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One Tweet: Why cashflow is king, Exploring: The Psychology of Totalitarianism, One Quote, and One question
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1) One Wealth Beyond Money Idea
There are some things money can’t buy.
Peace is one of those things. At least I have yet to see it on Amazon!
If anything it seems like money is often a source of stress and anxiety.
Consider taking inventory of the things (and maybe people) that diminish your peace and ask if your investment of time, energy, and attention are worth the loss of peace in your life? If it causes you anxiety it is asking for your attention and relief from the cause.
If it increases your peace consider adding more of it into your life for best results. Season to taste.
2) One Tweet
Speaking of peace, why cash flow is king!
3) One Thing I’m Exploring
The Psychology of Totalitarianism by Matias Desmet.
Totalitarianism is not a coincidence and does not form in a vacuum. It arises from a collective psychosis that has followed a predictable script throughout history, its formation gaining strength and speed with each generation―from the Jacobins to the Nazis and Stalinists―as technology advances.
Governments, mass media, and other mechanized forces use fear, loneliness, and isolation to demoralize populations and exert control, persuading large groups of people to act against their own interests, always with destructive results.
Professor of Clinical Psychology Mattias Desmet deconstructs the societal conditions that allow this collective psychosis to take hold. By looking at our current situation and identifying the phenomenon of “mass formation” he clearly illustrates how close we are to surrendering to totalitarian regimes.
With detailed analyses, examples, and results from years of research, Desmet lays out the steps that lead toward mass formation, including:
An overall sense of loneliness and lack of social connections and bonds
A lack of meaning―unsatisfying “bullsh*t jobs” that don’t offer purpose
Free-floating anxiety and discontent that arise from loneliness and lack of meaning
Manifestation of frustration and aggression from anxiety
Emergence of a consistent narrative from government officials, mass media, etc., that exploits and channels frustration and anxiety
4) One Quote
Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining
5) One Question For You
Do I believe something because I’ve exhausted the research or because I want to belong?
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