Lately, our collective negative energy has taken a huge leap and been intensified to a level never seen before. It's not that there hasn't been incidents that negatively impacted large numbers of people before - there has, of course - but the internet didn't exist at that time. The exchange of ideas between people had to happen in person - face to face, which meant that people were reading the energy of the person conveying the idea, whether they were aware they were or not. Their visceral response - positive or negative - told them all they needed to know, but without that face to face interaction, the only thing a person has is their mind's process to rely on, which means their judgement is based on what they think they know. In other words, their mind's process can only reference the files in the filing cabinets of their own minds.
As with all things, there are pros and cons in having access to unlimited ideas and opinions. On the positive side, having unlimited access to information means everyone has access to the same information. On the negative side, having unlimited access to information means everyone has access to the same information.
NO ONE KNOWS ALL THINGS
Take a moment to think about how you learn things. Not the concept of learning - how you learn. Are you an auditory learner, or are you more of a visual learner? Perhaps you learn best through a combination of both? Are all subjects easy for you to understand? Are you even interested in all subjects? How long does it take you to master a subject?
Most people are drawn to things that make sense to them. Not just from an intellectual perspective, but from an internal and organic one. We like what we like and we dismiss what we don't. It's no accident that we are drawn to the things that interest us - that was part of the plan all along. In fact, your astrological ascendant along with the planets in your first house will indicate the topics and interests that you will naturally gravitate toward. Whether you had the opportunity or the willingness to develop these interests is another thing altogether.
Often, children are directed by someone who thinks they know what's best for them to learn a specific thing. Some choose to learn something based upon what they think they will gain from it - fame, fortune or both - but for the most part, people somehow find their way to where they're supposed to be anyway.
People who are naturally artistic might become hair stylists, fashion designers, architects, sculptors, painters, landscapers, interior designers, card makers, writers, musicians, actors, and even merchandisers. People who are naturally curious will find their way into some form of science related careers - doctors, surgeons, biologists, chemists, astronomers, engineers, and people who like things to be exactly what they appear to be will navigate toward strict subjects that don't allow for too much deviation. These folks become actuaries, accountants and other types of mathematicians.
A biologist cannot perform open heart surgery. A musician cannot create an architectural design. A heart surgeon doesn't develop medications. That doesn't mean that, given enough time, these folks couldn't learn how to do something different, it means they aren't capable of performing these tasks right now because they haven't learned and mastered these things. It takes time to learn something; to really understand it. No one can know all things because there simply isn't enough time to learn all things.
JACK OF ALL TRADES MASTER OF NONE
Our idea of self-worth is usually tied to what we think we know, so it makes sense then, that if we think we know a little about a lot of things, we must be worth more.
Competition breeds jealousy. Both are born from the fear that someone might have or know something that you don't. This idea comes from the conditioning of the education process that every one of us who attended school goes through. People who get A's in all the subjects are celebrated, and people who don't get all A's are less than. This separates the supposed winners from the losers. On the surface it appears as though people who get all A's are smarter or have something that folks who get B's, C's or D's don't, but that isn't the truth. Some people obtain A's easily while others have to study for hours and hours to get that A.
Do you know anyone who openly admits it took hours and hours of study to get that A? Winners don't want to look as though they have a weakness so, odds are, those who are celebrated for that A aren't likely to admit how much effort it took.
If you agree with the previous paragraph, that's an indication that your mind's process has a file in your FEAR cabinet that says:
1) I'm not as good as so and so because so and so got all A's
2) I can't tell anyone how hard I have to work for those marks or people with think I'm stupid.
What about the know-it-alls and all the negative statements that go with that? Well - read the previous paragraph again and give it some serious thought.
EVERYTHING PASSES THROUGH YOUR MIND FILES
Every single bit of information coming in to your mind's process is referenced against data that is already stored in the filing cabinets of your mind. Every headline, every article, every meme, every theory, every critique, every sound-bite, every video, every podcast. Every single thing. If there isn't sufficient information in there, what exactly is your mind's process referencing and comparing against?
MY EXPERT KNOWS MORE THAN YOUR EXPERT!
Think about every one of your fears then ask yourself if it's possible that the folks you rely for information, those in charge of your house, your school, your workplace, your community, your province, your country...........ask yourself if the people who you are relying on to provide you with solid, trustworthy information have all the information themselves. Then ask yourself if it's possible that these folks have fears of their own.
The pressure to know - to have the answer is enormous in today's web based society.
No one can know all things. Everyone does the best that they can do with the information that is given to them - just as you do.
Anyone, when placed under a microscope will fail to meet expectations. The Golden Rule is called 'The Golden Rule' for a reason! It's precious and it works in every situation.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Before you judge someone else for what you think they know or how you think they are doing in whatever task it is you are judging them on, ask yourself how you would be doing in their exact same position, then ask yourself how you would feel if everyone were throwing their criticisms at you.
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