Define Success

You are sorely mistaken if you think we in the U.S. are doing much better than one hundred years ago. And to assume other countries are worse off than us just because they have less money to play with is equally narrow-minded.

Unless money improves human adaptability to nature’s entropy, monetary exchange decoupled from such merit deflates evolutionary integrity and trust.

From an evolutionary perspective and contrary to manmade report cards we sell to the world as systems and metrics of human excellence, not the length of our sustainability but the strength of renewal matters.

Indeed, we live longer these days. Yet, 70% of Americans chronically depend on prescription drugs to make it through another day. The percentage of progressive contributors to regenerative human excellence is no more than 30% of our population and getting worse. Worse than the evolutionary integrity of less developed countries. From an evolutionary perspective, it is better to be an underdeveloped country.

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value

Albert Einstein

A man of success is defined by humanity, and a man of value is determined by nature. As I explain in Learn to Think, the difference is based on the normalization of truth determining the survival of our species. A reality, not humanity, but nature defines.

Who cares, you say? Who then lives, and who then cares, right?

Wrong. The vector of evolutionary excellence points in a completely different direction than what humanity feigns as excellence. Plus, the vector is inverted. We do not mother nature; nature mothers us. When nature expects us to play football to prolong human existence, our love for soccer is not the game we should be playing.

In simple terms, today, we utilize flat-world systems to capture round-world capacity. We expect to reap regenerative greatness from systems of absolutism while the world and human ingenuity and capacity revolve around relativity. An incompatibility we have been suffering from for the last two hundred years. Ignorance of nature’s rule induces compounding regression, a.k.a. an anthropogenic cascade.

Because we lack a sound evolutionary theory, success in human gameplay uncorrelated to our collective interests is akin to the prowess of masturbation, not making you a better lover.

Success today boosts valuations, not living up to value, the reason why I do not give a rat’s ass about how much money you make or have made. I care what you do to improve human adaptability to nature’s entropy.

Now, in the past, and in the future.

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The sign of a vibrant, innovative nation is its willingness to pursue the ever-unfolding discovery of nature's truth and reinvent itself continually against those proven new normalizations upstream. Let’s inspire the world with new rigors of excellence we first and successfully apply to ourselves.

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