We Like Being Gaslit

Was reading and highlighting this article here and felt like I disagreed.

Nope, just like all my sabbaticals…. I gained clarity and perspective for 3 days. And bam, all back.

Just like my burnouts, all 4 of them. Right back on it in 3–4 years.

Yes we will ride some momentums, make some improvements, and probably will get to keep it for 50–75 years. But we’ll end up right where we are. Civilisation after civilisation. era after era, age after age.

As they say,

Great men bring good times

Good times bring weak men

Weak men bring bad times

Bad times bring great men

And someone quoted this poem from Rumi as a response:

“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you

Don’t go back to sleep!

You must ask for what you really want.

Don’t go back to sleep!

People are going back and forth

across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,

The door is round and open

Don’t go back to sleep!”

Originally posted as a response to this article on Medium.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *