From the desk of Victor Pride
Subj: Welcome to 2019
Hello friends. I am very excited about 2019. I can feel something special in the air tonight, like Phil Collins when he saw what she did. From where I am standing, the world seemed to go crazy between 2015-2018. (I am sure we can thank the rise of the smartphone.)
You already know what has happened in America in the past few years. No need to discuss it further. But even abroad, countries like Thailand became significantly worse than they used to be. 5 years ago you couldn't see an obese Thai. Now? You see obese Thais all the time.
I've grown up seeing obese Americans all my life. While it still disgusts me 36 years later, it doesn't shock me. It does shock me when I see obese Southeast Asians. We can blame 7/11 and McDonalds for that. Conclusively, I can say that processed carbohydrates such as potato chips, french fries, candy, soda, and other vegetable oils and “foods” prepared in factories cause obesity.
The Thais eat a large percentage of carbohydrates foods such as rice, fruit, noodles and vegetables but they stay slim. It is not until they start eating factory foods that obesity appears. It's a terrible tragedy because the Thais are (were?) a very pretty people. R.I.P.
Your chances of finding a happy life abroad are diminishing as globalization takes over once lovely countries. If you are an American, I suggest you do two things: make a lot of money NOW so that you can travel NOW and see what life is like before every place in the world resembles American shopping malls.
But I still feel something special is coming in the air. People are waking up left and right. People are starting to understand that eating factory foods is killing them, they are starting to understand that too much medicine is not the answer, they are starting to understand that forced multiculturalism is not sunshine and rainbows, they are starting to understand that political correctness is actually political conquering.
Soon you are going to start seeing a big backlash to the crazy things that are happening in the world. The craziness will not last. Human nature will always prevail in the end. It is not in the nature of the human to dress little boys like girls and pretend to transcend. It is not in human nature for females to try hard to be males and to kill the feminine. It is not in human nature to live in forced diversity. Zebras will always live with zebras and bonobos will always live with bonobos.
Nobody escapes nature. The modern life produces insanity because it takes away the soul of the human. Insanity reaches a breaking point where people snap out of their delusion and wake up to reality. This has happened in the past empires many times. Nothing is new.
Modern people want to believe that artificial intelligence will take over the world and humans will merge with the machine and become one (they call this “the singularity”). Don't make me laugh. Nature never loses. The A.I. nerds may succeed in creating an apparent war between man and the machines that will destroy much of the population (just like in the Hollywood movies). But in the end, you will see that just humans kill humans, it was never the fault of the machines. This happens always.
A small band of humans will survive and life will continue just as it always has since the dawn of time. Nature's reset is the singularity. Mega-populations cannot be sustained because all people will lose knowledge. Modern people throw away knives when they are dull rather than sharpen the blade. “Smart” gadgets will turn on lights until eventually people forget how to turn on the light for themselves. Then darkness will come. Without life skills, we return to the beginning.
The end is never anything but a new beginning and there is never anything to fear. Nothing ends, we simply return to the source. Humans grow and decline in waves, over and over. This is the Hermetic principle of rhythm. Everything flows, out and in. Everything has its tides. All things rise and fall. The pendulum swing manifests in everything. The measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left. Rhythm compensates.
Our world happens in cycles. Life happens in cycles. Right now we are in the last of 4 endlessly repeating cycles like the 4 endlessly repeating seasons. The cycle we are in is the Kali Yuga, the cosmic winter, the age of quarrel, the age that will deeply fragment society. We grow too big and then nature says “hold on” and we take a step back. There is nothing to fear. Humans have always been and will always be. The world is designed with the human in mind. Life will always find a way. Everything always repeats.
Everything has always been the same, and keeps recurring, and it makes no difference whether you see the same things recur in a hundred years or two hundred, or in an infinite period.” – Marcus Aurelius
Therefore, no matter what happens it is business as usual. If you take care of the things that matter, you will enjoy a superior life. What matters? 3 things matter:
These 3 things are the triangle of life success. If you're a blog artist these 3 things are your evergreen topics, the topics that will interest all humans until the end of time. No matter what happens, people will always want better health, more wealth, and better relationships.
How do you achieve these things? Take care of the mind first and foremost. When I wake up too early or go to bed too late my mind is not as sharp as it should be. You can have a perfect diet and a perfect exercise and stretching routine, but if your sleep is insufficient then your cognitive power will be insufficient.
Buddha said it and I've repeated it 10,000 times, THE MIND IS EVERYTHING. Treat it like it's everything and get your sleep, your good diet, and your exercise. Then work like hell to achieve wealth. After wealth is achieved, focus on relationships. After that? Ride off into the sunset with a smile on your face and a middle finger pointed at your enemies.
A reader recently asked me how to deal with enemies. The answer is to become cold, calculated, and unemotional like a success robot. (He. Just. Will. Not. Stop. Winning.) Success is the best revenge and revenge is a dish best served cold. Therefore, become cold so that you can make calm and calculated decisions that ensure your victory.
Sun Tzu gave this advice centuries ago: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. (He also taught you to treat your men as you would your own beloved sons and they will follow you into the deepest valley.) To conquer your enemy you must understand your enemy. But how do you understand your enemy? Do like Goggins said and become the devil to get out of hell. If you know the enemy as well as you know yourself, success is guaranteed.
I know I have hurt some feelings by giving this cold advice. Don't be so sensitive. Cultivating detachment is the nature of enlightenment. Many regular people think enlightenment is about brotherly love, humanitarianism, and feeding the poor. Don't make me laugh.
Enlightenment is the process of learning to be detached so that you can make the best decisions. The man who is emotional is the man who will lose in the end. The man who is emotional will always be manipulated by the cool, calm, and collected. If they can push your buttons, they will.
Every enlightened master has this single trait in common: Complete control of his emotions. Egalitarianism or “social justice” is a front, a cover, a facade. It is a tactic the enlightened use to sell the gullible and emotional public on some scheme or other. The joke is always on the emotional people, and the joke will never grow old. Like Kurt C. said, “Our little group has always been and always will until the end.”
“Little group” is right. The world is molded by only a handful of enlightened masters who understand the immense power of the focused mind. Do you want to be one of the enlightened few? Or one of the manipulated many? It's an easy answer for me. The only real man is the enlightened man. The only thing a real man can do is go into Monk Mode to plan and prepare to conquer. Plan for success and for revenge at the same time. If you conceive it and you believe it, guess what? You will achieve it.
It is time to rise. It is time to understand yourself. It is time to become who you are. Who are you? You are much more than you know. If you are here on earth you are a master. If only you could see. If only you could remember who you are. If only you could disconnect and reconnect to the source. Can this be done? By harnessing the great power of the mind, anything can be done.
Here is my official prediction for 2019: It's going to be a great year. 2019 is the year of the pig. The pig is happiness personified. Even when covered in shit, the pig is in bliss at all times. Modern people disdain pigs because they disdain nature. Do not think of the pig from the mind of the modern man. Think simple. In ancient times the pig was a symbol of wealth. If your mind is not cloudy from too much dopamine you can know that the pig is still a great symbol of wealth. The year of the pig is a year of wealth and good fortune and total bliss. This bliss can be learned and experienced by all.
Buddha learned it, Indra learned it, Victor learned it…
Now it's your turn to learn it.
I can teach you how.