“Never forget that the post-truth world that you help create will eventually see the truth destroy you!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
A new trend to consider – be careful with your group chats!
I felt compelled to look up a definition today so you don’t have to, and so here you go:
Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another. Schadenfreude is a complex emotion where, rather than feeling sympathy, one takes pleasure from watching someone’s misfortune.
I’ve actually used that in a quote before:
It’s interesting to study trends in real-time.
At one moment, it seems that a future of false facts, conspiracy theories, mass delusion, and shared insanity might define what comes next. Your neighbor might believe that space aliens might one day appear and install a failed politician on a throne of fraud. They have lost touch with all reality, and lose their intelligence nightly to a news network that finds profit in spinning craziness.
And then, in a heartbeat, the future finds the fool and hoists the fool on a petard for all the world to see. For a brief moment, a sense of hope returns that justice prevails, and those who bear the darkness of hateful idiocy in their soul are doomed to live forever with the stink of their actions.
We clearly live in a time in which the future is being defined in real-time.
We can choose to believe in the hope that comes from basically landing an SUV-with-a-drone on Mars, and that our opportunity comes from that. With that reality comes the acceptance that it was a state policy that resulted in an inadequate and failed infrastructure – and that is something that really should be fixed, and should align to known scientific facts.
I’m with Mars.
Also, I’m not going to Cancun anytime soon.