Unsubscriptions and Opinions

I hate to say this but many people feel like charlatans these days. This wasn’t always the case and Naval definitely isn’t a charlatan. There is definitely more context to this that will be explored in due time. However there are many opinions floating around these days and it doesn’t take much to back them up with some sort of graphic or data that has been cherry picked to fit the narrative. In a time like now critical thinking is more required than ever before and its need is only going to increase by the day.
There are themes that seem to repeat themselves in content that I come across these days. Perhaps these themes always existed but I only observe them clearly now. This also makes me think that I don’t need to follow content anymore. It’s time I produced my own work and published it for other beings to look at and learn to live a better life.
In a few weeks I’ll mark four years of living in the United States. I have learned a lot and I have another year to go. If given a chance I would change a few things and try to learn more. After all, what is the purpose of this one wild and crazy adventure? Live, learn and pass it on? Having the goals pinned to the board definitely helps and perhaps I will have an update about them at the end of the calendar year. What then about the other five months? What five months? A bit of Math and you’ll see the magic.
Don’t be deterred by your surroundings. Use everything to your advantage and try to make the best of every situation presented to you. Use the facetiousness of mentors if that encourages you and pretend to understand until you actually begin to understand. If you start the book from the contents each time, the majority of the time you won’t get very far. Instead roll with the flow and approach book reading (like other things in life) as a puzzle. Fit in the pieces and then take a few moments (days) to step back and look at the larger picture.

They bring light into your life as long as you help keep the light on

There was a lot of talk about spirits and souls. The Source sent some information to me and wanted me to contact him. I didn’t see clearly but I could see the white light from the tent… and on and on goes the garbage. A screenshot of the website over at gaia.com. I hate to take credit for this awe inspiring image. Please head over there if you’re lost in life.

Some you can see right through other looks a little more convincing. The internet has a mindbogglingly large repository of blogs, websites, videos that are replete with utter garbage. I too have fallen victim to the noxious content a few times. However I found a cure. Whenever you need to verify or scrutinize the authenticity and understand the source of someone’s intentions follow the money.
Case in point: The Gaia network. Tons of “convincing” interviews, advertisements on YouTube. They also call themselves a “member run organization”. All this is nice, white and glistening until you dig into the security filings documented with the Securities and Exchange Commission. God bless my instructors during the MBA who taught me to read financial reports and pay attention to footnotes in these tricky documents. $500K for the pay of a CEO and that’s without counting all the options and stock that’s on top of the compensation. This CEO of the Gaia network likes to call his organization member led even though he has more 50% of the voting stock and this can decide the fate of the company. And then of course with money like that you can also walk the desert like a free soul, spreading knowledge and light as long as that paycheck gets deposited into the Cayman islands bank account twice a month on the Fridays.

Stay woke and stay critical!