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The world will not fall apart 2010-Jul-09 at 18:08 PDT

Posted by Scott Arbeit in Blog.
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It’s interesting how certain energies ebb and flow… lately I’ve been in a few discussions in various places online about all of the predictions of doom that we’re facing: economic, monetary, environmental, governmental, peak oil, Rising China, resources, water, nuclear proliferation, global warming, etc.  I’m sure I’m forgetting some in the moment.

Basically, those who deeply believe in these kinds of predictions consider someone like me either: 1) naïve; 2) ill-informed; 3) in denial; or 4) all of the above!  And this is true about every one of the above threats!  I’m ill-informed and in denial about lots of things!  Wow… all that and I wasn’t even trying.  Cool, right?

Well… this is your invitation to join me in my naïve, ill-informed, denial-infused reality.

Because I just don’t believe it.

We’ve been seeing forecasts of doom for our entire lives.  Remember acid rain?  Yeah… but you had forgotten about it, didn’t you?  Remember Reagan as a madman with his finger on the button?  Hell, Sting even wrote a song about it… “I hope the Russians love their children too.”  Remember?  Oh, please.  We’re still here, the Soviet Union is gone, and no one fired any missiles.

There are always predictions of doom, from all angles.  I’ll have a lot to say about this in the coming weeks, because it’s an enormous personal and cultural energy leak to pay attention to them.  Why?  Because they’re almost always wrong.  And I mean almost always.

A broken clock is right twice-a-day, and some of these theories come true in one way or another.  Right now Nouriel Roubini is enjoying his triumphant moment of having predicted the economic collapse of 2008.  So, yay for him, and that’s all as it should be.  But almost all of these predictions fall by the wayside as inaccurate, exaggerated, or not taking into account the changes in technology and society that are certain to happen.

With that said, and with much more to come, I’ll begin with a video of Ken Wilber talking about these kinds of predictions.



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