The Revolution is Now

2020 is a crazy year. It is a fork in the road and people are going hard one way or the other. Some are going hard in the direction of truth, while others are going hard in the direction of lies.

The truth-tellers are working on their own foundation, building a self, a life, and a world that they can depend on even if everything else falls apart.

The liars are doubling-down on destructive behaviors, fake news, and outrage, and hastening the world’s demise.

It reminds me of the 3 rules of self-defense I teach my sons:

  1. Stay outta trouble
  2. Get away from trouble
  3. Handle trouble

The basic lesson is, if you want to be safe, you have to know how to avoid conflicts, to exit conflicts, and to overcome conflicts.

The truth-tellers are the ones who are managing this act of self-preservation, while the liars are inviting conflicts, embroiling themselves in conflicts, and coming out the worse for it. They are living reactively and in fear.

Chief amongst the liars are politicians and major corporations. They want to make you a liar too. Don’t listen to them. You know better.

Knowledge is justified true belief. You already know that taking care of your self and your foundation is the best thing you can do to take care of the world. Be proactive and unafraid.

This is a revolution, but this is not physical warfare, this is an internal revolution that becomes externalized. This is about practicing your basic human rights in order to build the world you want to live in. We’re saving the world one healthy lifestyle at a time.

It’s time to be your best self, for your self, for others, and for the future.

Go hard in the direction of truth. Join the revolution.

Teaching the boys those 3 rules

Published by nicnakis

Nicholas |nik-uh-luhs| n. a male given name: from Greek words meaning "victory of the people" John |jon| n. a male given name: from Hebrew Yohanan, derivative of Yehohanan "God has been gracious" Nakis |nah-kis| n. a Greek family name derived from the patronymic ending -akis (from Crete) Amha |am-hah| n. an Ethiopian given name meaning "gift", from Geez Selassie |suh-la-see| n. Ethiopian name meaning "trinity", from Geez

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