One must be able to act out of assurance, not assumption,
which requires knowledge obtained from a sound methodology,
The best camouflage of all is the truth, because no-one ever believes it.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them. The purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
He who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him.
Tell the truth and then catch fire. That is the philosopher's true task.
Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy than evil. At least evil contains the germ of its own subversion by leaving behind a sense of unease. But against stupidity we are defenseless.
The educated person is one who knows how to find out what he doesn't know.
Anti-intellectualism is a thread winding its way through all cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means "my ignorance is as good as your knowledge".
You’re born naked and die naked, which means all you have is time. So if anyone says, “I don’t have time for that”, what they really mean is, “I don’t know how to manage my time for that”.
Those who tell the stories rule society,
If the human brain was simple enough for scientists to understand, they would still be so clueless that they wouldn't understand it.
Do you really want to sift through the faeces that is humanity, looking for a dime? If I knew I’d find a diamond, then maybe yeah, but for a dime…
After the age of 12, most people become automatons. That's why there's an entire subculture called "kids culture" that's meant to prolong that infantile mindset for as long as possible.
People say they want to know the truth, but when you tell it to them and they don’t like it, they decide that it’s no good.
Part of having the proper mindset is about qualitatively discerning between the seen and the unseen.
Men are most likely to believe what they least understand,
Politics are just a shell. The real motivations lie underneath.
Where should you go to get the truth? Nowhere. It's been right in front of you the whole time. You just refused to acknowledge it.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
There is a conspiracy so great that no man can go against it
In private you train your weaknesses. In public you race your strengths.
If you know there’s a playbook for how the future unfolds, then you'll want to use it to keep up with the coming changes.
This will be remembered as the society that had access to everything, yet threw it all away. And even if a few smart people choose to be act differently, that wouldn't change the overall evaluation of a wasteful society.
Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world,
Gather all the most vile conspiracy theories you can find, and reality is still worse than that - it’s like the difference between the public Internet and the Dark Web.
Knowledge is power in the hands of the doer, not the knower, but you also have to know when to do what.
In any field, you have masters like Nikola Tesla or Isaac Newton. Students read a lot about those people, but seldom examine what those masters studied. There’s a big difference there.
There’s a very fine line between understanding something, and thinking you understand something.
There are many "answers". Hardly any are right, but many of them are definitely wrong.
If you want to create an uprising in the West, just ban all the entertainment and junk food.
Those whom society can neither govern nor kill, it taxes with madness.
We eat well, drink well, live well, but when we got to sleep, we do not have good dreams. Why is that?
The higher the criminality being addressed, the harsher the language that has to deployed against it.
It's best people don't know how the world works, or else they'd be like, "Why am I wasting my time on this bullshit profession when I could be doing something that really matters??".
The ignorant vs the super-ignorant. Who will win?
It’s good to look into things and be inquisitive, but only with the proper mindset if you actually want to get anywhere.
The truth is a snare; you cannot have it without being caught. In other words, you cannot catch it. Rather, it catches you.
If you don't know the future, you better get to know someone who does.
Even if all possible "scientific" questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all.
Could "stupidity" be a condition created by accepting falsehoods, after which one's thinking becomes resistant to amendment?
Ants know more about their society than humans do.
Because of TV and the Internet, you're basically inviting people into your house that you'd never open the door for normally.
There are 3 perceptions to be mindful of: the way you see yourself, the way you think others see you, and the way they really see you.
The masses have to be won by propaganda.
When society starts asking questions that have already been answered, that's a red flag. Good vs evil? What is "love"? Those things were answered thousands of years ago, so why is there no clarity on them now? Uh oh...
Without directing your life towards a definite goal, you can't possibly arrange your actions properly. It's impossible to assemble the pieces if you don't have an idea of the whole picture.
Imagine if you saw in the mirror not your face, but your character? Many people would find that scary.
You're not educated unless you're self-educated.
Engineers say sound is a “wave”, but a “wave” is a motion, not an object. If I’m waving at you, that’s an action I'm performing. You can't just say sound is a "wave". A wave of what?
You cannot convince a man of the truth so long as his salary depends on him not knowing the truth
No matter how much money you have or how hard you work, you'll get to point where things change from being performance-based to favor-based.
When people say their goal in life is to be happy, what they're actually telling you is that they're miserable.
Most people are so censored that everything they do has to be emotional. It's all about how it makes them feel, not what's happening objectively.
This is the inevitable fate of the sentimentalist. All his opinions change into their opposites at the first brush of reality.
