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There's are reasons why everyone did what they did over the pandemic
An interesting thing happened over the pandemic. Well… many interesting things. But chiefly, we witnessed what most people misinterpreted as people changing.
People you knew well — maybe co-workers, friends or even family members — turned into different versions of the people you knew. Often times, more ugly versions that you’d never seen before.
But, there was no change, in reality.
Among the many things made self-evident through the preceding 3 years wasn’t what it turned people into, it was a bare revelation of who people were under pressure.
It, in a sense, was an acid test that stripped away the false façade of socially acceptable masks and revealed each person’s base traits. Flaws and all.
This is what appeared as a change, when in fact it was an uncovering of the degree to which people were their own person. This, in large part, is something that can only be discovered through an introspective an honest knowledge of your own ideals. Your “self-formulated rules”, as Aristotle put it.
This is, in my opinion, why people who already had a strong belief system and/or a strong understanding of who they are as a person stood up the fastest and the longest beneath the most intense propaganda campaign in human history.
Two Important Take-Aways
When it comes down to it, this revelation of who we were wasn’t something anyone had a chance to prepare specifically for. Nor to fake after the fact.
The first part of that is this: those of us who bore the brunt, regardless of the personal cost, had those foundations solidly built long before they were required of us under duress.
Secondly, those of us who didn’t found out who they were when panic came calling. It’s not a flattering look, and don’t fool yourself, even people who don’t show it realize who they were and what they did in their times of weakness.
This leads us not only to an understanding of who we each are, but to an opportunity to personally grow from it AND to be an example for those who were found lacking.
Because when it’s in the heat of a crisis, we need numbers. Those strong people within a group are always required, but the more back-up available, the shorter the emergency is.
Therefore, it benefits everyone to have as many honest, self actuated and powerfully sovereign people as possible at all times… not just when we need them. Because we never know when that time will be.
Strengthening The Group
This is my goal going forward: to bring individual sovereignty to the forefront as not only a laudable goal, but a necessary bulwark against those malevolent forces intent on weaponizing the sleeping masses against the sovereign few.
As I say often on the podcast, change can only happen within yourself. But, the more “yourselves” we can lead towards the self contained power that kept us strong against all odds — that becomes a force that starts from the ground up that cannot be assailed from the top down.
The good news is, we’re clearly on the right path and likely were before we knew the true worth of it. The bad news is it’s never time to rest and there’s always internal work to be done to keep those self-formulated rules strong, which maintains the freedom that your obedience to them brings.
You’ve seen who you are.
Protect the good, fix the bad.
Stay sovereign. Our future depends on it.
~ Drew Weatherhead
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