It seems like a simple concept, really. But there are people who readily admit that they make their livings, nice ones at that, by knowingly creating distractions even though people are keenly watching their every move!
No, I'm not talking about bankers--yet.
Of course, I am talking about prestidigitators, magicians, wizards of the sleight of hand.
We all know they are not really magic, but look at how skillfully they fool our simple brains. Why is that?
Human beings suffer from emotions, swayed by both the conscience and unconscience brain. Perception, then, is subjective, now isn't it?
Think about it, really. What temperature is too hot? It depends upon one's perception to evaluate the sensory feeling, but the factual scientific thermodynamic fact of temperature is fully capable of precise measurement which is not at all subject to subjective whims.
So, back to the title of this post.
Here we are in 2014. The metals seemed poised to launch. Miners, too, for all of you paper-chasing hopefuls. Many pundits seem to be calling for stock market declines, turmoil, all stemming from unsustainable economic conditions. What REALLY is going on, though, is subject to PERCEPTION.
Do NOT be distracted by HOPE, or any other emotionally empty false paradigms. Keep looking at what is real!
Look at the empty store fronts. Look at the empty shopping malls. Look at the crime reports. For those inclined, go to the local courthouse and look at the criminal defendants in custody, there for any number of petty crimes, from drug possession or parole violations, to other more serious, violent crimes. Ask whether economic conditions are stabilizing, or getting better. Look for yourself, and FOCUS on what is real, and not on the hocus locus of managed perception agents with an agenda to mislead everyone.
This link, posted by another Turdite, set me to thinking:
As an educated person, the conclusions are easy to draw. So, of it was a drill, then why, for what purpose, and for whose benefit? None of the answers to these questions redound to the benefit of us regular folks. And it is this whole episode that got me thinking, and to be sure that I too keep the focus.
2014 is shaping up to be an epic year.
Please prepare accordingly.