Crisis of No Confidence
How Over-Parenting Shaped the Turd that is our Country at the Moment
Let’s get this out of the way. The subtitle is the worst kind of click-bait — I, the author, don’t for a second believe our country has or ever will be a turd. I believe that is impossible. (I’d love for us to shout at each other about that claim. Find me on Twitter if you want to get it going.) But a lot of people do believe that right now, so I used it, to bait you. Now I’d like to engage you.
Personal responsibility. IF you believe the country is in bad shape THEN you must do something about it.
Most people don’t agree. They start blasting the blame firehose in every direction. I can’t because x. I won’t because y. I don’t have to because z.
You can never blame your parents, really. Unless you have evidence that they’re psycho- or sociopathic. But, then again, doesn’t that condition exonerate them? They surely didn’t choose it.
But, that aside that aside, let’s just “blame” your parents briefly.
I made it into the current sphere of society where most of the older occupants spent their child-raising decades (their 30’s, 40’s) believing they were “upper class.” Whether or not their children ever became aware of “lower classes” or not is debatable, because some have spent their whole lives in a bubble, a zoo for “wealthy” humans.
I can tell you this. Those parents meant well. They loved you completely. But, they f*%ked everything up and that’s why we have the world we have today.
Jobs are disappearing. But a job is simply this — notice a situation where you believe you can perform a service better than someone else. That’s it. That’s a job. So as you all run around scared that the jobs will disappear, it’s just because you gave up. Your parents coddled you and indirectly set you up to someday believe you are helpless. The world is too powerful and you are too weak. Meanwhile, those of us whose parents were “poor” had very little parental supervision got lucky. We learned (no human beings directly taught us, our own little minds constructed this conclusion) that if we wanted something to happen, we had to MAKE it happen. If you are a chicken and you want to experience life on the other side of the road you MUST at some point CROSS THE ROAD.
Why’d the chicken cross the road? Because his parents carried him.
If you whine that “No one will pay me to do the things I’m good at.”
First, know that you are a chicken who was carried across the road. Then consider two things:
Consider you might not be that good at the thing you’re whining about.
Consider that the thing might not actually be a useful service (even though others convinced you it was.)
You white collar lemmings (who most of America doesn’t feel bad for, but I love you all) you believe your current office acts are inherently useful. They’re not. They’re part of a modern pyramid scheme operated by a willfully blind naked emperor who presides over all and runs political campaigns to fill his bank accounts then controls the banks to protect his scheme.
(Bitcoin will bring them all down, by the way. No it won’t, because the white collars will discover… oh, if we become LEADERS for a change we could all agree to cut off bitcoin from our banking system. The minute you can’t “cash” out your btc it will tumble. [But most of you already know that.])
If we raise children with reason to believe they will ALWAYS be protected (they don’t know when they’re toddlers that Mommy was ALWAYS 2 feet away at all times, they grow up sensing no threats at all, they’re effectively blind to this reality.)
So when things get hard, these children raised “rich” are unable to react.
So, proletariat, get to work. Don’t “find” a job or “get” a job. MAKE A JOB. The recipe, again, is
STEP 1: NOTICE. Notice a situation where you truly believe you could provide a service better than someone else.
STEP 2: ACTION. Perform the service better than anyone else.
STEP 3: TRUTH. Figure out, using your emotions first, then everyone else’s opinions distant second, did I TRULY provide this service BETTER than the original person.
STEP 4: ADAPT. Make sure you accept THE TRUTH and EITHER (a) make the changes the TRUTH revealed necessary (b) adjust the original plan, reassess, and/or seek out a new situation where you can perform a service better than someone else.
NOTE: A service is not distinct from a good, some people say goods and services, but it’s all service. Making a good is providing the service of making the good. Remember that. You matter.
MAKE THE JOB THAT WILL MAKE YOU PROUD.