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Day 194: f*ing friday :: fearmongers

13 Jul

TGIF.
Today continues the weekly series, F*ing Fridays, which will coincidentally occur on Friday. In Year One, I mentioned some of my favorite F words back on Day 5, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.

Last week I dove into the words Flat water and Food shortage

Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the word:
Fearmongers.

As in, abundance.

We are living in the most peaceful time in history. But, you wouldn’t know it by reading a paper, watching the news or tracking the breaking news alerts by media fearmongers online.

And, the best is yet to come.
Peter Diamandis explains all in this TED video based on his new book titled Abundance. I added the book to my wish list today and watched this video:

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think written by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler explains this concept of optimism + technological advancements + social good, as well as, facts and figures to back up the idea that we have an extraordinary decade ahead of us.

What struck me most was this statistic:
Three billlion more people will be added to the internet around the world in the coming decade. That’s three billion more people who we have not heard from yet, who will join our collective consciousness and conversation. That’s also three billion more brains to help solve our worldly issues of poverty, water, food and health, along with the fast paced technological changes to come.

As I watched today I thought….
Maybe the Good Old Days are actually in our future.

It’s certainly a good glass of optimism to throw back against a backdrop of negative news cycles playing on the fear and vulnerability of our controlling Amygdalas.

So, go ahead, watch the video.
I’d love to know what you think.

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