Are you an optimist, pessimist or realist?
Being a realist can be challenging as one must first be able to recognize truth from something other than truth and this can be difficult as we are living in a bubble, a falsely created reality, a contrived and controlled world, strewn with lie after lie, concealed truths, half-truths with biased vested interest for selfish gain and to assert control over the free-will of others.”The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails” – Arthur Ward . It’s time to adjust the sails! The human race and the universe itself are becoming more and more conscious of itself. This is a good thing as we are a culture and civilization in serious decline, a planet in peril. A full course correction is needed, and soon the masses will see this.
There are four stages of denial that we find ourselves in that keep us from making any meaningful preparations for a disaster: 1) It won’t happen. 2) If it does happen, it won’t happen to me. 3) If it does happen to me, it won’t be that bad. 4) If it happens to me and it is that bad, there’s nothing I can do to stop it anyway.
Ultimately, I am a long-term optimist but a short-term realist. I believe that love conquers all and the light will shine, expose the evil, and overcome the darkness. New leaders from all walks of life will emerge and in fact are just beginning to emerge at this time. I also feel we are living in a time where being a flippant, eternal optimist or the doom and gloom pessimist is not the most effective position to take. In fact, I believe that being a flippant optimist in the face of the harsh realities of the day can get you, and perhaps others around you, killed. In times like these there is nothing neither smart nor cool about being a short-term optimist; don’t buy it. Neither is denial or burying our heads in the sand. We might consider starting out by being a realist. Observe the obvious, trust but verify, practice critical thinking, question authority, question everything, and think for yourself. Surround yourself with people of like-mind who do indeed truly understand the times in which we live and expand those circles of relationships.