Today I want to talk about how culture is back­wards. If we look out into the modern Western world, we see a rapidly increas­ing major­ity of people who are suffer­ing, people who are sick, people with chronic disease, obesity, unful­fill­ment, unsat­is­fac­tion, people that hate their jobs, people that live for the week­end, people that are heav­ily medicated, people that are shut down, closed off, numbed out, people that avoid what they don’t want to do. When we look out into the world and see this in our culture, it should be a sign that there is an issue. This does not work. Living for the week­end, heat­ing five out of seven days a week for 50 years of your life is not a way to live. If we look at food, the food that we have now is not the food that we had 150 years ago. While we’ve had some amaz­ing tech­no­log­i­cal break­throughs that has allowed us to over­come famines and certain diseases.

The tran­si­tion from what milk, bread and water was 150 years ago to what it is for most people today is monstrous. It’s completely back­wards. It’s not the same thing at all. When we look at how people approach their day to day life, how people live for the week­end and use drugs and alco­hol to numb them­selves out, how people use enter­tain­ment to check them­selves out. This is the way that culture thinks life is, and it does­n’t work. In shar­ing this with you today, I’m not saying that we need to go out and change the world, that it has anything to do about anybody else out there. The reason I’m shar­ing this is for you to see how the main­stream world gets things back­wards. You’ve prob­a­bly encoun­tered this in your jour­ney to entre­pre­neur­ship, that people think that, oh, you have to get a job to be safe and secure.

Well, that’s actu­ally back­wards because when you take respon­si­bil­ity for your own income, it’s completely in your hands. When you work for some­body else, you are at the absolute mercy of their whim. When you can see this, you can look at your own actions and behav­iors and the thought and adjust accord­ingly. If you see a culture who is doing things one way and the result they’re getting is unful­fill­ing, unsat­is­fy­ing, destruc­tive, and miser­able. Chances are if you do the oppo­site, if you do what soci­ety thinks is wrong or back­wards, you’ll have a much better chance towards some­thing mean­ing­ful, fulfill­ing, satis­fy­ing. Enjoy us. This is not about judg­ment. This is about recog­niz­ing myths that no longer serve you and know­ing how to choose some­thing differ­ent.