Dumb Advice: Stop Playing the Game. Just Stop.

Dumb Advice: Stop Playing the Game. Just Stop.

The “Deep State”, however defined, is clearly running much if not all of our world today. Not our mostly-selected officials. That’s just how it is. There is nothing much we can do about it. Or is there? Stop playing the game? Good luck with that. This is the game we live in. There is no other game. Yet, anyway.

The Tipping Point: Are We Close To It Yet?

The Tipping Point: Are We Close To It Yet?

Do you feel that something very big is close to, or even now, happening? Many people do, including myself. A deeply troubling sense of angst, but about what? While there are always disturbances of some kind, this one seems – feels – different, and huge. Is there a discernable “tipping point”, or will whatever-it-is just sneak up on us?

Predicting Our Near-Future: Is This Really Possible?

Predicting Our Near-Future: Is This Really Possible?

Nobody can predict the future, right? Especially with much of the world in chaos and worse. Predictions will be mostly wrong or misleading. But if you can’t predict, how can you plan and act? You could assume a near-future as best you can, and stay flexible in case your assumptions are way off your unfolding reality. But there is a better way …

Survival of the Fittest? Not.

Survival of the Fittest? Not.

Charles Darwin wrote about “survival of the fittest”, but within a specific context. He later emphasized “most adaptable”. Jonas Salk added “survival of the wisest”. Survival is of concern to most of us, especially today, but what is the real formula: fittest, most adaptable, or wisest? These are all quite different. Choosing the right one is truly important, but do you know why?

The World’s Systems Are Collapsing. Good News?

The World’s Systems Are Collapsing. Good News?

The world is a big mess, and getting worse by the day. Ukraine escalation. Inflation. Enormous debt. Supply chains still struggling. Petrodollar collapse. U.S. hegemony falling apart. Nuke war threats. And much more. Are we doomed, or is this actually some good news? The world is a complex system, and system collapse is how things get fixed. There may be no other way out for us.