The story standing in the way of moving your life forward

Battling the bullshit

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The viewpoint that it’s all bullshit, that we’re all powerless to do anything and that everything in this world subject to some absurd and inevitable predetermination, that’s not wisdom, that’s defeatism.

It’s a lazy response to life. A luxury. The weak way out of things. Needless negative thinking that only empowers the problem.

Yes, it’s more interesting and clever to proclaim that it’s all bullshit.

Yes, it’s liberating to view life as one long pathetic, purposeless death march on a tiny, hopeless speck of dust lost in an impossibly vast and unfathomably black void.

In fact, from a purely rhetorical standpoint, it’s also impossible for other people to barter with or talk us out of that version of history.

But actually believing that it’s all bullshit, that’s nothing more than a cloak of cynicism that cleverly advertises our indifference.

And not that there’s anything wrong with noticing and accepting and laughing and even surrendering to the profuse amounts of bullshit of the world.

But the danger is when we start leaning on that story as an excuse to sit home with our arms crossed and not take action on our dreams.

Obama’s final state of the union address said it eloquently:

It’s a whole lot easier to be cynical, to accept that change is not possible and to believe that our voices and actions don’t matter. But if we give up now, we forsake a better future. We can’t afford to go down that path.

If we want to plug into the field of all possibilities, we have to release our perceptions from the tight clamp of negativity. That’s the only way to expose ourselves to the opportunities that we would have previously overlooked.

Remember, if it’s all bullshit, then by definition, that would include the idea that it’s all bullshit.

Stop giving yourself another excuse not to make things happen.

What story might you be addicted to that’s standing in the way of moving your life forward?

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Scott Ginsberg
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