of the equation.
I just circled the US in trips to visit family and friends, and hit several places. NYC, Atlanta, Asheville NC, Detroit, Portland, back to So. Cal. What struck me as I just listened and observed, was how happy and normal people are, full of plans and goals, going about their business, and an overall feeling of optimism amongst real people. At total odds with the media presentations. Yes there’s cruelty and oppression as there has ALWAYS been, in human history, but strangely feels to me in reality life is better than ever. (I’m old and the ‘sky has been falling’ per the news, religion and cultural memes – my whole life!).
This is very true. Social media is even worse because that’s where people with no power in real life go to project their worldview and its usually not a good one which is why they are doing it in the first place.
I think modern society has programmed the populace into being in a constant state of fear & anxiety which allows dis-ease to take hold as a rather effective means of population control. The elites/global corporatocracy have introduced cheap junk into our diets as a way to “eat away the pain” to fill voids in our trite, superficial existence now programmed collectively through social media & materialism which only contributes more to our poor health. Most developed countries are fat, sick, & dying which has been by design.
There is so much more to this world people just need to keep searching for the truth because it’s not what we were told in school or by our reductionist, materialist society. We are all interconnected; please spread the love!