I call it so called because it all starts in the mind of man.
Inflation, depressions, all start in the mind of man first.
The same thing for GOOD times - they start in the mind of man, and in addition to that you have the Universe dispensing "karmic justice" to the world as a whole in its own way.
Both the above two are INESCAPABLE truths - no matter how much you may rant or rave against 'em.
Anyway, this constant chatter of doom and gloom, costs rising and so forth.
I saw the following comment on one of the articles I read -
"Put 'em in the cold, let them fend for themselves. We had no heat growing up either. It's not America's war, even Trump told them to reduce reliance on cheap Russian fuel and gas!"
That was in reference to the gas crisis in Germany where apparently some streets in some wealthy part of Germany were not lit up or something and that caused the whole fuss.
My reaction to all this is the same as always.
One, people have become way too damn SOFT.
(and really, all these billions of dollars wasted overseas, what does America itself get for any of it? F all, from what it seems?)
(ah, but wait, those defense companies and Biden's benefit!)
Second, pissers and moaners have neither any idea what the human spirit is capable of accomplishing, nor have they known or seen what it means and how the "other half lives".
All this fuss about "no heating during winters".
I remember freezing my bootocks off growing up because I hated wearing warm clothes indoors, yet, I was forced to if I wanted to stay warm.
Most of India has no heating. Neither does most of China - well, half of it doesnt (unless you buy your own heaters etc).
I would bet the same thing is true in many parts of the globe.
My own preference for 24/7 AC is well known, I stand by it no matter what. Hehe. At 16, no less my AC always is...
When I came to China first in 2004, Amy, a girl I knew once angrily told me the following when I was bitching about the A/C not working right, or the idiots in the office constantly turning it down claiming they felt cold in the middle of summer, or turning the cold water switch off on the machine.
"We sleep in this heat too, without A/C" ! (she was referring to Chinese in general).
Guy next to me from HK wisely kept his mouth shut. Hehe.
I didnt. Even wiser.
I wont get into the result of that argument, but point is this.
I'm not saying be happy with your living standards being lowered, wars happen pretty much because of that reason if you look at it honestly.
What I AM saying ...
The Piper has to be paid sometime my friend, and people still dont get it.
I mean, if gas etc is really so important, shouldn't the countries that depend so much on it made alternative arrangements well in advance?
No, the politicians and companies were busy filling their pockets with profits from "cheap" gas.
Buying cheap is fine, I can hear Bozos right now saying "it was cheap, so we bought it!"
But cheap comes at a very tangible cost.
As does lack of foresight and preparation and the next few years - I predict until 2025 will keep exposing this truism for what it is.
The world needs a reset and reboot - period.
So does your FITNESS.
And back to cheap - my point also is this - you can buy all the cheap $9.99 100000000000000 word fitness ebooks you want, but remember, all comes at a cost - price.
If you truly want to learn from the best, if you truly want to benefit from knowledge gleaned over years in the trenches, if you truly want to learn from someone that DOES the thing, and can help YOU too - really help you, not molly coddle you, then you pay the price, friend.
Or, you go cheap and suffer later.
Choice is yours.
And thats how it relates.
Most wont get this lesson, thats fine.
It's for the 1% or less that DO.
PS - People have just become WAY too soft overall. Ugh.