This is a concern trolling post. The term concern trolling is a rationalization to justify not taking action, the person is Lying to the person in the mirror. In your workplace, maybe a conversation about fake news sites comes up. According to mainstream media, Briebart News Network. Instead of pointing out that fake news sites are usually right of center sites, you decide to sit back and not take action. To justify your lack of action you cite Law 38: Think as you like, but behave like others from Robert Greene’s book The 48 Laws of Power. Your brain doesn’t have to think too hard, you feel happy. As usual, I will take you on a thinking journey, sit back and relax. Let us start by proving the laws are wrong. What? That is heresy you scream. Relax, Robert Greene has many good points, I respect him. This post will be about the difference between laws and principles.
Seeing things from different perspectives and views.
The Colonel ordered the Regimental Sergent Major (RSM) to have us formed up on the parade ground in one hour. The RSM performed his magic, one hour later we were standing at ease waiting, wondering what the Colonel was going to tell us. The comedians in my platoon were all whispering jokes, you learn how to talk in the ranks without getting caught. “Stuff a sock in it. Get ready” barked the Sergent. We all shut up and got ready. “Attention”, barked the RSM, he then turned regiment over to the Colonel who then told us to stand at ease, stand easy. “Remember ..” the Colonel said. The moment I heard those words, I knew it would be bad news. Really bad news. I tried to make myself smaller, hopefully, they would not be asking for volunteers.
Trigger warning - what you are about to read might cause confusion or weird sensations. You might experience fear as your perception of reality is being challenged. You will have the impulse declare me a ranting lunatic. If you can not handle these sensations, please stop reading know. The saying, Don’t ask a fish how to catch fish, ask a fisherman is common in male seduction forums. The advice is valid because the fish and fisherman occupy different realities. Science has proven that our perception of reality is an illusion. What is reality?
Many common perceptions about bullies are incorrect. That bullies suffer from low self-esteem, they are depressed or they have low social status. In this post, I will break these myths. I will give my opinions on why people, particularly men bully, and how to deal with bullies. Due to my background, I have extensive experience dealing with bullies. While I am discussing this subject, it might crack your perception of reality, this will cause you discomfort. When our belief systems are challenged it is normal to feel discomfort. First, let’s break the bullies have low self-esteem myth.
My previous post titled The good soldier Svejk - buffoon or reality cracker failed to give the essence of the book. Quoting one of my critics your text simplifies it into some “funny story”, not mentioning the underlying sadness of that story, which is generated from the distinction between a “small” man and a crushing machinery of war.. On one level he is correct but on another level he is wrong. The book is one of sadness but on the other hand, it is a celebration of life. This is what I failed to capture. We are trapped in this crushing machine but have the capability to break out of it.
A reality cracker is someone who examines people’s perception of reality and then looks for ways to exploit it. In Reality cracking - cracks let the light in I talked about the famous reality crackers Fravia and Orc. When reading the book The Good Soldier Svejk one is always asking the question, is he a buffoon or a reality ? Authorities from ranging from the USA to Nazi Germany couldn’t decide, to be safe they banned it. The book was the inspiration for works like Catch-22,Mash,Forest Gump etc. How could a Czech Forest Gump be subversive ? Why is a book written almost a century ago still important ? Reading books as Nicholas Carr puts it, prevents one from becoming shallow and develops our mind. This is why you should read a book by one of the world’s first trolls and sock-puppets.
Trump getting elected overshadowed the death of Leonard Cohen but the two are related. I first discovered Leonard Cohen back in 1995 when I stumbled across a website run by +Fravia. The site would change my perception of reality along with many others. The original site contained a series of cracking tutorials written by +ORC, with new tutorials being intermittently released. Cracking is the term used by software reverse engineers who remove copy protection from software. +ORC’s tutorials differed from others in that they contained two parts. The first part was technical information on removing software protection; the second part was about something called reality cracking which is similar to social engineering.
Senator Manny Pacquiao as a gesture of generosity bought 2000 tickets worth $1 million and gave them to his friends. He then flew in some of his friends from the government including his friend PNP Chief Bato. The question is, did Senator Pacquiao or PNP Chief Bato commit a crime?
After I had gained some social skills, I wanted to make up for lost time. Along the way, I met many interesting people, one of them being a middle aged conman. When talking to people, I try not to expect; this makes people feel comfortable around me, and often they confide in me. My conman acquaintance tried to pull a few scams on me, after failing he started to confide in me. He enjoyed telling stories but then sometimes he would give me advice. Never bullshit yourself, he said suddenly. Knowing his reputation as a bullshitter I was baffled, I then asked him what did he mean. His blue eyes turn hard, which signaled he was going to have a serious talk with me.
Just like a fish can not see water, you can not see culture, yet it influences all of our decisions. Culture is the values and beliefs shared group of people. Most cultures have their own language. If the culture is an ethnic group, it is a formal language such as French, a subculture like a motorcycle gang will use own slang. Related to culture is religion, the separation between culture is a recent one. Even if a person abandons the traditional religion of their culture, it will continue to influence their decisions. These unseen influences originate in our subconscious.