Nothing-Is-Written-Bob Davis Podcast 1054

Nothing Is Written

Firstly it’s time to talk about hard times and to remember Nothing Is Written. Lear more in Nothing-Is-Written-Bob Davis Podcast 1054.

Travel Opens Your Mind

Secondly I’ve been traveling now for about a year and a half full time.

Experience

Above all I have experienced a great deal as a nomad.

Saving Fuel

Even more these days with high fuel prices putting a damper on travel I have been watching the markets like a hawk.

Fatalistic Talk

Finally I have to say I am seeing and hearing a lot of fatalistic talk these days.

We Interrupt This Travel Vibe For A Special Report

Above all I don’t do very many podcasts now about topics beyond the nomad travel vibe.

But I am called to do this one.

Resignation and Negativity

Specifically and to clarify there seems to be a resignation to negative outcomes when it comes to the future and the world.

Past Is Present and Future

In addition financial prognosticators seem to have a penchant for saying past is present and future.

Or Is It?

Therefore I feel compelled to say I reject these notions.

Nomads Have Much To Teach The Rest Of The World

My experience has been, for example, that the nomad community has a lot to teach the rest of the country, whether they want to or not.

Work Together

That is to say I have seen people put aside differences and backgrounds to work together to solve problems.

Refuse To Quit

And refusing to quit until an issue is resolved.

The Future Is Dark

On the other hand I often hear people speak of our future as inevitably dark.

History Repeating Itself

Even more many of these advisors see the future as a consequence of ‘history repeating itself’…determined by fate.

Determinist

Moreover these determinist theories are spread by the very financial prognosticators people look to for information and direction when it comes to the future.

This Is How We Solve Problems Now?

In short we will never solve problems with this kind of negative and fatalistic approach.

People Power

However individuals and people have enormous power and the agency to solve problems if they can work together.

We’re Writing It

To sum up nothing is written. We’re writing it.

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Nothing-Is-Written-Bob Davis Podcast 1054

 

Podcast 218

It’s complicated. Why are ‘simple’ solutions advocated for complicated problems, and what happens when those ‘simple’ solutions don’t work? With airstrikes beginning against ISIS, apparently many in the US expect ISIS to be ‘destroyed’. Really? Fact is, things are hardly as simple as the commentariat would have us believe. Every crisis contains layers of political, diplomatic, military, corporate, social and other special interests that have to be considered. Then there is the corporate and independent media, and social media. ‘On The Ground’, inside any breaking story, are other, similar layers to be considered by policy makers. Demanding the simple solution plays well on the shout-fests that pass for ‘news’ these days, but seldom play in the real world; One of the reasons we are underwhelmed when things go wrong. People seem to think there was a time when things were easily resolved. Was there? The American Civil War? Prohibition? World War II? The Cold War? When was it ever easy or simple? We’re still getting used to the new complexities of a multi polar – chaotic – world, made more confusing by many new technical innovations with¬†increasingly positive and negative effects. While there are simple solutions to problems every now and then, one has to understand the details to sell those ‘simple’ solutions and selling it can be complicated. History always seems easier when it is written than when it actually plays out. Today, people demand solutions, but they don’t want to know the details. Is this a willful ignorance? A willful refusal to participate or learn? Is it ‘the media’s fault’? Or, is it our fault? Either we pitch in and become informed, or we accept what our elected leaders do. We expect flawless performance from our technology and our leaders and are shocked when it fails. We might be living through a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change our government to be more responsive to individuals, but we’re not going to do it through ignorance and apathy. Sponsored by Autonomous Cad.¬†