The Pitfalls of Conformity

Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 09.12.05I just finished doling out advice.

Not something I like to do all the time, but when I do it’s fun, as most things I do are these days.

A great thing about the one percent joining those working for a better world, a world without money, with fully-distributed decision making and with all necessities provided to all people at no cost to them is this: they bring needed skills and talents most people don’t have.

The plain fact of the matter is many “organizers” suck at organizing. You may be passionate about making the world a better place, but when you try, actually you make it worse.

Making matters worse, in the big scheme, is reversible. What’s not is if you don’t know that you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s not to say “leave it to the experts” but at least if you want to make real change, you should be open to advice from people who actually have made change. This usually means people you are opposing.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is as I have argued – frequently – the one percent is just as important to change as the rest of us. In many cases they have the resources, the know how and the momentum of success at doing such things, to make change reality. Some of those one-percenters are making waaaayyyyy more better change than you are AND they’re getting rich doing it. That’s right, they’re rich. Because they don’t conform.

Yeah, you can learn on your own to make something happen. But it’s going to take a while and you’re going to make a lot of mistakes. With the age of the internet though, there’s just no excuse for bumbling through. That’s conformity. I say that because this is where most people are: ignorant of how to make something happen.

Nature is going to have her way no matter how badly you fuck it up. So it’s not that big of a deal that you don’t know what you’re doing. But wouldn’t it be easier and more fun if you did?



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