Anyone who claims to have answers to the big questions in life is laughed at, whilst the man who claims that he doesn't know the answers is considered great.
If you're not efficient with what you've been given, you'll end up losing what you have.
Nothing changes. The only question is what can you rediscover.
Academics are just undercover thought-police. Their job is to tell you what's okay to believe.
The biggest industry in the world is insurance, which means underwriting liability. So if most of the world's business is based on anticipating misfortune, what does that imply about society?
The success lies not in selling the washing machine, but the soap.
Things remain a secret in plain sight because people are so used to the lies in their culture that it doesn't bother them when the global deceptions reach new heights.
The way we do things in society is garbage, so you won’t arrive at any understanding without a higher vantage point.
People can’t see anything clearly for all the cultural and ideological perceptions that have invaded their minds. Can you transcend that?
Isn't it strange how you won't find any fossils of giraffes? Do you really think those animals are that old? Why aren't these things talked about?
Some people love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing they know anything about.
Human beings are contradictions. How can a contradiction understand itself?
Greekspeek isn't about making stuff up or building an audience. If that was the case, I'd be saying, "Listen to me", instead of "Listen to the information".
They promised you that your dreams could come true, but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams too.
Saying that the universe came from an explosion in space is like saying that Webster's dictionary came from an explosion in a printing factory.
We may not yet have arrived at the end of human society, but we have certainly arrived at the thought of it.
The depravity of man is the most empirically verifiable reality, but also the most intellectually resisted fact.
There are primarily two types of evil in the world: Physical Evil, like rape and murder, and Intellectual Evil, like deceit and close-mindedness.
The world is an omelet, and the lives of mass society are the eggs.
Fundamentally, there are two opposing forces in the universe: One is implosive, which is contractive, cooling and condensing. The other is explosive which is expansive, heating and decomposing.
With knowledge, you get the facts, and with wisdom you learn the purpose. Wisdom is when you know what something means, and the implications thereof.
People refuse to blame themselves for being complicit in the disaster of this world, so they close their eyes to it and blame someone else.
Do those in power expect more from people’s folly than from their wisdom and independence of thought? Of course they do.
There's no inoffensive way of asking, "Have you considered that you've wasted your whole life?"
If half the world just helped one person, wouldn't that take care of the other half?
If the truth shall kill them, are we wrong to let them die?
In order to talk about certain things, you have to abandon everything you think you know about the subject to examine it more practically. Can you do that?
In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded. Yeah right.
If the world wasn't so full of dead people, maybe those of us that are trying to live wouldn't have to suffer so bad.
The truth is not a matter of "faith", yet most people treat their holy texts as artifacts of faith. If you “believe”, then it’s real, and if you don’t believe, it’s not. None of it has to be substantiated.
Communication without clarity is just static - the interruption of silence.
How do we gain better discernment? By using it more often.
Maybe if you haven't pondered something enough, you won't be able to speak on it adequately.
Time is the most valuable thing that we have because it is the most irrevocable.
Just because you can't do something right now doesn't mean you can't think about it or contemplate it for later.
If you can't make the truth practical in your life, it's not going to be of much use to you outside of running thought experiments in your mind for fun.
Some people can't taste their food very well because they're already attached to their current palate. All food is either "good" or "bad" to them because they haven't developed any nuance in evaluating it.
The machine doesn't care about you - it just needs fuel. And if you can't provide it, someone else will.
There’s plenty of places to get information, but what’s the state of your mindset?
The first thing to know about stupidity is that we don't know much about it. Why has there never been any serious academic investigation of this subject that affects all of mankind?
I'd rather trust the words of an intelligent, honest man than what "everyone knows".
In a world that's been turned on its head, the truth actually becomes a moment of falsehood.
People are not sufficiently pressured to discover the truth. It makes them uncomfortable because opinions and ideologies are being traded as a popular social currency right now.
They say life is like a game of chess...but most people don't know how to play chess.
Science is just faith that the future will be like the past.
The reason we prefer to think well of others is that we're afraid of what being critical of them implies about ourselves. The basis of much optimism is self-preservation.
This is a time of censorship, stupidity and evil. It's a society where the underworld is primary, and what they call the "real world" is secondary.
The heart pumps blood? Really? So what pumps the heart?
Time seems in endless supply until it isn't.
Pop culture and real history don’t mix. If you’re into one, you’ll be averse to the other.
Saying you can tell the future by looking at what’s online is like saying you know all about cows by analyzing the grass they eat. Actually, the latter is more informative.
You interpret reality, you don't create it. That's why every specie of animal sees a different reality.
