Fantasy free thinking is hard. I won’t kid you. Facing the world as it is and on the world’s terms is no short path to happiness. To know the truth about what is
going on in the world requires giving up life’s main coping mechanism. It is written that “The truth shall set you free.” Nothing says that the truth will make you happy.
The present moment has very special characteristics. The most important of those characteristics is that everyone lacks information to use in making decisions. We know what happened yesterday. We have an idea as to what will probably happen tomorrow. We don’t know what is going on right now. The shorter the time period, the less useful information we have.
This is why with the Fantasy Free Economics, I make absolutely sure nothing I write, think, say, forecast or do is in conflict what I know to be true without a doubt.
The first of these truths is that life is governed and regulated by laws of dominance and
subservience. Happiness depends on believing otherwise. So, folks come up with alternatives to why things work the way they do. From then on, all who indulge in escape, are handicapped because they are observing through the prism of fantasy. When happiness is the only goal, perhaps fantasy is a good choice. When there are problems in the world that threaten our lives and well being, fantasy free is a superior approach.
There are a number of these truths that put you as close as is possible to being in touch with reality. Here is the next most basic one.
Nature provides only one universal incentive. That is self interest. So, when I see citizens idolizing political candidates and treating them as messiahs, I know they are completely misguided. It is highly comforting to think someone with power and influence is a savior. Since I know ahead of time that nature doesn’t provide an entity which performs that role, I know any candidate is going to be first and foremost self serving.
There are more of these, but by just never losing sight of these two truths, a persons interpretations of what is going on in the world becomes close to flawless. Always remember. An idiot who is in touch with reality has more utility to the world than than a room full of geniuses who are driven by fantasy