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Scarcity Mindset & Reticular Activation System

Bad economy

I just need to rant on this. I’m so tired of being surrounded by “the masses” and their negative, self-limiting, self-defeating, follow-the-herd mindset. It’s such a drag for the morale. When I hear people saying that things are “unfair”, that the 1% has almost all the money while the so-called 99% has to share the rest, I find it so ridicule.

First the all, the 1% has more money because instead of partying, they have been working, reading, learning, doing, trying, failing, then failing some more while the 99% was watching TV, relaxing, not thinking, not solving problem, not reading, spending time on Facebook watching dumb videos, and complaining that they don’t earn enough. Not only that but at work they spend a lot of time on Facebook or talking, then when their day is over, they get stuck in traffic for 1 hour (2 hour per day) where they are unproductive (instead of living closer to work and WALKING 15 min, which is a choice), they then get home, and do nothing except some TV or other activities that won’t improve their condition, on nights and weekend they party, have fun, drink beer, etc and then look at the 1% and say it’s unfair that they’re rich. What a joke.

But let’s not talk about that.

I think it’s Charlie Munger that once said that:


The world is not a crazy enough place to reward the people that don’t deserve it, that don’t work, that don’t read, learn, etc.


Interesting. I’ve realized lately that the more i get away from “normal people” (the masses), the less i hear “complaining” or other negative, scarcity-related mindset. The more I hang / read / listen to people like Gary Vaynerchuk, Peter Diamandis, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, etc the more all I hear is “the world is full of abundance” and keywords like “opportunity“, “perfect time“, “ideas“, “YES“, and so on.

It’s amazing how the same reality is seen so differently just because of a mindset (or RAS, Reticular Activating System).

A friend of mine has a restaurant in a “new, young families” neighbor of a large city and all he hears all day is “we’re broke“, “the economy is hard“, “time is tough“, “it’s not like it used to be“, “i can’t do this“, etc and the more you hear that, the more you believe it. Then he repeats that to me and people around him.

All I can say is about this is: stay away from people that have that mindset or otherwise you’ll get that disease too. There is abundance everywhere and it’s up to you to FILTER WHAT YOU HEAR and create your own reality, devoided of that scarcity mentality. If you do that, your life will forever change.

Joel Alain is on a quest to the 4 Hour Workweek Lifestyle, Accelerated Growth & Meta Learning. He rejects status quo and the so called "common sense" and creates his own vision of reality. The goal being to live the life you've imagined, no matter how crazy that is. Hop in.
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