Being happy with your own company is a freedom many do not have. I have always found that the more secure I am with my own company, the more secure I can be around others.
For awhile now, I’ve been working on myself. I’m noticing that with this process a lot of things are falling into place. Sometimes you just have to step back and take stock in your life and adjust things that aren’t working for you.
While doing this, there are three key things you should focus on: your mental state, your spiritual state and your physical state. All three are equally important because if one is off, it can affect the others. Additionally, if you are one of the blessed ones that have all three in sync; you are a force to be reckoned with.
I have listed a few tips below for those who want to start the process. You may think everything is going good now but let’s face it, life is forever changing. One minute you’re flying high and the next you may have to take a break on the ground.
Ask yourself these questions and if you notice that you can’t say yes to them. Put in the work.
Don’t get me wrong, some days are better than others for myself. But overall I can say that there are many signs that you are on the right path in life. The most noticeable one is the feeling of calmness in your soul.
Social media is unraveling our minds. Our energies are being shifted towards everything electronic. We are losing our human connection and no one cares.
After taking a year off, I recently logged back into my twitter account. My failed login attempts prompted me to reset my password because lets face it… no one even remembers their passwords anymore, there’s an app for that.
Once I was finally into my account, I realized that I came back to a mini hub of information overload. The main page of twitter has turned into articles upon articles that drown out what I use to like about the platform. The pages scroll and scroll full of information and retweets that I don’t want to see. But that’s the new life these social media companies have created.
While we are zoning out for likes and retweets, Billionaire entrepreneur Sean Parker revealed some eye-opening commentary behind what he thinks Facebook is doing to the world.
‘Sean Parker Speaking..” – Photograph by Stuart Isett for Fortune Brainstorm Health
The former President of the social media giant, said this at a recent Axios event:
It literally changes your relationship with society, with each other. It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.
He went on to say,
The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, … was all about: ‘How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?’
It’s a social-validation feedback loop … exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with, because you’re exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.
Interesting, very interesting.
When someone who became a Billionaire from exploiting the human mind tells you that he is exploiting the mind; you should believe him. Moreover, you should mimic his actions. Because many of his former colleagues in the tech field are literally living off the grid. A few don’t even use their own creations and better yet they don’t want their children to use them. That is very telling.
Notice how more and more people are announcing Social media breaks? Or better yet disappearing altogether from certain platforms? Burn out is inevitable when you overuse something.
We are in fact being conditioned to be addicted to attention via electronic distractions. However you cut it, nothing you do online is really subjective. It’s all connected to one goal – to create one big mindless society that is easily influenced.
Change happens fast and if you’re not paying attention you won’t have a clue. Now if you don’t mind, I have a twitter page to go back to…
Another day, another mass shooting. In the quest to gain advertising dollars, the American media will exploit this latest horrific act for ratings and page views. To pull at heart-strings, they will maneuver the victims and their families for exclusive interviews. In addition, they will create breaking news headlines like, “Deadliest Mass Shooting in Modern History” or “10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Shooter”.
If the shooter is white, he will be labeled mentally ill. If he is black, he will be labeled an angry militant. If he practices Islam, he will be labeled a terrorist. There will be a debate about the word terrorist. Then there will be a debate about the Second Amendment. Pretty much, there will be a debate about everything.
Around the clock on every national news station they will broadcast the story. You will consume it and you will click it. You will donate to the causes (even if it isn’t validated that the victims see the returns). You will share the story and spread it on your social media accounts. That is, until it becomes old news.
Clearly, there is a pattern here.
Look closely to the cycle that forms after one of these tragic events take place. It has a deeper meaning because it creates a society that is desensitized. Moreover (if you are one of the “woke” ones), it will figuratively brainwash your subconscious.
Ask yourself, were you really shocked about this last shooting? Did you motionlessly think, “Another one again?”.. Were you scrolling past various articles just to see how many victims were killed? Did you cut off the television because that was all they were talking about? If so, welcome to the world of desensitization.
We are repeatedly being inundated with images of death and destruction. The only time we see good news is normally towards the end of the broadcast. Negativity is the cornerstone of most media because people feed off of it. It’s an energy that spreads like a virus jumping from one person to the other. If you were born during the 1980s and early 1990s – you have been targeted since childhood with a mixture of media, simulated games and the latest electronics. Makes you wonder if this is all one big social experiment, huh?