Fear and loathing  

puntachueca 105M
2534 posts
7/30/2006 6:42 am

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Fear and loathing


I'm one of those people who doesn't sit around a whine about stuff. I do things.

I am what is called a "maker". I make things. And I make things happen.

It is a kind of magic or sorcery. Pretty much everyone lives in the status quo and accepts this is the way things are. I operate on a different level. I see possibilities and act. Things change.

I have a pretty good track record for this.

My exile to Civil Service Siberia was a consequence of that. Intense jealousy on the part of those who work real hard to maintain the status quo...even if it is wrong.

I was tasked to reoroganize a major part of a municipal government and make it work better. I've done this before with great success. Some of my work is still in place and working well 30 years later in other governments.

And I started succeeding. Those who liked things they way they were revolted and got to the politicians.

There is a great fear of Makers in the world.

I see parallels all over the place. Women who are trying to bust out of their traditional bullshit limit roles and be who they really area...engenders fear and loathing from those who don't like the change.

People who try and change the political system to gain justice for the poor trigger intense negative reactions.

People who try and save the environment from destruction trigger hostility.

Artists and writers and movie makers whose creative works challenge conventional beliefs.

I learned a long time ago to be very careful about doing this. Change just for change's sake is not necessarily good. Be very careful what you wish for and make happen.

Have you tried to change something...make something happen...and encountered intense jealousy and resistence?
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PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
7/30/2006 11:05 am

Yes... I try to make mty boss understand we need to make some changes so we can worlk more efficiently, and he either ignores it or does the exact opposite.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


puntachueca replies on 7/31/2006 6:43 pm:
Maybe give him some bad advice and he'll do the opposite and do right?

catkit13 66F

7/30/2006 12:05 pm

protesting against vietnam comes to mind - and with it, getting rid of nixon . . . resistance? you bet! did we care? not a whit! why aren't we in the streets now against the iraq war? i'm not sure . . .


puntachueca replies on 7/31/2006 6:43 pm:
Tired of getting hit over the head by the cops?

Hydragenias 56F

7/30/2006 2:55 pm

OMG YES! Way too many times for my own good! so many times that I once even started questioning my own sanity, is it me? am I the one who doesn't get it? or is it the rest of the world?


puntachueca replies on 7/31/2006 6:45 pm:
Its the rest of the world..stuck in the status quo.

sexyariesgirl 57F

7/30/2006 5:28 pm

Yep....been there done that sweetie!

Power To FOK


puntachueca replies on 7/31/2006 6:45 pm:
And.....??>??

FunSeekerInTheSu 39M

7/30/2006 6:50 pm

Thanks Puntachueca...Again, well spoken. In times of difficulty I always seem to fall back on the following mantra thats developed for me over the past 2 years:

Truth - First
Strength - to deal with this
clarity - to sift out the crap
Wisdom - to deal with what you have distilled
Love - to share it
Focus - to remain on the path
Remember - To Know Who You Really Are!
Fun - to lighten the load

Funseeker


puntachueca replies on 7/31/2006 6:46 pm:
Fun is the best part. People forget that fun is Important!!!!

rm_goddess1946 105F
13518 posts
7/30/2006 9:21 pm

Yes... many times...seriously....
and I have also heard it said that ...
The Mighty Oak is the little nut that stood it's ground


Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...
{=}


puntachueca replies on 7/31/2006 6:47 pm:
I love that image!!!
Thanks!!

BaronessK 52F

7/31/2006 12:14 am

Of course...but even a tiny, steady trickle carved out the Grand Canyon, hun....


puntachueca replies on 7/31/2006 6:48 pm:
But we don't live for 30 million years....

duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/31/2006 8:13 am

I have changed things within myself. I have assisted in change in the work place. I have not tried to move mountains, yet. I might one day.