If the news is fake, imagine how bad history must be.
If Trump can invigorate an entire nation to get behind him on the basis of “Make America Great Again”, imagine what would've happened if he said something else, like “Kill all the Europeans”?
We haven't been given any options from the lies. The 5 major religions, New Age spiritualism or atheism are most people's only options.
In order to become wealthy, you have to manage the machinations of the world they way they demand.
Not only are humans blind to the obvious, they're also blind to their blindness.
People still think the truth is a religious, academic or philosophical matter. They either “like it” or they “don’t like it”. Honestly, it’s just better they don’t understand any of it.
No-one understands the human heart who doesn't recognize its vast capacity for illusions, even when these are contrary to its interests.
It's possible to fail in many ways, but to succeed in only a few. This is because evil belongs to the class of the unlimited, whilst good to that of the limited,
Mankind is made of two kinds of people: wise people who know they're fools, and fools who think they're wise.
Edison said he tried 1000 times before he got the light-bulb right, but if he'd just done some studying and simple math, he wouldn’t have had to try so many times.
You should depart from fools because there's no rationale to deal with them. What could you possibly say to them without compromising the integrity of your message? Nothing.
Because people don't have an objective approach to reality, they have to be stimulated and guided through advertising, marketing and propaganda.
We construct the history of our wisdom by burying our foolishness in the endnotes.
Why has the increase in technological advances had an inverse effect on the intelligence of humanity? Hmmm.
The only serious enterprise is understanding the world around you, your place in it, and how to optimize your choices within that place.
Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth
I'd rather be a stupid person wanting answers to be wiser than be a stupid person who blindly believes the lies they're told.
Truths are more likely to have been discovered by one man than by nation.
Intelligent people learn from every thing and everyone, whilst average people only learn from their experiences. As for the stupid - they already have all the answers, apparently.
It takes a certain kind of discipline to understand a reality that most people cannot perceive.
It is pleasant to have command even over a flock of sheep, and that is why politicians raise their banners.
If you believe in the truth, it makes an island out of you, and no-one likes being alone on an island.
We will gradually become indifferent to what goes on in the minds of other people when we learn about the superficial nature of their thoughts.
Any subject can be broached, but what is the quality of the conversation concerning it? That’s the real question.
Blessed is he who understands the hidden causes of things.
Simplicity is an intellectual achievement, and one of the greatest at that.
The things people consider problematic are actually not. It’s the things they don’t know exist that are the real problems; the things they won’t even acknowledge.
What the world has collectively and unspokenly acquiesced to is that the only purpose of being here is to be here.
Is opinion and ideology really something you want to lean on? I'm not saying it should be ignored, but it's going to break if you lean on it.
People love false hope.
How many new ways will we find of dressing up our refusal to notice the obvious?
People like to say that "life is a journey", but even if that's true, it doesn't mean that you're the driver. Sorry.
Repeating what the authorities say isn’t the same as speaking with authority. It’s just parroting.
Fortunately, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of public violence.
If someone received instruction on a subject, but walked away feeling confused, it’s the instructors fault.
There’s a new story every week that dominates public attention, so you only get a narrow view of things. It’s like looking at the ground while walking. How do you expect to see anything?
Where have all the masters gone?
Society wants you to believe that it’s fine and you’re the one who’s messed up, but it’s the other way around - unless you’ve gone the way of society. Then yeah, you’re the one who’s messed up.
The most evil people on Earth are highly intelligent yet incredibly foolish. That's why they're evil.
Is there a conspiracy? Yes. Is it obvious? Of course. Does it matter? No. Why? Because of cosmic censorship.
For most people, there exist no answers to the questions of life, only a set of perplexing ones.
If you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you.
Because of your hard-coded sensibilities, you'll always be censored to certain things, even when they're right in front of you. So you should learn how to examine that.
Having become a mindless tool, the stupid person becomes capable of any evil, whilst also being incapable of seeing that it's evil.
Outcomes are dictated by subtleties; it's the shape of the river, not the water, that determines its flow. So many subtleties have been put in place for people to accept what's happening in the world, from murder to pedophilia.
If stupidity was a painful illness, most people would live in the hospital. Oh, wait...
Is there something wrong with you as a person, or with the structure of society? Both.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I know it's not popular, but what’s wrong with striving for some precision and accuracy in your perception of things?
The mindset required to look at the truth is very different from what you've been carrying around in your day-to-day life.
The things that have been hidden from you are the things they're going to use against you later.
Life is full of suffering, but we make it worse with our voluntary stupidity and willful blindness.
Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle.
