Lately I’ve had this phrase going through my head. It’s at the same time refreshing, scary, comforting, happy, sad…
I posted it to Twitter yesterday. Here it is:
Today, we’re learning that everything we were taught 20 years ago was wrong. 20 Years from now, we’ll learn it again. #breaktherules
— Malan Darras ™ (@malandarras) February 10, 2017
“Today, we’re learning that everything we were taught 20 years ago was wrong. 20 Years from now, we’ll learn it again.”
In the last 20 years, the entire world has changed. In 2017, anyone with an internet connection can learn the truth about The World and anything in it in a few minutes.
Gone are the days of trusting the Powers That Be or The Media. And that’s a good thing, because as it turns out… they lied about everything.
- Fake News. The 2016 election process was an awful thing to witness. But one good thing it taught us is that the media is completely biased. Don’t believe me? Go read HuffingtonPost.com and then Breitbart.com. Take any story and see how they flip it to their own bias. One says Donald Trump is the Devil. The other says Trump is JFK.
- People in Power are awful. Thanks to websites like Wikileaks we can see exactly what the People in Power are talking about in private emails. It’s all bad. Twenty years ago there were rumors and suspicions, now we know it’s true.
- The Food Pyramid. The Food Pyramid was completely wrong. As it turns out, lobbyists for the food industries paid cash to get their industry better placement in the Pyramid. “[Governmental] dietary guidelines necessarily are political compromises between what science tells us about nutrition and health and what is good for the food industry. The end result? Obesity and Diabetes.
- Education. Twenty years ago we believed that without an expensive, formal education our lives were hopeless. Today, high school and college drop outs are becoming millionaires and billionaires online.
The list goes on and on.
But this shouldn’t be a downer. This information frees you from most of the fake rules and beliefs that are holding you back right now.
Use me as your example. Twenty years ago I believe that as a high school drop out my only employment options were working at Subway or a gas station. I did both of those things… then I found the internet and now I know better.
You can do it too… you’re probably smarter than me.
Do your research, find your path and pay zero attention to the old AND the new “rules”.
Today, we’re learning that everything we were taught 20 years ago was wrong.
20 Years from now, we’ll learn it again.