LinkedIn posts from 2019, part one -
Even Jeff Bezos cannot buy time. He can never be young again. He can never grow up with his friends again, never get picked up from school by his parents again. Please do not waste time, my friend. Quit everything you do not want to do. If you lose money, friends, fame, so be it. Nothing is more valuable than life, the measure of which is time.
Truth existed before all teachers and masters. It existed prior to its expression, before the first word was spoken, much before the first word was written. It will continue to exist even after all of it is destroyed. You really do not need books to see the truth just like a dog does not need books to learn loyalty, nor do cats need books to learn hunting. Read books only for fun. Don't think you are gonna get somewhere with it without using your faculties. Words are only a reduced version of reality.
A nation's most valuable resource is her people, not mines or minerals, just like a family's most precious resource is the family itself, not the car or the house. Just like the greatest family is the most virtuous one, the greatest nation is the most virtuous one.
One reason the modern world is so weak is public education, where weak men are promoted and those who ask questions are held back. Weak men end up with more financial success, making them attractive to women. But then they have not much to teach their children, hence the soft generation we live in. Even their wives get tired of them and cheat.
A strong $ means jobs move outside, imports increase, and domestic producers suffer.
A declining $ means the opposite, no need to get jobs done outside. Imports decline. In short, the US consumers' ability to buy (feeling of being rich) is the other side of their inability to produce cheaper goods. If they could produce cheaper goods, they would also make less money.
If the $ declined or collapsed without a revolt, domestic producers would regain industries they lost to foreign nations.
PS. I have assumed an open market. I understand the political powers won't let the economy organically recover.
The reason people have a hard time with prophecies is that they think future is disconnected from present. They take time too seriously.
Isn't every nation that has accepted Kyensian ideas bound to fail? In the Republic, Socrates said that all democracies were bound to become tyrannies. Is it about future? Can we not tell the position of the moon and Jupiter 4 years from now? Is it really about future or about an everlasting present?
There are principles that the cloak of time can't hide. When you see beyond time, prophecies become as alive as the present itself.
Does the Sun have a religion? Does water have a religion? Does air have a religion? How about plants, animals, birds, and insects? How about infants? My response to those who ask my religion with an intent to listen.
Those who waste their time on useless pursuits have no advantage over those who are in coma.
Creating jobs is BS. Man is born with his gift. To deliver it to the world is his real job. How he manages to do it is his real struggle. It is your moral obligation to deliver your best to the world.
The reason people feel something is terribly bad with the world is that it is. On less than a third of this planet exist 195 governments, some of which have even more within them. Chances are, the globe has never seen such a huge population of parasites living off the working class. I mean civil servants and public servants.
Doesn't matter how sweet, nice, and agreeable you are to them. If you never call, never ask them to hang out, you are not their friend. You simply don't care.
The reason some play nice is that they know deep down that they are not nice, that their intentions are not pure. But the ones who hold no evil in their hearts don't care to play nice. They don't want to sell their goodness. And that's why I don't spend much time on them. I like sinners more.
The mindless obsession with self-awareness is only making things worse. The self is the cause of all misery. Ever heard shit like "give up your self", "surrender your self", "self-forgetfulness"? Prophets had seen through the game.
Truth looks blankly into their faces, yet people are busy looking for it. Prophets merely offer a glimpse of heavenly glory, but they are not at fault. It is the fault of critically undeveloped men to think that words of prophets mean more than their silence.
When you are truly happy, you don't know it. When you are loving, you are unaware of it. When you are concentrated, you don't know that you are. Yet the internet is full of self-awareness crap. I say get lost and don't even care to be found. What is there to be found?
Does the Sun have a religion? Does water have a religion? Does air have a religion? How about plants, animals, birds, and insects? How about infants?
My response to those who ask my religion with the intent to listen.
The most fundamental feeling of the universe is joyous love. People feel it whenever they are unaware of themselves, like when they are totally engaged in a conversation or in a discipline like music. They temporarily become egoless.
When they come back to their illusion (ego, self), they lose that egoless state of existence and get trapped into their identities that they themselves have created.
The reason I left the fascinating world of physics is that I understood that a successful civilization is not one that travels to the moon and builds extremely sophisticated machines but one where no one is homeless and starving. It is one where no one lies nor cheats, where no one destroys another's life and property.
It is not one that prides itself on its Science and technology but one that does not pride itself on its intrinsic morality and virtues and remains humbly unaware.
Fail, fail so often there is no way left to fail anymore. Exhaust all possibilities of failure. You are now bound to win.
When you pursue the deepest questions with utmost sincerity, not to become smart, but merely to find out, not to brag to others, but to allow the fire inside you to consume you, without expecting to find out anything, without fearing not finding out anything, staying forever without closure, the universe itself starts to reveal the truth. Perhaps, that is what they mean by revelations.
Gospel of Thomas 113- the kingdom of the father is spread all over the earth and men do not see it.
You can't build a brand. To say so implies that you don't have any. You can only allow it to be built by letting the raw truth come out. You can only destroy your brand by not keeping it 100.
I feel as if the most virtuous man is not the one who knows not to lie and cheat but one who knows why not to lie and cheat.
"God says so" is not a legit explanation. It is an appeal to obedience, not to rationality. Are you gonna kill if God said so? A man who is moral out of obedience is morally undeveloped.
Men should marry young if they ever hope to find a loyal wife. Once they get older and rich, there is no way to tell if a woman likes them for them or for their money.
The reason why we know about philosophers from all the way back in Greece and Rome is that their works are so important that they need to be preserved. How many will preserve the lives of Bill Gates and Brittany Spears? That's what I mean by a meaningful life. Don't worship money. Produce the greatest work you can.