When times are good, it’s easy to live on the surface. There are lots of fun distractions. Anyone who cares to look beneath the surface to see what’s lurking there is considered a wet blanket. I can’t count how many times I have been tagged as “morose”.
The longer the good times roll the more people find themselves on the joyful bandwagon, believing everything desirable and denying other possibilities. This pattern is evident throughout history and it’s exploited by people who wish to do harm.
I don’t want to get political but this remark stunned me, in real time:
“You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”
― George W. Bush
As years of happy times pass, people see no need to dive down or look behind the curtain as pleasure is readily assessible. Over time, true knowledge and understanding of every single thing you can think of, erodes until it eventually disappears.
This includes self-understanding and necessary insight into others. These things don’t seem important when the veneer-crack cocaine is right there. Just look at the phone in your hand! We even have a phrase for this phenomena at this time: “Let’s not go there!”
Now times are changing and it’s undeniable. The last bit of Pluto in Capricorn doesn’t look too hot to me. Saturn in Pisces will be no picnic, either.
I’m bringing this up because it’s fascinating. I also want to offer this for the moment (assuming it comes), that you find yourself standing in the middle of your life; realizing you are missing something you really, really need.
That thing will be found in the swamp, most likely. The swamp of life, I mean.
Is the way you think and what you think about changing at this time?