Thinking Is Bad For Your Health

I’ve pretty much had enough of thinking.

What did I used to think about?

Economic implosions, how I’m going to eat when the transportation grid implodes, what I’m going to barter with after the currency collapses, who blew up the towers?, the millions of people in prison, the tens of millions who’ve had their lives destroyed by criminal records, the tens of millions who have been victimized by criminals created by the welfare state and the war on drugs, the police state, how can I convince people that the state is nothing more than the mafia?  etc.. etc.. etc..

It was quite a stressful and angry life, thinking about all that shit constantly, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  It drove me to write tens of thousands of articles over the span of a decade; this blog only being a small fraction of my total contributions to the web.

I’ve had enough.

The end.

  • Billy

    Michael, it took me 20 years to get through this. Read Ecclesiastes again.

    • MJ

      ‘he who increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow’

  • robert ve

    I’m not surprised. After all still spiritual stuff you have been posting lately. Well see you back in awile, because it never lasts.

  • ritchie

    Gl, I’m in the same state, wasted too much time on stuff that is what it is.

  • Grinless

    My god – Im a frequent reader but you are way to emotional about, well, everything.
    Take it easy, make the best out of this very imperfect world with your loved ones. Keep up the good fight in promoting Libertarian Ideals but understand that your power to change things is limited and that some things just take time.
    Take care,

  • A Country Farmer

    The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley
    The Improving State of the World, By Goklany

    Things are improving, on average, despite the chiefs, priests, and thieves. That only leaves improving yourself, a constant journey and struggle, which requires thinking.

    I used to be the same. Thinking too much… about the wrong things.

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  • Christian

    Going through a breakup can be a hard thing. Don’t despair. Sure the world is messed up. Just concentrate on today and you will make it through.

  • Doug will tell you who blew up the towers.

    • Doug

      wow, they took it down – search for 911missinglinks on youtube, should be plenty of videos there.

  • Michael

    I can certainly empathize with you. I have come to similar conclusions myself. I see that you have been looking at some of the teachings of Eckhart Tolle. I believe that this is a positive step for you. The philosophy of Taoism has much to teach us about handling life trapped within this system of enforced slavery. The fact is that we create our experience of reality. There are over 6 billion people on the planet and most of them ar way worse off than you or I and yet they still live their life and try to find peace and happiness. I have long since given up trying to open the eyes of people who refuse to see what I believe is obvious. We are indeed slaves trapped in a system that seeks to make us accomplices in our own enslavement. However, I have found an outlet for my anger and frustration. The solution I believe is to have gratitude. Looking around you will have to admit that even those who live in abject poverty in this country is far better off than someone living in poverty in India or China. We are I suppose lucky that our enslavement has not been as bad as those in other countries. For that I am truly grateful. I also have learned the value of charity. I have found that it is much more rewarding to help others than it is to try to teach others about “what is really going on” I volunteer my time to help children, feed and clothe the poor and help others learn skills that will allow them to make make money for themselves and their families. This system cannot be maintained for much longer and its collapse is imminent. We can best help ourselves and others by quelling anger and helping those in need, by setting up networks for mutual help and benefit and by thinking thoughts of peace and healing.

  • M@

    You know that life is just a state of mind correct? You can choose to think, well, good thoughts, or bad ones. You can be happy if you choose to be, it’s a choice, just like everything else. Don’t stop thinking, that’s what statists want, doing that is giving into their demands. Remember, you’ve only have one life, why waste it with feeling bad?

  • Bobby C

    Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito. “Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it”.

    Mises probably adopted this as his personal motto because he probably went through the same thing you are. Keep up the fight for true Liberty. If we don’t, who will?

  • Rick

    Galts Gulch is awaiting you………Welcome it and embrace the future. Atlas has officially shrugged.

  • RiskingHemlock

    Thank God. Based on what I’ve read, you weren’t very good at thinking in the first place.