Who rules your life? The ones who you can't criticize.
If you knew the truth, you wouldn’t be here.
If you can't even define what "stupidity" is, how can you claim to know what "knowledge" or "wisdom" is?
Mankind has allowed themselves to be deceived about the most objective things.
When someone makes an empty statement like “Make America Great Again”, and gets elected President without even specifying what “great” means, you should be afraid for your welfare in a society like that.
My best time spent is uncovering the answers to big questions.
Of course Hollywood can’t make good movies anymore. It’s because of the audience they’re accommodating - that’s why the movies are crap.
The contrast to what people think is going on and what’s really going on is so huge that you can’t talk about it publicly.
We no more solve the riddle of death by dying than we solve the problem of living by being born
Human beings don't know what they are. Isn't that why we have to study ourselves and learn from our experiences?
The only way "everyone knows" something is if someone has a vested interest in making sure "everyone knows" it.
What kind of shock value can a person handle from new information? You have to gauge that before dropping bombs on them.
What is the quality of your inner monologue?
"Truth" to the masses is like food for a pig - just another thing to eat. If you prepared a 5-star meal instead of his regular slop, the pig can't tell the difference. So why bother with the fancy meal when slop will do?
Organic food doesn't speak well of society because it means people have allowed their regular food to become so toxified that corporations have to offer market solutions through organic food.
People don’t even know what to inquire about.
Truth has to be repeated constantly because error is being preached all the time, and not just by the few but by the multitudes.
The higher the quality of your food, the higher the quality of your life
One day you'll get a message saying "Sorry guys, I have to shut the universe down. This has been a personal project of mine and it's really bogging me down. I apologize for any inconvenience - God
An interesting part of being wise is seeing all the evil, ignorant people who claim to know the truth yet are nowhere near it.
Is it unreasonable to dedicate a decade of work to understand only a smidgen of the truth? No, it’s not.
We're living in an Emperor-Has-No-Clothes world, where all the educated people are unable to see what's going on. A child has to tell them. Too bad we send all the children to school where they end up like the adults - but maybe if we ask a toddler?
It is best not to go on great quests for the truth; it will only make you miserable.
We are living in a time where leadership is compromised - where individuals are placed in power for their ability to be influenced, not for their merit as leaders.
The alternative media are just pontificating about bears, but they’ve never seen any bears.
Certain things can't be learned by hearing them only once.
The line between order and disorder lies in the logistics.
If you don’t think pop culture is structured by PR companies and marketing firms, you need to start doing better research.
Why is ignorance bliss? Because the potential for an ignorant person to be happy is greater than for a knowledgeable person. That's how bad the truth is.
Hasn’t the word “offensive” become really offensive lately?
I don’t need first-hand experience to understand everything. The reason I still have my fingers is because I know it’s dangerous to stick them in a blender. The fool needs first-hand experience, but the wise uses discernment to see the truth.
If you want to know what’s really going on in the world, follow the money. If the money is flowing to advertising and insurance rather than artists or journalists, then society is more concerned with manipulation and misfortune than ideas, or truth.
You cannot be objective without having command over your emotions. Can you maneuver on an icy road without the required driving skills and focus? Of course not.
Some ideas are too big for people's little heads.
What good is it to expect a fish to climb a tree? In other words, some people are limited by their very nature to being incapable of certain things.
There's a million different ways to view something, but only one outcome. So why waste time talking about the possibilities rather than the end result?
Greekspeak is poison to most people because it doesn’t accommodate the prevailing mindset in society.
Sometimes the most important discipline is anti-discipline. What if the things you knew before were wrong and now you need to undo them? Can you do that?
The only reason to be rich is so you have time to do what you really want to do.
Things are easy once you know how to do them. It’s not magic. Building a watch is simple if you’re familiar with the process. But if you’re not, you might as well give the parts to a monkey and see what happens.
Wisdom is even more important than relationships.
Words that long ago lost their original meaning continue to dominate mankind through the centuries.
Folly is truly its own burden.
Some problems are too difficult for specialists, and must be left to amateurs.
An understanding of the truth is not arrived at through casualness.
Most people have been rendered incapable of being objective because if they could see things rationally, they’d figure out the truth and the jig would be up.
If you meet someone at the bus stop and bring the truth up, they’ll smile and walk away because it makes no sense to them. But if you bring the same truth up to your family who raised you, they’ll make your life hell. Interesting, isn’t it?
Society suffers from a vacuum of leadership. We revere celebrities and corporate titans, but when it comes to knowledge and wisdom, we get no direction.
Think before you think.