DustStormDiva


puntachueca replies on 7/31/2006 6:49 pm:
That's a pretty big mountain next to you....

puntachueca replies on 7/31/2006 6:49 pm:
A lot of mountains to move in the Gila Valley.....

complexlysimple 34M

7/31/2006 5:16 pm

usually the way it goes... change is one of those things people seem to fear/dislike on an almost universal level ... especially if their going through more changes than they feel they can handle....


puntachueca replies on 7/31/2006 6:50 pm:
Yep. But there's a time when things need to change for the good, or they will for the worse.

kyplowboy22 61M

7/31/2006 10:39 pm

Was in the military for 12 years, the poster child for the staus quo.

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them" Albert Einstein

kpb


puntachueca replies on 8/2/2006 4:43 pm:
I love that quote!

Thanks for visiting!!

sexyariesgirl 57F

8/2/2006 6:24 pm

And......I'm still standing! I made small amounts of progress...and I'm STILL working at it! lol The main thing is I had people who had my back so I was able to withstand the pressure applied....they couldn't run me off so they had to learn to deal with me. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be in that position...believe me, I realize how blessed I am.

Power To FOK


puntachueca replies on 8/3/2006 3:51 am:
Having someone have your back is one of the greatest gifts of friendship there is. You are blessed.

MoutnainGirl 37F

8/2/2006 6:29 pm

I can so relate to that, its not even funny. Sometimes I wonder why I bother because not only am I not getting help or recognition, I am also getting obstacles. It is frustrating! But I keep on keeping on because I know its all I can do and proving myself to myself is worth it in the long run.

Moutnain Girl

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puntachueca replies on 8/3/2006 3:52 am:
Good for you. Albert Einstein once said "the voice of reason is soft and persistent".

Hanging in there counts for a lot.

Thanks for visiting.

BaronessK 52F

8/3/2006 6:41 am

Of course...but even a tiny, steady trickle carved out the Grand Canyon, hun....

puntachueca replies on 7/31/2006 8:48 pm:
But we don't live for 30 million years....

But our thoughts and ideas live on...and they become thoughts of others, then a way of doing, then a way of being, as they are passed on and on...and become the new 'status quo'...rather 'weird' in that way...humans, that is....


puntachueca replies on 8/3/2006 7:09 pm:
Yes..the house I am renovating sits on top of a Spanish colonial era ruin, which sits on top of a 1000 year old Indian ruin. I keep finding Indian stuff...stone grinding tools...and wondering...what did these people think? How did they deal with their world? What happened to them? It is like there is a message there...but they didn't lave behind words...just a lot of broken pottry, building foundations, stone tools....irrigation ditches....ceremonial mounds....they actually built large cities all over the place....then they just vanished about 50 years before Columbus arrived.

OboesHonedIambs 62F

8/7/2006 5:49 pm

Heh-heh... my word is "builder". Yeah, I'm a builder. I've worked within the system and outside of it toward that goal. I'm not into destruction.

Instant Human -- Just Add Coffee


puntachueca replies on 8/7/2006 7:41 pm:
I do building, too. Actually in charge of new project construction.
Something really neat about starting with a dream and seeing it actually happen. Amazing cast of characters, each playing a key role, shifting one team in and out, handing off to another, always having numerous blow outs and problems, solving them in the field, and the satisfaction when it all comes together.

I wish every building had the names on it somewhere of everyone who worked on it...architects, brick layers, plumbers, cement finishers, electricians, roofers....

OboesHonedIambs 62F

8/8/2006 10:56 am

do building, too. Actually in charge of new project construction.
Something really neat about starting with a dream and seeing it actually happen. Amazing cast of characters, each playing a key role, shifting one team in and out, handing off to another, always having numerous blow outs and problems, solving them in the field, and the satisfaction when it all comes together.

I wish every building had the names on it somewhere of everyone who worked on it...architects, brick layers, plumbers, cement finishers, electricians, roofers....

Ummm... I'm not that Kind of builder -- i meant it in the broader community sense. I'd helped construct buildings and fix things up, but that wasn't what I was alluding to.

Instant Human -- Just Add Coffee


puntachueca replies on 8/8/2006 12:59 pm:
I got that. There's a vey interesting corrolary between building building and community building...it's all the same stuff...getting people to work togetrher for a common goal. We're so very good at bricks and mortar building...but not anywhere as good with people and community building.

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