I don't think we have a clue about our fellow man.
After writing about #Negativity Bias in the last blog I still wondered about people. Are we sitting at home in front of our tee vees gobbling up negativity while wondering why we feel like we have been dragged through a knothole backward?
If the media said that 138,000 people escaped poverty last year, as well as the one hundred years before that, that data would slide off us.
Progress is slow.
But an explosion? That's instantaneous. A powerful brain hit.
We preserve that explosion like mom canned her string beans in a mason jar. The brain takes out our mason jars filled with jaw-dropping memories and serves those memories for hors d’oeuvres.
On an eight-minute clip of an interview with Steven Pinker on the Joe Rogan show, Pinker said, and gives evidence to support it, that the world is becoming better— fewer wars, better education, medical advances, progress on lessening pollution. However, since 1950, the media has become 70% worse. (Judged by the use of negative words used.)
Where does that leave us?
Okay, we get up from our chair and poke our heads out the window, and the little birdies are chirping and flying limb to limb.
Hey, look at that! It’s not so bad after all.
John F. Kennedy said.
“Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.”
I am neither a Shaman nor a Medicine Woman; I’m a seeker and a self-proclaimed Scout.
When I lay something by the campfire, be it story or fact, it is for you to pick up or leave. It’s simply something I found on the trail.
My “Tribe” will find me.
As I was riding hell-bent for leather down a mountain path, I caught this tidbit from Tim Harris. (The Four-hour Work Week) It’s his take of the gratitude list.
Each day put three things on your list.
I am grateful for you.
I am grateful for my warm house.
I am grateful for the iced tea I sip as I write this.
See you after the next ride,
Scout, Tonto's horse--how about being named after him? I wonder though, why is Tonto riding with a saddle?