You're an Interesting Species

By Mike Johnson

We’re magnets. We attract more of what we believe. So whatever we focus upon becomes more & more “true” for us.

So when we share ideas, we’re not sharing ultimate truth. We’re just saying, “This is what I’m focusing on.”

If we’re pushy, we’re actually saying, “My focus is better than your focus so you should drop your focus & embrace mine.”

If we’re government or an enabling minion of same, we demand you change your focus to ours. “My focus is superior to your focus. I know better than you. So you must eliminate your focus & fixate on mine. For the good of everyone. Or else.”

Written so starkly, it’s easy to see how morality slides down the slippery slope. From voluntary focus to force.

Clearly, we don’t all live on the same world.

There are 7.7 billion people creating hundreds of billions of different worlds with their focus.

It’s amazing we can live on the same planet without killing each other. Wait. Nevermind.

So it’s not possible to “fix the world.”

It’s only possible to fix ourselves.

This occurs by consciously, proactively, choosing what we focus upon.

Will you plant weeds or flowers?

The choice – and the consequences – are all yours.

“You're an interesting species. An interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares."
-- Ted Arroway, "Contact"


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