Why Can’t They See It Coming. Coping With Your Frustration.

The path of Linear Thought.

The path of Linear Thought.

Over the past few of years I’ve learned much about how people think and interpret reality. I believe we actually create our own reality so in essence I’m implying each of them is correct in their thoughts. While they might be correct in their thoughts that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re correct in what is really happening. Many of my subscriber’s tend to label this pattern of thought as being clueless.

After reading this post I’m confident many will view this from another angle and it might even serve as a new understanding of why you can’t seem to get your point across to the ones that matter the most. If it provides you with a new found feeling of inner peace knowing that you’ve tried your best then it’s you that came out to be the winner.

Yell and scream all you want to. They'll just return the favor and you'll both end up red in the face. Until they understand they're thinking in a linear fashion nothings going to change.

Yell and scream all you want to. They’ll just return the favor and you’ll both end up red in the face. Until they understand they’re thinking in a linear fashion nothings going to change.

From the amount of emails received on this subject I can sense this has and for the most part still is a source of aggravation for many. “Why can’t they just open their eyes and see what’s happening all around them?” In case you haven’t noticed their eyes are open. Perhaps understanding that open eyes can still choose blindness might serve you well in removing a part of your frustration.

I can provide you with a list of examples ranging from loss of freedom to raging wars all over the world in the name of freedom and it’s not going to matter to the chosen blind. Mention anything to these folks about the undeniable shift of economies and wealth from the west to the east and they’ll continue to stare back at you simulating a deer shocked by a hi-beam headlight… but the dear and these folks do have at least one thing in common. Their eyes are definitely open.

 Depending on from what angle you're viewing the subject from will create a completely different perspective of what the reality of it is. Image credit to Ellie

Depending on from what angle you’re viewing the subject from will create a completely different perspective of what the reality of it is. Image credit to Ellie

What inspired me to compose this post was an article I recently read from Martin Armstrong. The particular article is titled “How to Think May be the Key to Everything”. Click on the title and learn. All I’m going to say is it’s well worth the read. I’ve selected some key points in the following three paragraphs. Excerpts From Martin Armstrong’s post: How To Think May Be The Key To Everything.

Richard E. Nesbett wrote a good book entitled “The Geography of Thought, How Asians and Westerners Think Differently … and why.” He attributed his work to a Chinese student who said: “You know, the difference between you and me is that I think the world is a Circle, and you think it’s a line.” He goes on to quote him:

“The Chinese believe in constant change, but with things always moving back to some prior state. They pay attention to wide range of events; they search for relationships between things; and they think you can’t understand the part without understanding the whole. Westerners live in a simpler, more deterministic world; they focus on salient objects or people instead of the larger picture; and they think they can control events because they know the rules that govern the behavior of objects.”

“Cycles are part of nature and they are part of the thinking process in Asia. We even physically have brain waves yet people in the West do not generally believe in cycles. As long as we persist in this linear world in the West, we cannot take one step forward. Politics is all based on this linear world – vote for me for change. Politicians cannot reverse a trend that is global yet they will not even acknowledge that there is a world outside their own sphere. “ Credit Armstrong economics.

Stop thinking as if everything is some sort of a bar code.

Stop thinking as if everything is some sort of a bar code.

After reading Martin’s post really what more can I add with exception of the following. By truly understanding this thought process you’ll now understand why the metals are where they currently are in spite of what all the so called experts have been preaching for the past three years. You should now have a better grasp of why the equities are where they currently are in spite of where the economy thinks they should be. You also should begin to have new clarity of why some nations are faltering while others are advancing. But most importantly of all returning to the beginning of our cycle by truly understanding this you now know why the people you want to reach the most continue to be blinded even though their eyes have always been open and that’s what should be making you smile right about now.

Birds of a feather will always flock together but sooner or later will eventually crap on something. Just don’t let it be you. Until next time this is Barry in DR.

Gary April 16, 2015 at 12:38 am

Hi Barry,

You make sense. The difference between the westerner and the easterner is that the westerner will be on a circle thinking it’s a straight line because all they can see is what is right in front of them whereas an easterner will step away from the circle and realize that it is a circle and that the westerner will eventually wind up where they left off. This in a nutshell is the difference between linear and circular (or cyclical) thinking. This is why Russia and China are extremely patient nations who understand the cyclical nature of history. It’s no coincidence that one of the greatest minds of economics was a Russian by the name of Kondratiev who discovered the cycles of history. When westerners can’t step back and see things in perspective and from a distance then they will be linear in their thought patterns. All they care about is what is right in front of their noses. This is why the financial “geniuses” of the west like Bernanke never predicted the crash of 2008 or why they think the current stock market and bond bubble will never pop and good times forever and why they keep on making mistakes. They’re simply unable to think in cyclical terms. I find it really amazing that we have a whole power structure in the US who think like this. It’s also very dangerous.

You’re right Barry as to why we can’t communicate this to our close family members, friends and co-workers because of this difference between those of us who think in cycles and the rest who are linear thinkers.

Keep up these great posts. Makes me really ponder.


Barry April 17, 2015 at 12:56 am

Thanks Gary. We truly are the source of our own frustration.

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