For October I had a break from blogging as well as using all social media. I then bounced back and did a post on Blogger every day through November, but quiting using social media platforms is probably going to be a permanent thing for me.
Part of the reason for that is that I suspect that by posting online I may be working against my own interests. A lot of what I am saying can be summarised as “everything is fucked” How this will all play out in the long term is hard to pick. It may be that a total melt down will eventually lead to a new and improved economy and society, or it may not, but either way, I don’t think there is much chance of stopping the process now. That car has already left the road.
I’ve long given up posting personal information online, but for personal reasons 2023 has all been a bit of a kick in the guts for me, and as with the economy, I think it’s pretty inevitable that I’ll be getting a few more good hard kicks in the guts in the next few months. Watching loved ones dying is never easy.
Re-reading the book “Beyond Positive Thinking” by Robert Anthony, I’m reminded again that we tend to get what we believe we will get. So it’s all a bit of a conflict, because I’d have to live in some sort of grand delusion to convince myself that things are about to go well over the next three months, but there is no point wallowing in misery.
We are all parts of a much bigger picture, and it seems there is not much point, for me at least, in continuing to warn people that the shit is going to hit the fan. It has already hit the fan, so now I’m better off to just keep my mouth shut and try to avoid eating any more shit.