The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Play to People’s Fantasies
The truth is often avoided because it is ugly and unpleasant. Never appeal to truth and reality unless you are prepared for the anger that comes for disenchantment. Life is so harsh and distressing that people who can manufacture romance or conjure up fantasy are like oases in the desert: Everyone flocks to them. There is great power in tapping into the fantasies of the masses.
-From 48 laws of power
Makes a lotta sense…
Though I would say it’s not really a fantasy if you can recreate it in the world… It’s just that it’s nearly impossible in it’s current state…
For a couple years… I’ve always thirsted after what I thought was the “truth”… After realizing a couple of things that made me really sad… and ANGRY, I’ve talked with a lot of people to get their opinions on it… and maybe try to snap out of it or maybe to get them to see the things that I see… and be angry with me lol.
One thing that I am quite sure of is that… We need to face the truth if we want to remake all of it..
Preach the Need for Change, but Never Reform too much at Once
Everyone understands the need for change in the abstract, but on the day-to-day level people are creatures of habit. Too much innovation is traumatic, and will lead to revolt. If you are new to a position of power, or an outsider trying to build a power base, make a show of respecting the old way of doing things. If change is necessary, make it feel like a gentle improvement on the past.
Well I guess I can kind of understand how it’s traumatic since I was traumatized by changes myself…
I am quite sure exactly what I want… But the only way possible to make my ideas come to life is to become that guy that uses these tricks and manipulates people to do what I think is “good.”
It’s kind of like a fairy tale or a drama in that… The guy full of heart and courage goes up against the tides by himself… And if he had nothing to lose he might make an impact but not for long and he’ll die without the world ever knowing of him… Or undermining his causes or himself.
While the guy with a bit of manipulation and heart leads and unites his people and revolts successfully?
I’ve been having this idea about a movie for quite awhile that is kind of similar to what I said up there ^.
Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself – Isolation is Dangerous
The world is dangerous and enemies are everywhere – everyone has to protect themselves. A fortress seems the safest. But isolation exposes you to more dangers than it protects you from – it cuts you off from valuable information, it makes you conspicuous and an easy target. Better to circulate among people find allies, mingle. You are shielded from your enemies by the crowd.
Damn I’ve always thought fighting by yourself against a pack was the coolest thing someone can do… I guess I learned these lessons the hard way… except I still like fighting by myself and not getting help from other people…
Think as you like but Behave like others
If you make a show of going against the times, flaunting your unconventional ideas and unorthodox ways, people will think that you only want attention and that you look down upon them. They will find a way to punish you for making them feel inferior. It is far safer to blend in and nurture the common touch. Share your originality only with tolerant friends and those who are sure to appreciate your uniqueness.
I am kind of like this… and it makes it all the more ironic that I LIKE behaving different from others. So yeah a lotta people give me crap for it, some people like it ALOT. But I’ve always felt that it was the right thing to do since I am being truthful to myself. And not being embrassed for who I am… Though constant crap and humiliation from other people can make you alittle timid to show ur true self.
But I DON’T WANNA BE LIKE THAT!
Though the part that I want attention and that I look down on others sometimes is quite true. I want attention so I could change their attitude maybe… and I guess I’ve always had a bit of a manipulation as trait myself. I wanted to change their attitude so they would stop doing things that I thought was stupid and wrong. And then I looked down on them cause they were doing things I considered stupid. To each his own I guess but if someone doesn’t play this part then nothing will change and crap will pile on top of each other.
I feel like I learned that… Love and Hate circulate in this world. If you give a bit of love to someone… even though he’s always had hate in his whole life then maybe he’ll go like hmm… I feel good now, I wonder why he did all these things for me… Maybe I should be more like that to someone.
And if you spew hate upon the world, then that’ll circulate and it’ll be like the ring of love and hate lol.
Changing people’s attitudes and beliefs is something that the media already has a handle on… And I got to say I don’t like how they’re doing their job one bit cause they’re just reinforcing and using the principals of power in a way that I think is wrong.
Showing people “fantasy” and people who seem like they’re better than everyone… And maybe just reinforcing stupid ideas that’s not helpful to the progressive and helpful causes…. Just for the sake OF RATINGS!!!
Oh people don’t like to be told the ugly ugly truth, they just want to be reminded of the stylish and some things that could happen if their lives were just a little bit different!! But it’s exactly that reason that we always have CRAP that we don’t deal with in the world.
So everyone will just leave their crap in the world for someone else to clean but that time might never come and everyone will always be sad in this corner of reality while they’re all living out their fantasy in the fantasy land.
If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy.
- Blaise Pascal
It’s kinda like alcohol and weed in that we use it to escape a bit in reality… but it’s only making things better for a short time while crap just keeps piling on and on.
So yeah let’s let the ring of stupidity and ugliness as a human race keep on going, and let’s keep on living this life to escape the exact hell were LIVING ON YAY!!!!
Keep your bubble bursting for a long time or else you’ll have a lotta crap to deal with.
That you maybe can’t deal with unless you have SO MUCH POWUH!!! That not everyone has and only the “privileged” have…
Yep I am guessing the human race will be remembered as not quite intelligent species by the universe for a long time to come.
Hell yeah I love living with these fail people where the only true heroes and martyrs come once in a million years and nobody really honors them, the truly courageous and heroic of people are only acted by the people in media…
And nobody really has the balls to become like them.