As his apprenticeship progressed, his writing skills improved tremendously. To flex his new “muscle”, Franklin approached his brother requesting to write for the New England Courant. His brother vehemently refused.
For the most prosperous nation on earth with rising quality of living indexes across the board, that’s a piss poor rating. Why the fuck isn’t everyone happy?
Here’s why: happiness goes where attention flows.
The quality of your attention will determine the joy you get out of life. Period.
In late 2015, I created Unstoppable Rise with one overarching goal: help young men achieve lasting happiness and earth-shattering achievement based on time tested and proven principles .
I think I’ve been pretty successful on this front, due to research to see what titillates you guys and feedback from my beloved subscribers.
I believe this is a very sad and very unfortunate way to view the past.
There’s a lot of wisdom and solid thought what was done and said in years past.
Yes, we have made significant sociological, societal, and technological process in recent years.
Yes, we live in a time of more prosperity and abundance than any time ever in human history.
Yes, the barriers to success and achievement are farrrr lower than ever before.
It gives us comfort. It allows us to remember past victories and bask in the warm remembrance of accomplishment. It gives us that fuzzy feeling of nostalgia. It allows us to keep an identity, one that the ego won’t easily let go of.
Oftentimes, this identity holds us back from progressing into a brighter future. If we do progress, we end up carrying a ton of dead-weight with us, slowing down our progress. Maxwell Maltz calls this the self image. Without a change in our self image, no lasting change on the outside is possible.