I purchase subscriptions to all of the digital platforms such as Spotify and Pandora because enduring ads ultimately become mind pollution.
I did this a few days ago with YouTube. They have a service called Red which allows you to play all videos ad-free for $9.99 a month. A small price to pay in my opinion.
I came across a video by a guy named Chris Langan, who is purported to be the smartest person in the world weighing in at an IQ of 200. Needless to say, I liked the videos I could find of him on YouTube, so I looked up his Cognitive Theory of The Universe.
Whether or not I have the cognitive ability of this man or if I even understand or interpret what he is saying correctly at all, his writing allows me to put my own life in context and draw more meaning out of the journey.
In a YouTube video of him, he explains that the world is mostly being run by mostly unintelligent people. Because these monkeys are allowed to run free, we can't solve the world's most pressing issues, etc. He has some theories on how to solve this by practicing a light form of Eugenics by not allowing the unfit to breed among other things, applying logic to our problems to solve our problems and really looking at the entire human race and how we can collectively advance based on policies that should be put in place relative to what we have learned. I have to say, I learned a lot in watching the few YouTube videos of him that I found. I am also learning a lot from his book The Art of Knowing. It is forcing me to think.
In the book, he talks about free will or proving whether it exists or not. I'm going to have to reread the book and really think in order to get the most out of it, especially as it relates to his perception of free will.
My perception of what he wrote is that regardless of what choice we make using our "free will", the universe has an outcome for each choice. If we make a choice that does not sync up with "reality", "reality" rewards us with failure. If it does sync up with reality, we are rewarded with success, praise or whatever outcome it was that we were looking for. So all that is real is rewarded and that which is not will put us in a circumstance that serves us with a failure for not following the rules of reality. A lot can be said about that. A. Do we create our own "reality" and if we do, that reality is real therefore whatever we do within it will be rewarded? B. Even if we create our own reality or live in whatever reality we choose to live in, it may in fact conflict with the actual reality of reality and we will be served with failure unless we understand and respect the laws of that said reality.
To put that into layman's terms, what I gather from that is very simple to understand as it relates to how I interact with the world around me. I do not like fake people, situations, emotions or relationships. When I encounter them, I serve those emotions with a failure and the same can be said for me. If I am passive about something that needs to be confronted, then I will be served with a passive response that will yield to more passiveness. If someone lies to me for example and I allow that lie or unreality to dictate my actions, and do not confront them about it, then I have subjected myself to the their thought process, based on an unreality and therefore will continue to suffer the consequences of their unreality.
Again, whether or not I interpreted what I read correctly, it's a powerful reminder of how we should be living.
Michael Manicotti, in itself is a brand. Yes, it is real, but only to the extent that I am a person in a package selling myself as a brand that people can consume. As an intelligent being or not somebody who is necessarily intelligent but someone who applies logic and experience to present situations, I understand that most people are unconscious. Because of this, I understand that things have to be compartmentalized so as not to detract from the overall mission. If I present a thought to my left that is separate of my thought to my right, a half conscious or unconscious person who might buy one or the other may not necessarily buy both but they stand to benefit from one of those choices.
In other words, I am a master at understanding how people think and I know that my creative mind has the ability to create content for both audience A. and Audience B. I also understand that audience A. may want to see you in a certain light in order to accept Product A. If audience A (the unconscious audience) sees you are also the creator of Product B and they are not a believer of product B, as an unconscious individual, they will not associated Product A with Product B and therefore may not like any of your products anymore. This conflicts with their version of reality, but that is unreality.
It is unreal to believe that humans are linear beings that can only be this or that. We are everything and we are all. That is the reality. The challenge becomes how do we elevate our level of consciousness so that people can understand that?
I think that was my original thought in creating this brand. I want to show you the way and inspire you to elevate your consciousness so that you can see all of the false systems that are in place.
Maybe all of that is not even necessary. Sometimes doing one thing consciously and well doesn't require that you do all the rest. At the end of the day, you can't make people conscious. You can lead them to resources or materials that will help them develop and listen to that inner light, but you can't be their light.
All you can do is be real. But even being real, especially in the entertainment industry, also has a reality. The reality is that the entertainment industry has created it's own reality. If you do not comply with that reality, then you do not get to advance through the traditional system. The traditional system favors compliance, streamlining and homogeny, not innovation. Innovation is only rewarded after it is proven to be effective in moving the masses of both conscious or unconscious people. This is why you see the Rise of the Fake Artist. These artists may parade themselves as being "real" and package themselves in a certain fashion, but the reality is that this may not be the case at all.
They are a product, not art. The seller of a product does not have to be a user of it to create it or sell it.
So what's the point of this post? Probably something that has to do with the nature of reality and how we engage with it. Are we doing the right things? Are we on the right path? How much of our activities are being met with resistance and why is that happening?
Just think about it.