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The Plague

Your mother has it.

Your father has it.

Your sister, brother, uncle and cousin have it.

They all have it.

Even you have it.

The sixty-year-old man says, “Don’t worry, I’m not dying.”

And so he wastes his life.

The twenty-five-year-old says, “It’s no problem, I have time.”

And so he wastes his life.

The thirty-year-old self-improvement addict says, “I have no time, and so I must take action.”

And so he wastes his life.

The person who disagrees with all of the above says, “I’m not like them, therefore I know better.”

And so he wastes his life.

The working man spends his days grinding out paycheck after paycheck, and says, “I don’t like it, but this is what I must do. This is what’s right. And after I’ve put my time in, I’ll finally retire and live the life I want to live.”

Thirteen years before retirement he dies in a tragic boating accident during a weekend of drinking with friends, and so he wastes his life.

The rich man says, “Once I get so-and-so to do what I want them to do — once my friends and family finally respect me — once I get my house exactly the way I want it — then I’ll be happy.”

And so he wastes his life.

Nobody wants to know the truth.

And if you try to push the truth onto them, they will quickly show their teeth.

Why?

Because you tried to pull their comfortable rug from out under them.

The red carpet of victimhood.

The blind, fatal faith in one’s misguided, wrathful reactions being righteous and pure.

Pleasurable delusions such as: “They’ve got it all wrong — I’ve got it all right.”

Comfortable death sentences like: “The world has wronged me, and owes me something. If they don’t give it to me, well, it’s just not my fault.”

If there is a plague in this world it is the need to be right, and the attachment to one’s beliefs.

It is the denial of one’s current state of affairs.

Because if seen with clarity, one’s current state of affairs — what they’ve let themselves become — would sicken most people.

It would open their eyes to the monster they’ve become.

And so because they avoid the temporary suffering of learning the truth, they suffer far more than necessary.

Then they suffer some more.

And then they die.

But not before bringing this plague to their children.

Not before letting everyone around them know the fine details of their turmoils and things that didn’t go their way.

Virtually everyone in this world is a carrier of the Stupidity plague.

What causes one to be Stupid is their attachment to being this way.

If one was not stupid, they would immediately drop to the floor and have bodily convulsions upon understanding all that they previously did not.

They would realize what they have done. What they’ve surrendered. What could have been. And what is not, on account of all of this.

All because of the attachment to our own stupid beliefs. To our own comforting shields. To our own fabricated struggles.

The vast majority of people on this earth live in Hell and this is not an exaggeration in the slightest.

They continue to live this way because they do not realize it, let alone why.

So forget the why.

Forget “how to get out of it”.

Do you even see it?

Do you even want out of it?

Do you really want to become an entirely different person?

Because upon curing yourself of this plague, you’ll never be the same again.

You might not even be a “Self”.

How much do you really want to see?

Just enough to get by? Just enough to understand your suffering?

Or do you want to see through it all?

How you created this?

How it’s all, in actuality, you? Your own creation?

The people around you, to a large degree, act in accordance with you.

Therefore, the people you complain about not behaving the way you’d like them to, act this way because you do not understand.

Are you ready to understand, or are you ready to complain?

I am not, even for one second, suggesting that the people around you will be cured of this plague, even if you cure yourself.

What I am suggesting is that life doesn’t have to be a struggle.

All one has to do is STOP.

But first you must realize what IT IS that you must stop.

And the only way to do this is to first OPEN YOUR EYES.

And in order to do THIS, it must first be understood that in all likelihood, you do not want to open your eyes.

People are cemented in their ways.

I do not know why this is.

They just are.

I don’t know why I was born different.

Perhaps I just had enough.

Perhaps I simply saw things for what they were.

The absolute insanity of it all.

For whatever reason, I was ready to STOP.

And in stopping, I allowed myself to finally begin learning.

The people in my life and yours (if you do happen to exist) are going to frivolously waste their lives.

They are going to suffer to the end.

They aren’t going to see ANYTHING.

They will never know true contentment — they don’t even know what it is.

This has become their life.

They are woefully attached to it.

And there isn’t a single thing you can do about it.

Not until one of them PROVES to you that they are ready to stop.

But they don’t want to stop.

You don’t even want to stop.

You just want to improve your pitiful situation like the rest of them.

You just want to keep all that you’re attached to while adding some “benefits” atop the trash heap.

The last thing I will say to you is this:

If you really want out, if you really want to see — just take a look at how comfortable you’ve become, and ask yourself this simple question:

Why would I want to be uncomfortable?