Is intelligence really a curse?

Several times in my life I have regarded intelligence as a curse. People I know say this is stupid, but only intelligent people will understand. The smarter you are the more people use you. In addition to this, it is also harder to relate to most people.

Also when you are above average intelligence, you don’t see life as hard so you often don’t work as hard. This doesn’t mean you are lazy, it just means you always find an efficient way to do stuff. The problem is you may very well be held back from promotions because you don’t “work” hard enough. The promotion is still going to the one who works the hardest. People will wonder why you are smarter and not getting anywhere. The natural presupposition is that you are just lazy and need to work harder.

When we go back to the Garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve (figurative of the human race) ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they ate of the wrong tree and put more trust in materialism, thus rejecting divine providence. Did you ever wonder why success required so much knowledge to get ahead? That is part of the curse.

The tree of life is simply resting in divine providence. It may lean more toward living off the land and look like poverty to a materialist. While there are righteous people who do get rich, many rich people are doing so because they may not trust in divine providence; i.e., they are trying to be gods.

Another thing about knowledge is that of all the knowledge that is out there, most of it is downright useless. Also that much knowledge crammed into your head can make a person struggle with anxiety and overthinking. This explains everything that is wrong with our education system.

So, in conclusion, it turns out intelligence is a curse. Yet Albert Einstein was right when he said that all people are born geniuses, yet they are de-geniusized by adults as they get older. Common sense is divine wisdom so it is not surprising that as we grow more materialistic, we die a little more spiritually.

The end result is common sense (divine wisdom) dies and we think we just need more “education.” The corporate/government controlled universities will capitalize on this. Now you probably see why they don’t promote any type of religion in public schools.

Don’t worry too much about Artificial Intelligence. It has been around for years. We have just been calling it “education.”

Are you free?

The biggest mystery in life is whether or not we have freewill? Most people assume we don’t. Life would often appear to the unenlightened to be predestined. This just means we have no control which means life just happens to us Talk about mental slavery. Your rulers and masters will have a field day with this because they will use it to control you. Until you develop enough spiritual discernment to break free and learn to rule yourself.

In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, self-reliance is really just a God-reliance.

We have freewill but our will is enslaved to our materialistic desires. Even Paul claimed to always do what he didn’t want to do and being unable to do what he wanted.

In the book of Genesis, God told Cain that if he did right God would bless him, but if did wrong then sin would lay in wait, crouching at his door. It was Cain’s choice.

We make our own choices in life, even if our motivations are buried in the subconcious mind.

If we are not free then we are a slave. Paul talks about being a slave to God. This just means a slave to righteousness since that is where righteousness comes from. A slave to doing the right thing, which is basically just trusting God for wisdom to make the best, common sense choice.

Yes, common sense is just intuitive divine wisdom No wonder in a godless world it is declining. You make your own choices and even if it’s the wrong one, if you are putting the Divine will first, then He brings something good out of it.

How to live on $1000 a month

Even though the cost of living continues to rise, the poverty line still remains at or just above $1000 a month. Why is this? There are people who think anything less than $1000 or week, or even six figures a year, are living in poverty. There are people who make high incomes and talk about how poor they are.

Raising your standard of living is equated with raising your poverty line. Money doesn’t exist since real money is commodity money. The money we have today is just a bunch of debt. So if you don’t like debt, you don’t like money. Consequently the more money you need to live on, the more in debt you are.

We are all basically living on credit. The rich just live off the interest they make off of the debt.

It’s ironic how we lift ourselves out of poverty only to become economic slaves. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with it in an of itself. We can enjoy all things in the world and enjoy them more if we don’t get overly attached or find our identity in these things.

This blog post is how to live on $1000 a month. I discovered a few years ago, when I was briefly homeless, how much I could do with $1000 if I didn’t have to pay rent. The cost of living really isn’t that high as it’s only a few sectors where everything is overpriced that make it look high.

People lived without money for centuries and weren’t necessarily “poor” since poverty is a mindset. They lived in communities and some still owned their land but it just didn’t have any value attached to it like we do now. Material wealth is superficial and has no value in an of itself; it’s mostly a power grab. Our real wealth is priceless and can’t be measured.

Likewise people in poor countries have a more traditional economy and chose sustainability in favor of capitalism. They still have banks there too by the way. You hear on the media that they only make less than $2 per day but what they don’t tell you is all their basic needs are met.

The way to live on $1000 a month is to keep that as your disposable income. If you want to pay $1200-1700 on a luxury apartment, then add $1000 to that plus anything else that comes out of your paycheck to figure out how much money you need to live on. Although at three times the rent you would need $4-5k a month but there may be some apartments that will work something out with you; i.e., longer lease or a bigger deposit.

Money is just a medium of exchange. When you align yourself with the desired lifestyle then you will see more opportunities that will pay what you need to finance that lifestyle.

Anyone who truly believes in Divine Providence knows poverty doesn’t really exist and is merely a mindset. It is basically a natural state of living.

The mindset of poverty and prosperity

Atheists claim not to believe in God because they can’t prove He exists. The. Bible tells us to live by faith and not by sight. An educated society may make for a better society, though educated types tend to reject the Divine because there is no evidence; or at least none they can see.

As an intellectual, I like to question everything. I like to try to figure out why I believe something. This has made me a freethinker, thus the bane of the established church. Note I said established because the true church has invisible walls.

My basic beliefs would align me with the Judeo-Christian faith. Sometimes I can’t help but wonder why I believe what I do. The fact that I catch myself quoting the Bible frequently confirms my beliefs. Especially if a certain verse is logical or consistent with the culture. And that is what makes the Bible stand out as the best selling book. Even nonbelievers admire it as a book of philosophy and wisdom.

Today’s verse reminds me that poverty is man-made and a mindset. If you believe in divine providence anyway. There is no way to prove this. Sometimes you just have to trust in it and quit over thinking everything.

Everyone knows that when we go through hard times, aka recessions or famines, the ones who get through it are the ones who are the most prepared. In many cases the ones who are the most prepared are the ones who put their trust in the Most High.

Prosperity is biblical but the invisible kingdom is more than money. That’s why we aren’t supposed to put our trust in material wealth. What some people lack in money, they make up for in other resources. Sometimes the ones who look poor on paper actually have a better quality of life.

Developing your negatives

I like taking pictures as a hobby on my smartphone. Hopefully I can make a living doing this in the near future. I took photography in high school for a year, and I have to admit the old darkroom style was a lot more challenging than these digital cameras.

One day I got to thinking as I was looking at some negatives of a photograph someone else took. We develop negatives by turning them into colorful photos. It is the same way with life. Rather than focus on the negative aspects of your life, just develop the negatives into something more positive, or colorful.