#Goals. Yes, you can try to make your life & environment “perfectly suitable” to achieve your goal. But you become dependent on these circumstances to achieve it. Real effectiveness lies in becoming disciplined & focused enough to achieve goals regardless of the circumstances.
Many people who say they support uniqueness still negatively judge & actively reject things that are #different & openly mock creative displays of #personalexpression. If you truly support “different thinking”, positive feedback & #acceptance is far more #congruent than mockery.
Celebrating #cruelty, #intolerance, and #injustice, encouraging acts of #aggression, and sympathizing with those who #hate & #discriminate sure sound like the actions of #evil people to me. [Evil: adj. profoundly immoral & wicked]
People are influenced by example. Years of bad behavior on reality TV, abusive internet comments, a focus on superficiality & fame, and a lack of ethics, logic, empathy & emotional intelligence in leadership roles have all played their part in giving people permission to imitate.
People who play it safe as a means to be liked (or get likes) by only promoting or supporting what’s already popular instead of what’s actually potent & meaningful are the bricklayers of the status quo & a plague on #progress.
#ImagineIf #teachers were regarded with the same high degree of #respect (& compensated accordingly) as other higher-paying professions that often have less of a long-term impact as teachers have the potential to.
#ImagineIf if those who reached the highest levels of office & #leadership had better than the bare minimum of #reading & #writing #skills and understood how to use a computer or how to reason with #logic.
#ImagineIf we put as much money & effort into actually #educating people as companies do in convincing #consumers they need to have, do, watch & ultimately *buy* all the right things in order to be cool, #sexy, appealing, #healthy & #happy.
#ImagineIf there was less emphasis on mindless & endlessly repetitive TV, processed foods, and the “necessity” of alcohol in people’s lives and more emphasis on #mentalhealth, #healthyliving & #personalgrowth.
#ImagineIf after money no longer made any significant difference in #billionaire’s lives, they put their energy towards bettering humanity instead of simply increasing their wealth. See, for example, @elonmusk
#ImagineIf more people earned the #attention they get for being a #goodexample & setting high standards (See, for example, @therock) than they did for creating #controversy, being #hateful, or making spectacles of themselves for 15 minutes of #fame.