Thursday, November 26, 2020

Tag: How Do We Change Our Lives in a System That’s Broken?

How Do We Change Our Lives in a System That’s Broken?

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

Rather than fight a system designed to thwart us, we need a model for our own lives that bypasses the perverse tides and obsoletes the impediments in our path.

Everyone wants to change their lives for the better¬†(or preserve what’s positive), and this is relatively straightforward in a healthy system with positive incentives and a transparent, productive set of rules and feedbacks.

But what if the system is broken? How do we change our lives for the better in a dysfunctional system of unearned privilege and perverse incentives?¬†Needless to say, it’s difficult, and this is why we see a rise in inward-directed solutions.