Here’s one for you: I’m just going to give you the information from science and you can think it over and make up your own mind.
What a crock. The atomic number for Nitrogen is 7. You don’t get to think about that and choose your own number. If you step outside that third story window, you’re gonna FALL. DOWN. You don’t get to make up your own mind about it! Gravity works. Period. There are many truths out there that you just have to believe, otherwise there is no foundation upon which to stand or build. But we live in a ridiculous period of “everybody gets to make up his or her own reality”. I used to say, “Kill me now.” Today, nobody thinks that’s a joke and people are so MAD. But what a ridiculous idea that every single person gets to decide whether or not the atomic number of Nitrogen is 7.
I used to work in science, every day, all day. There were certain chemical reactions or material facts that I used, depended upon, from which my analysis stemmed. Truth. Science is the pursuit of truth. Now when I reached my conclusions, ultimately there would be a dollar amount associated with it, either for my company or for the company who bought the optical fiber we manufactured, or for a vendor who maybe supplied bad raw material. I didn’t have to be involved in the money or politics, thank GOD; but, the answer was the answer and corrective measures went from there. Nobody had to mull it over and see how they wanted the answer to feel, or how THEY thought it should be, and there were no politicians NEAR my lab. Again, thank God. Okay, let’s be honest. Remember that word? There were probably ‘politicians’ around in white coats, wanting to scratch and claw to the next level on the hierarchical ladder, but they were usually on the other side of the lab door.
Were my analytical results sometimes unpopular? You bet your ass they were, but they were the results. And if I didn’t know the answer by virtue of analysis, I SAID THAT. Wouldn’t it be nice of some of the talking heads out here today would look us in the eye and say, “Sorry folks, we just don’t know what the side effects will be, but in 5 years we will know and we will pay you if your leg falls off.” Hey, it wouldn’t be fun, but it would be the truth, right?
I know, you’re wondering what a leg is worth. hahaha. Don’t worry, these folks have enough to pay you. It’s part of the plan.
I think the problem is that politics and money are the most important goals now, replacing Truth. Now, we don’t know who supplies raw materials, or even the finished product many times. We don’t know the credentials of the person who gives you that pill to take. I used to say, “Somebody had to graduate at the bottom of the class.” And that was when I assumed there was an ACTUAL college degree somewhere. Today, we don’t know for sure, and we don’t know how much that person actually LEARNED if there WAS a degree, because these days, it doesn’t really matter. Everybody gets one! Don’t believe me? Watch how much BAD GRAMMAR is on your NEWS broadcast today. Ask a random person to read a paragraph. It’ll make your head explode. What is the plural of phenomenon? How do you pronounce corroboration? Do you know someone who says, “I seen it?” I rest my case.
We are erasing truth from our existence. How is that happening? Well, if there are over 7 billion people on the planet and each one gets to design ‘reality’, we’re talking about complete, annihilatory chaos. How do you like that word? I had to look it up, but I DID look it up because I trust the dictionary. Apparently this computer does not because it underlines the word in red. See how this works? hahaha. AND YET there is no alternative spelling. Too funny. My computer must FEEL like that word does not exist but it shrugged off the correct spelling. But again, I digress.
We live in a time where, if I do not agree with your perspective, you get to beat me up, or set out to ruin my reputation, get me fired, kill me. And it gets right back to truth. What happened to TRUTH? And why is YOUR opinion any better than mine? Oh, this is why we used to talk or even debate. Debate is not a bad thing, people. Usually at the end of a debate, everybody is still ALIVE and there are no burning buildings. By the way a debate is not one person badgering and bludgeoning another person into thinking exactly as they think. Debate usually leads to other things to consider on the path to truth, which is often entirely or in part different from any of the prior opinions. THIS is how we grow, how we progress. No dead bodies, no burning buildings.
Truth is based on the word ‘trust’. If you look at those words long enough they will start to look strange. Trust: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something; dependence on something future or contingent : HOPE (From Merriam-Webster dictionary). Oh great, now we get HOPE into the compost heap. That’s waning as well and now we know why.
Because of the incessant blitzkrieg of internet information (not usually true), we have NO idea what to believe or whom to believe anymore. Most of what is posted is opinion…including this blog, by the way…and everybody has one. Each and every person has an opinion about everything. So it is your job, if you care, to …wait for it… seek the truth. Oh hell, that sounds like work. Yep. It is. And if your only source is the internet? You have no credibility. When I got my chemistry degree, my professor said, “You don’t have to know all of the answers, you just have to know where or how to find them.” So, I never memorized the periodic table of elements. hahaha. But I did know where to find it.
Listen, there are people, entities out there who have figured out how gullible we are, how easily we fall for lies, how to manipulate us into badgering and bludgeoning others into THEIR way of thinking, which is this: I want your money, all of it, and I want to control your life. It feels like an effort to destroy our country but if you’ve ever LEFT this country, you’d want to come back, trust me. Oops, trust. But most of the people who want to annihilate the country don’t know what it’s like in other countries that are rubble and dust. Something to think about.
Here’s another something to think about: Are the ones badgering you invested financially in the thing they are trying to force you to buy, adopt, fund, drink, swallow? These days, the politicians have huge amounts of stock in the companies they are trying to force you to TRUST. Think. How is this talking head going to benefit financially by controlling my mind? GREAT question.
Look around you and maybe ask yourself why you’re so angry all of the time and ask yourself if you really like that persona. Scientists are saying that such behavior can make you more susceptible to disease by the way. There’s a lot of TRUTH that says rioting, screaming, burning things, fighting, being angry all the time…can make you more susceptible to cancer. Read the book by Dr. Gabor Mate. It’s eye opening. Just saying. And think about this: If there are those who want to CONTROL society, whom do you believe will be the first ones in cages? Oh yeah, the rabble-rousers who can’t be controlled. hahaha. Better think about that. I’m actually laughing. We are such a mess. Can’t even call us a society. I am actually laughing because I still have hope. It hasn’t been killed off yet. That’s my science brain at work. I know the truth is out there. How to get 7 billion people to be open to other ideas? That’s the kicker.
The bottom line is that there is an effort to erase truth, by people who want to confuse you, take your money, or want to take your power away from you, or okay, all of the above. Sometimes a very small group with really loud voices can force you to adopt THEIR truth, which could be destructive and dangerous. It is important, in other words, to understand the implications of trust, truth and hope. These things matter to stability, safety, survival. How am I going to tie this in with real estate, you might ask? Watch this:
Look your lender in the eye, don’t ‘go online’. You could be talking to a big hairy scammer in somebody’s basement who is not telling you the truth, who wants your info so they can take your money. Look your real estate agent in the eye. Ask questions, seek the answers you need, see if she knows the answers, see if she ever says, “I’m not sure but I can find out.” Now that’s an honest person, a TRUTHFUL one. You’ll know whether or not you can TRUST that person. Have a conversation, an AUDIBLE conversation, because you can tell a lot about a person by listening to their voice. And you can draw a plethora of wrong conclusions from text messages. Look, I love texting and emailing and DMs and IMs and l-m-n-o-p’s, but how can I tell if I want to work with you? By talking with you and by looking you right in the eye. Until I see you and hear your voice, I don’t know if you’re a 10 year old kid having a bit of fun at my expense, in somebody’s basement. hahaha. Why are scammers always assumed to be in somebody’s basement?
Stay with me, still linking this to real estate. Watch this:
I can help you find a great home where you can feel safe and secure while you find the truth.
Is that good, or what? Call me.
I am Brenda Briggs, broker/realtor, Coldwell Banker Advantage, 919-210-6113.