Anyone who knows me, understands how committed I am to helping people improve the quality of their lives IF they want my help. I love life and enjoy the quality I am fortunate enough to be blessed with. When I recently discussed this topic with my father, he emphasized the word, LUCK (as being one of the most important attributes of quality living.) Although I agree that luck plays a part in life, I strongly disagree that it plays a major role in most lives. Those who believe luck dominates our outcome removes a large component of personal responsibility.
It is my opinion we were not created to wait around for destiny to determine our fates. Our intellect is a gift; an ability to make decisions (good and bad) that affect our outcomes. Similar to “back door” techniques to gain entrance into computer programs, I believe each person has a “STUPID GENE” that remains dormant until activated by “back door” circumstances in life. This is a very powerful gene that can override critical logical thinking converting our responses into harmful actions. This gene has remained undiscovered by the greatest geneticists in the world. It hides itself more effectively than even cancer stem cells from our immune systems.
What scientific proof exists demonstrating the “activation” of a “stupid” GENE and the physical and emotional damage it causes to so many of us? NONE! The research doesn’t exist. Grants are not invested into discovering this “stupid” Gene. It imposes its will over all cultures, all governments and all societies, yet remains ignored. Its source of power comes from its “intelligence” to control yet remain hidden. We believe we are a free society destined to accomplish any task we set our minds to. Why then, are so few of us able to wake up each morning EXCITED and MOTIVATED to take on the day with greater zeal? It is my hypothesis that our “stupid” GENE has been awakened and has taken control of our lives. It seems our poor choices has reduced our short term goal to simply “getting through the day.” We have become participants of passive patterned living rather than active patterned living.
There is an important difference between ACTIVE Patterned Living and PASSIVE Patterned Living. Active patterned living requires cognitive decision making to create a desired outcome. It requires analysis that searches for the best “reasonable outcomes” while overriding the emotional interference we experience during the process. Passive patterned living (on the other hand) places blame on one’s environment and creates a compelling need to comply with a lifestyle that sacrifices personal gains and improvement in order to blend within one’s community and gain greater acceptance from one’s peers. It should be understood this article is NOT INTENDED to determine which pattern is right or wrong. It is designed to explain the differences and present options how one can change decision making skills if one chooses to do so.
I believe the “stupid” GENE is activated by emotional stress. It convinces us that temporary relief from daily problems becomes worth the price of actions taken or abstained from. This powerful gene overwhelms our rational logical thinking and slowly, over time, absorbs our declining energy permitting the degradation of our thoughts and actions. This metamorphosis creates a world lacking passion, purpose, fulfillment and happiness.
Are we doomed to live a life of despair or are there solutions to help those seeking alternatives to empower themselves to approach life from a healthier and happier perspective? It is my belief that answers can be found in suppressing (turning off) the “stupid” GENE. How do we accomplish this genetic modification?
We view life from a new perspective filled with possibilities we are capable of making realities.
We initiate greater thinking and become willing to challenge status quo in favor of achieving the possibility of better outcomes.
We assume greater responsibility for our actions and modify those we know to be self destructive.
We NEVER accept standards less than we deserve.
We begin to realize that sharing true happiness with others can only occur if we are willing to work and achieve happiness for ourselves.
We begin to realize that no one will help us if we are unwilling to help ourselves.
We begin to realize we are NOT ALONE. We begin to realize there are enough people in this world who want to create these same positive outcomes and are willing to be part of our inner circle of hope and support.
These seven concepts will help each of us control our “stupid” GENE by suppressing its ability to express itself. The benefits will far exceed most people’s expectations. The ability to once again FEEL and GAIN control over one’s life and live each day with the ability to experience the opportunities many are currently “blind” to becomes a reality worth striving to achieve.
This is NOT an abstract idea; it is a reality each of us is capable of achieving. There are many people in this world willing to offer their guidance and support in an effort to help others achieve their personal goals. It is the “stupid” GENE, however, attempting to preserve its control and power over us that interferes with our ability to recognize alternative paths in life.
If this article describes the lifestyle you currently live and seek more from life, the seven action steps discussed above might offer an approach to help successfully achieve your solution. It all comes down to deciding whether you are happy and content with your current lifestyle or ready and willing to change your thinking and approach to create the lifestyle you realistically desire in the future.