Having A Bad Day?

Why would you do a thing like that? Almost everything is working just fine.

Whenever I find myself fretting about the world’s problems, I remember something a friend pointed out to me a long time ago. When you think, for instance, about the bad things happening in a city like LA on a given day – maybe a bunch of shootings, 100 robberies, whatever – even if there were say 1,000 crimes, that still means that out of 15,000,000 people, 14,999,000 mostly behaved. And that’s true all over the world. The good is still WAY ahead of the bad, almost everywhere you look. If you need a little refresher on how well things are working, the book Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia by Rob Brezsny is a fun exploration of how the universe is in fact conspiring to work on your behalf. As a great example of this, the fact that you’re reading these words means that the signal my little mobile device sent successfully hit a satellite hurling around the Earth at thousands of miles an hour, bounced back, made its way through all sorts of wires and digital networks, arrived intact on YOUR device, and assembled itself back into little letters on your screen. Crazy.

About Ian

Ian is a media consultant, writer, musician, and budding public speaker with an eye on being the next Ellen. Ian's interest in helping others find success and happiness stems from his experience with events planning and media consulting with organizations like Interfluence.com and the Kenya/US NGO Amara Conservation from 2000-2008, which taught him how little we all know about what we're really doing. From 2008 until April of 2011, Ian wrote for and maintained the site DissociatedPress.com. Ian learned long ago that the journey to success may take occasional detours, and often eschews the road map in favor of taking in life's scenery. His first business venture was a small telecom company in the late 1980's, but subsequent ventures included pursuing a pop music career, screenwriting, and the foodservice and retail employment that often follows such pursuits. After struggling with addiction for years, Ian is happily embracing recovery and the clarity it brings.